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The ApprenticeChampion Dr. Randal Pinkett and BCT Partners Join President Barack Obama at the White House

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President Obama invited BCT Partners to Witness The Signing of the Fair Pay And Safe Workplace Executive Order

(New York, NY)..............Dr. Randal Pinkett, winner of the fourth season of NBC-TV'sThe Apprentice business-oriented reality competition and co-founder, Chairman and CEO of the New Jersey-based, multimillion dollar management consulting and IT solutions firm, BCT Partners, joined forces with President Barack Obama on July 31, 2014 at the White House, for the momentous signing of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Executive Order.
Dr. Pinkett and his partners at BCT Partners - Lawrence Hibbert (President), Aric Perminter (Executive Vice President) and Dr. Jeffrey Robinson (Founder) - attended this significant event at the express invitation of President Obama, in recognition of encouraging the growth and success of small businesses, standing for fair wages and equitable treatment and opportunities for those companies and their employees.   As Mr. Hibbert not…

Pastor organizes Project Awakening Stop The Violence Walk in Chicago

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It has been a bloody 90 days of summer in In Chicago. A death a day by gun violence by some accounts.  While most of the neighborhoods in the country are safe enough to have enjoyed the National Night Out in early August , it is hard to ignore a city that is crumbling at the hand of gun crimes right before our eyes.  The president has spoken.  Rom Emmanuel has spoken.  Jesse Jackson has spoken.  Not much has changed. The Windy City remains one of the deadliest localities in the world. Dr. Clifford E. Turner hopes to facilitate change with Stop The Violence Wak on Saturday, August 30, 2014.

EPM MUSIC GROUP MAKES HISTORY AS “TOP PRAISE BREAKS 2014” CD BECOMES FIRST ALBUM OF ITS KIND TO ENTER BILLBOARD TOP 20

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Atlanta, GA - EPM Music Group has made history with its very unique new compilation CD entitled “Earnest Pugh Presents Top Praise Breaks 2014.” The eleven-track project debuts at #18 on this week’s Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart and its thought to be the first ever collection of praise breaks to ever chart in the iconic music industry trade magazine.

For those who don’t know, a praise break is a spontaneous dance that breaks out among parishioners at Pentecostal churches. It’s usually accompanied by the church band delving into a feverish jam session where the pianist or organist engages in a percussive, double time jam session with the drummer and sometimes the bass player that creates a festive atmosphere of worship.

"My intent on releasing the praise break CD was to give musical directors and ministers of music some options to choose from when their services escalate from worship to praise," says singer Earnest Pugh, Founder of EPM Music Group. "I a…

Aritst pens healing song about Mike Brown's death

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Music artists often turn their pain into protest during troubled times.  As it was in the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements,  the death of Michael Brown, the slain teen who was laid to rest this week in Ferguson, MO has prompted a similar response. One artist in particular has not only written a song in opposition to the social unrest Brown's death caused, but has found a creative way to foster healing.The song was done not ony in Brown's memory, but also in homage to other young men who died vioently. According to a press release. . .

NEW MUSIC: "Right Now Praise" - Bobby Jones feat. Tommye Young West!

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The follow-up to his hit single “Rejoice with Me” featuring Faith Evans, which stayed atop the Billboard charts for 41 weeks straight, Bobby Jones is back with a hot new churchy track “Right Now Praise”featuring the incomparable Tommye Young West.
Featured on the #1 Kirk Franklin smash “I Smile” and renown for stellar performances with Bishop T.D. Jakes & The Potter’s House Mass Choir (“A Path in the Sea”) and Georgia Mass (“He’s My All and All”), Tommye Young West is a music veteran who began her career as a successful R&B artist in the 1980s before returning to her gospel roots. 
Born and raised COGIC, check out why choirs everywhere are churching every Sunday to this hot pentecostal jam “Right Now Praise” with Bobby Jones featuring Tommye Young West!

TOP 2 FINALISTS REVEALED ON BET’S SUNDAY BEST

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PHILADELPHIA, PA’s CANDACE BENSON & CLEVELAND, OH’s GEOFFREY GOLDEN VIE FOR THE TOP SPOT ON SEASON 7 FINALE
BACK-TO-BACK FINAL EPISODES AIR SUNDAY, AUGUST 31ST AT 8 P.M. ET/PT
(SUNDAY BEST Season 7 Top 2 Finalists: Candace Benson & Geoffrey Golden; Finale Airs Sunday August 31st starting at 8PM ET/PT on BET Networks/Photographer Darnel Williams)
LOS ANGELES — August 25, 2014 – After an awe-inspiring season of powerhouse singers vying for the title of SUNDAY BEST, the Top 2 contestants were finally revealed on Sunday’s show.  Philadelphia’s own Candace Benson and Cleveland’s Geoffrey Golden claimed the top spots, and will face off in the supersized finale.  Viewers will also be treated to special performances from Bishop Hezekiah Walker, actress/singer Tamela Mann and SUNDAY BEST’s own Yolanda Adams.  Many have been called, but only one will be crowned victor of this season’s SUNDAY BEST!Final back-to-back episodes air Sunday, August 31st starting at 8 P.M. ET/PT.

Pastor Riva Tims Presents Majestic Praise In New CD, Access Granted

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Releasing On August 26th, Gospel Project Features Guest Artists Shirley Murdock, Preashea Hilliard and John Wilds (Orlando, FL) – August 26, 2014 – Churches nationwide are capturing Sunday morning worship and bottling it in a CD, an experience that worshippers can have long after Sunday morning has passed.  Majestic Life Church has provided an unparalleled church experience featuring a singing aggregation known as Majestic Praise, in a brand new CD, Access Granted.  Presented by renowned speaker, gifted author and Majestic Life Church’s pastor, Riva Tims, the CD not only showcases the talents of members of her own praise team, but also other notable figures in Gospel music.  Joining Majestic Praise are three guest artists: Shirley Murdock, Preashea Hilliard and John Wilds.  Access Granted is the first release out of the gate from Zion Records and is currently available where digital music is sold. Gospel music fans have been enjoying two cuts from the album at radio.  S…

The “REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD” Cast Are Joined by a Glittering Guest Star Line-up Including George Lopez, Regina Hall and Lance Bass

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BET NETWORKS’ AWARD WINNING COMEDY “REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD” RETURNS FOR A THIRD SEASON THIS FALLThe New Season Premieres on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Beginning at 10 P.M. ET/PT With Back-to-Back Episodes “REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD Reunion Special 2: Mitch, Please” Premieres Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 10 P.M.ET/PT Los Angeles — August 19, 2014 —BET Networks announces the “REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD” season three premiere on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 starting at 10 P.M. ET/PT. Box office topper Kevin Hart is reunited with the smart satire’s all-star cast including Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, Nelly, Nick Cannon and Cynthia Kaye McWilliams.  The “REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD” season three premiere returns with more faux rivalries and dis-adventures in back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, October 21; new episodes air every Tuesday from 10 P.M. to 10:30 P.M. ET/PT.
Find out which husband is pushed over the edge during the season premiere following the season two finale cliff…

ERICA CAMPBELL GARNERS FOUR DOVE AWARD NOMINATIONS

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TO HOST EXCLUSIVE EVENT WITH LEGENDARY EDWIN HAWKINS AT RECORDING ACADEMY IN LOS ANGELES August 25, 2014 -- Erica Campbell has had a busy summer with a new single, performances and recently announced Dove Award Nominations.  
Her solo album "Help" continues to amass recognition garnering four Dove Award nominations this year. Campbell was nominated in "Gospel Performance of the Year;" "Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year" for "Help;" "Traditional Gospel Song of the Year" for "A Little More Jesus," and "Contemporary / Gospel Urban Album of the Year." 
In addition to her nominations, Campbell has been tapped to be one of the performers at this year's televised Awards ceremony.   The Dove Awards will tape on October 7, 2014 in Nashville, TN and will air later this year on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network). 
Campbell's new single "You Are," was just serviced to gospel radio whi…

Iyanla goes to Ferguson

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Iyanla Vanzant is greeted by members of the Ferguson community. Photo courtesy of Harpo Studios (LOS ANGELES) August 25, 2014 -OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will air "Iyanla: Fix My Life -Special Report: Healing in Ferguson" on Tuesday, August 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The special episode of the award-winning series follows ordained minister and spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant on an emotional trip to Ferguson, Missouri, as she embeds herself in the local community and works to empower citizens by helping them formulate a plan for peace and healing in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown.  
Iyanla visits the protest area and memorial, spending hours reaching out to individuals affected by the tragic event to hear their stories and empowering them with ways to move past their anger.
She brings face-to-face Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson and Michael Brown's uncle,Pastor Charles Ewing, and together they discuss the need for peace in order to give t…

Kevin Love to call Cleveland home with Lebron

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The Cavaliers just solidified their position as a force to be reckoned with in the NBA this season. Power Forward  Kevin Love will join Power Forward LeBron James in a trade confirmed over the weekend. From the sound of things in a Minneapolis' CBS news, Timberwolves fans were happy to see him go. Add Kyrie Irving to the mix for a "Power Trio" that could dominate the East.

2014 VMA AWARDS NOMINEES LIST--BEYONCE LEADS WITH 8 NOMINAITONS

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With the arrival of the tonight's MTV Video Music Awards comes good news about Beyonce and Jay Z for a change.   (The break-up and affair rumors surrounding the pair have been on overload lately.) Bey has been nominated for 8 moon men, including the coveted "Video of the Year" for her collaboration on "Drunk In Love" with her hubby which is  a more becoming storyline for the couple.

Iggy Azalea and Eminem trail behind Beyonce with seven VMA nominations  each.  Ariana Grande will open up the VMA performinfg "Break Free" at the Los Angeles Forum in Inglewood.    (Yes, the show has changed coast after running in NYC for years.) Grande is nominated in the Best Female Video category for her collaboration with Iggy Azalea on the smash hit "Problem." The former Sam & Cat star is taking advantage of her appearance on the award show.  Apparently she will be releasing the "My Everything" album tonight a day before the pr…