Amidst the war on terror, the healthcare crisis, a struggling economy and the recent tragedy in Haiti, our first African American president, Barack Obama will stand before Congress on Wednesday, January 27 and deliver his first State of the Union Address. Beginning at 9:00 p.m.* BET, CENTRIC, and BET.com will carry BET NEWS PRESENTS: THE […]

Seven-Time GRAMMY® Award Winner Kirk Franklin Assembles Gospel Music All-Stars for an Inspiring Song to Aid Relief Efforts in Haiti “Are You Listening” features performances by GRAMMY, Stellar and Dove Award Winners CeCe Winans, BeBe Winans, Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, Shirley Caesar, Fred Hammond, Smokie Norful, Marvin Sapp, Karen Clark-Sheard, and many others […]

Via:  Elev8.com // ATHENS, Texas (BP)–A Southern Baptist church was one of two churches in the Athens, Texas, area heavily damaged by what investigators believe were arson fires set in the early morning hours Jan. 12, marking the third such church fire in a week near the East Texas city. From Baptist Press Local authorities […]

Premiering on Easter Sunday, April 4 at 9:00 p.m.* BET’s hit singing competition, SUNDAY BEST returns for a third season of higher praise and tougher competition. Hosted by gospel legend Kirk Franklin, the new season welcomes gospel recording artists, Pastor Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams to the stellar team of judges including returning multi-award winning […]

As the world continues to come together to help the Haitian community in rebuilding their country as they mourn the lost of thousands of family members and friends, the Gospel community is pulling together to help the Haitian community. The initial call came from Minister Kirk Franklin as he addressed a star studded crowd during […]

Roland Martin, host of TV One’s Washington Watch, has released a new book that chronicles his experience reporting on President Barack Obama’s historic ascendancy to the highest office in the land. The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House begins in December 2006 – when Obama had yet to announce his candidacy – […]

Via: www.elev8.com // One thing that is for certain when thinking about how God created us is that we are all sexual beings. Birds do it, bees do it, and humans since the dawn of time have done it. But just how much has the act really changed through the millennia and even in past […]

Marvin Sapp is ready to release his new album “”Here I Am”. The first single “The Best In Me” is being played right here on Praise 104.7 FM. The release date for the new album is March 16, 2010.

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Via:  TimesDispatch.com By BILL McKELWAY The Appomattox County sheriff said this morning said that a man suspected of killing eight people at his home was unarmed and wearing a bulletproof vest when he surrendered to two SWAT team members at 7:10 a.m. Christopher B. Speight, 39, “managed to conceal himself overnight in the wooded area” […]

Via: BlackAmericaWeb.com “There are times when the words that are spoken about me hurt. There are times when the barbs sting. There are times when it feels like all these efforts are for naught, and change is so painfully slow in coming, and I have to confront my own doubts. But let me tell you […]

VIA THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Like at a lot of publications, Newsweek was forced to start its week over when the earthquake hit Haiti. Give the magazine credit for an artful recovery. The Washington Post Co.-owned publication has tapped President Barack Obama to pen a cover story on Haiti for the Jan. 25 issue hitting […]