via CNN: A year after a rare form of cancer ended the life of legendary singer Aretha Franklin, her memory is inspiring more funding to try to find a cure. The Aretha Franklin Fund for Neuroendocrine Cancer Research has been launched by the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation (NETRF) in Boston, the Detroit Free Press reported. Franklin died on […]

Aretha Franklin remembers the first time she met Muhammad Ali, before he was famous. She was preparing for a concert in Los Angeles, and she recalled a man yelling, “I’m the Greatest, I’m the Greatest!” “I was saying, ‘Who is he? Who is this guy?’” she recalled in an interview with The Associated Press on […]

      How many of you grew up in the church?  You may ask, “What’s growing up in the church?”  Well, the only way that I can describe it is from my own experience.  Between the ages of birth to 17 or 18, you had to go to church if your parents or the […]

Rocket Fizz is a new, refreshingly retro candy store that just opened in the 5th Street Arcades in downtown Cleveland. You’ll find pop rocks, candy buttons, taffy and candy cigarettes among thousands of other sweets and treats. “Candy cigarettes — people haven’t seen these in years. We have the candy ones and the bubble gum ones,” […]

  It is the classic image of the child waiting for the parent that never comes, which perfectly captures the painful reality of Kirk Franklin’s childhood. In his latest blog post, the gospel singer, who was abandoned by his mother as a child, revealed what he calls “one of my most painful memories as a […]

  In less than two weeks, the Euclid Beach Park carousel will be open for business once again. The final stages of the restoration of the iconic Cleveland landmark began this week at the Carousel Pavilion at the Western Reserve Historical Society. Workers from Carousel Works, the Mansfield company who restored the ride, are hard […]

It can be great reminiscing on the good times, but we can’t forget the bad as we take that walk down memory lane. Listen to…

Religious leaders often try to capture the spirit of the holiday season with the gifts they give for Christmas or Hanukkah. USA TODAY’s Nanci Hellmich asked several well-known leaders about what they like to give and receive. Here are some of their responses: Richard Stearns: President of World Vision, a Christian relief, development and advocacy […]

Glenn Beck talked about his childhood and cried about his parents and his mother’s apparent suicide in an interview with Kathie Lee Gifford that aired on Wednesday’s “Today” show. Beck opened up about his new book, “The Snow Angel.” Though the book is a work of fiction, Beck drew from childhood events as inspiration. Beck […]

We have lost a legend. Gospel great Bishop Walter L. Hawkins went home to be with the Lord after a 2 year battle with pancreatic cancer...

We have lost a legend. Gospel great Bishop Walter L. Hawkins went home to be with the Lord after a 2 year battle with pancreatic cancer...