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Aretha Franklin’s homegoing service will be remembered for years to come. Thousands packed the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit for a 10-hour ceremony that featured touching tributes, powerful speeches and even some controversy. Here are the 10 moments that made Aretha Franklin’s homegoing service unforgettable. Gold casket fit for a queen Aretha Franklin was laid to…

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A registered Chicago voter, our 44th POTUS, Barack Obama, has been summoned to serve jury duty. According to Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans, Obama, who owns homes in both Washington, DC, and Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood, will serve in November. It’s not unusual. Bill Clinton (POTUS 42) and George W. Bush (POTUS 43) both responded to…

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Imagine that every day you look in the mirror, you see the face of your absentee father. For Danny Williams, this is his despair. Williams’ mother was a prostitute who became pregnant after having sex with her only White customer. According to Williams and his family, that customer was Bill Clinton. Born March 8, 1989,…

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“You are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter!” -Bill Clinton Former President Bill Clinton basically echoed the false logic used to discredit the Black Lives Matter movement during his well-publicized dust-up with a young lady from Philly Coalition for REAL Justice on Thursday, April 7 in Philadelphia over presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s choice of words…

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Known for her eye-catching style, quick wit-driven rhymes and frenetic hooks, native NOLA femme fatale lyricist, Boyfriend, who’s currently out on the road as a supporting act for the Queen of Bounce herself, Big Freedia, is definitely one to watch out for in the coming weeks and months. Her next/latest solo EP, Love Your Boyfriend Pt. 3, the third…

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President Clinton and Bush speak to class of 60 scholars from diverse backgrounds and geographies Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush shared the stage at the graduation for the inaugural class of Presidential Leadership Scholars, a project sponsored by four presidential libraries —George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson — that…

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  Herman J. Russell was an outstanding  member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.  His life exemplified the high ideals of brotherhood and  the fraternity’s motto of “Culture for Service, Service for Humanity.” Here are other men of Phi Beta Sigma that you may not know of:

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Don’t believe everything you hear says Amber Rose. Despite all of the rumors surrounding the former video vixen who announced her divorce from “We Dem Boyz” rapper Wiz Khalifa just weeks ago, the only man in her life right now is her 19-month-old son, Sebastian. “I’m focused on my son and my work,” Rose, 30,…

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The Defense of Marriage Act was one of the biggest hot-button issues last year when, after more than a decade of being in place, the law, which barred federal recognition of same-sex marriages, was struck down by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional. Ironically though, the creator of the law, former President Bill Clinton, pushed for…

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  Adorned with the West African (Ghanaian) Adinkra symbol, Gye Nyame, which means Supremacy of God, on the cover, Maya Angelou’s home-going program is a keepsake. The legendary poet and author has her angel wings but the hearing of her name and the recounts of her good will, wisdom and Providence continue to empower. During the celebratory…

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