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Little Known Black History Fact: Blackface Then And Now [VIDEO]

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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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Rhythm and Blues Singer Ben E. King (Stand by Me) Dies at Age 76

Read the story at the BBC and most other major news outlets.

Here are two videos illustrating classic early 60s R & B, offered in tribute to Mr. King’s talent:

'R&B Divas Atlanta, 'The Rickey Smiley Show' Canceled On TV One

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

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Black History Month 2015: Week 4

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

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Women in Black History

Black History Month is coming to a close, and librarians are beginning to return books on Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and Oprah Winfrey to their shelves. 400 more words

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