Black Magic Woman: Lena Horne

Greetings beautiful people

I don’t like putting anything to do with someones death on my blog because there something about it I don’t understand and refuse to face.  So this will be one of the rare times you’ll see a tribute in memorial or anything of the sort.  Lena Horne was the first woman I gave the “undisputed champion” title to, when it came to beauty.  I knew she was a legend, but ignorance befalls me.  I knew nothing of her struggle.

I knew she was a singer, dancer, and an actress but knew nothing of her activism.  I didn’t know within her lifetime that she was labeled a communist by the United States government.  I didn’t know she, at one time, was the highest paid black actor in Hollywood.  I didn’t know The Wiz was her last movie.  I didn’t know she died yesterday.  I suck.  Yet I’m learning.  Ignorance isn’t always bliss.  I’m learning.

The Wiz was the first time I remember seeing Lena Horne and how perfect that she played Glinda the good witch of the West.  She was magical.  She cast a spell with a song, a dance, a look, and the stand she took.  I’m learning magic people.  I’m learning Lena Horne.

Till next time beautiful people

Yo brotha

Ty

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One thought on “Black Magic Woman: Lena Horne

  1. CROWN.ROYAL says:

    OK…

    SO I ASKED U TO SEND THIS TO ME WHEN I HEARD THAT
    U DID IT.

    SO UMMMMM YEAH.
    WUZNT PREPARED.

    THIS IS HUMBLING, TY.

    I LOVED MISS LENA FROM D TIME I WUZ ADOPTED AT AGE 4.
    MY DAD SHOVED JAZZ DOWN MY THROAT TILL IT FILLED.
    N SHE WUZ ONE OF D MAIN ARTISTS THAT HE MADE ME STUDY.
    SHE HAD A VOICE THAT MATCHED D BASS LIKE IT WUZ ANOTHER STRING. SHE HAD A PRESENCE ON STAGE LIKE NOTHING ELSE WUZ TO REMAIN WHEN D CURTAINS DREW.
    SHE WUZ LIFE TO ME. I CRIED SO HARD WHEN SHE PASSED.

    SEE, WHEN TUPAC PASSED, UNFORTUNATELY, I DIDNT CARE.
    WHEN BIGGIE PASSED, I SAID, HEY, HOW UNFORTUNATE.

    WHEN SAMMY DAVIS JR PASSED,
    I WUZ 11.

    ————>>> I THOUGHT MY LIFE HAD ENDED. I DIDNT TALK TO MY PARENTS FOR A WEEK CUZ THEY WOULD NOT FLY ME ALL THE WAY TO CALIFORNIA TO HIS FUNERAL, LOL. (yes im serious.)

    LENA’S TRANSGRESSION FEELS THE SAME WAY.
    I FOUND OUT D NEXT DAY, N WUZ STUNNED.
    I SAT N PRAYED.
    I PRAYED FOR HER SPIRIT,
    I PRAYED FOR HER RADIANCE,
    I PRAYED FOR HER MEMORY.

    I REMEMBER WHEN SHE WUZ ON A.DIFFERENT.WORLD.
    I WUZ SO EXCITED, I DAMN NEAR LOST IT.
    N D ENTIRE EPISODE WUZ FULL OF ABSOLUTE RESPECT
    TO MISS LENA.

    CALL ME CRAZY,
    BUT ITZ PROBLY MY FAVORITE THING OF LENA…… EVER.

    YES,

    I LOVE MISS LENA.
    SHE DID SO MUCH FOR ME,
    ITZ KIND OF HARD TO EXPLAIN.
    SO I WILL STOP BABBLING N STOP.

    THANK U FOR THIS BLOG, SHUGA.

    crown.

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