Alexis Brown


Alexis Brown of Straight Line Stitch. (Taken with Instagram)

Is this Afropunk? Looks like Afropunk!

Tina Turner


Today In History We Honor Tina Turner

‘Her career spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Tina started out her music career as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Hits like “River Deep”, “Mountain High” and “Proud Mary” opened the world to this legendary superstar. In the 80s, she rebuilt her career by constantly performing, eventually launching another series of hits like “Let’s Stay Together”, “What’s Love Got To Do With It” and “Private Dancer.”

Today, Tina Turner is considered to be the “Queen Of Rock & Roll” by Rolling Stone magazine.

(photo: Tina Turner)

– CARTER Magazine

Betty Davis


Pioneering Rock/Funk Diva Betty Davis in February 1976. A model for magazines like Ebony, Seventeen and Glamour as a teenager, she is also the former wife of Miles Davis. She introduced Miles to the music of her friends Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, but her own musical career was tumultuous. She wrote all of her own songs and even wrote for bands like The Commodores, but her brash, sexual stage persona and lyrics drew protests from groups like the NAACP and resistance from record labels who wanted her to be more commercial. Refusing to compromise, she backed away from the music business in the early 1980s. In 2009, Light In The Attic Records released some of her long-lost albums. Photo: Fin Costello/Redferns