women who rock

Jul 7, 2014

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

daphinatrix:



Channel surfed to this docu on Saturday and was pleased. I’d never heard of Grace Lee Boggs, and was thrilled to see the story of someone who was a foot soldier in the movement. I liked what the filmmaker said in the voice over, that she’d gone looking for Boggs as a Chinese-American…

Jun 26, 2014

femalerappers:

femalerappers:

Sisterhood Of Hip Hop - Coming August 12th to Oxygen

REBLOGGING again cause y’all need to SUPPORT cause all of these talented ARTISTS deserve it TY!!!!!

Jun 26, 2014

classicladiesofcolor:

Actress and singer, Margaret Avery 
(dated 1993 according to source)

classicladiesofcolor:

Actress and singer, Margaret Avery 

(dated 1993 according to source)

(Source: ebay.ca)

Jun 20, 2014

diasporicroots:

Actress Lillyn Brown (1885–1969), c. 1920

A veteran of vaudeville and musical theater, Lillyn Brown’s show business career began in 1894 when she left her home in Georgia with a traveling minstrel show. Born Lillian Thomas to an African American mother and Iroquois father, Brown initially performed as the “Indian Princess” but soon acquired the role of male impersonator (or “interlocutor”) billed as “Elbrown” or “E. L. Brown,” developing an act in which she wore top hat and tails, sang several songs as a man, then revealed her long hair and continued singing as a woman. She made her only known gramophone recordings in 1921, backed by her group, the Jazzbo Syncopators. Brown toured Europe, appeared on Broadway, and performed at the major clubs in Harlem and on the Keith Circuit until her retirement in 1934. She resumed her stage career in 1949, with a dramatic role in Regina. In the 1950s, she operated an acting and singing school in Manhattan, taught for many years at the Jarahal School of Music in Harlem (Sugar Ray Robinson was one of her pupils), and was active in the African American Actors Guild.

diasporicroots:

Actress Lillyn Brown (1885–1969), c. 1920

A veteran of vaudeville and musical theater, Lillyn Brown’s show business career began in 1894 when she left her home in Georgia with a traveling minstrel show. Born Lillian Thomas to an African American mother and Iroquois father, Brown initially performed as the “Indian Princess” but soon acquired the role of male impersonator (or “interlocutor”) billed as “Elbrown” or “E. L. Brown,” developing an act in which she wore top hat and tails, sang several songs as a man, then revealed her long hair and continued singing as a woman. She made her only known gramophone recordings in 1921, backed by her group, the Jazzbo Syncopators. Brown toured Europe, appeared on Broadway, and performed at the major clubs in Harlem and on the Keith Circuit until her retirement in 1934. She resumed her stage career in 1949, with a dramatic role in Regina. In the 1950s, she operated an acting and singing school in Manhattan, taught for many years at the Jarahal School of Music in Harlem (Sugar Ray Robinson was one of her pupils), and was active in the African American Actors Guild.

(via classicladiesofcolor)

Jun 20, 2014

(Source: 90shiphopraprnb, via femalerappers)

Jun 16, 2014

Songwriter, pianist, and singer Carole King

Songwriter, pianist, and singer Carole King

Jun 13, 2014

Ruby Dee, a Ringing Voice for Civil Rights, Onstage and Off, Dies at 91

iamanamp:

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Jun 13, 2014

Singer and activist Miriam Makeba.

Singer and activist Miriam Makeba.

Jun 12, 2014

En Vogue “Free Your Mind”

Jun 12, 2014

classicladiesofcolor:

Adelaide Hall

classicladiesofcolor:

Adelaide Hall

(Source: ancientfaces.com)