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The Girls of The 90s

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“When we were their age,we weren’t anybody’s standard of beauty. When I was your age, I didn’t love my skin color, I didn’t love my lips. I didn’t love my nose, I didn’t love my hair. I didn’t love anything. I didn’t love my body. Because no one was choosing me—my self-esteem was determined by somebody choosing me. I used to curl my lips, and I see pictures and I look insane, but it was me trying to minimize my blackness. It all boiled down to: I need some fool to choose me and then I can be okay with being brown.” Gabrielle Union, on learning to be comfortable with herself in “Harper’s Bazaar” Dec. 2016

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Actress Aja Naomi King Sits Pretty for Vanity Fair October 2016

Actress, Aja Naomi King is best known for her intellectual role in the movie series, ‘How To Get Away With Murder’.

View of actress Diana Sands and dancer Alvin Ailey in the play, “Tiger, tiger burning bright.” Typed on back: “Diana Sands in ‘Tiger, tiger burning bright’ (with Alvin Ailey).”

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library