"I came back into the south when I came out of service. People started demonstrations and there was a Black sister sitting on a stool trying to buy a sandwich, and they would put cigarettes burning to their necks, to their backs. They would beat them with chains. In the city where I lived, in one month the whites rode through and they struck 18 Black women in the streets. But we did something about it, we rose up."
Robert F. Williams
Taken from the documentary CD “Self-Defense, Self-Respect & Self-Determination.”
"Black girls don’t get told we are beautiful enough. Black girls aren’t always told we can be princesses. Cute, sweet, innocent, pure- these are not words black girls often hear associated with us. Fast, sassy, mouthy, too grown, angry, aggressive- those are the words that get shot at us like darts. Black girls are not girls- we are mini women who are forced to be strong. You must tell black girls they are beautiful, innocent, sweet, magical. You must treat black girls as girls. Then, you can talk about black girl characters whose looks and femininity doesn’t matter. Otherwise, you are just maintaining the status quo- denying black girls our beauty and femininity."Brittney Jones (via beautiful-ambition)