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"Ms. Esther Jones, known by her stage name, "Baby Esther," was an African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Her singing trademark was…"boop oop a doop, "in a babyish voice. Singer Helen Kane purportedly saw Baby’s act in 1928 and "adopted" her style in her hit song "I Wanna Be Loved By You." Ms. Jones’ singing style, along with Ms. Kane’s hit song, went on to become the inspiration for Max Fleischer’s ‘BETTY BOOP.’"
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"Ms. Esther Jones, known by her stage name, "Baby Esther," was an African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Her singing trademark was…"boop oop a doop, "in a babyish voice. Singer Helen Kane purportedly saw Baby’s act in 1928 and "adopted" her style in her hit song "I Wanna Be Loved By You." Ms. Jones’ singing style, along with Ms. Kane’s hit song, went on to become the inspiration for Max Fleischer’s ‘BETTY BOOP.’"

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kiristatic:

freymastergotablog:

The sound I made was not human

I hate all of you. My God

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d0wj0nes:

Rihanna: A Summary

Leaves you breathless after every performance

Only person breathless is her. Halfway through that performance.

socialjusticekoolaid:

I don’t care what someone else tries to tell you, your retweeting and reblogging matters. You’ve made a difference in Ferguson, in New York, in LA, and around the world by keeping these stories boosted and present. Don’t stop, ever. #staywoke #farfromover

socialjusticekoolaid:

I don’t care what someone else tries to tell you, your retweeting and reblogging matters. You’ve made a difference in Ferguson, in New York, in LA, and around the world by keeping these stories boosted and present. Don’t stop, ever. #staywoke #farfromover

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caramelblackness:

flightlesslexxii:

Jeralean Talley is 115 years old 

the oldest living American

These are her hands when she was 113

I hope her kids, grandkids, great grandkids, whoever her family is, is taking advantage of being in the presence of living history…

Wow.

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shade-shypervert:

Helps me a lot, makes coloring 50% faster~

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bluedogeyes:

Black-ish 01x01 - Pilot

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fabulazerstokill:

BOOM CODED LANGUAGE DESTROYED IN FIVE SECONDS

The Disney Channel of my childhood

they said this on disney channel????? children shows have CHANGED

^This movie came out in 2000

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kudipeaches:

Why Shane Dawson Is Racist
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  • Why Blackface Is Racist
  • The History of Blackface
  • Blackface & Black Minstrelsy in Relation to Stereotypical Black Characters
  • How Blackface & Black Minstrelsy Shaped White Perceptions of Black People Today
  • Briefly Explaining Modern Blackface
  • Brief Highlights of Cultural Appropriation By White Celebrities
  • Brief Highlights of Modern Day Blackface By White People

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