african american icons

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Rammellzee X Basquiat X 1982

Jean-Michel Basquiat and Rammellzee on Santa Monica Blvd after exiting Maxfields in Los Angeles. Photos by Basquiat’s assistant Stephen Torton. 

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Style of the Week: Ashley Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

( I really don’t have enough Women of Colour as style icons on my blog - that will change)

I wish I could find more photos to show how in love I was with her style! This character was all about the cropped turtlenecks and pleated & plaid skirts paired with knee highs whilst always preserving a sense of sophistication, I loved it!

A Happy Birthday to the man and the legend, Mr. Jimi Hendrix. 

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Honestly one of the most stylish moments in White House history..

First Lady of the Ivory Coast, Marie-Thérèse Houphouët-Boigny and First Lady Jackie Kennedy in May 1962. Houphouët-Boigny caught the eye of the media during this visit to the Kennedy White House, and was dubbed “Africa’s Jackie”

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11 Black icons you won’t hear about on MLK Jr. day — but absolutely should

In honor of a holiday that has come to represent the spirit of the civil rights movement, we’ve compiled a list of the heroes you probably won’t hear about on Monday. These are the people who marched in the streets of Selma and Montgomery, Alabama, side by side with King, who delivered inspiring speeches about civil rights and ending racial oppression, icons who, in their distinct way, expanded King’s vision of “the revolution for human rights” to include women and queer people.  

The names you should commit to memory