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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. Hip Magazine

    January 15, 2015 by 16stone

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  3. Family Week: Auntie Jean

    August 8, 2014 by 16stone

    As my family reunion approaches this weekend, I feel compelled to finally share some of my family members with you all. Starting with one of the most fascinating members of  my family, auntie Jean Terrell. Jean is my grandfather’s sister.

    When I was growing up my great grandparents Lovick Jr. and Annie were the rocks of our family. When I was little, they demanded that the family always spent time together.  They raised their children with love, tenderness, and respect. All those things trickled down to me. I had access to shining examples of loving individuals in my family. It seemed like every weekend we were at someone’s house singing songs, eating food, and sharing stories. As a result, I grew up with close relationships with my great aunts and uncles, as well as all their children and any other extended family. At one point, my family lived with my great aunt Geniver and my great grandfather Lovick Jr. lived there as well. Since he lived there, everyone in the family would stop by to see him and bring their entire families as well.

    One of my fondest childhood memories was the 1992 Terrell Family Reunion. From what I remember it seemed like there was over 200 family members in attendance. The best part was the music. So many of my family member are musically talented. So every family reunion, they would get together as a live band and perform. Although we had much talent in our family as a whole, the standout performer was always auntie Jean. Naturally she would be the best singer in our family since she was a professional. Auntie Jean was once part of the famous girl group The Supremes. She was chosen to take Diana Ross’s place after being discovered while singing with her brother Ernie Terrell’s band.

    Take a look at my wonderful aunt Jean Terrell...

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  4. Pam

    May 5, 2014 by 16stone

    Pam Grier

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  5. 16 Stone Vintage: 1975 PROM

    March 20, 2014 by 16stone

    Hello everyone, I am sorry to leave you for more than a month without a post. I was busy putting together the most fun party I’ve ever had in my life! My birthday celebration this year had a vintage theme of the 1975 prom. I had so much fun dressing friends and family for this party. I was running out to stores right down to the last hour before the party. Below is footage from this very special night that took place at Tip Top Bar and Grill on March 8th. A very special thank you to Tip Top, DJ Tara, Richard LouissaintJason Minnis, and everyone who attended. Enjoy!


    Photo by Richard Louissaint

    Video by: Richard Louissaint


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    Photo by Richard Louissaint

  6. Happy New Year from Jayne Kennedy

    January 1, 2014 by 16stone

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  7. Jet Beauties of the Week part 2

    November 11, 2013 by 16stone

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    photos: Jet Magazine

  8. Jet Beauties of the Week

    June 4, 2013 by 16stone

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    Pam Grier as Beauty of the Week

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  9. Color Magazine: Part 2

    April 16, 2013 by 16stone

    Here’s a few more covers from the Color Magazine. Check out the previous post here: Color Mag

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  10. Jet Magazine Pin Up Calendar Advertisements 1968-1979

    March 25, 2013 by 16stone

     Many people don’t know that Jet Magazine actually started to do nude pin up calendars after a while. The advertisements included order forms and usually appeared in the first few issues of the year as well as the last issues of the year. The calendars were in full color and for adults only. Copies of the calendars are extremely rare.

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    photos: Jet Magazine