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In ‘Shine Bright,’ Danyel Smith tells everything about Black female pop stars, and herself 

In music journalist Danyel Smith’s 2016 ESPN essay on Whitney Houston singing the national anthem at Super Bowl XXV in 1991, she implores readers to recognize the moment: “You have to understand. You have to remember.” Houston was undeniably accomplished by then, but had not yet created the cultural behemoths of the ‘90s (“The Bodyguard,” […]