Jimmy Garrison and son Matthew, New York, 1971.
Cover shot from As Serious As Your Life by Valerie Walker, essential discussion of Black avant-garde jazz.
Credit: Valerie Walker
Eartha Kitt, Jayne Kennedy and Freda Payne
(Credit: Mike Crawat)
Photograph by Platon.
Black Girls Rock: Twin Dancers Are Accepted to American Ballet Theatre’s Prestigious Summer Program
Twin sisters Nia and Imani Lindsay have been accepted into the prestigious American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT) Summer Program on scholarship. The young girls have been walking since 8 months and have been dancing ever since. At 10-years old the two are trained in jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, and tap dance. They are also fluent in English, Spanish and French.
While they reside in Canada they made a trip to New York City to audition for ABT’s Summer Intensive program and found time to sit down with Cipriana of Urban Bush Babes to discuss their big news, bullying, their beautiful natural hair and why they love Misty Copeland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ply4Rjz_UZM
Such an inspiration! I am so insanely proud of these girls.
BLACK MEXICAN ICONS
TOP LEFT: PIO DE JESUS PICO: last governor of Mexican California
TOP RIGHT: VINCENTE GUERRERO : second president of Mexico
Both Black Men and Both direct descendants of the Olmec Mayans, the Africans of Ancient Mexico.