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Whitney was one of us



Whitney Houston was one of us; she was a human being with all the angst, pain and limitations that brings. She was a woman living and fighting the applied stigma of the “weaker” and by implication the second-class sex, in, yes, what is still a man’s world. She was an African American who lived with all the self-doubt, internalized hatred and double consciousness all African Americans live with, the uncertainty and unsureness of footing that comes with never being fully at home. And yes, she was an American who sang the country’s anthem as no other has before or since, and clearly loved her country. And she was a Christian, one who fell down, no doubt, but kept getting back up. Continue Reading →

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