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Krystal on Jenny Jones in February 2002

Written By: Lisa Lombardo


Jenny Jones: You know it seems that now more than ever, we Americans are embracing our freedom and diversity. So, in honor of Black History Month, we reached out to some of the hottest entertainers, like Master P, Lil Romeo, pop-sensational Krystal, even Busta Rimes, to share with us the impact of black role models on their personal and professional lives. Take a look.

(The segment was broken down into sections dedicated to Black History Month.)

DREAMS were discussed by Master P.

KNOWLEDGE was introduced by MoNique

FREEDOM was covered by Lil Romeo.

STRUGGLES were emotionally elaborated upon by Jenna Von Oy.

STRENGTH was defined by Genuwine.

HOPE and REMEMBER was depicted and expressed by Krystal.

The one kind of music that just hit me right in my heart and its like you could really feel it was black music. And some of the people that changed my life once I started hearing them were Mahalia Jackson, Shirley Cesar, and all the people in the Caravan. You know, that didnt hold anything back. And that changed my whole perspective on music and I kind of finally found who I really was.

Krystal sand her a capella version of Amazing Grace as photos of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, WEB Dubois, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcom X, Josephine Baker, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, and Muhammad Ali scrolled along the screen.

I just wanted to add on a personal note that Krystal was so heartfelt in the words that she shared. It was almost as though Krystal was in the room speaking directly to me as expressed the impact that Black History has had on her.


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Thanks again to Lisa. You're still the best!!