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NEW ARTIST TERAJ REINVIGORATES POP/R&B WITH DEBUT ALBUM

New York, NY – Former NY model and personality TERAJ will release his debut album DEFY on September 8, 2017, and the lead single We Got Each Other will be released and available in all digital stores worldwide, including iTunes, Spotify and Tidal, on July 7, 2017 with pre-orders available on June 26. As a former resident performer at Manhattan’s trendy Iguana Lounge, singer and songwriter Teraj is the new maverick of pop and R&B. Since making a name for himself as a popular NY model, the former real estate agent, with numerous appearances on Bravo’s hit reality show Million Dollar Listing, is returning to his musical roots to fulfill a lifelong dream of producing a quality album with uplifting songs, edgy beats, and inspiring lyrics stemmed from his own life experiences.  A Miami-born artist and social media influencer, Teraj is a Cornell graduate who wrote and co-produced all eight tracks for DEFYin only five months. The album’s lead single, We Got Each Other,which is available…

RIP: Nabra Hassanen, an American Muslim girl murdered on Father's Day motivated by evil, not hate

Young Nabra Hassanen leaves a legacy of kindness to all.
By Mona Austin

Mohmoud Hassanen's first born was killed on Father's Day.  All he and her mother, Sawsan Gazzar would like to know  is why someone would kill her.  Gazzar has a theory. She believes her daughter was killed because she was wearing a Hijab. Mr. Hassanen said when he goes to court he wants the murderer to look him in the eyes and give him an answer. 

"Nobody feel [sic] like what I feel when I lose my daughter.  I don't want this happen to another people.," said Mr. Hassanen. Afraid it is no longer safe to live in America, Gazzar is concerned her remaining 3 daughters could return home as bodies too. 

Nabra Hassanen 16,  was attacked with a metal baseball bat after spending time at  All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS)  mosque for Ramadan prayer, later joining a group of friends at an IHOP in Northern Virginia on Sunday morning.  After the El Salvadoran attacker, Darwin Martinez Torres of Ste…

THRONE ROOM GOLD EDITION FEATURES NEVER BEFORE HEARD RENDITION OF ‘BLESSED ASSURANCE’ ON RE-RELEASE

Nashville, TN — Motown Gospel to re-release CeCe Winans’ popular and iconic album, Throne Room, on all digital platforms today. 
The 10x Grammy® Award winner offers a commemorative ‘Gold Edition’ of the groundbreaking worship album. Throne Room Gold Edition will include an exclusive unreleased rendition of “Blessed Assurance,” inspired by her 2015 Kennedy Center Honors tribute to legendary actress Cicely Tyson. 
Marking a more inspirational and worship focused direction, Throne Room was originally released in 2003, was RIAA Gold-certified and generated two hits, “Mercy Said No,” and “Hallelujah Praise.”
Winans is currently on her national ‘Let Them Fall In Love’ Tour presented by Medi-Share and will have a special performance tomorrow, June 17, with the Boston Pops at Boston Symphony Hall. 
About CeCe Winans Winans has released a slew of duo and solo albums that crossed genres and boundaries and influenced a generation of gospel and secular vocalists. Her mantel today holds a staggering te…

PHOTOS: iONE DIGITAL CELEBRATES LAUNCH OF NEW SITE 'CASSIUS' WITH INFLUENCER EVENTS IN NEW YORK & ATLANTA

NEW YORK - - This month, iOne Digital (formerly Interactive One) celebrated the debut of its new digital publication CASSIUS with launch parties in New York and Atlanta.

In New York, guests gathered at hotspot Kola House for a first look at CASSIUS' June cover, "The First Supper," a graphic illustration featuring 30 of the most talked about, controversial figures in pop culture. 
The evening included welcome remarks from Kierna Mayo, SVP of Content & Brands, and Detavio Samuels, president of iOne Digital & One Solution; a smashing of a "Culture Vultures" pinata; and performances by "Power" actor/singer Rotimi and Def Jam recording artistDave East.
In Atlanta, a lively crowd packed The Gathering Spot to learn about CASSIUS and meet the team behind the machine. After a cocktail hour with music provided by DJ Geronimo and Bryan Michael Cox, Detavio Samuels welcomed the guests, followed by a video presentation and remarks from Kierna Mayo. CASSIUS …

Zane Lowe Premieres The Pollyseeds' "Funny How Time Flies" On Beats 1 Radio

Group Includes Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, Marlon Williams, Robert “Sput” Searight, Rose Gold, & more Sounds of Crenshaw Vol. 1 is out July 14th via Ropeadope Praised by Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Billboard, New York Times, The FADER, Stereogum, & more The Pollyseeds just released "Funny How Time Flies," a new track off their upcoming debut album Sounds of Crenshaw Vol. 1 (out July 14th via Ropeadope). Featuring Terrace Martin and Robert Glasper,Zane Lowe premiered the track on his Beats 1 Radio show as a World Record. Stream or embed the song along with Lowe's conversation with Pollyseed Terrace Martin: http://apple.co/_ThePollyseeds The Pollyseeds is a collaborative group of A-list producers, musicians, and creators including Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Robert “Sput” Searight, Rose Gold, Trevor Lawrence Jr, Craig Brockman, and more. Along with his 2016 Grammy nominated album Velvet Portraits, the group's founder Terrace Martin is known…