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'NATIONAL BIBLE BEE COMPETITION SHOW' PREMIERES ON FACEBOOK LIVE APRIL 24

THE BIBLE BEE OFFERS $100,000 IN PRIZE MONEYBibleBee.org/nbbcshow SAN ANTONIO–April 24, 2018 –Last year, the National Bible Bee Game Showbecame the first television series to premiere on Facebook Live. Produced by Enthuse Entertainment, the National Bible Bee Game Showreached 80 million homes in the first season on three TV networks and was broadcast globally on NRB Network, CTN and UPLIFT TV. The second season, hosted by actor/producer/speaker Kirk Cameron and sponsored by Museum of the Bible, was broadcast on Facebook Live in 2017. Over 15 million people worldwide watched the 30 episode series. Now, one year later, the National Bible Bee Competition Show, will premiere April 24th at 8 pm Eastern on Facebook Live. Forty-five young people ranging from 7 to 18 years of age will compete for $100,000 in prize money in these six fast-paced weekly episodes. The contestants for the National Bible Bee Competition Show are chosen from the annual National Bible Bee Summer Study in 3 age division…

TUNE-IN ALERT: CNN to Host a Town Hall with Former FBI Director James Comey on Wed., April 25

SUMMARY: Starting at 8 p.m eatern, CNN will broadcast a live town hall with former FBI Director James Comey.  Billed as Comey: Truth, Lies and Leadership the forum will address his controversial book release, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership.  Questions will be taken from the audience on the campus of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.  Comey is a William & Mary alum and has a daughter who attends the school now.

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Former FBI Director James Comey will sit down for a Town Hall at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 25 airing on CNN. The one-hour primetime Town Hall, moderated by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, will be live from Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall at Comey’s alma mater, William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and will be co-hosted by the Student Assembly at William & Mary. Following the release of Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies & Leadership, Cooper will moderate a conversation between Comey and a live audien…

Statement from the Press Secretary on Committee Approval of Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo

With Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo's favorable report from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the American people are one step closer to having their top diplomat in place at a critical time in our history. Under President Donald J. Trump's leadership, the United States is on a path toward a safer, more prosperous future. Secretary-designate Pompeo is an integral part of the President's vision going forward. We look forward to the full Senate confirming him in the coming days.


TV ONE ANNOUNCES FOURTH ANNUAL AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION FINALISTS

SILVER SPRING, MD - April 24, 2018 - TV One has announced the 2018 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) TV One Screenplay Competition finalists - Fedna Jacquet (New York, NY), writer of "Isaiah"; Rashim Cannad (Los Angeles, CA), writer of "Connected"; and Sylvester K. Folks (Deatsville, AL), writer of "The Patrolman." The three finalists of the TV One competition will receive an all-expense paid trip to this year's ABFF in Miami (June 13-17).  During ABFF's TV One "Celebrity Scene Stealers" event on Friday, June 15, each finalist will direct a table read of a scene from their script, performed by professional actors participating in this year's festival in front of a live audience. A brief overview of the TV One Screenplay Competition finalists scripts are as follows: "Isaiah," a drama by Fedna Jacquet: One young black man is killed. An officer's life is torn to pieces. Time rewinds as we discover the intimate pieces of t…

Melania Trump comes out of the shadow at first WH State Dinner, plus full guest list

First Lady Melania Trump, a woman who is more often seen than  heard, is making a statement with her fashion and socializing.  For the frist White House State Dinner of the Rump Administration she came out shining,

Mrs Trump chose to wear a couture Chanel sequined dress in the first White House State Dinner honoring French first couple.  A balance of fashion diplomacy, she wore American designer when welcoming the Macrons earlier int he day.  The white wide-brimmed hat coupled with a skirt suit lit up the internet for its sharpness.  Few first ladies have been known to wear hats or make a fashion statement wearing one that created more buzz than the former model.  Some pointed out the look appeared to tip to Beyonce's hat in "Formation" and a hat the Olivia Pope character wore on Scandal. 

Not only concerned with looking beautiful herself, Melania also focused on the aesthetics of the event.  As the FLOTUS, she serves in the role of hostess and also planned the event do…

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Tragedy in Toronto, Canada

The United States stands with the Canadian people in the aftermath of today’s tragic event in Toronto, where a van drove into a crowd of people killing several and injuring many more.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those affected, and we wish a full recovery to those injured.  The United States Government pledges to provide any support Canada may need. Date of incident: 4/23/18

Ben Tankard celebrates Stellar Awards Hall of Fame induction, gears up for summer tour

Nashville, TN --  Gold and Platinum selling Gospel/Jazz Pianist, NBC/Bravo reality TV star, private pilot and pastor Ben Tankard is living a Full Tank Life.  The godfather of Gospel Jazz was recently inducted into the Stellar Awards Honors Hall of Fame at the 2018 Stellar Awards in March.  Tankard's honor by The Stellar Awards exemplifies his lifetime of achievements in the Gospel Music industry as an artist, musician and producer.  The 15-time Stellar Award winner has earned numerous awards and accolades on his recent 3-Volume FULL TANK gospel/jazz CD and his best-selling, hardback, self-help book The Full Tank Life: Fuel Your Dreams-Ignite Your Destiny.    Tankard is now taking flight across the country this spring and summer on a whirlwind book and cd tour to empower everyone to live a Full Tank Life!  His The Full Tank Life: Fuel Your Dreams, Ignite Your Destinybook was named an Essence Magazine Inspirational Book of the Year and is available now in hardback, paperback, ebook an…

Beyonce' and Google partner for college scholarship dollar matching initiative

INDIO, Calif., April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, announces a partnership with Google.org, the charitable arm of tech giant Google, to award four new scholarships as part of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program. The iconic performer also issues a challenge to other businesses to join Google.org in investing in excellence through education. Google.org has matched the $100,000 grant Beyoncé announced last week, which will enable four additional HBCUs to receive $25,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. The schools chosen are Texas Southern University, located in Beyoncé's home city, Houston, Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, the alma mater of her father, Mathew Knowles,  Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. HBCUs are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the Afri…