VIA: 9news.com Third-grader Amirikis Smith thought being mentioned in Obama’s speech was ‘amazing.’ “It lives on,” the president said, “in the 8-year-old boy in Louisiana, who just sent me his allowance and asked if I would give it the people of Haiti.”

The president did not identify the young man by name, but on Thursday the […]

VIA:  Answers.Com Identical twin brothers Albert and Allen Hughes became celebrities when they completed their first feature-length movie, Menace II Society. Their age when the film was released in May of 1993–they had just turned 21–put them in the company of celebrated young black directors like John Singleton, who was 23 in 1991 when Boyz […]

Via:  TimeDispatch.com By Will Jones – Photo by: JOE MAHONEY/TIMES-DISPATCH Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones said yesterday that the city would respond to future snowstorms by mobilizing sooner and dispatching more equipment and workers. After criticism of the cleanup from last weekend’s storm, and with the possibility of more winter weather this weekend, Jones said […]

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With statistics showing that nearly seven to eight African-Americans between the ages of 18-30 years old, who regularly attended church while in high school, have now stopped attending church altogether, a new book discusses whether or not many of the long standing traditions of ‘the black church’ have contributed to the growing apathy towards faith […]

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Radio personality, TV host, philanthropist, devoted husband, new father…these are just some of the many titles that can be used to describe Cory “Coco Brother” Condrey. This year, he’ll add yet another label behind his name, record producer. On March 30th, Condrey will release his debut CD STAND 2010 on Tyscot Records. Featured on several […]

Via:  Elev8.com Kelly Price is a mother, wife and an artist.  But most of all she’s a woman who’s faith in God has carried her through some of life’s most trying times. Where are you from? KP – Queens, New York. Do you miss the city? KP – Not terribly.  I miss the energy of […]

Via:  Elev8.com // When you think of Black History Month your mind often turns to tradition. We as a people have often been defined by our core traditions, be they spiritual, social or mental.  One of our traditions is easily sleeping away. It appears that once an African American family acquires “middleclassdom” church involvement dwindles. […]

Via:  TheUrbanDaily.com // From TheHollyWoodReporter.com With nine nominations each, “Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker” led the pack as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences opened up its best picture Oscar race to 10 nominees for the first time since 1943. Nominated for best picture are: The blockbuster “Avatar,” the morally uplifting “The Blind […]

For some people, obstacles are minor bumps in the road on the way to success. For others, obstacles represent a major catastrophe of epic proportions threatening to disrupt any chance of success they may have otherwise had. But for seven-time GRAMMY® award winner Kirk Franklin, obstacles represent the challenges needed to propel you through life. […]

Donnie McClurkin, Heather Headley and Mary Mary walked away from Sunday’s Grammy Awards with top honors, leading a strong pack of Gospel winners. McClurkin, earning the first award of the evening, accepted Best Gospel Performance for “Wait On The Lord”. Joined by Karen Clark Sheard, McClurkin embraced fellow Grammy nominee Tonex, who presented the evening’s […]

Marvin Sapp’s new single “Best In Me” is heating up fast as anticipation builds for his forthcoming CD HERE I AM, which is set for release on March 16, 2010. In addition to being #1 on Billboard’s Top Singles Chart, “Best In Me” is the #1 Gospel song at Amazon.com, and the #5 Christian/Gospel song […]