Archive | August, 2018

THOUGHTS and PRAYERS: The Hidden Meaning of Aretha Franklin’s Red Dress at Her Public Viewing

THOUGHTS and PRAYERS: The Hidden Meaning of Aretha Franklin’s Red Dress at Her Public Viewing

Clad in a red lace dress, the late Aretha Franklin is lying in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, Michigan. Franklin, who died…

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LYRICS: To Respect

LYRICS: To Respect

Aretha Franklin’s signature song was a groundbreaking female empowerment anthem of the late 1960s. Originally a minor hit by Otis Redding in 1965, Aretha’s “Respect” was given a new arrangement…

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IN MEMORIAM: Respect always: Aretha Franklin

IN MEMORIAM: Respect always: Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin, 76 (born March 25, 1942 – died August 16, 2018) was an American singer and songwriter. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New…

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