Arthur Ashe (1943-1993) •
Arthur Robert Ashe Jr., legendary tennis player, human rights activist, and educator, was born on July 10, 1943, in Richmond, Virginia, to Arthur Sr. and Mattie Cunningham Ashe. At the age of four, he began playing tennis at Brook Field, a black-only park where his … Read MoreArthur Ashe (1943-1993)
Nell CarterBirmingham native Nell Carter (1948-2003) first came to public attention as a Broadway performer, but she achieved her most lasting fame as the star of the television series Gimme A Break! The diminutive but commanding Carter overcame a difficult and traumatic childhood to achieve a successful career as a singer and dancer in several theater productions in New York during the 1970s, including her most acclaimed show, Ain't Misbehavin'. She reinvented herself as a television star…
Richard Amsel created the poster for another... - frank-o-meter
Richard Amsel created the poster for another Agatha Christie movie - “Murder on the Orient Express”. Here are two preliminary version, the first of which differs considerably from the final design.
In memoriam: Diahann Carroll
Diahann Carroll (1935-2019) has just passed away. She was a Black American film and television actress, probably best known for playing Dominique Deveraux on “Dynasty” (1984-87), Whitle…
Many Never Knew Gladys Knight's Son Died As A Young Man From THIS
This is so sad, but we wanted to shine a light on Gladys Knight's beloved son because there's a lot to be learned from this story.
Debbie Reynolds 1932-2016
The actress-singer-dancer was one of Hollywood's brightest lights since bursting to stardom at age 19 in "Singin' in the Rain"
Paul Robeson (1898-1976) •
Paul Robeson is best known as a world famous athlete, singer, actor, and advocate for the human rights of people throughout the world. Over the course of his career, Robeson combined all of these activities into a lifelong quest for racial justice. He used his … Read MorePaul Robeson (1898-1976)
Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist, dies
Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.
My Happy Mushu Palace
This is basically going to serve as an archive for amusing things that I find. The links deposited do not represent my views in any way; and frankly, I don’t care if they are found offensive.
Fantastic Portraits of Pop Stars Posing With Their Younger Selves - Flashbak
These portraits of pop stars posing with their younger selves are brilliant. No sign of Roger Daltry, the leader singer of The Who, who wished “I hope I die before I get old”, but plenty of: Agnetha Faltskog, Amy Winehouse, Annie Lennox, Barbra Streisand, Beyonce, Boy George, Britney Spears, Bruce Springsteen, Cher, Cyndi Lauper, … Continue reading "Fantastic Portraits of Pop Stars Posing With Their Younger Selves"