Whitney Houston

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Colorlines Favorites of 2018: The Power and Pain of 'Whitney'

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite shows, books, hashtags, movies and more of 2018. Here, senior editorial director Akiba Solomon explains why you should watch the definitive Whitney Houston documentary, even if you aren’t a fan.

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WATCH: The Trailer for 'Whitney' Will Make You Feel All The Things

The feature-length documentary illuminates the woman behind the amazing voice. It also includes a startling allegation of sexual abuse.

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'Whitney. Can I Be Me' Explores the Artist's Struggles With White Entertainment Industry Standards

The new feature documentary, which chronicles Houston’s life from pre-superstardom to her sudden 2012 death, airs exclusively on Showtime.

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10 Behind-the-Scenes Photos From the Smithsonian's Long-Awaited Black History and Culture Museum

Check out pics of a Tuskeegee Airmen plane, the P-Funk Mothership and more in this roundup from yesterday’s media day at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Tituss Burgess is Turning 'The Preacher's Wife' Into a Broadway Musical

The Emmy-nominated “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star already wrote the score and lyrics for the upcoming musical. 

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Bobby Brown Breaks Silence on Bobbi Kristina, Substance Abuse in New '20/20' Interview

Robin Roberts interviewed Brown ahead of the release of his upcoming memoir. 

Bobbi Kristina Brown Passes at Age 22

The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown passed in hospice care yesterday. 

Whitney Houston's Greatest Hits Video Playlist

In her 48-years with us Whitney Houston broke numerous charts and sales records.

But on the one year anniversary of her death it’s important to note she also broke barriers in Hollywood. When she starred in the 1992 film “The Bodyguard,” Houston was one of the first black leading actresses to star in a romantic film opposite a white male interest.

Actor Kevin Costner who starred in “The Bodyguard” alongside Houston spoke about the casting decision last year. 

Top 'Donation' Google Searches in 2012: Obama, Sandy, Romney...and Zimmerman

Google has released the new Zeitgeist, its annual list of most popular searches and search trends throughout the year.

Whitney Houston's Last Film 'Sparkle' Flops at Box Office

The allure of Whitney Houston’s final performance didn’t drive many crowds to “Sparkle.”

Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, Rodney King and Trayvon Martin Remembered at BET Awards

Kanye West, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé

were all present at the BET Awards ceremony Sunday but the highlight of the show everyone is talking about today came from Cissy Houston.

Listen to the Last Song Whitney Houston Recorded for 'Sparkle' Soundtrack

The Song features Jordin Sparks and is written by R.Kelly.

Whitney Houston's Final Film: 'Sparkle' Trailer Released [Video]

The film follows three sisters as they form a succesful singing group and deal with the fallout of fame and drugs.

Coroner: Whitney Houston Died of Drowning, Heart Disease, and Drug Use

The toxicology report is in.

History of Bigotry for Radio Hosts Who Called Whitney Houston 'Crack Hoe'

Latino and Korean groups in Los Angeles have been calling on Clear Channel to fire John & Ken for years.

Everyone Stopped Tweeting During Jennifer Hudson's Whitney Houston Tribute

At the height of the live Grammys broadcast there were 10,901 tweets per second… except during Jennifer Hudson’s performance.

Whitney Houston 'My Love Is Your Love' Cumbia Style [Audio]

DJ Jeremy Sole remixes Whitney Houston’s ‘My Love Is Your Love’ with beats that originate from Colombia’s Caribbean coastal regions.

Westboro Baptist Church to Protest Whitney Houston's Funeral

The Topeka, Kansas church is known for protesting funerals of celebrities, soldiers, gays and now Whitney Houston.

Whitney Houston's Death a 'Teachable Moment,' Says White House Drug Control Director [Video]

“The drug problem crosses almost every demographic and economic barrier,” Gil Kerlikowske tells CBS News.

An All Whitney Houston Valentine's Day Playlist [Audio]

Your Valentine’s day love.