Photo: Al Green in concert (YouTube Screen Capture)
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Soul Legend Al Green Needs New York Do Over

NNPA NEWSWIRE — One would be hard pressed to find a superstar with more memorable hits than the erstwhile Reverend Green. However, Green, who in in the midst of an abbreviated 8-city concert tour, might consider a redo of the sold out show he performed at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, May 5. […read more]

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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.Va. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
Afro

A President Without a Country

AFRO — The funerals for two towering American icons, The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin and American hero Arizona Sen. John McCain, happened within days of each other. Dignitaries from around the globe paid homage (and RESPECT) to Franklin and McCain. A pantheon of entertainment legends and political luminaries, including former President Bill Clinton, attended Franklin’s funeral in Detroit, while former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama eulogized McCain. […read more]

Black History

COMMENTARY: Getting The Spirit in the Dark

BLACKVOICE NEWS — No one with any idea of the cultural importance of Black Music, American Music, can deny the impact of the Queen of Soul on the world. In recognition of her great gifts Aretha Franklin was, for most of her life, a touchstone of Black American culture and therefore world culture. Her catalog orchestrating, punctuating, and exclaiming the unique experience of a people. She sang the experience of survivors, the descendants of slaves.  […read more]