While Diana Ross is a legend within the world of music, her sisters, Barbara and Rita, have left undeniable marks on their fields as well. Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee became the first African-American woman to become a medical school dean, according to CF Medicine, while sister Rita Ross is currently running for office in their native Detroit.
The Supremes’ lead songstress took to social media to support her baby sister’s political run for Michigan’s 5th district in the State House of Representatives.
“My sister Rita Ross is running for State Representative of the 5th District in Detroit, this is her calling. Please support,” Diana noted on Twitter.
My sister A really dedicated Detroiter pic.twitter.com/S8uXN7xREC
— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) May 25, 2018
My sister Rita Ross is running for State Representative of the 5th District in Detroit, this is her calling .Please support!
— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) February 23, 2018
Ross will face six other Democrats, including the current incumbent, Fred Durhal III, on August 7, 2018.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.