Society & Culture
Leid Stories—A Regrettable Slight In Detroit. Church Politics?; Eat Up, Drink Up, Jump Up, Go Home. Repeat Next Year—09.04.18
Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan was among many dignitaries and notables attending "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin's homegoing in Detroit last Friday.
He was seated in the front row, along with former President Bill Clinton and civil-rights leaders the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who delivered their panegyrics. But Farrakhan didn't speak. Why not, asks Leid Stories.
For yet another year, more than a million people showed up on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn on Labor Day to have a good time celebrating Caribbean culture and heritage. For yet another year organizers of the West Indian Carnival would like revelers to eat up, drink up, jump up and go home. No politics.
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