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Jekalyn and The Belle

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ATLANTA, GA (Thursday, December 15, 2016) – – Recording artist Jekalyn Carr has launched a support movement for Richmond, Virginia based, nationally syndicated radio personality, Sheilah Belle as she battles to win the fight against cancer. Carr was inspired to spearhead this movement after attending Belle’s event last weekend called The Gift – an event for cancer survivors. She was emboldened by the stories of victory from the survivors, as well as Sheilah Belle. Watch Jekalyn’s petition here:

Carr is issuing a call to action to her fellow recording artists, radio announcers/PDs, executives, media partners and well-wishers to join her in donating to Ms. Belle. All financial support will be used for all Belle’s medical expenses. Those wishing to support Ms. Belle can send money to Sheila Belle’s PayPal account ( or mail to P.O. Box 14618, Richmond, VA 23221.

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Sheilah “The Belle” Belle has worked in the field of broadcast news for over 25 years. In addition to producing The Belle Report, Monday through Friday, The Belle currently produces and anchors the syndicated radio news show, The Belle Report Entertainment News Update, now airing in 57 markets across the country. The Belle is also the Mid-Day host of one of the most influential gospel stations in the country, Radio One’s Praise 104.7 FM in Richmond, VA.

Before being hired by Radio One, The Belle worked at Clear Channel Radio (iHeartRadio), where her talent kept her behind the mic as News and Community Affairs Director and Talk Show hostess for five FM radio stations in Virginia. Among her many honors, Ms. Belle was inducted into the Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2005, has received the Print Media Award for 2007 from the Gospel Music Workshop of America Gospel Announcers Guild, was the recipient of the the Crystal Mic Award, and with the Rhythm of Gospel Awards for Print Media of the Year. Ms. Belle has been recognized with several Community Service Awards and received two appointments by then Virginia Governor Douglas L. Wilder.

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She has worked as a News Reporter for BET, WWL TV 4 in New Orleans, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, The Light and the Sheraton Broadcasting Network, Health Producer, for the ABC Richmond, VA TV affiliate, and Talk Show Hostess from New Orleans to New York for television and radio. She owns East Coast Gospel Music Summer Fest, The Belle Report Entertainment News Update, Ma & Popop Productions, Inc., The Gospel Times Newspaper, The Belle Report,, LaBelle & Associates (a PR, Promotions and Marketing company), and is the Producer of one of the largest outdoor Gospel Concerts on the East Coast Gospel Music Fest with The Belle, now entering its 7th year with crowds as large as 12,000.

Most recently The Belle, created Digital Social Media Connect with The Belle to help people navigate through Social Media with a growing response and a long list of host cities. Ms. Belle also works as a media consultant and publicist. She is now recognized as one of the most respected multi media journalist in the country and has become a highly requested inspirational speaker. Belle continues to grow her ministry to inspire and uplift others. As a result, she is now doing more speaking engagements in Churches, Music Workshops, Conferences, and Non-Profit Organizations with topics ranging from Ministry to Social Media.

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