The "Matriarch of the Blues" had grit in her voice that could melt like sugar or rub like salt in a wound. The great vocalist, whose turbulent life broke through in her affecting delivery, has died at age 73.
Why African-American seniors are less likely to use hospice
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhy more Americans need to broach end-of-life conversation 5 things you should know about end-of-life conversations 7 tips for receiving better cancer care near the end of life JUDY WOODRUFF: End-of-life planning is gaining favor with more and more Americans. But lagging behind this trend are African-Americans, who research shows are, more so than whites and Latinos, skeptical of options like hospice and advance directives. Special...