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Tasha Cobbs visits Tiny Desk Concerts

Tasha Cobbs visits Tiny Desk Concerts

Her Tiny Desk set started out with one of her favorite songs and her most popular tune, “Break Every Chain,” an anthem that reminds many of us that “there is power in the name of Jesus.” Her second song, “You Know My Name,” is one Cobbs ...

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July 9th, 2019

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Marvin Sapp is leaving Grand Rapids Church

Marvin Sapp is leaving Grand Rapids Church

On June 2, Grammy-award winning Gospel artist Mavin Sapp announced he is leaving the church he founded in Grand Rapids, Mich., to take a position as the senior pastor at Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Fort Worth. Still in the airport returning from his latest music tour, he ...

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July 9th, 2019

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Financial Wellness with David and Tamela Mann

Financial Wellness with David and Tamela Mann

On Friday’s Essence Festival Power Stage in New Orleans, David and Tamela Mann joined State Farm agents to tell festival goers how they can make power moves with their finances. While speaking with ESSENCE’s news and politics editor, Tanya Christian, they shared their ...

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July 9th, 2019

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Erica Campbell sues over Solo Album Royalties

Erica Campbell sues over Solo Album Royalties

Erica Campbell — half of the gospel duo Mary Mary — released two solo albums over the last few years, but she’s suing her record distributor because she claims she never saw a dime from the album sales. According to a lawsuit obtained by The Blast, ...

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July 9th, 2019

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Kirk Franklin Declares, “Long Live Love.”

Kirk Franklin Declares, “Long Live Love.”

More than two decades after he revolutionized gospel music by mixing hip-hop backbeats and contemporary urban sounds into his songs of praise, Fort Worth native Kirk Franklin remains at the top of his genre. With “Love Theory,” the lead single from his new album “Long Live ...

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July 9th, 2019

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An Essence Celebration For The Clark Sisters

An Essence Celebration For The Clark Sisters

The “Strength of a Woman” Brunch hosted by Mary J. Blige is always a star-studded Essence Festival highlight. And the third annual brunch, held this past Sunday, did not disappoint. This year’s honorees included The Clark Sisters, the authors of “For Colored Girls Who Have ...

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July 9th, 2019

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