Throwback Friday: ‘At Last’ by Etta James… RIP (Jan 25, 1938-Jan 20, 2012)

Just shy of her 74th birthday, the legendary Etta James has passed on today at a Riverside, California hospital. She had been battling leukemia and also contracted Hepatitis C and was suffering from dementia…it personally reminds me of Obama’s inauguration on this same day in 2009. Beyoncé did a wonderful cover of the song at the Neighborhood Ball as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama ceremoniously took their first dance of the night.

Canadian FemCee Eternia releases single “To The Future” about her own abuse in support of Kids Help Phone

In “To the Future,” Canadian hip hop artist Eternia bravely explores the skeletons in her own closet, detailing a first-hand account of sexual assault, domestic abuse, gun violence and abortion. The bone-chilling song, written as a letter to Eternia’s future husband, is interpreted on film by Canadian video director Erica Shallow (TwoThreeFive Films).