The world has once again been shocked by the devastating loss of one of the brightest and most talented stars to ever shine. Whitney Houston has passed away at the young age of 48. In 1985 she released her first album and it solidified her as a star. Whitney was to the world then what Beyonce is to my generation now; but we will never forget the legacy and impact of those who came first, the ones who paved the way. The media, the world everyone is focusing on her troubled times, the drug abuse and the downfall. Whitney was more than that. She was a mother a daughter she was a wife, she was an inspiration and a rare and beautiful jewel. Especially in black history month we need to focus on the positive things that cement her name in history. It was her voice, her spirit and her God given talent that will allow her music to live on. R.I.P Whitney no matter the path your journey lead you too, your footprints are solid, the world knows that you have been here and we will never forget you.