Bessie Smith, an African American blues singer was killed in a car accident. Her songs have touched the lives of many black people across the country, and her songs will be forever missed.
Introduction. On the date of July 10, 2015, Sandra Bland was arrested and accused of assaulting a police officer after she was stopped for a traffic violation of failing to signal a lane change. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Sandra Bland became “argumentative and uncooperative. It was not until the video of the arrest was released that we saw exactly what happened during the incident. Cannon Lambert, who played the role as the attorney for Bland’s family, reported to CNN that Sandra Bland was asked to put out her cigarette and when she refused she was asked to step out of the car. When Bland did not step out the car the trooper then opened her car door and asked once more; still not receiving the results he wanted he threatened to Bland informing her that he would “light her up” with his Taser. Video surveillance shows the trooper using his knee to pin a woman onto the ground and the woman screaming “I can’t feel my arm… You slammed my f------ head to the ground.” Autopsy reveals that Bland suffered from a “deep tissue bruising to her back” On July 13 Sandra Bland was found dead in her cell allegedly hanging herself with a plastic bag. Sandra Bland was only one of the many victims of police brutality. That leaves us with the question, do the laws today ensure a sense of morality amongst the
Norma Jeane Mortenson or more widely known as Marilyn Monroe was a prestigious superstar that came to the spotlight in the 1950’s. Marilyn Monroe didn’t have a childhood she liked to look back on. Her mother wasn’t able to care for her so she went back and forth from an orphanage to her aunt's house. She had quoted that she would pretend to be happy to be happy. So how did this lonely child become one of the substantial superstars in the 1950’s? Was it because of her marriage or good looks? How did the public perceive this newcomer, and what did she do for a living.
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was accomplished many things in her life. She was a fashion designer, boutique owner, spokesperson, actress, and probably her most successful endeavor was her music career. Selena was often known as the the Queen of Tejano music. Making herself well known in a genre of music dominated mostly by men. She was arguably one of the most successful women singers to live.
Bessie Coleman died doing what she loved as the first African American pilot to get their pilot 's license.
People and her many fans remember the days when she was a member of The Supremes. This dynamic and amazing lady is an American singer, actress and record producer who at 70 is still going strong and performing. Diana Ross was born in Detroit where she began her career with Motown in the 60s. When Ross began her solo career in 1970 she came out with her first album Diana Ross which contained the hits “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”.
Etta James was a well known American singer that sang many genres. She sang gospel, blues, R&B, rock and roll, soul and even jazz. James went through a lot and overcame even more things to get to where she was. She started her career at a very young age and then everything began building by itself. James earned everything she had, and made decisions that changed her whole life. Now she is well known and still considered one of the most dynamic singers in music. James started singing in a church choir, then began singing on the radio and that’s where she became popular. She moved to San francisco and then and had a better chance of having a career because she met bandleader “Otis”. James career than really began to come to her in 1954 and began to soar in 1960 when she signed with Chess Records.
Amazing Grace went double platinum. For this live gospel album, Aretha won a Grammy award for best soul gospel performance. Amazing Grace was also the highest sold album in gospel music at this time. Meaning, she beat out the other big greats in gospel music like Rev. James Cleveland. This album was the most successful album in her career, which it sold over 2 million copies. Also, it gave her fans, who listen to her pop songs a chance to listen to gospel music as well. Amazing Grace also became a top 10 bestseller album. This gospel album again was recorded live. It was recorded in New Temple Missionary Baptist church in South Central, L.A. On this album she also had the accompaniment of Rev. James Cleveland and The Southern California Community Choir. Although she had this great accomplishment she was declining as a mainstream artist, so she left Atlantic Records. In the late 70 and early 80s music was changing as a whole. In 1980, she signed with Arista Records and started to make hits again. One of her producers was the late “Luther Vandross and he produced the songs (Jump to it, 1982; and Get It Right, 1983), another R&B hit maker, and the other was Narada Michael Walden, he produced (Freeway of Love & Who’s Zoomin’ Who, 1985)” (Bowman). The hit “Freeway of Love”, was number 1 on R&B and 3 on Pop charts in 1985. Also in the late 80s she did more duets with other artists. The other artist includes George Michael, Whitney Houston, Elton John and Michael McDonald, to name a few. Also her duet with George Michael, “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)”, was number 1 on the pop charts and on the R&B charts it was number 5. Also she recorded another gospel album. This time the album did not have a huge success like Amazing Grace did, but will still go down in history because of her voice. The name of the album was called One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism.
Selena Quintanilla-Perez was a talented Mexican-American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, and fashion designer. On top of her career, she had respect, and was admired as a great role model by Mexican Americans. The “Queen of Tejano” music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the “Top Latin Artist of the 90s” and then “Best Selling Latin Artist of the decade”. Selena ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market. Even though Selena was murdered, she achieved many great things throughout her lifetime. She is remembered today for her wonderful accomplishments. Selena was one of many Mexican-Americans to achieve crossover success with her music to become a global artist.
Many people refer to her as the “Queen of Rock”, “Queen of Pop”, and often times
She was an English song writer and singer who impacted the music industry with her powerful and soulful vocals. It was said that she even created a new genre of music by fusing other genres of music such as soul, jazz, R&B and pop music. My celebrity diagnosis is on no other than the famous English singer, Amy Winehouse. Amy Winehouse was born to her parents Mitch and Janis Winehouse on September 14th 1983. As a child, her parents exposed her to different types of music which sparked up her interest in music and helped her in improving her musical ability. At the age of twelve, her parents divorced and she moved with her mother and brother in Southgate, England. It was at this age that she also attended the Sylvia Young Theater School. But
Beyoncé, born in Houston, Texas, was originally known for being in the legendary group Destiny 's Child. Beyoncé ventured into an even more successful solo career as a singer and actress. Beyoncé has had numerous number one hits, and currently has 17 Grammys and a net worth of about 450 million dollars.
According to the country music hall of fame, Cline was the most popular female country star in recording history. Clines life began in Winchester, Virginia on September 8th, 1932. Like Jimmie Rodgers, Cline also had a rough childhood, due to the abuse of her father. On the brighter side, Cline showed her musical talent from a young age, and seemed to have gained insightful knowledge from her father who was an ameratur singer during Clines adolescence. Considered as an outsider from her peers, she dropped out of school at the age of fifteen to pursue a career as a singer. Cline started off her career singing at small juke joints around the Winchester area. At the age of 20, she connected with a local Country music band leader, Bill Peer, which launched her career and cowgirl personna. This sent her on a quest through the Washington D.C. music scene, premiering in Town & Country regional TV broadcasts. Through this, Cline landed her first contract with a california based recording studio, Four Star Records. This guided Cline into numerous hit singles including “Walkin’ After Midnight”, “I Fall to Pieces”, and “Crazy”. Patsy Cline was a vital contributor to the evolution of country music because she was the first women to be popularized by her work as a country musician. With most of her singles soaring in the charts, she showed that it wasn’t just men who could be successful in this industry. She
Selena's childhood was very busy since she was always practicing music. She was born April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson, TX. She and her siblings were forced to practice music from a young age in a group her father formed called Selena en Los Dinos. Their first performance was at the Quintanilla restaurant, owned by her father. She never got much attention in the beginning of her career because she was singing a genre that was mainly performed by men. Selena had a childhood filled with music, but
Secret service agents are everywhere, even if you don’t notice or see them. Agents are very valuable for example because they protect the president, so we can have a smooth running country. They really help out people with different jobs for example national threats, because their job is to do anything that will help protect our country. People from all over the world depend on agents to keep them safe from harm and danger. Secret service agents are very intelligent, valuable, special skilled people. They do their job really well by protecting the president, national threats, and also work with government obligations.