// Courtesy of www.newsone.com From CNN: Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Six Haitian orphans, at the airport and on their way to new lives in the United States, had their destination changed at the last moment. Now they are at an orphanage, under the custody of the Haitian government, while the details of their departure are sorted […]

Courtesy of www.eurweb.com *The reign of Grammy Award-winning gospel duo, BeBe & CeCe Winans’ Still, is proving to be a chart-topping success as, “Close to You,” the first single from their reunion album is currently #4 on Billboard Magazine’s Hot Gospel Charts. “Close to You” has received critical acclaim and success for its soul-stirring, smooth […]

Courtesy of www.eurweb.com *Today nothing seems amiss concerning hip–hop’s influence on music, Western culture, clothing, and the new hip-hop lingo Lingo – An animation scripting language. Now, hip-hop has progressively reached another movement–the hip-hop gospel movement. Several well-known religious leaders and scholars chronicle the combination of gospel and hip-hop in The Gospel Remix, which is […]

Courtesy of :  www.eurweb.com *The attorneys of gospel artist Isaiah D. Thomas deny their client breached a recording contract previously held with Habakkuk Music Group. The artists’ new label, Global Music Group (headed by Antonio Murchinson) responded to an injunction from Habakkuk (headed by April Washington-Essex) in a February 17 press release. According to the […]

Washington, D.C., native Taraji P. Henson didn’t always know that her smoldering charisma and beautiful face would make her a professional actress. On the contrary, she originally studied electrical engineering when she enrolled at North Carolina Agric & Tech. She later transferred to Howard University, where she attended classes while working as a secretary at […]

VIA:  YAHOO MOVIES.COM: Denzel Washington burst onto the big screen with an Oscar and Golden Globe-winning role in the Civil War epic “Glory” (1989). But over the following decade, the matinee-idol handsome actor became the first of his generation’s African-American movie stars to land squarely on Hollywood’s A-list – as likely to be tapped to […]

Via:  TimesDispatch.com GRTC’s union members have again rejected a tentative labor contract, union and transit company officials said. The labor union voted yesterday to reject the company’s offer, said Deloris Coker, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union’s Local 1220. Both sides said they will meet again with federal mediators to try to reach an agreement. […]

Via:  TimesDispatch.com Fifty years to the day after 34 Virginia Union University students were arrested for trying to eat at a downtown Richmond lunch counter, hundreds of students from throughout central Virginia crowded the Carpenter Center today for a mid-morning stage presentation on the event. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion with three […]

Via:  Singersroom.com Nominations for the 41st Annual Dove Awards have been revealed with “Justified” singer Smokie Norful leading the pack ! Nominated for work on the 2009 effort “Smokie Norful Live,” the “I Need You Now” singer joins fellow nominees Israel Houghton, Bebe and CeCe Winans,  Brian Courtney Wilson, Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, Donnie McClurkin […]

Via:  NewsOne.com // From Newsweek: Barry Mills, the president of Bowdoin College, was justifiably proud of Bowdoin’s efforts to recruit minority students. Since 2003 the small, elite liberal-arts school in Brunswick, Maine, has boosted the proportion of so-called underrepresented minority students (blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans, about 30 percent of the U.S. population) in entering […]

Via:  Elev8.com // This Morning Tiger Woods took to a press conference in which he admitted that not only was he wrong but that he “was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated. What I did was not acceptable.” This admission out loud harkens back to the early days when people would publicly atone for their […]

VIA: SpeakOutNow.Org Through her activism and her scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, […]