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Bishop Donald Hilliard Jr. Addresses African-American and Latino Family Crisis

buzzz worthy. . . Bishop Donald Hilliard, along with selected community activists and celebrity panelists, will engage conversations about the dynamics of fatherless households in America; particularly within African-American and Latino urban communities. "Do You Know Your Daddy?" Wednesday April 23, 2014 7:00pm-9:00pm Cathedral International Church (205 Smith Street, Perth Amboy, NJ) A thought-provoking town hall discussion will be an open dialogue to address single-parenting issues which affect employment, education, social behavior; but most importantly, the lack of the male presence as it relates to crime and incarceration. This national epidemic today has statistically risen to an alarming concern for African-American and Latino communities. Pastor Hilliard is passionate that "This town hall discussion is not just an opportunity to voice frustration; its purpose is to determine how we can best resolve this epidemic." We will examine and dissect th…

I Hear Music Conference Speaker and Talent Line Up Grows

JUST ANNOUNCED: INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES WARRYN CAMPBELL, BISHOP DEREK TRIPLETT, ACE ALEXANDER AND MORE WILL FACILITATE CONFERENCE WORKSHOP SESSIONS FOR THE 13TH ANNUAL I HEAR MUSIC IN THE AIR CONFERENCE GOSPEL SUPERSTARS MARY MARY HAVE ALSO BEEN ANNOUNCED AS WORKSHOP FACILLITATORS IN ADDITION TO CONCERT HEADLINERS TV & GOSPEL MUSIC SENSATION TAMELA MANN NOW SET TO PERFORM BOTH SATURDAY & SUNDAY FRIDAY, MAY 16TH – SUNDAY, MAY 18TH 2014 – CINNCINATI, OH (New York, NY – April 11, 2014) – Industry veterans and aspiring newcomers alike, get ready for one of the gospel music industry’s premier conferences, back for it’s 13th year – Tracey Artis’ I Hear Music In The Air Conference returns to Cincinnati, Ohio, May 16th-18th 2014. For all artists, singers, songwriters, praise & worship leaders, lay people, pastors, music business specialists, and more there is sure to be a workshop with your name on it. Conference workshops will include classes on Songwriting and Production f…

NEW MUSIC: Beckah Shae unveils "Pioneer"

buzzz worthy. . . BECKAH SHAE UNVEILS “PIONEER,” NEW SINGLE IMPACTING RADIO TODAY Pop Artist Garners Support From Industry Staples Leading Up to the Release of Champion on May 6 April 11, 2014 (Nashville, Tenn.)—Leading up to the release of her highly-anticipated eighth studio album Champion available May 6, Shae Shoc Records’ flagship artist Beckah Shae has revealed her third single “Pioneer.” The new upbeat track is available on iTunes and impacts Hot AC, CHR and Rhythmic radio today. Penned by Shae, and husband/producer Jack Shocklee, “Pioneer,” was inspired by Isaiah 43:19: “‘Pioneer’ is an anthem song,” says Shae. "God has called us all to make a difference in this world and I know if we are willing He will grant us a pioneering spirit to do everything that He has called us, to expand His kingdom. We all have a role to play; we are all uniquely made. We can’t afford to be afraid to go to the unknown. Why not, take the lead and see that you’re a Pioneer!” Furthermore, th…

BROWN GIRL founder, Karyn Washington has died

buzzz worthy. . . Today is a morning of mourning for me. Karyn Washington, Founder of FOR BROWN GIRLS is dead. By suicide. I did not know this young lady personally but am extremely saddened by her passing. When society knocks you down repeatedly sometimes it's hard to recover. Her blog was created to support other victims of colorism and ahe spearheaded several other self-esteem boosting projects for girls and women of color. Karyn suffered from depression. Mental illness is real. Black folks DO take their own lives. Such stories are becoming commonplace. It's time to remove the stigma that it is weak to seek professional help. "Pray and give your burdens to the Lord" is how Black women are advised to handle problems. Yes, prayer works! But other methods of assistance, like counseling and joining support groups, can be added to prayer. Karyn wrote about her concerns and selflessly extended love to those who shared her pain. The mission of For Brown Girls was to upl…

Judge Mablean & the Mablean Ephriam Foundation Invites All To Come Party With A Purpose At Cashmere

buzzz worthy. . . Returning back to daytime television later this year with a new court show “Justice With Judge Mablean” which has been cleared in over 75% of the country in syndication. (LOS ANGELES, CA) - Judge Mablean and the Mablean Ephriam Foundation is set to Party With A Purpose on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at the historic Cashmere Nightclub, 6757 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles. The Red Carpet will begin promptly at 6:15pm and end at 7:15pm. The show will begin at 7:15 p.m. and ends at approximately 10:00pm, hosted by NAACP Award nominated actress LisaRaye McCoy and Hollywood Personality/Actor Wendell James co star of OWN networks, Raising Whitley. Special guests include Grammy Award winner, Howard Hewett, NAACP Image Award winner, Kenny Lattimore, NBC’s Last Comic Standing winner, Comedian Ron G, American Actor & singer, TC Carson, Soulful singer, Major The Crooner, R&B Group Jade and a few special surprise guests. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mab…

STARS ALIGN FOR BIGGEST NORTH AMERICAN ARENA TOUR OF JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

buzzz worthy. . . BRANDON BOYD TO PLAY ‘JUDAS ISCARIOT’, JC CHASEZ AS ‘PONTIUS PILATE’, MICHELLE WILLIAMS AS ‘MARY MAGDALENE’, JOHN ROTTEN LYDON ANNOUNCED AS ‘KING HEROD’ AND INTRODUCING BEN FORSTER IN THE ROLE OF ‘JESUS’ AMERICAN EXPRESS® CARD MEMBERS CAN PURCHASE TICKETS BEGINNING TODAY GENERAL TICKET ON SALE BEGINNING FRIDAY, APRIL 11 April 10, 2014 (NEW YORK) Jesus Christ Superstar, the global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, is reimagined for the 21st century as an arena rock spectacular. The biggest ever North American arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ground-breaking rock musical will hit the road this summer with an extraordinary cast of rock, pop and R&B superstars. The 50+ city tour kicks off in New Orleans at the Lakefront Arena on June 9, and stops in Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and more, before culminating in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Arena on August 17. Brandon Boyd, Grammy® nominated lea…

JUST IN: Colbert to replace retiring Letterman

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CBS has confirmed, when Late Show host David Letterman retires next year, Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's Colbert Report will be his replacement.

Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career,” said Colbert said in the press release. “I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead. “I’m thrilled & grateful that CBS chose me. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.”

Christian Comedian will raise Autism awareness at comedy show

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APRIL IS AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH


Pastor Dion P. Jefferson, AKA Christian Comedian DP, will present the Y.O.L.O. Comedy Show and Live DVD recording in support of the Odyssey Foundation, a resource center for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), on Saturday, April 12 in  at Greenwood #1 Baptist Church located at 9155 Greenwood Baptist Church Rd., Greenwood, LA 71033.  Fellow Christian comedian Brother Marcus will serve as the Master of Ceremony of the event, which begins at 6:00 p.m.    

The talent line-up includes performances by Quan B., Lady Munira & Minister Justin Marshall, and Donzell Hughes and Voices of Deliverance. Although admission is free and open to the public, an offering will be collected and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Odyssey Foundation.

As the nation awaited the outcome of the 3-month-long search for Autistic Queens, NY teen Avonte Oquendo, on the opposite end of the country, Pastor Jefferson of Shreveport, LA prayed and …

Roland Martin Exclusive: Is Dr. Ben Carson running for President?

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NEWS ONE NOW EXCLUSIVE -- ROLAND MARTIN'S INTERVIEW WITH DR. BEN CARSON FEATURES HOT-BUTTON ISSUES OF RACE, POLITICS AND HEALTH POLICY
Roland Martin conducts  exclusive interview with Dr. Ben Carson on April 4, 2014. (Photo credit: TV One's News One Now/courtesy of The FrontPage Firm) Dr. Ben Carson joined Roland Martin on "NewsOne Now" on Friday, April 4 for an exclusive hour-long interview on politics, race and health policy. It was a lively conversation, which veered into controversial territory throughout the course of the discussion.

Why did Carson compare Obamacare to slavery? Are his views too conservative?  Is Carson considering a bid for president? Do his views represent the Black community at large? The interview provides clarification to these questions and more.

Highlights from the interview appeared on NewsOne.com as follows:
(Photo credit: Mediaite.com/courtesy of The FrontPage Firm) Ben Carson Says Healthcare Is Not A Right.
During the h…

TEMPLE OF DELIVERANCE WOMEN’S CHOIR SINGS FOR OTHER’S SUPPER

Memphis, TN: The 200-voice Temple of Deliverance Women’s Choir (TDWC) isn’t the kind of group to just sing in the choir loft every Sunday. Since its formation circa 2008, the commanding ensemble has not only sung to congregations throughout the USA but has also served the world community at large by doing good deeds such as raising money to feed and clothe flood victims in the Gulf states and building water wells in Nigeria.

Members of the choir are now preparing to sing and serve in the Chain Breaking 2014 Power Conference coming up at its home church, Temple of Deliverance Church of God in Christ. They are fasting, praying and following other spiritual rituals to spiritually prepare for the three-day conference that will feature prominent speakers and singers such as Bishop William Murphy, Dorinda Clark Cole, Bishop Paul Morton and Apostle Don Shelby and Zacardi Cortez. “They will sing and serve,” says choir founder and church First Lady Catherine Hawkins. “They are inviting people f…

Kissing LA Congressman Asks for Forgiveness after being caught on tape!

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Louisiana Congressman  Vance McAllister was caught on tape in a tongue-tango with a staffer. This would not be "news" except the Conservative  ran on a platform of family values.


On Monday, the Ouachita Citizen published a surveillance video purporting to show the Republican congressman kissing Melissa Anne Hixon Peacock, his married district scheduler. McAllister later admitted that the video was of him, and apologized to his constituents. "There's no doubt I've fallen short and I'm asking for forgiveness," the congressman said in a statement. "I'm asking for forgiveness from God, my wife, my kids, my staff, and my constituents who elected me to serve."

McAllister has no plans to resign, instead putting this energy toward getting the person who leaked the tape fired.

Founder of Faith-Based Women’s Magazine Combines Sex & Faith in America with Launch of First Sex Issue

Inside Edition’s Megan Alexander Graces Cover of WHOAwomen Offering A Refreshing & Candid Take on Sex & Marriage in Today’s World, and Shares Why Her Marriage is a Key to Her Success Laine Lawson Craft, founder of WHOAwomen Magazine, a quarterly nationally circulated publication and women empire, is combining the issue of sex and faith in America in the new spring issue on stands April 5, 2014.  “Sex is an everyday issue, but for some reason people in the faith market don’t talk about it. If they do, it is perceived as a negative thing, but God made sex and everything He created is good,” sharesCraft.  “We wanted to tackle the topic head on, but in a positive way. In this issue of WHOAwomen, we look deeper into the role of sex in our everyday lives. Our contributors explore the questions that we’re sometimes afraid to ask: What is healthy sex? When is sex appropriate? What do we do when sex goes wrong? We address how to increase the happiness in our sex life, the joys of sex and…

Mathew Knowles Releases Brian Courtney Wilson from Recording Contract with Music World Gospel

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Wilson Moves to Motown Gospel
(Houston, TX – April 7, 2014) – Mathew Knowles, President and CEO of Music World Entertainment has released Brian Courtney Wilson from his recording contract with Music World Gospel. Wilson moved to his new label home, Motown Gospel, effective, April 4, 2014.
As Knowles restructures Music World Entertainment and its Gospel division, he is making it a priority to help continue the growth of the artists that were signed to the label. “Brian is an exceptionally gifted artist with a unique vocal style,” says Knowles. “When I first saw him sing at church, I wanted to sign him immediately. I know that Brian will continue to have great success with his music and ministry. And Motown Gospel is a perfect fit for him.”
Attorneys Heather Beverly of the Law Office of Heather Beverly, P.C., and Chris Brown and Leslie Cross, Jr. Esq, of Brown & Rosen, LLC worked to assure that both parties were presented with the best possible options for their short …

THE 14TH ANNUAL “CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL” HOSTED BY ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATED ACTRESS TARAJI P. HENSON IS THE #1 “CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL” IN FRANCHISE HISTORY

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CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL” 2014DRAWS IN OVER 2 MILLION VIEWERS
NEW YORK, NY - April 7, 2014—BET continues to raise the bar in gospel programming and dominated with last night’s telecast of CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL!  According to the Nielsen Company, CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL2014 holds the #1 spot in COG franchise history among Households and was seen by an average of 2.6 million total viewers. All key demos were up double-digits vs. COG 13 led by target demos Adults 18-49 (+48%) and Adults 18-34 (+64%).CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL remains the #1 gospel/religious telecast on TV for 14 consecutive years, #1 Sunday Special on Cable in 2014 among Adults 18-49 and last night’s premiere was the #1 Sunday BET telecast for 2014 to date among Adults 18-49.
CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL” illuminated the digital sphere with spirited performances and moving renditions by some of today’s hottest and most talented artists from the worlds of gospel and R&B.Thetelecast topped the charts in the socia…

Behind the Scenes at "Women of Soul" at the White House

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Women who are  the voices of America's past, present and future were invited to share their musical gifts at the White House in March.  Tonight the White House Presents the performances of seven soulful women.  "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul," included performances by Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott, with Greg Phillinganes as music director.Watch their performances on PBS at 9:00 EST, but before tuning in catch the behind the scenes action.

Pastor Riva Tims Presents Majestic Praise In Upcoming Debut Project, “Access Granted”

CD Features Nationally-acclaimed Artists And Musicians Including Shirley Murdock, Preashea Hilliard, And John Wilds (Orlando, FL) – April 7, 2014 - Renowned preacher and pastor Dr. Riva Tims presents Gospel ensemble, Majestic Praise, granting listeners full access to the new project titled, Access Granted.  With two singles already charting, the ensemble’s debut project ushers in God’s presence with its praise and worship emphasis while prompting believers to utilize their kingdom access granted through Jesus Christ. The highly anticipated CD, scheduled to drop this summer, follows the release of the album’s first single, “Incredible God.  It features the harmonious blend of the Majestic Praise team of Tims’ church, Majestic Life Ministries, based in Orlando.  The 10-song project also highlights the talented vocals of nationally recognized artists such as Shirley Murdock, Preashea Hilliard, and John Wilds. Listeners are provided with a worship experience that includes live instruments,…

Controversial movie "Noah" lands at the top of box office list

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Making 44 million dollars during opening weekend, "Noah" knocked "Divergent" out of the number one box office spot during its opening weekend.  Starring Russel Crowe,  the film takes liberties with the biblical account of The Flood that many Christians believe mock their faith.  For this reason, many Christians won't even give the film a chance.  Here is a Christian perspective on the film from soneone who actually attended the movie.

JUST MARRIED: Kandi and Todd say "I Do"

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It was a rocky journey to the altar, but Kandi Buress and Todd Tucker finally said "I do." The "Real Housewife of Atlanta" star wed the TV producer (who she met on set) in an intimate Atlanta wedding on April 4. Burress told Touch magazine exclusively, "I had the wedding of my dreams."

It was a day that seemed like it would never come. Kandi's former finace AJ died from a blow he sustained in a bar fight. Having never been married before, the mother of one, (Riley, 11) opened her heart to love again when Todd proposed.  Kandi's mother, Momma Joyce, made her opposition to the union known during the show, thinking Todd was not good enough for her daughter and because there were rumors he was taking advantage of her daughter. The couple's close relationship caused a breach in Burress' relationship with her mom. Todd started having second thoughts  after  Momma Joyce lost it on him when they met to "clear the air&q…