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Black History Month: Natural Hair Icons

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Clair Huxtable, played by Phylicia Rashad in The Cosby Show, was the quintessential TV mom. She did it all—she was a hardworking lawyer, a loving wife, and a doting mother of five.

Nichelle Nichols was my first role model (apart from my mother) who taught me that women can do the same job as any man, that we can be whoever we dream to be.

Nichelle Nichols - © Chester Higgins - one of the first black women I saw on TV. She ensure blacks were in the next generation/galaxy.

He was my cream, and I was his coffee - And when you poured us together, it was something. - Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an African-American dancer, singer, and actress who found fame in her adopted homeland of France. She was given such nicknames as the “Bronze Venus”, the “Black Pearl”, and the “Créole Goddess”.

Phyllicia Rashad

Hi Phylicia Phylicia Rashad on her graduation day from Howard University in She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in She was initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. through Alpha Chapter in

Francine Everett (April 13, 1915 – May 27, 1999) was an African-American actress and singer who is best known for her performances in race films, independently produced motion pictures with all-black casts that were created exclusively for distribution to cinemas that catered to African American audiences. She studied and acted with the Federal Theater in Harlem, which was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration.

Francine Everett- Actress, Dirty Gertie from Harlem U. Francine Everett, who was called the most beautiful woman in Harlem and one of the most beautiful actresses to appear on screen.

Phylicia rashad  (cosby show time)

Phylicia rashad (cosby show time)

Dorothy Dandridge

vintageblackglamour: The one and only Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born on this day 90 years ago in Cleveland, Ohio. She is pictured at home in 1954 in a photo by Allan Grant.


Bonded by Fred Mathews is an African-American work of art depicting a black couple, as the man kisses the forehead of the woman caressing his head.

Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen. Sisters.

thechanelmuse: “ Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen by Moneta Sleet, Jr. ” Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen are sisters (Phylicia is 2 years older). The late Moneta Sleet, Jr.

Louis Armstrong playing for his wife at the Giza Plateau

a 1961 new york times photo, showing louis armstrong playing trumpet for his wife, lucille, in front of the great sphinx and pyramids in giza, egypt. i wanna play for you in egypt!

1984 Debbie Allen & Phylicia Allen at La Dome Restaurant Press Photo

1984 Debbie Allen & Phylicia Allen at La Dome Restaurant Press Photo mommy and daughter

Roxie roker

Roxie Roker, actress best known for her role as Helen Willis on the The Jefferson's and lenny kravitz mother

Eartha Kitt, 1950s . I absolutely loved her spirit. She made me proud to be a Black woman.

Eartha Kitt: conceived by rape and born on a cotton plantation; spoke 5 languages, sang in recorded my fave Christmas song of all time, Santa Baby. She is so beautiful