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The Fabulous women of my mother's and my era: Diahann Carroll. (2422 hits)


Ok, when I grow up give me another 13 years I want to be just like Diahann. Healthy, beautiful, sassy, rich, fabulous .

So the world is youth driven you say? we will be watching to see how far today's youth make it. Meanwhile we have our own "role models". Essence magazine writer Denene Millner uses these descriptive words as her opening line: " She is elegant and sharp-impeccably coiffed and unapologetically grand" I love that style of old world glamour and INTELLIGENCE--dumb beauties just don't cut it for me, obviously since I am not a male.

Diahann represents a woman of virtue, self-respect and verve. Can't recall her playing in any roles that were "subjugating" while I can recall the roles that the also beautiful Pam Grier, accepted.

This is the world of women that I was exposed to as a teenager. I have known a bunch of "Diahann Carrolls" in my life. Working in professions such as teachers, executives, business owners, homemakers, lawyers, doctors, authors, artists.

What a different world than today. Even my own two daughters "don't get it." I learned to let each generation enjoy their own creation, and luxuriate in the era in which I feel I was so blessed to be a part of.

The question remains, will today's beauties grow older majestically, or will the fast, fake life eventually take its toll.
Posted By: Marta Fernandez
Friday, March 6th 2009 at 11:07AM
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Well since I feel the need to plug in ! Lol !
Lets also get with, Jayne kennedy,Carmen McRae and Shirley Bassey while you playin !
All these we're mentioning here paved the way for the likes of Beyonce and Ms Berry.
We can't even fanthom the other beautiful Goddesses that were just passing through.
I'm sure there were many as far as the eye could see !
Friday, March 6th 2009 at 11:37PM
Min.Dr.LaDonna Blaylock D.D.
Funny--La Donna and I were just talking and I mentioned Lola Falana--whom I met at my Catholic Church (then) in Las Vegas--she looked like a brown doll with these huge doe shaped eyes..and Tamara Dobson--who I ran into at Saks 5th Ave, in Manhattan in 1978--was some stunning sumthin'..as for "La Baker" I am reading her book 'The JAZZ CLEOPATRA" which my library was discarding--God Bless her up there!-- she grew more and more into her beauty in her 70's what elegance what class, what strength!!in one picture in the book former Princess Grace Kelly is ogling Josephine-
Glad I shook up the cow webs and now you all are talkin' about Jayne..lol--meanwhile here is another one "Ophelia DeVore" and she is still FLY!
Saturday, March 7th 2009 at 10:58AM
Marta Fernandez
Oh yeah--Nancy--Nancy Wilson--my first album--Lush Life--with her blue fox coat and diamonds-around her beautifully coiffed black hair--(yeah real) even my son looked at a pix of her when he was 13-years old and said "good looking woman" considering he is now 24-years --OLD, olds,old,old..haha Mr. Hip to the hop himself!! ya think maybe something seeped through to the hip hop brain?
Saturday, March 7th 2009 at 11:03AM
Marta Fernandez
Isn't it something, that the rarest pearl on earth, is a black one !
Priceless !
Wednesday, March 11th 2009 at 8:58PM
Min.Dr.LaDonna Blaylock D.D.
Nina Semone. I use to hate my mother playing her records over and over until I grew to love her songs...Christmas was not Christmas unless -unti lI heard Ms M. Jackson singing Silent Night...

BLACK IN AMERICA
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
ROBINSON IRMA
Oh, how can I forget Eartha Kitt and Josephine Baker as those Goddess of voice and physical beauty and racial pride who had to go out side of this country to become the 'classics' they are and leaders who blased the paths for today's females in the music industry.

Please continue to educate us Marta as we own this to the future. Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it is such a truth that one Black generation must pass on to the next. Or better yet, each minority ETHNIC group must pass on to our children and grand children. A lot of ethnic groups are now recording our living history orally or BLACK IN AMERICA by way of the real world point of view. So again thanks Marta. Clark you also brought back some great memories of these female music and media giants.
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
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