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Balenciaga’s $1,200 Sagging Pants Are Being Decried as Racist
"Is being criticized over these. I'm sure you guys have seen. These sweats have boxes attached to them before. Yeah and women. They've had that for women like all different brands like the underwear shows above the longtime ago. Right so they're saying it's a boxer detailed designed to be visible above the waistline of the sweats so people and these by the way it costs eleven hundred ninety dollars but people are saying that gentrified sagging now and that's what people are upset about. He's saying that if we slash black kids were are this. We were going to be statistics and not do anything with our lives. Just for some years to pass him balenciaga to sell it for twelve hundred dollars. I don't care if they balenciaga's or you know just some regular levi's what you boxer briefs showing why you want you boxes showing. Why why are you want you draw. Sean there's been literally laws that make it illegal to have sagging pants at fashion designers are profiting off of the same thing. Black people were criminalised for
Influential Educators: Fanny Jackson Coppin
"Jackson coppin was born in eighteen. Thirty seven in washington. Dc she was born into an enslaved household fannies grandfather had managed to save up and by the freedom of four out of his six children. Fanny's mother was not among them as fanny recalls. in her autobiography. It was on account of her birth that her grandfather refused to buy her mother's freedom. So fanny remained enslaved until the age of twelve when her aunt bought her freedom for one hundred. Twenty five dollars after that fanny was sent off to new bedford. Massachusetts to live with the different ant by the age of fourteen fanny was fully supporting herself. As a paid servant in rhode island. She worked for author. George henry calvert household for six years during her time. They're fading used the money she earned to pay for tutoring and leader public schooling. It was at the rhode island state. Normal school where fanny. I realized her love for teaching and for making education accessible for all black people in eighteen. Sixty fanny enrolled in oberlin. College in ohio oberlin's courses were rigorous and it was the first college that accepted both black and women students while studying at oberlin. Fanny broke several glass ceilings. She was selected to join the highly coveted. Young ladies literary society. Fanny was the first black person chosen as a student teacher. She used this role to organize evening. Classes for newly freed people in her last year of college. Fanny was scouted by the institute for colored youth and philadelphia. The school was run by quakers who were in search of an african american woman who could teach greek latin and arithmetic officials at oberlin. Immediately new fanny would be perfect for the role. Fanny was an excellent teacher within a year. She was promoted to principal of the women's part of the school. Four years after that van became principal of the entire institute her position as such was extremely radical for the
The Life and Work of Mamie Phipps Clark
"Me was born on april eighteenth. Nineteen seventeen in hot springs arkansas. Her father was a well to do physician. His position gave the family comfort. Rarely afforded to black people at the time especially in the jim crow south while mamie attributed her later career successes to growing up the she did. She was not shielded from the stark racial realities outside her home. When she was six years old she witnessed a lynching in an interview in nineteen seventy six. She described knowing she was black at a young age. She said i became acutely aware of that in childhood. Because you had to have a certain kind of protective armor about you all the time. After graduating from high school. Mimi received a scholarship to attend howard university. A historically black college in washington. Dc she intended to study math which she loved but the professors proved uninspiring. Then she met a student. Named kenneth clarke who encouraged her to try out psychology. Kenneth suggestion led to me means lifelong career and to their forty six year. Long marriage the summer after mamie graduated. She worked in the law office of the prominent. Acp lawyer charles hamilton. Houston it was there that she witnessed preparation for racial segregation cases. When she went back to howard in the fall for her master's degree in psychology she planned to address racial disparities in her work. Mimi's thesis surveyed one hundred fifty black preschool age children and set out to understand at which age black children became aware that they were black for the study. She and kenneth presented the children with different photographs including of white boys black boys and images of animals and other objects. They asked the boys to pick which picture looked like them and then asked the girls to pick which picture look like their brother or other male relative mamie and kenneth concluded that the boys showed a racial awareness at three or four years old which kenneth described as disturbing mamie and kenneth were on the forefront of a shift in the field
interview with Comics Creator Tyler Martin
"Give you a little food for thought here to kinda start us off. Bush your definition of evil. You know like a little devil like sitting on your shoulder like who will. What if i tried this. What if i did this are how about this quote. This is my favorite from the comic series. We're going to talk about today. The road to hail is paved with good intentions It got me thinking. I'm talking about the antagonists comic book series. I'm here with comic book. Creator writer tyler martin. He's also a publisher editor antiquated creative director. How you doing tyler. I am doing amazing ryan. Thank you so much for having me here. I'm so excited about today. Yeah i. I've been so excited talk to you about this. This is so cool before we dive into the tag and his family and these characters who are so cool. I got to start from the beginning. Because i know you're a self-proclaimed blurred a lover comic so we gotta start there and so my question is is there a character or just what about comics in general kind of captured. Your attention early on so. I was Raised by a single mom and just remember As early as five or six Mom and dad was calling. It was just tons of arguments tons of chaos. Sometimes and i remember that comic books and cartoon just that star wars and just that whole Nerd geek thing. At the time was my escape. It was a way to another reality and fell in love with it from then on. Yes you can tell like. I always love talking to the craters. The writers of these serious because you could tell us like that it kind of gives you that release a little bit that we're all like ooh. I wish i can just make that character. That's you know kind of taking me away from life a little bit and kinda right through. That character is pretty cool. Yeah i think you're absolutely right. I think all of us I always say that creative writing saves lives. I think all of us need some kind of outlet The world is too dark. Especially right now. Dr. too stressful if you don't have some type of outlived so hard out here for you so for me writing in comic books that was my way to say you know what forget what's going on. I got my own world to figure out
Back to School With the President of the NEA
"When we talk about how you having an up close and personal view you really did with your family leading the nea. And i really appreciate you hitting on the point. That teachers are also parents. Because i think so. Many people forgot that they're just not here. You know schooling your kids. They also have to do the same for years. So when the pandemic hit. Let's go back to the beginning. What were you immediately thinking when you knew that. The majority of teachers and students couldn't be in physical classrooms in. How was that going. To impact education system in our i immediately started thinking about the disparate impact and that showed up right away but used the irony of the timing for me is that The nea had just convened over sixty groups education group civil rights groups at the end of february february twenty twenty. We combine them in a coalition that we called the homework gap coalition because we had so many students and families who did not have access to the internet who did not have technology tools that they had at home and we already knew that they were going home and coming back to school with a gab of opportunity because so much of the homework now required that they had that connectivity and are black and brown indigenous students did not have that mpm lease did not have that accident so we have put together this coalition to to address that and to demand from the federal government that they allocate funds to close that gap within a month. It was no longer about the homework out. It was about the learning and access to the classroom. Gap that again. Disparately impacted are black and brown digital students are students. Living in poverty are students with disabilities in our marginalized communities that had always all ready and always been impacted by these inequities. Now all of a sudden they're very access to learning had been cut off from them their access to meals. You saw that you saw that on full
Black Women Athletes Reimagining Sports
"Just so excited to have this opportunity with you. Because i feel like in like an academic in a psychologist life. There are few times when like the work that you do kind of comes to life right in a big big way on such global scale so i know that you have been incredibly busy in the past couple of weeks and we're love for you to just start by like sharing. You know your thoughts about all of the things that have unfolded as it relates to black women specifically in the olympics guy. I mean this is one of those moments right where you like ten years of your research and you're like i've been hell y'all until y'all y'all ain't nobody been listening now you listening. That's the feeling that honestly with feeling where you're like. It's definitely a fool. Socal moment not just myself but for other researchers and practitioners whose work is deeply at this intersection of the ways in which these kind of racist and sexist stereotypes and trope clay out in performance based made and seeing the way. It's kind of live. It's kind of been demonstrated. It's like this is what we've been seeing all along and this is how it impacts wellness. This is how impacts women's wallin's. It's right you're right in front of a
InterPop Comics With Brian David-Marshall and Rachel Gluckstern
"And you know if there's one thing i like more than talking about comics is talk about the future of comics and how advanced the technology is getting if i can get it out. Sound way to talk back on and just where it's going just in general when you talk about digital comics. And how do you get the ownership when it comes to the riders to the creators. And so i have inner pop comics joining me today. And i have brian david marshall. He is the president and publisher of inner pop. And i have racer concern. She is the group editor of the emergence universe. Brian racial thank you so much for joining me today. Oh thank you so much for having us. It's really exciting to talk about all this. Yeah thank you very much ryan. I'm and i have to thank you for joining me. I have to admit off the top here that i had to have guys on because i need to make sure i'm invited to ever enter every inter pop block party ever assign invited. 'cause that was way cool for you guys do that. I couldn't believe it was like a comic convention all my computer screen right. I was so impressed that the technology because we do the zoom things. But it's still not. It still doesn't have that person to person contact and the topiary platform that we did for internet block party amazing. I threw my hands up in amazement and realize nobody can see that in mind. It was great. Because you know like like rachel said you. Zoom is very efficient. And obviously you know for podcasting in for meeting and producing all sorts of stuff. But but it's not great on serendipity and you know it was. It was first of all. I just being in that call. I ran into people lying new from all over the world. And i haven't seen obviously in close to two years so that was that was pretty amazing but then also i think the most satisfying moment of the of the convention in this was event. We put on for the launch of our comic line. Gave away free. Comic was having a panel and having somebody come running across across this virtual space last minute to join the panel because they got lost in one of the side halls. Oh yeah this now. This is a convention
To MY BLACK SISTERS, It Aint Over
"The struggle is real right now. Trying to stay in a game and implement the strategies that felicia is giving you to get promoted while also try to die from the stress that we are often subjected to because of discrimination in a workplace that stress is a ravishing our bodies and yet because we have a corporate warriors that we are the you are especially as black women. You keep checking keep going you keep fighting so i'm here to help. You equip yourselves to fight smarter not necessarily harder. You see the problem at least the problem that we think is the problem is us when drama pops off in a workplace are very first stop is to wonder what we did wrong how we could have done. Xyz better. but like a prophetess naomi. osaka in apostle simone biles. You're not going to stress us out. And more and more we as black women are getting to that point where we are no longer going to accept simply being beat up in a workplace even as we are climbing the so called Ladder which you know. What a corporate lavender. Even the corporation itself is actually not a problem. The real problem is emotions emotions on both sides. You see. Discrimination is an emotional transaction because discrimination is an extreme dislike or hatred for a group or type of people as emotional as a motion
Dream Big Quilt-a-Long With Mary Davis and Shereece Spain
"Week we are talking with two wonderful quilters who are not only amazing creatives in their own right. They have come together to put on a spectacular quilt along for a really wonderful piece of fabric or series of fabrics. And i am speaking of course of. Mary davis with go round quilts and cherie spain of so cooked on treasures. Welcome to the program. Thank you so much and welcome. Thank you hear those of you. Who are patriot on subscribers. In if you are not a pastry on a subscriber why are you not. I mean for as little as two dollars a month. You can support amazing programming like this in honestly like catch cushion money and i know damn well. I'm worth more than cash. Cushion money. okay but anyway. You'll get to see these amazing panels in. I am actually wearing a dress that i made from one of the panels. That's going to be part of the challenge that you could see me in my this. Lovely lovely okay. fine. I'll stand up this lovely lovely amazingly rich and textured fabrics. So thank you so much. Y'all for a hitter day. I'm so grateful. Thank you and welcome. Thank you excited. Whose idea was this to get started. Did it wisco- who's to blame. Give credit to i. I'm a nation deal. Actually automation deal. Cherise was talking. About how many screen big panel. She had that she's never quilted in how someday she's gonna get you. And i. maybe. I can get a dream big paneling kind of cheer each other honest. We do the panel and then thought. Oh gosh but it'd be really great if we could do like a quilt awhile. Which i've never done before. And so cherise and i talked about it and she was all in birth of a quilt along
Romance Novels for Black Women
"You so much for joining these day. I really appreciate you hanging out and talking about romance novels with me this afternoon. I'm so excited. It's my favorite thing to talk about likewise so to you i would love for you to just kind of get us started by talking about what actually makes a romance novel a romance novel. Like how is their genre classified. Well there are some actual hard and fast rules that you have to follow. Were to be considered a romance. Like a romance isn't just fiction with a love story in it. The love story has to be prominent. So it can't be like a thriller where they're solving a murder or something and they accidentally way in the background fall. But that's not point at all so the love has to be or front and there has to be a happy ending if there is an. Yeah if there is no happy ending. It's not a romance in. Who says these rules. Where do these rules confirm. Maybe the romance writer association Their long-held hardened basked rules. Okay and the phantoms. Get into battles over at honey yes it. Yeah this doesn't classify you know so like we were speaking in technical terms. That's what that is. But like i grew up on romancing the stone and things like They're like on adventures in cartagena colombia. Like solving insane mysteries following romance to me that might not technically classify. No yeah interesting. So very i saw you shaking your head when she said the phantoms. Kinda get into a would have been some of your favorites. And how did you get into this genre. I would say like. I've always been a reader. I don't know how to explain that. The people but i've always been a deep reader and one of the children were meet other women. They're like yeah. I was picking books that people's houses and disarray minimum. That was me picking people's houses.
Interview With Carlacia Grant of 'Outer Banks'
"It is so great to meet you. My name is stacey and i write for black girl nerds and i have watched a feel episodes of outer banks and then kind of pulled away for a while and so my nieces and nephews are huge huge fans and so they're always talking about it and so i was like i know a little bit about it so this opportunity came up. I was like okay. Well let's let's see what this is about Especially knowing that season two is going to take place in the bahamas. We found in barbados but nj heated to look like bahamas. Well yeah what can first of all tell us a little bit about you and kind of how you got into acting and then how you stumbled upon this role. I started acting Will i knew. I wanted to actor when i was thirteen. Did a play. And i don't know. I just fell in love with the whole process of this is what i wanna do for the rest of my life. Just you know just kept pursuing it through the years in with getting outer banks I just got. I got edition. And i didn't wash yet like i remember seeing the show that my cuba never got around to watching it. But it said films in barbados. Looks like i'm emily an island girl at heart man. I never been to barbados yet. So i was like. Oh my gosh. I have to get this like i really wanna go to barbados And then i tape the audition. I sent the tape in. I didn't hear anything back. And i just kept seeing like re releasing the role like now to say day. I didn't i didn't even get a callback. Nothing and then like my manager call. And she's like. I'm still looking for that girl like they're still casting that that cleo role in like that show. He talked about the barbados shop. And i was like Shall i love the show like at this point. I already finished it in house Wanna be in the show She was like are listed. Send it again. Let's just on the tape again in literally just sent the exact same tape again Chemistry and russell and history.
Mary Fields' Rocky Journey to Her Perfect Job
"It's unclear why. Mary settled on the convent to work as a groundskeeper. Some say she traveled there with a family friend or the daughter of her former enslavers. Whatever her reason. Mary didn't quite fit in among the disciplined nuns. She had quite the temper and a habit for cursing and drinking. She argued with the nuns for a higher salary and yelled at anyone who stepped on her freshly trimmed grass. Mary eventually left toledo and headed west. Most likely to care for the sacred heart. Convents mother superior. Mother amadeus done. Mother done had moved to montana for missionary work and they're fell ill. When mary caught wind that mother done was sick. Mary traveled to cascade montana to nurse her back to health and to work for a new convent nearby though. Mary was fiercely loyal. She wasn't suited for convent life. She raucously drank in bars with men and women's clothing at one point. She and one of the convents meal. Janitors got in an argument that escalated until both at them drew their guns though. No guns were fired. The conference bishop had had enough and kicked mary out out of work. Mary did odd jobs to get buy some say. She tried opening a restaurant which failed when she gave away too. Many free meals others say she opened up a laundry shop. Her love of hard liquor and gunfights quickly earned a reputation in her new home. Town in nineteen eighty-five. Mary got a job with the postal service protecting mail along. Its delivery route in the harsh conditions of northern montana. She was the second woman and first black woman to hold this position known as a star route carrier. Though mary was already in her sixties this turned out to be the perfect job for her. Mary grew famous for her fearlessness against all threats on the montana trail legends. Say she fought back a whole pack of wolves with her rifle. Bandits didn't stand a chance against her. She was a beloved figure in cascade known for her generosity and kindness towards children the locals called her stagecoach mary and honor of the vehicle she used to deliver mail. Even after mary retired from the position she maintained her legendary reputation restaurants and bars gave her free food and drinks and she even became the mascot for the town baseball
Interview With Kristin Dodson of Flatbush Misdemeanors
"Welcome to the black gunners podcast. I'm your host rain and are you mismatch comedy in your life basically showed us gonna keep it real. Tell you the struggles of the city life. And y'all it's just sometimes struggle issues. Through i mean that's all i can say when you follow into characters of this. Show dan and kevin. I'm talking about flatbush. Misdemeanors own showtime. And you know my thing about dan and kevin on this show is i feel like they're not making the right connections because they're officials out of water and flatbush brooklyn you know. They're not talking to the right. People don't have key players as xactly. When i'm saying is they don't know kristen dotson they might you know masters i'm telling measures where now i exactly but you know you hear over there. Beautiful laugh over the hagedorn. Kristen thank you for joining me. bob away. I'm so glad that you has invited me to come on here. I'm like super excited. I've actually been a huge fan of you guys. So we'll look. I appreciate it and don't let this be a your first and only time of course not please invite me back anytime but look speaking of the truth though before we get into flatbush Misdemeanors let me talk about some other projects. Gary you keep moving you got things going you did cartoon network's the shivering truth. Tell me about being in the animator. World always like that comparison. They're like when you go on a series and how that is an animation. I mean well for one animation you literally just roll out of bed so up in a you know. Just do your thing. I think now. I inside from that like the other difference especially doing animation like a cartoon if they allow you to can totally change your voice based off with the character there's just a little bit more Freedom in not having to worry about how you look your makeup or anything it's just lifting those words off the page
Protecting Workers Rights During the Pandemic
"Hello everyone. I am so excited today. Y'all know always excited me are talking to is you and who who has been one of the leaders at the forefront for workers rights and during the pandemic is in thank you so much for taking lieutenant minus how you i'm well and i'm so excited to be talking to you. I am excited to talk to you first. Why don't you tell us a little bit more about the national domestic workers and the organization and the wonderful in very important. Were they do sure. While we represent the two and a half million women mostly women of color who work inside of our homes providing caregiving and cleaning services so all the nannies house cleaners and the homecare workers and this work is essential. We call the work that makes everything else possible because it is this care that makes it possible for all of us to do what we do. Every day and yet it's some of the most undervalued and invisible work in our economy and our mission is to change that to really lift up. This workforce build the power that we need to make sure that these jobs are good jobs that are truly valued as essential
What Influences How We See Ourselves & Others?
"What do you think we can do. Donna as a community to begin or continue to change the conversation around like light skin and pretty hair so to speak being the only things that are deemed attractive. What you said is so true. We definitely started so isa raise. Insecure shows us different spectrum of beauty. The black panther of course showed a completely different spectrum of beauty. But some of that is what we are going to do for ourselves as individuals as well as how we're gonna relate to one another so number one you know like the judgment of someone's character based on their hair got the stop because was often is happening is someone is saying someone with light skin. And there's no the silkier hair and they're saying their stuff up from like well. You don't know that you haven't had a conversation with them already. Assuming a character trait based on what you see just like. There's an assumption that if you are dark skin with kinky hair that somehow you are lazy and not willing to take pride in your appearance so that judgment of character based on the hair and our skin tone. That's part of what needs to sort of stop. We need to take stock of why we are feeling and thinking this way and figure out whether or not this thought even originated with us. Because what i'm finding is that for most people is not what they think i. It's what someone else thought that. They have adapted as their own
Practicing African Traditional Religions
"Thank you so much for joining us today. he may. Of course you so much. For having me i really appreciate a huge fan. Thank you likewise. I wonder if you can start by just telling us a little bit more about who you are and how you got started in your practice so my name is a he. May aura also known as iae our nation would assume until adiel long name right. I even priests initiated into the sightings of ethos. Sean go greenlee. i am nigerian. I was born in nigeria in biden city. I immigrated to small town in florida. When i was around four years old even though i was disconnected from like my roots and my traditions my mother was really the one responsible for keeping things live. She would be the one telling me stories of our ancestors shoot. You always the one telling me about songa before why the new shovel was. I wasn't even really to that like the school nights. She would always tell amazing stories. They know nigerian moms dramatics. She would always be a movement in the in the voice raise about this only homaizi so through her and threw her being very deliberate and connecting me with our ancestors as we are kind of forced to assimilate as immigrants. I've been able to keep that connection. As i grew into my spirituality amicably as i found my elders as i was able to reach back it was really through the help of my mother. Doing what she could. You know so. That's definitely the foundation. Apart from you my
Zaila Avant-Garde Becomes First African American to Win Scripps Spelling Bee
"Has won the Scripps National Spelling Bee Zella avant garde is the first black champion of the competition in the first winner from Louisiana. The word that won her the title was Mariah. Not what you're thinking. In addition to being a spelling whiz, Zale is also a basketball players holds three Guinness world records for dribbling multiple balls at the same time. There is a talented to wish I
How Octavia Butler Used Science Fiction to Address Social Injustice
"For some science. Fiction is way to escape problems. In the real world for octavia via science. Fiction was away to shine a light on those problems. She used other worlds to examine real human experiences and address issues facing humanity. Her works touch on the environment race. Theory black feminism queer theory and disability studies. She was a pioneer in the development of africa. Future azam octavia had a powerful certainty and drive in her writing career evidenced in the archives of her work at the huntington library she wrote. I shall be bestselling writer. And i will find the way to do this. So be it. See to it. She was right octavia won many awards including the nineteen eighty four hugo award for best short story and hugo award for best novel. Let in nineteen ninety-five. She received a genius grant from the macarthur foundation. Becoming the first science fiction writer to do so with this grant. She was able to buy a house for her mother and herself. In two thousand five octavia was awarded a place in chicago state. University's international black writers hall of fame by that point. Her books had been translated into at least ten languages selling more than one million copies a year later. In two thousand six octavia died after taking a fall in her washington home. She was fifty eight years old. Since her death octavia butler's writing has become even more popular. Her work is featured on college campuses and there are plans for some of her stories to be adapted for film and television one of her books parable of the sower feels particularly prescient. Set in the twenty twenties. Parable of the sower is based in a world that's largely collapsed due to climate change class inequality in corporate greed. In her work octavia exposed flaws of this world by creating others her uncanny ability to see understand and reveal deep-seated problems continues to inspire and provoke readers today
First Date With Tyson Brown and Shelby Duclos
"Welcome to the bloggers podcast. I'm your host ryan in. This segment is dedicated to all the people that think. There's a problem with virtual dating but if you insist on doing the traditional dating i have two guests on me today. There are the stars of the first day and if they can get you the first day i don't know who can. I'm talking about actors. Tyson brown is shelby. Do clo- how are you guys doing tyson. Show you how you doing good this. This is the craziest first day. Like i feel like nobody story unravel. This is the craziest thing i've ever seen it. It's a well think of that. take place. yes but tyson. I'm gonna start with you because i think it's actually both interesting with you guys backgrounds that you kept it very local as far as getting your start in and starting to act and everything within Sacramento can talk a little bit about your starred and just Why you thought it was important to start with the indie project. That was just something that kind of came your way tyson. I'll go with you. I something a definitely came away. I was really lucky. For a manual darren. Dahbi onto of additives project consists adventure journey Other than that. I really do like independent films. That kinda center focus way more than story than just like the gifts and stuff so. That's something i'm definitely looking forward to do or keep doing my career shelby. How about you. How did that how to start. How did this come about for you. Kind of like tasted just kind of came about for me too. I was doing some student projects before this film. But this one was definitely different than the others. And i just i felt like it was really special and i loved the script so i still super lucky but yeah just kinda came out for me to
The Short and Difficult Life of Billie Holiday
"About one of the most iconic jazz singers in history. She let us short and difficult life filled with trial and tragedy though. She had no formal musical training. She had a natural gift for jazz musically and emotionally connecting with audiences. Let's talk about billie holiday. Ellinora fagin was born in nineteen fifteen in philadelphia to teenage parents clarence holiday and sadie fagan soon. After eleanor's birth clarence left the family. He would go on to become a successful guitar and banjo player. But would be largely absent. In eleanor's life cd and ellinora moved to baltimore to live with savings older half sister. Eva miller and eve as mother-in-law martha eleanor would often be left with martha as her mother. An aunt worked jobs that took them out of the house for weeks at a time ellinora. Meanwhile began skipping school at just nine years old ellinora was brought to court on truancy charges and was sent to the house of the good shepherd. A reform school after nine months. Ellinora was paroled. But her homecoming was far from idyllic. Shortly after she returned home she was sexually assaulted by a neighborhood. Man ellinora was taken back into state custody this time for nearly two months upon her release. She dropped out of school at barely. Twelve years old. It was at this time that ellinora still a child store covering from trauma and working as a house cleaner. I heard records by the likes of louis armstrong and bessie smith in nineteen twenty eight. Sadie eleanor's mother moved from baltimore to harlem. The next year ellinora joined her sadie began working as a prostitute for their landlady out of a brothel on one hundred and fortieth street. I some accounts. Elenora ran errands for the brothel by others. Ellinora herself was a sex worker at barely. Fourteen years old over the subsequent three years ellinora began developing her singing. Act eventually landing a performance slot at a harlem nightclub though. She had no formal music training. Ellinora hadn't a neat sense of musical structure and theory jazz and blues genres. Who song rely on a singers. Well of pain and sadness or a natural fit for ellinora though just seventeen. She had already lived and survived a difficult life. She adopted the stage name. Billy after billie dove a favourite actress and started
African Fashion and Fabric With Jacqueline Shaw
"So jacqueline i am so glad that you are here. Welcome to the stitch please. Podcast thank you lisa. I two weeks i eight. And it's an honor to be has effectively for whites and thank you so much for navigating the time change to speak with me from london. This is very generous. And i never forget. This is an absolute time difference. And you have to be five hours at a different time than i am. So thank you very much. How did you get started. Do you have a sewing story. Did you start with sewing and design. When did you get the message. That i loved to create and this is something i would like to do. Rows la. I can put me guy from eddie memories. I never remember how old i was by do. Remember maybe i was around simple something like that and i received as a gift for my mother. The fashion world so this was a toy that in spun the wheel and the with helping to draw and designs to gang up on portfolio designs again. And i remember having that toy and also is so in claims for my teddy banks and people with love to talk about it. We didn't have done latvian. Ms phosa teddy level so to say things by hand as a child and ways creating things. I talk about how i created pingpong gains. We've lay a pink from gay with an old cereal box. I can cool flakes or something i. He's my elastic band. Mabul was my main octane. Gave therapy. how did these thing so always creating ways. Neither i'm not to the idea of putting something for nothing and from the with the fashion wheel and just a love for textiles with right. Context textiles franson kinds of things. Like that as a child amused to a new area which we knew school my mate my first time the mostly being around carribean which is where my family from in era was festive than meet. Erin it was like the asian community. Miss asian mean not pakistani indian bangaladeshi that community. And we also have my my jared and ganay inference and i saw to become friends with these different groups of people and go to some weddings. Bents might love coach. And i would learn much Tomorrow we'll textiles and then fed up with african takes more and that was part of my journey
Negro Leagues Stats Officially Incorporated Into Baseball Reference's Database
"The second best website on the internet After his dot com is obviously baseball reference dot com which nikola readily admit. It's the online daily updated encyclopedia. Waiting to be able to sponsor. The john lowenstein page sponsorships anymore. Although i have some legacy ones of bobby rich obviously and others You're gonna find. That's not what i'm recommending. What they did early. This is remarkable lift of In coordination with the society for american baseball research and some other historical sites they went and cobbled together and uploaded onto their sites The run from nineteen twenty to nineteen forty eight of the negro leagues and The the leagues that were created because there was a segregation in baseball up until nineteen forty seven. In fact many teams have players as late as late fifties and early sixties even Who are black. Or cuban or whatever So the negro leagues which That was their heyday They're really difficult to find records over the years. You really have to track them down. There's seven different. Leagues have been recognized as being kind of on par with the major leagues. The day some the best talents like literally. Maybe the best catcher who played with josh gibson played in the negro leagues anyways. They did this great lift. And now you can search and find all the stuff they have Is a huge page. Now linked to that in my in the recommendations that catherine rightly points towards Where they do kind of podcast related to essays all kinds of links multimedia stuff there as a rollout and they said we are not bestowing a new status on these players or their accomplishments. The negro leagues have always been major leagues. We're changing our sites presentation to properly recognize this fact.
Sung Kang and the F9 Breakdown
"Song. Tang song how're you doing. Wonderful how are you today. Thanks for having me on so good. Thank you for joining me. It is absolute pleasure. You guys cannot see me but ibis mile in iran that. I'm gonna talk to this guy. Because i'm such a fan of this franchise. Would it means the cars. The fast life everything han did you look at it. That's how i'm going to say honda song. Did you know that she will always be part of the fastfamily. What's your favorite part about playing on a no. No i mean this is all fairytale. Hollywood stuff ryan you know the idea of being in a franchise. That's you know twenty years and playing a character. That's past the way and resurrected by hands. I tell hollywood fairytale that you read about our scene documentary And and so you know each time that. I was able to participate in one of the fast movies. You know it was like the gift that just never stopped giving it's like I felt like it was a privileged place to learn. You know working on a fast movie is like going to the newsmen park and and the resources are there to give you the opportunity to do the best work. You can't as an actor on under craft just focused on that it's pretty liberating when we come from indie filmmaking. Justin man director of s nine in tokyo drift You know we started our careers. Together we came from nothing came from a credit card movie. The the the journey that you we get to together as friends you know. It's like it's nice to be able to recall all the you know the experiences we've had from indie films to all the cool things on the fast moving so it's just been a blessing over and over and over so it's really been cool.
Craftivism With Lydia Diaz of Clever Girl Craftings
"You so much lydia. Welcome thank you for having me. Sorry it took so long. Hey it's at the time it needed to take a man. And i am very glad to be here so i wanted to talk a bit about. How did you get started. What made you take the leap from being a crafter. Who was just doing things in her own home for her own. Edification to turn to making things like stickers and stamps and things like that like what was the thing that got you going. Okay so when i really started crafting to put it out into the world if you will i was not a crafter prior to that. It was like cracking from me. Started as a means of self care as means of processing trauma it was workplace trauma. Of course there's you know childhood trauma and everything else. We beat by women. Also you know the world trauma but for me. It was coming out of a work experience. That was very mentally dangerous and leaving a company that i felt really drained. My energy drained myself worse. Really put me down into a pit okay. And so then i started. Doing watercolor paints stamps. As so just you know. Painting the backgrounds really simply. I'm not a great painter by any stretch of the imagination. But then i love seeing how people would stamp on top of the dry background in the us in boston. Powders and the heat gun to raise the lettering or raise the stamps. And all of that. so cool. I've never seen that before. Thanks instagram you know. I saw that on his. Oh that's so cool. I'm going to try that. So i've got a little heat. Guide got the stamps de bussey better in house. Like just as so cool you know how you can make your statement the sentiment stand up off of the paper off of the background and it's glossy and it's sealed it's not coming out. It's not washing off. The background is gonna state. When you're dealing with paint the background is gonna fade wording. The sentiment is going to stay