Legendary singer/songwriter Aretha Franklin is gravely will. In this photo, Franklin sings "My Country 'Tis Of Thee'" at the U.S. Capitol during President Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2009. (Cecilio Ricardo/U.S. Air Force/Wikimedia Commons)(Cecilio Ricardo/U.S. Air Force/Wikimedia Commons)
Entertainment

LIVESTREAM: Laying the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, to Rest

The funeral will take place at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Mich. While the service is limited to friends and family. See the live stream of the funeral on BlackPressUSA.com. Franklin died on August 16 at the age of 76 earlier this month following a battle with pancreatic cancer. […read more]

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National

Detroit Bankruptcy Challenged on Constitutional Grounds

(Reuters) – Public labor unions took aim at Detroit’s historic bankruptcy filing on Monday, asking a U.S. court to toss the city’s bid for protection from its creditors because it is constitutionally flawed on both the state and federal levels. A union that represents public-sector workers even Read More

Op-Ed

Detroit: Death Certificate or Rebirth?

Blackonomics By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Will the largest city in history to file bankruptcy receive a death certificate, or will this action result in a new birth certificate for the Motor City?  Of course, a city as large and as well situated as Detroit Read More

Politics

Detroit Mayor Bing “Not Surprised” At State Finding Financial Emergency

by Minehaha Forman Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Chronicle   Mayor Dave Bing DETROIT—After nearly three months of examining Detroit’s finances, a six-member state review team declared Tuesday that Michigan’s largest city is in a state of financial emergency. “Certainly I am not Read More