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President Obama "heartbroken" over Fort Hood Shooting

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President Obama said he was "heartbroken" over the Fort Hood shooting that left three dead and sixteen injured. Specialist Ivan Lopez turned the gun on himself after opening fire on random suspects. Officials said he had served in the Iraq War and had a history of mental issues, but the motive is unknown.

DR. BOBBY JONES DEBUTS AT #5 ON BILLBOARD! HIS HIGHEST DEBUT EVER!

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Grammy Award Winner To Be Inducted Into Gospel Music Hall of Fame April 29th
After over three decades of introducing the best and brightest names in gospel music to the globe via his weekly BET “Bobby Jones Gospel” (the longest running show in cable TV history), Dr. Bobby Jones is reminding the world that he’s a Grammy Award winning recording artist too. The 75-year old TV emcee’s first CD in seven years, “Rejoice with Me” (EchoPark JDI/ Caroline Distribution) debuts at #5 on next week’s Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart – the highest debut in the legendary personality’s career. “I’m thrilled that the public has responded in such a big way,” says Jones. “I pray that the music continues to inspire people.”

This soul-stirring, twelve-track set is comprised of original music and features backing vocals and solos by members of NSC (Nashville Super Choir) that regularly performs on Jones’ TV show. The project boasts cameos by some of R&B’s most incomparable voices such a…

Bowser beats Gray in DC Mayor's Race

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DC Councilwoman Murial Bowser, 41 unseated Vincent Gray in the DC primary mayoral race on April 1.  The final tally  was 44% to 32%, separated by some 9,000 votes. The now former mayor has conceded.

The latter part of Gray's career was wrought with scandal, a factor Bowser, an ex-DC Mayor Andrian Fenty mentee, used against him.

Gray was the subject of a federal investigation that alleged he accepted a $425,000 campaign donation in 2010 from billionaire contractor, Jeffrey Thompson (code name "Uncle Earl"), in exchange for business favors. The embattled former mayor denied those allegations, but Thompson two weeks ago Thompson pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges for a lesser sentence. Who Bowser will face in the general election is yet to be determined.

Leandria Johnson released from Music World deal, signs with RCA Inspiration

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Music World Gospel Releases Le’Andria Johnson from Her Recording Contract The Label Was Instrumental in New Signing



(Houston, TX – April 1, 2014) – Music World Gospel has released Le’Andria Johnson from her recording contract. Effective, April 1, 2014, Johnson was signed to RCA Inspiration Music Group.
Mathew Knowles, President and CEO of Music World Entertainment was instrumental in helping Johnson land the new label deal. “As Music World Gospel continues to move forward, I wanted to ensure that Le’Andria would have the very best opportunity to match her successes and further her talents and gifts as recording artist,” says Knowles. “I am happy that she is with one of the leading companies in the gospel industry. RCA Inspiration Music Group is part of the Sony family of labels, a company that Music World Entertainment has worked successfully with for 20 years. I am also proud of the work we achieved at Music World Gospel and I wish her the very best in all her future end…

Sara Jakes addresses being a teen mom in new book, "Lost & Found"

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By Mona Austin

By becoming a mom at the tender age of 14, Sarah Jakes shamed her family and was shunned by friends.  The reality of her pregnancy was especially painful considering her father, Bishop T.D. Jakes is one of the most recognized spiritual leaders in the world.


In an appearance on "Good Morning Dallas" Sara addressed how she "found" herself.   "I think that when I had my son at such an early age, that I dealt with a lot of shame and pressure, I found myself in bad relationships just constantly giving myself away. As I really desired to live my life for God, I found those pieces that I gave away and I learned to love myself again."

The 25-year-old mother of two also talked to Kathy Lee and Hoda about her new memoir, "Lost and Found" on Today. She said out of the respect for the father of her 11-year-old son she has never released his name and wanted the book to be solely about her journey.

Ms. Jakes had a daughter (n…

Smokie Norful's new single "No Greater Love" is garnering attention

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Smokie Norful released an all new single, "No Greater Love,"last week to a fantastic response.  Within the first few days of sale on iTunes, "No Greater Love" cracked the top 10 on the sales chart and was immediately added to Gospel radio rotation.  The single debuted at #20 on Billboard's Gospel airplay chart  and the Mediabase Gospel chart receiving the most adds & increased spins this week.
The stirring and impressive ballad is classic Smokie Norful, an effective reminder of his capability as one of Gospel's strongest balladeers. Compelling vocals, rich tone and beautiful musicality are all found on the song, which is an effective reminder of why we all fell in love with Smokie Norful in the first place. 
"No Greater Love" both a worship and love song combined, is the first official single off of his long-awaited Motown Gospel release Forever Yours. He recently presented new songs from the album at an exclusive event for tast…

NEW Michael Jackson Album "Xscape" to be released May 13

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Music from the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson will be released on May 13, five years after his death.  The album is entitled "Escape" and consists of music he recorded and never released.  "Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with." said LA Reid, CEO of Epic Records and the Executive Producer of the album. The collection of music is said to span several decades. Fans have been awaiting this release for quite some time.  The lead single was leaked on You Tube.  Xcape will hit shelves on May 13, but can be pre-ordered on iTunes starting tomorrow, April 1.