This delightful photo series highlighting young Muslims is so wonderfully pure.


http://www.upworthy.com/this-delightful-photo-series-highlighting-young-muslims-is-so-wonderfully-pure?c=upw1&u=715a9810b86ff88594d6c629760037c9997c314a

Breaking Stereotypes 

Our Hijabi Sisters are so Lovely.  I would Love to do a photo series featuring all the gorgeous Hijabs that I see my Muslim Sisters wearing. Grace and Beauty. 

Happy 100th, Ella! American Musical Legend Ella Fitzgerald Born on this Day in 1917


Happy 100th Birthday to Ella Fitzgerald! ♡

 

GOOD BLACK NEWS

Early Hardship Couldn't Muffle Ella Fitzgerald's Joy Legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald (photo via npr.org)

article by Tom Vitale vianpr.org

Ella Fitzgerald, who would have turned 100 today, was one of the most beloved and versatile singers of the 20th century. In a career that spanned six decades, Fitzgerald recorded hundreds of songs, including definitive versions of many standards. Along the way, she influenced generations of singers.

But the first thing that strikes you about Fitzgerald is that voice.

Cécile McLorin Salvant, who won a Grammy last year for Best Jazz Vocal Album, says a combination of qualities made Fitzgerald’s voice unique. “When you hear the tone of her voice — which has kind of a brightness, kind of a breathiness, but it also has this really great depth, and kind of a laser-like, really clear quality to it — it hits you,” she says.

Salvant, 27, says she learned to sing jazz standards by…

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