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Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together. - Elizabeth Taylor
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Zora Neale Hurston was born 123 years ago today, January 7, 1891 in Notasulga, Alabama and raised in the legendary all-black town of Eatonville, Florida. She made the following observation in her 1950 essay, What White Publishers Won’t Print. ”For various reasons, the average, struggling, non-morbid Negro is the best-kept secret in America. His revelation to the public is the thing needed to do away with that feeling of difference which inspires fear, and which ever expresses itself in dislike. It is inevitable that this knowledge will destroy many illusions and romantic traditions which America probably likes to have around. But then, we have no record of anybody sinking into a lingering death on finding out that there was no Santa Claus. The old world will take it in its stride. The realization that Negroes are no better nor no worse, and at times just as bonny as everybody else, will hardly kill off the population of the nation.” This rare color photograph of Ms. Hurston was taken by Carl Van Vechten in 1940. Photo: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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Zora Neale Hurston was born 123 years ago today, January 7, 1891 in Notasulga, Alabama and raised in the legendary all-black town of Eatonville, Florida. She made the following observation in her 1950 essay, What White Publishers Won’t Print. ”For various reasons, the average, struggling, non-morbid Negro is the best-kept secret in America. His revelation to the public is the thing needed to do away with that feeling of difference which inspires fear, and which ever expresses itself in dislike. It is inevitable that this knowledge will destroy many illusions and romantic traditions which America probably likes to have around. But then, we have no record of anybody sinking into a lingering death on finding out that there was no Santa Claus. The old world will take it in its stride. The realization that Negroes are no better nor no worse, and at times just as bonny as everybody else, will hardly kill off the population of the nation.” This rare color photograph of Ms. Hurston was taken by Carl Van Vechten in 1940. Photo: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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New SYB Post…in which I back-burner neutral lips for a sec. Oh and @GiorgioArmaniBeauty’s Lip Maestro glosses are the THING. http://bit.ly/1hqphOi

New SYB Post…in which I back-burner neutral lips for a sec. Oh and @GiorgioArmaniBeauty’s Lip Maestro glosses are the THING. http://bit.ly/1hqphOi

New SYB post…in which I become a legit natural chick! Shout out to @ouidad, @cremeofnature and Drake.

New SYB post…in which I become a legit natural chick! Shout out to @ouidad, @cremeofnature and Drake.

Dreamy Josephine.

Dreamy Josephine.

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Prince presenting ‘Record Of The Year’ to Gotye & Kimbra for ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ at the 55th annual Grammy Awards last night

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