Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, will go to the Upper Room in grand style today at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, MI. The Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., pastor of Salem Bible Church in East Atlanta will give the eulogy. Multiple media outlets are live-streaming the services.
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A Virginia man is in serious condition at a hospital after he was shot during an argument over Aretha Franklin. Ms. Franklin, 76, died Thursday morning at her home in Detroit. She battled pancreatic cancer for nearly a decade.
A writer for The Root blog made headlines this week when she accused civil rights icon Jesse Jackson and famed movie director John Singleton of sexual harassment.
…that his Twitter page was hacked when this anti-gay retweet about Pope Francis appeared on his Twitter timeline on Saturday, May 24.
— Rev. Backslider (@RevBackslider) May 24, 2014
There is no honor among thieves — even if those thieves are married to one another.
Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr has agreed to a plea deal that involves him selling out his wife in a federal tax fraud probe, CBS 2 in Chicago is reporting.
The extensive federal investigation included 2 probes involving alleged campaign finance misuse by Jackson and tax fraud committed by his wife Sandi, a former Chicago alderman.
Just a day after First Lady Michelle Obama attended the funeral of 15-year-old shooting victim Hadiya Pendleton, police took two suspects into custody, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Murder charges are pending against the two men, and the charges could come as early as this evening, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said.