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Behold The Magic Hips Of The Hula Hoop Queen

The Huffington Post | Buck Wolf | Posted 09.16.2015 | Weird News

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Show-Me State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.21.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My recent trip to Missouri made me curious about women who changed America with ties to Missouri, so I went looking. Their contributions are varied and fascinating.

The Thrill of Vintage Books: Snapshots of Dangerous Women

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2015 | Books
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Snapshots of Dangerous Women is another collection of period pics from estate sales and flea markets, this time presented as a mock photo album with thick album pages and rough-cut page edges.

5-Year-Old Portrays Iconic Black Heroines In This Incredible Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.18.2015 | Black Voices

Two parents on a mission to teach their daughter the value of self-empowerment reached their goal which resulted in the coolest photo portrait series ...

First Nighter: Cush Jumbo Truly Stars in Josephine and I

David Finkle | Posted 05.10.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Pauline Kael once wrote -- and probably said many times -- that "it takes a star to play a star." I thought of the quote while watching Cush Jumbo performing her Josephine and I, at Joe's Pub.

Ne Me Quitte Pas

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

Nina Simone's music stirs the soul. I liken it to one awash in the Holy Spirit in a Baptist church on a Sunday morning. Her classical piano finesse infused with her jazzy and bluesy gospel voice is heard in all of her music, especially in all of her civil rights protest songs.

Faithful Shopper: Spectacularly Shod

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.14.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's boot season! And heel season and flat season and ... In other words, it's time to go shoe shopping for everything you'll need for this fall and winter. Look to any of these stores for shoes that will carry you through the season and beyond.

11 Timeless Style Lessons From Josephine Baker

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Black Voices

Today would have marked Josephine Baker's 108th birthday. And although the world renowned singer/dancer/actress has been gone for almost three decades...

New Book Filled With Rare Black Hollywood Photos Is A Must-Have

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Black Voices

We could spend hours poring over the rare and amazing photographs from the website Vintage Black Glamour. In fact we have, which is why we're pumped t...

Dog Ears Music: Born in June Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 06.07.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Joséphine Baker, Ray LaMontagne, Howlin' Wolf, Les Paul, and more.

Style Icons From The 1920's

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 05.20.2013 | Style

Many important things happened in the 1920s (Prohibition, jazz music, Art Deco...) But in our minds, one of the more significant developments of the d...

Why We Love Josephine Baker's Jazz Age Beauty

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 05.15.2013 | Style

Josephine Baker may be widely recognized for her titillating "banana dance," for which she donned a costume made up of 16 bananas strung into a skirt....

10 Famous Mother/Child Duos

GalTime | Posted 05.28.2013 | Celebrity

To show just how greatly a mother's influence can shape her child, here's a list of ten famous people throughout history who matched the great successes their mothers had already achieved.

LOOK: Josephine Baker's Unconventional Ride

Posted 03.28.2013 | Women

The best way to get around town in 1920s Paris? A carriage pulled by an ostrich, obviously. We love this photo of Josephine Baker, the legendary ...

A New York Institution -- Jean-Claude Baker Tells Stories From West-Berlin

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 12.10.2012 | New York
Lia Petridis Maiello

The heavy door to Chez Josephine in New York's theater district conceals one of the last places of its kind in the metropolis: the bohemian New York, the New York of Jean-Claude Baker.

13 Unique Baby Names For Artistic Parents

nameberry | Posted 10.19.2012 | Parents

Written by Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry Coincidentally or not, many dancers have names that aptly project an image of lightness and grace. And t...

LOOK: Famous Women Who Loved Women

Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.17.2012 | Women

Famous lesbian couples like Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, or Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni, are a now common sight in the news and on th...

Josephine Baker's White Cut Out Dress

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.02.2012 | Style

Although she was born in St. Louis, Missouri, Josephine Baker became famous after she moved to Paris in the 1920s. Celebrated for her role in the film...

Dog Ears Music: Born in June Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 08.01.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Stanley Clarke, Mark Wahlberg (Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch), Gretchen Wilson and more.

The Roaring 20s Appears In Times Square

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.30.2012 | Arts

These days Times Square is possibly avoided more often than sought out, defined by swarms of tourists, overpriced trinkets and all-consuming advertise...

PHOTOS: Look Who Made TIME's 100 Fashion Icon List

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.02.2012 | Black Voices

Each year TIME magazine rolls out their highly anticipated list of the year's top influencers, but before they feed our curiosity with that group of i...

Reluctant Celebrity

Joanna Heimbold | Posted 10.02.2012 | Style
Joanna Heimbold

When a person takes great pains NOT to be famous, that's when you know something good is going on.

A Brief History of Loving or Leaving America

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Michael Sigman

"America: Love It or Leave It" exemplifies the "either-or" (or "black and white") fallacy. Like another '50s/'60s slogan, the anti-Communist "Better dead than red," there are obviously more than two choices.

Sade at Honda Center: Style as Enlightenment

S.X. Rosenstock | Posted 11.06.2011 | Los Angeles
S.X. Rosenstock

Sade's show at Honda Center in Anaheim August 30 was such a triumph of visual and sonic beauty, I started to wonder if pure gorgeousness could fix the economy or make political parties get along.

Black Heritage Tours Highlight Paris' African-American History (VIDEO)

Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel

Tours that explore Paris' black history promise to explore the link between African-Americans and the City of Light. Stops on the tour's route hig...