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It’s been several months since Lupita Nyong’o accepted her Oscar for her work in 12 Years A Slave. Many breakthrough stars, including actresses like Nyong’o and Quvenzhané Wallis, were pretty much unknown and underrated before catching their big break. But they are not alone. From the big screen to the small screen, the following women…

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Belle Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson, Miranda Richardson Gugu Mbatha-Raw shines in this film based on the true story of a child born to a white British officer, Admiral Sir John Lindsay, and an enslaved African woman. Named Dido Elizabeth Belle, she was raised in the aristocratic household of her great uncle, William…

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Although he was not physically present, the spirit of Patrick Kelly shone through during the VIP celebration of his fashion retrospective, “Runway of Love” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibition includes nearly 80 ensembles from his signature use of colorful buttons to his Josephine-Baker inspired banana dance costume. Although he is arguably one…

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