Quotes on Black Power

Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be. Alice Walker

Black Power alone is no more insurance against social injustice than white power. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do the thing and you will have the power. But they that do not the thing, had not the power. Ralph Waldo Emerson

America's most dangerous and threatening black man is the one who has been kept sealed up by the Northerner in the black ghettos - the Northern white power structure's system to keep talking democracy while keeping the black man out of sight somewhere, around the corner. Malcolm X

Black Power can be clearly defined for those who do not attach the fears of white America to their questions about it. Stokely Carmichael

Sure to prove indispensable for the study of Black Power. Herb Boyd

I am - Somebody. I may be poor, but I am - Somebody! I may be on welfare, but I am - Somebody! I may be uneducated, but I am - Somebody! I must be, I'm God's child. I must be respected and protected. I am black and I am beautiful! I am - Somebody! Soul Power! Jesse Jackson

The cornerstones of this country's operation are economic and political strength and power. The black man doesn't have the economic strength - and it will take time for him to build it. But right now the American black man has the political strength and power to change his destiny overnight. Malcolm X

Hate walks hand in hand with hate, and black metal especially is a genre that is full of white power bands. Blake Judd

The philosophers Camus and Sartre raise the question whether or not a man can condemn himself. Stokely Carmichael

My continuum? Blimey! For me,Black Mirror is all part of the whole. Charlie Brooker

When something so unjust as the black list happened, [Dalton Trumbo] would come to life in a certain way. Jay Roach

An era similar to the one in which the black rotary phone dominated its product category may not recur anytime soon. Tom Peters

In many ways [those middle-aged black ladies] my touchstone, because they are what I meant when I talked about the audacity of hope. Barack Obama

Like a lot of Black women, I have always had to invent the power my freedom requires ... June Jordan

I ain't going to jail no more. The only way we gonna stop them white men from whuppin' us is to take over. What we gonna start sayin' now is Black Power! Stokely Carmichael

I also know that while I am black I am a human being, and therefore I have the right to go into any public place. White people didn't know that.Every time I tried to go into a place they stopped me Stokely Carmichael

We wanted black power to be all things to all people. Cleveland Sellers

I need to get everything straight. I'm not involved in a power struggle between black and white. Muhammad Ali

Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny. Huey Newton

The black man in North America was sickest of all politically. He let the white man divide him into such foolishness as considering himself a black 'Democrat,' a black 'Republican,' a black 'Conservative,' or a black 'Liberal' ...when a ten-million black vote bloc could be the deciding balance of power in American politics, because the white man's vote is almost always evenly divided. Malcolm X

Black is a colour of power and strength. Hayden Fry

There is a higher law than the Constitution. William H Seward

Black power is organizing the rage of Black people and putting new hard questions and demands to white America. Charles Hamilton Houston

Black Realism or cosmopolitan black politician is a code word to say this is a black person that is not tied to a civil rights/black power traditional black politics. Michael C Dawson

The object of power is power. George Orwell

You see what power is holding someone else's fear in your hand and showing it to them. Amy Tan

Power is when you have every justification to kill someone, and then you don't. Oskar Schindler

I won't go back and live in the sea again. Janet Morris

Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whatever it touches. Percy Bysshe Shelley

Wherever there is power there is age. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our power is in our ability to decide. R Buckminster Fuller

No power can be maintained when it is only represented by hypocrites. Friedrich Nietzsche

Power educates the potentate. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The hammer and the anvil are the two hemispheres of every true reformer's character. J. G. Holland

Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it. Les Brown

Whether the issue was black political power or nuclear power, Scott-Heron didn't mince words. His comeback record, 'I'm New Here,' doesn't mince words either, but instead of political battles, these songs suggest he's fighting personal ones. Will Hermes

In order for non-violence to work, your opponent must have a conscience. Kwame

Don't judge the future of a person based on his present conditions, becausetime has the power to change black coal to shiny diamond. Chanakya

I knew that I could vote and that that wasn't a privilege; it was my right. Every time I tried I was shot, killed or jailed, beaten or economically deprived. Stokely Carmichael

There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience. Stokely Carmichael

Seems to me that the institutions that function in this country are clearly racist, and that they're built upon racism. Stokely Carmichael

Truth is powerful and it prevails. Sojourner Truth

Lord, I fashion dark gods, too, Daring even to give You Dark despairing features Countee Cullen

An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community - as SNCC does - must work to provide that community with a position of strength from which to make its voice heard. This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan Stokely Carmichael

Black Power If the motive is good, and there are no other possibilities, then seen most deeply it [violence] is nonviolence, because its aim is to help others. Dalai Lama

Black power got to moving so fast that we miscalculated the fallout. I certainly have to take some of the responsibility of that; but there was no way we anticipated the response. Cleveland Sellers

We had to learn that we're beautiful. We had to relearn something forcefully taken from us. We had to learn about Black power. People have power if we unite. We learned the importance of coming together and being active Assata Shakur

In the final analysis the weakness of Black Power is its failure to see that the black man needs the white man and the white man needs the black man. Martin Luther King, Jr.

So that the failures to pass a civil rights bill isn't because of Black Power, isn't because of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; it's not because of the rebellions that are occurring in the major cities. Stokely Carmichael

The great secret of power is never to will to do more than you can accomplish. Henrik Ibsen

The Black church is extremely important in Black America. I think most Americans themselves believe in a divine power, in a god, and I'm sure that that number increases with Black people. Harry Lennix

Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power. Barbara Jordan

I was a black center in the middle of all the nature. I was nothing, but I could do anything. James Franco

I was not allowed to be an individual. I was black and I was a woman - and I was a black woman. Shola Lynch

I think ['March'] is not just for the Black Lives Matter movement. It's for everyone. We all have to understand what happened then, so we can understand what's happening now. Andrew Aydin

My idea is to integrate black stars into mainstream stars. It hasn't been explored properly. That's what Im doing in Hollywood. Russell Simmons

My experience has to be funnelled through a black experience or a white experience, or it doesn't exist, because that's how we're going to deal with the world. Mia

Donald Trump's going to start a war, he's going to start attacking immigrants or Muslims or Black Lives Matter or whatever. Because he's going to have to distract them from the no jobs. Van Jones

If, in [Federal Housing Administration] application, black folks were excluded from it, then you have to override that by going after those discriminatory practices. Barack Obama

As I've gotten older, I've realized that things are a lot more permeable. It's not so black and white: not every journalist is a jerk. Kathleen Hanna

I'm not romanticizing black people, because we've got gangsters like everybody else. Cornel West

With black people, there are 50 Hitlers over the course of history. Chuck D

I don't see myself as a 'black actor,' I'm just Shemar Moore the actor. Shemar Moore

There ain't nothin' like a Black woman. Tupac Shakur

Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us. Susan L Taylor

Since I always go to work as Elvira, maybe a giant version of a cat. A black cat. I love cats and I think Elvira would look really good sitting on one. Cassandra Peterson

Actually, when I was little I even dreamed about riding a black cat. Cassandra Peterson

When you have something in black and white, you can deal with it quicker. Niki Lauda

I heard a white writer say, 'Oh, I'd never put black people in my writing, I'm afraid I would offend someone by doing it wrong.' I can't bear that! Alice Mattison

I'm still trying to do films about black women. Pam Grier

God is going to punish the white man for his misdeeds toward black people. Malcolm X

The Government is responsible for what is happening to black people in America. Malcolm X

Americans aren't accepting of black humor, it's terrible. Marina Abramovic

When I say the n-word, black people are clear that I'm on their side. And it's not disingenuous - I am on black people's side, clearly. Neal Brennan

If you're into social justice it's hard not to be on black people's side. Neal Brennan

Obviously I'm in favor of protecting the rights of everybody: gay, black, women, what have you, American Indians. Gore Vidal

Grab reality by the balls and squeeze. Janet Morris

Nothing powers hate better than embarrassment. Janet Morris

You get what you expect. Expect to heal. Expect victory. Janet Morris

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