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Monday, May 10, 2010

Surprised by the death of Lena Horne

lena horne thenI can’t believe Lena Horne, legendary singer and actress, has died. Yes, she was 92 years old so it’s not surprising in that regard, but it’s a shock. I rarely post about celebrities, current news and the like, but – for some reason – I needed/wanted to make mention of her passing.

Horne’s experiences of racism and injustices opened a path for black entertainers who often mention her (along with other greats) as we continue to make strides and successes. Horne was one of the first black performers who was hired to sing with a major white band.lena horne

If you aren’t familiar with Ms. Horne then read up on her life and accomplishments. I’ll help you get started with a link to the Associated Press article posted on Yahoo News.

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