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Nashville, TN ( January 8, 2022) – RCA Inspiration celebrates two nominations for the 11th Annual We Love Christian Music Awards, with nominations for releases by Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul/RCA) and DOE (Life Room Label/RCA Inspiration). With nominations announced today, Kirk Franklin is nominated in the category of “Gospel Song of the Year” for […]

ATLANTA, GA – (January 3) — From January 13 to January 15, 2023, Atlanta will be the focal point of a celebration as more than 30,000 attendees participate in The HBCU Culture Homecoming Fest & Battle of The Bands MLK Weekend Edition, hosted by the HBCU Culture Legacy Foundation.  The Foundation, founded by Frank and […]

(Black PR Wire) The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African History and Culture has selected the honorary chairs of its $350 million Living History Campaign to build the museum’s endowment and support its ongoing programs and digital initiatives. The honorary chairs include President and Mrs. George W. Bush, President and Mrs. Barack Obama, museum council chair Ken […]

(Las Vegas, NV) — Grammy and Stellar Award-winning recording artist Brent Jones is joining Las Vegas’ top-ranked urban radio station starting January 8th as the host of the newly minted “The Brent Jones Show”. Reaching over 2.7 million listeners in the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area, Power 88.1 FM has been serving the community for […]

DALLAS, Dec. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nationally revered, trusted and successful prisoner reentry program—Texas Offender Reentry Initiative (T.O.R.I.)—celebrated the graduation of 98 program participants on Friday, Dec. 16. The luncheon, hosted by T.D. Jakes, featured Grammy ® award-winning artist Fantasia Barrino Taylor and Kendall Taylor onstage for an in-depth conversation. Kendall Taylor, who was once a returning citizen and now a notable CEO, […]

LOS ANGELES ( January 1, 2023) – Today, the NAACP and BET announced that the “54th NAACP Image Awards” will broadcast LIVE on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 8:00 PM (live ET/PT on delay) on BET from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA. The show will be in front of an audience for the first time in three […]

JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Jackson State University is pleased to announce award-winning journalist Roland S. Martin as the commencement speaker for the ceremony on Friday, December 9th at 10 a.m. CT in the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. Martin is the host and managing editor of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, the first daily online show in history focused on news and analysis of […]

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, TIME names Volodymyr Zelensky and the Spirit of Ukraine as the 2022 Person of the Year. The cover story, by TIME’s Simon Shuster who spent nine months reporting on the invasion, during which Zelensky and his team have granted him unparalleled access to work inside the presidential compound, features an exclusive interview with President Zelensky on his private […]

(Hollywood, CA) Riding high on the success of new hit single “Nothing Else Matters”, Billboard’s #1 Most Added Song, Grammy & Stellar winner Brent Jones’ Christmas classic “It’s Christmas Time Baby” is featured in the Hallmark Channel’s brand-new Christmas movie When I Think Of Christmas. Co-written by jazz and gospel sax legend Donald Hayes, “It’s Christmas […]

CHICAGO, Nov. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time for the holiday season, McDonald’s USA is delivering feel-good moments in a special homecoming themed holiday experience on the final stop of the brand’s 16th annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour (ICGT). Through this longstanding partnership the brand is proud to support the intergenerational celebration of Black faith, culture and excellence. Hosted by gospel singer Lonnie […]

SILVER SPRING, MD) – December 6, 2022 – Urban One recently taped the 5th annual URBAN ONE HONORS in Atlanta, GA. The two-hour telecast will premiere on Monday, January 16, 2023, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, on TV One and CLEO TV, a division of Urban One, and will be hosted by R&B singer and actor, Tank. The televised […]

Lifetime has an excited slate of upcoming holiday movies including the original film, Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas starring Naturi Naughton, Lorea Turner and Luke James. The film is set to premiere Saturday, December 10th on Lifetime at 8PM ET. The family film was executive produced by 16x GRAMMY Winner Kirk Franklin who stars in the film as well.   FILM SYNOPSIS: Caught in a blizzard on Christmas Eve, estranged mother and daughter Journee (Naturi Naughton) and Nia […]