The Homegoing for Aretha Louise Franklin



Today is the Homegoing for Aretha Louise Franklin.

The Queen of Soul.

I hope that this works. This is the live stream. Sorry, if it doesn’t work.

https://livestream.com/accounts/16944724/events/8348306/player?width=640&height=360&enableInfoAndActivity=true&autoPlay=true&mute=false

Detroit is attempting to do justice for the Queen.

The Tribute so far for The Queen.

Aretha Franklin funeral in Detroit: What you need to know
4 days of events planned for Aretha Franklin in Detroit
By Ken Haddad
Posted: 1:34 PM, August 24, 2018
Updated: 1:34 PM, August 24, 2018

Here’s the plan for Aretha Franklin’s funeral in Detroit:
Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 28 and Aug. 29: Public visitations

Visitation: Franklin’s body will lie in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History. The viewing will be open to the public on both days.

The museum will open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on both days.

Where: 315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Local 4 will have live coverage of the visitation on Tuesday and Wednesday both on-air and on ClickOnDetroit.com. Jason Carr will provide live updates from the visitation on Tuesday.

 

Thursday, Aug. 30: Additional visitation, tribute concert

Third visitation day: The funeral home announced there will be an additional day of viewing Aug. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church. Where: 8430 Linwood St, Detroit, MI 48206

Tribute concert at Chene Park: A musical tribute for the late Aretha Franklin will be held Aug. 30 at Chene Park in Detroit, organizers announced. The event will be free, officials said. It is scheduled for the evening. Performers and details for ticketing are still being finalized.

Local 4 will air a special on Aretha Franklin Thursday night at 8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 31: Funeral service in Detroit

When: 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018
Where: Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI 48219

Who’s performing: An all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar and many more will perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral on Friday morning.

Also slated to perform are Ron Isley, Chaka Khan, Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Holliday and Aretha Franklin’s son, Edward Franklin.

Who’s speaking: Former President Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cicely Tyson will be among the speakers.

Franklin’s rep, Gwendolyn Quinn, says other speakers will include former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, music mogul Clive Davis, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Bishop T.D. Jakes.

Clinton and the Queen of Soul were longtime friends. She sang at both of his inaugurations. Robinson and Franklin grew up together in Detroit.

The service will reflect Franklin’s strong gospel roots. Among the gospel stars performing will be Marvin Sapp and Vanessa Bell Armstrong. The Aretha Franklin Choir and the Aretha Franklin Celebration Choir are also on the program.

Tickets: The event will be open to the public. Tickets are required for admission and will be available online through Ticketmaster beginning Monday at 10:00 a.m. Guests are allowed a maximum of two tickets. The tickets are free.

The Associated Press will livestream her invite-only funeral service Friday starting at 10 AM ET, with news outlets around the globe expected to pick up the coverage. BET said Thursday that it will have commercial-free live coverage of the funeral on TV and online, starting at 10 AM ET. ABC News Live, ABC News’ 24-hour news channel, also will have live coverage beginning at 10 AM. Bounce also will televise the service, and its Scripps sibling Brown Sugar will livestream it.

Local Detroit TV stations also will have live coverage, and national cable news outlets CNN, Fox News and MSNBC will air portions of the service from the Motor City’s Greater Grace Temple, the same church where Franklin sang at Rosa Parks’ funeral in 2005.

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  2. rikyrah says:

    The Most Unapologetically Black Moments At Aretha Franklin’s Funeral
    Posted 8 hours ago
    Written By NewsOne Staff

    Now that is what you call a homegoing. Aretha Franklin‘s funeral was yesterday at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple and for over 8 hours, the service took over the country. From television to social media, no matter who you were, you had to take a minute to sit down and take in the Queen of Soul’s final bow.

    The funeral included former President Bill Clinton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, Rev. Al Sharpton, Hillary Clinton, Clark Sisters, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Faith Hill, Shirley Caesar, Chaka Khan and more.

    There were several classic moments that let you Aretha Franklin truly, and unapologetically, never forgot her roots.

    Check out the Blackest moments from Aretha’s funeral below:

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  3. Ametia says:

    Rikyrah, thank you so much for this post and all the content. I’m in route back home in a few hours. Can’t wait to read through this tomorrow.

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    This was a glorious Homegoing.
    Thank you, Ms. Aretha Louise Franklin.

    For everything.

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    when the funeral started, I put a roast on in the slow cooker….
    it has less than an hour to go…LOL

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        Love’s in Need of Love Today
        Stevie Wonder

        Good morn or evening friends
        Here’s your friendly announcer
        I have serious news to pass on to everybody
        What I’m about to say
        Could mean the world’s disaster
        Could change your joy and laughter to tears and pain
        It’s that
        Love’s in need of love today
        Don’t delay
        Send yours in right away
        Hate’s goin’ round
        Breaking many hearts
        Stop it please
        Before it’s gone too far
        The force of evil plans
        To make you its possession
        And it will if we let it
        Destroy ev-er-y-body
        We all must take
        Precautionary measures
        If love and please you treasure
        Then you’ll hear me when I say
        Oh that
        Love’s in need of love today
        Don’t delay
        Send yours in right away
        Hate’s goin’ round
        Breaking many hearts
        Stop it please
        Before it’s gone too far
        Gone too far
        People you know that
        Love’s in need of love today
        Love’s in need of love today
        Don’t delay
        Don’t de-lay
        Send yours in right away
        Right a-way
        You know that hate’s
        Hate’s
        Hate’s goin’ round
        Hate’s goin’ round
        Breaking many hearts
        Break-ing hearts
        Stop stop it please
        Before it’s gone too far
        Gone too far
        It’s up to you cause
        Love’s in need of love today
        Love’s in need of love today
        Don’t delay
        Don’t de-lay
        Send yours in right away
        Right a-way
        You know that hate’s
        Hate’s
        Hate’s goin’ round
        Hate’s goin’ round
        Breaking hate’s tried to break my heart many times
        Break-ing hearts
        Don’t, you’ve got to stop it please
        Stop it please
        Before before before
        Gone too far
        Love’s in need of love today
        Love’s in need of love today
        Don’t delay
        Don’t de-lay
        Send yours in right away
        Right a-way
        You know that hate’s goin’ around
        Hate’s goin’
        Hate’s going around
        Hate’s going around
        Round break-ing hearts
        And it tried to break up many hearts
        You’ve got to I’ve got to They’ve got to
        Stop it please
        We’ve got to They’ve got to We’ve got to
        Stop it before it’s gone too far
        Too far
        Love’s love’s in need of love
        Love’s in need of love
        Did you ever think that love would be in need of love today
        To-day don’t
        Don’t delay
        De-lay
        Send yours in right away
        Right a-way
        Hate’s hate’s
        Hate’s goin’ round
        Bring it down a little love is very peaceful
        So bring it down a little
        Stop it please
        Gone too far
        Love’s in need
        Of love today
        Don’t delay
        Right away awaaaay
        Love’s in need
        Of love today
        Don’t delay
        Right away awaaaay
        Hate’s goin round
        Breaking hearts
        Well, please stop it
        Uw L-O-V-E love Oh, L-O-V-E love
        Love’s in need
        Of love today
        Don’t delay
        Right away
        Just give the world love

        Songwriters: Stevie Wonder

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    Stevie bringing the Holy Ghost with a harmonica!

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    BWA HA HA HA HA AH HA

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    when a preacher begins off singing…LOL

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    Jennifer Hudson and Amazing Grace :)

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    Mary, don’t you weep!!

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    Yolanda Adams!!

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    PRECIOUS LORD!!

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    FANTASIA….

    OUT HER SHOES!!

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    RON ISLEY SINGING HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW.

    I’m done.

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    LOL!

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    @qlynngreen
    2m2 minutes ago
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    The fact this minister said “RUTS” instead of “Roots” >> I love me an old school country preacher! #ArethaHomegoing

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    This outfit is perfection

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    @LoniLove
    37s38 seconds ago
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    Only Aretha could get Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton sitting with Louis Farrakhan #ArethaHomegoing

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    LOL

    I know that’s right.

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    HOW I GOT OVER!!

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    Come with it, Pastor!!

    TELL IT, Ms. Ceasar!!!

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    35s35 seconds ago
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    We still gotta get through Fantasia, Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Hudson, Shirley Caesar, Chaka Khan, and Jennifer Holliday. #ArethaHomegoing

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    She was always OURS.
    – Eric Holder

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    We can go from throw down gospel to Ave Maria…yes, that’s how we roll.

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  132. The QUEEN is celebrated today! 🙌🏽

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  136. Rikyrah, you always bring it. Thank you so much!

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  141. nedhamson says:

    The voice of all the generations that heard her and many, many to come because she is real.

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  142. Dallas Newton says:

    Your singing is so needed in today’s musical world. But it was time for you to be free. I’ll miss you in the world Aretha. I feel like I’m losing an old friend. Thanks for coming.

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  144. Ametia says:

    All HAIL the Queen.👸

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