funeral friday

SOFIA, Bulgaria | Funeral held for slain Bulgarian journalist Marinova

SOFIA, Bulgaria — Hundreds of relatives, friends and colleagues of slain Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova said their goodbyes at a funeral Friday in her hometown, just after German police announced that a suspect has acknowledged attacking her. People queued at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in the northern border town of Ruse to pay tribute and … Continue reading SOFIA, Bulgaria | Funeral held for slain Bulgarian journalist Marinova

ATLANTA | Aretha Franklin funeral eulogy slammed; pastor stands firm

ATLANTA  — A fiery, old-school pastor who is under fire for saying black America is losing “its soul” at Aretha Franklin’s funeral stands firm by his words with the hope critics can understand his perspective. Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday he felt his sermon was appropriate at … Continue reading ATLANTA | Aretha Franklin funeral eulogy slammed; pastor stands firm

DETROIT | Calls for respect for black America at Franklin funeral

DETROIT — As Aretha Franklin was remembered at her funeral Friday as a proud black woman who also used her magnificent voice to stand up for the black community she loved, several speakers used the moment to continue to demand respect for black America. Amid the gospel, personal reflections and grief were calls to register … Continue reading DETROIT | Calls for respect for black America at Franklin funeral

NEW YORK | Ariana Grande will perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral

NEW YORK — Ariana Grande will be among the performers who will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin at her funeral Friday. Grande will be among entertainers Steve Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar, Chaka Khan and more. Franklin’s rep, Gwendolyn Quinn, says Franklin met Grande when the two performed at the White House … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ariana Grande will perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral