Not only did Aretha Franklin’s childhood Detroit home sell, but the buyers—not industry folks…a “normal” family—landed a major deal at just $355K! Text “RICKEY” to 71007 to join the Rickey Smiley Morning Show mobile club for exclusive news. (Terms and conditions). The three-story house in the La Salle Gardens neighborhood on the Westside of Detroit, […]

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Aretha Franklin's iconic 1972 live album 'Amazing Grace' captures her powerful vocal range and showcases her unique style of gospel music that has inspired generations. The post 1972: Aretha Franklin Makes History With ‘Amazing Grace’ | Black Music Month appeared first on Black America Web.

A Norway-based group claims that the track, along with LaBelle's "Lady Marmalade," is insensitive towards trans women, but in a follow-up message, claims none of it's real.

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15-year-old Grace Franklin is following her legendary grandmother’s footsteps.

Today in "Gary's Tea," a descendant of Aretha Franklin wants justice for Jennifer Hudson's snob at the Oscars, and comedian legend Kat Williams reminisces on an unforgettable run-in with prostitutes that change his perspective on women forever.

The film based on the life of the Queen of Soul features Forest Whitaker, Mary J. Blige, Marlon Wayans and Marc Maron and arrives in theaters on August 13.

Patrice Covington’s gifts spread wide. She’s not only flourished on Broadway, but in the music studio and on the big screen, too.

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The star-studded Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, is set for a December release date!

Universally known as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin would’ve celebrated her 78th birthday today. From the church to the airwaves of every home, she’s recognized as one of the greatest vocalists of all time. Classic hits like “Respect”,  “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and “Chain of Fools”.  She’s won a total […]

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With the casting of Jennifer Hudson in the lead role and the fact that the film has already begun production, I believed that things with the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect were coming together nicely. But apparently, at least one member of the Franklin family is not pleased. Aretha’s son, Kecalf Franklin, hopped on Facebook to share […]