Like it or not, you’ve got many reasons to thank your father. He’s the guy who gave you your hair color, your bone structure, maybe even the type of booze you drink. But when it comes to style, pops usually doesn’t get the credit he deserves. Which is a damn shame, because if you take a closer look, he’s had many of the trends you’re still chasing on lock for decades.
Don’t believe us? Just take a look at these dads past and present, real and fictional. Each one of them embodies a solid piece of fashion advice that any guy can easily adapt to his wardrobe. So prepare to learn something about grown-ass man style and check out these 50 Style Tips You Can Learn From Your Dad.
Celebrating Black History Month
A collection of video footage and photographs from the 1940s, 50s and 60s of African-American nightclub fashion.
“Jivin’ In Bebop” (1946), Sahji the exotic dancer
“Cabin in the Sky” (1943), John William Sublett
“Chicken Shack Shuffle” (1943), Mabel Lee
“The Heat’s On” (1943), Hazel Scott
“A Lonely Place” (1950), Hadda Brooks
“Hit the Road Jack” (1962), Ray Charles
“Carmen Jones” (1954) Dorothy Dandridge
“A Zoot Suit with a Reet Pleat” (1942), Paul White and Dorothy Dandridge
- It’s Black History Month Folks! (browngirl112.wordpress.com)
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- NYC sale of Lena Horne’s belongings nets $316,000 (thegrio.com)
- Military History of African Americans (librarianbrain.wordpress.com)
- Spotlight On: Noir A-Go Go (sherights.wordpress.com)
- The AFRO-American Newspaper online archive has over 1 million free articles (teleread.com)
- AFRO-American Newspapers’ Archives Digitized By Google (narmer.wordpress.com)
- “Everything You Need for an African American History Month Reading List” and related posts (uncpressblog.com)
- The most dangerous place for an African American is… (thisismethodicalmadness.wordpress.com)
- African-American – News (narmer.wordpress.com)
Quote That: ‘Many a man fail as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good.’ -Nietzsche #blackhistorymonth
Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks (November 30, 1912 – March 7, 2006) was a groundbreaking American photographer, musician, poet, novelist, journalist, activist and film director. He is best remembered for his photo essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film Shaft.
At the age of 25, Parks was struck by photographs of migrant workers in a magazine and bought his first camera, a Voigtländer Brilliant, for $12.50 at a pawnshop. The photo clerks who developed Parks’ first roll of film, applauded his work and prompted him to get a fashion assignment at Frank Murphy’s women’s clothing store in St. Paul.
Parks began working as a self-taught freelance photographer, focusing on everything from fashion to the effects the depression in Chicago’s slums.
Parks was a close friend of Muhammad Ali, and godfather for Malcolm X’s daughter Quibilah Shabazz. He was a co-founder of Essence magazine, and wrote a ballet called Martin, in honor of King.
His art was about social issues such as poverty, race, segregation and crime. It also enhanced our understanding of beauty, nature, childhood, music, fashion and memory.
By 1944, he was the only black photographer working for Vogue, and in 1948 he became the first black photographer at Life, the most prestigious magazine of its day for photography. Eventually Life sent him to France, Italy, and Spain, and stateside he became known for his photos documenting the civil rights movement.
He attended and took photos at the Civil Rights March on Washington, 1963.
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Last Friday was Black Friday to brick and mortar retailers. The nickname comes from the fact that this one day will often put unprofitable stores into the black (profit) for the year. Now that Black Weekend is over, here arrives Cyber Monday. The Monday after Thanksgiving, is traditionally the busiest day of the year for online shoppers.
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Best Cyber Monday Deals 2010!
YOSEXI N2 Fashion (video): Victoria’s Secret 2010 – Casting Call #hollywood #fashion #cbs #entertainment
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