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Tracee Ellis Ross Posts Childhood Warhol Picture, Putting Your TBT Pic to Shame

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Tracee Ellis Ross released a throwback photo of herself last night on Instagram that put everybody else’s ” Throwback Thursday” posts to shame.

The actress posted a picture of her 11-year-old self taken by the legendary Andy Warhol in the 80’s with the caption, “A Polaroid taken of me by ANDY WARHOL! It was maybe 1982/3! #tbt #AndyWarhol”

Andy Warhol had a good relationship with Tracee’s mother, Diana Ross and had featured her on the cover of his Interview magazine as well as did the iconic cover art for her 1982 album Silk Electric. The Instagram picture just so happens to look a lot like the one that Warhol did of Tracee’s mother, Diana Ross in 1982 for the album leading us to believe that the two pictures may have been taken at the same time.

The mother-daughter resemblance is unbelievable. Take a look.

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  1. Motowner

    November 16, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    I remember those Warhol pieces, but I’ve never seen Tracee as a kid.

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‘GQ’ Cover Star LeBron James Has Hard Yet Necessary Convo W/ His Kids About Racism

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It is a conversation that is difficult yet necessary: Racism.

For LeBron James, that conversation was had in depth after someone spray pained the N-word all over his Brentwood home. In a new interview with GQ magazine, the November cover star opened up about the emotional discussion with his sons and daughter.

“It’s heavy when a situation occurs either with myself or with someone in a different city, i.e., Trayvon, Mike Brown. I have to go home and talk to my 13- and 10-year-old sons, even my 2-year-old daughter, about what it means to grow up being an African-American in America,” he said about feeling the “twoness” in America.

He continued, “Because no matter how great you become in life, no matter how wealthy you become, how people worship you, or what you do, if you are an African-American man or African-American woman, you will always be that.”

James explained, “True colors will show, and it showed for me during the playoffs, where my house in Brentwood, California, one of the f*cking best neighborhoods in America, was vandalized with, you know, the N-word. And that shit puts it all back into perspective. So do I use my energy toward that? Or do I now shed a light on how I can use this negative to turn into a positive, because so many people are looking for what I’m going to say.”

That’s when he unveiled, “I had a conversation with my kids. I let them know this is what it is, this is how it’s going to be. When it’s time for y’all to fly, you’ll have to understand that. When y’all go out in public and y’all start driving or y’all start moving around, be respectful to cops, as much as you can. When you get pulled over, call your mom or dad, put it on speakerphone, and put your phone underneath the seat. But be respectful the whole time.”

Earlier this year multiple LAPD units responded to James’ California home when neighbors saw the word scrawled on the outer gate. At the time, James suggested that when it comes to racial inequality, “we have a long way to go.”

Click here to read James’ entire GQ article.

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