My Conversation With Meredith Ochs, Author of Aretha: The Queen of Soul—A Life in Photographs

Click Here To Listen Meredith Ochs This beautifully illustrated unofficial retrospective celebrates the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, and reflects on her life, music, and legacy. Aretha Franklin’s voice was legendary, unforgettable: deeply rooted in gospel, yet versatile enough to brilliantly interpret R&B, rock, soul, pop, and jazz standards, it fueled a six-decade career. Her vocal wallop was a mix of preaching, rebuke, and elation. From the languorous “I Never Loved a Man (the Way That I Love You),” to the funky “Chain of Fools,” to the fiercely feminist “Think,” to the definitive, demanding version of Otis Redding’s “Respect,” Franklin’s songs played out against the tumultuous sociopolitical backdrop of the late ’60s like a soundtrack [...]

Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Support Combined Federal Campaign; Give Now! On DrAlvin.Com

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Real Talk With Dr. Valencia Campbell: Howard University Medicine On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Dr Valencia Campbell-Howard University Medicine MAYOR MURIEL BOWSER Email: eom@dc.gov (202) 727-2643 CHAIRMAN PHIL MENDELSON Email: pmendelson@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8032 COUNCILMEMBER ANITA D. BONDS (AT LARGE) Email: abonds@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8064 COUNCILMEMBER DAVID GROSSO (AT LARGE) Email: dgrosso@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8105 COUNCILMEMBER ELISSA SILVERMAN (AT LARGE) Email: esilverman@dccouncil.us (202) 724-7772 COUNCILMEMBER ROBERT WHITE, JR. (AT LARGE) Email: rwhite@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8174 COUNCILMEMBER BRIANNE NADEAU (WARD 1) Email: bnadeau@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8181 COUNCILMEMBER JACK EVANS (WARD 2) Email: jackevans@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8058 COUNCILMEMBER MARY M. CHEH (WARD 3) Email: mcheh@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8062 COUNCILMEMBER BRANDON T. TODD (WARD 4) Email: btodd@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8052 COUNCILMEMBER KENYAN MCDUFFIE (WARD 5) Email: kmcduffie@dccouncil.us (202) 724-8028 COUNCILMEMBER CHARLES ALLEN (WARD 6) Email: callen@dccouncil.us [...]

My Conversation With Kimberla Lawson Roby, Author Of Better Late Than Never

Click Here To Listen Kimberla Lawson Roby-Better Late Than Never In this stunning conclusion to the bestselling Reverend Curtis Black series, Curtis's secret past returns in an unwelcome--but ultimately healing--visit. Rev. Curtis Black is no stranger to scandal. Throughout the decades, he has done much in the public eye, both good and evil. But what most people don't realize is that Curtis has been hiding a horrific childhood that has affected him in countless, unspeakable ways. His buried past resurfaces when his estranged sister becomes alarmingly ill and his youngest child, twelve-year-old Curtina, becomes the kind of problem daughter whom he never imagined she could be. This is only the beginning. The horror of Curtis's [...]