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Black History Month: Josephine Baker

By: Lydia Reagan ~Feature Editor~

Josephine Baker was born as Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri on June 3, 1903. Born into a working class family, she grew up cleaning houses and babysitting for wealthy white families. 325 more words


"I have never really been a great artist. I have been a human being that has loved art..."

“I have never really been a great artist. I have been a human being that has loved art, which is not the same thing.

But I have loved and believed in art and the idea of universal brotherhood so much, that I have put everything I have into them, and I have been blessed.”

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Things I'm Verbing: Nasty women, the privacy paradox and intersectional hummus

Thanks to Bim Adewunmi, I know that the world can survive anything, because once upon a time in the ’50s, Josephine Baker (a literal spy for the French Resistance!) and… 543 more words

Things I'm Verbing

Raisin' Cane: A Different World

I am not talking about the world we currently live in, although it’s different all right. The other night I went to the incredible center for the arts in my town to see… 496 more words


Josephine Baker--Dancer, Singer, Mother, Booty Spy

Bayard & Holmes

~ Jay Holmes

We often expect our military heroes to come equipped with great athletic prowess and years of grueling training. A few ultramodern, nearly-magic gadgets and good looks don’t hurt either. 1,362 more words

Bayard & Holmes

Friday, I'm In Love...

This week was mostly work, with a sprinkling of medium-sized personal bumps tossed in for a long-week cocktail.

Here’s’ a few bits that made me smile. 102 more words