Black History Month: Florence Ballard

I spent most of my childhood reading my mother’s books. One of my favorite books was Dreamgirl: My Life As A Supreme. I enjoyed reading about the rise of the most successful Motown hitmakers of all time. The glamour, the glitz, the dramatics and the dance routines. Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard. The Supremes! Childhood friends…

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Black History Month: Dorothy and Marilyn

I always stare at the life size picture of Marilyn Monroe on my wall. As a little girl, I thought Marilyn Monroe was a dream.   My mother enjoyed watching black and white movies and sometimes she would watch movies starring Marilyn Monroe. She was gorgeous. She was sassy. She was sexy. A BOMBSHELL. When I…

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