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Sonnie Johnson: Republicans Continue to Make Black Liberals Rich

Colin Kaepernick has become the face of a Nike campaign, and Jemele Hill received millions for her departure from ESPN. Sonnie Johnson explains why Republicans continue to make black liberals rich – but do not do the same for black conservatives.

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Aretha Franklin Dead at 76

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, passed away on Thursday at the age of 76 years old at her Detroit home, according to her publicist.

Portrait of American soul singer Aretha Franklin as she wears a strapless dress and pearl necklace and has her hair in a bun, 1977. (Photo bhy Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Watch: Aretha Franklin’s 5-Minute Thanksgiving National Anthem

Soul legend Aretha Franklin donned a Lions beanie and belted out the National Anthem ahead of Detroit’s home game against the Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving, delivering one of the longest renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in recent memory.


Aretha Franklin: Was It The Zika Virus That Killed Prince?

Soul music icon Aretha Franklin weighed in on the death of fellow icon Prince in a phone-in appearance on MSNBC Thursday, just hours after the beloved pop star was found dead at the age of 57 at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota.

PASADENA, CA - JUNE 01: Singer Prince performs onstage during the 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on June 1, 2007 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLR)

Mark Wahlberg Uses Pope-Hosting Gig to Plug ‘Ted 2’ Movie

Pope Francis’ U.S. visit got a shot of star power as actor Mark Wahlberg, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, and legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli welcomed the pontiff at an outdoor rally and concert in Philadelphia on Saturday.

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Celebrities to Perform for Pope Francis During U.S. Visit

A star-studded cast of celebrities is slated to perform for Pope Francis during his upcoming visit to the United States. Notables like Aretha Franklin, The Fray, Sister Sledge, Andrea Bocelli, Juanes, and the Philadelphia Orchestra are scheduled to grace the stage in preparation for the Pontiff’s meeting with the people.

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Aretha Franklin Bans Screening of ‘Amazing Grace’

Singer Aretha Franklin won an 11-hour bid Friday night to stop the premiere of a documentary of the making of her 1972 album Amazing Grace, which was set to show at the Telluride Film Festival in southwest Colorado.

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