Black History Minute: Bessie Coleman
Bessie Coleman - born in Atlanta, Texas, was the first African American to receive an international pilot’s license. It was 1921. To make a living as a commercial pilot, she did stunt shows all across the United States and Europe. She was known as Queen Bess and was known for her daredevil style. She died in 1929 at the age of 34 on a routine flight from Dallas to Jacksonville.
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A young New Yorker we’ll call Minerva McGonagall* was tired of dipping into her savings to keep up with her Manhattan lifestyle.
I used to live 2 miles from here.
Hilarity from @Dormtainment #DWA
We have joked for years about being “Straight Outta Plano” - this “Straight Outta Dunwoody” sums it up quite nicely.
H/T to @YvonneBynoe and @MyBrownBaby for bringing it to my attention. Love the “I invest in stocks because I’m risky” - that’s so #BougieGangsta. The Carlton Banks Look is a classic. Straight Outta Ralph Lauren?
milk + honey: Episode 1.
milk + honey is a dramedy series that follows the spiritual, professional and romantic journeys of four young, ambitious African-American women navigating through the lights, smoke and mirrors of Hollywood.
love. dreams. go.
I chose poorly. That is all.
Well here we are… BougieFam from back in the day. Father’s Day from 19…. way back when. We’d come from visiting my uncle Wesley in Cali and were waiting on the sky cap to bring the bags. The older boy in this picture is now a grandfather. The younger boy in this picture now has five kids. Sis and I… we’re good. BougieDad has gone on to glory and BougieMom still dresses that fly to this day.
Sometimes it’s good to look make as you keep moving forward. Happy Father’s Day!
Love old school pics like this!
Minority children spend an average of 13 hours a day using mobile devices, computers, TVs and other media — about 4½ hours more than white kids, says a report out today. The findings, from Northwestern University, are being presented to childhood and telecommunications experts in Washington, D.C.
The results are from an analysis of two Kaiser Family Foundation surveys that tracked media use by kids 6 to 18. Researchers analyzed that data to find out how black, Hispanic, Asian American and white youth use media for homework and for fun, and how long they’re plugged in on any given day.
Source: USA Today