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The Astounding Ways Aretha’s Home Going Connected Our Past and Present

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Aretha Franklin By Brenda Alexander We have all heard, or watched, the multi-day memorial plus 8-hour funeral in celebration of our beloved Aretha Franklin. Her life and legacy goes far beyond music. As Rolling Stone put it, “Aretha’s voice sang across decades of change and turmoil for black America.” Her mission outside of music to fight for the advancement of…

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Anyone Buying a Lauryn Hill Ticket In 2018 Deserves Whatever She Gives Them

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Ms. Lauryn Hill Courtesy Photo via TheMiamiTimes By Veronica Wells  I was in fifth grade when Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation was released. I don’t think I could overstate what that album meant to me. It changed the game for me (I would learn later, so many other young, Black women.) A year later, during a family reunion—where we ended up in…

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