women who rock

Sep 28, 2014

buffy-sainte-marie:

Buffy Sainte-Marie on the back cover of her twelfth studio album, “Sweet America" (1976).

buffy-sainte-marie:

Buffy Sainte-Marie on the back cover of her twelfth studio album, “Sweet America" (1976).

(via classicladiesofcolor)

Sep 28, 2014

"Mama Africa" - Miriam Makeba

Sep 26, 2014

classicladiesofcolor:

Eslanda Robeson was the business manager of her husband, Paul Robeson, as well as an actress, anthropologist, author, and civil rights activist.

classicladiesofcolor:

Eslanda Robeson was the business manager of her husband, Paul Robeson, as well as an actress, anthropologist, author, and civil rights activist.

(Source: howard.edu)

Sep 26, 2014

ppaction:

Queer Chicana feminist writer Gloria Anzaldúa was born 71 years ago today. As an activist and theorist, she pioneered ideas of intersectionality, feminism, queer theory, cultural theory, language, and more.
Happy birthday, Gloria!
via Latinos for Planned Parenthood

ppaction:

Queer Chicana feminist writer Gloria Anzaldúa was born 71 years ago today. As an activist and theorist, she pioneered ideas of intersectionality, feminism, queer theory, cultural theory, language, and more.

Happy birthday, Gloria!

via Latinos for Planned Parenthood

Jul 25, 2014

classicladiesofcolor:

Anna Chang performing “How Can A Girl Say No” from the short, Singapore Sue (1932). 

ps a girl can always say no.

(Source: youtube.com)

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)