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A Salute; Zelda Wynn Valdes – Fashion Designer,  Costumer – Black History Month 2017


Zelda Wynn Valdes was an African-American fashion designer and costumer.

curvaceous and famous women of the era such as Eartha Kitt, Mae West, Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Ruby Dee, Sarah Vaughan,  Marian Anderson, and many others.  > Source: Afro-Centric Times

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELIZABETH “BESSIE” COLEMAN

Thursday, January 26 was the 125th birthday of Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman. Google saluted “Queen Bess” as she was later known, on her special day with a Doodle.

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The Henrietta Lacks Story – by pmccray

Henrietta Lacks – Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Oprah Winfrey stars in and just finished production of HBO Films’ “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”.  Read her amazing story here >  Source: Afro-Centric Times

 

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Chimamanda Adichie on Black Hair and the Narrow Definition of Beauty ~ By Ashley Weatherford

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We probably don’t deserve Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The author and feminist who inspired Beyoncé is now fighting America’s political battles, and man is she good at it. But that’s not the only hat Adichie’s wearing as of late. She’s also the new face of Boots No. 7 makeup — a British drugstore retailer known for its cult serum that’s a best seller across the pond. (You can purchase the brand in the U.S. at Walgreens.)

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What’s the 411?

#Haunting Hollywood – Harlow and Bern – by pmccray

I have never heard of two homes occupied by one person and both are presumed haunted. Well, this appears to be the case with the Harlow / Bern properties.   Source: What’s the 411?

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#Haunting of LaLaurie Mansion of New Orleans – by pmccray

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EXCERPT – “rumors were circulating regarding the unholy appearance of Madame’s slaves. The terms “haggard and wretched” were bandied about regarding their appearance by visitors to the residence.  Of course, Delphine’s public appearances belied any misgivings as she was always polite and seemingly, genuinely concerned regarding the health and welfare of the slaves in her charge.”     Source: Afro-Centric Times