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Josephine Baker: When, I Owned Paris

A pioneer who defined the prejudice of society and made her own success. Most of the fads of Hollywood can be traced back her. Fearless and fabulous, she was known by many names; Black Venus, Black Pearl, Creole Goddess. 1,424 more words

Glamour

Quotes from Wise Women in History

10 Insightful Quotes from

Wise Women in History

So many of the unsung hero’s of history have been women. Women who have made tremendous contributions to fields like science and civil rights, yet were overshadowed by their male counterparts who more often than not received the awards for accomplishments that those women assisted in coming to fruition. 1,819 more words

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Easy Like Sunday Morning Banana Bread

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU BANANAS… PUT THEM ON A SKIRT AND DANCE OR JUST MAKE BANANA BREAD

(either way you can’t go wrong)

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Food

Reliving history at the Riad Star, Marrakech (Morocco)

For the past two nights I’ve been staying in the Riad Star – the former home of 1930s vaudeville star Josephine Baker in Marrakech. Baker dropped out of school at the age of 13 and lived as a street child in the slums of St. 630 more words

Japan

She Made You Forget Yourself

I saw her a year before she died. She was greeting people at the Rainbow Sign in Berkeley, California. Ntozake Shange, a poet and playwright, coaxed me into the receiving line because I was shy.

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Lit

This Week In Black History…Week of June 3-9

 

June 3

1904—Dr. Charles R. Drew is born. He grows up to conduct a first of its kind research in blood transfusions and the creation of blood plasma. 1,344 more words

National News

Today in History: Joséphine Baker born

Today in History: Joséphine Baker born
The American-born French dancer, singer and actress was born on this day in 1906. Baker was fascinated by drama and dancing. 120 more words

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