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

New Negro Movement


  The key to the cultural movement in black American history after the end of the civil war and slavery was the Harlem Renaissance. This was not the first renaissance, Europe went through a renaissance from the 14th-17th Century. Renaissance is defined as a rebirth or revival.The black moors bought Europe out of the dark … Continue reading New Negro Movement

Black History Month: Josephine Baker First Black Broadway Entertainer


June 3rd 1906- April 12 1975 (age 68) Her most successful song was j’ai deluxe amours released in 1931 I had only heard of Josephine Baker from references used to her in popular culture, I did not know what she had accomplished in her lifetime. Until the beginning of my black history research this month I thought barely … Continue reading Black History Month: Josephine Baker First Black Broadway Entertainer

Black History Month: Jimi Hendrix The First King of Rock and Roll


  November 27th 1942 - September 18 1970 (age 29) Jimi Hendrix was the first King of Rock and Roll and is widely the most influential electric guitarists in the history of Rock and Roll music. By 1969 he was the world’s highest paid rock musician, yet his mainstream career lasted a mere 4 years! I … Continue reading Black History Month: Jimi Hendrix The First King of Rock and Roll