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)
YOSEXI Remembers (video): Tom Bosley (1927-2010) – Happy Days #actor #television #hollywood #news #entertainment
Thomas Edward “Tom” Bosley (October 1, 1927 – October 19, 2010), was an American actor, best known for his starring and supporting roles on the television shows Happy Days, Murder, She Wrote, and Father Dowling Mysteries, as well as the title role in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Fiorello!
YOSEXI Remembers (video): Solomon Burke – Cry To Me – R.I.P. 1940 – 2010 #music #entertainment #mtv #Amsterdam
YOSEXI Remembers: Tony Curtis – Marilyn Monroe ‘Some like it Hot’ #film #past #movie #hollywood #actor