Wednesday, July 14, 2010

BET's: BRING THAT WEEK BACK: WEEK OF MAY 10 - Lena Horne

Legendary jazz singer and actress Lena Horne died Sunday night. She was 92. Horne passed away at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, said hospital spokeswoman Gloria Chin, who would not release details. In the 1940s, Horne was one of the first Black performers hired to sing with a major White band, and when she signed with MGM, she was among a handful of Black actors to have a contract with a major Hollywood studio.
I wanted to write about Lena Horne because if anyone wants to say anything about how to breakthrough barriers and be a true entertainer they need to look back at the careers of the people before them. I love when some people act like they were never inspired. You know? Like they never looked up to anyone. So for homework I want you all to research one of the worlds queens, who is Lena Horne.

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