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Muhammad Ali, known as a civil rights champion, humanitarian, The People’s Champion and who proclaimed himself “The Greatest” has died. The champ who was known around the world as the man who “floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee” died Friday at a Phoenix hospital, where he spent his most recent days being […]

PR — The legendary Rance Allen Group will perform on BET’s “Bobby Jones Gospel” program for the last time this Sunday, June 5th @9:00 AM EST.  The dynamic group performs the retro-soul-flavored title song from its latest album “Celebrate” (Tyscot Records) and also the rousing “Sounds Like Rain” track from the same project on the show that celebrated its 35th anniversary this […]

Dallas, TX (June 2, 2016) – Award-winning gospel artist, songwriter, producer and trailblazer Kirk Franklin kicks off the second leg of his critically acclaimed 20 Years in One Night Tour  tonight in Clearwater, Florida at The Ruth Eckerd Hall. Extended due to overwhelming demand, the 20 Years in One Night Tour returns for 14 additional […]

So just how many movies and TV shows do we have to watch before we can start seeing more of an increase of movies showing the success of the Black man and Black woman in positive movie and TV roles. There are JUST TOO many movies that depict people of color in a negative light […]

(Los Angeles, CA) May 26, 2016: With her irresistible charisma, gifted voice, and non-stop work ethic, Gospel megastar Erica Campbell scored a BET nomination for the Dr. Bobby Jones Gospel/ Inspirational Award at this year’s 2016 BET Awards. This year the BET Awards will air live at 8p.m. ET on Sunday, June 26th from Inside the Microsoft Theater in […]

TBR/Front Row — After a recent Beyonce’ concert in her native city of Houston, her dad Mathew Knowles was photographed in a fun-loving group hug with her and Blue Ivy. It is one of many such moments, where the two have enjoyed time spent since his granddaughter’s arrival. With Father’s Day fast approaching, Knowles is […]

Chicago, IL (May 25, 2016) – Following a successful launch of his nonprofit organization Elihu Nation earlier this year in his native Chicago, acclaimed GRAMMY® nominated artist Jonathan McReynolds is launching the Elihu Nation Scholarship, comprising a total of $9,000 in scholarships to be awarded to college students, with three scholarships available at $3,000 each.  […]

Norristown, PA – After a short appearance in court Tuesday afternoon, Bill Cosby, 78 will be going to trial.  A pretrail hearing was held earlier with a Pennsylvania judge finding enough evidence to move forward with a trial.  If Cosby is convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison. Cosby’s next court date will […]

Dallas, TX (May 23, 2016) – Gospel mega-star, Kirk Franklin dominated the gospel categories during the Billboard Music Awards last night in Las Vegas. The 20-year music veteran took home three awards for Top Gospel Artist, Top Gospel Album for his latest release, LOSING MY RELIGION, and Top Gospel Song for “Wanna Be Happy?” “After […]

Rendering of the winning human rights memorial honoring the late Nelson Mandela. (photo courtesy of Moody Nolan Architects) SAN MATEO, Calif., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Nelson Mandela Foundation, in partnership with NorthStar Memorial Group and the California chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), today announced the launch of […]

Baltimore is on high alert today following a not guilty verdict for one of the six officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. Officer Edward Nero was cleared today (Monday) of all charges by Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams.  The charges included assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. Nero, 30, is […]

EUGENE, Ore., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — College Choice has published its annual ranking of best historically black colleges and universities. The ranking can be viewed at http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/best-historically-black-colleges-universities/. Robert Hand, Associate Editor of the ranking, says, “Students who are considering an HBCU would benefit from the traditions set forth by these universities. They were created […]