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Terrance J and Rocsi leaving BETs 106 & Park

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Terrance J and Rocsi, long-time co-hosts of BET's 106 & Park announced yesterday they will be leaving the show.

BET Vice President of Programming Stephen Hill released the following statement about their planned departure:

“Today, after seven exciting years, 106 & Park hosts Terrence J and Rocsi announced that they will be leaving the show. It is no secret that there are a number of opportunities coming their way and we’re fortunate that they’ve been with 106 & Park for so long. They will be staying on the show for a while, so that we can have a “victory lap” — a celebration of their years at the helm of 106 & Park — before their departure. Terrence J and Rocsi are destined for great success and we at BET Networks will always take pride in being their original home — and be a place where I hope they’ll always feel welcome.”

Obama proclaims June 2012 as Black Music Month

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AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC APPRECIATION MONTH, 2012 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION
As a long-cherished piece of American culture, music offers a vibrant soundtrack to the story of our people and our Union. At times when words alone could not bring us together, we have found in melodies and choruses the universal truths of our shared humanity. African-American musicians have left an indelible mark on this tradition, and during African-American Music Appreciation Month, we pay special tribute to their extraordinary contributions.

Generations of African Americans have used music to share joy and pain, triumph and sorrow. Spiritual hymns gave hope to those laboring under the unrelenting cruelty of slavery, while gospel-inspired freedom songs sustained a movement for justice and equality for all. The smooth sounds of jazz and the soulful strain of the blues fed a renaissance in art and prose. The rhythm and blues that began in a basement in…

Full speed ahead for Chaka Khan

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 Chaka Khan is on the move.
Khan joined David Foster and Friends at the Kennedy Center Spring Gala in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, May 6, to raise money for arts education.Foster’s other “friends” included singers Jewel and Peter Cincotti, along with trumpeter Chris Botti, violinist Caroline Campbell, soprano Angel Blue and a multicultural group of new and developing artists.Chaka performed “Through the Fire,”“I'm Every Woman,” and the newly penned “The Promise That We Make," which she performed for the finale with all performers and 40 wives of military servicemen.
The evening before, Chaka electrified a sold-out crowd at the historic Howard Theatre.Performing for an audience of loyal and devoted fans, she sang her signature classic hits, including “I Feel For You,” “Tell Me Something Good,” “Sweet Thing,” “Everlasting Love,” “Ain’t Nobody” and more. The Washington Post headline for its rave review read, “Chaka takes the crowd through the fire.”Chaka shared her…

LECRAE OPENS UP ABOUT CONTROVERSIAL NEW SONG, “CHURCH CLOTHES”

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Pastors Defend the Hip Hop Artist and Encourages Congregations to Discuss Hypocrisy in the Church

GRAMMY ® nominated hip hop artist Lecrae opens up about his latest song, “Church Clothes,” that was released last month as a part of his Mixed Tape. Hoping to inspire discussion about hypocrisy in churches, instead the track has caused quite a stir among the community. However, Lecrae stands by his lyrics and explains this song is not meant to accuse or attack anyone or any denomination but purely to voice the perspective of an unbeliever’s encounter and view of the church.
“In the song ‘Church Clothes’ I was actually speaking from the perspective of a person who sees all the hypocrisy in church,” says Lecrae. “Many people have seen the hypocrisy and inconsistencies that have helped push them away from the church and God all together.”
Lecrae admits that people have been hurt by churches who have told them that if they don't dress accordingly or put on airs than they ar…

'L.A. Hair' to Premiere on WeTV

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Kim Kibble, star of L.A. Hair
In the glitz and glam of Hollywood, stunning hairstyles are a way of life and Kim Kimble is the go-to stylist for A-List celebrities when they need a red carpet coif or an emergency "do." In her new series L.A. HAIR, premiering Thursday, May 31 at a special time 10 PM ET/PT with eight, one-hour episodes, viewers follow Kim as she manages her team of talented, yet high-strung stylists - including her mother Jasmine - as they make over Hollywood's elite, one strand at a time. Working in close quarters proves intense for her staff as they often bicker and joke like family yet struggle to meet Kim's standards of professionalism. Divas Kelly Rowland, Brandy, Laila Ali, Garcelle Beavais, Omarosa, Mary Mary, Kym Whitley, Mikki Taylor, Shari Headley and Kim's other bold-face named clients are featured in the series. After the premiere, new episodes of L.A. HAIR will air in its regular timeslot Thursdays at 9 PM ET/PT (begin…