African American Women

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They are inspirations for me. Their presence in the public eye is testament to their determination to achieve, against the odds. Go, Girls!

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Misty Copeland and Degas: Art of Dance

Misty Copeland channels artist Edgar Degas's most famous ballet works.

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Cool Chicks from History

oaklandtribunearchives: “ BLACK HISTORY MONTH Today, in honor of Black History Month and the Oakland Tribune’s birthday, we celebrate Delilah Beasley. Miss Beasley was born in Cincinnati in 1871. She...

Misty Copeland,an amazing ballerina, in La Bayadère. Sometimes i wish i hadn't left ballet. The amazing poise I could have had! The amazing tutus and slippers i could have worn! Misty Copeland, Ballet Pictures, Dance Pictures, Ballet Images, Ballet Tutu, Ballet Dancers, Ballet Russe, La Bayadere, Black Ballerina

Misty Copeland

It’s no wonder Misty Copeland is a role model for countless aspiring ballerinas. Misty didn’t take her first dance class until age 13, at the local Boys & Girls Club in San Pedro, CA. Her natural strength and flexibility, plus a killer work ethic, meant she advanced quickly, and in 2000 she joined A...

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Of Another Fashion

This is my grandmother's best friend, R. Yoshihara. The photo was taken in Los Angeles, California in 1927. Many thanks to Cheryl Motoyama for being the first to contribute a photograph of a Japanese...

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Vintage Vamp: Hazel Scott

During her heyday in the 1930s and '40s, jazz pianist Hazel Scott was one of the most glamorous women in show business. Besides starring in several movies, releasing hit albums and running with a crowd of movers and shakers like Lena Horne and James Baldwin, Scott also had an undeniably dazzling personal style and grace...

Misty Copeland in Firebird, an American Ballet Theatre production. I need to see it! Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Theater, Ballet Class, Black Ballerina, Ballet Companies, World On Fire, Into The Fire, Dance Movement

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ABT sensation Misty Copeland has recently been starring in Ratmansky’s Firebird. Here she is as virtuoso young performer: Misty at 14 in The Nutcracker (above). Misty at 15:

CORETTA SCOTT KING FABULOUS “Twenty Five Inspiring Women That Changed The World/ Harper’s Bazaar, Mar 2016 Although most notable for her marriage to Martin Luther King Jr. and her work with Civil Rights, Coretta Scott King devoted much of her life. Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King, Martin King, Women In History, Black History, Modern History, British History, Ancient History, High Society

Happy Bday Dorothy Dandridge! The 30 Most Beautiful Black Women in History - Essence

ESSENCE.com staffers are constantly debating about who are the most beautiful black women of all time. Now is the perfect time to, for once and for all, compile our definite list! From Pam Grier to Diana Ross, here are our picks for the 30 most ravishing African-American women in all of history. Did we leave someone out? Let us know in the comments section!

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Misty Copeland and Degas: Art of Dance

Misty Copeland channels artist Edgar Degas's most famous ballet works.

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Misty Copeland and Degas: Art of Dance

Misty Copeland channels artist Edgar Degas's most famous ballet works.