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Mourning an Icon: Nelson Mandela Dead at 95 Monee Fields-White, Former South African president and Nobel peace prize laureate Nelson Mandela at his home in Cape Town, on August 20 Rodger Bosch/AFP/GettyImages

Kate Woolfe defines the "Lesbian Look" as "short hair, funky glasses, maybe a little leather" (87) & claims that "it has less to do with one's sexual preferences and more to do with a rejection of our culture's values about women" (90). Out MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow exemplifies this  look & in the linked interview with Katie Couric discuses the ways in which her look differs from what she calls the "pretty-girl-on-cable" stereotype.

Rachel Maddow Tells Katie Couric, "I'm Not Competing on the Pretty-Girl-on-Cable Front"

Kate Woolfe defines the "Lesbian Look" as "short hair, funky glasses, maybe a little leather" (87) & claims that "it has less to do with one's sexual preferences and more to do with a rejection of our culture's values about women" (90). Out MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow exemplifies this look & in the linked interview with Katie Couric discuses the ways in which her look differs from what she calls the "pretty-girl-on-cable" stereotype.

James Cameron was dragged from his cell and beaten — a young black man accused of a rape that never happened. Someone tied a rope around his neck. Two boys had already been hanged for the same crime; their bodies dangled from a tree in Marion, Ind. But a voice rose from the crowd and, somehow, Mr. Cameron was let go. This is his story. — Fernanda Santos, Phoenix Bureau Chief

What Do You Do After Surviving Your Own Lynching?

The most iconic image of racist brutality in America would have looked different had James Cameron not survived a lynching attempt in Indiana in He devoted the rest of his life not just to civil rights, but to memorializing the moment of his near death.

Actress Jane White in a 1941 photograph by Carl Van Vechten. A 1944 graduate of Smith College, White was the daughter of Civil Rights icon Walter White. Ms. White began her career on Broadway in 1945 when Paul Robeson helped her get her first role as the lead in Lillian Smith’s “Strange Fruit,” a story about a doomed interracial love affair. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt praised Ms. White’s work for its “restraint and beauty.” In 1959, Ms. White originated the role of Queen Aggravain (to a…

vintageblackglamour: “ Actress Jane White in a 1941 photograph by Carl Van Vechten. A 1944 graduate of Smith College, White was the daughter of Civil Rights icon Walter White. White began her.

Osborne Anderson was the only African American to Survive, among the five Black Men that accompanied John Brown on the raid on Harpers Ferry! In 1861 Anderson wrote A Voice From Harper’s Ferry. He believed that southern accounts were biased, he felt compelled to give an account of the event from the raiders’ perspective. http://www.cafepress.com/gkcstore

Truth Osborne Anderson was the only African American to Survive, among the five Black Men that accompanied John Brown on the raid on Harpers Ferry!

Nelson Mandela, right, with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in Zurich in 2004 after South Africa was named the host for the 2010 soccer World Cup

Mandela Embraced the Power of Sports for Resistance and Unity

Former South African President Nelson Mandela holds the Jules Rimet World cup beside Capetown Archbishop Desmond Tutu, at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich on

Madiba.

Nelson Mandela on the roof at Kholvad House. Photograph courtesy of Ahmed Kathrada

Matt Lauer #studio

Shame that Matt Lauer could have Ann fired simply for not liking her.

Musician and composer Edmund Dede was born on Nov. 20, 1827 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His parents were free Creoles of color who moved to New Orleans from the French West Indies.In 1851 he wrote “Mon Pauvre Coeur” (My Poor Heart), which is considered the oldest piece of sheet music published by a New Orleans free Creole of color.

Musician and composer Edmund Dede was born on November 1827 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His parents were free Creoles of color who moved to New Orleans from the French West Indies around 1809

LITTLE ROCK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL 1957 THE LITTLE ROCK 9: TOP TO BOTTOM, LEFT TO RIGHT :  GLORIA RAY TERRENCE ROBERTS MELBA PATILLO ELIZABETH ECKFORD ERNEST GREEN MINNIJEAN BROWN JEFFERSON THOMAS CARLOTTA WALLS THELMA MOTHERSHED

The Little Rock Nine was a group of African-American students who were enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in The ensuing Little Rock Crisis

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