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New blog post about the burlesque fans I made for #thehiddenpinup. These hessian beauties are covered in stories, find out how and why, link in the bio 
#microagressions #blackfetish #blackhistory #blackburlesque #blackculture #houseofghetto #handmade #embroidery #blackpinup #blackperformers #hessianfans #fandance
Omg! @haleyfranke did her nails up for us 😍 check her nail art page and peep them in person at our show tonight at 7pm! Join us for a talkback after, reviews and tickets at https://www.show-score.com/off-off-broadway-shows/letters-in-the-dirt
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#nyitawards #newyorkinnovativetheatreawards #undergroundtheater #offoffbroadway #broadway.4me #playbill #experimentaltheater #theatermania #todaytix #offbroadway #broadwayblack @broadwayblack #newplays #blackperformers #blackpoets #newyorkcitytheater #participatoryperformance #immersivetheater
Omg! @haleyfranke did her nails up for us 😍 check her nail art page and peep them in person at our show tonight at 7pm! Join us for a talkback after, reviews and tickets at https://www.show-score.com/off-off-broadway-shows/letters-in-the-dirt . . . . . . . . . #nyitawards  #newyorkinnovativetheatreawards  #undergroundtheater  #offoffbroadway  #broadway .4me #playbill  #experimentaltheater  #theatermania  #todaytix  #offbroadway  #broadwayblack  @broadwayblack #newplays  #blackperformers  #blackpoets  #newyorkcitytheater  #participatoryperformance  #immersivetheater 
Last show of my 4 day run with 4Hoog 🎭 in Andenne! #theater #dance #music #performers #blackperformers
Come find out what Shango is up to in the south💁🏾‍♂️. This show is a MUST SEE!! #blackartist #blackartmatters #terellmccraney #moonlight #blackactors #blackactresses #blackperformers
The #reviews are in! Letters in the Dirt "pushes the form" and is "funny", "mystical", and "tender"- "a must see!" Read more and get your #tickets on #Showscore at the link below, and join us for #talkbacks after every show this week! Use code STUDENT15 or present your school ID at the #boxoffice for a 25% discount! Our second week starts tonight, 7pm!

https://www.show-score.com/off-off-broadway-shows/letters-in-the-dirt
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#nyitawards #newyorkinnovativetheatreawards #undergroundtheater #offoffbroadway #broadway.4me #playbill #experimentaltheater #theatermania #todaytix #offbroadway #broadwayblack @broadwayblack #newplays #blackperformers #blackpoets #newyorkcitytheater #participatoryperformance #immersivetheater
The #reviews  are in! Letters in the Dirt "pushes the form" and is "funny", "mystical", and "tender"- "a must see!" Read more and get your #tickets  on #Showscore  at the link below, and join us for #talkbacks  after every show this week! Use code STUDENT15 or present your school ID at the #boxoffice  for a 25% discount! Our second week starts tonight, 7pm! https://www.show-score.com/off-off-broadway-shows/letters-in-the-dirt . . . . . . . . . #nyitawards  #newyorkinnovativetheatreawards  #undergroundtheater  #offoffbroadway  #broadway .4me #playbill  #experimentaltheater  #theatermania  #todaytix  #offbroadway  #broadwayblack  @broadwayblack #newplays  #blackperformers  #blackpoets  #newyorkcitytheater  #participatoryperformance  #immersivetheater 
Regrann from @akynos -  Say hello to our headliner, soulstress @melodiousfly she will grace our stages on April 19th at @essencebar 9p NO COVER come in from the cold cause this show will be HOT!!! #blackperformers #blackwomyn #blackburlesque #KoffeeBurlesk #essenceofkoffee 
With @nelsonlugomagic @hoodoohussy @cecebrownsugah and moi! - #regrann
Say hello to our headliner, soulstress @melodiousfly she will grace our stages on April 19th at @essencebar 9p NO COVER come in from the cold cause this show will be HOT!!! #blackperformers #blackwomyn #blackburlesque #KoffeeBurlesk #essenceofkoffee 
With @nelsonlugomagic @hoodoohussy @cecebrownsugah and moi!
- @toothbrushjesus - Dancing with expression and bluming with emotion! If you want to improve your smooth moves, go check her out!
- Blume is built on the idea that everyone has something to offer, they just need a community to support them. We believe that this collaborative and uplifting community will start here in Memphis and here with us. Through art, through education, through self-love, we want to change the narrative of Memphis in the national conversation and eventually change the world.
Are you in #BLUME?
@blume_revolution
- @toothbrushjesus - Dancing with expression and bluming with emotion! If you want to improve your smooth moves, go check her out! - Blume is built on the idea that everyone has something to offer, they just need a community to support them. We believe that this collaborative and uplifting community will start here in Memphis and here with us. Through art, through education, through self-love, we want to change the narrative of Memphis in the national conversation and eventually change the world. Are you in #BLUME ? @blume_revolution
"Every single person i know would benefit from seeing letters in the dirt."
"It will move you, guaranteed." "Timely and necessary...profound, moving, and gripping." .
be the first to see what the hype is all about. see you tomorrow. https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/989169
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feedback & reviews: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1810031399289798.1073741832.1795207520772186&type=1&l=22635d4a50
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#LinkInBio #AiyanaStanleyJones #LettersIntheDirt #NewWork #GoSeePlays #Brooklyn #TheBrick #BlackLivesMatter  #theatre #NYCTheatre #nyitawards #newyorkinnovativetheatreawards #undergroundtheater #offoffbroadway #broadway.4me #playbill #experimentaltheater #theatermania #todaytix #offbroadway #broadwayblack @broadwayblack #newplays #blackperformers #blackpoets #newyorkcitytheater #participatoryperformance #immersive
"Every single person i know would benefit from seeing letters in the dirt." "It will move you, guaranteed." "Timely and necessary...profound, moving, and gripping." . be the first to see what the hype is all about. see you tomorrow. https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/989169 . feedback & reviews: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1810031399289798.1073741832.1795207520772186&type=1&l=22635d4a50 . . #LinkInBio  #AiyanaStanleyJones  #LettersIntheDirt  #NewWork  #GoSeePlays  #Brooklyn  #TheBrick  #BlackLivesMatter  #theatre  #NYCTheatre  #nyitawards  #newyorkinnovativetheatreawards  #undergroundtheater  #offoffbroadway  #broadway .4me #playbill  #experimentaltheater  #theatermania  #todaytix  #offbroadway  #broadwayblack  @broadwayblack #newplays  #blackperformers  #blackpoets  #newyorkcitytheater  #participatoryperformance  #immersive 
How can you fail with the world behind you?
How can you fail with the world behind you?
See what happened in the studio last Friday and fnd out more about The Hidden Pin Up! 
#thehiddenpinup #houseofghetto #blackpinup  #blackfetish #blackstereotypes #blackburlesque #blackhistory #blackculture #blackperformers #fandance #vintage #burlesque #handmade #dance
Events | @blackballaduk Variety Night 2018 - Performers: @dylema_, @kokoclay, @araharmonic, Ava Vidal
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#iSeeiCatch #EventPhotography #BlackWomen #BlackPerformers #Poetry #Music #Comedy #BlackArtists #BlackTalent #BlackBallad #BlackGirlMagic #Nikon35mm
Oh hey, we're in the running for the New York Innovative Theater Awards! Be part of the magic and help us out by seeing the show and casting your vote at nyitawards.com/vote! Only 9 more days till opening 🤥 don't forget to grab those tickets at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/989169
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#nyitawards #newyorkinnovativetheatreawards #undergroundtheater #offoffbroadway #broadway.4me #playbill #experimentaltheater #theatermania #todaytix #offbroadway #broadwayblack @broadwayblack #newplays #blackperformers #blackpoets #newyorkcitytheater #participatoryperformance #immersive
Oh hey, we're in the running for the New York Innovative Theater Awards! Be part of the magic and help us out by seeing the show and casting your vote at nyitawards.com/vote! Only 9 more days till opening 🤥 don't forget to grab those tickets at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/989169 . . . . . . . . . . #nyitawards  #newyorkinnovativetheatreawards  #undergroundtheater  #offoffbroadway  #broadway .4me #playbill  #experimentaltheater  #theatermania  #todaytix  #offbroadway  #broadwayblack  @broadwayblack #newplays  #blackperformers  #blackpoets  #newyorkcitytheater  #participatoryperformance  #immersive 
•All that jazz• is a song from the Broadway Musical Chicago sung By Catherine Zeta Jones ! #chicagomusical
•All that jazz• is a song from the Broadway Musical Chicago sung By Catherine Zeta Jones ! #chicagomusical 
Today’s shero, Carol Diahann Johnson (Diahann Carolle) was the first African American actor or actress to win a Tony Award for a lead role in a musical for her performance in No Strings. This professionally trained performer was born in 1935 in The Bronx. She worked in a nightclub before she made her Broadway debut in The House of Flowers. In 1962, she became the first African American actor or actress to win a Tony Award for a leading role. Her casting in the TV show Julia also made her the first African American woman to star in her own TV series, and a bonafide celebrity! She was nominated for an Emmy Award for the series in 1969 and won a Golden Globe Award in 1968. Carroll earned her most recent Emmy nomination for her role in A Different World. You might recognize her from her recurring guest appearances on the long-running dramedy, Grey’s Anatomy.  Shine brightly, Shero! ✨
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Today’s shero, Carol Diahann Johnson (Diahann Carolle) was the first African American actor or actress to win a Tony Award for a lead role in a musical for her performance in No Strings. This professionally trained performer was born in 1935 in The Bronx. She worked in a nightclub before she made her Broadway debut in The House of Flowers. In 1962, she became the first African American actor or actress to win a Tony Award for a leading role. Her casting in the TV show Julia also made her the first African American woman to star in her own TV series, and a bonafide celebrity! She was nominated for an Emmy Award for the series in 1969 and won a Golden Globe Award in 1968. Carroll earned her most recent Emmy nomination for her role in A Different World. You might recognize her from her recurring guest appearances on the long-running dramedy, Grey’s Anatomy. Shine brightly, Shero! ✨ • • • • #womenshistorymonth  #broadwayhistory  #diahanncarroll  #blackperformers  #tonyawards  #shero  #blackgirlmagic  #iamfreeagent 
A gorgeous lady named @kikilachanteuse performing at The Bay Area BHoF Legends Challenge

#burlesque #bhof #burlesquehalloffame #blackperformers #blackexcellence #performersofcolor
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So for those interested it's a must see only on until Friday at the @thealbanyse8 and I believe Friday is already sold out! ☆ Beautifully Empowering ☆

#Salute☆☆☆ #theheadwrapdiaries #uchennadance
#love 
#dance #house #afrobeat #blackperformers #women #storytellers #theatre #queenssupportingwe 
Tickets: www.thealbany.org.uk
Info: www.uchennadance.com
Regrann from @layers_of_cash -  #Reposting @akynos with @instarepost_app -- Thurs March 8 is Intl womyn's day featuring the dream girl Cash! See her one night only in the new burlesque #essenceofkoffee at #essencebar in Brooklyn. 9p show NO COVER it'll be cold outside but the dancers are hot and the drinks are reasonable #blackdancers #blackperformers #blackburlesque #blackwomyn #internationalwomensday 
Featuring @hoodoohussy @cecebrownsugah @rainsupremeny me as your host and our headlining featured guest @layers_of_cash 
Dont miss out!!! - #regrann
Regrann from @layers_of_cash - #Reposting  @akynos with @instarepost_app -- Thurs March 8 is Intl womyn's day featuring the dream girl Cash! See her one night only in the new burlesque #essenceofkoffee  at #essencebar  in Brooklyn. 9p show NO COVER it'll be cold outside but the dancers are hot and the drinks are reasonable #blackdancers  #blackperformers  #blackburlesque  #blackwomyn  #internationalwomensday  Featuring @hoodoohussy @cecebrownsugah @rainsupremeny me as your host and our headlining featured guest @layers_of_cash Dont miss out!!! - #regrann 
#Reposting @akynos with @instarepost_app -- Thurs March 8 is Intl womyn's day featuring the dream girl Cash! See her one night only in the new burlesque #essenceofkoffee at #essencebar in Brooklyn. 9p show NO COVER it'll be cold outside but the dancers are hot and the drinks are reasonable #blackdancers #blackperformers #blackburlesque #blackwomyn #internationalwomensday 
Featuring @hoodoohussy @cecebrownsugah @rainsupremeny me as your host and our headlining featured guest @layers_of_cash 
Dont miss out!!!
#Reposting  @akynos with @instarepost_app -- Thurs March 8 is Intl womyn's day featuring the dream girl Cash! See her one night only in the new burlesque #essenceofkoffee  at #essencebar  in Brooklyn. 9p show NO COVER it'll be cold outside but the dancers are hot and the drinks are reasonable #blackdancers  #blackperformers  #blackburlesque  #blackwomyn  #internationalwomensday  Featuring @hoodoohussy @cecebrownsugah @rainsupremeny me as your host and our headlining featured guest @layers_of_cash Dont miss out!!!
#blackburlesque #afropinup #nycburlesque #Repost @akynos (@get_repost)
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Thurs March 8 is Intl womyn's day featuring the dream girl Cash! See her one night only in the new burlesque #essenceofkoffee at #essencebar in Brooklyn. 9p show NO COVER it'll be cold outside but the dancers are hot and the drinks are reasonable #blackdancers #blackperformers #blackburlesque #blackwomyn #internationalwomensday 
Featuring @hoodoohussy @cecebrownsugah @rainsupremeny me as your host and our headlining featured guest @layers_of_cash 
Dont miss out!!!
#blackburlesque  #afropinup  #nycburlesque  #Repost  @akynos (@get_repost) ・・・ Thurs March 8 is Intl womyn's day featuring the dream girl Cash! See her one night only in the new burlesque #essenceofkoffee  at #essencebar  in Brooklyn. 9p show NO COVER it'll be cold outside but the dancers are hot and the drinks are reasonable #blackdancers  #blackperformers  #blackburlesque  #blackwomyn  #internationalwomensday  Featuring @hoodoohussy @cecebrownsugah @rainsupremeny me as your host and our headlining featured guest @layers_of_cash Dont miss out!!!
Thurs March 8 is Intl womyn's day featuring the dream girl Cash! See her one night only in the new burlesque #essenceofkoffee at #essencebar in Brooklyn. 9p show NO COVER it'll be cold outside but the dancers are hot and the drinks are reasonable #blackdancers #blackperformers #blackburlesque #blackwomyn #internationalwomensday 
Featuring @hoodoohussy @cecebrownsugah @rainsupremeny me as your host and our headlining featured guest @layers_of_cash 
Dont miss out!!!
Can't think of any better way to wake up this morning @janellemonae , you reinvent reinvention. #anikanailah #blacklivesmatter✊🏾 #prince #blackmusic #blackperformers
JOHN HAVIC x KING LEO
FEBRUARY '18

Choreo: @johnhavic
Bars:  @KingLeoBakari - R&B:  Rhythm & Bars The MixTape (link in bio)
Beat:  Just In Case by @officialjaheim

#7 - Just In Case...you didn't know?  You better fake it!  Tell 'em how you know from when you met me I would make it!  Every mold you found you brought me so I could break it!  I took my respect - JUST IN CASE - you couldn't take it!  Rhythm & Bars, I wrote this to show...where I'm trynna go; that's how I found this flow...I need you to know, it wasn't for free so, it wasn't for fame when I became King Leo!

#LinkInBio #Soundcloud #StreamNow - The MixTape everybody whispering about! LOL

#RhythmAndBars #TheMixTape #Dance #HipHop #Legend #Nostalgic #New #Lyrics #lyricist #like #repost #share #mcm #vidoftheday #video #music #turnup #indieartist #love #winning #keepingitmoving #realfriends #blackart #blackperformers
JOHN HAVIC x KING LEO FEBRUARY '18 Choreo: @johnhavic Bars:  @KingLeoBakari - R&B:  Rhythm & Bars The MixTape (link in bio) Beat:  Just In Case by @officialjaheim #7  - Just In Case...you didn't know?  You better fake it!  Tell 'em how you know from when you met me I would make it!  Every mold you found you brought me so I could break it!  I took my respect - JUST IN CASE - you couldn't take it!  Rhythm & Bars, I wrote this to show...where I'm trynna go; that's how I found this flow...I need you to know, it wasn't for free so, it wasn't for fame when I became King Leo! #LinkInBio  #Soundcloud  #StreamNow  - The MixTape everybody whispering about! LOL #RhythmAndBars  #TheMixTape  #Dance  #HipHop  #Legend  #Nostalgic  #New  #Lyrics  #lyricist  #like  #repost  #share  #mcm  #vidoftheday  #video  #music  #turnup  #indieartist  #love  #winning  #keepingitmoving  #realfriends  #blackart  #blackperformers 
Added another show for tonight! This is where I’ll be getting my laugh on at 7:30!! #nofilter #shotbyme📸
Added another show for tonight! This is where I’ll be getting my laugh on at 7:30!! #nofilter  #shotbyme 📸
•On the right track• is a song from the Broadway Musical Pippin sung by Patina Miller. It’s just a snippet! #pippin
•On the right track• is a song from the Broadway Musical Pippin sung by Patina Miller. It’s just a snippet! #pippin 
“Sliding into Showcase/Spring Break like.... 🙌”
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#senior #showcase #performer #blackperformers #musical #ccubfa18 #actor #graduate
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Oscars weekend is upon us....that one time of year you’re reminded that #MerylStreep can get nominated for simply waking up while #SamuelLJackson, who has starred in over 120 movies with a worldwide box office gross netting over $7billion dollars making him the highest grossing actor ever (according to the 2009 #GuinnessBook), has only been nominated once, in 1995 for his role as #JulesWinfield in #PulpFiction. Wesley Snipes is one of the greatest black actors of our time (don’t fight me or @ me about this) & he’s never been nominated! So instead of going on a “Fuck the Oscars” tangent, this post is to celebrate our unsung #BlackActors and #BlackActresses whose classic roles were overlooked by the Academy. However, to be clear: 📢Fuck The Oscars. The Oscars are only worth the value we put in to it. #BlackTalent, in front of and behind the camera, are constantly ignored & instead of begging the Academy to see us, we need to see ourselves and assign our own value to our own performers. •
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Clearly this list is not comprehensive. I know I missed some good ones (I can think of a few off top) but IG only gives us ten options so #KanyeShrug. Also, I wanted it to be equal parts male & female & found that it was harder pinning down Black Actress roles that stood out the same way as Black Actors *insert Crying Jordan face*. I know the addition of Monica Calhoun may give you a side eye but if you still see Diamond’s messy ass cousin when you see her then maybe you see my point. And if you are asking about Tiffany Haddish, I ask you to look at #MelissaMcCarthy who was nominated for #Bridesmaids in 2012. Lastly, most are these picks are from the 80s and 90s because some of the best black roles came out of that era. •
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That said, here is the #FirstEdition of Black Like Vanilla’s #ShouldveBeenNominated list.  Feel free to add your choices in the comments and let me know who I missed. #WesleySnipes #QueenLatifah #DonCheadle #ReginaKing #KimberlyElise #MonicaCalhoun #TiffanyHaddish #SamuelLJackson #Tupac #LarenzTate #AcademyAwards #RootingForEverybodyBlack #BlackHollywood #Oscars2018 #BlackEntertainment #BlackPerformers #BlackExcellence #BlackLikeVanilla
✨✨✨ (Swipe 👈🏾) Oscars weekend is upon us....that one time of year you’re reminded that #MerylStreep  can get nominated for simply waking up while #SamuelLJackson , who has starred in over 120 movies with a worldwide box office gross netting over $7billion dollars making him the highest grossing actor ever (according to the 2009 #GuinnessBook ), has only been nominated once, in 1995 for his role as #JulesWinfield  in #PulpFiction . Wesley Snipes is one of the greatest black actors of our time (don’t fight me or @ me about this) & he’s never been nominated! So instead of going on a “Fuck the Oscars” tangent, this post is to celebrate our unsung #BlackActors  and #BlackActresses  whose classic roles were overlooked by the Academy. However, to be clear: 📢Fuck The Oscars. The Oscars are only worth the value we put in to it. #BlackTalent , in front of and behind the camera, are constantly ignored & instead of begging the Academy to see us, we need to see ourselves and assign our own value to our own performers. • • Clearly this list is not comprehensive. I know I missed some good ones (I can think of a few off top) but IG only gives us ten options so #KanyeShrug . Also, I wanted it to be equal parts male & female & found that it was harder pinning down Black Actress roles that stood out the same way as Black Actors *insert Crying Jordan face*. I know the addition of Monica Calhoun may give you a side eye but if you still see Diamond’s messy ass cousin when you see her then maybe you see my point. And if you are asking about Tiffany Haddish, I ask you to look at #MelissaMcCarthy  who was nominated for #Bridesmaids  in 2012. Lastly, most are these picks are from the 80s and 90s because some of the best black roles came out of that era. • • That said, here is the #FirstEdition  of Black Like Vanilla’s #ShouldveBeenNominated  list. Feel free to add your choices in the comments and let me know who I missed. #WesleySnipes  #QueenLatifah  #DonCheadle  #ReginaKing  #KimberlyElise  #MonicaCalhoun  #TiffanyHaddish  #SamuelLJackson  #Tupac  #LarenzTate  #AcademyAwards  #RootingForEverybodyBlack  #BlackHollywood  #Oscars2018  #BlackEntertainment  #BlackPerformers  #BlackExcellence  #BlackLikeVanilla 
•The Last Midnight• is a song from the Musical Into The Woods and performed by @merylstreep in the movie! Here’s the second part of the song all the way through the end covered by me in character haha💁🏾‍♀️ #thelastmidnight
•The Last Midnight• is a song from the Musical Into The Woods and performed by @merylstreep in the movie! Here’s the second part of the song all the way through the end covered by me in character haha💁🏾‍♀️ #thelastmidnight 
TC CARSON x KING LEO
JANUARY '18 - Atlanta, GA

#TBT to my brother THE TC CARSON'S live jazz album recording in Atlanta, GA.  This man is a performer's performer, he is the epitome of talented, and the mark of what it means to be a real man and brother.  He invited me onto the album, and this is us having a moment after we finished the performance.  Not sure of the release date, but trust me, this album is a classic!  And nothing like anything around on the market!  You the man T!  I'm honored to call you brother!  I love you man, and there ain't nothing you can do about it!

#TBT #TCCarson #Jazz #JazzHop #KingLeo #Bars #LivePerformance #BlackArt #blackperformers #talent #brotherhood #LIPTTDID #Atlanta #RecordingStudio #blackmensmile #blessedAndbusy #picoftheday #feature #real
TC CARSON x KING LEO JANUARY '18 - Atlanta, GA #TBT  to my brother THE TC CARSON'S live jazz album recording in Atlanta, GA.  This man is a performer's performer, he is the epitome of talented, and the mark of what it means to be a real man and brother.  He invited me onto the album, and this is us having a moment after we finished the performance.  Not sure of the release date, but trust me, this album is a classic!  And nothing like anything around on the market!  You the man T!  I'm honored to call you brother!  I love you man, and there ain't nothing you can do about it! #TBT  #TCCarson  #Jazz  #JazzHop  #KingLeo  #Bars  #LivePerformance  #BlackArt  #blackperformers  #talent  #brotherhood  #LIPTTDID  #Atlanta  #RecordingStudio  #blackmensmile  #blessedAndbusy  #picoftheday  #feature  #real 
Thanks to @altorisonyc for unearthing this duo, and the fabulous set, what characters !! High taste #vaudville , #artistsoninstagram #Repost @altorisonyc
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Chocolat, at his peak, with partner George Foottit. They had a successful run as comic performers based on the White Clown and Auguste characters or the outlandish one and the foil. Chocolat was always attired in coat and tails whereas Foottit wore the most magnificent costumes as seen here. This vintage capture particularly delights in that we get a ‘pulled-back’ view of the set and beautiful backdrop. #blackhistorymonth #BlackPerformers #VintageBlackPerformers #Blacksin19thcParis #blackexcellence
Thanks to @altorisonyc for unearthing this duo, and the fabulous set, what characters !! High taste #vaudville  , #artistsoninstagram  #Repost  @altorisonyc ・・・ Chocolat, at his peak, with partner George Foottit. They had a successful run as comic performers based on the White Clown and Auguste characters or the outlandish one and the foil. Chocolat was always attired in coat and tails whereas Foottit wore the most magnificent costumes as seen here. This vintage capture particularly delights in that we get a ‘pulled-back’ view of the set and beautiful backdrop. #blackhistorymonth  #BlackPerformers  #VintageBlackPerformers  #Blacksin19thcParis  #blackexcellence 
Chocolat, at his peak, with partner George Foottit. They had a successful run as comic performers based on the White Clown and Auguste characters or the outlandish one and the foil. Chocolat was always attired in coat and tails whereas Foottit wore the most magnificent costumes as seen here. This vintage capture particularly delights in that we get a ‘pulled-back’ view of the set and beautiful backdrop. #blackhistorymonth #BlackPerformers #VintageBlackPerformers #Blacksin19thcParis #blackexcellence
Chocolat, at his peak, with partner George Foottit. They had a successful run as comic performers based on the White Clown and Auguste characters or the outlandish one and the foil. Chocolat was always attired in coat and tails whereas Foottit wore the most magnificent costumes as seen here. This vintage capture particularly delights in that we get a ‘pulled-back’ view of the set and beautiful backdrop. #blackhistorymonth  #BlackPerformers  #VintageBlackPerformers  #Blacksin19thcParis  #blackexcellence 
Rudy & Fredy Walker, stars of the Nouveau Cirque, in fin de siecle Paris.
They were champions of the uber-popular Cake-Walk. #blackhistorymonth #BlackPerformers #BlackDancers #blackexcellence #CakeWalkers #vintageBlackDancers #BlacksinParis #history
On this day, thirty years ago, a Bajan queen was born. So, today we  celebrate living black history by wishing Rihanna Fenty an amazing birthday! Rihanna (@badgalriri ) is one of the most iconic entertainers and fashionistas of our time. Not only is Rihanna prolific and long-lasting in the music industry, she also has a humanitarian heart. She is the Ambassador for Culture and Youth in Barbados, was awarded the Harvard University's "Humanitarian of the Year" by the Harvard Foundation in 2017, creator of the philanthropic "Diamond Ball" and is an international education advocate. Thanks Riri for letting us know its ok to be unapologetically ourselves and to chart our own path while not giving a damn about what people have to say about it. #BlackHistoryMonth
On this day, thirty years ago, a Bajan queen was born. So, today we celebrate living black history by wishing Rihanna Fenty an amazing birthday! Rihanna (@badgalriri ) is one of the most iconic entertainers and fashionistas of our time. Not only is Rihanna prolific and long-lasting in the music industry, she also has a humanitarian heart. She is the Ambassador for Culture and Youth in Barbados, was awarded the Harvard University's "Humanitarian of the Year" by the Harvard Foundation in 2017, creator of the philanthropic "Diamond Ball" and is an international education advocate. Thanks Riri for letting us know its ok to be unapologetically ourselves and to chart our own path while not giving a damn about what people have to say about it. #BlackHistoryMonth 
@violadavis on the unequal price of being a #greatblackperformer  #payherwhatsheisworth #blackperformers #Repost @kingbach with @get_repost
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In honor of #blackpantherweekend I want to dedicate today’s #greatblackperformers post to #angelabassett. In 2011, she starred alongside #samuelljackson in “The Mountaintop” by #katorihall #blackexcellence #blackperformers
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO Y’ALL ❤️ from these legends 
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First choir rehearsal for the year done!  My Island Home brought to you by the @acpa_brisbane choir!

#choir #acpa #acpa2018 #singing #ensemble #myislandhome #islandhome #aboriginal #firstnations #black #blackperformers #performingarts #brisbane #queensland #musicdirector #yortayorta
The Original Cougar!
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#Boomerang
#Blackperformers,#BlackHistory ,#OurHistory 
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Proud of our men! Little did they know the impact they'd be making on music, television, and movies...🎶📽🎬
#blackperformers,#BlackHistory,#OurHistory 
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Proud of our men! Little did they know the impact they'd be making on music, television, and movies...🎶📽🎬 #blackperformers ,#BlackHistory ,#OurHistory  @kadeemhardison ,@willsmith ,@officialalbsure
It's #FreestyleFriday and @the94percent has done it again and said what we were all thinking in their new piece "Janet Jackson and White Mediocrity". We couldn't let this week go by and not address the mess that was Justin Timberlake's Superbowl  performance and, more importantly, the continued erasure of the trauma Janet suffered by his actions in the 2004 Superbowl Halftime Show. Check out the piece (link in the bio) and let us know what you think in the comments!
It's #FreestyleFriday  and @the94percent has done it again and said what we were all thinking in their new piece "Janet Jackson and White Mediocrity". We couldn't let this week go by and not address the mess that was Justin Timberlake's Superbowl performance and, more importantly, the continued erasure of the trauma Janet suffered by his actions in the 2004 Superbowl Halftime Show. Check out the piece (link in the bio) and let us know what you think in the comments!
Update: lmartemporium has now expanded!! :o now it includes: An arts review section, that will each week cover a black British artist in the fields of literature, performance arts and comedy and! For those who would like to engage with the storys and keep up to date with all projects then join the new Facebook group LM ART NEWS.

#lmartemporium #blackbritish #blacknews #melanin #afrocentric #contemporaryblackart #blackliteratureuk #blackperformers #london
"I don't have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I'd become. I'm me, and I'm like nobody else" - Lena Horne.
Being a black woman in the American entertainment industry is often riddled with people attempting to confine, limit and exploit you. So we salute one of the trailblazers in film and music, Lena Horne, who was one of the most popular black entertainers of the 20th century. Despite her mainstream success, she stayed active in the NAACP and the National Council for Negro Women while speaking out about racial injustice throughout the Civil Rights Movement. Swipe for more information on Ms. Lena. #BlackHistoryMonth
"I don't have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I'd become. I'm me, and I'm like nobody else" - Lena Horne. Being a black woman in the American entertainment industry is often riddled with people attempting to confine, limit and exploit you. So we salute one of the trailblazers in film and music, Lena Horne, who was one of the most popular black entertainers of the 20th century. Despite her mainstream success, she stayed active in the NAACP and the National Council for Negro Women while speaking out about racial injustice throughout the Civil Rights Movement. Swipe for more information on Ms. Lena. #BlackHistoryMonth 
Nicknamed 'The Black [Greta] Garbo' for her striking beauty, Nina Mae McKinney was one of the first African-American film stars. She was also one of the first Black women to appear on British TV. .

Born in 1912 in the small town of Lancaster, SC, McKinney's parents moved from the rural South and headed North. At 15 years old, McKinney decided not to return to school in her hometown and reunited with her family in New York City where she started her acting career shortly thereafter. .

She made her Broadway debut in the chorus line of the musical 'Blackbirds of 1928' which led to her to a leading role in the Oscar-nominated film 'Hallelujah!' (1929). .

After 'Hallelujah!', McKinney signed a five-year contract with MGM; she was the first Black actor to sign a long-term contract with a major studio. The studio was hesitant to cast her in features due to anti-Black racism. Her most notable roles during this period were in films for other studios. Once MGM cut almost all her scenes from 'Reckless' (1935), McKinney left Hollywood for Europe; appearing mostly on stage and cabaret. .

While living in London, she was given her own television variety special on the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). She resided and worked in Europe until 1939 and Nazi occupation. McKinney returned to New York and struggled to find leading roles that weren't stereotypical maids or "whores." .

After WWII, she returned to Europe and lived in Athens, Greece until 1960. The last few years of her of her life, McKinney lived in New York City and didn't work much upon her final return. She passed away from a heart attack in May of 1967. #blackhollywood #blackactors #blackactresses #blackfilm #blackhistory #blackwomen #cabaret #blackwomeninhistory #blacksingers #blackentertainment #blackdancers #blackperformers #blackartists #blackartist #blackart  #broadway #blackbroadway #blackhistorymatters #broadwayblack #broadwayhistory #africanamerican #africanamericanhistory #veryblack #blackhistorymonth
Nicknamed 'The Black [Greta] Garbo' for her striking beauty, Nina Mae McKinney was one of the first African-American film stars. She was also one of the first Black women to appear on British TV. . Born in 1912 in the small town of Lancaster, SC, McKinney's parents moved from the rural South and headed North. At 15 years old, McKinney decided not to return to school in her hometown and reunited with her family in New York City where she started her acting career shortly thereafter. . She made her Broadway debut in the chorus line of the musical 'Blackbirds of 1928' which led to her to a leading role in the Oscar-nominated film 'Hallelujah!' (1929). . After 'Hallelujah!', McKinney signed a five-year contract with MGM; she was the first Black actor to sign a long-term contract with a major studio. The studio was hesitant to cast her in features due to anti-Black racism. Her most notable roles during this period were in films for other studios. Once MGM cut almost all her scenes from 'Reckless' (1935), McKinney left Hollywood for Europe; appearing mostly on stage and cabaret. . While living in London, she was given her own television variety special on the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). She resided and worked in Europe until 1939 and Nazi occupation. McKinney returned to New York and struggled to find leading roles that weren't stereotypical maids or "whores." . After WWII, she returned to Europe and lived in Athens, Greece until 1960. The last few years of her of her life, McKinney lived in New York City and didn't work much upon her final return. She passed away from a heart attack in May of 1967. #blackhollywood  #blackactors  #blackactresses  #blackfilm  #blackhistory  #blackwomen  #cabaret  #blackwomeninhistory  #blacksingers  #blackentertainment  #blackdancers  #blackperformers  #blackartists  #blackartist  #blackart  #broadway  #blackbroadway  #blackhistorymatters  #broadwayblack  #broadwayhistory  #africanamerican  #africanamericanhistory  #veryblack  #blackhistorymonth 
My family ❤ Last week after the show...sister was in A Raisin in the Sun and she did the role of Beneatha great justice! The whole cast was wonderful. With every show I make it to, I love to see her transform and take on new roles. It is always so inspiring. We are so proud of her. And I love my crazy family lol.
#blackfamily #parents #sisters #theatrekid #theatrefamily #blackperformers #supportthearts #performer #florida #araisininthesun #blackjoy #liveyourdreams #actress #singer #multitalented
My family ❤ Last week after the show...sister was in A Raisin in the Sun and she did the role of Beneatha great justice! The whole cast was wonderful. With every show I make it to, I love to see her transform and take on new roles. It is always so inspiring. We are so proud of her. And I love my crazy family lol. #blackfamily  #parents  #sisters  #theatrekid  #theatrefamily  #blackperformers  #supportthearts  #performer  #florida  #araisininthesun  #blackjoy  #liveyourdreams  #actress  #singer  #multitalented 
My 1st dance performance in 6 years!!!!!!!! OMGGGGG thank you sooooo much to @asaseyaa for opening their doors to me & allowing me  to become apart of this AMAZINNGGGGGGGG cast & performance of @anansetale !!!! This is a snippet of the finale! Look out for the professional video and photos coming soon!!! ASASE YAA 2018!!!!!!!!!!! #dance #danceislife #dancer #africandance #blackhistorymonth #blackhistory #africanhistory #ancestors #anansetales #blackpanther #blackpanthermovie #Howwerollinguptoblackpanther #love #sunday #2018 #nyc #symphonyspace #africandancetroupe #bookus #prettybrowndancers #blackperformers #makeusviral #viral #viral #asaseyaa #viral
My 1st dance performance in 6 years!!!!!!!! OMGGGGG thank you sooooo much to @asaseyaa for opening their doors to me & allowing me to become apart of this AMAZINNGGGGGGGG cast & performance of @anansetale !!!! This is a snippet of the finale! Look out for the professional video and photos coming soon!!! ASASE YAA 2018!!!!!!!!!!! #dance  #danceislife  #dancer  #africandance  #blackhistorymonth  #blackhistory  #africanhistory  #ancestors  #anansetales  #blackpanther  #blackpanthermovie  #Howwerollinguptoblackpanther  #love  #sunday  #2018  #nyc  #symphonyspace  #africandancetroupe  #bookus  #prettybrowndancers  #blackperformers  #makeusviral  #viral  #viral  #asaseyaa  #viral 
Today is the day. Meet me at the Strand Theater for Every 28 Hours Black Arts Festival. We are coming together to focus on healing. Every 28 Hours is a series of 1 minute plays that look at how every 28 hours a black person is shot or killed by law enforcement. The day will be filled with art exhibitions, workshops, vendors, etc starting at 3pm. The main stage performances, including yours truly, will begin at 6:30pm. I’ll be performing new and unreleased material for the first time tonight. And I don’t want you to miss it. #every28hours #blackartmatters #blackmusic #blacklife #blackvendors #blackperformers #blackhistorymonth
Today is the day. Meet me at the Strand Theater for Every 28 Hours Black Arts Festival. We are coming together to focus on healing. Every 28 Hours is a series of 1 minute plays that look at how every 28 hours a black person is shot or killed by law enforcement. The day will be filled with art exhibitions, workshops, vendors, etc starting at 3pm. The main stage performances, including yours truly, will begin at 6:30pm. I’ll be performing new and unreleased material for the first time tonight. And I don’t want you to miss it. #every28hours  #blackartmatters  #blackmusic  #blacklife  #blackvendors  #blackperformers  #blackhistorymonth 
I love this clip because the Hollywood version of Ethel Waters never showcased her true beauty and talent. #blackexcellence #blackperformers #blackhistory #Repost @afromamanyc with @get_repost
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I love this clip because the Hollywood version of Ethel Waters never showcased her true beauty and talent. #blackexcellence  #blackperformers  #blackhistory  #Repost  @afromamanyc with @get_repost ・・・ "The white audiences thought I was white, my features being what they are, and at every performance I'd take off my gloves to prove I was a spade." . . . . . . . . . . #BlackHistoryMonth  #EthelWaters  #stormyweather  #blackgirlmagic  #singer  #legend  #woc  #poc  #blackgirlswhorock  #blackgirlswhoblog  #shero  #blackandwhite  #timeline  #bhm  #nowyouknow  #saturday  #nyc  #brooklyn  #actress  #f4f  #love  #dancer  #thefutureisfemale  #afromamanyc 
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Opening Night (n): the very first night of a theatrical performance💋
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Throwback to opening last week on this beautiful first day of Black History Month! I am so honored to be apart of one of the most poignant stories I have ever had the privilege of being apart of telling. And you know what? I enjoyed this moment so much that I didn’t get any film from the night. So, no vlog this week!
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Opening Night (n): the very first night of a theatrical performance💋 • • • 📸: @sherylremekiecarbonell Throwback to opening last week on this beautiful first day of Black History Month! I am so honored to be apart of one of the most poignant stories I have ever had the privilege of being apart of telling. And you know what? I enjoyed this moment so much that I didn’t get any film from the night. So, no vlog this week! • • • • • #tbt  #fortheculture  #letshaveakiki  #seetheworldwithme  #highonlife  #blackgirlmagic  #blackperformers  #blackhistorymonth  #asraisin  #araisininthesun  #lorrainehansberry 
Birthday weekend highlights!
Thanks to @bordelchicago / @vaudevillebordel ,  and @uuchicago / @kisskisscabaret for letting celebrate on their stages, and @camilleleonburlesque , @sallymarvel , @ajthesac , and the Kiss Kiss cast for performing!
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Shoutouts to Donald Glover, the most talented individual in Hollywood, for  winning his first Grammy tonight for Best Traditional R&B Song for the monster hit “Redbone”! #bchwebseries #bluecollarhustle #blackexcellence #blackprogression #blackbrilliance #blackperformers #blackgenius
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Born on January 25, 1896 in Washington, DC, Florence Mills (Winfrey), deemed as the "Queen of Happiness," was an African-American cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian. The daughter of former enslaved parents, Mills, along with her sisters Olivia and Maude, toured in a vaudeville act known as the 'Mills Sisters.' After igniting the Harlem Renaissance by launching her solo career in Broadway's 'Shuffle Along' (1921), Mills set her sights on Europe. In 1926, she became internationally renowned while starring in Lew Leslie's vaudeville show 'Blackbirds.' Later that same year while performing in London, Mills was diagnosed with Tuberculosis. She was flown back to New York, and in November of 1927, at the age of 31, Mills passed away due to complications after surgery and the disease. The entertainment industry was stunned by her death. She was revered by organizations such as the NAACP and fellow performers including Duke Ellington. Considered to be one of the most successful artists of the 1920s, there is still very little known about Mills. Much of her work was never recorded or was wiped away. The impact and loss of Florence Mills shouldn't go unnoticed; even 90 years later. #FlorenceMills #vaudeville #blackhistory #blackwomen #cabaret #blackwomeninhistory #blacksingers #blackcomedians #blackentertainment #blackdancers #blackperformers #blackartists #blackartist #blackart #washingtondc #washingtondchistory #broadway #blackbroadway #blackhistorymatters #broadwayblack #broadwayhistory #africanamerican #blackfemalecomedians #africanamericanhistory #veryblack #blackhistorymonth (not yet, but never too early to start!)
regram @lonimartice Born on January 25, 1896 in Washington, DC, Florence Mills (Winfrey), deemed as the "Queen of Happiness," was an African-American cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian. The daughter of former enslaved parents, Mills, along with her sisters Olivia and Maude, toured in a vaudeville act known as the 'Mills Sisters.' After igniting the Harlem Renaissance by launching her solo career in Broadway's 'Shuffle Along' (1921), Mills set her sights on Europe. In 1926, she became internationally renowned while starring in Lew Leslie's vaudeville show 'Blackbirds.' Later that same year while performing in London, Mills was diagnosed with Tuberculosis. She was flown back to New York, and in November of 1927, at the age of 31, Mills passed away due to complications after surgery and the disease. The entertainment industry was stunned by her death. She was revered by organizations such as the NAACP and fellow performers including Duke Ellington. Considered to be one of the most successful artists of the 1920s, there is still very little known about Mills. Much of her work was never recorded or was wiped away. The impact and loss of Florence Mills shouldn't go unnoticed; even 90 years later. #FlorenceMills  #vaudeville  #blackhistory  #blackwomen  #cabaret  #blackwomeninhistory  #blacksingers  #blackcomedians  #blackentertainment  #blackdancers  #blackperformers  #blackartists  #blackartist  #blackart  #washingtondc  #washingtondchistory  #broadway  #blackbroadway  #blackhistorymatters  #broadwayblack  #broadwayhistory  #africanamerican  #blackfemalecomedians  #africanamericanhistory  #veryblack  #blackhistorymonth  (not yet, but never too early to start!)
Born on January 25, 1896 in Washington, DC, Florence Mills (Winfrey), deemed as the "Queen of Happiness," was an African-American cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian. The daughter of former enslaved parents, Mills, along with her sisters Olivia and Maude, toured in a vaudeville act known as the 'Mills Sisters.' After igniting the Harlem Renaissance by launching her solo career in Broadway's 'Shuffle Along' (1921), Mills set her sights on Europe. In 1926, she became internationally renowned while starring in Lew Leslie's vaudeville show 'Blackbirds.' Later that same year while performing in London, Mills was diagnosed with Tuberculosis. She was flown back to New York, and in November of 1927, at the age of 31, Mills passed away due to complications after surgery and the disease. The entertainment industry was stunned by her death. She was revered by organizations such as the NAACP and fellow performers including Duke Ellington. Considered to be one of the most successful artists of the 1920s, there is still very little known about Mills. Much of her work was never recorded or was wiped away. The impact and loss of Florence Mills shouldn't go unnoticed; even 90 years later. #FlorenceMills #vaudeville #blackhistory #blackwomen #cabaret #blackwomeninhistory #blacksingers #blackcomedians #blackentertainment #blackdancers #blackperformers #blackartists #blackartist #blackart #washingtondc #washingtondchistory #broadway #blackbroadway #blackhistorymatters #broadwayblack #broadwayhistory #africanamerican #blackfemalecomedians #africanamericanhistory #veryblack #blackhistorymonth (not yet, but never too early to start!)
Born on January 25, 1896 in Washington, DC, Florence Mills (Winfrey), deemed as the "Queen of Happiness," was an African-American cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian. The daughter of former enslaved parents, Mills, along with her sisters Olivia and Maude, toured in a vaudeville act known as the 'Mills Sisters.' After igniting the Harlem Renaissance by launching her solo career in Broadway's 'Shuffle Along' (1921), Mills set her sights on Europe. In 1926, she became internationally renowned while starring in Lew Leslie's vaudeville show 'Blackbirds.' Later that same year while performing in London, Mills was diagnosed with Tuberculosis. She was flown back to New York, and in November of 1927, at the age of 31, Mills passed away due to complications after surgery and the disease. The entertainment industry was stunned by her death. She was revered by organizations such as the NAACP and fellow performers including Duke Ellington. Considered to be one of the most successful artists of the 1920s, there is still very little known about Mills. Much of her work was never recorded or was wiped away. The impact and loss of Florence Mills shouldn't go unnoticed; even 90 years later. #FlorenceMills  #vaudeville  #blackhistory  #blackwomen  #cabaret  #blackwomeninhistory  #blacksingers  #blackcomedians  #blackentertainment  #blackdancers  #blackperformers  #blackartists  #blackartist  #blackart  #washingtondc  #washingtondchistory  #broadway  #blackbroadway  #blackhistorymatters  #broadwayblack  #broadwayhistory  #africanamerican  #blackfemalecomedians  #africanamericanhistory  #veryblack  #blackhistorymonth  (not yet, but never too early to start!)
I refuse to forget the most perfect mistake is all history ✨✨✨ Beyoncé really is a true performer, how else do you trip on stage and turn it into a dance move 🙌🏾? | #beyoncé #blackwomen #melanin #blackgirlmagic #blackartist #blackperformers #beauty #dancing #fashion #beehive #brownskin |
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Week 5!  HURT PEOPLE!  Whoa, this piece is about friendship, and being human, which makes us imperfect.  Many of you reading this...I desperately need you to hear this piece, because I feel like some of yall feel like we aren't "friends" anymore.  Or maybe something happen between us, and we stopped speaking.  I assure you, if I ever loved you, I still do, we just 'Hurt People' who were taught to hurt the 'Hurt People' that hurt you!

#linkinbio👉💻 #Week5 #HurtPeople #RhythmAndBars #TheMixTape #Bars #HipHop #Forgiveness #Imperfect #IndieArtist #Talented #Gifted #Black #BlackPerformers #Love #Friendship #Friends #Homies #IAintMadAtcha #ComeBack #ReUnite #Togetherness #BiggerThanThat #Growth #Freedom #Peace #Bonds #Life #Framily
Week 5!  HURT PEOPLE!  Whoa, this piece is about friendship, and being human, which makes us imperfect.  Many of you reading this...I desperately need you to hear this piece, because I feel like some of yall feel like we aren't "friends" anymore.  Or maybe something happen between us, and we stopped speaking.  I assure you, if I ever loved you, I still do, we just 'Hurt People' who were taught to hurt the 'Hurt People' that hurt you! #linkinbio 👉💻 #Week5  #HurtPeople  #RhythmAndBars  #TheMixTape  #Bars  #HipHop  #Forgiveness  #Imperfect  #IndieArtist  #Talented  #Gifted  #Black  #BlackPerformers  #Love  #Friendship  #Friends  #Homies  #IAintMadAtcha  #ComeBack  #ReUnite  #Togetherness  #BiggerThanThat  #Growth  #Freedom  #Peace  #Bonds  #Life  #Framily 
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Played (v): Made a fool of...chumped...duped...💋 • • • Y’all these kids PLAYED me! This week I am hanging out with the babies of the cast! They have become like my little brothers and honestly I learn from their eagerness and willingness to just dive right in everyday! This interview is so cute! Watch them teach me some new tricks, answer some fun questions, and play me like a fool! • • • • • #letshaveakiki  #seetheworldwithme  #highonlife  #blackperformers  #blackgirlmagic  #blackgirljoy  #youtuber  #played 
OOOHHHHHH THIS WOMAN! If you know me you know how deep my love for this woman goes( I have her tattooed on my arm) When I told my mom I wanted to be a performer she made sure to educate me on woman of color in this field. I remember being in the third grade doing book report on her while my peers were doing new kids on the block.  She's paved the way for black performers, she was the first person of color to become a world-famous entertainer. She was an activist and also helped aiding the French in WWII. I could go on and on! I love you Josephine Baker  _________________________________________________#adeamichelle#joesphinebaker#blackperformers#blackhistory#nyc#performer#activist
OOOHHHHHH THIS WOMAN! If you know me you know how deep my love for this woman goes( I have her tattooed on my arm) When I told my mom I wanted to be a performer she made sure to educate me on woman of color in this field. I remember being in the third grade doing book report on her while my peers were doing new kids on the block. She's paved the way for black performers, she was the first person of color to become a world-famous entertainer. She was an activist and also helped aiding the French in WWII. I could go on and on! I love you Josephine Baker _________________________________________________#adeamichelle #joesphinebaker #blackperformers #blackhistory #nyc #performer #activist 
I have had a vibrant last couple of days celebrating the life and birthday of Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr with my father, the Maya Angelou documentary And Still I Rise, performing an excerpt of Bet Ya UnGodly Things as an opener for MLK Day incredible keynote speaker @vilissathompson , and the sweet and brilliant students and faculty of @seattleuniversity I was very happy when we were led in a round of Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday” and told to sing loud enough for Dr King to hear in Heaven. It’s been a big couple of weeks, and sure enough, I’m starting to get sick, but I am ever so grateful that my dad has been here at this moment, and that these moments are happening with me. || [image is of a late 20 something black femme in a purple headscarf wrapped like a bun, turquoise coral shaped earrings, a furry dark purple sweater, and a striped black and white top shot posing in a hallway before their living room from the ribs up.] #andstillirise #ihaveadream #blackthinkers #blackperformers #blackcommunity #lovingcommunity #fatherdaughter #betyaungodlythings #seattleuniversity #martinlutherkingday #africanamericanculture
I have had a vibrant last couple of days celebrating the life and birthday of Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr with my father, the Maya Angelou documentary And Still I Rise, performing an excerpt of Bet Ya UnGodly Things as an opener for MLK Day incredible keynote speaker @vilissathompson , and the sweet and brilliant students and faculty of @seattleuniversity I was very happy when we were led in a round of Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday” and told to sing loud enough for Dr King to hear in Heaven. It’s been a big couple of weeks, and sure enough, I’m starting to get sick, but I am ever so grateful that my dad has been here at this moment, and that these moments are happening with me. || [image is of a late 20 something black femme in a purple headscarf wrapped like a bun, turquoise coral shaped earrings, a furry dark purple sweater, and a striped black and white top shot posing in a hallway before their living room from the ribs up.] #andstillirise  #ihaveadream  #blackthinkers  #blackperformers  #blackcommunity  #lovingcommunity  #fatherdaughter  #betyaungodlythings  #seattleuniversity  #martinlutherkingday  #africanamericanculture 
Sunshine (n): the warmth and light given from the sun’s rays💋
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With the weather being chilly (even in Florida🙃), every moment of sunshine has become such a delightful gift. And, look! The sunshine even came to visit me in right at home. I took a moment to capture it. •
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#letshaveakiki #seetheworldwithme #highonlife #sunshine #blackgirlmagic #blackperformers #blackgirljoy #youtuber #naturalhair
Joy Trigger (n): Something that immediately helps you feel energized, grateful, and joy-filled when you see it💋
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This week, I'm talking about the lovely St. Petersburg, FL, having fun with my hair, and most importantly diving into JOY TRIGGERS. •
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This is a term that I heard while listening to Here to Thrive a podcast series by Kate Snowise and it immediately resonated with me (check out the podcast. It's awesome). Being that I am so far from everything that is familiar to me, having joy triggers in my home away from home is exactly what I have needed! It honestly has made such a difference in my life. •
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NEXT WEEK is all about A RAISIN IN THE SUN! I'm currently in rehearsals and it is a BLAST! I am going to give you the run down on that #performerlife, interview some cast members, and give you some really fun sneak peaks! You don't want to miss it!

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#letshaveakiki #seetheworldwithme #highonlife #gypsylife #blackgirlmagic #blackperformers #blackgirljoy #stpetersburg #naturalhair #youtuber #blackyoutuber #joytrigger
Joy Trigger (n): Something that immediately helps you feel energized, grateful, and joy-filled when you see it💋 • • • This week, I'm talking about the lovely St. Petersburg, FL, having fun with my hair, and most importantly diving into JOY TRIGGERS. • • • This is a term that I heard while listening to Here to Thrive a podcast series by Kate Snowise and it immediately resonated with me (check out the podcast. It's awesome). Being that I am so far from everything that is familiar to me, having joy triggers in my home away from home is exactly what I have needed! It honestly has made such a difference in my life. • • • NEXT WEEK is all about A RAISIN IN THE SUN! I'm currently in rehearsals and it is a BLAST! I am going to give you the run down on that #performerlife , interview some cast members, and give you some really fun sneak peaks! You don't want to miss it! LINK IN BIO • • • • • #letshaveakiki  #seetheworldwithme  #highonlife  #gypsylife  #blackgirlmagic  #blackperformers  #blackgirljoy  #stpetersburg  #naturalhair  #youtuber  #blackyoutuber  #joytrigger 
☄️Had fun opening for😆🕺🏾@lilbuckdalegend , @jonboogz & @movementartis ‼️🌟 #dance #dancer #seattletalent #seattledancer #performer #tapdance #northwesttapconnection #dancenetwork #dancerlife #explorepage #swipe⬅️#blackyouth #blackperformers