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  1. BHM: Cicely Tyson

    February 27, 2015 by 16stone

    Long before Lupita Nyong’o’ graced the red carpet with her dark skin and short natural hair, Cicely Tyson sparked a natural hair movement as far back as the early 1960’s. In Cicely’s interview with Oprah’s Master Class, she explained how she had a role as a young Ugandan woman. It only felt right that she cut her hair and did so without telling the director or production. Her short natural hair was a hot success and led to a secretary role on the show East Side/West Side. She was urged to keep her hair exactly the way it was and it proved to be a big hit. She received mail from beauticians all over the country saying she was affecting their business because everyone wanted to cut their hair like the character on TV. Soon after, the natural hair movement of the 1970’s exploded. Cicely no doubt being the first character on national tv to inspire woman all over the country.  Later in 1972 she proudly wore cornrows as the character Rebecca in the highly Oscar nominated film Sounder. Cicely Tyson’s impressive acting career spans nearly 65 years. Even in 2015 she is still making natural hair history. Just last week on the ABC network’s hit program How to get away with Murder, Cicely was seen combing main character Annaliese Keating’s natural hair out. Today we salute Cicely for not only her contributions in acting, but being a natural hair pioneer.



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  2. Finally… an Ebony Magazine post

    June 30, 2014 by 16stone

    It was brought to my attention the other day that in all my years in posting on this blog , I’ve never posted Ebony magazines. Admittedly, I’ve always admired Ebony. It was a staple magazine in my household growing up. I’m even featured in some ads in past issues. My mother was friends with Mr. Johnson, the publisher of a lot of these wonderful negro magazines. Every year he would give us free tickets to the world famous Ebony Fashion Fair. In honor of these memories, below are my favorite Ebony covers.

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  3. Jive Magazine part 2

    June 17, 2014 by 16stone


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  4. Hep Magazine part 3

    June 17, 2014 by 16stone

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  5. Bronze Thrills part 3

    June 17, 2014 by 16stone

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  6. Felicia

    April 25, 2014 by 16stone


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  7. The Negro Review

    March 31, 2014 by 16stone

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  8. Hep Magazine part 2

    February 11, 2014 by 16stone

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  9. Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2013 by 16stone

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  10. Jet Beauties of the Week part 2

    November 11, 2013 by 16stone

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    photos: Jet Magazine