10 Empowering Quotes From Black Actresses to Pin to Your Inspiration Board (PHOTOS)

There are some phenomenal women of color in Hollywood right now, which is one of the reasons we're upset about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Really, what the heck, Academy? Our culture and the movie industry has evolved so much that it's hard to believe this is happening in 2016.


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In honor of the gorgeous, talented black actresses working in the film industry, we've found some of their most inspirational quotes. These ladies have it right -- be yourself, be kind, see the beauty in everything, and never, ever, let anyone dull your sparkle -- especially not the Academy Awards.


Taraji P. Henson: Splash News;
Queen Latifah: AdMedia/Splash News; Jennifer Hudson: We Dem Boyz/Splash News
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