Tag: Black History Month

Mixed Chicks – Black History Month – Misty Copeland

Feb 19, 2014 in News by commentNo Comments
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Our Black History Month woman of distinction today is Misty Copeland. Copeland is one of only three African American soloists to ever dance for the American Ballet Theater. She is an accomplished ballerina with years of experience dancing in some of the most critically acclaimed productions in the world of ballet. Born in Kansas and [...]

Mixed Chicks – Black History Month – Johnnetta B. Cole

Feb 17, 2014 in News by commentNo Comments
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Today’s Black History woman of distinction is Johnetta B. Cole. The first African American female president of Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, Cole is a leading educator, cultural anthropologist and humanitarian. Born and raised in Florida, she is the granddaughter of Florida’s first black millionaire Abraham Lincoln Lewis. Her love of academics came early in [...]

Mixed Chicks Black History Month – Jayne Kennedy

Feb 14, 2014 in News by commentNo Comments
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Our Black History Month woman of distinction today is Jayne Kennedy. Known for her stunning beauty, poise and talent, Kennedy was the first African American Miss Ohio who went on to become one of the top 15 finalists’ in the Miss USA 1970 pageant. In addition to breaking barriers within the pageant world, Kennedy set [...]

Mixed Chicks Black History Month — Hattie McDaniel

Feb 10, 2014 in News by commentNo Comments
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  Our Mixed Chicks Black History Month woman of distinction today is Hattie McDaniel. She is the first African American to win an Academy Award. Born and raised in Witchita, Kansas, McDaniel got her start in the 1932 film The Golden West where she played a mammy-maid role. She then went on to play several [...]

And the Winner Is….

Feb 10, 2014 in News by commentNo Comments
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  We are so excited to announce our first week’s winners of our Black History Month contest. Yes I said winners, as we wound up picking two winners for the first week since there were two amazing posts and we couldn’t choose one over the other. Our first week winners are Kim MsMac and Tisha [...]

Mixed Chicks – Black History Month – Tracy Reese

Feb 6, 2014 in News by commentNo Comments
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  Tracy Reese is one of the fashion industry’s most celebrated and sought after designers. Reese has become known for her feminine yet whimsical approach to women’s clothing. She brings a keen sense of style, color and cut to everything she designs. Born and raised in Detroit, Reese got her start in the world of [...]

Mixed Chicks Black History Month Giveaway

Feb 5, 2014 in News by commentNo Comments
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  In honor of Black History Month, we are doing a special Mixed Chicks giveaway! During Black History Month, we celebrate those courageous individuals who dare to think and live outside the box and defy the stereotypes and obstacles that lie before them. Just as we are sharing remarkable people who have contributed greatly to the [...]

Mixed Chicks Black History Month – Lolo Jones

Feb 4, 2014 in News by commentNo Comments
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For today’s Black History Month figure, we profile Lolo Jones. Even though the 2012 London Olympics proved to be a less than stellar showing for the talented track star, Jones is not easily defeated. As soon as the Olympics were over, she started training for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi where she will compete [...]

Mixed Chicks Black History Month – Shonda Rhimes

Feb 4, 2014 in News by commentNo Comments
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Shonda Rhimes is one of Hollywood’s most influential producers, writers and directors. The daughter of a college professor and administrator, Rimes grew up in Chicago with two brothers and three sisters. Like many aspiring screenwriters, Rhimes eventually made the trek to Hollywood to make her mark. Soon thereafter, she began finding work on different productions [...]

Mixed Chicks Black History Month

Feb 3, 2014 in News by commentNo Comments
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  Wow, can you believe its already February? Black History Month is officially here which means we will be taking time to celebrate those unique individuals in the African American community who have helped to shape, mold and better our world with their talent, tenacity and vision! Be sure to check our Facebook page, Pinterest, [...]