While Barack Obama has indeed been the coolest of all presidents, this “blackest” list is about the things he’s done that that are so black that it will be impossible for even Donald Trump or Mike Pence to erase.
getty images: As the principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland is attracting new audiences to see a ballet, many of whom are witnessing the beauty of the art for the very first time. It’s being dubbed “The Misty Effect.” “The Misty Effect” describes the “unprecedented impact Copeland has on people who are […]
Their first dance must have been epic. Misty Copeland married her boyfriend of ten years, Olu Evans, on Sunday, PEOPLE has confirmed. Copeland, 33, the first African-American female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, announced her engagement to Evans, an attorney (who also happens to be Taye Diggs’ cousin), in the September 2015 issue […]
Misty Copeland knows how to put on a show. As the principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Copeland also knows how to attract new audiences to see a ballet, many of whom are witnessing the beauty of it for the very first time. Behold, the Misty effect. “The Misty Effect” describes the unprecedented impact […]
Misty Copeland is making the leap — or maybe a grand jeté — to the big screen. The prima ballerina has nabbed a role in Disney’s forthcoming “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” movie. Copeland posted a picture of the script on her Instagram account with the caption: “I’m thrilled to be a part of […]
Misty Copeland has gone from living in a motel to dancing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House. Literally. In June 2015, Misty Copeland became the first African-American woman to be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. Still, she strives for more. At 33, the prima ballerina has amassed innumerable accolades, […]
Prima ballerina Misty Copeland is being honored with a Barbie doll in her likeness, the doll’s maker announced on Monday. Copeland, 33, made history last year when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer at the world-renowned American Ballet Theatre. She appeared on “Good Morning America” on Monday to unveil the […]
“I think that being African American has definitely been a huge obstacle for me,” Misty Copeland explained in a conversation with President Barrack Obama and Time reporter Maya Rhodan earlier this year. “But it’s also allowed me to have this fire inside of me that I don’t know if I would have or have had if […]
Time Magazine brought prima ballerina Misty Copeland andPresident Barack Obama together during Women’s History Month and the results were pretty amazing. The two, who are both biracial and were raised by single mothers, discussed how they were shaped by their histories and their finding a path to acceptance as pioneers in their respective fields. Misty […]
Director Nelson George gives viewers a peek into the incredible life of Misty Copeland, the first black principal dancer of New York’s American Ballet Theatre … or…
Ontario-bred ballerina Katlyn Addison became the third Black dancer to play the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in Ballet West’s Nutcracker production.
Among the honorees were Misty Copeland, Caitlyn Jenner, the U.S women's soccer team, family members and survivors of the Charleston Massacre, Reese Witherspoon, Victoria Beckham, Elizabeth Holmes and Cecile Richards.