the book is forthcoming. by Danyel Smith. a history of black women in pop. from It Books/HarperCollins (2014). now writing. tumbling this stuff keeps me inspired, and keeps my brain sane.
Posts tagged families


Happy Birthday #ErykahBadu. PHOTO: #Badu (right), age nine, and her sister, Nayrok, age six, in Dallas in 1980. Interstate 45 in #Dallas can be seen in the background.

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i love how they aren’t over accessorizing blue. Beyonce knows to let her kid be a toddler and not make her worry about her image. Plus, she’s cute like this. 

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Maria Hawkins Cole and daughter, Natalie Cole



About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time. And I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life. I picked out names. I envisioned what my child would look like…I was feeling very maternal. I flew back to New York to get my check up—and no heartbeat. Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat. [And then] I went into the studio and wrote the saddest song I’ve ever written in my life…
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