XANGO REPUBLIC
African Massive
XANGO REPUBLIC
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royaltyandpomp:

THE JEWEL
H.G. Duchess Wallis of Windsor Brooches
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dynastylnoire:

crazysexyray:

LeBron in Daddy Mode

OMG THE SUPER CUDDLE!!!!!!!!
dynastylnoire:

crazysexyray:

LeBron in Daddy Mode

OMG THE SUPER CUDDLE!!!!!!!!
dynastylnoire:

crazysexyray:

LeBron in Daddy Mode

OMG THE SUPER CUDDLE!!!!!!!!
dynastylnoire:

crazysexyray:

LeBron in Daddy Mode

OMG THE SUPER CUDDLE!!!!!!!!
dynastylnoire:

crazysexyray:

LeBron in Daddy Mode

OMG THE SUPER CUDDLE!!!!!!!!
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egotisticalgold:

Oh Zoe
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allofthesparkles:

thepoeticrebel:

simchiller:

they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it. 
Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.
But wait, there’s more.
Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.
Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome and pulling a move that their precious coddled white girls didn’t have the guts to even think about.
They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.
not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck

Damn son I ain’t seen shit like that.

It’s back!! :-)
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theuppitynegras:

cleophatrajones:

christhepusher:

gladi8rs:

baronessvondengler:

scandal-whipped:

loveistheessenceoflife:

This is the cutest.

love how he caught her and held on

I see you, playa!

^^^The bolded…my man had his arms outstretched and ready for my girl Serena to land in his lap…play on playa.

LOLOLOL!!! If pimpin was this easy….

He was ready…

ain’t mad at him at all!
theuppitynegras:

cleophatrajones:

christhepusher:

gladi8rs:

baronessvondengler:

scandal-whipped:

loveistheessenceoflife:

This is the cutest.

love how he caught her and held on

I see you, playa!

^^^The bolded…my man had his arms outstretched and ready for my girl Serena to land in his lap…play on playa.

LOLOLOL!!! If pimpin was this easy….

He was ready…

ain’t mad at him at all!
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Beyoncé rollerblading in Houston

Beyoncé rollerblading in Houston
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lucyandlouise:

Some other facts about Josephine Baker (Freda Josephine McDonald)
She first married at the age of 13
She danced alongside Ethel Waters at the Plantation Club in New York City
She tried to bring her career to America in 1936 but the racism forced her back to France
She was a member of the Free French forces during WWII
She also worked for the French Resistance during WWII. She smuggled messages in her underwear and music sheets.
She was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honour for her work with the French military
She was married 4 times
She adopted 12 children from around the world
She attended the March on Washington and was one of the speaker’s
In 1973 she finally got to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC
Princess Grace of Monaco was a friend of Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker died in her sleep of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1975 at the age of 69
 Over 20,000 people attended her funeral procession in Paris
May 20th is Josephine Baker Day as declared by the NAACP because of her Civil Rights work
Sources: wikipedia
lucyandlouise:

Some other facts about Josephine Baker (Freda Josephine McDonald)
She first married at the age of 13
She danced alongside Ethel Waters at the Plantation Club in New York City
She tried to bring her career to America in 1936 but the racism forced her back to France
She was a member of the Free French forces during WWII
She also worked for the French Resistance during WWII. She smuggled messages in her underwear and music sheets.
She was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honour for her work with the French military
She was married 4 times
She adopted 12 children from around the world
She attended the March on Washington and was one of the speaker’s
In 1973 she finally got to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC
Princess Grace of Monaco was a friend of Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker died in her sleep of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1975 at the age of 69
 Over 20,000 people attended her funeral procession in Paris
May 20th is Josephine Baker Day as declared by the NAACP because of her Civil Rights work
Sources: wikipedia
lucyandlouise:

Some other facts about Josephine Baker (Freda Josephine McDonald)
She first married at the age of 13
She danced alongside Ethel Waters at the Plantation Club in New York City
She tried to bring her career to America in 1936 but the racism forced her back to France
She was a member of the Free French forces during WWII
She also worked for the French Resistance during WWII. She smuggled messages in her underwear and music sheets.
She was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honour for her work with the French military
She was married 4 times
She adopted 12 children from around the world
She attended the March on Washington and was one of the speaker’s
In 1973 she finally got to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC
Princess Grace of Monaco was a friend of Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker died in her sleep of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1975 at the age of 69
 Over 20,000 people attended her funeral procession in Paris
May 20th is Josephine Baker Day as declared by the NAACP because of her Civil Rights work
Sources: wikipedia
lucyandlouise:

Some other facts about Josephine Baker (Freda Josephine McDonald)
She first married at the age of 13
She danced alongside Ethel Waters at the Plantation Club in New York City
She tried to bring her career to America in 1936 but the racism forced her back to France
She was a member of the Free French forces during WWII
She also worked for the French Resistance during WWII. She smuggled messages in her underwear and music sheets.
She was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honour for her work with the French military
She was married 4 times
She adopted 12 children from around the world
She attended the March on Washington and was one of the speaker’s
In 1973 she finally got to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC
Princess Grace of Monaco was a friend of Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker died in her sleep of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1975 at the age of 69
 Over 20,000 people attended her funeral procession in Paris
May 20th is Josephine Baker Day as declared by the NAACP because of her Civil Rights work
Sources: wikipedia
lucyandlouise:

Some other facts about Josephine Baker (Freda Josephine McDonald)
She first married at the age of 13
She danced alongside Ethel Waters at the Plantation Club in New York City
She tried to bring her career to America in 1936 but the racism forced her back to France
She was a member of the Free French forces during WWII
She also worked for the French Resistance during WWII. She smuggled messages in her underwear and music sheets.
She was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honour for her work with the French military
She was married 4 times
She adopted 12 children from around the world
She attended the March on Washington and was one of the speaker’s
In 1973 she finally got to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC
Princess Grace of Monaco was a friend of Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker died in her sleep of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1975 at the age of 69
 Over 20,000 people attended her funeral procession in Paris
May 20th is Josephine Baker Day as declared by the NAACP because of her Civil Rights work
Sources: wikipedia
lucyandlouise:

Some other facts about Josephine Baker (Freda Josephine McDonald)
She first married at the age of 13
She danced alongside Ethel Waters at the Plantation Club in New York City
She tried to bring her career to America in 1936 but the racism forced her back to France
She was a member of the Free French forces during WWII
She also worked for the French Resistance during WWII. She smuggled messages in her underwear and music sheets.
She was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honour for her work with the French military
She was married 4 times
She adopted 12 children from around the world
She attended the March on Washington and was one of the speaker’s
In 1973 she finally got to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC
Princess Grace of Monaco was a friend of Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker died in her sleep of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1975 at the age of 69
 Over 20,000 people attended her funeral procession in Paris
May 20th is Josephine Baker Day as declared by the NAACP because of her Civil Rights work
Sources: wikipedia
lucyandlouise:

Some other facts about Josephine Baker (Freda Josephine McDonald)
She first married at the age of 13
She danced alongside Ethel Waters at the Plantation Club in New York City
She tried to bring her career to America in 1936 but the racism forced her back to France
She was a member of the Free French forces during WWII
She also worked for the French Resistance during WWII. She smuggled messages in her underwear and music sheets.
She was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honour for her work with the French military
She was married 4 times
She adopted 12 children from around the world
She attended the March on Washington and was one of the speaker’s
In 1973 she finally got to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC
Princess Grace of Monaco was a friend of Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker died in her sleep of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1975 at the age of 69
 Over 20,000 people attended her funeral procession in Paris
May 20th is Josephine Baker Day as declared by the NAACP because of her Civil Rights work
Sources: wikipedia
lucyandlouise:

Some other facts about Josephine Baker (Freda Josephine McDonald)
She first married at the age of 13
She danced alongside Ethel Waters at the Plantation Club in New York City
She tried to bring her career to America in 1936 but the racism forced her back to France
She was a member of the Free French forces during WWII
She also worked for the French Resistance during WWII. She smuggled messages in her underwear and music sheets.
She was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honour for her work with the French military
She was married 4 times
She adopted 12 children from around the world
She attended the March on Washington and was one of the speaker’s
In 1973 she finally got to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC
Princess Grace of Monaco was a friend of Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker died in her sleep of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1975 at the age of 69
 Over 20,000 people attended her funeral procession in Paris
May 20th is Josephine Baker Day as declared by the NAACP because of her Civil Rights work
Sources: wikipedia
lucyandlouise:

Some other facts about Josephine Baker (Freda Josephine McDonald)
She first married at the age of 13
She danced alongside Ethel Waters at the Plantation Club in New York City
She tried to bring her career to America in 1936 but the racism forced her back to France
She was a member of the Free French forces during WWII
She also worked for the French Resistance during WWII. She smuggled messages in her underwear and music sheets.
She was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honour for her work with the French military
She was married 4 times
She adopted 12 children from around the world
She attended the March on Washington and was one of the speaker’s
In 1973 she finally got to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC
Princess Grace of Monaco was a friend of Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker died in her sleep of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1975 at the age of 69
 Over 20,000 people attended her funeral procession in Paris
May 20th is Josephine Baker Day as declared by the NAACP because of her Civil Rights work
Sources: wikipedia
lucyandlouise:

Some other facts about Josephine Baker (Freda Josephine McDonald)
She first married at the age of 13
She danced alongside Ethel Waters at the Plantation Club in New York City
She tried to bring her career to America in 1936 but the racism forced her back to France
She was a member of the Free French forces during WWII
She also worked for the French Resistance during WWII. She smuggled messages in her underwear and music sheets.
She was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Legion of Honour for her work with the French military
She was married 4 times
She adopted 12 children from around the world
She attended the March on Washington and was one of the speaker’s
In 1973 she finally got to perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC
Princess Grace of Monaco was a friend of Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker died in her sleep of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1975 at the age of 69
 Over 20,000 people attended her funeral procession in Paris
May 20th is Josephine Baker Day as declared by the NAACP because of her Civil Rights work
Sources: wikipedia
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stereoculturesociety:

CultureSOUL: *Blues & Jazz men* - The Great Migration era (1930s-1940s)
Willie Smith and Fats Waller, 1937. Photo by Charles Peterson
Little Bill Gaither, Big Bill Broonzy and Memphis Slim, Chicago, 1940. 
Thelonious Monk, Howard McGhee, Roy Eldridge, and Teddy Hill in front of Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem, N.Y, 1947.
stereoculturesociety:

CultureSOUL: *Blues & Jazz men* - The Great Migration era (1930s-1940s)
Willie Smith and Fats Waller, 1937. Photo by Charles Peterson
Little Bill Gaither, Big Bill Broonzy and Memphis Slim, Chicago, 1940. 
Thelonious Monk, Howard McGhee, Roy Eldridge, and Teddy Hill in front of Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem, N.Y, 1947.
stereoculturesociety:

CultureSOUL: *Blues & Jazz men* - The Great Migration era (1930s-1940s)
Willie Smith and Fats Waller, 1937. Photo by Charles Peterson
Little Bill Gaither, Big Bill Broonzy and Memphis Slim, Chicago, 1940. 
Thelonious Monk, Howard McGhee, Roy Eldridge, and Teddy Hill in front of Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem, N.Y, 1947.
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Michaela DePrince

Michaela DePrince

Michaela DePrince

Michaela DePrince

Michaela DePrince

Michaela DePrince
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goodmorningamerica:

What Malala told ABC’s Amy Robach about why this trip was so important to make on her birthday- 
“It is my 17th birthday…I thought it would be good that I go to Nigeria where girls are suffering and they need someone to raise up their voice. They love education and I need to support them.”
WATCH: http://abcn.ws/VYzR6V