She was a favorite 80s pin-up girl and one of Prince‘s most famous protegés and now Vanity, born Denise Katrina Matthews, has tragically passed away today [Monday, February 15, 2016].
The lead singer of girl group Vanity 6 died earlier this afternoon in a Fremont, CA hospital after years of battling kidney failure and, more recently, an abdominal illness.
A few months ago, Vanity set up a GoFundMe page, and said she’d been diagnosed with sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis—an inflammation of the small intestines.
After rising to fame in cult classic movies like The Last Dragon, Vanity had a well-known battle with crack addiction in the 90s,with an overdose leading to kidney failure and ongoing daily dialysis treatments.
She will be sadly missed and the Musical community has lost another great actress performer and friend rest easy for you are now in the arms of your maker.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present. The staff here at WTMH Radio would like to wish everybody a safe and happy Presidents Day.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Black History Month Is Here And We’re Honoring It In A Special Way
We're looking back, but more importantly, looking ahead.
February is here, and that means Black History Month is, too!
For forty years, America has observed Black History Month as a time to reflect on the revolutionary work black people have contributed to this country's history. What first began in 1926 as Negro History Week thanks to noted scholar Carter G. Woodson has evolved into a month-long celebration of black progress and power. But as time passes and the country’s racial climate changes, the ways in which we recognize and honor Black History Month have since evolved too -- and we at WTMH Radio are highlighting the significance of the annual tradition in our own special way.