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."Baby Esther" Jones, the original Betty Boop, performed at The Cotton Club in the late 1920's

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THE REAL BETTY BOOP: Ms. ESTHER JONES, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was an ”African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at the (The Cotton Club) in Harlem. Ms Jones’ ‘baby’ Singing Style for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Ms. Jones’ singing style went on to become the inspiration for (Max Fleischer ) cartoon character’s Voice and SINGING style of BETTY BOOP, was a Black Woman. Read more by clicking photo.

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Grace Jones hanging out with Tina Turner at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York City after a show by Ms. Turner in May 1981. Photo: Time & Life Pictures

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Clara Stanton Jones! Ms. Jones was the first African American president of the American Library Association. In addition, Ms. Jones was the first African American female director of the Detroit Public Library. Ms. Jones once worked as a reference librarian at Dillard University (1938-1940) and an associate librarian at Southern University (1940-1944). #dillarduniversity #dillard #librarians

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from MadameNoire

Vintage Hollywood Glamour: Dorothy Dandridge

- Dorothy Dandridge - 1922-1965 - An American actress and popular singer. She was the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. -

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