Throwback: Black History Month: Whitney Houston

Today is the eleventh day of Black History Month. I tend to use this time as a way to remind readers – and everyone else of a couple of important facts:

  • You can’t love Black artists and their work, and not see them as people 
  • Black lives — and Black art matters 
  • Black culture is American culture 

So as we go through the month, I’m going to talk about a collection of Black artists. It’ll be fairly comprehensive and eclectic list — although it won’t be a complete list. 

So far I’ve mentioned the following artists:

When I was thinking of doing this post, I had somehow forgotten that we lost Whitney Houston 11 years ago today. But today, let’s focus on the life and legendary work of the incomparable, ebullient Whitney. Goodness, that glorious voice!