Prince’s ex-fiancée Sheila E. speaks out on his death

“It’s unreal. It’s surreal. I miss him dearly,” Sheila E. said.

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Prince’s ex-fiancée Sheila E. speaks out on his death

See Misty Copeland Recreate Edgar Degas’ Iconic Ballerina Artwork

Misty Copeland created her own history as the first Black woman to be the American Ballet Theatre’s principal dancer. Now, America’s most famous ballerina is reinterpreting history by appearing in re-creations of French artist Edgar Degas’ historic works on ballerinas.

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‘Migration Is Beautiful’ Artist Favianna Rodriguez Talks Immigrant Rights and Art’s

“Meet powerhouse artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez — a leading voice in the movement of artists raising awareness about U.S. immigration issues. – I am OTHER”

 

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John Leguizamo Says High School History Makes Latinos Feel ‘Invisible’

Latino contributions to U.S. history remain largely absent from high school history books, and John Leguizamo is doing something about it. The 51-year-old actor and comedian sat down with HuffPost Live’s

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Issa Rae

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Issa Rae Diop (1985- ), better known as Issa Rae, is a Black American television producer, writer and director. She is best known for “Awkward Black Girl” (2011), which went viral on YouTube a few years back. She is now working on the television show “Insecure” for HBO, still in development. The main character is loosely based on her.

 

 

At White private schools she stood out because she was Black. At Black and Latino public schools she was mocked for acting too “White”.

 

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Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland (1982- ), an American classical ballet dancer, in 2015 became the first Black American woman ever to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre (ABT). That makes her one of the top ballerinas at one of the top classical ballet companies in the world! Mikhail Baryshnikov was a principal at ABT.

 

In the US, ballet is mainly seen as a White thing. Accordingly, many assume that rail-thin White women make the best ballerinas. But, as Copeland herself has shown, that comes from prejudice, not from the demands of the art.

 

Copeland did not start ballet till age 13. Many professionals start at age three. Yet she could do in months what took most girls years of practice.

 

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