(RNS) — The long-awaited documentary was delayed for almost five decades in part because of technical issues.
(AP) — For many black women, the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr.’s eulogy reopened wounds and sternly reminded them that black churches remain male-dominated institutions, where old-school resistance to women holding leadership roles is still alive.
(AP) — The eulogist was criticized for a political address that described children being in a home without a father as 'abortion after birth' and said black lives do not matter unless blacks stop killing each other.
DETROIT (AP) — Ariana Grande sang one of the Queen of Soul's biggest hits, '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,' and Faith Hill performed 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus.'
(RNS) — At age 14 and much later in life, the R&B singer recorded gospel songs at her father's Detroit church.
DETROIT (AP) — The Queen of Soul is seriously ill.
(RNS) Before Elvis and Chuck Berry and Johnny Cash. Before Aretha and Whitney and Beyonce. Before the blues met gospel and conceived rock 'n’ roll, there was Sister Rosetta Tharpe.