During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d’Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.
Our loss, U.S.A….
If you don’t admire the shit out of J. Baker, who was also pretty openly bisexual and adopted NINETEEN children in addition to the badassery mentioned above, I want you to go sit in the corner and think about your life choices.
um she was also a huge civil rights activist and her refusal to perform for segregated audiences at major clubs that were fallin over themselves to book her helped de-segregate vegas performance venues
aaaand she had a pet cheetah
Surrounded by old men, Ohio’s Governor signed a stringent law restricting women’s reproductive rights.
this is the #original #black #Madonna from #Axum #Ethiopia. the white ones are all #Duplicate for white people so They can say they are the c#hosen ones. but that’s a lie. This is the #Original From #ETHIOPIA. yes blessed love. they are all over #Ethiopia in #Axum #Lalebela.
yes they refer to her as “Tekur Mariam” which means Black Mary, I got to see this at St. Mary of Zion church in Axum which is the mother church of all Ethiopian Orthodox, it’s extremely beautiful inside with many countries around the world donating something to the church, Britain donated a crystal chandelier, and Russia donated silver chest where church items are kept I believe. Definitely a must see.
Paris Is Burning is a 1990 American documentary film directed by Jennie Livingston. Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, it chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities involved in it. Many members of the ball culture community consider Paris Is Burning to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the “Golden Age” of New York City drag balls and critics have praised it as a thoughtful exploration of race, class, gender, and sexuality in America.
This is one of my favourite doco’s… A must see! If you haven’t already.