America created Whitney Houston and then it destroyed her. Her family created Nippy, then did the same.
Y'all this is a powerful ( You Can Read It Here )article, if the new documentary film "Whitney" is half as compelling as this review of the movie, then I'm there. I have loved Whitney Houston since I can remember seeing her "You Give Good Love" video. This article does an amazing job putting into words the combined admiration and sadness I've felt while watching the ups and downs of Whitney's career.
“This is America, same as it always was. Houston’s life and downfall is an example of what happens when talent rises from accumulated trauma and the generations of striving required to financially vault away from it. She is the product of the decisions made by parents born to a country that refused to fully acknowledge that this land was their land, and so it went for generations and generations back. There is no outrunning deep, personal, spiritual and historical wounds. There is only knowledge and the hope that it informs a better future.”Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48. The documentary feature Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Oscar®-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.