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HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH x Angela Davis & Watch @Becauseofthem #BlackHistoryMonth Video! ❤️ cc @CNN via @lisafordblog

Happy Black History Month! The photo you see is of Angela Davis when Swedish TV journalists talked to the Black Panther activist in a 1972 jail interview — she was charged with but not convicted of murder — in footage that's part of The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (and I'll elaborate on this in a moment). My sister was named after Angela Davis, "Angela Yvonne", so this is why I chose to shine a little light on Davis, in addition to the dope video by..., for my black history tribute.
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DIANA ROSS [1984] – A Day In The Life Of The Rich And Famous: [VIDEO] #BlackHistoryMonth

In this powerful video clip, the original Queen of R&B and musical icon, DIANA ROSS, gives us a glimpse of what it really takes to be a savvy business woman and Worldwide Megastar. She rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of the vocal group "The Supremes", which, during the 1960s, became Motown's most successful act and is to this day America's most successful vocal group. Ms. Ross continued to dominate the industry as a cherished solo artist and songwriter. By 1984, she was running a major empire while touring and recording hit records. The “Ross Records” insignia, however, didn't happen until 1991, with “The Force Behind the Power”, which became one of her most successful international releases. Her publishing company had over 30 songs co-penned by her. She had undertaken at least two huge world tours from 1982 in support of “Why Do Fools/Silk Electric”, “For One and For All World Tour ’83, “Swept Away “85, 1989 “World Stage”, and 1991-92 “Here and Now”! About that life? DIANA ROSS was all that and more. Check out this clip of how a super woman managed it all.

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