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Black Funeral Directors Say Mississippi County Sends Most Bodies To White Funeral Homes

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The African-American owners of six funeral homes in Harrison County, Mississippi, filed a lawsuit this week against the coroner and oth...

Arizona Pretends to Reduce But Instead Significantly Raises Barriers to Entry for Cremationists

Tanya D. Marsh | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Tanya D. Marsh

Critics across the ideological spectrum argue that occupational licensing regimes do little to protect consumers from incompetent practitioners and instead raise costs for consumers by stifling competition and imposing barriers to entry.

10 Reasons I'm a Funeral Director

Caleb Wilde | Posted 05.06.2014 | Religion
Caleb Wilde

Perhaps there's no greater freedom than to live life with a healthy relationship with death. That healthy relationship allows you embracing each moment, realizing that we are not promised tomorrow. This good relationship with death has been given to me by the funeral profession.

10 Thoughts in Defense of Funeral Selfies -- From a Funeral Director

Caleb Wilde | Posted 04.29.2014 | Technology
Caleb Wilde

Even as a funeral director, I myself once felt uncomfortable with the idea of deathbed/funeral selfies. But as I've seen more and more people take these photos, I've slowly become more open.

WATCH: Documentary Explores African-American Funeral Traditions

Posted 04.24.2013 | Black Voices

In Harlem, 62-year-old Isaiah Owens is known as "Fix Em," for his ability to repair dead bodies ravaged by disease, mishap or violence; in the forthco...

'Cajun Pawn Stars': How Much Is A Human Skull Worth?

Posted 06.05.2012 | TV

On "Cajun Pawn Stars" (Mon., 10:30 p.m. ET on History), something truly unusual walked in the doors of the pawn shop. A funeral director brought in a ...

Two Families Get Wrong Ashes, Funeral Director Gets 30 Days In Jail

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Fagerstrom family was gathered at a picturesque lake in Wisconsin, spreading the ashes of the recently deceased John Fagerstrom, age 49. As the a...