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Music and the Movement: The Lasting Legacy of the Queen of Soul
September 4, 2018
If you could choose one artist to embody the African American experience of the 20th century, it would have to be the incomparable Miss Aretha Franklin. ... read more »
Photo of the Day: Dr. Chavis Shares Queen of Soul Homegoing Program Cover
August 31, 2018
The Queen of Soul’s homegoing program cover is being shared by NNPA President and CEO who is sitting with the Franklin Family today at Aretha’s extraordinary sendoff. ... read more »
Photo of the Day: Honoree Bobby Brown at Aretha Franklin Tribute
August 23, 2018
The 2018 Black Music Honors recognized the legacy of Aretha Franklin during the award show taping on Thursday, August 16. . Hosted by 2017 Marconi Award Winner Rickey Smiley and singer/actress LeToya Luckett, the annual two-hour television special honors artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music. This year’s honorees were Bobby Brown, Faith Evans, Bebe & Cece Winans, Whodini, Stephanie Mills and Dallas Austin. ... read more »
Living and Singing Soul with Aretha: Respecting Our Awesome and Soulful Selves
August 23, 2018
Whatever others may say in clearly deserved praise and homage to Aretha Franklin, it is vitally important that we, as persons and a people, speak our own special cultural truth about her and make our own unique assessment of her music, life, service and meaning to us. Here I mean not letting others’ descriptions of her and her music serve as an orientation and framework for our own praise and proper due, but rather reaching inside ourselves and understanding and speaking of her in a multiplicity of meaningful and praise-worthy ways drawn and distilled from the depths of our own hearts and our own culture. ... read more »
Aretha Franklin Gave the Sports World “Something [We] Can Feel”
August 23, 2018
Iconic Soul legend Aretha Franklin has passed away, but her talent and legacy have reached countless people throughout the world. Throughout her career, she was part of—as well as created—many iconic sports moments. ... read more »
Harris, Hatch, Lawrence, Collins Introduce Bill to Award Aretha Franklin with Congressional Gold Medal
August 22, 2018
Aretha Franklin’s music served as a 1960s call to action that inspired thousands to join civil rights movements and still maintains a social context that resonates across these movements today. Beyond her contributions to music and arts, Franklin was a philanthropic individual who supported causes related to civil rights, human health, and gender equality, in addition to causes within the creative arts. ... read more »
Funeral Arrangements Confirmed for Beloved Aretha Franklin
August 20, 2018
According to ... , here are the dates and plans: For two days — Aug. 28 and 29 — Franklin’s body will lie in repose at Charles H. ... read more »
Aretha Franklin shows L.A. the real Queen of Soul
August 5, 2015
Sparkling dimmed stage lights and a roar of claps and screams filled the air when legendary singer Aretha Franklin entered the stage at her Aug. 2 Microsoft Theater concert. It’s easy to say that the Queen of Soul is a living legend with a timeless voice. Even at 73, her voice has remained as powerful as it was 50 years ago when she started her career. ... read more »
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