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The practice of using “Blackface” makeup in the American minstrel theater tradition of the 19th Century persisted well into the 1900s. White actors applying burnt cork, then grease and black shoe polish, donned the makeup and wore woolly wigs while depicting racist stereotypes. 484 more words
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Just after three seasons each, TV One will officially cancel its reality show ‘R&B Divas Atlanta’ and ‘The Rickey Smiley Show.’ ‘R&B Divas Atlanta,’ ‘The Rickey Smiley Show,’ suffered from dropping ratings. 73 more words
Thanks to The Polar Vortex/Siberian Express/Snowmaggeden 2015, baltimoreblackwoman spent most of the past week just trying to stay warm. Now that my brain has thawed, it’s time to continue and complete my first annual Black History Month Celebration! 131 more words