A Black Woman Discusses Why Black Women Need To Be Celebrating Our Hollywood Black Women Starlets

Marilyn Monroe vs. Black Hollywood Stars(These are the women we need to know)

These young children and women praise Marilyn Monroe, a lot of them don’t even know half of the black models, singers, dancers, and actresses during that time or even a little after, but for now, I will focus of the ones that were here a little before and during Marilyn Monroe time. Not only who they were but what they did, what they said, what they represented, and who they represented. These black superstars are a reflexion of us women and young adolescence across the world. They shed light on the barriers they had to cross to get to the positions they were in and the opportunities they were given because of their talents and hard work. Even with the discrimination and degrading roles in Hollywood, these stars have crosses bridges and followed their dreams with the hate on the backs but persevered.   These black women gives us hope, strength, and opened the doors for us future aspiring artists who’s had the same dreams as them, and had a desire to share their talents to the world. They represented blackness and beauty at its finest, and exploited success, can exterminate the praise of European beauty standards and living up to the words, “black is beautiful.” Because what does she have that they don’t  ? To name a few  these ladies have accomplished so much with entertainment. to name a few, Eartha Kitt was multitalented, she was an actress, singer, cabaret star, dancer, stand-up comedian, activist and voice artist. she starred in the famous television series, “Batman” as Catwoman, a very famous role and character, Orson Welles also once called her the “most exciting woman in the world”.  Josephine Baker was a dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in as the “Black Pearl,” “Bronze Venus” and even the “Creole Goddess” from different people’s views. Baker was also the first black woman to star in a major motion picture called Zouzou(1934), or to become a world-famous entertainer. Based on her performance and entertainment abilities, in the words of Shirley Bassey, “I swear in all my life I have never seen, and probably never shall see again, such a spectacular singer and performer.” Ella Fitzgerald was a jazz singer, called, “the first lady of song” known or her distinct and pure tone, also for her “impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a “horn-like” improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.“ Her cover of the nursery rhyme “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” helped boost both her and Webb to national fame. From her influence, she has received fourteen Grammy Awards, National Medal of Arts, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and tributes. Lastly, Dorothy Dandridge was an American film and theatre actress, singer and dancer. She is perhaps best known for being the first African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1954 film Carmen Jones. The character she played made her to be was one of Hollywood’s first African-American sex symbols and earned her positive and raving reviews. I feel it’s important for us black women and children to start praising and looking up to these beautiful black women more. It makes it seem like Marilyn Monroe was the only famous superstar who has a huge statue back then, or that exemplified beauty or talented, but, she is white, and in my opinion, I cannot relate to how she was given more opportunities but in my reality is is the opposite for a lot of these blacks stars. Not only that, but I don’t know much of what she’s done in her career(lies, I just don’t care much) and so doesn’t many others, they just know of her by her quotes and how she looks. You shouldn’t have to Fight 10x more just because of the color of skin or play stereotypical roles to receive awards for your work. Lastly, these beautiful black women exemplified excellence and are worthy of celebration from us black women and youth. Black Girls Rock. Black Excellence! P.s. If you search the names I’m giving in the tags, a whole other black women stars during that time will pop up. Follow support Page on facebook!: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=115816565129780&tsid=0.5340700095985085&source=typeahead http://www.blackwomeninjazz.com/matriarchs-of-jazz.php  http://www.biography.com/people/groups/african-american-firsts-women  https://www.pinterest.com/Regbos15/diva/

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