Monday, December 27, 2010
The passing of Teena Marie 1956 - 2010
Teena Marie aka Marie Christine Brockert has passed away. The Grammy nominated singer and protégée of Rick James was only 54. Apparently she had some recent health issues but as of now the death is due to natural causes. Teena Marie was an honorary Black Person (i.e. she gets a pass). Yeah I said it!! The majority of her fans were black. And when she died blacks on Twitter and Facebook were giving her tributes. Besides what White Woman could deal with Rick James and all his Rick James-ness??? Teena Marie proved that good music transcends race. And if we never learned anything else from her, that was more than enough.