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)
- Richardson: A tribute to musician Hazel Scott (nydailynews.com)
- 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)
Award-winning engineer Lonnie Johnson was known in NASA circles for his groundbreaking aeronautical work. He came to national acclaim, however, for designing one of America‘s favorite toys: the Super Soaker water gun. Since licensing the product in 1989, the Super Soaker has generated over $200 million in retail sales, and was the top-selling toy in the U.S. in 1991 and 1992.
- The Original Prototype Of The Super Soaker [Supersoaker] (gizmodo.com)
- Hasbro Soaks Competition For Patent Infringement (tacticalip.com)
- China Builds Jet-Propelled Super Soaker (geeksaresexy.net)
Madame C.J. Walker – Hair Care Pioneer
When Madam C.J. Walker developed “Madam Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower,” her remedy for hair loss and scalp health, in 1906, she became a pioneer in the African-American beauty industry. The success of her product turned Walker into the first African-American female millionaire; enabled her to expand her beauty line; and helped her promote healthier hair without the use of harmful chemicals.
- Street renamed for Madame C.J. Walker and A’Lelia Walker (uptownflavor.com)
- Harlem street to honor famed mom & daughter (nydailynews.com)
- More Than Skin Deep (online.wsj.com)
Quote This: ‘Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.’ -Chinese Proverb #Egypt
Eminem – ‘Not Afraid’
- Quote This: ‘We will die for our Freedom!’ -Egyptian Protester #Egypt (yosexi.com)
- The march for freedom is slowly replacing tyranny in the Middle East (leftfootforward.org)
Egyptian Revolution – We Are Anonymous
- Vodafone: Egypt forced us to send text messages (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Did the Egyptian military use indifference as a power grab? (shortformblog.com)
- Egypt protests: Five world leaders jump into the fray (csmonitor.com)
- President Mubarak’s declaration not to run for re-election unmoved Egyptian Protesters (genzpad.com)
- Egypt protests: Hillary Clinton’s statement in full (telegraph.co.uk)
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- Tablet Turntables – DJay iPad App Turns You Into a Virtual Music-Playing DJ (GALLERY) (trendhunter.com)
- Rock Your Next Party With Djay for iPad (mashable.com)
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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By: MADISON GRAY
When they say “no sex in the Champagne Room,” they mean it.
A Georgia federal judge is out of jail on $50,000 bond and facing federal charges after being arrested for allegedly buying cocaine and other drugs from an exotic dancer with whom he was involved over the past several months.
Jack T. Camp Jr., a senior U.S. District judge, was arrested a week ago near Sandy Springs, Ga. and accused of purchasing cocaine, marijuana, and prescription medicine from a stripper he met at the Goldrush Showbar in Atlanta, according to the FBI.
Their relationship began when he visited the club and got a private dance from her. He came back the next night for another dance, plus sex, which evolved into a drug and sex-laced tryst. A federal affidavit says the judge sometimes purchased the dope from her and at other times went with the dancer as a pair to buy from other parties. (Get the rest of the story at Time.com)
- Federal judge: I helped stripper buy cocaine (msnbc.msn.com)
- Federal judge pleads guilty to drug charge (ajc.com)
- Federal judge pleads guilty to helping stripper buy drugs (reuters.com)
- “Barbara Bush Disses Sarah Palin: Larry King Interview (VIDEO)” and related posts (bittenandbound.com)
REMI OCHLIK / POLARIS
In the Streets
Haitians protest in the city of Cap-Haitien, accusing Nepalese of bringing cholera to Haiti. Protesters gathered, yelling anti-U.N. slogans and hurling stones at U.N. peacekeepers, while setting up burning barricades and torching a police station.
- Cholera response criticized as Haiti protests ease (sfgate.com)
- Cholera protesters in Haiti capital stone UN patrol – Reuters (news.google.com)
- Haitians attack U.N. troops, blame them for cholera (reuters.com)
President Barak Obama eats green tea ice cream as he visits the Great Buddha of Kamakura with Michiko Sato, temple director, and Takao Sato, the 15th chief monk of the temple, at Kotokuin Temple in Kamakura, Japan, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. Associated Press.
YOSEXI Red Carpet Intermission (video): Kanye West – NYC – Runaway Premiere #interviews #film #mtv #vh1 #music #confessiontime #freewiz
Kanye West likes to do things a little differently to most, and the launch of his latest album continues this trend. West hasn’t released the title of his album, and he’s also releasing the album out of cycle with the other new releases, choosing to make his next release off the common cycle, making his release on Monday, 22nd November.
YOSEXI Check The Trailer (video): New Call of Duty Black Ops Ad – Kobe Bryant – Jimmy Kimmel – There’s a Soldier in All of Us #games #ps3 #wii #xbox #gamer #entertainment #commercial
YOSEXI News Break (video): KTVQ – Wild Pics Capture Grizzly Chasing Bison in Yellowstone Park #cnn #msnbc #foxnews #abc #vote
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – The man responsible for snapping the dramatic photographs of a bison being chased by a grizzly bear has surfaced, providing KTVQ with 14 more pictures and the end to the tale. KTVQnews.com
YOSEXI Toke of the Town (video): Legalize It – Peter Tosh Family Endorses Prop 19 – California Politics #cnn #news #foxnews #abc #vote #msnbc
Winston Hubert MacIntosh
October 19, 1944 in Jamaica
In the early 1960s Tosh met Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer through his vocal teacher, Joe Higgs. While perfecting their sound, the trio would often play together on street corners in a Jamaican slum called Trenchtown.
As Marley preached his “One Love” message, Tosh railed against the hypocritical “shitstem”, and became a favourite target of the Jamaican police. He proudly wore the scars that he had received from the beatings he endured. Always taking the militant approach, he released Equal Rights in 1977.
Along with Bob Marley in the late 1960s, Peter Tosh became an adherent of the religion known as Rastafari. As genuine Rastas refrain from consuming meat, which is known as Ital, it worked for Tosh since he was already a vegetarian. Tosh, like Marley, subsequently became a member of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
September 11, 1987 (age 42) in Kingston, Jamaica (homicide)
Irish filmmaker George Clarke stumbled upon a strange sight when watching the DVD extras for Charlie Chaplin‘s film The Circus. During footage from the film’s premiere, a woman walks by, holding something to her ear and seemingly speaking into it. It looks like a cell phone, and she’s using it like a cell phone, but is it a cell phone? She couldn’t have picked one up at a local store, since the footage was from 1928.
The footage is not from a scene in the movie… its from shots of the general public in 1928 and is found in the extras section on the recently released DVD of the movie.The footage is not from a scene in the movie… its from shots of the general public in 1928 and is found in the extras section on the recently released DVD of the movie.
YOSEXI Entertainment News (photos/video): Jury Convicts Anna Nicole’s Boyfriend, Psychiatrist – Howard K. Stern #hollywood #celebrity #trial
LOS ANGELES — A jury on Thursday convicted Anna Nicole Smith’s psychiatrist and boyfriend of conspiracy in a prescription drug case involving the former Playboy model and reality TV star but acquitted the doctor who prescribed a plethora of drugs for her.
Prosecutors contended during the nine-week trial that the defendants were dazzled by Smith’s glamor and filled her demands for prescription drugs to protect their insider status in her personal life and her celebrity world.
The jury was asked to decide if the three defendants were trying to relieve Smith’s emotional and physical pain or were feeding her addiction to prescription drugs.
“The jury found she was not an addict,” Garofolo, Smith’s lawyer, said.
The only conviction against Smith’s boyfriend-lawyer Howard K. Stern was for giving false names and acting by fraud to obtain prescriptions. He was acquitted of seven other charges.
As he left the courthouse, Stern told reporters, “Everything relating to the appropriateness of the medication I was acquitted of.”
He said the lone conviction came for trying to protect Smith’s privacy.
Along with conspiracy, psychiatrist Khristine Eroshevich was convicted of unlawfully prescribing Vicodin by fraud. The jury deadlocked on several counts against her.
YOSEXI News Break (video): At Least 112 Dead, More Than 500 Missing After Indonesia Quake #prayforindonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) — At least 112 people were killed and 502 others were missing after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Sumatra on Monday and triggered a tsunami, Indonesian officials said Tuesday.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake generated a “significant” tsunami. Some of the missing may include people who are unaccounted for after fleeing to higher ground, said Henri Dori Satoko, the head of the Mentawai Islands parliament.
Although communication with remote areas was difficult, some witnesses in West Sumatra reported seeing a wave 6 meters (nearly 20 feet) high. Other reports described the tsunami as being about 3 meters (almost 10 feet) high.
Satoko said at least one village with a population of about 200 people was swept away, with only 40 people recovered.
The numbers of dead and injured were in flux because information was trickling in from remote parts of Indonesia, a country made up of myriad islands. The area believed hardest-hit was the Mentawai Islands, a popular surfing destination. In particular, Pagai Island was thought to have been affected, said Ita Balanda, a program manager for World Vision in Padang.
YOSEXI Entertainment News: FX Orders Comedy Series ‘Wilfred’ Starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann #hollywood #mtv #tv #quotes #speaknow #bet #vh1
FX ORDERS COMEDY SERIES WILFRED
Based on Critically Acclaimed Australian Comedy
Adapted by Writer/Executive Producer David Zuckerman (, )
Coming to FX in Summer of 2011
LOS ANGELES, October 25, 2010 – FX is adding more original comedy to its programming slate, ordering 13 episodes of Wilfred, a live-action comedy series starring Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Jason Gann, which is based on the critically acclaimed Australian series of the same title, announced Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, FX Networks. Full Article here.
- FX Orders Comedy Series ‘Wilfred’ Starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann (tvbythenumbers.com)