Category: Op-Ed

Aretha Franklin — The Undisputed

Friday, August 31, 2018 || By Dr. Rhonda Sherrod || OPINION || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Aretha Franklin performs live. | BBC 

Cerebral.  Spiritual.  Surreal. Rapturous.  It was all that. It happened more than 25 years ago, and I am still at a loss to fully understand it — to comprehend it in all its majesty. I’m still slightly uncertain I had such a magical experience; was it my imagination? One more time, in Aretha Franklin’s honor, I will struggle to describe it.

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As The Spirit Moved Aretha

Monday, August 20, 2018 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews 

Featured: Aretha Franklin, who died on Aug. 16 at 76. | Billboard Magazine  

In 1958, Ralph Ellison wrote that there are “certain women singers who possess, beyond all the boundaries of our admiration for their art, an uncanny power to evoke our love.”

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Letters: Proviso Youth Go To Washington D.C., Return With Solutions

Sunday, May 13, 2018 || LETTERS || @maywoodnews 

In March, the Maywood Youth Delegation made their way to the National League of Cities Conference in Washington D.C. to continue the ongoing search for resources for the village and aspiring our young politicians to be the voices of the people.

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