Black People Magic: Paying Tribute to Mary Wilson & Karen Lewis


We’re paying tribute to two women who epitomized Black People Magic in music and here in Chicago… Mary Wilson of the Supremes and President Emeritus of the Chicago Teacher’s Union, Karen Lewis.

Karen Lewis passed away Monday after living with an aggressive brain cancer that was diagnosed back in 2014. She will be remembered for her fearless leadership of Chicago’s teachers and fighting for fair treatment for them here in the city and inspiring the same in many other cities, which garnered her praise across the country. Ms. Lewis was 67.

And the music industry lost an icon on Monday night… co-founder of The Supremes, Mary Wilson passed away at the age of 76 in her Las Vegas home. The Motown diva had just announced a few days before that she was getting ready to release new solo music and working on a new project for Black History Month. (see her video below) And she had still been going strong in recent years with live performances prior to quarantine, appearing on Dancing with the Stars in 2019 and releasing her 4th book, “Supreme Glamour.

Rest in power ladies and thank you for your work and inspiration!

& Remember to always celebrate your magic! xo