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Happy Birthday to all of our Tuesday, January 17th Babies! First Lady Michelle Obama                                       53 years old Muhammad Ali would have been                             75 years old Betty White                                                                    95 years old Jim Carrey                                                                     55 years old Calvin Harris (DJ)                                                        33 years old Steve Harvey                                                                60 years old Dwyane Wade                                                              […]

By Khalif Townes and Sheilah Belle Over the weekend two of the newest faces of Gospel Music, Travis Greene and Jonathan McReynolds were invited to take part in Donald Trump’s upcoming Inaugural ball. While many people already have mixed emotions about President-Elect Donald Trump, there is one artist who has decided to accept the invitation. […]

NEW BIRTH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH/PR — LITHONIA, GA – Sunday, January 15–New Birth Missionary Baptist Church celebrates the life and legacy of Bishop Eddie L. Long who is now spiritually healed and home with the Lord.  Bishop Long, Senior Pastor of New Birth, transitioned from this life early Sunday morning after a gallant private fight […]

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Yesterday, a delegation of prominent, Christian ministers visited Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to appeal to Members of Congress regarding Comcast Corporation’s recent actions against The Word Network, the largest African-American religious network in the world. Inexplicably, on Nov. 11, 2016, Comcast executives sent an abrupt, two-sentence letter to […]

NAN — On January 14, thousands will converge in Washington, D.C. as the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday begins — just six days before Donald Trump’s inauguration. We will rally and put the next Administration (and the nation) on notice that there are some things that will not be changed no matter who is president […]

Houston, TX-Tuesday, January 10, 2017-After a slight detour to promote his holiday music, accomplished singer, songwriter, producer, clinician and psalmist, Terrance Bell is back to business, as usual, promoting God is God, the single from his studio effort “God My Hero” on Houston-based record label Virtual Valor Group, LLC. With precise production, delightful vocal arrangements, and […]

2016 ended on a high note for Jekalyn Carr, due to the success of her debut live recording, The Life Project, and its lead single, the chart-topping faith anthem, “You’re Bigger.” The latter, became her first number 1 single, garnered her first Grammy nomination, and now, continues to shine in 2017 as it has opened […]

Nashville, TN (January 9, 2017) – Little Boy Wonder Music & Flaydo Music release a brand new upbeat single from BRYAN POPIN… “I GOT OUT!” Mixed with an urban gospel contemporary feel, Popin brings back that old-school church choir signature sound. “I was raised in the church and my Mom was a choir director. It’s in […]

Richmond, VA — Gi’s New Radio Single “Pray and Don’t Worry” soared this week to #21 on the Billboard Gospel’s Airplay Charts and #17 on Mediabase Gospel’s Airplay Chart! The hit single was recently featured on Pastor Donnie McClurkin’s Radio show as the “Power Pick of the Week.” In same week, the song was selected […]

TAKING THE STAGE: AFRICAN–AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES THAT CHANGED AMERICA (Backstage at the Kennedy Center: (pictured l to r:) Donnie McClurkin, Patti Austin and sister duo Mary Mary)  (Los Angeles, CA) –  Three-time GRAMMY®, 11-time Stellar, and three-time Dove Award winning singer/songwriter and syndicated radio show host, Donnie McClurkin,  will take part in the upcoming […]

Houston, TX—Gospel recording artist James Fortune was recently involved in a four car collision while on his way to church. According to several reports, Fortune was hit by a drunk driver. On his Facebook page, Fortune stated, “Family, I’m sore but I’m alive! Jesus spared my life. Thank you so much for your prayers, love […]

Nashville, TN –On Saturday, January 14, 2017, BMI will honor Gospel recording artist Bishop Marvin Sapp at its 18th annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Honors at the Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta, GA. This annual and and uplifting event will pay tribute to the very best of the Gospel music community.  Serving […]