"It seemed as though every black mother on the block told her girls: Get your education; don't be worried about those little boys up the street; and, if you do get married, make sure you have your own bank account. There would be no prince galloping in on a horse, black or white, to save you. That was the story line of our fairy tales. We never learned to be damsels in distress. And Hollywood never gave us someone who looked like us. Not a black princess, or a black prince."