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Chicago, IL – January 1, 2024 — Smokie Norful is one of the brightest lights on the current gospel scene. The son of an African Methodist Episcopal minister, Norful spent his first 14 years in Muskogee, OK, where he absorbed music ranging from sacred gospel to the secular soul that was popular at the time. By […]

[RICHMOND, Va. – January 2, 2024 – The Hezekiah Walker Center for Gospel Music has released its spring certificate course schedule. Registration is open and classes will begin on Tuesday, January 9, and run through April. Courses are available to all who want to gain knowledge of various aspects of the gospel music industry. This semester’s lineup includes […]

ARLINGTON, Texas, Dec. 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Named to TIME’s 100 Next list, Sarah Jakes Roberts’ sixth annual Woman Evolve will return to Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, September 26 – 28, 2024. As a follow up to 2023’s sold-out conference, more than 15,000 women have already registered to attend Woman Evolve 2024—a conference that aims to empower women to progress towards the […]

(Black PR Wire) CHICAGO – Chance the Rapper, Grammy-award-winning musician and founder of Social Works, flipped the switch on the Museum of Science Industry’s (MSI) four-story Grand Tree on Saturday, kicking off the Museum’s Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light exhibit set to run through Jan. 7. During the festivities, he announced the […]

Chicago, IL – December 10, 2023 — Smokie Norful is one of the brightest lights on the current gospel scene. The son of an African Methodist Episcopal minister, Norful spent his first 14 years in Muskogee, OK, where he absorbed music ranging from sacred gospel to the secular soul that was popular at the time. By […]

December 10, 2023 — The incomparable CeCe Winans is about to hit the road again with “The Goodness Tour” in 2024.  The tour will kick off February 28 in Shreveport, LA, with stops including Mobile, New Orleans, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Richmond, VA (Liberation Church), Cincinnati, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Jose, Dallas, Austin, Houston and Miami. […]

Richmond, VA – November 29, 2023 — Take the time to do the things that you say and know that matters and put the phone DOWN! Even if you go on a walk…PUT the phone down. Constantly keeping the phone in our hand or on our ear, will keep you away from the things that […]

(Black PR Wire) Virginia State University is proud to announce that it has been chosen by the Commission on Presidential Debates to host a 2024 Presidential Debate. This is a momentous occasion for VSU, as it is the first Historically Black College or University (HBCU) ever selected to host a General Election U.S. Presidential Debate. The […]

Events include Performances from BeBe Winans, Samara Joy and Soshana Bean,  The Double Dutch Holiday Classic, Coca-Cola Winter Wonderland, Amateur Night Holiday Special, and Kwanzaa Celebration (Black PR Wire) – This December, The Apollo will celebrate the holidays with events and programs for the entire family, with performances from BeBe Winans, Samara Joy, and Soshana Bean […]

Newark, NJ – October 23, 2023 — The Group Fire has announced their first holiday album The Gift which is be released, Friday, November 3rd. After wrapping up a busy year with performances across the country with some of the biggest names in Gospel, Terelle Cooper, lead singer for the group says, “It was the […]

SEPTEMBER 24, 2022 (Atlanta, GA) — GRAMMY® nominated and Stellar Award winning Jekalyn Carr announces her new self-titled album, JEKALYN, due via WayNorth Music.  JEKALYN is preceded by the Billboard Gospel National Airplay #1 single, “I Believe God,” and is due in stores and online Friday, October 20, 2023. JEKALYN, is full of inspiration, faith […]

New York, NY (October 8, 2023) – Chart-topping artist, songwriter, and producer Kirk Franklin has delivered a bold new album with his latest release Father’s Day (Fo Yo Soul/RCA). Out now, the 19-time GRAMMY®-winning icon is blazing new trails on his deeply personal 13th album, reflecting on questions through challenging situations, and facing the unknowns, the trials, the joys and renewal that life can bring. Grappling with startling discoveries in his family history earlier […]