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"True, there is silver under/ The veils of the darkness./ But few care to dig in the night/ For the possible treasure of stars"

--Gwendolyn Brooks, "Intermission"
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classicladiesofcolor:

Jazz singer Joya Sherrill
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mightseehell:

Leomie Anderson and Harry Uzoka by Jeff Hahn for Rollacoaster Magazine
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musicbabes:

Emily Yancy. Photo by Henri Dauman.
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classicladiesofcolor:

Singer and dancer, Zenora “Nora” Hendrix. She was also the grandmother of another famous “Hendrix”.

Trigger Warnings for Photo Source: Racism TW, Violence TW (Details only in text; mugshot of a man with a swollen face and two black eyes)

[Bio by ~Kicha~ on ipernity]
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blackmanonthemoon:

soundofthegenuine:

themaninthegreenshirt:

"If you have to ask, you’ll never know." - Miles Davis’ answer to the question, "What is Jazz?" 


This is true of other forms of black popular music too!



king davis
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misterand:

Common | Jason Campbell
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Naomi photographed by Michael Roberts, Vogue Italia December 1991
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vintageblackglamour:

Eartha Kitt photographed by the legendary Charles “Teenie” Harris in May 1966, leaping though a poster to launch a Citizens Committee on Hill District Renewal program on Vine and Colwell Streets in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Harris (1908-1998) was a photographer who captured the full-spectrum of African American life for over forty years, primarily as one of the principal photographers for the Pittsburgh Courier newspaper. Few photographers anywhere captured us so well: from family life to beauty contests to sporting events, social life, civil rights demonstrations and visiting celebrities, Mr. Harris was there with the Speed Graphic camera that he would use well into the 1970s. Photo: Carnegie Museum of Art