Rev. Al Sharpton’s fiery speech at Friday’s homegoing ceremony for Aretha Franklin in Detroit was an unquestionable highlight from the star-studded, multi-hour event. Sharpton spoke passionately about Franklin’s contributions to society, and black culture in particular:
Aretha Franklin fans corralled in Detroit on Tuesday to respectfully bow down to the Queen of Soul during the first day of public visitation at the Charles H. Wright Museum. In true Aretha fashion, the proceedings have gone down in style.
Today, people of all walks, but more importantly, celebrities gathered at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan's Upper East Side to attend Joan Rivers' memorial service, while about 500 spectators and 100 media looked on from the streets outside.
A New Orleans woman had a very nontraditional funeral this week. Instead of lying in a casket she was up, sitting, and holding a menthol cigarette.
Cohabiting with someone for 51-years is usually pretty good grounds to be able to identify that person's dead body, but apparently that wasn't a reasonable enough qualification for the Simpson Family Mortuary of Inglewood, California, a business that, upon being informed by 73-year-old Evan Davidson that the woman…
The body of Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who apparently killed herself over a prank phone call from two hapless Australian DJs looking to get details about Kate Middleton's pregnancy, is being escorted from the UK to Mangalore, India today by Saldanha's husband and two children. According to the BBC, the burial will…
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has granted permission for Caroline Monet, the pregnant girlfriend of a French paratrooper killed by Mohamed Merah, to marry her boyfriend posthumously, authority that the president can wield in certain cases of especial poignancy.
Today in religious people who act like dicks and say they have to do it because of their religion: a priest in Gaithersburg, Maryland denied a gay woman communion at her own mother's funeral, and then walked out of the church as she was delivering the eulogy.
The remains of a 95-year-old woman named Anne Bunch were found in a Florida storage unit nearly 17 years after she died in 1994. Her daughter, Bobbie Barnett Hancock, — described as a "hoarder" by her ex-husband — kept her mother's remains in storage until she could no longer afford the unit and had to sell it and its…
Considering they belong to a movement whose leaders have spent years hurling epithets at pro-choicers and according respect to those who advocate and excuse murder, it's funny how whiny anti-abortion activists sound in the wake of the Tiller assassination.