It's a family that needs almost no introduction. But here it is anyway. It started with Loudon -- a musical legend -- and continued on to Sloan, Rufus, Martha, Lucy, Lexi, Suzzi...and, well, you almost need a genealogy chart, or at least a timeline, to map it out.
The R&B and dance diva tackles the life of Josephine Baker in a new musical.
Funded from his own pocket, 34-year-old Mel Waters devised the project for himself and executed it on city walls (and one delivery truck) to pay tribute to famous African Americans during Black History Month.
Snapshots of Dangerous Women is another collection of period pics from estate sales and flea markets, this time presented as a mock photo album with thick album pages and rough-cut page edges.
Bushelle and his wife, Janine Harper, have been styling and photographing their 5-year-old as some of history’s most impressive
Pauline Kael once wrote -- and probably said many times -- that "it takes a star to play a star." I thought of the quote while watching Cush Jumbo performing her Josephine and I, at Joe's Pub.
Nina Simone's music stirs the soul. I liken it to one awash in the Holy Spirit in a Baptist church on a Sunday morning. Her classical piano finesse infused with her jazzy and bluesy gospel voice is heard in all of her music, especially in all of her civil rights protest songs.
Today would have marked Josephine Baker's 108th birthday. And although the world renowned singer/dancer/actress has been
Sounds pretty darn fabulous! Check out Nichelle's "Positively Black" segment on NBC in the video above to hear more about
Many important things happened in the 1920s (Prohibition, jazz music, Art Deco...) But in our minds, one of the more significant
How Josephine Baker kept it jazzy: Throughout history, entertainers of color have been scrutinized because of their physical
The May 2013 edition of Vogue Netherlands has run an editorial honouring designer Marc Jacobs’s work with Louis Vuitton. So far so Vogue, but puzzlingly, the accompanying spread features a white model in “blackface” make-up.