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Known all over the world as “The Empress of the Blues,” singer Bessie Smith made an indelible impression on American music in the 1920s and ’30s. Think you know what made Smith so legit? Then take the quiz! There is some debate over whether Bessie was born in 1892 or 1894 in _________. a. New Orleans, LA b. Chattanooga, TN c. Reno, NV d. Atlanta, GA By the time she was nine, Bessie’s_____ had died. a. mother and father b. mother and brother c. father...
Judging you Barbara Millicent Roberts has come along way from her original blonde hair blue eyed shifty af resting bitch-face look of 1959.  It turns out the real reason she looked like that, was her way of throwing shade at the doll makers for not being an accurate representation of women. After 58 years, Mattel plans to change that by introducing three new Barbie body types that come in tall, petite, and curvy. The long overdue innovation is an initiative for young girls to be accepting of their own body types as...
If you needed another reason to love Connie Britton, we've got one: she's judging a feminist video contest. Pro-woman media compay SheKnowsMedia  and the Ms. Foundation will be holding #TheFWord Video Contest as a part of the #TheFWord: Feminism is Not a Dirty Word campaign, which launched in fall 2015. Britton championed the campaign when it was announced, and she's doubling down on her involvement by judging the contest. If you're interested in enterting, the videos should be two to three minutes long and describe your...
So, I know what you’re going to say: you’re a sore loser.  You knew the rules when you signed up, and you have no right to complain about them.  So maybe you’re right.  But sometimes, as much as we may try to tailor our expectations to fit the stupidity of the system, our frustration does not always decrease in just proportion. My band The Very Rich Hours and I recently took part in Emergenza, an international battle of the bands type festival for unsigned acts. We...
Become a vintage vixen with this affordable monthly dress subscription Want to wear fabulous vintage dresses but don’t want to break the bank? Check out Unique Vintage’s Dress of the Month Club. For $50 (up to 70 percent off the original price), you’ll receive a dress each month handpicked in your size (up to 16). Most of these vintage beauties are from the ’50s and ’60s, including mid-century party frocks with flared skirts and sleeveless numbers with sweetheart necklines. If the month’s selection doesn’t do it...