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God's Gift of Music: Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams- Sweetest Day

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"This is not my own video-All rights have the singer Vanessa Williams, and Deluxe channel from Germany." from video introduction

I put Vanessa Williams voice along side Anita Baker and Dionne Warwick's. She is very gifted in many areas of life. Enjoy her music and some details about her life and her struggles.

"Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today. Having sold millions of records worldwide, Vanessa has also achieved numerous #1 and Top 10 hits on various Billboard Album and Singles charts: Pop, Dance, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Holiday, Latin, Gospel and Jazz.

Her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings and the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award affiliate including 4 Emmy nominations, 11 Grammy nominations, a Tony nomination, 3 SAG award nominations, 7 NAACP Image Awards and 3 Satellite Awards. Her platinum single "Colors of the Wind," from the Disney’s Pocahontas, won the Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Vanessa is a strong advocate for equal rights, especially concerning the gay community and minorities. She was honored with the Human Rights Campaign “Ally for Equality” Award for her humanitarian contributions. Vanessa also achieved a career pinnacle with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.

Vanessa’s autobiography, “You Have No Idea,” co-written with her mother Helen Williams, was a New York Times Best Seller in 2012. Her recent Broadway credits include co-starring with Cicely Tyson in The Trip to Bountiful, (the #1 play of the 2013 season), After Midnight (2014), and a special limited engagement in Hey, Look Me Over at New York City Center in 2018. Vanessa is currently in Josie Rourke’s City of Angels in London’s West End.." from her website:

How Vanessa Williams Balances Her Family and Career

Video from OWN

"Although Vanessa Williams has been married twice, the powerhouse actress and singer says she never wanted any of the divorce drama to affect her children. She describes her relationships with her ex-husbands, Ramon Hervey and Rick Fox, and relates how she managed a successful career with four children at home. Watch to find out what major role Vanessa turned down while raising her kids, and hear why she doesn't regret any of the sacrifices she's made.

Forgiveness, apologies and moving on are integral to our lives. Holding grudges, anger and perpetual brooding about the past are unwise and ultimately unhealthy.

All of us are sinners and we hold no moral high ground over the people in our lives and in our culture.

It is always a good thing that an organization, a group of people will humble themselves to make a public apology.

Vanessa Williams and Her Mother Receive an Apology From Miss America Organization

Video from ABC News

"Sep 14, 2015

Williams was the first black Miss America and resigned after nude photos surfaced 32 years ago. Tune into World News Tonight with David Muir weeknights at 6:30 | 5:30c on ABC for breaking news, world reports, Made In America segments and other extraordinary stories. Watch more stories from World News Tonight with David Muir here." from video introduction

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