FIRST BLACK SUPER MODEL NAOMI SIMMS DIES

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Via NY Daily News

Naomi Sims, the first black supermodel, died of cancer Saturday in Newark at age 61, the New York Times reports.

Sims broke barriers when she made the cover of Ladies Home Journal in 1968 — becoming the first black model to do so on a mainstream women’s magazine.

It was a defining achievement for the “Black is Beautiful” movement at the time – and Sims went on to appear on the covers of Life, Cosmopolitan and Essence.

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Rest In Peace Naomi Simms

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  1. People are leaving here everyday now. That’s why you have to live your lfe to the fullest and leave your own legency behind. We are thankful for her and Michael Jackson for making their marks and great accomplishments in black and world history.

  2. Although it is a part of the cycle of life, it is always sad to lose someone that has made a tremendous impact on our lives in addition to breaking down racial barriers that has opened the doors of opportunity for present and future generations to come. I feel that it is vitally important to keep our iconic poineers alive in our hearts and minds and we should pass down our history of acomplishments and acheivements to the next generation of potential innovators. Thank you Naomi for setting the example and for you presence.

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