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The Bride Channelled Josephine Baker At Her Art Gallery Wedding

Imani Kai and Austin Dean’s romance began with a Facebook friend request. “We met through our mutual friend Shane back in 2012 when we were both in college,” Imani, who is now a global PR associate for Tiffany & Co. as well as the founder of a jewellery brand called Goude, remembers of her first encounter with her photojournalist husband. “I didn’t think much of it when he sent me the friend request, but we messaged back and forth and decided to get together the following day.” He was attending Bowie State University and she was home in Bowie, Maryland, for summer break. “He pulled up to my house in his 1997 Honda Accord, and I’ll never forget walking out of my garage and seeing him sitting on the trunk of his car in cut off shorts, mismatched socks, and distressed Vans,” Imani says. “I instantly thought, ‘Wow, he’s so cool.’”
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The Bride Channeled Josephine Baker at Her Art Gallery Wedding

Imani Kai and Austin Dean’s romance began with a Facebook friend request. “We met through our mutual friend Shane back in 2012 when we were both in college,” Imani, who is now a global PR associate for Tiffany & Co as well as the founder of a jewelry brand called Goude, remembers of her first encounter with her photojournalist husband. “I didn’t think much of it when he sent me the friend request, but we messaged back and forth and decided to get together the following day.” He was attending Bowie State University and she was home in Bowie, Maryland, for summer break. “He pulled up to my house in his 1997 Honda Accord, and I’ll never forget walking out of my garage and seeing him sitting on the trunk of his car in cut off shorts, mismatched socks, and distressed Vans,” Imani says. “I instantly thought, ‘Wow, he’s so cool.’”
BOWIE, MD
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Janelle Monáe Will Play Josephine Baker in a Show About Her Days as a Spy

A24 has found its Josephine Baker for its upcoming drama series titled De La Resistance. On Wednesday, Deadline broke the news that Janelle Monáe has been cast as the late iconic entertainer and activist who paved the way for Black performers in France and the U.S. The indie distributor has yet to settle on which of the “multiple” streamers that are apparently fighting over rights to the package, which will focus on the years that Baker moonlit as a spy for the Allies.
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Janelle Monáe To Star As Icon Josephine Baker In A24 Series ‘De La Resistance’; Streamers In The Hunt For Buzz Package

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: Eight-time Grammy nominee and SAG winner Janelle Monaé (Hidden Figures) is set to star as iconic entertainer and freedom fighter Josephine Baker in TV series De La Resistance, we can reveal. Moonlight and Everything Everywhere All At Once outfit A24 is behind the buzzy package, which is currently being fought over by multiple streamers. The focus of the drama will be on Baker’s role as a spy for the Allies during the French resistance helping defeat the Nazis, and on her experience as one of the world’s most iconic, talented and glamorous entertainers. Monáe, who will also...
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