Aretha Franklin

The Queen Of Soul Has Died Aretha Franklin passed away in a Suburban Detroit hospital. Franklin was born in Memphis, Tenn. in 1942, the daughter of the famous pastor and civil rights activist C. L. Franklin. Before Aretha’s 5th birthday, the family moved to Detroit when Pastor Franklin became pastor of the famous New Bethel […]

Condolences August 16, 2018 Today I join my community, my industry and the world in mourning the loss and celebrating the life of my dear sister, friend, and ally, Aretha Franklin. I send my love and offer prayers of grace and peace to the members of her family, her friends and colleagues who walked alongside […]

The Queen Of Soul's last album will feature Stevie Wonder.

  Aretha Franklin, the 74-year-old Queen of Soul is hanging up those famous vocals at the end of the year, but not before one last album with Stevie Wonder. According to WDIV Local 4: “I must tell you, I am retiring this year,” Franklin said. Franklin said she is “exuberant” about her new album and […]

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Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the  achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

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Martin spoke with Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin about the impact of losing one of music's most beloved voices during Monday's edition of NewsOne Now.