41 and she still looks good. Naomi is still one of the most sought after models in the industry and is one of the most beautiful women in the world. Black don't crack if ya'll haven't noticed. If y'all haven't picked up Bazaars March issue, please do. She is apart of Roberto Cavalli's Spring/Summer 2012 advertising campaign. The ad is a beautiful. No disrespect to Karen Elson (also gorgeous), but Naomi is KILLING IT. She not only has a flawless body with legs like stallion, but her facial features are even more captivating.
The Ad from Bazaar
click the jump for the ad campaign video and more pictures from the shoot
She reigned from 1883-1896 before Madagascar became under French rule. Ranavalona came to throne at the age of 18 during turbulent times when her country was at war with France. Throughout her reign she built strong trade and diplomatic relations with the United States and Great Britain in hopes of preventing colonization from France. Unfortunately when the French attacked the coastal ports of Madagascar they soon took over the Capital City, Antananrivo. Madagascar was now under French rule.
The queen was later exiled to the French island Le Reunion for being associated with an anti-French rebellion movement called menalamba rebellion. Queen Ranavalona and her family later moved to Algiers where she later died at the age of 55.
Carter G. Woodson is the reason why Americans celebrate black history month and why we have the Study of Black History being taught. He was a child from former slaves from Kentucky and earned his PH.D from Harvard University. Threw out his studies he was disheartened by the fact that there was little to no history about how Black Americans has helped shape the country. He then went on to establish the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (now called the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History) and the Journal of Negro History in 1915. In 1926 he then launched Negro History Week to bring awareness to the contribution of Black people who help mold America to what it is to day. The second week in February was chosen to represent Negro History Week because it marks the Birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass; two men who have had a major impact in the progression of black people.
With all that said starting today I will be posting Black history facts every couple of days I will be posting about a certain person, place, or fact that relates to black people.