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African American flappers and Jazz Age women

HOLY SHIT I HAVE NEVER SEEN BLACK FLAPPERS BEFORE!

There were many fabulous African American flappers. No wonder - it was African American musicians who put the Jazz in “The Jazz Age”! The Charleston dance iteself, which so epitomizes the era, made its debut in the all-Black musical “Runnin’ Wild”, and no one danced that flapper number better than Josephine Baker…save possibly for fellow Black artist Florence Mills, who claimed credit for inventing it (she said she debuted it in her “Plantation Revue” in the early 20s, developing it from a dance popular among slaves). The Charleston song was written by Black composer James P Johnson. Without women and girls like those above, the 1920s would never have roared.

without black women there’d be no flappers, no jazz babies, no liberated (white) women.

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Yes, this is true. It’s all true.

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City of Ferguson wants thousands of dollars to turn over Michael Brown files.

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In what might be the most blatant move the city of Ferguson has made to try to block public investigation of the Michael Brown shooting, officials are charging journalists thousands of dollars to turn over public records.

Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees’ salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

The city has demanded high fees to produce copies of records that, under Missouri law, it could give away free if it determined the material was in the public’s interest to see. Instead, in some cases, the city has demanded high fees with little explanation or cost breakdown.

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In some instances, they’re charging over $100 an hour just to copy and paste some emails.  A) Where can I get that job?  B) If you have nothing to hide, why are you throwing up monetary roadblocks?

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Publicity photos of singer/actress Ida James taken in 1945.

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Helen Williams on the cover of Ebony Magazine, January 1959 

Helen Williams on the cover of Ebony Magazine, January 1959 

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Did he just pull out his dick and drop it on them

lmaoooo son…this just ruined my childhood

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BRUH NOOOOOOOOOOO LMFAO

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Nooooooooooooo why ya’ll destroying “Dragon Tales” ?!?!

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nice try, kid.

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nice try, kid.

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"I was carrying a steel pipe at work, and it brushed up against an electrical wire. When I woke up, I saw that everything was gone, and I just started crying. It’s like I’m a kid again. They clean me, they put me to bed, they wipe my butt, and they even hold my birdie when I pee. I’ve been begging for money in this same spot for 20 years. All that I can do is try to get my bread every day until God decides to take me home."

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Imaan Hammam by Johnny Dufort for CR Fashion Book Issue 5 Fall/Winter 2014

Photographer: Johnny Dufort
Fashion Editor: Carine Roitfeld
Hair: Guillaume Bérard
Make-up: Topolino

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MINDY KALING FOR INSTYLE
BY BJARNE JONASSON
She’s so stunning

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Ig: @denagreerstyle
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This past weekend I got to try my hand at mens workwear and I think I did pretty damn good! #BAE needed a new grown-up suit for work and asked for my help (OF COURSE). We started at Zara for the suit and shoes and ended at H&M for the shirt and tie. The associates at Zara were super helpful. They know their SHIT ok. I have a newfound appreciation for menswear. But overall, I got him to try on fits and colors he never would and he left with a better appreciation for looking and feeling better at work. He was very anti-suits before this and look how GOOD he looks! I think that’s really important. Getting out of your comfort zone and trying new things. The worst that can happen is that you’ll learn what you don’t like and you might just end up looking like a baddie!

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