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10 January, 2000

Dear Diana,

I was flipping through the TV over the holiday trying to figure out how to work my satellite gadget and came across an Ed Sullivan special featuring all of the major Supremes performances. I was mesmerized, taken back to a younger self seeing you for the first time and everything that moment held for me—the possibilities for a future beyond poverty to something beautiful. You represented that beauty and more important, hope for me—hope that my life could be better, that I could do better. You were my angel. Please know that I still think of you often and hold you in the light.

Love, Oprah


[meaningful glance]


(via ikrushalot)


Ms Ross is ready. Do not keep The Lady waiting.



#nowreading “Mighty, Mighty Motown” by @danamo in #essence #motown #broadway

thank you for posting this! //Danyel Smith aka @danamo


Diana Ross, in a custom satin tuxedo designed by Bob Mackie and his partner, Ray Aghayan, at the Academy Awards on March 27, 1973. Ms. Ross, a Best Actress nominee that year for her role in “Lady Sings the Blues” is flanked by her then husband, Robert Silberstein, and her parents, Ernestine and Fred Ross, Sr. Photo: Ron Galella/WireImage.


“Sisters! Mom! Family! Hair!”


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