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by Sheilah Belle Get ready for a new African-American television network to be added to your TV listings this fall. Bounce TV is a joint venture headed up by Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III and will feature a mix of live sports, theatrical movies and original programming targeting African American adults 25-54 […]

by Sheilah Belle Tune in this Monday, April 11th at 10 p.m. EST to TBN’s “Praise The Lord” program which features Bryan Wilson performing three songs, including “Best Time of My Life” from his forthcoming “Bapolstogic 101” CD. The program takes place from TBN’s Miami studio and will be hosted by veteran actor Clifton Davis […]

Here we are at another Wednesday. The middle of a week with intentions and goals still ahead. We must find peace in that our simple kind words can help somebody. Make today the blessing it can be and  reach out and help somebody. That is what we are all called to do. Someone in your […]

On the day that Mandisa released her new single, Stronger, she stepped on her scales and learned she had lost her 100th pound. That moment marked a milestone for her: Not only had 100 pounds been a personal goal for the former American Idol finalist, but it was a long, long way from where she […]

I have said over and over again never let a chance pass you by.  This weekend I will have the experience. I am hoping you get the chance to  have the experience. What do you do when the greatest voices in Gospel hit the stage? You go  of course! R&B and Gospel icons BeBe & […]

by Sheilah Belle Nashville, TN — SR VP & General Manager of Light Records, James Robinson announced a marketing and distribution agreement with JAMES FORTUNE & FIYA, to bring his new label, FIYA World Music to Light Records and eOne Distribution.  The three year deal, which was inked this week, includes the future recordings of James […]

When you think of Kirk Franklin, you instantly think of him as  the gospel singer. You don’t necessarily think of Kirk Franklin, the father, the husband, the brother, the citizen. [ooyala YzeHZwMjqwCY2hJD5ft7zImMrwC34fl4 610 343 0 nolink] The opportunity to sit down and have a heart to heart with people is one that you can never […]

(In photo: The Belle’s cousin; Anita Mallory, The Belle and neighbor Charlotte near the starting line) By Sheilah Belle Richmond, VA — The Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k is one of Richmond’s biggest events of the year anyway you look at it, sporting or social, however Saturday’s 10k seemed even more significant and timely as the […]

This past Sunday on “60 Minutes” the voice of a woman’s prayers were heard.There’s a street in Harlem that comes alive every Saturday with the sound of gospel music. You won’t find any church there – just a brownstone full of teenagers and the woman who draws them in. In 2006, legendary writer and producer […]

All this is the song I have been trying to tell you all about.  It is smash hit. If you haven’t heard the album yet get it now. It is by far one of the best of 2011 so far. The song ‘Never Wave My Flag just makes you want to claim your birth right. […]

Traditional music still has a pulse.  Once more we have a song that will stand the test of time. Since leaving The Clark Sisters Ms.Clark has recorded several solo albums intermittently including Comin’ Home, Masterpiece. In 2002, she recorded her first live solo album Live in Charlotte.  Twinkie’s son John Terrell raps on the album. […]

By Sheilah Belle Richmond, VA – Radio One Richmond, WPZZ-FM, Praise 104.7 FM, Your Inspiration Station, hosted their Annual St. Jude Radiothon on Thursday, March 31st, 2011 from 6a-7p. The broadcast began during The Yolanda Adams Morning Show from 6a-10a, along with Program Director Reggie B giving updates from the Richmond Market and holding it […]