Don’t be ratchet!

#wordconnections @johnlacarbiere performing now.

#wordconnections @johnlacarbiere performing now.

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Fashion legend Zelda Wynn Valdes (1905 – 2001) was the first black designer and costumer to open her own shop, which was the first black-owned business on Broadway in 1948. Her sexy, hip-hugging designs have been worn by many popular, world famous entertainers such as recent CL History Spotlight Joyce Bryant, Marian Anderson, Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Dorothy Dandridge, Mae West, Ruby Dee, Eartha Kitt and Sarah Vaughan, and later superstars like Gladys Knight and opera diva Jessye Norman. During the rise in her professional career she caught the attention of Hugh Hefner, who hired her to design the first Playboy Bunny costumes in the 1950s. Zelda also played an integral role in the formation of the National Association of Fashion and Accessory Designers. At 65, when most others were retiring, Arthur Mitchell, creator of the first black ballet company, asked her to design the uniforms for the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Fashion legend Zelda Wynn Valdes (1905 – 2001) was the first black designer and costumer to open her own shop, which was the first black-owned business on Broadway in 1948. Her sexy, hip-hugging designs have been worn by many popular, world famous entertainers such as recent CL History Spotlight Joyce Bryant, Marian Anderson, Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Dorothy Dandridge, Mae West, Ruby Dee, Eartha Kitt and Sarah Vaughan, and later superstars like Gladys Knight and opera diva Jessye Norman. During the rise in her professional career she caught the attention of Hugh Hefner, who hired her to design the first Playboy Bunny costumes in the 1950s. Zelda also played an integral role in the formation of the National Association of Fashion and Accessory Designers. At 65, when most others were retiring, Arthur Mitchell, creator of the first black ballet company, asked her to design the uniforms for the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

& his general Tso chicken & shrimp

& his general Tso chicken & shrimp

Finally got my pho!

Finally got my pho!

#day10 African American music group (90’s & before).  The Miracles (also known as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles from 1965 to 1972) were an American rhythm and blues group that was the first successful recording act for Berry Gordy’s Motown Records, and one of the most influential and important groups in Pop and R&B Music history.[

#day10 African American music group (90’s & before). The Miracles (also known as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles from 1965 to 1972) were an American rhythm and blues group that was the first successful recording act for Berry Gordy’s Motown Records, and one of the most influential and important groups in Pop and R&B Music history.[

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My coworkers think it’s funny that I eat these & don’t care what the weather is. Hot or cold if I want a snowball in getting one!

My coworkers think it’s funny that I eat these & don’t care what the weather is. Hot or cold if I want a snowball in getting one!

I almost forgot this one!

I almost forgot this one!