Sunday, February 23, 2020

RIP Actress and Friend JA'NET DUBOIS

RIP Actress and Friend JA'NET DUBOIS


Ja'Net Dubois is World-widely is known as "Wilona Woods" on the famed show "Good Times".

As a multi-talented diverse performer, among her prolific Industry works, she wrote and sang the theme song "Movin' on Up" for the long-running television show "The Jeffersons" also winning Emmy Awards for her renowned voice and diction work on the WB series "The PJs".

Ja'Net Dubois was found dead in her Glendale, California home on Tuesday 2/18/20.  The family reported to TMZ that the Ja'net died unexpectedly in her sleep.


Here, I've located just a few photos of the opportunities over the years I've worked with this GREAT LADY - as she lent her fame to my work; as she visited my home in San Jose, California, where I began "A'Dorn Studios SAG Franchised Modeling School and Talent Agency", in 1979. I was also honored to spend time traversing the San Francisco Bay Area as she made her TV, Radio and other appearances.


Ja'Net hosted two Pageants and other appearances first in 1985, in San Jose, California.  last time I saw Ja'Net was out shopping in Glendale where I also lived.  That chance meeting was just after she had honored us with being a "Special Guest" at our final "A'Dorn Studios Pageant" which was held in Glendale, 2004.   

1st of 3 shows Ja'Net hosted for us -1985

Ja'Net/Queen Patrice/joh
Ja'Net/Patrice/Wanda snack after show

Second of (3) Pageant she hosted for us/Wanda/Co-host Jimmy Mayo
Models Escort Ja'Net for her "Final Walk

Readying for a SanFranciscoTV show

Ja'Net-my home ready to  do a TV show
Friend Andre/Bus Associates Gail/Gliff
Ja'Net appear on my 1st of 3 TV shows
Visit Mr&.Ms.Lionel Richie backstage  

Saturday, February 22, 2020



Diversity Etiquette: A Discussion on White Privilege

Blog by +Wanda Dorn 

White Privilege?! I call it hard work. Look at countries where the majority population is black. Would you live there? Most of those people live below any version of 'poor' that we can imagine; they live in hovels - go to the bathroom on the ground outside - disfigure females, which are considered property. There is no rule of law. America is the magnet for such people who are weary of slavery. If you don't see the irony in black people bad mouthing white people in light of what blacks do to blacks every single day and a thousand time worse, then my comment ends here.

This is as a result of our hard unpaid labour as slaves and institutionalized discrimination.

By the way, I don't go to the bathroom on the ground.

There are more White men who commit murder on White men per capita than any other group.  And the Queen sent her criminals to the shores of America to get rid of the Criminals.  This is what this country is built of.   White Privilege is when White people go in and brutally take what they want including the riches of other countries leaving millions of dead bodies behind - Native Americans and Black Slaves.

So let's stop creating victims of those of us who are as good as you, as hard working as you, and don't want people like you degrading them any more than you would want to be degraded.  There are good and there are bad in every group. And if the on-percenters weren't so greedy, most all of us would have maids to clean our toilets, including the White Appalachian Mountains and White trailer trash.  See name calling is bad no matter whose mouth it comes out of.

If you were so great, why aren't you a billionaire, in the White House and not sitting on your computer building your ego at other people's expense.  Why don't you tell the millions of White women to get off welfare and the millions of White men to stop drawing unemployment - according to you, White people are perfect, there should be no White murders, no White rapes, etc.

It is only a small percentage of Blacks who are poor or in jail and the rest of us don't and won't stand by while you villainize us.  When you do that, each time I walk into a store or to make a deal in my business, I first have to prove that I am over qualified first when a White woman with less to offer than me is believed, because of the color of her skin and people talking like you she gets preferential treatment. I worked as hard as she did to get there, maybe harder.  I pay as much taxes as you and that White woman above, my family and friends have fought in as many wars ... and we will continue to demand we be treated like it.

And besides we are talking about Americans, not Black or Whites from other countries. I could take hours breaking that down to you, but you needed to have attended my diversity classes, you and I would have had a great time.  I would have probably learned a lot from you, and I know you would have learned a lot from me.  In my diversity classes, we get down and dirty and all come up smelling like a rose with better understanding and tolerance.  I hope this addresses your concerns.

First of all you didn't come to these shores, you were criminals who were sent to the shores to get you out of their country because you were criminals.  You did not fight the civil war among yourselves, Black fought along side you.  The first shot of the civil war was shot by Christopher Attucks, a Black man.  You did not free us from slavery, we fought and died ugly deaths, we fought racism to the death to get our rights.  We don't have to tell you we appreciate your freeing us, they did it because of the economy, and we fought for equality.  You owe us reparations.  Those people who came to the shores as you put it, benefitted from 400 years of free labor.  If I had one free laborer for four years, I can't imagine how much more successful I would have been.   Have the inventions that ocured in this country were Black inventions, could have been more because Blacks couldn't patten their inventions, their slave masters did.  Just like the long lasting light bulb was a Black invention, not Graham Bell... the list goes on.

Stop building your ego insulting others.  Just stick to the facts and perhaps we can all live together helping each other and working together.  If you complained about the one-percenters hogging all the money, perhaps the poor wouldn't have to struggle so hard. 

Speaking of struggling so hard, ask yourself why if Whites are perfect, there are White criminals, Whites on welfare and the list goes on.  We can help change things, but we can't do it by name calling and denying the truth of our history.

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Diversity Etiquette: Black Inventions

Blog by +Wanda Dorn



The following pages represent a unique and rate collection of African-American Inventors and their Inventions dating from 1845 - 1980. This list originates almost entirely (with some exceptions) from the rare list compiled by Mr. Henry Baker in the late 1800s to early 1900s. Mr. Baker was an African-American who worked for the U.S. Patent Office during these early years. During this time African-Americans had little to no rights which obviously made entering into contractual and legal agreements very difficult if not impossible. More than enough laws prevented early African-Americans from participating in most legal processes; especially those of contest against white persons concerning ownership, claim, patent infringement, etc. Many African-Americans inventors lost or never gained legal rights to their inventions and those who were fortunate enough to obtain invention patents for example, were seldom recognized. Many slaves who were inventors automatically lost rights to their inventions to their slave master.
Henry Baker took it upon himself to make sure that African-Americans who were awarded patents by the United States Government would be “unofficially” documented. This was very unique and important decision since the U.S. Patent office has never recorded culture or racial identity on patent applications. To accomplish this Henry Baker made a mark (only recognizable by him) on the forms of known African-American inventors who had submitted patents to the Patent Office. Using these marked forms he compiled one of the most important records in African-American history. These documents have become known as “The Henry Baker Papers.” Without them we would never have known the magnitude of the African-American contribution to society and the world.
Thank you Mr. Henry Baker.