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If you don’t know Naomi Sims’ name, I’m sure you’ve seen her face. She was on quite a few major magazines in her lifetime, including Life, Ladies Home Journal (the first black model on the cover) and Cosmopolitan, and participated in campaigns for big names like Halston at a time where many black models were struggling to be seen. But she was more than just a model. She was a businesswoman. She wrote books, she started cosmetics lines, she got into hair and she was all about uplifting and encouraging black women. Get to know more about this beautiful trailblazer.

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