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Deborah Burke, 23, is a freelance writer. She graduated Stanford University in 2005 with a degree in English/Creative Writing and African-American Studies. While at Stanford she wrote, directed and produced a play called, “The Hip-Hopera,” founded and edited a magazine called Soul Sistah and wrote national award-winning research on Black women’s misconceptions of beauty.
February 20th, 2007
The spiritual death of Anna Nicole Smith

“Like My Body?” she slurs, lacing her fingers up her voluptuous figure and then throwing them up in the air. Introducing Kanye West at the 2004 American Music Awards, Anna Nicole Smith, high on drugs, spreads her arms saying, “If ever I make an album, I want this guy to make my make me beautiful duet!” As she lowers her head and claps, the crowd roars its approval.
But the scene is eerie, the sound of her voice alluding to the TrimSpa ad campaign for which she was the spokeswoman is almost haunting after her death. Her tottering appearance drew much publicity and comic fodder throughout the rest of the program, and her representatives, of course, scrambled to cover it up saying Anna’s…

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