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Aretha Franklin Laid To Rest In Epic, Hours Long Funeral

 

 

DETROIT (AP) — Former presidents and preachers joined a parade of pop stars Friday in a singing, hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to Aretha Franklin, remembering the Queen of Soul as a powerful force for musical and political change and a steadfast friend.

In a send-off both grand and personal, an all-star lineup of mourners filled the same Detroit church that hosted Rosa Parks’ funeral and offered prayers, songs and dozens of tributes. Guests included former President Bill Clinton, former first lady Hillary Clinton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson.

Robinson, the Motown great, remembered first hearing Franklin play piano when he was just 8 and remained close to her for the rest of her life, talking for hours at a time. “You’re so special,” he said, before crooning a few lines from his song “Really Gonna Miss You,” with the line “really gonna be different without you.”

Bill Clinton described himself as an Aretha Franklin “groupie” whom he had loved since college days. He traced her life’s journey, praising her as someone who “lived with courage, not without fear, but overcoming her fears.”

He remembered attending her last public performance, at Elton John’s AIDS Foundation benefit in November in New York. She looked “desperately ill” but managed to greet him by standing and saying, “How you doin,’ baby?”

Clinton ended by noting that her career spanned from vinyl records to cellphones. He held the microphone near his iPhone and played a snippet of Franklin’s classic “Think,” the audience clapping along.

“It’s the key to freedom!” Clinton said.

Expected to last several hours, the service encompassed many elements, emotions and grand entrances that were hallmarks of her more than six decades on sacred and secular stages.

Ariana Grande sang one of the Queen’s biggest hits, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” and Faith Hill performed “What a Friend We Have In Jesus.” The Aretha Franklin Orchestra performed a medley featuring “I Say a Little Prayer,” ”Angel” and other songs she was known for, along with such gospel numbers as “I Love the Lord” and “Walk in the Light.”

Barbara Sampson read a statement from former President George W. Bush, saying that Franklin would continue to inspire future generations. The Rev. Al Sharpton read a statement from former President Barack Obama, who wrote that Franklin’s “work reflected the very best of the American story.”

Sharpton received loud cheers when he criticized President Donald Trump for saying that the singer “worked for” him as he responded to her death. “She performed for you,” Sharpton said of Franklin, who had sung at Trump-owned venues. “She worked for us.”

“She gave us pride. She gave us a regal bar to reach. She represented the best in our community,” Sharpton said.

Many noted her longtime commitment to civil rights and lasting concern for the poor. Her friend Greg Mathis, the award-winning reality show host and retired Michigan judge, recalled his last conversation with her. They talked about the tainted water supply in Flint. “You go up there and sock it to ’em,” she urged Mathis, paraphrasing the “sock it to me” refrain from “Respect.”

Franklin died Aug. 16 at age 76.

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Rest in Power: Paying Respect to Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul

“Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is dead.”

That line plays in my mind like a badly scratched record, hiccupping at one point—is dead, is dead, is dead repeating itself over and over again.

Aretha Franklin performing in the East Room of the White House in 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Aretha’s death marks the passing of a generation of Boomers who grew up singing “Respect”—a song that celebrated women’s independence and became the secular theme song for the Civil Rights Movement—and crying to “Natural Woman,” “Never Loved a Man” and “Until You Come Back to Me.”

But even in the age of Beyoncé and Nikki Minaj, Aretha didn’t disappoint. Her lyrics and melodies were a respite from run-on sentences that didn’t rhyme or words with no cadence or imagery. Aretha reclaimed me with “Forgive but Can’t Forget” and “Wonderful.”

No more nostalgia. If Aretha can die, so can we. Facing mortality is something else. As long as Aretha was alive and crooning, I could ride the rhythms of her lyrics through memory lane, and let them take me back to places of hallway grinds and sweet young boy kisses, men who didn’t do right—people, places, spaces that tried to disrespect me. For every event or encounter, there was an Aretha song.

She was my—our—“Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

Seeing Aretha waste away was the first sign that all was not well with the Queen. She’d battled obesity for decades, along with smoking, and later complications from her illness reduced her to just a wisp of herself. Still, she garnered our “Respect.” Regardless of size, Aretha’s voice never faltered, and never failed her or us.

“[Aretha] was like a muse whose songs whispered the strength to continue on,” Rep. John Lewis, an iconic civil rights activist, wrote upon hearing of her death. “Her music gave us a greater sense of determination to never give up or give in, and to keep the faith.”

And now she’s gone.

“The Weight” is upon us. Yes, we have all the songs she wrote and sang—thank God. And all the albums she recorded—hallelujah. And anyone in hearing distance of my house or car is gonna have to suck it up and listen to my Aretha marathon: “Don’t Play that Song Again,” “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man,” especially “Respect” and so many more.

For now, just can’t get that scratch out of my head: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, is dead, is dead, is dead…

Gone? Yes. Forgotten? Never.

This piece originally appeared at Insight News. It was republished with author permission.

Irma McClaurin, PhD, is an anthropologist, consultant and freelance writer living in Raleigh, N.C. She is co-chair of the upcoming Seneca Falls Revisited: Women’s Equality Weekend, a prize-winning columnist and former Culture and Education editor for Insight News.

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Did Opium Make Coleridge Forget the Rest of ‘Kubla Khan’?

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It’s a trope that’s as old as the written word: the brilliant artist whose creative genius is intricately tied to substance abuse—or so the genius usually believes. For Hemingway, it was alcohol; for Ken Kesey, LSD; and for Hunter S. Thompson, it was cocaine, acid, alcohol, and much more besides.

For Samuel Taylor Coleridge at the turn of the 19th century, the drug of choice was opium. Coleridge’s addiction wasn’t initially recreational—he became hooked as a young man after taking laudanum, a form of the drug considered medicinal during his time.

Regardless of the catalyst, the poet initially embraced the creative inspiration that came from his opium-induced dreams. And, in at least one instance, he was quick to give opium the credit—and blame—for the fact that one of his most famous poems, “Kubla Khan; or, a Vision in a Dream,” was just a fragment of the masterpiece that he thought it should have been.

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Rest in Power: Rep. Louise Slaughter Was a Trailblazer and a Fierce Feminist

In 1991, Rep. Louise Slaughter marched to the Senate alongside six other female members of Congress to demand a delay in Clarence Thomas’ confirmation to the Supreme Court in response to Anita Hill’s testimony. In 1994, she co-authored the Violence Against Women Act, and she continued to fight against sexual assault in all fields—authoring several amendments over the years to the annual National Defense Authorization Act to address what she called a “destructive culture of sexual violence.” In 2010, she led the push to pass the Affordable Care Act—defying numerous death threats in the process. And just last September, Slaughter sponsored the Patsy T. Mink Gender Equity in Education Act of 2017, which would work to fully implement gender equality through Title IX in schools of all levels, in the House.

On March 16, Slaughter died at 88 years old in Washington, D.C. In her 16th term, she was the oldest sitting member of the House of Representatives.

“I am devastated over the loss of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, an incredible feminist leader and a dear friend,” Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal said on Twitter. “I have worked with Congresswoman Slaughter for decades furthering the rights of women. She ran for the New York State Assembly, and later the U.S. Congress, to fight for women’s reproductive rights. As co-chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus, she worked tirelessly to defend and advance a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions. Louise was always proud to represent Rochester, the home of Susan B. Anthony. When she became the first women chair of the House Rules Committee, she hung Anthony’s photograph in front of her on the committee room wall, the only woman pictured among a sea of men. Today, appropriately, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter’s portrait hangs in the committee room, reminding everyone of her legacy. I will miss her greatly.”

In the early 1950s, Slaughter graduated from her home state’s University of Kentucky with a degree in microbiology and a master’s in public health—despite neither fields being very welcoming to women. Afterward, Slaughter moved to New York found herself increasingly active in local government after she fought to preserve a beech-maple forest in the Rochester area in the 1970s. In 1982, she successfully won a spot in the New York State Assembly. Four years later, she was elected to the House of Representatives—and became the first and only microbiologist in the chamber.

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Even though she was initially just one of 29 women in the House, Slaughter did not shy away from speaking up—and claiming seats at the table. She gained a reputation for her thick Southern accent and blunt manner of speaking, and she stuck to her values, even when that meant breaking with party lines. Honored by her opportunity to represent Susan B. Anthony’s district in the state of New York, Slaughter once hung a photo of the iconic suffrage leader among the all-male portraits in the chambers of the Rules Committee, a powerful force in Congress which she was the first woman to lead as Chair. Having once denounced the “men in blue suits” debating abortion, she also went on during her tenure to found the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus.

Through her charisma and persistence, Slaughter inspired many female leaders, both in and out of government, and her death has sent shock waves throughout the country. Smeal described her as “one of the most powerful women to have ever served in the House of Representatives.”

“Louise was a trailblazer,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. “Her strong example inspired countless young women to know their power.”

Maura Turcotte is an editorial intern at Ms.

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Free the Clutter, the Rest Will Follow

A few months after Gretchen Gavacs-Squier quit her job, she began de-cluttering her house. She finds herself doing major purges every six months or so, when she gets overwhelmed with papers and her kids’ things. “After purging, it’s like a weight has been lifted!” she says. “It’s liberating!”

Clearly, cluttered environments can affect physical and emotional health. How, and what are some practical steps to reduce clutter?

A common problem

A Storage & Moving Study by Wakefield Research for SpareFoot – a marketplace for storage – found that more than half of Americans describe their home as cluttered. Guilt is a major factor, as 91 percent of Americans have kept an item because they feel bad getting rid of it. Top items include gifts, a family heirloom, rarely worn clothing, and greeting cards.

It’s not just a space issue, as we spend time looking for misplaced items. The September 2016 issue of Redbook polled 1,000 women about organization. Eight out of 10 consider themselves to be organized; yet 72 percent still spend at least five minutes – and some up to 20 – looking for misplaced items daily. Hmm.

Eight out of 10 consider themselves to be organized; yet 72 percent still spend at least five minutes – and some up to 20 – looking for misplaced items daily. Hmm.

Financial costs are also incurred, as being disorganized can cause bills to be late (this happens to 45 percent of women in Redbook’s poll) and appointments and meetings to be missed. Clutter affects relationships, and sometimes it’s caused by these relationships. The SpareFoot study found, for example, that 56 percent of men in a relationship said they frequently stop their significant other from throwing out an item they want to keep.

How can clutter affect health?

Looking for things all the time and often feeling crunched for time in doing so can cause stress, says Dr. Susan Bartell. The psychologist focuses on all aspects of life-balance and also consulted on the SpareFoot study. Clutter can be emotionally draining for some people, she says, who can feel overwhelmed by the piles and how daunting it is to try and clean up. For others, however, clutter can be comforting and the idea of getting rid of things can actually cause more stress.”

Clutter can be emotionally draining for some people, she says, who can feel overwhelmed by the piles and how daunting it is to try and clean up. For others, however, clutter can be comforting and the idea of getting rid of things can actually cause more stress.

“Clutter can actually erode your self-esteem and body image if we hold onto clothing that is too small for us,” says Dr. Bartell. “It’s never incentivizing, only demoralizing.

The SpareFoot study found that in addition to guilt, 51 percent of people keep items for sentimental reasons. Keeping things you don’t need or use causes stress and anxiety, making it difficult to have the emotional resources to make healthy choices, says Dr. Bartell.

Other research on clutter has found that a cluttered kitchen leads to overeating, clutter can make it hard to focus, giving up one’s stuff can actually feel like pain to your brain, and clutter not only causes stress but reduces creativity. Whew.

Women and clutter

Dr. Bartell feels that clutter isn’t a gender issue but rather depends on personality and how one was raised. If you grew up with a lot of clutter, you might find it comforting, or maybe you hated it and now strive for the opposite. Learning disabilities, depression, and anxiety can also interfere with someone’s ability to successfully manage clutter.

Leslie Gail, M. Ed., owner of Declare Order Professional Organizing and Professional Development Director for NAPO-Chicago, says both women and men are pretty equal when it comes to clutter. “Husbands and wives ‘throw each other under the bus’ at a pretty equal rate,” she says, with 90 percent of Americans in a relationship admitting that if they knew there wouldn’t be consequences, they’d get rid of some of their significant other’s possessions.

Women make more connections, see more categories, and involve more sensory information. As a result, their organizational systems become more complex.

In Gail’s experience, husbands are more likely to go through and throw things away (or threaten to) as a way of “dealing” with their wives’ clutter, while wives are more likely to come up with systems, which they then try to encourage their husbands to follow. “What both are really doing is imposing their way of processing and organizing on their spouses, rather than finding a compromise,” Gail says.

This is because men are more likely to single focus, so they organize the same way, by keeping surfaces clear or making piles, Gail says, without much in between. Women make more connections, see more categories, and involve more sensory information. As a result, their organizational systems become more complex.

Practical tips to reduce clutter

The most practical thing women can do to reduce clutter is to consider how it’s getting there in the first place, says Gail. Is it due to delayed decisions, guilt, or not having the time and energy to keep up?

At home, stuff tends to pile up because more is purchased than people have the time or energy to deal with once it comes through the door, says Gail, who has some tips for the home environment:

  • Spend a few minutes reorganizing the refrigerator and pantry shelves BEFORE grocery shopping to get a better idea of what’s on hand, resulting in less waste and more conscious shopping habits.
  • Ask how your clothes got there; are they all the right size? Is guilt piling up about expensive items not being worn? Were items purchased in haste that don’t really fit properly?
  • As with food, keep closets and drawers organized by type, with clothes in the proper sizes stored front and center to be more aware of what’s on hand, resulting in fewer impulse purchases and clothing that’s easier to locate and care for.

Thoughtful use of storage is also important, Gail adds.

At work, clutter comes in the form of email overload, scattered or piled paper, and hectic schedules, says Gail, who has tips for the work environment:

  • Don’t look at your email until there’s adequate time to respond; constant dipping into email or receiving push notifications creates distractions and reduces focus.
  • Use analog rather than digital time – it’s the most practical way to organize a hectic schedule. Digital time is more precise whereas analog timekeeping allows for a greater awareness of time and lessens stress. Allowing space in a workday schedule for time to be more fluid is a way to be more realistic about how much work gets accomplished.

If all this is overwhelming, just start small. Figure out what items you really need right now and do just one box a day or week, suggests Dr. Bartell. Getting clutter out of your house is the best option if you can’t part with stuff. Look for a storage unit or at least place items in a garage, basement or attic that’s away from your every day flow, she advises.

Gavacs-Squier heeds the advice of a friend who told her, “If you haven’t used it in the past two years, throw it away.” Knowing everything is in order has improved her healthy journey; now not only is her house better organized, but now she has no excuse to avoid exercise.

De-cluttering pays dividends all around. “Clutter feels chaotic and makes me anxious,” says Gavacs-Squier. “When everything is in its place, there’s a sense of peace.”

 

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The source says Savchenko can’t imagine not performing Monday, but it will have to be a game-day decision. The pro dancer almost had to sit out of a live performance earlier in November after suffering a knee injury.

Dancing with the Stars finale week kicks off Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.


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Jimmy Fallon Is Thankful For George R.R. Martin’s New HBO Series, Just Like The Rest Of Us

Jimmy Fallon has added George R.R. Martin to his list of things to be thankful for.

In his “Thank You Notes” segment Friday night, the comedian thanked the Game of Thrones author for developing his new HBO series, “Captain Cosmos.” Viewers at home are also pretty psyched for the series, but Fallon’s reasoning is a little bit different.

“Thank you, George R.R. Martin, for developing a new HBO series called ‘Captain Cosmos,'” Fallon said in the segment. “Which incidentally is also my nickname when I go out for drinks with the gals.”

Fallon also expressed his thanks for Tax Day, the U.S. Postal Service and Washington, D.C.

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The 10 Amazing Things to Do, Eat or Shop to Get Through the Rest Of Winter

The holiday season is coming to its final weeks and this means one and only one thing: The long winter ahead of us, which for much of the country will stretch well into March, April and in some cases, even May. While it may not be another polar vortex, or other wicked winter weather year, that doesn’t mean that month of gray skies, dry air and chilly cold temperatures doesn’t take a toll. By the time early 2015 rolls around, many of us are more than ready for the warmer months again.

But though it’s not always possible to escape the winter season — even a getaway somewhere warm in the midst doesn’t chase it entirely away — there are some great ways to brighten up the dark days and cold nights of this time of the year.

Once the holidays are put to bed and you’ve started taking down the decorations, consider doing a mini-update to your space. It doesn’t have to be a huge overhaul or undertaking of giant proportions. Even just rearranging a few things can make your environment feel fresh and new. It’s a great time to leverage accent items and little details to punch things up. A cozy throw or new coffee table book can do the trick. West Elm’s Ivory Knitted Sequins throw (available in stores and online) weaves shimmery silver sequins into a thick knit that puts an instant bright spot to wherever it lands. Park a new ottoman in any room — especially in a bright color — for a pick-me-up addition. Online retailer Serena & Lily has a good mix for any taste, style or budget.

Of course it’s the little things that are everything to the environment, so even just a pretty candle in a fresh scent can make a difference in taking the winter month’s up a notch. LoveSpoon’s an editor favorite for its soy candles in amazing fragrances. Go with a sweet floral like rose for a soft vibe, or grab the cotton scent for a fresh experience.

Beauty items can also play a huge part during the winter months. You should already have a really good moisturizer for the body, particularly if you’re in cold, dry temperatures this time of year. But a great body scrub in a decadent scent or a fabulous body oil for the bath are also must-haves. Believe it or not, Whole Foods can be an amazing source for these types of items and often the products are natural, organic, cruelty-free, etc.

Food never fails to warm the heart and home, especially when it comes to home cooking. But you can cheat a little with pre-made items without skimping on that homemade experience. Trader Joe’s is an ace for this type of stuff — the mini frozen tacos in any combination are delicious. For more of an upgrade to a truly fresh made meal, keeping things healthy and whole is easier than ever. A big trend at the moment is to do interesting and unexpected things with items like rice and quinoa — adding brown sugar, fresh fruits and other unique items and recipe treats. There are so many great startup, boutique and incredible new food companies on the market — Mighty Rice, Justin’s nut butters, Fork In The Road meats, etc. It’s easier than ever to experiment.

To see more lifestyle tips, ideas and cool home, beauty, style and food products, check out this month’s edition of Condiment.
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