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Josephine Baker – Black is Beautiful- in 1920’s

I have always loved the story of Josephine Baker! well I  simply love the 1920’s and it’s art and design aesthetic!  However  the study of this revealed that even Ms Baker tried to lighten her skin! Such is the “pressure” !

This weeks curation  looks at “Black is Beautiful” and historical views on Black skin tone  in a broader sense in preparation for the 50th Anniversary  of the “Black is Beautiful” tagline we know today! Please share support and join us on January 28th 2012 in our call to action

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  • Anonymous

    @LobsterPotsticker srry i was a little bit younger on that comment but its in the bible i think moses had an Ethopian wife i think thats right my bible reading and history is a little bit rusty :p lol but thanks 4 correcting me most adults go off on me when im wrong (if ur an adult)

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  • Anonymous

    @CoCoaBeauty5734 in history…?
    lol i don’t think you’ve included ancient history

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  • Anonymous

    I love what grace kelly did for her, love them both!

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  • Anonymous

    play your favorite dance track over her Charleston and it works

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  • Anonymous

    Black and white are both beautiful even green but please that’s just colours. Josephine became famous because the of her brain and the moves and everything she brought to the scene. She was simply unik. And i know , because she was darkskinned made her more beautiful but somehow that’s just mean. cause her beauty actually came from the inside. wich all our beauty comes from. so please stop nodest that she was dark skinned she had it bad enough back then when that was everything people saw.stupid

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  • Anonymous

    Same here you close minded prick. she wad an advocate and a brilliant woman and you want to bring up old dance moves she did? Way to pick on some one who’s dead.

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  • Anonymous

    Have some respect for Mrs Baker you Dummy that’s the problem with American and why she left America in the first place and I’m leaving to..

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  • Anonymous

    i know her dance moves were probably breathtaking and revolutionary for her time, but to me she just looks like a retard.

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  • Anonymous

    @Fronika Whites didn’t even create the instruments. Most of the instruments came from Asia and Africa. Whites copied them and adapted them for their own culture. You do realize that horn and wind instruments have been around for thousands of years while whites were still living in caves?

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  • Anonymous

    @josbo51715 And if whites hadn’t invented the instruments blacks play their music on, blacks would still just be banging on drums. “Classical music and dancing ballet”, as if that is the only white music in the world. You should get out more. Still I suppose your idiotic views make you feel better.

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  • Anonymous

    @jagjaguwar Listen hear you Giant japanese robot, LOL. She lightened her complexion and lived in Paris and went from white man to white man and then she came back to the USA and did the same thing. RESEARCH

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  • Anonymous

    @dantej32 Sure, you haven’t. You’re word is truth?

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  • Anonymous

    @realmusic1111

    I totally agree, but you know, I’ve seen this same sort of lunacy being played out in our culture on a whole nother level…when so called “educated” black people, (who are dead serious), have decided that Quanisha Latrice couldn’t possibly have any brains because her name is Quanisha Latrice…How simple minded is that??? Continue to have a backbone sis, and never give anybody your power…the fact that you know who you are and love it, is God giving you a kiss on the lips.

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  • Anonymous

    @DinahWest Well that’s the past and I would like to leave the past in the past. Its stupid to steal believe a skin color will make you better. FOOLISHNESS

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  • Anonymous

    @batucada358 Thats right!!!! I just did my big chop and I excited. already my hair is healthier and thicker…2 things I have never had before lol. But back to subject, I don’t care what people THINK..its their opinion and why would I believe that a shade of skin makes you any better. If i bleached my skin today, what will change other than my skin color, NOTHING!!! I’ll still have THE SAME MIND!!!!, so why does it matter to be lighter. I truly believe the whole idea is idiotic, to be honest.

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  • Anonymous

    @smilebot1
    Oh brother…go take a nap.

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  • Anonymous

    @realmusic1111

    Get it girl! It starts with you…there are clueless folks in this world who have completely bought the hype and immersed themselves in somebody else’s ideal…I wear my nappy hair in braids, and I can walk in the rain, take a dip in the pool and sweat like I’m constipated…and be happy in the knowledge that not everybody who thinks they’re beautiful, is beautiful…in my eyes…which by the way are the only eyes that count.

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  • Anonymous

    @CoCoaBeauty5734

    I doubt that she was the first, (go read a REAL history book)…and if she was, it really didn’t matter…in the end she wound up with 12 kids and no mate…Hon, I can tell that you’re young, and extremely impressionable…you are going to spend your life chasing an elusive dream because you have romanticized the thought of the slave girl being massa’s one and only true love…and common sense cannot penetrate that mind set…keep living, and rethink being a little too smart.

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  • Anonymous

    @DETmostwanted Yea. That’s my point. Whites do things that blacks have already done and then they take all the credit for it. Whites love to rip off black culture.

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  • Anonymous

    @josbo51715 oh. my bad. Yeah, Bo Derek wore cornrows and white people were pleased. smh.
    Did you know that cornrows were originally made for women in ancient African times?

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  • Anonymous

    her name is Bo derek and I think braids not cornrows. But gotta bless Josephine and the art of modern dance! Shhh and burlesque:)

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  • Anonymous

    @DETmostwanted I have to make a correction. The white woman I was referring to is Do Derek. She wore cornrows in the movie “10.”

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  • Anonymous

    @josbo51715 White woman in Gigli? If you meant Jennifer Lopez, she’s Latina! Latinas/nos are a mix of White (Spanish or Portuguese), Blacks, and Native Americans.

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  • Anonymous

    Mz Baker is also the original Betty Boop that is where they got the cartoon figure from!

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  • Anonymous

    I think that at the very least, people need to realize there are beautiful people in every race and color. You don’t have to be attracted to them, but don’t be close-minded and generalize based on your own opinion. If only people would realize, we are all one race, and that is the human race. A good example in the animal kingdom to compare us to: Cats. There are so many different sizes and colors and shapes, yet they are all adorable in their own way. 🙂

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