This Black Social History is design for the education of all races about Black People Contribution to world history over the past centuries, even though its well hidden from the masses so that our children dont even know the relationship between Black People and the wealth of their history in terms of what we have contributed to make this world a better place for all.
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Friday, 29 August 2014
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " MARY IDA VANDROSS " EVANGELIST AND MOTHER OF THE LATE, GREAT SOUL BALLADEER, LUTHER VANDROSS - A GREAT LADY WHO TRAVELLED THE WORLD SPEAKING ABOUT FAITH AND HEALTH : GOES INTO THE """ HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY Mary Ida Vandross
Nov. 18, 1922
South Carolina, USA
Apr. 9, 2008
Evangelist. Mother of the late, great soul balladeer Luther Vandross. Founder, Interfaith Center. Born in Cheraw, South Carolina, she was raised in Marion, South Carolina. She married her childhood sweetheart, Luther Vandross Sr., at the age of 17, and moved to New York in 1946. She was 85 and the last surviving member of her immediate Vandross family when she died. Evangelist Vandross traveled all over the world sharing her message of faith, love and speaking out on the health dangers of diabetes and stroke. As a result of her health awareness campaigns, she was named the 2007 American Stroke Association Power Award National Honoree, and she was recognized by the New York Theological Seminary as one of their "urban angels". The Seminary honored her as a notable community leader who made a significant contribution to the world in her efforts to make others aware of the debilitating effects of diabetes and strokes, and the effect she made by sharing her faith with others. Mother Vandross, as she was affectionately known, had high blood pressure and received dialysis several times each week because of kidney failure. She had been hospitalized after suffering several seizures, and was placed in a medically-induced coma in an effort to stop the seizures. However, after being in a coma for seven weeks, Mother Vandross died as a result of complications from encephalitis.
Her famous Grammy-winning, singing-sensation son, Luther Vandross, died of complications from stroke on July 1, 2005 at the age of 54.
Heartfelt thanks to Alisohn - Highly Favored and Blessed for sponsoring Mother Vandross's memorial.