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VIA NEWSONE.COM DETROIT – A community prayer vigil has been held in Detroit for Aretha Franklin, a day before organizers say the singing legend is to undergo a medical procedure. City Councilwoman JoAnn Watson and others gathered downtown Wednesday to pray for Franklin. Last month, the 68-year-old singer announced she was canceling all concert dates […]

Courtesy of WCHBNEWSDETROIT.COM AM 1200 WCHB – Aretha Franklin is not pleased with the response of the police, the media or her former publicist. She accuses them of “gross inaccuracies” about an alleged attack on her son this week. Aretha Franklin’s Son Brutally Beaten In Detroit Franklin issued a lengthy statement on Thursday that she […]

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has cancelled two upcoming free concerts in New York City after the singer fractured her ribs and complained of abdominal pain after suffering a fall.

From The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, were inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame at the Apollo Theater’s 2010 Spring Benefit, a star-studded affair dubbed “Evening of Legends.”

It goes without saying that Kanye West, who celebrated a birthday yesterday, is one of hip-hop’s greatest producers.

soul (Middle English, from Old English sawol) – 1. the animating and vital principle in human beings, credited with the faculties of thought, actions and emotion and often conceived as an immaterial entity. 2. a sense of ethnic pride among African-Americans, expressed in areas such as language, social customs, religion and music.

With the increasing number of films aimed towards black audiences in the early 1970s, filmmakers realized that they couldn’t turn to Henry Mancini to provide the musical backdrops for these movies.

Back in 1999 Mos Def’s “Ms Fat Booty” helped propel the then underground MC into the mainstream radio spotlight. One of the greatest odes to beautiful booties (click here for the top 10) the song was built on a sample of Aretha Franklin’s “One Step Ahead.” In this interview with the producer of the […]

68 Years ago today the Queen of Soul was born in Memphis Tennessee as Aretha Louis Franklin.  The soul, Jazz and Gospel afficionado was ranked #1 in Rolling Stone magazine’s greatest singers of all time.

Check out Aretha Franklin’s new Snickers commercial to see who you could become. Maybe it’s Aretha Franklin. Maybe it’s Liza Minnelli. Maybe you’ll just have to watch.