“I’d rather make 700$ a week playing a maid, then 7$ a week being a maid.” Hattie D.
(June 10, 1895- October 26, 1952)
Pictured above: Hattie McDaniel well-known as being the fist African-American to win an Academy Award/Oscar for her role in “Gone With The Wind” alongside side her co-stars Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable. During that time, the award ceremonies were still segregated and she was not allowed to sit with the white audience as she was the only African-American in the room.
Although she won an award for her performance, the African-American community was not happy with the fact that they were be portrayed to be servants and maids by white filmmakers…which at that time was all that was available for the AA community. By the 1890’s, her career was over and she had to find different kind of work so she took over hosting a radio show previously hosted by a white man called “The Beulah.” She also made guest appearances on many other radio shows.
Pictured above: Her role in “Gone With the Wind” and other memorable movies with Shirley Temple.
Pictured above: James Lloyd Crawford and Hattie McDaniel married in 1941. He was the 3rd husband of 4 that she had. Two of them were deceased and she divorced him and her last husband. She had no kids.
Pictured above: In 2006, Hattie McDaniel was honored with her own postage stamp.
Pictured above: The final resting place for Hattie McDaniel at Angelus-Rosedale Cemetary. She was born to Henry and Susan McDaniel as the 13th child in Wichita Kansas, she died in 1952 after her battle with breast cancer. She opened up the gates for many African-Americans to portray more roles in movies because of her association with NAACP. Book below available on Amazon.
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Pictured above: A book about the life of Jeremiah G. Hamilton aka “Prince of Darkness” , available on Amazon. He was born in 1806 in Haiti and he is known as the man without a face, not to be confused with Texas legislature Jeremiah J, Hamilton. There have not been alot of official photos of him and he has been lost in the 1800’s history as being the 1st African-American millionaire on Wall Street.
Pictured above: The trial of Jeremiah Hamilton. He was convicted of Insurance fraud that totaled 50,000.
Pictured above: White Wall Street in the 1800’s when Jeremiah G. Hamilton had to find ways to make money as an African-American.
Pictured above: Jeremiah and wife Eliza Jane Morris who had 9 children and were married 40 years despite the fact that he was African-American and she was a white women. They lived at 68 street New York, New York.
Pictured above: Eliza Jane Morris Hamilton (1822-1904) and Jeremiah G. Hamilton (1806-May 19, 1975) buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.
Pictured above: Don Cheadle -well-known African-American actor in Hollywood for decades in movies and television, will be producing and starring as Jeremiah G. Hamilton in the Untold Story of Wall Street’s first African-American Millionaire called “Prince of Darkness”.
“I got my start giving myself a start!” Madam C.J. Walker
Pictured above: Sarah Breedlove aka Madam C.J. Walker (12/23/1867-5/25/1919) was the first female millionaire in the 1900’s to produce a hair care and cosmetics line for women. She married 3 times and only had one daughter A’Lelia Walker who is now the president of the company Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company after her mother’s death from kidney failure and hypertension and is buried in Woodbury Cemetery in Bronx, New York.
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Me and my family went to go see “Happy Death Day 2U.” It was a great movie and very funny…I highly recommend that you see “Happy Death Day” to get to know the characters. It reminded my husband of a cross between “Project Almanac”, “Groundhog Day” and “Butterfly Effect”
Click below to watch both movie trailers
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( August 14, 2004-
American actress, singer and executive producer at 14 years old
Pictured above: Marsai Martin gracing the red carpet at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.
Pictured above: Her family on television from the T.V. comedy Black-ish, where she is one of the youngest children with Mom played by Traci Ellis Ross and Dad played by Anthony Anderson also staring Laurence Fishburne.
Pictured above: Marsai Martin first movie “Little” written and starred by her alongside Regina Hall and Issa Rae in theaters April 12, 2019
Pictured above: The youngest executive producer in Hollywood Marsai Martin with her first movie “Little” inspired by her love for the movie “Big” starring Tom Hanks.
Pictured above: Movies that Marsai Martin has starred in such as Melody 1963, Lemonade Mafia, and Nina and Fun Mom Dinner.
Hope you enjoyed reading about Marsai Martin. She is an up and coming star who has a movie out in April called “Little” go see it…it will be hilarious!! Stay tuned for more on Black History tomorrow. Thank you to all my readers.
Susie Carmichael – Born April 9, 1988, she was the first African-American Rugrats introduced in the Rugrats clan. Her first appearance was on the episode called “Rugrats Turn the House Upside Down in 1992. She has 2 brothers and 1 older sister and has had a sworn enemy named Angelica since she was a kid. Angelica has always been envious of the knowledge that Susie has of things and although they have somewhat friends when they have grown-up…Angelica still held a jealousy for Susie.
Pictured above: Susie Carmichaels first appearance on the “Rugrats” at 2 and a half years old. Her voice played by Cree Summer and Elizabeth Daily
Pictured above: Susie and all her friends- Kimi, Chuckie, Tommy, Phil, Angelica, Dill, Little Deville and Spike the dog.
Pictured above: The trailer for “Rugrats in Paris”. Great movie for the little ones and still a classic cartoon.
Pictured above: Susie is all-grown up in and is even more talented than ever. She sings and dances. She also speaks 10 foreign languages and her best friend is Kimi who was introduced in the “Rugrats in Paris” movie. She and Chuckie had a romance during the younger years.
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……Saw this yesterday with my husband and it was Cool!! I recommend that you see the movies “Unbreakable” and “Split” before seeing this movie to fully understand the characters.
Click below to watch the trailer for “Glass”
The “Split” trailer
The “Unbreakable” trailer
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I found this website you should check out called Tubi. It is an application that plays all the classic movies and television shows you may remember from long ago. They have over 20 categories! It is available in Play store. Download it today!!
I just watched these the other day which brought back alot of memories….
Prom Night- 1980
Prom Night II-1987
Back To School-1986
and more movies along with great t.v. shows…Tubi
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