Face2Face Marketing: Working at Trade Shows and Special events

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Detriot Auto Show 1968 Photo by: Enrico Natali

Detriot Auto Show 1968
Photo by: Enrico Natali

Product Specialist: Hired usually by Marketing companies as an Employee or Contractor to bring Brand awareness and/or Product knowledge about a specific brand! This person can be hired to work a   show at a convention center, grocery store, or any location that is suitable for the job at hand!    Ex: For the large Auto show events that happen one might be hired on to work for Chrysler in order to give consumers proper information regarding Chrysler vehicles!

Brand Ambassador: Similar to a Product Specialist  but usually doesn’t have as much brand knowledge as a Product Specialist would. Hired to bring brand awareness and usually give free “swag” away!

Guerrilla Style Marketing: Street teams, Guerrilla style Marketing is exactly what it sounds like. Large teams are usually hired and placed in certain areas to bring Brand Awareness about a product!  EX: Someone might be hired to pass out samples of a new drink on Hollywood blvd!

In-Store Demonstrator: The people cooking in stores, promoting new lines of Perfumes in Macy’s are in-store demonstrators!

Costume Characters/Impersonators:   Staff hired to wear a costume or impersonate a celebrity for a Trade Show or Live Event. Costumes can be a character from a Disney or a Sexy Super hero in an Anime movie.

Booth Babes/Promotional Models/Spokes Model: Again very similar to what I have already mentioned above but usually these men and/or women are hired based on appearance  skill set or a combination of both. A Spokes Model is very close to a Product Specialist, and could probably title themselves as one. They usually however will be the face of the brand but that isn’t the case for every person that accepts a Spokes Model position!

Other names you may hear: Emcee, Lead Generator, Presenter, etc etc etc…basically there to bring brand awareness!

The professionals I have mentioned above are  hired by various companies to represent client products and/or services at special events or Trade Shows! They are responsible for helping the general public become more knowledgeable and aware of the product/service they are representing.

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Inspiration of the day: Capture the moment by Tieira Ryder ♥♥

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The amazing beauty of the world around us!! ♥♥

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Becoming a Queen: “Blessed he that finds a wife”

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Living your life as a Queen, because that is what every woman should do in my opinion. The TV series The White Queen was one of my favorite series from 2013! The writing, the Acting, and the drama make it exceptionally good. I’m going to give you a look into the lives of some of the women on the show so that you may see  what it takes to be a true Queen as well as show you the type of power we have as women. It may not be  physical strength but the Gods have given us another.

The White Queen, Queen Elizabeth, is played by Rebecca Ferguson and her character is phenomenal ! It is important for us as women to understand our calling in a mans life.

On Becoming A Queen:  Play your role for as long as possible, demand respect and gain attention when you have to, also be pursued  do not pursue.

According to history, before Elizabeth married King Edward she was working hard to take care of her two sons from her prior marriage. Her husband was killed (by King Edwards “crew”) leaving her a widow. Elizabeth one day demanded to speak with the King to request land that he had taken from her back so that she could raise her two sons properly. This meeting is what led Edward to fall in love with Elizabeth.  She played her role as a widow for as long as she could before she felt she needed to take a hold of her current situation and demand what was rightly hers.

On Becoming A Queen: Know your King! 

Who is this person that you’ve fallen in love with? Some people call it stalking but its simply taking extra steps to know the person that you would like to commit your life to. We as women can do a lot for our men so it is only fair we know the person we are truly going to be committed to. What type of women has he dated? Who does he follow online? What are his hobbies,  his interests, and career goals? If you find a man in today’s society that follows women who are not similar to you in lifestyle he may not be for you. If you go down his list of people that he follows and its all women with their butts as avatars, girls serving drinks in bikinis etc etc….idk about you..but hes definitely not for me. God Save the King!

On becoming A Queen: Is it love or infatuation? And holding on when we should let go!

Sometimes we as women can get confused with the feelings we are having. I once listened to a woman explain how she had been in a 10 year casual relationship. Don’t be that woman! It takes two to make a relationship work and I don’t believe that we as women should push too hard right away with trying to make a man settle down. With that being said we should not allow men to take us on a roller-coaster ride with them. While you are holding on for this ride you are missing the chance to be with your soul-mate! Some women flaunt their bodies online and men become infatuated with the idea of who they think these women may be. If you really take time to find your King you can avoid a lot of wasted time with men who are not your future King. You should be able to sense whether or not he wants a committed relationship or if he is happy the way things are. It shouldn’t take long for you to understand what type of relationship you are in. When men want something they will do whatever necessary to keep and have it!!! Help make the transition if necessary to make your separate lives become one. For some it happens right away but all men aren’t ready for that to happen immediately.

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Inspiration of the Day: Best TV & Film Quotes ♥♥

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But if you destroy their history, you destroy their achievements and it’s as if they never existed #The Monuments Men

You want the truth about a man, see him through his daughters eyes #TheCrazyOnes

I’ve been married. I know everything #Downtown Abbey

If I ever find out you’ve been stepping out on me, God’s wrath will be the least of your worries #Dallas

I learned it from you. You always told me this was the rule. Rule number one: Throw away your cards the moment you know they can’t win. #Rounders

People think it’s hard to do the right thing. It’s not hard to do the right thing. It’s hard to know what the right thing is. But once you know what the right thing is, it’s hard not to do it. #TheConfession

If you’re in love with him you’re to big a fool for me #TheBlackSwan -1942

In what world can you commit one murder to redeem another? #Homeland

My mother always said you have to be your own best friend” #MastersOfSex

You come from a family of thieves and butchers, and like all guilty men, you try to rewrite your history #IronMan2

Doctor, if you had two precious rare jewels and you feared thieves, would you put your two treasures in the same box? #TheWhiteQueen

The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you’re hit, it is about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much can you take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!  #Rocky

You’ve never done a bad thing, for a good reason?  #REVOLUTION

 

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Inspiration from around the world: Genetic Mutations, the Black Sea ♥♥

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Don’t associate Social Media likes for someones “Greatness” …..Hitler had over a million followers and Jesus originally only had 12″ ..Be the best you! The life that someone presents to you online and even on TV is not what makes someone truly great, no matter how much they are talked about or how many “likes” they get.

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Julia Pastrana – The worlds most famous bearded lady!

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Inspiration from around the world- ♥♥♥♥

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 “The less you know about me, the easier it is to convince you that I am that character on screen. It allows an audience to come into a movie theatre and believe I am that person. “– Kevin Spacey
 

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Travel the world to see its beauty..and Pain!

Paris, I think this will be my first stop!

Are you coming with me?!?! As I visit these places in the U.S and international I will share my experience with each of them. I can’t wait ! The world is so big, why just stay in one place?! I will be doing a lot of Volunteer projects as I go and I can’t wait to share the experience.

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When a Man loves a Woman; Sex, Lies, and Arrogance!

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Sex, Lies and Arrogance, Powerful men and what makes them pigs! Have you ever wondered why, do we as a society give men so much power? Why do some men have such powerful EGOS, or have the idea that they should be surrounded by beautiful women and riches? Are there men in the world that can be faithful to just one woman? This recent issue from TIME Magazine was sparked after a recent incident involving politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Do I think that all men will cheat? That’s a hard question for me to answer but I do think its important, that we as ladies establish early on what we will and WILL not put up with. I need an man that will admire my strength, my voice, and allow me to be the only woman he needs in his life. If you cannot stay faithful, stay single!!

Why do I think most men end up cheating? Well I have a few reasons I can think of one of them being that they were never truly happy with the person they ended up with. Yes I have this crazy notion about fate bringing people together and energy in the universe making two souls one, so shoot me? Lol but seriously, if you never found your one and only soul-mate doesn’t your heart yearn and in constant search of its true desire? Its true, someone you’re dating may have good looks but is that enough to keep you with them for the REST OF YOUR LIFE?

As I was working, myself and a group of men were talking about how some men have infatuations with women. He said it was like “Riding a Roller coaster only to find out it wasn’t that great of a ride, and when the ride is over and the infatuation ends, it may cost you!” (ELJ) The infatuation can be with someones social status, the amount of money they have, or even how they look. I found our conversation to be quite interesting and possibly true?

I went on to say that I believed I could find a “guy” that would meet all my needs and be grateful for me and who I am. I said that, I believe in another city that didn’t pride itself in artificial relationships, I could find Mr. Right if my initial intentions were good. The man that I was speaking with, ELJ, said that the word I’m using guy, could be the problem for a lot of women. He believes that there is a difference between guys and men. He said, with a guy, they can be anyone, they can bee a cool guy, the bad guy or whoever but a man….he’s just that…a man.

I always used the term “guy” just to refer to the male species and I still will but I think he made a good point. There are a lot of those type of “guys” in Hollywood trying to be the ‘it” guy when I just want a man that is going to be the same person everyday. A guy can change his persona at any time. I’ll use the movie Casino as an example (yea probably could’ve picked another movie right without gangsters and thugs?) but take Robert DeNiros character for example, he was the man in this case. When did he ever change? He was always content on who he was and just handling his business! I feel like the other characters in the movie were always trying to be the “cool it guys”.

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Sexual, Intimate Energy: Be careful who you share it with

Pay attention to whom you share your intimate energy with. Intimacy at this level intertwines your aural energy with the aural energy of the other person. These powerful connections, regardless of how insignificant you think they are, leave spiritual debris, particularly within people who do not practice any type of cleansing, physical, emotional or otherwise. The more you interact intimately with someone, the deeper the connection and the more of their aura is intertwined with yours. Imagine the confused aura of someone who sleeps with multiple people and carries around these multiple energies? What they may not realize is that others can feel that energy which can repel positive energy and attract negative energy into your life.

I always say, never sleep with someone you wouldn’t want to be. -

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Found this post online and I couldn’t agree more! Be careful who you share your energy with.

I heard an Actress say that her parents had been together for a very long time and that she didn’t really care to just “date” or “sleep” with just anyone. She said the relationship her parents had is what she expects a relationship to be like. If your a man (or woman) dating, sleeping, and having many children by different people you set an example that reflects an unstable life-style. (in my opinion)

I personally like to see stability, I would like to have stability in my future relationship.

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Inspiration from around the world ♥♥

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The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself places no one has ever been before.

Inspiration from around the world- ♥♥♥

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You can’t expect a side chick to be faithful to your cause. H. Jazz ♥ ♥

A winner is a dreamer who never gives up 
Nelson Mandela

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success

Success always involves risk; you can’t steal second base with your foot still on first. F Wilcox

Tough times don’t last, but tough people do!!!!

 Beauty is a curse. I’m a failure as a woman. Men have a fantasy of me as a sex symbol. But I have feelings too. Dogs never bite, just humans…Men expect so much, and I’ll never live up to it. I don’t care about money or fame, I just want to be loved for who I’am. Marilyn Monroe

They look at you strange and they say you’ve changed but who works that hard just to stay the same?

Inspiration from around the world ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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The War on Men Through the Degradation of Woman: Becoming a better me

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“How is man to recognize his full self, his full power through the eye’s of an incomplete woman? The woman who has been stripped of Goddess recognition and diminished to a big ass and full breast for physical comfort only. The woman who has been silenced so she may forget her spiritual essence because her words stir too much thought outside of the pleasure space. The woman who has been diminished to covering all that rots inside of her with weaves and red bottom shoes.

I am sure the men, who restructured our societies from cultures that honored woman, had no idea of the outcome. They had no idea that eventually, even men would render themselves empty and longing for meaning, depth and connection.

There is a deep sadness when I witness a man that can’t recognize the emptiness he feels when he objectifies himself as a bank and truly believes he can buy love with things and status. It is painful to witness the betrayal when a woman takes him up on that offer.

He doesn’t recognize that the [creation] of a half woman has contributed to his repressed anger and frustration of feeling he is not enough. He then may love no woman or keep many half women as his prize.

He doesn’t recognize that it’s his submersion in the imbalanced warrior culture, where violence is the means of getting respect and power, as the reason he can break the face of the woman who bore him 4 four children.

When woman is lost, so is man. The truth is, woman is the window to a man’s heart and a man’s heart is the gateway to his soul.

Power and control will NEVER out weigh love.

May we all find our way.”

~ Jada Pinkett-Smith

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My style♥ Fashion, Beauty, Hair, & Skin!

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♥ “I wear tight clothing, high heeled shoes but
It doesn’t mean that I’m a prostitute”

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My style and the things I design are inspired by Mother Nature and the Earth. It’s true, my style is inspired by the world around me, the beautiful flowers I see on morning walks, the sun coming into my room in the morning as I wake. When I’m shopping, I’m not only looking for a good deal, I’m also looking for styles that fit my personality. I may like the way something looks on a tall thin Model but I know some things won’t drape me the same. I’m a big fan of restoring vintage pieces and finding one of a kind items at thrift stores. Also I do love fashion but I try to be conscious of the things I buy as I do care about the Earth and the creatures that inhabit it! I stopped looking to Fashion Magazines and started looking at the world around me!

Skin

Oh wow, where do I start. I’ve battled with sensitive skin for a long time and just within the last year I’ve stopped battling my skin and started listening to it. My skin is very oily and I wish I would have known (of course) years ago how to treat my skin type properly. I like to start by steaming my skin if possible to open up the pores a little more.

  •  I cleanse my face twice a day (sometimes 3 if I have to remove makeup Mid-day) with a Benzoyl Peroxide cleanser/exfoliator. Some days I do only use my Benzoly Peroxide based cleanser once and then I will use another gentle cleanser just depending on how my face feels. Benzoly Peroxide is a strong ingredient and for some skin it can be too much so try different samples of cleansers before committing to one or get suggestions from a Dermatologist.
  • I use a Spin cleaning brush when cleansing my face because it really does help to clean out my pores. I saw dramatic results using this with my cleanser, followed by toning and moisturizing. I have never swore by a product like this to help clear out skin but this really has done wonders for me! I have even noticed dark spots fading because of it! My suggestion to you is to read about different Spin Brushes available to see which one has great reviews.  I was using an Acne product for over 8 months and I did see results but with this I saw immediate results. If I had started using this right when I started a new product I probably would have saw results faster. The crazy thing is, I had this brush for several months before I finally opened it and actually used it.

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  • 2/3 days a week I do a deep clay mask! I cleanse my face first and then apply the mask.
  • After doing my cleanser routine I use my Toner. Sometimes before the Toner I will use a pore minimizer treatment. I can’t say what results I’ve truly saw when using the pore minimizer though.
  • Last put not least, I moisturize my skin with an oil free moisturizer. Even though I have oily skin it is still necessary for me to moisturize it after I cleanse my face.

Summary: Cleanse with spinning brush;Tone; Moisturize: Clay Mask 2/3 days a week!

Everyone’s routine will be a little different but I’ve saw excellent results when I stayed consistent with my routine. Underneath Acne most people have beautiful skin that wants to come out. And just because you have Acne that doesn’t mean you have bad skin. Your breakouts could be caused by a hormonal imbalance, not eating right, stress, smog, and many other things. Trying changing your eating habits and your daily maintenance routine to see if it helps stop the breakouts and/or clear up the acne that you have.

Hair

To start, let me say that good hair is the hair you are born with taken care of. It blows my mind reading some of the comments made about Black womens hair. I’ve seen African/Black/Brown women with beautiful healthy short and long hair. How you take care of your hair determines whether it grows or not, not your Ethnicity. Its unfortunate more people don’t understand that. So of course, my hair is naturally curly, but all Black/Brown women do not have curly hair. Many of us do but not all. I decided to go natural probably in late 2011 because I was just not taking care of my hair when I had a relaxer which caused major breakage on my hair. Making the transition was not easy and I actually did continue to straighten my hair every 2 weeks which delayed me seeing results in my actual curl pattern. 3 years later I was able to stick it out and I can honestly say I love my hair! It is back to the length it was prior to breaking the year I decided to go natural and now in 2014 I’m focusing on growth. The transition was a process and I had to keep clipping my ends because the relaxed hair was meeting my natural curl pattern. I also did stop straightening it every 2 weeks, I’ve probably had it straightened 4 times since 2011 and every time it was straightened it was for work. I‘m not making this post to discourage women from getting a relaxer but I do want them to know that you have beautiful hair and you probably have no idea what its like because you’ve been getting relaxers for so long or putting in weaves. I also encourage women who are mothers to NOT give their young daughters relaxers as I have seen it completely change the grade of peoples hair. I think I have beautiful hair but my younger sister prior to her relaxer had AMAZING beautiful, silky hair down her back that is now a different grade because of relaxers. Her hair is still beautiful but it is not the same grade it was!

My tips:

  • I actually stopped washing my hair every week because I found with natural hair the oil was not getting to my scalp like I needed it to. Every 2/3 weeks works better for me and I actually see the growth more when I wash it less. I’m just careful not to put too much oil in my hair as I do not want it to smell greasy because I haven’t washed it. I allow the natural oils to build themselves. My scalp feels so much better since I stopped washing it every week!!!
  • Conditioner is essential with curly hair probably more than shampooing it. There are some debates about shampoo and whether it is necessary to curly hair or if it is actually hurting it. I do still use shampoo as of right now but I only wash it once followed by a conditioner which I leave in for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Having a variety of bobby pins, hair ties, scarves, brushes etc etc will make your life a lot easier. On days when your just having one of those hair days its great to get a little creative with gently pulling the hair off your face. I personally like to do some of the vintage hairstyles on my hair.
  • Forming your curls may seem like a challenge at first but eventually you will start to see your natural curl pattern. I use a curling custard after washing that I actually really like because it keeps my natural curl in its actual state. Usually after putting the curling custard on individual curls I will braid, twist it, or put it up in Bantou knots. If you are looking for ideas YOUTUBE has a lot of natural hair videos posted.
  • If you are going to continue to straighten your hair I suggest using a heat protectant. I know how convenient it is having straight hair especially in the mornings. I will say that most people think they need a relaxer when the straighten their hair but you actually don’t. Your hair will get just as straight without a relaxer. Also I wouldn’t straighten it too often. Once every month if even that!

The standard of beauty in the world has made many women not just women of color feel that they have to meet certain expectations to “qualify” in a false world. I want women to understand what it means to be naturally beautiful and to embrace what has been God given. Weaves for example, I’m not against them, but sometimes I think they get a little bit ridiculous and it is truly heart breaking to see a little girl with weave in her hair because I feel like her own hair isn’t being given a chance. Have you ever heard a man talk about how nice a woman’s hair is? Its probably because our hair sends off energy, its a message to the opposite sex that says a lot about who we are. Again, I’m not against weaves but if you are going to have them make sure they are kept up and well maintained. I’m here to overcome and I know there are some other beautiful, great women out there with me. I drown out the voices around me and listen to the one deep inside me! I can’t ask the world to accept me as I am if I give a false presentation of my true self. 

Makeup

When I’m not working the only makeup I will usually wear is eyeliner, mascara, shadow, and lipgloss. I generally try to save my foundation for the days I’m actually working because I don’t like putting heavy product on my naturally beautiful skin!. Also I stand by the belief of Natural beauty with minor touch ups (lipstick, eyeliner, mascara) ! =) I have used a lot of different brands when it comes to makeup, some a lot heavier than others which is what I usually need when filming. I do always make sure my face is freshly washed and I do use Moisturizer and Primer when applying foundation. Even though my skin is already oily, ( The oil helps keeps you youthful) when cleansing I still make sure to use a moisturizer after to help my skin balance itself. I generally like to go to an actual makeup store before buying to try on different shades to find the best fit possible. If you do wear makeup my suggestion to you is to make sure you really are keeping your skin healthy by preparing it before putting on the makeup and after you take it off. Your before and after routine will be what helps keep your skin healthy from the makeup. 

Throwbacks

My style way back when! Ok about 4 years ago in NY and Ohio! Some of it was OK and a lot of it was not! I laughed going through some of these photos! HA

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Black History Month: American History

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Because “Black People” have been more than slaves. And yes slavery is an important part of American history, not just for Blacks but for everyone around during that period including the Natives and Whites. It should be remembered like any other important matter from the past whether its the Vietnam War, 911, or the Attack on Pearl Harbor. This post will not be just about slavery though, because as my first line said “Blacks” have been more than slaves. I eventually will write more about the various types of Africans and our mixtures because most people seem to think everyone who is “Black” is “African American”. More on that later though.  I hope you will enjoy this post! 

Queen Liliuokalani 

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Liliuokalani; Queen of Hawaii from 1838-1917

On January 17th, 1893 Queen Liliuokalani was forced to surrender Hawaii at the hands of the “U.S and European Missionaries” who wanted Hawaii to be apart of the states. Hawaii, at the time, was a Monarchy and Queen Liliuoklani was attempting to rewrite the constitution of Hawaii that many Americans, Europeans, and members of her cabinet did not agree with. This new constitution would take away some of the rights of non citizens (the Americans and Europeans doing business there) and would help eliminate some of the poverty with the natural born citizens of Hawaii, most of who were accepting of this new constitution. Events prior to January 17th caused concern to the American Safety Commissioner for the “U.S and European missionaries” who were attempting to OVERTHROW the Queen and U.S Marines as well as Sailors were sent in to surround the castle. From the urging of her cabinet held captive with her in the castle, Queen Liliuoklani decided to surrender and the “missionaries” claimed a Provisional Government.

Julia-The TV Series

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Julia is one of the first TV shows that portrays African American women in a non-stereotypical role! The role of Julie was played by the beautiful Actress and Singer Diahann Caroll. The TV series “Julia” ran for 86 episodes and its definitely a good one to watch!

Butterfly McQueen

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An African American Actress that I personally know from the movie “Mildred Pierce” and “Gone with the Wind”. She is known for her unique voice and I invite you to hear her on the video below. McQueen wasn’t happy about playing stereotypical roles back to back and did not continue Acting after 1947 because of it.

Bill Cosby

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One of the first American Americans to Co-Star in a dramatic TV series. The 70′s was a moving time from African Americans in Entertainment and I always ask myself, what happened to shows like the Cosbys and Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Most of the stuff I see on TV with mostly African Americans is “urban” and of course I’m not expecting shows exactly like the ones I mentioned but what a drastic change. These shows were a reflection and different light on how African Americans were in their family life. The Cosbys became one of the highest ranking sitcom in the 1980′s.

 

Oscar Micheaux

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Oscar was an American author, film director and independent producer of more than 44 films. He is regarded as the first major African-American feature filmmaker with his first critical success in 1918.
Micheaux sought to create films that would counter white portrayals of African Americans, which tended to emphasize inferior stereotypes. He created complex characters of different classes, and was never interested in simplicity.
His own life experiences were the basis for much of his work. Growing up in southern Illinois, which had long been influenced by Southern migrants and culture, he learned about some relationships between African Americans and whites, and their misunderstandings.

“To be young, gifted, and Black” Nina Simone

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Nina Simone (Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003)- Is an American Pianist, Jazz, and Blues Singer from the 1950′s! I posted the song above because I think it is a beautiful song of encouragement to the Black community especially the young generation that may still be lost. Nina was not only known for her talented vocals she was also very active Politically! In the year 1970 Nina moved to the Barbados in order to avoid prosecution for “tax evasion” (really for protesting against the Vietnam war) and would stay there for some time!

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