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Joséphine Baker: The 1st Black Superstar

Interesting (though, at times, somewhat over-enthusiastic) documentary about Joséphine Baker. There’s a lot here that I suspect most of us knew little about – how she ended up in… 102 more words

Video

12 Celebs Who Tragically had Miscarriages & Stillbirths PT 1

For most families, becoming pregnant is one of the ecstatic moment in their lives. The excitement of feeling the baby’s first flutters, kicks and turns, the emotional thrill of hearing the heartbeat for the first time and trying to pick out the perfect name all bring joyous thoughts and palpable anticipation to the expecting couple. 149 more words

Forget Me Not

#Howdoyousleep? #Nude -Joyce Bryant

Although Joyce Bryant is dubbed as being the “Black Marilyn Monroe”, I’d like to think of Marilyn Monroe as the “white Joyce Bryant”. The bronzed skin, metallic haired bombshell made her way to stardom by way of her four-octave range and her distinct sex appeal. 148 more words

Culture

St Louis History "The Social Evil Hospital " Found Very Interesting

September 26, 1872 – 142 years-ago today, the Social Evil Hospital opened in St Louis. Shortly after the Civil War, the StL Police Chief estimated that there were 5,000 prostitutes working in the city, & on July 10, 1871, the St Louis City Council passed the “Social Evil” ordinance, authorizing the Board of Health to license and regulate prostitutes. 219 more words

Historic Places

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday: Josephine #nfpb2014

My favorite reading challenge in 2014 is Kid Lit Frenzy’s Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge.

This week, I’ll also be linking my post to Aarti’s… 434 more words

Reading Challenge

A History of the Miniskirt: How Fashion's Most Daring Hemline Came To Be

From super-short python dresses that came down the runway at Gucci to the pastel quilted minis at Miui Miu, one thing’s for sure: Fall fashion is all about thinking short—and we mean… 931 more words

Fashion