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Lily As Nina Simone

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Nina Simone was born Eunice Waymon in Tryon, NC. She displayed musical talent early on when she started playing the piano by ear at 3. Her mother cleaned houses for a woman who would become her benefactor providing formal piano lessons which introduced her to Johann Sebastian Bach and other classical masters. Despite her undeniable talent, she was not selected for a scholarship at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. To support herself, she began to teach students and play other people’s songs in nightclubs. Her brilliant improvisations and vocal stylings started getting her noticed. The song “Mississippi Goddam” came about as a result of her anger over the assassination of Medgar Evers and the church bombing in Birmingham that killed four little girls and began the sharp departure she would take from popular music. She mingled with all the great Black minds of her time James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Stokley Carmichael but it was her friendship with playwright Lorraine Hansbery led to the creation of the anthem “ To Be Young, Gifted and Black”. Dubbed “The High Priestess of Soul”, she put out 40 albums in her lifetime. Her performances drew on a lot of musical genres like blues, gospel and folk to create a new type of American classical music. On stage, she presented herself as the epitome Afrocentric regality which challenged and continue to challenge predominant standards of beauty. She was not afraid to call on her contemporaries and her audiences to act. Her legacy continues to inspire. Most recently, singer John Legend started his Oscar acceptance speech with a quote by Simone stating, “it’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which we live.”


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Lily As Shirley Chisholm

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Shirley Chisholm was born in Brooklyn but she did her early schooling with her grandmother in Barbados. She came back and attended the prestigious Girls’ High School. She excelled in politics and debating at Brooklyn College. Afterwards, she became a nursery school teacher, earning her Masters at Columbia University and later an advocate for early education. When a position became available, she stepped up to the New York State Assembly. That led to her running for Congress in 1969 with the campaign slogan “Unbossed And Unbought”. She won and became the first Black woman to be elected to Congress. She went to DC representing Brooklyn and balked when the powers that be sought to put her on the Agriculture Committee which she felt did not have much to do with her community. However, connecting with people despite differences was something that helped to make her effective. A rabbi in Crown Heights, whose support she had sought, gave her advice which led to her creating the WIC program with U.S. Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kansas). She was a politician who stood for integrity and accountability to her constituency. Because of this in January 1972, she announced her candidacy for president becoming the first black woman to do so. While her political achievements were historic and impressive, Chisholm said she preferred to be remembered as, “a black woman who lived in the 20th century and dared to be herself”.


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Lily As Queen Latifah

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History now includes hip hop. A young woman from Newark demanded the world called her Queen when it wanted to call her anything but that. She was born Dana Owens but selected the name Latifah which means delicate and sensitive in Arabic. Her first album “All Hail The Queen” dropped in 1989. Hits like “Ladies First” brought feminist and Afrocentric themes to the forefront and provided a powerful counterpoint to misogyny in hip hop. Her acting career began with a memorable turn as a surly waitress in “Jungle Fever”. She would find other roles in the sitcom “Living Single” and the movie “Set It Off”. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Mama Morton in “Chicago”. She became a spokes-model for “Cover Girl” releasing the Queen collection providing makeup for women of color. She received numerous accolades including a Golden Globe. She hosted her own talk show in 1999-2001 and again in 2013. Queen Latifah won a Grammy for U.N.I.T.Y. which became an anthem for treating women with respect.


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Lily As Bessie Coleman

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Bessie Coleman, was first African American to hold an international pilot license and the first African American woman to pilot a plane in the US. Unable to become a pilot in the US, she studied French and went to Europe. When she returned to the US she became a sensation for her ability to do barrel rolls, wing walks and her loop-de-loop trick aviation.


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Lily As Josephine Baker

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As a young girl Josephine Baker was servery impacted by the violence of the race riots she witnessed in her hometown of St Louis, MO. Her ability to sing and dance led her to her joining a vaudeville troupe which brought her to New York City. Sensing limitations, she went to Paris to star in “La Revue Negre” and became the show’s breakout star. She is the most famous for her risque banana dance. But as her popularity grew throughout France and the rest of Europe, she still remained concerned about the plight of black people in America. She used her celebrity to demand that the venues in the US that she performed at were not segregated. She was one of the few women who spoke at the 1963 March on Washington alongside Martin Luther King. For her work as a spy in World War II, she was the first American woman awarded France’s top military honors.


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Curse

Gender Role Reversal is a Zionist bankster imposed curse.
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

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