There is so much going on in this piece. First of all, when you talk about Aretha and comparing her to your grandmother and her contributions to the Black community in FL… I know you feel the same way about the Queen’s passing as a family member’s passing. She was a family. She is a quickly dying breed of Black women of the likes we will never see again. Our Queen was class. She was power. She was our strength as Black folks endured inequality and oppression. She represented faith. She was our mothers and grandmothers.

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