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  • Nancy Pelosi gets rock star treatment at Clive Davis gala

    02/10/2019 11:37:31 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 66 replies
    apnews.com ^ | 2/10/19 | MESFIN FEKADU
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The audience at Clive Davis’ white-hot gala included Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but it was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who got the most requests to take a selfie. Pelosi received rock star treatment Saturday night from attendees at the annual pre-Grammy event, which also featured a stunning tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, an artist Davis worked closely with for decades. Pelosi’s sarcastic handclap and smirk to President Donald Trump at his State of the Union address went viral last week and launched hundreds of memes. So when Davis announced that she...
  • Black Pastor Slams “Black Genocide” of Abortion: 1,800 Black Babies are Aborted Every Day

    09/05/2018 6:05:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | 07.30.18 | Christina Vazquez
    The Rev. Clenard Childress Jr. calls out abortion for what it is: a mass genocide of the most innocent.Childress, a leading pro-life advocate in the Black community, discussed the hypocrisy of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in a July column, citing statistics about the disproportionately high number of abortions in the Black community.Childress listed five “undeniable and inconvenient truths” about abortion, including the shocking fact that more than 20 million African American children have been aborted in the United States. That amounts to about 1,800 aborted babies in the Black community every day.Abortions hurt every...
  • You Won't Get Aretha Franklin If You Don't Get This ...

    09/04/2018 7:28:49 PM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 2, 2018 | Vocab Malone
    If you watched Aretha Franklin's funeral, you witnessed a heavy gospel music influence. Aretha began her career in the church but left at a young age to pursue secular soul music. However, she flirted with homage albums several times and gospel music's influence stayed with her as an artist. This unique talk will give you the proper musical and spiritual background to understand the Queen of Soul's roots!
  • AP Exclusive: Franklin’s family says eulogy was offensive

    09/04/2018 3:22:46 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 53 replies
    AP ^ | 4 Sep 18 | DAVID BAUDER
    The late Aretha Franklin’s family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor’s eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul’s funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful. The eulogist, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., was criticized for a political address that described children being in a home without a father as “abortion after birth” and said black lives do not matter unless blacks stop killing each other. Franklin’s funeral was on Friday. “He spoke for 50 minutes and at no time did he properly eulogize her,” said Vaughn Franklin, the late singer’s nephew, who said he was delivering...
  • Nolte: How Our Vulgar Media and Political Elite Ruined Two Funerals

    09/03/2018 7:59:35 PM PDT · by bitt · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/3/2018 | John Nolte
    Ogling, groping, racists, racism, accused-rapists, mean-girl snubs, inappropriate rants, cheap shots delivered to humiliate invited guests as the crowd roars its approval… No, this was not a sorority hazing or a prison riot or the last gasp of Ancient Rome; it was how America’s establishment behaved at the funerals for Aretha Franklin and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Here we are in an America with a roaring economy, manufacturing jobs are coming back (without a magic wand), the War on Terror feels like ancient history, we’re not launching stupid wars, Putin’s adventurism’s been halted, and North Korea has gone from launching...
  • Aretha Franklin funeral eulogy slammed; pastor stands firm

    09/03/2018 5:14:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 64 replies
    AP and Yahoo News ^ | 2 Sep 18 | JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr.
    A fiery, old-school pastor who is under fire for saying black America is losing "its soul" at Aretha Franklin's funeral stands firm by his words with the hope critics can understand his perspective. Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday he felt his sermon was appropriate at Franklin's funeral Friday in Detroit. He felt his timing was right, especially after other speakers spoke on the civil rights movement and President Donald Trump. "I was trying to show that the movement now is moving and should move in a different direction," he said. "......
  • Aretha Franklin died without a will

    09/02/2018 4:24:47 PM PDT · by NRx · 80 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09-02-2018 | AP
    Aretha Franklin, who died last month at the age of 76, did not leave a will. Her four sons and other family members are thus left to find out how much the Queen of Soul was worth, and to divide it up. The process could take years and is likely to play out in public. Estate law experts expressed surprise but not shock that a wealthy person like Franklin would put off a will until it was too late. One of the singer’s attorneys said he urged her repeatedly to draft one. “I tried to convince her that she should...
  • “The Sun Is the Same In a Relative Way But You're Older”

    09/02/2018 5:52:04 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-2-18 | MOTUS
    Enough with the politicizing at the funeralizing. It’s worse than 3 days of rain (which it’s going to do in these parts) on a holiday weekend. I know there’s more scheduled for today but I’m going to take a pass. Instead I’ll be celebrating a musicality Sunday, with a slight nod towards the neon gods that have and will be laid to rest this past week. My first selection, something I could use a bit more of: And the people bowed and prayed To the neon god they made And the sign flashed out its warning In the words that...
  • Old-School Eulogy at Aretha Franklin Funeral Ignites Wrath

    09/01/2018 3:45:02 AM PDT · by Cecily · 45 replies
    A fiery, old-school eulogist at the funeral of Aretha Franklin fell flat for many in the crowd and prompted a social media uproar when he declared "black America has lost its soul," black women are incapable of raising sons alone and the Black Lives Matter movement is unfounded in the face of black-on-black crime. And that was just 26 minutes into the nearly 50 minutes of words provided by the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. of Salem Baptist Church in Atlanta as Franklin's marathon funeral wound down Friday. Williams, who also eulogized Franklin's father, minister and civil rights activist C.L. Franklin,...
  • Dyson Rips Trump Over Aretha Franklin Comments - 'She Didn't Work For You, She Worked Beyond You!'

    09/01/2018 11:29:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Essence ^ | September 1, 2018 | Rachaell Davis
    A large part of Aretha FranklinÂ’s legacy was a testament to the power of artistic activism and those closest to her made sure that message was crystal clear during her extraordinary homegoing service. Among the many family members, dignitaries, friends and fellow entertainers who took to the pulpit podium during the service at the Greater Grace Temple in FranklinÂ’s hometown of Detroit, Michigan was none other than renowned professor, author and motivational speaker, Michael Eric Dyson. While DysonÂ’s words in their entirety served as a perfect tribute to the fiery spirit of the beloved entertainer, it was his pointed response...
  • Aretha Takin’ It Home to Jesus

    09/01/2018 6:20:31 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-1-18 | MOTUS
    I don’t have any highlights for you from yesterday’s walk-about for Senator McCain at the Capital Rotunda but here are the highlights from the Queen of Soul’s funeral in no particular order, including chronological:Ariana Grande, singing Aretha’s Natural Woman in a mini-dress designed to display nearly every inch of that naturalness. The church ladies were not amused, speculating that she clearly has never been to a black church in her life and snarkily noting that her ponytail was longer than her dress.Following Ariana’s tribute Bishop Charles H. Ellis III noted that “when I saw Ariana Grande on the program, I...
  • Farrakhan, Sharpton, Jackson and President Clinton(Photo side by side )

    09/01/2018 2:25:39 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | August 31, 2018
    Farrakhan, Sharpton, Jackson and President Clinton Left to right: Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Al Sharpton, Rev. Jesse Jackson and former President Bill Clinton attend Aretha Franklin's funeral service on August 31, 2018 in Detroit.
  • Al Sharpton Slams Trump at Aretha Franklin Funeral, Would Teach Him What RESPECT Means

    08/31/2018 11:18:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 31, 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    At the funeral for Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," on Friday, the Rev. Al Sharpton took a pot-shot at President Donald Trump. "You know, the other Sunday on my show, I misspelled 'Respect,'" Sharpton started, referencing the hit song by Aretha Franklin. "And a lot of y'all corrected me. Now I want y'all to help me correct President Trump to teach him what it means." The crowd broke into loud applause. "And I say that because when word had went out that Miss Franklin passed, Trump said she used to work for me," Sharpton continued. He proceeded to "correct"...
  • Vanity: Aretha Franklin public mourning blows John McCain away.

    08/31/2018 7:07:59 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 79 replies
    "The "Queen Of Soul", Aretha Franklin has thousands of Americans gathered this morning in Detroit, MI to mourn, pay their respects and honor her life among us. While I never agreed with her politics, her supreme, gifted, God given talent, was a pleasure to all who heard her. I loved her, I loved her music, I loved her songs...period!!! While Senator, John McCain has tons of bells and whistles from the political sector, he has had small response from Joe & Jane public in our country. The streets, highways and freeways in Arizona were almost bare of citizens ling them...
  • Probate: Why Writing A Will Is Important — Avoiding Aretha Franklin's Estate Fate

    08/31/2018 7:51:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    IBD ^ | 08/31/2018 | Paul Katzeff
    Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, will be laid to rest Friday in Detroit. She left behind a glorious legacy of music and inspiration. What she did not leave behind was a will detailing her wishes for her assets. By not writing a will, she triggered a process in which her property and money will go through probate. And that's a lot of property and money. Her estate is worth over $80 million, according to gobankingrates.com. It will have to go through the potentially expensive and time-consuming bottleneck that probate court can be on its way to being divided among Franklin's...
  • How to Keep Aretha's Music Playing

    08/21/2018 8:22:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    What does a white boy from the white suburbs of Washington, D.C., have to say about the passing of soul singer Aretha Franklin? At 16, I was a DJ on a local radio station, playing the rock 'n' roll and doo-wop recordings of the day. Many of the artists were black. Richard Penniman (aka "Little Richard") tells a funny story about white kids back then. In "Hail, Hail, Rock 'n' Roll," the 1987 documentary about Chuck Berry, Little Richard noted that white kids would have Pat Boone's albums on the top of their dressers to fool their parents, but the...
  • Watch: Stevie Wonder Blames Global Warming for Aretha Franklin’s Cancer

    08/20/2018 11:45:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | August 20, 2018 | by John Nolte
    During an appearance on Friday’s CBS This Morning, and without being challenged by the pro-science “journalists” of the morning show, Wonder was allowed to spread his conspiracy theory about Global Warming being linked to cancer: "I just feel that all these various diseases that we have and all that is happening in the world in part is because there are those who don’t believe in global warming, don’t believe that what we do affects the world,” he said. “Heat affects the world and affects us. I just hope that people will grow up out of the foolishness and know that...
  • Stevie Wonder blames Aretha Franklin’s cancer on ‘global warming’?! (tr)

    08/20/2018 8:19:09 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | August 20, 2018 | Admin
    Stevie Wonder visited the ailing star days before she died and said that at that point she was unable to speak. “We have to celebrate her life and continue the legacy by letting people of all the various genres hear the music that influenced us all,” Wonder told CBS This Morning’. Wonder drew a line between the increase of cancer and the ignorance of global warming. “I just feel that all these various diseases that we have and all that is happening in the world in part is because there are those who don’t believe in global warming, don’t believe...
  • Al Sharpton Messes Up Spelling of Legendary Aretha Franklin Song: 'R-E-S-P-I-C-T'

    08/19/2018 11:04:07 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 19, 2018 | Paul Crookston
    MSNBC’s "PoliticsNation" host Rev. Al Sharpton called on President Donald Trump to be respectful in his rhetoric toward women but inadvertently misquoted legendary singer Aretha Franklin's most famous lyric. Sharpton was addressing Trump’s insults toward Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former White House aide and "Apprentice" contestant who wrote a new tell-all book criticizing him. Trump called Newman a "dog," a favorite insult of his that Sharpton called an "animalistic slur." "I think you might’ve learned the lesson this week, sometimes the dog bites back with a book deal," Sharpton said. Sharpton concluded his comments with a reference to Franklin's 1967...
  • Divas Always Wear Mink

    08/17/2018 5:27:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-17-18 | MOTUS
    Beyond the music itself, the moment everyone talked about after Franklin’s performance at the Kennedy Center was the way, just before the final chorus, as she was reaching the all-out crescendo, she stripped off her mink and let it fall to the floor. Whoosh! Dropping the fur—it’s an old gospel move, a gesture of emotional abandon, of letting loose. – Soul Survivor Ah, such sweet sadness; the lights in Detroit - which only recently began to glow a bit again - will be a bit dimmer tonight as the curtain comes down on one of Motown’s great ones. Aretha’s...