Black and African-American Quotes

We have to look at our own self in the mirror and self-examine our issues. Sometimes we want people to change, but we have to do our part too. We often blame the other person but sometimes it is you. You have to make sure you are doing the changes you seek from the other person, as well.

Tamela Mann

Tamela Mann on Self-Examination

Source: MadameNoire, 2014

You know, when you’re single, you’re very independent. Very independent women raised me. We didn’t have a lot of male figures as the head of our household, so I got, and took on, a lot of that strong spirit from the matriarchs in my family. It allows you to get on through life a lot easier, but the downside is that you don’t have that experience of watching a male figure interact with women in the home. When you come from an all-female household, when you’re in a relationship, you get into situations you don’t really know how to handle, which I didn’t.

Tichina Arnold