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Pastor Shirley Caesar sits down with Jerry Smith in celebration of her “35th +” birthday. She recalls her friendship with the late Aretha Franklin and how they came together to be on an exclusive hit called “FRIENDS” created before the home-going of the Queen Of Soul.This project was originally set to have the late Ray Charles that […]

  Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans were featured in a powerful medley of the Aretha’s gospel hits during the 2018 Americann Music Awards. The tribute came together under the direction of musical director Ricky Minor. It was truly an unforgettable performance befitting the Queen of Soul. source:

Thanks to Youtube user named Darcell Bios, the Queen of Soul is hilariously shether[ing] the heck out of these girls!

The Queen Of Soul's last album will feature Stevie Wonder.


Join Roland Martin for six hours of live election night coverage tonight starting at 7PM/6c on TV One.

Black Music Month originated in 1979. Jimmy Carter proclaimed the month of June as Black Music Month to celebrate the wonderful music, the  achievements, births, important timelines, events and to remember those we lost.

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Roland Martin recently spoke with Aretha Franklin about the life and legacy of the late, great Muhammad Ali.

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Martin spoke with Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin about the impact of losing one of music's most beloved voices during Monday's edition of NewsOne Now.

This week’s airing of the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors showed President Obama in a whole new light after a show-stopping performance from the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. The legendary singer brought the house down during her tribute to singer/songwriter Carole King in Washington D.C. The December 6th show aired Tuesday evening and honored King, Star Wars creator George Lucas, […]