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HISTORIC DAUGHTER OF CHANGE: JOSEPHINE BAKER (3 June 1906 – 12 April 1975) was an American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent and civil rights activist. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France. She was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, the 1927 silent film Siren of the Tropics, directed by Mario Nalpas and Henri Étiévant.During her early career, Baker was among the most celebrated performers to headline the revues of the Folies Bergère in Paris.Baker was celebrated by artists and intellectuals of the era.She aided the French Resistance during World War II. After the war, she was awarded the Resistance Medal by the French Committee of National Liberation, the Croix de guerre by the French military, and was named a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur by General Charles de Gaulle. Baker sang: "I have two loves, my country and Paris."Baker refused to perform for segregated audiences in the United States and is noted for her contributions to the civil rights movement. In 1968, she was offered unofficial leadership in the movement in the United States by Coretta Scott King, following Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. After thinking it over, Baker declined the offer out of concern for the welfare of her children.Sourced from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephine_Baker ... See MoreSee Less
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NEW PODCAST EPISODE: "ENGAGING MEN IN ALLYSHIP WITH Hira Ali OF Giving Wings To Your PotentialHira has taken the act of allyship and implemented it in her work and the way she moves through the world.As an inspiring leadership trainer, career coach, acclaimed writer and speaker, Hira has been committed to helping others achieve their inherent potential throughout her award-winning career. She is passionate about empowering women and ethnic minorities, closing the gender gap and advocating diversity and inclusion in the workplace.In 2019, Hira released her first book entitled Her Way to The Top: A Guide to Smashing the Glass Ceiling which received outstanding testimonials worldwide. Hira’s second companion book—Her Allies: A Practical Toolkit to Help Men Lead Through Advocacy—invites men to join the gender equality movement.Hira and I discuss allyship, global gender violence, victim blaming, and helping lead men through advocacy and allyship.Listen on the link below or on your favorite podcast directory at Daughters of Change.https://daughtersofchange.com/engaging-men-in-allyship-with-hira-ali/ ... See MoreSee Less
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