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Reexamining Whitney Houston's legacy with author Gerrick Kennedy

Singer Whitney Houston accepts the Winner of International - Favorite Artist Award onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards on Nov. 22, 2009, in Los Angeles, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Singer Whitney Houston accepts the Winner of International - Favorite Artist Award onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards on Nov. 22, 2009, in Los Angeles, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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It’s been a decade since we lost one of the most beloved artists of our time: Whitney Houston.

Throughout her remarkable career, Houston was constantly bombarded by harsh judgment, gossip and the pressure to be what she wasn’t. Since her death, a lot has changed about the way we consume celebrity culture.

We revisit our conversation with Gerrick Kennedy, author of “Didn’t We Almost Have It All: In Defense of Whitney Houston.”

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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