Jews, especially white Jews, need to recognize that this occasion wasn’t about them. This is about the right of Aretha Franklin’s family.
Farrakhan shared a stage with Bill Clinton and was warmly embraced by many in attendance.
“It’s not cool to be Jewish, or Negro, or Italian. It’s just cool to be alive, to be around. You don’t have to be Black to have soul.”
Jerry Wexler coined the term ‘rhythm and blues.’ Documentary ‘Muscle Shoals’ tells of the Jewish music mogul’s link to a smalltown Alabama studio that became a hitmaking machine.
Three of America’s leading stage performers - Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli and Aretha Franklin - paid tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at a memorial for the composer.