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Remembering Nathaniel “Rollo” Taylor (Sanford & Son)

TPAF is extremely saddened to report the passing of actor Natheniel Taylor, also know as Rollo from the famed Sanford and Son Series. Taylor was cast as the role of Rollo, the smooth-talking, slightly criminal but always cool counterpart to Lamont’s uptight antics in 1972. Although friends on the show, Rallo and Lamont were anything […]

Pachuca Flyness: ORALE’!

This past week I learned about Pachuca’s, a word that apparently I’ve been mispronouncing for a few days now. Regardless Pachuca’s are the epitome of flyness, for the simple fact that their look is a direct challenge to the “machismo” prevalent in many Latino and Hispanic cultures. According to Wikipedia: A pachuca is the female counterpart, often idealized […]

Charytín Goyco: Old School Dominican Flyness

Okay, so I’m going to take another stroll down my pockmarked and littered memory lane and reminisce about the days when Cable TV consisted of twisting the coat hanger that doubled as your TV’s antennae so you could get a fuzzy reception of Music Box TV, PBS and Univision. Obviously, it was Univison (Telemundo’s sluttier sister) that […]

Why Judy Pace is one of the Flyest Black Women on Earth

Anyone who knows me well knows that I love me some Sanford and Son, I love it. So much so that I can literally quote entire episodes verbatim, know what types of drugs Lamont, Fred or Rallo are on based on the season and can still feel the curious vibrations deep in my loins anytime the […]

Why Donald Trump Calling the NFL Players “S.O.B’s” was Really a Slam on Black Moms Everywhere

Let’s not even get started about the undertone of white supremacy at the very root of his tweets insinuating black NFL players should somehow feel beholden to their white team owners. No, what Donald Trump did this past month was far worse, far more insidious. He talked shit about the NFL players mamas. You just […]

Maria Felix aka “La Doña”

Maria Felix aka “La Doña” (Sonora, April 8, 1914—Mexico City, April 8, 2002) was the epic legend and goddess of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. Felix was born in Álamos, Sonora, on April 8, 1914 to mother, Josefina Güereña and father, Bernardo Félix.  While certainly possessing the looks to be a major star, Felix […]

Greetings!

ThePeopleareFly is a celebration of sorts. A celebration of generations, of fashions, of the politics and passion that fueled these funky expressions. From the Zoot Suiters to the 30’s to the Hip-Hoppers from the early 80’s, the people are fly and will always be! Feel free to message us with submissions, either on our Facebook […]