Biz Markie’s homegoing service is set

The homegoing service of hip-hop pioneer and incomparable deejay Biz Markie has been set. The service will being on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at 11 a.m. and is expected to run until 3 p.m. according to Greater Long Island. The Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy, and Biz’s legendary peers are expected to be […]

Diddy, DJ Khaled, Kandi Burruss, Usher and more attend funeral for Kim Porter

More than 2,500 family members and friends paid their final respects to Kim Porter during her homegoing service on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Cascade Hills Church in Columbus, Georgia. The service was officiated by Bishop Noel Jones, who also delivered the eulogy. Sean “Diddy” Combs, the father of three of Porter’s children, arrived shortly after 11 […]

Aretha Franklin’s family condemns Rev. Jasper Williams for controversial eulogy

Rev. Jasper Williams continues to face backlash following his controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin’s homegoing service in Detroit. Instead of focusing on the contributions that Franklin made in music and to the community, Rev. Williams took the opportunity to question the Black Lives Matter movement and blast single mothers. “If you choose to ask me […]

Did Aretha Franklin’s bishop really grope Ariana Grande’s breast? (video)

Ariana Grande was involved in several controversial moments during Friday’s homegoing celebration for Aretha Franklin. Grande performed “Natural Woman,” which received great reviews at the service and on social media. However, Grande also was chided because of her attire. During the service, the pop star wore a short black dress that some on social media viewed […]

5 things to know about Aretha Franklin’s amazing ‘gold’ casket

Aretha Franklin represented the essence of soul, glamour and prestige during her life and career. So it was fitting that Franklin’s casket represent a touch of royalty during her homegoing service. Here are five things to know about Aretha Franklin’s amazing casket. Name and origin Franklin was laid to rest in a Z94 Promethean bronze casket. The […]

Aretha Franklin’s homegoing in Detroit fit for a queen

The homegoing service for Aretha Franklin surpassed all expectations. For nearly nine hours, family members, friends, celebrities, politicians, members of the clergy, and fans honored the “Queen of Soul.” Held at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, the service began shortly after 10 a.m. and concluded just before 7 p.m. Memorable moments included a sea of […]

Yay or nay: Did Faith Hill properly honor Aretha Franklin with this tribute?

Country music superstar Faith Hill was one of the very first singers to grace the stage for Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin’s star-studded “Celebration of Life” homegoing ceremony. And while there were many stellar vocal performances throughout the day, Hill left many a person conflicted on exactly how to feel about her tribute. So instead […]

Funeral update: Morehouse College’s late president William ‘Bill’ Taggart

Morehouse College Announces Memorial Service for Interim President William J. “Bill” Taggart Memorial services to honor the memory of Morehouse College Interim President William J. “Bill” Taggart will be held on Friday, June 16, at the College’s Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel. The services will begin at 10 a.m. with a private Kappa Alpha Psi […]

Kanye West experiences another tremendous loss

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian headed to Oklahoma this weekend with their 2-month-old bundle of joy, North “Nori” West, for the home going ceremony of the rapper’s late grandfather, Portwood Williams. “They brought North to meet some of the family members in attendance,” an insider revealed. “And pointed out that, Kanye’s mother, Dr. Donda West, is also buried there.” […]