R&B

Patti Austin (left) and James Ingram
Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive
January 29, 2019 - 5:31 pm
By Chloe Melas (CNN) — James Ingram, the soulful, smooth voice behind R&B hits like "Just Once" and "I Don't Have The Heart," has died at the age of 66. Ingram's longtime friend and creative partner, Debbie Allen, confirmed the news of his passing to CNN on Tuesday. "I have lost my dearest...
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From far left: Kempis Songster, co-founder of The Redemption Project; Chantay Love, founder of Every Murder is Real (EMIR) Healing Center; and Ted Corbin, co-creator of Healing Hurt People at Drexel University.
Cherri Gregg | KYW Newsradio
Flashpoint
September 09, 2018 - 2:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about healing communities following trauma. Homicides are up about 6 percent in Philadelphia, and there have been more than 800 shootings citywide this year. But...
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Aretha Franklin
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
August 17, 2018 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 30 in her hometown of Detroit. The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul's family and friends. RELATED: A timeline of Aretha Franklin's...
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White House correspondents' dinner red carpet
CNN
August 16, 2018 - 10:30 am
(CNN) -- Here's a look at the life of the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin . Personal Birth date : March 25, 1942 Birth place : Memphis, Tennessee Birth name : Aretha Louise Franklin Father : Rev. C. L. (Clarence La Vaughn), minister and gospel singer Mother : Barbara (Siggers) Franklin, gospel...
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Pope Francis watches Aretha Franklin sing at the Festival of Families along Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY NETWORK
August 16, 2018 - 10:01 am
By Mesfin Fekadu and Hillel Italie, AP Entertainment Writers DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died...
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Queen Latifah performs at the 2018 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday, July 7, 2018, in New Orleans.
Donald Traill/Invision/AP
July 08, 2018 - 8:49 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Iconic females in the music industry shined at the Essence Festival, where Queen Latifah used her debut performance to celebrate "Ladies First" and her 30 years in the trenches. Latifah was one of the headliners on the festival's main stage Saturday and was joined — to the...
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