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Black Music Honors Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Honors Bobby Brown (PHOTOS)

Black Music Honors Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Honors Bobby Brown (PHOTOS)

by Christina Santi   Sep 13, 2018

The 2018 Black Music Honors took place at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville on Sept. 7. Rickey Smiley and LeToya Luckett co-hosted... Read More

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Bishop Apologizes For Touching Ariana Grande Inappropriately and Making fun of Her Name

by Teddy Grant   Sep 04, 2018

The bishop who presided over Aretha Franklin’s funeral on Friday has issued an apology to Ariana Grande for inappropriately touching her and making fun... Read More

Aretha Franklin’s Family Calls Pastor’s Controversial Eulogy ‘Distasteful’; He Responds

Aretha Franklin’s Family Calls Pastor’s Controversial Eulogy ‘Distasteful’; He Responds

by Jessica Bennett   Sep 04, 2018

Seven hours into Aretha Franklin’s 10-hour homegoing service, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. took to the pulpit to eulogize the R&B legend. He was criticized... Read More

Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert: The Best in Black Excellence Pay Homage to the Queen (PHOTOS)

Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert: The Best in Black Excellence Pay Homage to the Queen (PHOTOS)

by Jessica Bennett   Sep 01, 2018

The “A People’s Tribute to the Queen” Aretha Franklin concert held Thursday night at Detroit’s Chene Park Amphitheatre was the ultimate experience for fans... Read More

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Aretha Franklin’s Epic Homegoing Was Fit for the Queen of Soul

by Jessica Bennett   Aug 31, 2018

Aretha Franklin was a larger than life figure whose music and faith guided her 76 years on this earth. Today, friends, family and the... Read More

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Update: Gladys Knight’s Representative Shoots Down Pancreatic Cancer Report

by Teddy Grant   Aug 31, 2018

UPDATE: 8/31/18 A representative for Gladys Knight says that earlier reports of her having pancreatic cancer are false, according to Detroit News. “Actually, Gladys Knight... Read More

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Aretha Franklin’s Public Memorial and Funeral Service Begins

by Teddy Grant   Aug 31, 2018

A tribute concert for Aretha Franklin was held at Chene Park Amphitheater in Detroit on Thursday and featured performances from Johnny Gill, Angie Stone and... Read More

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Aretha Franklin: 11 Career-Defining Live Performances

by Christina Santi   Aug 31, 2018

Music fans across the world are mourning this week over the death of the legendary Aretha Franklin. The Memphis-born singer, who passed away after... Read More

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Aretha Franklin Tribute: Top ‘Queen of Soul’ Covers That Has Our R-E-S-P-E-C-T

by Teddy Grant   Aug 30, 2018

Aretha Franklin passed away at her home in Detroit on Aug. 16 surrounded by loved ones after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The Queen... Read More

Laverne Cox Talks Trans Representation, ‘Pose’ & The Legacy of Aretha Franklin

Laverne Cox Talks Trans Representation, ‘Pose’ & The Legacy of Aretha Franklin

by Jessica Bennett   Aug 27, 2018

Summer may be coming to a close, but Laverne Cox is still enjoying the sweet heat with Smirnoff! Here, Cox chats with EBONY about... Read More