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Kierra Sheard, Sits Atop The Gospel/Christian Music Charts On Itunes With The Release Of Her 5th Studio Album, Graceland

Kierra Sheard releases her highly anticipated album, GRACELAND, today, July 22. The newest judge on BET’s 7th season of “Sunday Best” gets personal on GRACELAND and shares her ongoing inner battle between self-conviction and condemnation. Gail Mitchell from Billboard states, “Sheard’s triumph over turmoil ultimately triggered what is arguably her best and most versatile work [...]

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9th Annual Atlanta Gospel Fest – Health & Wellness Festival Featuring J Moss, Lisa McClendon and More

The 9th Annual Atlanta Gospel Fest – Health & Wellness Festival will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre, August 1st & August 2nd 2014.  The Atlanta Gospel Fest – Health & Wellness Festival is a two-day musical and health extravaganza designed for the entire community. Tickets can be purchased at www.atlantagospelfest.com. The Gospel Fest promises to elevate attendees spirit the array of gospel music concerts; the body, with healthcare workshops and training; [...]

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DeVon Franklin Weighs In On The Power of Faith Based Film with ‘Entertainment Tonight’

Faith based films have come a long way since the days of Kirk Cameron’s ‘Left Behind’ series in the early 2000′s. We can thank film executives like Sony Pictures DeVon Franklin who saw the need for change and made it happen. Watch his interview with Entertainment Tonight below.

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Our Chat With Beyonce’s Lead Dancer Ashley Everett and Dance Class With Bey’s Dancers! #OnTheRun

If you’ve seen the music video to Beyonce’s #1 hit, Single Ladies, then you’ve been captivated by the fierce red head, Ashley Everett, who serves as Beyonce’s lead dancer and dance captain. Since the age of 17, Ashley has played an intricate role in the creative process of everything Beyonce, from her music videos (Single [...]

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David Banner Hosts “Planet of the Apes” Private Screening

Last night actor/hip hop star David Banner hosted a star-studded private screening at AMC Phipps Plaza of the highly anticipated of DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES in 3D! “Apes” cast member Doc Shaw (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne), D. Woods of Danity Kane, Duain Richmond (FELA, Drumline 2) and more also came out [...]


 
 

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Kierra Sheard, Sits Atop The Gospel/Christian Music Charts On Itunes With The Release Of Her 5th Studio Album, Graceland

Posted  July 22, 2014  by  Kim G.

Kierra Sheard releases her highly anticipated album, GRACELAND, today, July 22. The newest judge on BET’s 7th season of “Sunday Best” gets personal on GRACELAND and shares her ongoing inner battle between self-conviction and condemnation. Gail Mitchell from Billboard states, “Sheard’s triumph over turmoil ultimately triggered what is arguably her best and most versatile work [...]

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9th Annual Atlanta Gospel Fest – Health & Wellness Festival Featuring J Moss, Lisa McClendon and More

Posted  July 22, 2014  by  Kim G.

The 9th Annual Atlanta Gospel Fest – Health & Wellness Festival will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre, August 1st & August 2nd 2014.  The Atlanta Gospel Fest – Health & Wellness Festival is a two-day musical and health extravaganza designed for the entire community. Tickets can be purchased at www.atlantagospelfest.com. The Gospel Fest promises to elevate attendees spirit the array of gospel music concerts; the body, with healthcare workshops and training; [...]

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DeVon Franklin Weighs In On The Power of Faith Based Film with ‘Entertainment Tonight’

Posted  July 22, 2014  by  Kim G.

Faith based films have come a long way since the days of Kirk Cameron’s ‘Left Behind’ series in the early 2000′s. We can thank film executives like Sony Pictures DeVon Franklin who saw the need for change and made it happen. Watch his interview with Entertainment Tonight below.

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Our Chat With Beyonce’s Lead Dancer Ashley Everett and Dance Class With Bey’s Dancers! #OnTheRun

Posted  July 15, 2014  by  Kim G.

If you’ve seen the music video to Beyonce’s #1 hit, Single Ladies, then you’ve been captivated by the fierce red head, Ashley Everett, who serves as Beyonce’s lead dancer and dance captain. Since the age of 17, Ashley has played an intricate role in the creative process of everything Beyonce, from her music videos (Single [...]

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Oxygen’s “Preachers of L.A. and “Fix My Choir” made appearances at Essence Music Festival!

Posted  July 15, 2014  by  Elle Noire

Just when you thought reality T.V. had hit its peak, they return this season with Oxygen’s very own “Preachers of L.A.” and “Fix My Choir!” The two shows had cast members that made their debut at Essence Music Festival during the weekend of July 4-7th in New Orleans and created a fan frenzy! The “Preachers of [...]

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Reverse Decision For Lebron

Posted  July 12, 2014  by  Chris Joiner

Four years ago Lebron James announced he was going to take his talents to South Beach to play for the Heat. On Friday afternoon, Lebron announced he was returning home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Two-time NBA Champion, Lebron James made his announcement in an open letter to Sports Illustrated’s website. In the letter, [...]

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David Banner Hosts “Planet of the Apes” Private Screening

Posted  July 9, 2014  by  Kim G.

Last night actor/hip hop star David Banner hosted a star-studded private screening at AMC Phipps Plaza of the highly anticipated of DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES in 3D! “Apes” cast member Doc Shaw (Tyler Perry’s House of Payne), D. Woods of Danity Kane, Duain Richmond (FELA, Drumline 2) and more also came out [...]

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KeKe Wyatt Talks Life, Career and ‘In God’s Hands’ during ATL Press Day

Posted  July 9, 2014  by  Kim G.

Platinum-selling recording artist and R&B Diva KeKe Wyatt took Atlanta by storm yesterday as she promoted In God’s Hands, a new stage play written and directed by Alvin Moore, Jr. and produced by One Village Entertainment and Swirl Films. In God’s Hands will be available on DVD (Amazon) and digital download (iTunes) on July 15. [...]

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2nd Annual Martha’s Vineyard Summer Music Conference Featuring Lauryn Hill, Amel Larrieux, MC Lyte and More

Posted  July 8, 2014  by  Kim G.

The picturesque island of Martha’s Vineyard will be the epicenter of non-stop fun and excitement for the urban professional as MV Soul Concepts hosts the 2nd annual Martha’s Vineyard Summer Madness Music Conference and Festival August 8-10, 2014 at Oak Bluffs’ Dreamland. This year’s theme, “Ladies First,” pays homage to the dynamic women of Black [...]

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ONE Church International Hosts “One Lens Film Festival” – Deadline Approaching!

Posted  July 4, 2014  by  Kim G.

Pastor Toure’ Roberts, the Artist Resource Center, and One Church International in L.A. are hosting the 3rd Annual One Lens Film Festival, a one night film festival that will feature 7 short films highlighting the human experience through the lens of a diverse group of filmmakers. The festival will showcase a variety of different genres: [...]

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Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award Nominated Artist Anita Wilson Debuts Vintage Worship at the dRream Center Church Of Atlanta!

Posted  June 25, 2014  by  Kim G.

Anita Wilson brought the house down last night as she debuted her sophomore album, Vintage Worship at The dReam Center Church of Atlanta. The evening was full of amazing worship and continuous praise. Vintage Worship is a soulful blend of gospel and funk. On this new project, Anita Wilson has all the makings of classic-modern [...]

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“Our America With Lisa Ling” Explores Black America’s Secret Epidemic, HIV

Posted  June 20, 2014  by  Kim G.

There’s a secret epidemic in Black America. HIV is striking the black population more than others with rates reaching epidemic proportions. In fact, Black Americans are currently nearly eight times more likely than White Americans to be HIV positive. OWN’s popular docu-series “Our America with Lisa Ling” will explore how the social and economic pressures [...]

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Fans And Family Of Late Singer And Actress Aaliyah Band Together To Cease The Production Of Her Unauthorized Biopic By Lifetime Network

Posted  June 20, 2014  by  Kim G.

Monday, Lifetime announced its plans to produce a biopic of the legendary singer and actress Aaliyah with Disney’s Zendaya Coleman playing the posthumous star. Tentatively entitled “Aaliyah: Princess of R&B”, the film is based on the bestseller “Aaliyah: More Than a Woman” by former Time magazine music editor Christopher Farley. With no input on the [...]

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[EXCLUSIVE VIDEO] DeVon Franklin Speaks At TEDx at Ironwood State Prison

Posted  June 20, 2014  by  Kim G.

In May DeVon Franklin had the honor of speaking at a TEDx event at the Ironwood State Prison in Blythe, CA. The theme of the event was “Infinite Possibilities.” DeVon pointed out that even though these individuals where physically bound in prisons, many of us bind ourselves within the chains of our past, our struggles, [...]

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[BREAKING] Lecrae Drops Artwork For New Album!

Posted  June 20, 2014  by  Kim G.

The follow-up to Lecrae’s Grammy-winning album “Gravity” will feature the rapper’s face on the cover. In 2012, Lecrae made history by becoming the first rapper to win the “Best Gospel Album” Grammy for his project Gravity, which featured contributions from Big K.R.I.T., No Malice, 9th Wonder, Boi-1da and many more. Now he’s gearing up for [...]

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