Inspirational Quotes from Black Entertainers
The path to success looks different for everyone.Tthat path tends to be more difficult for Black entrepreneurs. Black entrepreneurs and leaders to inspire you in your next big move.
The path to success looks different for everyone. That path tends to be more difficult for Black entrepreneurs. Black entrepreneurs and leaders to inspire you in your next big move.
The path to success looks different for everyone. And the harsh reality is that path tends to be more difficult for Black entrepreneurs. So we wanted to share some motivation with you, from top Black entrepreneurs and leaders to inspire you in your next big move.
Harry Lennix is an accomplished film, television, and stage actor. To hear more of his story, check out this episode of the “What’s Hot! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander” podcast.
“I believe in destiny. But I also believe that you can‘t just sit back and let destiny happen. A lot of times, an opportunity might fall into your lap, but you have to be ready for that opportunity. You can’t sit there waiting on it. A lot of time you are going to have to get out there and make it happen.”
Phylicia Rashad is an actor and stage director known for her roles in “This Is Us,” “The Cosby Show,” “Empire,” and much more. To hear her chat with HarlemAmerica founder G. Keith Alexander, check out this podcast episode.
“Success for me means being able to work. I don’t look so much at what I’ve done as much as I look to what I will do.”
“There’s always something to suggest that you’ll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving.”
Dionne Warwick is a mega-talent. Singer, actress, television host, and former UN Goodwill Ambassador – she is one of the 40 biggest hit-makers between 1955 and 1999. G. Keith Alexander sat down with her recently for a conversation on the “What’s Hot! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander” podcast. Here are some great inspirational quotes from her.
“A fool will lose tomorrow reaching back for yesterday.”
“Years ago I learned to be totally responsible for Dionne Warwick. I will not wait for opportunities. I will create them.”
“I look at the careers of people I’m standing on the shoulders of. People like Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., and Sarah Vaughan. These are icons I wanted to emulate, and I feel like they’ve been holding me up for quite a long time.”
DJ Chuck Chillout
Chuck Chillout was one of the first D.J.s to become world-renowned for launching hip-hop music on radio including playing Run-DMC, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, and Slick Rick. Check out his podcast episode here.
“First thing, don’t let nobody tell you you can’t do this. Don’t let nobody discourage you from your dreams. Don’t ever give up, don’t ever stop. That is my motto.”
Actor Miguel Núñez has appeared in countless movies and TV series for more than three decades. Here’s what he had to say about success, straight from the podcast episode he was recently featured in.
“You have to have that true undeniable belief in whatever it is you set out to do. I guarantee you nothing can stop you.”
In 1983, Vy co-wrote, produced, and directed the classic black Gospel musical, Mama I Want To Sing!, which ran for eight years and 2,200 performances at the Off-Broadway Heckscher Theater in East Harlem. Since then, her original works have been performed all over the world. Listen to her “What’s Hot! HarlemAmerica with G. Keith Alexander” on demand here.
“It doesn’t matter what happened to you in the past. It matters where you go from there.”
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