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Jason Nelson reveals inspiration for writing songs

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Jason Nelson is doubly gifted as a singer and songwriter possessing the ability to shift the atmosphere for worship.  He discusses songwriting in an interview with Mona Austin, revealing inspiration for "I Am" the lead single from his latest CD, "Jesus Revealed."  Jason sometimes teams with other writers such as his  twin brother and fellow gospel artist Jonathan Nelson, but here he shares his personal perspective. With an attitude of Godly submission  he said, "You don't determines what to tell them, God determines what to tell them.  You just hae to be open to receive."
Listen to the entire interview.

The fight is on!

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IT'S OFFICIALLY  GOING DOWN: The Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao​ fight set for May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayweather signed the agreement to face off against Pacquiao on Feb. 19 and has said it will be an "easy" win.  Both fighters will reportedly make $100 million each. Ticket prices range form $3440-$12,000+.   Who will win?

Eating Disorders: More Than A Physical Threat - Queendom Study Reveals That Eating Disorders Are Often A Sign Of Deeper Mental Health

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A recent study by Queendom.com and PsychTests.com indicates that many individuals who have eating disorders are more likely to suffer from other mental health issues like depression and anxiety. 

Montreal, Canada – February 20, 2015 – While body image issues and negative food attitudes are a major part of Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge Eating, there is a deeper and darker side to these disorders. Statistics collected by Queendom.com through their Eating Disorders and Emotional Eating Test reveal that individuals dealing with eating disorders are often plagued by depression, anxiety, and other debilitating mental health problems. Researchers at Queendom.com urge sufferers to seek medical help as well as psychological counseling for a more well-rounded healing approach.

February 22 to 28 marks Eating Disorder Awareness Week, a campaign to bring attention to one of the most chronic mental health issues, and for good reason. Research by the Eating Disorders Coalition indica…

Handcuffs, handcuffs baby: Vanilla Ice arrested

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Vanilla Ic,a well know 90's rapper has been arrested on home burglary charges.  TMZ, which first reported the arrest, says that the incident allegedly involves a house being renovated for VanWinkle’s reality show, “The Vanilla Ice Project.” The series, which has been a hit for DIY Network, features the rapper fixing up houses around his own home in Palm Beach County, where he’s lived for years.

500,000 Walmart workers will receive a pay increase

buzzz worthy. . . Remember when Walmart workers went on strike for better pay? The company has heard their cries and thousands of Walmart employers will be getting raise as a part of several new improvement initiatives , the company announced yesterday. Approximately 500,000 full-time and part-time associates at Walmart U.S. stores and Sam's Clubs will receive pay raises in the first half of the current fiscal year. Current and future associates will benefit from this initiative, which ensures that Walmart hourly associates earn at least $1.75 above today's federal minimum wage, or $9.00 per hour, in April. The following year, by Feb. 1, 2016, current associates will earn at least $10.00 per hour. The new initiatives will also give associates more control over their schedules.

Hoda Kotb to host show exclusively on SiriusXM

buzzz worthy. . . SiriusXM announced Hoda Kotb will host a live, one-hour show twice a week on SiriusXM's exclusive channel TODAY Show Radio starting on February 23, 2015. The announcement was made yesterday on NBC's TODAY. On her new show, The Hoda Show, Kotb will discuss some of her favorite "water cooler" topics, including the latest on her favorite TV shows, dating, health and beauty. Kotb will share personal anecdotes, take calls from SiriusXM listeners and speak with some of her favorite celebrity guests. "I am so excited to peel off my Spanx®, wipe the shellac we call makeup off my face, get in my fat pants, and…gab on my new SiriusXM show," said Hoda Kotb. "Let's let it all hang out!" "We're thrilled to welcome Hoda Kotb, one of the most popular hosts on broadcast TV, to the SiriusXM team to lead this original and exclusive call-in radio show. This will be a refreshing and fun addition for listeners nationwide," sa…

The White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

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This week, the White House is convening a three-day summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) to bring together local, federal, and international leaders – including President Obama and foreign ministers – to discuss concrete steps the United States and its partners can take to develop community-oriented approaches to counter  hateful extremist ideologies that radicalize, recruit or incite to violence.  Violent extremist threats can come from a range of groups and individuals, including domestic terrorists and homegrown violent extremists in the United States, as well as terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and ISIL.
Understanding “Countering Violent Extremism” CVE encompasses the preventative aspects of counterterrorism as well as interventions to undermine the attraction of extremist movements and ideologies that seek to promote violence.  CVE efforts address the root causes of extremism through community engagement, including the following programs: ·Build…

Rev. Dr. Charley Hames Authors Transformative New Book - PRESSING RESET: When Life Forces You To Start Over Again

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Thirty-two years before Rev. Dr. Charley Hames, Jr. pastored one of the Bay Area’s fastest growing churches, he was a timid fourth grader who was ridiculed by his teacher: “You will never be good at English,” she said. “You will never be good at public speaking.” Those angry, biting words changed young Charley’s life.  He owned them, at first. But then, he pressed reset making the choice to prove this teacher wrong. Now at the age of 41, Dr. Hames leads over 2,500 worshipers at Beebe Memorial Cathedral in Oakland, CA and can be heard by millions each week as the "Voice of Inspiration" on San Francisco Bay Area's 102.9FM  KBLX Radio.  Hames has now released his first book, PRESSING RESET: When Life Forces You To Start Over Again, and urges the churched and unchurched to stop dwelling in the past because God gives us all a clean slate. “When a shameful life episode hits you so hard you think you can’t do anything but give up, when you feel God ha…

GOSPEL MUSIC‘S DYNAMIC BROTHER AND SISTER DUO DONNIE AND ANDREA MCCLURKIN GET CANDID ABOUT LIFE, MUSIC AND MINISTRY

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Andrea McClurkin-Mellini Starts the New Year off with a Chart-Topping Single;  a Guest Appearance on Donnie NEXT Taping March 15 and Performances at Key Events during Stellar Award Week in Las Vegas, NV Los Angeles, CA (February 19, 2015) - The McClurkin siblings crew up singing together around the house along with five other sisters and brothers, not realizing there was a bigger plan waiting to be unveiled.   Andrea McClurkin-Mellini traveled for years singing in the background for her well-known brother, Donnie McClurkin, who’ve had great success as a gospel recording artist and a respected and beloved pastor of Perfecting Faith Church. In the recent CALLED Magazine cover story www.calledmagazine.com Donnie and Andrea opens up about life, music and ministry.  The family’s ability to be candid about their struggles have become a trademark over the years; but it’s the humor and laughter, laced within the interview that allow readers to get a glimpse of ho…

President Obama's 2015 Economic Report

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This morning, the Council of Economic Advisers released the sixty-ninth annual Economic Report of the President, a 7 chapter document which reviews the United States’ accelerating recovery and ways to further support middle-class families as the recovery continues. The economy is recovering from the Great Recession at an increasing pace, growing at an annual rate of 2.8 percent over the past two years, compared with 2.1 percent over the first 3½ years of the recovery. The speed-up is especially clear in the labor market, where job gains have reached a pace not seen since the 1990s. But it is essential that a broad range of households benefit from the United States’ resurgent growth, so this year’s Report focuses on factors that are important to middle-class incomes: productivity, labor force participation, and income inequality.The President’s approach to economic policies, what he calls “middle-class economics,” aims to improve each of these long-standing …

'Bishop Noel Jones Presents Trent Von Lee I Am A Praiser' CD Release Celebration at H.O.M.E. in Beverly Hills

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February 18, 2015 (Los Angeles, CA)-Trent Von Lee, gospel music artist, will celebrate his upcoming album, 'Bishop Noel Jones Presents Trent Von Lee I Am A Praiser,' with a free CD release celebration February 23, 7-10p.m., at House of Music Entertainment, 430 North Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, California.
Hosted by comedian Jonathan Slocumb, Lee will showcase five original songs from his upcoming March 28 release offering equal parts entertainment and praise & worship with an edge, accompanied by a live band.  A movement designed to instigate intense praise with a goal to worship, the room is sure to be filled with high energy throughout the evening.
"I am excited to finally unveil a work of art that has been in the works for a while," states Lee.  "I believe this celebration will be nothing anyone expects and everything they need."
Produced by Lee, Charles Harris, Jr., Marcus Hodge and Chadwick L. Williams, "I Am A Pra…

Tyscot Records signs Lonnie Hunter

TYSCOT MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS STELLAR AWARD WINNING RECORDING ARTIST,CHOIR CONDUCTOR & SYNDICATED RADIO SHOW HOST
LONNIE HUNTER
New Single “Forever I Will” Hits Radio In March
Stellar Award winning recording artist, choir conductor and syndicated radio show host, Lonnie Hunter, has signed with Tyscot Music & Entertainment, the oldest minority-owned and operated gospel label in the USA. The label will release Hunter’s new radio single “Forever I Will” in March. The inspiring new anthem features Hunter’s vocal ensemble Structure and the song anchors his forthcoming #GETITDONE album.

The #GETITDONE project offers listeners an absolute worship experience. It is a musical tool for ministers of music, praise and worship team leader and music lovers alike. The music runs the gamut of Sunday morning congregational songs to tracks with a full-throttle concert vibe. “While the Ge​t It Done c​ampaign started as a clothing line and a motivational message to The Lonnie Hu…

‘OLD FASHIONED’ ROMANCE IS A NEW HIT

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A Small Valentines Weekend Movie Dominates in its TheatersOldfashionedmovie.com
BURBANK, Calif. Love is in, and a new movie about it is breaking records and turning heads.  OLD FASHIONED—an upstart, indie romantic drama about respect in romance—sold out theaters, drew spontaneous applause at the end and, according to Box Office Mojo, holds the new record as best-performing Christian film in fewer than 300 theaters. In 224 theaters, OLD FASHIONED exceeded $1 million for the four-day holiday weekend. Viewers on Rotten Tomatoes rated it a positive 96 percent.
The reviews are in. . . “OLD FASHIONED deserves commendation. [It’s] well acted and beautifully shot.”
Glen Kinney
RogerEbert.com

“Endearing . . . the story of a man and a woman falling in love with respect, honesty and a spiritual element that never gets too preachy . . the kind of production that makes couples want to hold hands in the theater.”
Rick Bentley
The Fresno Bee

OLD FASHIONED is a refreshingly-principled p…

Over 600,000 watch Crouch funeral

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(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Over four thousand people from all over the world packed into the West Angeles Church of God In Christ on Jan. 21 to pay their respects to legendary Gospel artist Andraé Crouch. The concert and Celebration of Life services were streamed live on BET.com as well as the churchs website, with more than 600,000 people logging on to watch online.

The four-hour funeral service included performances by Stevie Wonder, CeCe Winans, BeBe Winans, Shirley Caesar, Ledisi, Yolanda Adams, Richard Smallwood, Tata Vega, Krystal Murden, Donald Lawrence, Israel Houghton, Tommy Sims, Jonathan Butler, Donnie McClurkin and original members of Andraé Crouch and the Disciples. The service was officiated by Bishop Kenneth Ulmer, with a eulogy by Pastor Marvin Winans, as well as comments by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Dr. Bobby Jones, Kirk Franklin, Edwin and Lynette Hawkins, Bishop Clyde Ramalaine from South Africa, Bishop Barbara Amos and Stevie Wonder. In addition, …

"STEVIE WONDER: SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE — AN ALL-STAR GRAMMY SALUTE" Spread love of music,mankind

"STEVIE WONDER: SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE — AN ALL-STAR GRAMMY SALUTE" AIRED MONDAY, FEB. 16  Hosted by LL Cool J,25-Time GRAMMY Winner Stevie Wonder Takes The Stage In A Surprise Performance; Babyface, The Band Perry, Tony Bennett, Beyoncé, Andrea Bocelli, Gary Clark Jr., Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, India.Arie, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Annie Lennox, Janelle Monáe, Aisha Morris, NE-YO, Jill Scott, Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder, And Pharrell Williams Celebrate The Icon's Songbook Surprising the audience with a captivating finale performance, Stevie Wonder received multiple standing ovations singing some of his all-time classics, including "Superstition" and "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life," at the "Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY® Salute." An impressive superstar cast of 19 artists saluted Wonder with songs from his stellar songbook in front of a sold-out audience at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE.

Two-time GRAMMY winne…

BET HONORS premieres on Feb. 23

buzzz worthy. . . NEW YORK, NY- February 17, 2015 – Continuing the Black History Month celebration, BET Networks returns with the eighth annual “The BET HONORS” to pay tribute to the contributions of legendary African Americans in the areas of education, theater, business and technology, music and innovation. Comedian Wayne Brady hosts the show for the second year, honoring Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad (Theatrical Award), 21-time Grammy Award-winning entrepreneur Kanye West (Visionary Award), multi-platinum recording star Usher (Musical Arts Award), Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole (Education Award), and Chairman of Microsoft, John W. Thompson (Business & Technology Award). “The BET Honors” premieres Monday, February 23, 2015 at 9 pm/ET. The show opened with an entertaining old-school hip hop performance by Wayne Brady that earned him a standing ovation from the audience. The star-studded roster of performers included Ne-Yo, K. Michelle, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, Patti…

TUNE IN ALERT: BET's first mini-series explores little known character over 3 days

This Black History Month BET tells the story of Aminata Diallo (Aunjanue Ellis, "The Help") and her travels from Mali to Britain during slavery in the mini-series, "Book of Negroes." Last night during its premiere, viewers were introduced to the courageous early life of Diallo as she entered slavery/servitude in South Carolina. "If I can't say a word, I just wave my hand." These words from an Old 100 hymn are indeed an appropriate reaction to the story thus far. The history of Blacks from Africa to America is astounding to the point it can be numbing. Much can and has been said about the highs and lows of the "Black Experience." This is the first time I am hearing the story from the perspective of a non-American and woman (it is Canadian made) and thus far have no words to describe the feeling I experienced as I gasped, looked away and at times stared blankly into the eyes of the lead character. The acting and directing kept me completely …