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The Emmanual 9 one year later

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Never forget the Emmanuel 9. It's been a year since the dreadful day 21-year-old Dyan Rooth, a white man murdered nine black Christians including Pastor Clementa Pinckney, at the Mother Emmanuel AME bible study in Charleston, SC. Rooth was seen holding a confederate flag on FB, which many recognized as a symbol of hate. Following national protests Gov. Nikki Haley signed a ban to prohibit confederate flags from flying over state buildings in the Palmetto State. It took  this tragegdy to mae progressin removing symbols of discrimination and hate.
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The recent Orlando club massacre  is a painful reminder of the that threat against religious freedom. Tee Emmanuel 9 were parishioners gathering in their church to The Orlando hooting show the threat against same sex relationships.  Shirley Caesar has released a tribute song in their honor entitled "Mother Emmanuel."

FRED HAMMOND TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE ON SEPTEMBER 30TH, AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW

LEAD SINGLE “FATHER JESUS SPIRIT” RELEASED TO RADIO

HAMMOND KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE FESTIVAL OF PRAISE 2016 TOUR ON OCTOBER 5TH IN LAS VEGAS, NV

NEW YORK—June 17, 2016—Fresh off of a packed live recording for his new album in Houston earlier last month in May, with a high-energy night of performing that had the crowd on its feet, award-winning gospel superstar and producer Fred Hammond will deliver his much-anticipated new album WORSHIP JOURNAL LIVE this fall.  The album is available for pre-order now at all digital retailers. 

Scheduled for release on September 30, 2016 on RCA Inspiration, capturing his first live recording in 17 years, Hammond’s new worship album features 12 tracks filled with the dynamic ministry and acclaimed live musicianship that has made him one of gospel’s most popular and influential artists over the past 30 years, with the new single “Father Jesus Spirit” just released to radio and also available now digitally as an instant grat track with album pre-…

Gospel and Classical Singer Karla Scott Publishes Dissertation Linking Gospel Music Training to Leadership Development in the Military

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(Bowie, MD ) – Acclaimed and world-renowned Gospel and classical singer Dr. Karla Scott’s recent dissertation, “The Impact of Gospel Music Training and Performance Practice on Leadership Development and Performed Nationalism Within a Collegiate, Military Community” was presented for defense on March 25th, 2016 at the University of Maryland College Park.In it, she discusses correlations between Gospel music training, authoritative leadership and technical leadership development within a military setting. Best-known as a classical singer, Scott has performed throughout the United States, several times at the Kennedy Center, as well as in Zimbabwe, Africa, Rome, Italy (where she made her operatic debut) and Beijing, China. She has sung with various orchestras including the Annapolis Symphony, Greensboro Symphony, National Orchestral Institute Orchestra and the University of Maryland Summer Chorus Orchestra. In addition to performing at the funeral of Rosa Par…

'Gospel Mix All Stars' Father's Day Concert Kicks Off Tour

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THE “GOSPEL MIX 2016” ALL-STARS TO KICK-OFF NATIONAL CONCERT TOUR WITH BIG FATHER’S DAY CONCERT AT CATHEDRAL OF THE CROSS CHURCH IN BIRMINGHAM, AL SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016 @5:00 PM


 Birmingham, AL: The Magic City will host the biggest gospel tour of the summer this Sunday, June 19th @5:00 PM when the “Gospel Mix 2016” All-Stars hit The Cathedral of The Cross Church for a special Father’s Day concert. The big show features gospel music legends Luther Barnes, Kathy Taylor, Earnest Pugh, Byron Cage and Grammy Award nominee Ricky Dillard.  The program also features performances from seasoned performers such as Zacardi Cortez, James Fortune, the trio Half Mile Home, quartet king Damon Little, urban inspirational artist Mike E., James Grear & Company, worship artist Chad Brawley and The Brown Boyz.

One headliner in particular Zacardi Cortez is hot as fire right now and his latest hit “#YDIA” was no. 1 on last week’s Mediabase Gospel Airplay chart. He will rel…

FACTS ABOUT THE UNITED STATE OF WOMEN SUMMIT

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UNITED STATE OF WOMEN SUMMIT
FACT SHEET: Government, Businesses and Organizations Announce $50 Million in Commitments to Support Women And Girls Tomorrow, ahead of the first-ever United State of Women Summit, the Obama administration, private-sector companies, foundations and organizations are announcing $50 million in commitments, along with new policies, tools and partnerships that will continue to expand opportunity for women and girls. These announcements include a pledge by more than two dozen leading companies to take actions to continue to close the gender pay gap, new resources to empower community college students to negotiate their first salaries, new campaigns to change how our country values caregiving and improve portrayals of women in media, and enhanced global efforts to promote gender quality worldwide. Each of these new efforts build on the work that President Obama and his administration have done since the day he took office …

Comedian Kym Whitley will host Judge Mablean's 14th Annual Honoring Unsung Fathers Awards & Scholarship Brunch

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WHAT:The Mablean Ephriam Foundation presents the 14th Annual Honoring Unsung Fathers Awards & Scholarship Brunch. Celebrating the Unsung Fathers in the community. The event will include an awards program with an you can eat brunch buffet, with entertainment, featuring performances by, Dorinda Clark-Cole (Grammy Award Winner) and Mike Phillips (Jazz Saxophonist).The H.U.F. Awards 2016 Co-Chair is the Honorable Isadore Hall, III(California Senate District 35).In addition to the awards, the foundation will present (17) scholarships to students from the Greater Los Angeles area, high school graduates, nursing and continuing college students between the ages of 25 to 40 who did not go to college, but have now returned. 
WHO:Marla Gibbs, ( Madea’s Witness Protections), Wendell James (Raising Whitley), Renée Lawless (The Haves and the Have Nots), Angell Conwell (The Young and Restless), Ion Overman (Madea Goes to Jail), Darius McCrary (TV One’s The Miki Howard Story) M…

Statement from Hillary Clinton on the Orlando Club Massacre

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I join Americans in praying for the victims of the attack in Orlando, their families and the first responders who did everything they could to save lives. This was an act of terror. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies are hard at work, and we will learn more in the hours and days ahead. For now, we can say for certain that we need to redouble our efforts to defend our country from threats at home and abroad. That means defeating international terror groups, working with allies and partners to go after them wherever they are, countering their attempts to recruit people here and everywhere, and hardening our defenses at home. It also means refusing to be intimidated and staying true to our values. This was also an act of hate. The gunman attacked an LGBT nightclub during Pride Month. To the LGBT community: please know that you have millions of allies across our country. I am one of them. We will keep fighting for your right to live freely, openly and without fear…

All Female Hip Hop Trio - Blushhh Music -Releases New Single on Mathew Knowles' MWE Label

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Recognizing talent when he sees it is a well-known trait in Mathew Knowles, one that the public has proven it appreciates-to the tune of an unprecedented 300 million+ worldwide sales for his Music World Entertainment label alone. Never to disappoint, Knowles has spotted, groomed, prepped, and properly mic'd three sizzling new sensations called Blushhh Music. With a debut single, "Old School Back," released June 9, 2016-introduced from their first CD, "Old School Hip-Hop Past, Present, and Future"-the proof that they came to deliver the 90's era vibe which so many crave is about to be made official. The group has already charmed their way through the media recently with their sexy/tough visages, complimented by their quickly evolving talent (and fan base). Getting to watch this time is part of the lure of the group-showing us more of what Knowles has been doing behind the scenes at his star making organization, MWE. Blushhh Music shares openl…

Obama: Orlando was an act of terror, hate

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 STATEMET FROM PRES. OBAMA ON ORLANDO CLUB SHOOTING

"You will notice that I am not using the victim's name and I will try not to do that." So far we no indication that this was a plot from outside of the U.S. He made three 9-1-1 calls from the club. He said he was doing this for the leader of ISIL, but he also alluded to honoring the Boston marathon bombers. . .The FBI's Miami office opened a preliminary investigation for 10 months. He admitted making inflammatory statements that his co-workers reported but said he said it because he felt his co-workers were making fun of him for being Muslim. Obama advised Americans to "channel their anxiety" into awareness, live their lives an let the professionals o their jobs."

By Mona Austin

For the fourteenth time Pres. Barack Obama stood at a podium to grieve  and extend condolences for lives lost in a mass shooting on Sunday.   This time gays in Orlando, FL were targeted when a homophobic gunman…

Statement from Vice President Biden on Mass Shooting in Orlando

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Last night, at least fifty innocent people gathering to celebrate love and life were brutally killed in an act of pure hate and unspeakable terror. Scores of others were injured in the attack. They were our brothers and our sisters; our friends, neighbors, and loved ones. In the coming days, we will learn more about these fifty souls and the lives they lived and the world they made better.
As the President made clear, we are closely monitoring and fully involved in the investigation of the country’s worst mass shooting. We are grateful for the heroic actions of the Orlando Police, first responders—and many bystanders—who charged into danger and saved lives; who rushed the wounded to hospitals in ambulances, in police cars, in the backs of pickup trucks, and carried others to safety. As in the midst of so much evil, their acts are a reminder of the best in our common humanity.
Jill and I offer our prayers and …

Orlando mayor declares state of emergency in the wake of mass gay club shooting

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After the death toll in a club shooting in Orlando rose to 50, more than twice the initial estimate, the mayor has declared a state of emergency in the following statement:

We are dealing with something we never imagined. Since the last update, we have gotten better access to the building, cleared the building. It is with great sadness I share that we have 50 casualties, in addition to the shooter. Because of the scale I have called Governor Scott to request a state of emergency and we are issuing a state of emergency in the City. This allows us to bring additions resources to support our efforts. Our focus in the coming hours will be identifying the victims and notifying the families. We are setting up a hotline for concerned family members – 407.246.4357. The identification process may take some time. We ask for your patience as we want to be accurate. I continue to be proud of how our community has responded. -Mayor Buddy Dyer

Presidential Proclamation -- LGBT Pride Month, 2016

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June is LGBT Pride Month. Obamahost LGBT reception for LGBT Pride Month at the White House today.LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2016 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union.  This journey, led by forward-thinking individuals who have set their sights on reaching for a brighter tomorrow, has never been easy or smooth.  The fight for dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people is reflected in the tireless dedication of advocates and allies who strive to forge a more inclusive society.  They have spurred sweeping progress by changing hearts and minds and by demanding equal treatment -- under our laws, from our courts, and in our politics.  This month, we recognize all they have done to bring us to this point, and we recommit to bending the arc of our Nation toward justice. Last ye…