Oprah Winfrey is set to interview Newark's own Cissy Houston, mother of Whitney Houston. This will be the second time Houston sits down for a tv exclusive.
The first time was with My9's Brenda Blackmon last year.
Blackmon's interview was a real mom to mom heart interview. Houston at the time dispelled the rumors that Whitney died broke. She spoke of the tremendous sadness she was feeling and said if I she could bring Whitney back that's just what she would do.
We could only hope that Winfrey will be as kind and understanding as Blackmon. The interview will take place on first anniversary of Whitney's passing.
My9's Brenda Blackmon Exclusive interview with Cissy Houston
Stars should honor Whitney Houston by supporting Newark charities
Published: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 9:32 AM
As Newarkers, we wanted Whitney Houston’s life to be celebrated in God’s house with the class and dignity she deserved. And it certainly was: What a blessed and glorious celebration of our hometown icon.
Oprah Winfrey, who attended the funeral, posted a video online later saying we could have come together to celebrate Whitney’s life while she was alive. To Oprah and all the stars and dream makers who attended, I ask you to come together now to keep the legacy of Whitney alive by picking a Newark charity or starting one in this wonderful city, which gave birth to the legend with the golden voice. Alternatively, you could support the school in East Orange named in her honor, or the Whitney Houston Special Care Pediatric wing at University Hospital. This will keep Houston’s memory alive and support many young dreamers who do not have means. I will practice what I preach and be making a donation in her honor.
We thank Whitney’s mom, Cissy Houston, for the love she’s shown the city of Newark. To Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina: We will keep the legacy of your mom alive.
Steve Sacco, Newark