NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Civil rights leader and activist the Rev. Al Sharpton and Georgetown University professor and author Michael Eric Dyson are speaking at graduation ceremonies at Tennessee...
Aretha Franklin’s ‘homegoing’ celebrates black culture
DETROIT (AP) — Like the Queen of Soul herself, the week of mourning for Aretha Franklin has been an open celebration of black culture, from the emotional send-off by a historic black sorority to the very venues where her public viewings were held.
Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson to speak at Franklin funeral
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson will be among the speakers at Aretha Franklin's funeral next week.
Kindred The Family Soul hosted Todd Speech, David Banner and Michael Eric Dyson for conversation about music at its Music, Rhythm & Genius program on Monday. The event was a part of Kindred’s weekly series Kindred Presents.
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO says academic Michael Eric Dyson will be filling this week's guest slot after Sen. Al Franken bowed out of "Real Time with Bill Maher" in the wake of Maher's use of a racial slur last week.
Maher was roundly criticized for using the N-word in a joking reference to himself as a house slave. Although he later apologized, Franken called his remark "inappropriate and offensive."
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Many people who attend the annual Essence Festival in New Orleans do so without ever setting foot in the Superdome, where nightly, ticketed concerts are held as part of the experience.
Instead, they attend the free daytime programs held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.