Giving flowers to and honoring the legendary Roberta Flack for this week’s Black People Magic.
It was a bittersweet week for the 4-time Grammy award-winning singer, as the documentary of her life “Roberta” debuted at a New York film and we all learned that the 85 year-old singer has been diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and can no longer sing.
Her publicist issued a statement about her condition saying, “… it will take a lot more than ALS to silence this icon.” In addition to the documentary, she is also releasing a children's book in January.
You can watch the documentary on January 24th on PBS as part of their "American Masters" series. The film celebrates her legendary career and her work as a civil rights activist. She had several number 1 hits and produced 20 studio albums, and was the first artist to win two consecutive record of the year trophies in 1973 for “First Time I Ever Saw Your Face” and in 1974 for “Killing Me Softly with His Song.”
She also was honored with a lifetime achievement award in 2020 and her beautiful music will continue to bless us forever!
Remember to always celebrate your magic! xo