Category: Photography

MUHAMMAD ALI – Rare Images from EBONY 1

MUHAMMAD ALI – Rare Images from EBONY 1

Muhammad Ali spends some quality time with his daughter, Maryum, in 1974.  (Leroy Patton/EBONY Collection) Taken from:Sportingnews.com

EBONY MAGAZINE – LISA BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY

EBONY MAGAZINE – LISA BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY

  Embracing The Big Picture Posted on December 25, 2012 by Lisa Brown Photography |   How does someone express love? With a hug? A kiss? A kind or encouraging word? There are many ways...

REDTAILS – Captain Wendell Pruitt (Joe “Lighting” Little)

REDTAILS – Captain Wendell Pruitt (Joe “Lighting” Little)

  According to all reports, the men of the 332nd considered Wendell Pruitt the Fighter Group’s best pilot.  He was the other half – with Lt. Lee Archer – of the “Gruesome Twosome.”  Pruitt...

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS (CHARLIE PARKER and FOREST WHITAKER)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS (CHARLIE PARKER and FOREST WHITAKER)

CHARLIE PARKER and FOREST WHITAKER   Charlie “Bird” Parker was a notable jazz saxophonist whose musical style greatly contributed to the genre. Forest Whitaker took on the role of Bird in the self-titled film,...

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS (CHUCK BERRY and MOS DEF)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS (CHUCK BERRY and MOS DEF)

CHUCK BERRY and MOS DEF   Chuck Berry, “The Father of Rock and Roll”, established the rock genre with tunes such as “Johnny B. Goode” and “Maybellene.” Berry’s larger-than-life personality was depicted on the...

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS (BILLY HOLIDAY and DIANA ROSS)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS (BILLY HOLIDAY and DIANA ROSS)

BILLY HOLIDAY and DIANA ROSS   Billie Holiday’s distinct voice captivated audiences worldwide, and her improvisational style forever changed the face of American jazz and pop vocals. Motown superstar Diana Ross portrayed the legendary...

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS ( ETTA JAMES and BEYONCE KNOWLES)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS ( ETTA JAMES and BEYONCE KNOWLES)

ETTA JAMES and BEYONCE KNOWLES   Jazz, blues, and soul artist Etta James blew audiences away with her powerful voice. Her hit song, “At Last”, continues to be an American favorite. Beyonce Knowles’ performance...

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS (SEAN “PUFFY” COMBS and DEREK LUKE)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS (SEAN “PUFFY” COMBS and DEREK LUKE)

SEAN “PUFFY” COMBS and DEREK LUKE Sean “Diddy” Combs is the man behind Bad Boy Entertainment Worldwide, and is well known for his discovery of hip-hop legend Biggie Smalls. Actor Derek Luke portrayed Diddy...

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS (BILL “BOJANGLES’ ROBINSON and GREGORY HINES)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS (BILL “BOJANGLES’ ROBINSON and GREGORY HINES)

BILL “BOJANGLES” ROBINSON and GREGORY HINES   Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s light-footed tap moves made him one of the best, and highest-paid, entertainers of his time. Actor Gregory Hines worked as both the producer and...

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS (TINA TURNER and ANGELA BASSETT)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS (TINA TURNER and ANGELA BASSETT)

TINA TURNER and ANGELA BASSETT   Multi-award winning artist Tina Turner is best known for her wild sense of style, her rocky romance with Ike Turner, and her distinct contributions to rock music. Angela...

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS (DOROTHY DANDRIDGE and HALLE BARRY)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS (DOROTHY DANDRIDGE and HALLE BARRY)

DOROTHY DANDRIDGE and HALLE BARRY   Dorothy Dandridge became the first black woman to earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in the 1954 film, Carmen Jones. Two years after Halle...

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS (RAY CHARLES and JAMIE FOXX)

AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIOPICS (RAY CHARLES and JAMIE FOXX)

RAY CHARLES and JAMIE FOXX   In order to portray legendary blind pianist Ray Charles in the biopic, Ray, comedian Jamie Foxx first had to get the musician’s blessing. Upon their meeting, Charles gave Foxx...