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Where to see Aretha Franklin’s past and 9 other places to explore Detroit’s Black history

Before she was the Queen of Soul and a social justice crusader, Aretha Franklin was the songbird of New Bethel Baptist Church, located in Detroit’s 12th Street neighborhood.

“She was a very quiet kid, and she always liked to sing,” says Fannie Tyler, who worked as personal secretary for Aretha’s father, the Reverend C.L. Franklin, and as Aretha’s secretary coordinator for her gospel program.

“She grew up with Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. They were young kids together, Smokey, Levi Stubbs, Mary Wilson, and Jackie Wilson,” Tyler continues. Franklin’s father would invite gospel legends including Mahalia Jackson, Clara

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View: Kamala Harris’ multicultural history will make me sense witnessed

My reminiscences of Christmas Eve meal in Monterrey, Mexico, don’t involve the usual rectangular Styrofoam plate topped with tamales, rice and beans. It is the significant bag of dried shiitake mushrooms my Uncle Henry made use of to bring from Mexico Town that sat in the kitchen area even though my Tía Ana boiled the noodles for the chow mein.

Just like Kamala Harris, my mother is multiracial. Harris is South Asian and Black, and my mom is Chinese and Mexican. I, nonetheless, am a triple menace. Mexican, Chinese and Spanish my father is from Barcelona. I’ve answered the issue

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The Knappton Challenge: Believing in an invisible town | History

Did you ever turn off the Astoria-Megler bridge and head east on State Route 401 toward Naselle, skirting the river… and in a forest wilderness, suddenly have your heart broken by a vast range of ungirded pilings in a glassy bay of mythic beauty?

You weren’t the first. Hearts broke in 1941, when the sawmill that created Knappton burned out of existence, uncreating a unique community that could so completely disappear in the 79 intervening years, because it was made of the stuff it sent over the world.

Wood.

The exuberant forestation of the north-bank hills drew developer Jabez Knapp’s

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Strictly’s HRVY makes show history but fans are distracted by ‘bulging’ trousers

HRVY set social media alright on Saturday after taking to the dance floor on Strictly Come Dancing.

The YouTube sensation, 21, showed off his dancing skills with an upbeat performance, which featured multiple lifts of his dancing partner Janette Manrara.

Impressing the judges, HRVY pulled off a first in Strictly history by bagging himself three 10s and a perfect score.

It is the first time in the BBC One show’s history that a contestant has got a full house from the judges in week six.

Beaming, co-host Claudia Winkleman said: “I have to tell you there has never been a

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