Pulitzers Honor Work of Three Black Icons
Aretha Franklin wins a history-making honor, and works that explore the lived experiences of Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke snag the coveted prize.
Watch Aretha Shine in Trailer for 'Amazing Grace'
Buried for decades, the documentary hinges on the singer’s live performance at New Bethel Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972.
ICYMI: After 46 Years, Aretha Franklin Doc to See Light of Day
“Amazing Grace,” which features sessions from the 1972 live gospel album of the same name, will premiere at DOC NYC.
Don't Miss These Powerful 'Black Girls Rock!' Highlights
From speeches by Tarana Burke and Janet Jackson to an all-star tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, here are just a few reasons why this annual award show rocks.
Aretha Franklin's Family Denounces Reverend's 'Distasteful' Eulogy
Vaughn Franklin says Reverend Jasper Williams Jr.’s remarks at his aunt’s funeral ignored the late singer’s life and condemned activists and single Black mothers.
LIVESTREAM: Aretha Franklin's Funeral in Detroit
Join the world in mourning and celebrating the Queen of Soul as famous fans like Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson arrive in the Motor City for her funeral.
How Aretha Franklin Lent Her Voice to the Civil Rights Movement
The Queen of Soul, who just passed away at age 76, captivated the world with her vocals and turned a plea for “Respect” into a rallying cry for justice. Revisit her legacy.
Wake Up and Wind Down With President Obama's New Two-Part Spotify Playlist
The playlist, curated for day and night, features artists as varied as Jidenna, Esperanza Spalding and Billie Holiday.
Lee Daniels is Directing a New Documentary on the Apollo Theater
And Daniels and Apollo Theater president Jonelle Procope are asking the public to submit historical materials for inclusion in the project.
Aretha Franklin Doc 'Amazing Grace' Pulled from Telluride and Chicago International Film Festivals After Emergency Injunction
The legendary singer won an injunction against Telluride to keep “Amazing Grace”—which she says used footage without her approval—from screening.
The Queen of Soul is Openly Lobbying to Replace J-Lo on 'American Idol'
Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler have left their judging gigs on “American Idol” and now the Queen of Soul says she wants to reign in.
Aretha Franklin Calls off Her Wedding
On January 2nd Aretha Franklin announced she and her long time partner William ‘Willie’ Wilkerson were engaged to be married but on Monday the Queen of Soul announced the engagement is off.
Aretha Franklin is Getting Married and She Wants You To Know She's Not Pregnant
There’s another royal wedding this year!
Aretha Franklin Opens Up About Weight Loss
It’s the Queen of Soul like you’ve never seen her before.
Aretha Franklin Breaks Her Silence After Surgery, Says "Problem Resolved"
Aretha Franklin is opening up a bit about her health after her mystery surgery last month.
The Queen of Soul's Vibrant Court
Our thoughts are with Aretha, and all of the talents she’s inspired.
Aretha Franklin's Cancer Diagnosis Prevalent Among Blacks
The Queen of Soul is battling a disease that disproportionally hits African Americans.