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BETTY BOOP - OriginMs. ESTHER JONES, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was an ” African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at the (The Cotton Club) in Harlem. Singer Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and (COPIED or stole ). Ms Jones’ ‘baby’ Singing Style! > for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Ms. Jones’ singing style went on to become the inspiration for (( Max Fleischer )) cartoon character’s Voice and SINGING style of BETTY BOOP, was YES a Black Woman. Her singing trademark Was.. “boop oop a doop “.. In a baby voice at the cotton club in Harlem. - Esther Jones who’s stage name was “Baby Esther” was a popular entertainer at Harlem’s Cotton Club in the late 1920s. Baby Esther interpolated words such as ‘Boo-Boo-Boo’ & ‘Doo-Doo-Doo’ in songs at a cabaret. Helen Kane SAW Baby’s act in 1928 and (stole) Used it in her hit song I Wanna Be Loved By You.An early test sound film was also discovered, which featured Baby Esther performing in this style, disproving Kane’s claims. Baby Esther’s manager also testified that Helen Kane had saw Baby Esther’s cabaret act in 1928. Supreme Court Judge Edward J. McGoldrick ruled: “The plaintiff has failed to sustain either cause of action by proof of sufficient probative force”. In his opinion, the “baby” technique of singing did not originate with Kane.$250,000 infringement lawsuitEsther’s manager also testified that , Helen Kane & her manager , saw Baby’s act somewhere between 1928-1929.Scholar Robert G.O’ Meally said, Betty Boop The WHITE CARTOON herself had, as it were, a BLACK grandmother in her backround.Baby Esther was presumed dead by 1934, just when the lawsuit had ended.@Learn your History or they will Hide it from you.@BLACK-American MUSIC and DANCE Styles. - Influential WorldWide “



don’t forget that Betty Boop was a major influence in Osamu Tezuka’s work. Tezuka is considered one of the fathers of modern anime with the “big doe eyes” style so to some extent all anime girls nowadays owe part of their legacy to this lady!

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supadupaflysince95:

duckindolans:

rachelstewartjewelry:

BETTY BOOP - Origin

Ms. ESTHER JONES, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was an ” African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at the (The Cotton Club) in Harlem. 

Singer Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and (COPIED or stole ). Ms Jones’ ‘baby’ Singing Style! > for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” 

Ms. Jones’ singing style went on to become the inspiration for (( Max Fleischer )) cartoon character’s Voice and SINGING style of BETTY BOOP, was YES a Black Woman. 

Her singing trademark Was.. “boop oop a doop “.. In a baby voice at the cotton club in Harlem. - 
Esther Jones who’s stage name was “Baby Esther” was a popular entertainer at Harlem’s Cotton Club in the late 1920s. Baby Esther interpolated words such as ‘Boo-Boo-Boo’ & ‘Doo-Doo-Doo’ in songs at a cabaret. 
Helen Kane SAW Baby’s act in 1928 and (stole) Used it in her hit song I Wanna Be Loved By You.

An early test sound film was also discovered, which featured Baby Esther performing in this style, disproving Kane’s claims. Baby Esther’s manager also testified that Helen Kane had saw Baby Esther’s cabaret act in 1928. 

Supreme Court Judge Edward J. McGoldrick ruled: “The plaintiff has failed to sustain either cause of action by proof of sufficient probative force”. In his opinion, the “baby” technique of singing did not originate with Kane.

$250,000 infringement lawsuit

Esther’s manager also testified that , Helen Kane & her manager , saw Baby’s act somewhere between 1928-1929.
Scholar Robert G.O’ Meally said, Betty Boop The WHITE CARTOON herself had, as it were, a BLACK grandmother in her backround.

Baby Esther was presumed dead by 1934, just when the lawsuit had ended.

@Learn your History or they will Hide it from you.
@BLACK-American MUSIC and DANCE Styles. - Influential WorldWide “

don’t forget that Betty Boop was a major influence in Osamu Tezuka’s work. Tezuka is considered one of the fathers of modern anime with the “big doe eyes” style so to some extent all anime girls nowadays owe part of their legacy to this lady!

WOW

livingoutsidetheboxx:

Perfection.

Perfection indeed.

titsnsass:

Sass: GPOY

My future self.
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Sass: GPOY

My future self.

brown-princess:

EIGHT BLACK PRINCESSES
Princess Akosua Busia, Ghana
Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya, Toro
Princess Dlamini Sikhanyiso, Swaziland
Princess Angela of Liechtenstein, Europe
Princess Sarah Culberson, Sierra Leone
Princess Ruth Komuntale, Toro
Princess Keisha Omilana, Nigeria
Princess Esther Kamatari, Burundi


This made my day.
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EIGHT BLACK PRINCESSES
Princess Akosua Busia, Ghana
Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya, Toro
Princess Dlamini Sikhanyiso, Swaziland
Princess Angela of Liechtenstein, Europe
Princess Sarah Culberson, Sierra Leone
Princess Ruth Komuntale, Toro
Princess Keisha Omilana, Nigeria
Princess Esther Kamatari, Burundi


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EIGHT BLACK PRINCESSES
Princess Akosua Busia, Ghana
Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya, Toro
Princess Dlamini Sikhanyiso, Swaziland
Princess Angela of Liechtenstein, Europe
Princess Sarah Culberson, Sierra Leone
Princess Ruth Komuntale, Toro
Princess Keisha Omilana, Nigeria
Princess Esther Kamatari, Burundi


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EIGHT BLACK PRINCESSES
Princess Akosua Busia, Ghana
Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya, Toro
Princess Dlamini Sikhanyiso, Swaziland
Princess Angela of Liechtenstein, Europe
Princess Sarah Culberson, Sierra Leone
Princess Ruth Komuntale, Toro
Princess Keisha Omilana, Nigeria
Princess Esther Kamatari, Burundi


This made my day.
brown-princess:

EIGHT BLACK PRINCESSES
Princess Akosua Busia, Ghana
Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya, Toro
Princess Dlamini Sikhanyiso, Swaziland
Princess Angela of Liechtenstein, Europe
Princess Sarah Culberson, Sierra Leone
Princess Ruth Komuntale, Toro
Princess Keisha Omilana, Nigeria
Princess Esther Kamatari, Burundi


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brown-princess:

EIGHT BLACK PRINCESSES
Princess Akosua Busia, Ghana
Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya, Toro
Princess Dlamini Sikhanyiso, Swaziland
Princess Angela of Liechtenstein, Europe
Princess Sarah Culberson, Sierra Leone
Princess Ruth Komuntale, Toro
Princess Keisha Omilana, Nigeria
Princess Esther Kamatari, Burundi


This made my day.
brown-princess:

EIGHT BLACK PRINCESSES
Princess Akosua Busia, Ghana
Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya, Toro
Princess Dlamini Sikhanyiso, Swaziland
Princess Angela of Liechtenstein, Europe
Princess Sarah Culberson, Sierra Leone
Princess Ruth Komuntale, Toro
Princess Keisha Omilana, Nigeria
Princess Esther Kamatari, Burundi


This made my day.
brown-princess:

EIGHT BLACK PRINCESSES
Princess Akosua Busia, Ghana
Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya, Toro
Princess Dlamini Sikhanyiso, Swaziland
Princess Angela of Liechtenstein, Europe
Princess Sarah Culberson, Sierra Leone
Princess Ruth Komuntale, Toro
Princess Keisha Omilana, Nigeria
Princess Esther Kamatari, Burundi


This made my day.

brown-princess:

EIGHT BLACK PRINCESSES

Princess Akosua Busia, Ghana

Princess Elizabeth Bagaaya, Toro

Princess Dlamini Sikhanyiso, Swaziland

Princess Angela of Liechtenstein, Europe

Princess Sarah Culberson, Sierra Leone

Princess Ruth Komuntale, Toro

Princess Keisha Omilana, Nigeria

Princess Esther Kamatari, Burundi

This made my day.

shirleychisholmproject:

Shirley Chisholm on how she wants to be remembered [x]
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Shirley Chisholm on how she wants to be remembered [x]
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Mastodon "The Motherload" and The Only Opinion that Counts »

sexpoleandmma:

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This week has been an interesting one. At the end of August, I danced with some friends for Mastodon’s new video, “The Motherload”. We were stoked about it. Twerking in a metal video?! Unheard of! We came from varying backgrounds, classical dancers, pole dancers, strippers all nervously…

Makes me miss my dancing days. Something about dancing with and for other women dancers was an unparalleled experience for me… and I do miss it.

I miss my baby girl, Hasna.

I’m currently trying to get custody of her but well.. her father disappeared with her.

And because he’s her father, if I just showed up on some vigilante shit, things could go really really bad.

So I’m trying to work within the current judicial constraints but it’s hard when it I’m trying to work within a system that wasn’t built for me and my babies.

It’s hard when people who could have called the authorities didn’t because they were afraid he would be brutalized in front of our daughter.

it’s hard when I keep dreaming about her but I can’t hold her.

It’s hard when there are some Muslims who would say that a drug addicted parent is better than a queer parent.

It’s hard as fuck right now and I would love to just sit on my laurels and actually rest but I find I am cocked back like a pistol..waiting to spring.

And I keep dreaming of her… of getting her back. So I continue to prepare for that day.

And brace for the counseling we’re all going to need. InshaAllah.

May Allah return my child safely to me. A friend of mine set up a gofundme for this.

disneyisinmyblood:

tianaofmaldonia:

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People always forget about this Tiana. Yes she worked hard her entire life for her dream, but when it came to taking the easy way she turned it down because it would hurt people. Nobody remembers that
disneyisinmyblood:

tianaofmaldonia:

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People always forget about this Tiana. Yes she worked hard her entire life for her dream, but when it came to taking the easy way she turned it down because it would hurt people. Nobody remembers that
disneyisinmyblood:

tianaofmaldonia:

requested by evngeline

People always forget about this Tiana. Yes she worked hard her entire life for her dream, but when it came to taking the easy way she turned it down because it would hurt people. Nobody remembers that
disneyisinmyblood:

tianaofmaldonia:

requested by evngeline

People always forget about this Tiana. Yes she worked hard her entire life for her dream, but when it came to taking the easy way she turned it down because it would hurt people. Nobody remembers that
disneyisinmyblood:

tianaofmaldonia:

requested by evngeline

People always forget about this Tiana. Yes she worked hard her entire life for her dream, but when it came to taking the easy way she turned it down because it would hurt people. Nobody remembers that
disneyisinmyblood:

tianaofmaldonia:

requested by evngeline

People always forget about this Tiana. Yes she worked hard her entire life for her dream, but when it came to taking the easy way she turned it down because it would hurt people. Nobody remembers that

disneyisinmyblood:

tianaofmaldonia:

requested by evngeline

People always forget about this Tiana. Yes she worked hard her entire life for her dream, but when it came to taking the easy way she turned it down because it would hurt people. Nobody remembers that

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I’ve been a bad girl.

I need a spanking.

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

#BlackLiberation #Ferguson
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I ask myself this question periodically. The answer is generally the same: there are things I love about it. I choose it. There is something calming about Al-Fatiha. There is something glorious about Surah Al-‘Ala. There is something therapeutic about sujood. And I love them and actually… there’s a lot of shit about Muslims that piss me off. Mostly, the way some will be like.. oh you wear your scarf like that?

You can’t be Muslim.

Oh you wear nail polish?

Your prayers aren’t accepted.

And I’ve just gotten to a point where I don’t give an ebolatized shit about what other people say about myyyyyyyyyyyy religion. For me, it’s the fact that the pillars of it don’t change.

1. Pray

2. Fast

3. Declare your faith

4. Charity

5. Hajj if you got the moneh.

Everything else is immaterial. And if you really wanna keep it one hunnit. #3  could be your starting and stopping point because you have to self-identify as a believer. Fuck every body else.

And I know I don’t sound religulous or whatever right now. But I don’t really care. Because I’ve spent x number of years worrying about what people have to say about my faith. Folx were surprised that I chose to be Muslim as a Black girl, as a girl, as an American, as a queer, after 9/11, etc etc.

I’m tired of other people’s mess, y’all. So if you have a problem with a queer Muslim in your circle, then Venn your way out, boo.

Holla salaam alaikum.

sonofbaldwin:

Now see.

I was just chilling, chilling, minding my business (Yo Salt, I looked around and I couldn’t believe this!) on my couch with my favorite tattered blanket, some salted peanuts, Fritos, and a bag a sour cream and onion Ruffles, minding my business, getting ready for a night of Shonda Rhimes shows on ABC, which Brittney C Cooper, Ph.D. lovingly refers to as “Thursday Is the New Black.”

I had my Twitter fingers ready and EVERYTHING.

I’m not really a big fan of Grey’s Anatomy but I am a big fan of Chandra Wilson and Jesse Williams, so I watched it. Then, of course, Scandal was next and I knew I would, at some point, get my kee-kee’s from some read or another (and, of course, Kerry Washington didn’t disappoint; in one scene, Olivia got Abbey’s ass to and gether and I hollered).

But for me, the biggest excitement of the night was Viola Davis' debut in How to Get Away With Murder. As usual, Davis lit up the screen and commanded every scene she was in. The timbre of her voice, the certainty of her movements, the glow of her skin, and those bedroom eyes. She gave me life, death, and resurrection. They even allowed a black man to sexually pleasure a black woman in one scene. You know I thought that meant it was the Rapture, right? Because you know American institutions and audiences usually don’t want to see no love, no romance, no sex, no nothing unless there is at LEAST one white person involved. They especially don’t want to see two black people in any situation together unless it’s something pathological, fatal, or negative. So I imagine, from an American, white supremacist perspective, the murder gotten away with was that scene.

For me, the center of the televised universe was Black last night.

I imagine People.com felt the Blackness, too. Maybe that’s why they tried to re-center Whiteness by talking ‘bout some: “Waiting for @violadavis to break into “You is kind. You is smart. You is important. #HowtoGetAwaywithMurder

So, here you have Ms. Davis serving law professor/lawyer realness at some made-up, prestigious institution of higher learning, and Whiteness is like, “When she gon’ be Mammy like I like?”

This is precisely why I don’t fuck with Hollywood like that.

This is precisely why mainstream Hollywood doesn’t get my coins for nathan.

This is why I am a STAUNCH supporter of African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM).

Because I’m not here for, nor do I feature, nan of the alabaster bullshit being passed through assholes into white toilet bowls.

Of course, Twitter gathered the fuck out of People and they issued the standard fauxpology: “We’re sorry if you were offended, but….”

But that “apology” wasn’t worth the white toilet paper it was written on.

The right apology would have sounded like, “We’re sorry indulging our anti-black racism. We’re firing our PR Twitter person and the rest of us are going to therapy and sensitivity training.”

Bah. Fuck People magazine.

They ALMOST fucked up my night.

Almost.

But Viola, Kerry, Chandra, Jesse and ‘nem saved it.

Luckily.

(H/T Alex Hardy)

This is why I FXXXX with SoB!!!

Her:
You fine, woman!
Me; Girl, stop. You see what I got on?
Her:
So... you still fine.
Me:
...
Her:
What?
Me:
You trippin
Her:
My car is covered in acorn cum but it's still an Impala

So I’m pissed but whatever. Being raised sunni, we heard about the ummah the ummah the ummah all day long. But we were seldom in community with each other. Like beyond, ‘kaif halik’. There was a time when I needed the community.. the ummah to step in and help with my kids. There were a few volunteers but .. their husbands vetoed their offers of assistance so that was that. The result: a non muslim queer woman of color took care of my kid for 6 weeks.

That was like a decade ago.

Fine.

People change.

Fine.

Fast forward to a time when I’m looking for my daughter whose father has decided that I’m the devil and his mom is, too. He has literally disappeared with my baby and the progressive Muslims have stepped in… along with the queers, the wiccans, and at least 1 jewess. So I cant say the ummah isn’t there because a part of it is.

Which part?

The part that promotes gender equality, and rainbow safe spaces for muslims and nonmuslims alike. There is something to be said for the community of people who connect the dots from Atlanta to Ferguson to Palistine and beyond. We are all people in need and if we can help each other in these little pockets.. bringing one kid home, feeding one family, etc, then this world peace may stand a chance.

It really does start with us.

Invisible Family »

2queermamas:

A couple years ago, I read a book by Dr. Mignon Moore: “Invisible Families”. An excellent book talking about the lesbian led families that are often over looked and unrecognized when people talk about family structures in the Black/Brown communities. That book touched my soul and it felt like…

Hyper-intellectual, spiritually sexual, woman lover, womanist, lover of love.. .I could go on for days. In the end, I'm a grown woman who has finally decided to love unconditionally.

As I step back and notice what I am drawn to... I see myself loving Muslim, Queer, comedy, racial minority, woman, music, love.

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