Black History Month: Naomi Sims


By Affia Keys Naomi Simms March 30th 1948 - August 1st 2009 In November 1968 Naomi Simms was the first ever African American model to appear on the cover of Ladies home journal, at the time the leading magazine for women. She later turned down a role in the movie Cleopatra Jones because she was … Continue reading Black History Month: Naomi Sims

Black History Month: Pearl Bailey


by Affia Keys Pearl Mae Bailey March 29 1918- August 17 1990 Was a big band era singer and actress whose career spanned over 40 years. Born in 1918 Newport News Virginia, she begun performing from the age of three as a singer in her fathers church choir. Her entry into show business came at age 15 … Continue reading Black History Month: Pearl Bailey

Kimora Lee Simmons Weds Again


by Affia Keys After her ‘marriage’ to Djimon hounsou disintegrated, one was surprised to see Kimora flaunting her new beau Tim Leissner on an annual family vacay. Well ish just got real  because sources have confirmed including ex husband Russell Simmons that Kimora and Tim are indeed married. I wonder if this marriage is anything similar … Continue reading Kimora Lee Simmons Weds Again