School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960  photo by Eve Arnold

Eve Arnold: School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face or her hair being pulled. Virginia, 1960 (no link, but a reminder to find out more about SNCC training)

Debbie Allen & Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia (Ayers-Allen) Rashad and Debbie Allen, photographed by Moneta Sleet, Jr. for Ebony. From Debbie’s pointed toe to their beautiful smiles, it’s probably one of my favorite magazine photos ever.

eartha/james dean.  dance class.  so strong.

James Dean & Eartha Kitt at dance classes given by Katherine Dunham. Photo by Dennis Stock, New York,

black pin up girls

Vintage Sleaze: The Black Pinup Afro Antics Black Pinup Models and Vintage Sleaze from the Racist Past

Phylicia Rashad   -- I've always loved this photo of her.

Clair Huxtable, played by Phylicia Rashad in The Cosby Show, was the quintessential TV mom. She did it all—she was a hardworking lawyer, a loving wife, and a doting mother of five.


Just wanted to share these wedding photos of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on their Wedding Day with our BrideTide re.

The supremes at MLK Jr. memorial service 1968.  -  chic, even in mourning.

atribecalledgoodbreed: Photo from Dr. Martin Luther King’s memorial service, displayed at the Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, KY. The Supremes. The Supremes at Dr.’s memorial service in

black pin up girls

Vintage Sleaze: Black Pinups Afro-Antics Howard Morehead Unsung Hero of Photography Black Pinup Vintage

Rare color photos from 1930s-40s

Rare color photos from 1930s-40s

Woman is working on a "Vengeance" dive bomber Tennessee, February Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Alfred T. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Lena Horne


“My father said, ‘I can get a maid for my daughter. I don’t want her in the movies playing maids.’ ” is a quote that pretty much sums up the moxie of legendary performer Lena Horne

eartha kitt & james dean in dance class

The Literary Dance Floor. Eartha Kitt teaching James Dean how to dance, early (Photo by Dennis Stock). “[James Dean] said to me, ‘I want to move like you, can you teach me how to mov.

1944.  young black ladies.  possible black pin-up girls?

Working With Black Women, Part 1: My First Black Friends

Beautifully dressed pin-up girls waiting to be asked to dance at the NAS Seattle Spring Formal Dance in Who could resist such beautiful smiles?