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Aretha Franklin: her greatest songs, from the church to the dancefloor

You Grow Closer, 1956<p>Taped live when the singer was 14, the noise of the congregation clearly audible over her voice and piano, Aretha Franklin’s debut album, Songs of Faith, remains a genuinely haunting, faintly eerie document of at least one side of life in her father’s New Bethel Baptist church. …

Music

Aretha Franklin obituary

On a crisp, sparkling day in January 2009, Aretha Franklin stood on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, an ample figure swathed in a spectacular ensemble of coat and hat in two shades of grey, singing My Country, ’Tis of Thee to her new president. All around her, and down the full length of the …

Aretha Franklin

One song, six decades: Aretha Franklin sings (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - video

Watch Aretha Franklin, the ‘queen of soul’, who has died at the age of 76, perform her hit single (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman through six decades. Franklin sold more than 75m records in her lifetime and won 18 Grammy awards. After signing with Atlantic in 1966 she had an extraordinary …

Aretha Franklin

The singer's singer: musicians pay tribute to Aretha Franklin

Musicians around the world have made emotional tributes to Aretha Franklin, the “queen of soul”, who died on Thursday aged 76.<p>Singers including Britney Spears, Adele, Gloria Estefan, Usher, Willie Nelson and Mariah Carey were among whose words confirmed her appeal and influence across …

Music

'She doesn't just move you, she shakes you': all-star tributes to Aretha Franklin

Candi Staton<p>Gospel promoters would put on these “caravan” tours – like a festival today. They would have us on the same programme. And that’s how I met Aretha, she was about 16. At that time, CL Franklin – Aretha’s father – was the first pastor that had a sermon on a vinyl record. It was called The …

Aretha Franklin

'A legend from our house': Detroit mourns Aretha Franklin

The ominous clouds that rose over Detroit on Thursday brought more than just an unexpected bout of summer rain. They reflected the feelings of a city that was mourning the loss of one of their own.<p>Aretha Franklin, who died at 76 of advanced pancreatic cancer, has left a legacy of song, spirit and …

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Was America's Truest Voice

Aretha Franklin's voice is the voice of America. No other contemporary artist embodied the nation's brash optimism with as much flair, nor exemplified its sorrow-forged resilience as convincingly. No one better expressed American joy. Her murmurs gave shape to a sensuality that defeated repressive …

Music

Aretha Franklin: A Life in Pictures

Aretha Franklin

The Church of Aretha Franklin

In 2015, Aretha Franklin invited me and a few others to join her in Philadelphia as she sang for Pope Francis. I was certainly thrilled to see the pontiff up close. But, I must confess, after many years of friendship, I was still more excited to watch the Queen of Soul. Even at 73, Franklin could …

C. L. Franklin

Stop Asking Dark-Skinned Black People Who Hurt Them, It Was Us

Getty<p>A friend sent me a really disturbing video the other day. In it, a young dark-skinned Black man spoke about not wanting dark-skinned children. …

Women of Color

If You're Going To Eat One Thing Daily For Your Brain Health, THIS Should Be It

<i>By the year 2050, the United States will have 14 million people in need of full-time care for Alzheimer’s disease, a number equal to the populations</i> …

The Brain

Netflix has tons of hidden categories — here's how to see them

Netflix hidden categories are the secret to better binging, friends.<p>The vast amount of content on Netflix can get pretty unwieldy. Luckily, there's a …

TV shows

The Mass Grave Beneath a Texas Suburb

The recent discovery of bodies of black prison laborers beneath a construction site in Sugar Land, Texas, is forcing the state to confront its difficult history.<p>When archaeologists discovered the intact skeletons of 15,000 free and enslaved Africans at a construction site in lower Manhattan in …

Black History

12 Easy Fall Crockpot Recipes That Will Have You Begging for Seconds

It’s no secret that fall is the time of year when cooking becomes more of a welcome endeavor. Once summer’s temperatures have subsided and ovens are …

Cooking

10 Little Known Black History Facts | PBS

History is often reduced to a handful of memorable moments and events. In Black history, those events often include courageous stories like those of …

Black History

Hilaria Baldwin says this lower abs move improves sex, bladder control, and *more*

Having a strong core—with visible abs or not—is basically the cornerstone for being a boss at all your workouts. Whether you’re attempting to nail a …

Yoga

The Two Easiest Ways to Gain More Muscle in Less Time

These methods will reduce the length of your workouts by up to 50 percent while still delivering identical gains in size and strength.<p>If you're like most people, you want more muscle than you have right now, but you’re busy and you don’t have much free time to go to the gym and lift weights. If …

Muscle

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Wings Are Better than Actual Wings

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites.<p>…

Recipes

The History of the Poke Bowl - Chowhound

If you’ve recently spent time scrolling through Seamless or gone hunting for a new lunchtime spot for you and your coworkers, you’ve likely noticed …

Flavors

20 Minutes and Done: A Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Whether you're short on time or equipment, this bodyweight workout meets all of your needs. Fitness influencer and trainer Stefanie Williams posted a 20-minute sweat session on Instagram, featuring four moves that combine cardio and strength training and target the whole body. This set is great to …

Exercise

Little Known Black History Fact: Alfred Sam

<b>Alfred Sam</b> was a mysterious figure from West Africa who arrived in America to spearhead what became a failed back-to-Africa movement in 1914. …

Black History

These pecan cauliflower poppers will change the way you snack

In past years, there weren’t a lot of creative ways to prepare cauliflower. It was a side vegetable often steamed or boiled until opaque and then …

Food

Little Known Black History Facts: Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Jazz music has no shortage of eccentric characters among its ranks, and<b> Rahsaan Roland Kirk</b> was right in step with many of the masters of his time. …

Jay Leno

60+ Popular Restaurant Dishes — Hacked!

From Magnolia Bakery's classic vanilla cupcakes to Red Lobster's addictive Cheddar Bay Biscuits, we've rounded up the best restaurant copycat recipes. (Some even come straight from the source!) Keep reading for 68 tempting options, but be warned: you're about to get very, very hungry.

Olive Garden

51 Amazon Products With The Highest Ratings That You Never Knew Existed

Amazon is full of so many great products — but there's just no way you can see them all, no matter how many packages get sent to your house on the …

Skin Care

10 Essential Potato Recipes Every Home Cook Should Know — Recipes from The Kitchn

Potatoes, in all their many varieties, are the real workhorses of the vegetable world. They're delicious and budget-friendly, and that is exactly …

Cooking

36 Old-Fashioned Soups, Stews & Chili Recipes

Nothing beats the comforting nature of a good bowl of soup, stew or chili. These old-fashioned recipes are classics for good reason!<p>Classic French …

Cooking

Capturing the vibrant culture of black cowboys

The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo celebrates the black men and women keeping the cowboy tradition alive<p>I started getting interested in cowboys …

Black History

Smoothies That Won't Leave You Hungry Before Lunch

When you're rushing to make it out the door on time in the morning, you don't have to skip the most important meal of the day if you take a few minutes to blend up a smoothie. These 18 recipes are perfect for on-the-go breakfasts, and the best part is they won't leave your stomach growling before …

Healthy Eating

5 tricks for making a perfect smoothie, every single time

Whether you have your smoothie recipe down to a science, or can’t quite get the right proportions to make it more superfood and less sludge, there’s …