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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
GalTime

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...

James and The Giant Peach Meets Josephine Baker and Bernadette Peters...

Freddie Gershon | Posted 09.19.2011 | Education
Freddie Gershon

This past January at the Broadway JR. Festival in Atlanta, approximately 2,500 young people from grade schools with their teachers and adjudicators we...

PHOTOS: Meet Elsa Schiaparelli, Coco Chanel's Fiercest Rival

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

This lavishly creative designer was once as revered and famous as Coco Chanel, who referred to her rival as "that Italian artist who makes clothes." Schiaparelli collaborated on pieces and collections with artists Salvador Dalí, Jean Cocteau, and Alberto Giacometti.

PHOTOS: Lilly Daché, Iconic Hat Maker To The Stars

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Over the next two weeks, you will become reacquainted with some of the twentieth century's seminal tastemakers, designers, and muses -- many of whom are now unjustly fading from public memory.

PHOTOS: Josephine Baker, A True Style Icon

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

*Scroll down for the full slideshow* In 2007, we launched on this site ...

So, I'd Like to Thank

Freddie Gershon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Freddie Gershon

Last weekend I had the privilege of meeting eight young teachers selected out of a large group of teachers who participated in the annual Junior Music Festival in Atlanta earlier this year.

Visible Lives: Celebrating LGBT Pride 2010

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

What matters sordid wealth or brutish might? Bright day, dark night, Gay or straight, black, brown or white, Tall or short, Blond or brunet, Voluptuo...

How Josephine Baker Helped Save Post-War French Fashion (PHOTOS)

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

I spoke to Baker's son about how Josephine became a savior of the House of Dior, who really invented that deliciously scandalous string of bananas, and how she became a "guest editor" at Vogue (without the editors ever knowing it).

Chez Josephine, the World's Best Restaurant!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

'Is it really all you suggest?' "Certainly it's a 'fun' place, with more than decent food. It's in jolly surroundings, with a zany ambiance, that...