It’s no wonder Misty Copeland is a role model for countless aspiring ballerinas. Misty didn’t take her first dance class until age 13, at the local Boys & Girls Club in San Pedro, CA. Her natural strength and flexibility, plus a killer work ethic, meant she advanced quickly, and in 2000 she joined A...
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This is my grandmother's best friend, R. Yoshihara. The photo was taken in Los Angeles, California in 1927. Many thanks to Cheryl Motoyama for being the first to contribute a photograph of a Japanese...
Vintage Vamp: Hazel Scott
During her heyday in the 1930s and '40s, jazz pianist Hazel Scott was one of the most glamorous women in show business. Besides starring in several movies, releasing hit albums and running with a crowd of movers and shakers like Lena Horne and James Baldwin, Scott also had an undeniably dazzling personal style and grace...
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ABT sensation Misty Copeland has recently been starring in Ratmansky’s Firebird. Here she is as virtuoso young performer: Misty at 14 in The Nutcracker (above). Misty at 15:
Happy Bday Dorothy Dandridge! The 30 Most Beautiful Black Women in History - Essence
ESSENCE.com staffers are constantly debating about who are the most beautiful black women of all time. Now is the perfect time to, for once and for all, compile our definite list! From Pam Grier to Diana Ross, here are our picks for the 30 most ravishing African-American women in all of history. Did we leave someone out? Let us know in the comments section!