The Download | August 16th: Aretha Franklin passes away + ILhan Omar takes another win + Former Texas police, Roy Oliver, on Trial

Today we lost an icon in the music industry.

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has passed away at 76 due to pancreatic cancer. She spent her last moments surrounded by friends and family in Detroit. Franklin got her start in the church with songs like “Respect,” which became an anthem for the civil rights movement and changed the music game forever.

Franklin advocated for the release of Black Panther, Angela Davis, offering to post her bail. She was also a voice for women’s rights....

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