Posts tagged diana ross
10 January, 2000
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.
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.
Before Nicki there was this. I loved this shit when it happened. This shit was talked about for YEARS afterward.
The look on Ms. Ross’ face right there.
Every Black woman that had a hand in raising me has given me that look at one point.
“Baby I love you, but what is you right now?”