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The Clark Sisters 2016 Essence Festival Honorees

The Clark Sisters 2016 Essence Festival Honorees

Entertainer Tyra Banks, ballet dancer Misty Copeland and the Rev. Al Sharpton are among speakers for Time Inc.’s Essence Festival New Orleans’ Empowerment Experience Stage, taking place July 1-3 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Free and open to the public, the Empowerment Experience Stage will feature conversations and keynote addresses. Other speakers include Cookie Johnson, Iyanla Vanzant, Terry McMillan and Phaedra […]

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March 25th, 2016

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Bebe Winans’ Life Story Takes Center Stage

Bebe Winans’ Life Story Takes Center Stage

The complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story have been announced. The new musical will come to Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage this summer from July 1-August 28. The new musical is a co-production with the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, where it will run from April 13-May 15, prior to the Arena Stage mounting. Born for This […]

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March 25th, 2016

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‘Have & Have Not’ Star Assaulted Over Character

‘Have & Have Not’ Star Assaulted Over Character

Angela Robinson star of Tyler Perry’s “The Have & Have Nots” on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network, discussed her diabolical character to ABC Radio Networks contributing producer Karu F. Daniels, and revealed that her performance as the homophobic and manipulative Veronica Harrington, upset one fan so much, the woman physically assaulted her. “There are very few characters like Veronica: truth tellers, smart, educated, a little bit […]

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March 23rd, 2016

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Funeral Arrangements Set For Daryl Coley

Funeral Arrangements Set For Daryl Coley

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March 23rd, 2016

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Remembering Daryl Coley

Remembering Daryl Coley

Gospel giant and Minister Daryl Coley has died. According to reports, Coley passed away on Tuesday night while receiving hospice care. Over the course of his career, he made major contributions to gospel music. The Grammy-nominated, Stellar winning musician was best known for songs like “Jesus Saves,” “To Live Is Christ,” “He’s Preparing Me,” and “When Sunday Comes.” Prior to getting involved in the music […]

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March 18th, 2016

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Jonathan Nelson Returns With New Music

Jonathan Nelson Returns With New Music

Multiple Stellar Award-winning recording artist, songwriter/producer, and worship leader Jonathan Nelson has crafted a powerful call to freedom with his upcoming new live album FEARLESS, unveiling the album cover, track listing, and a new song today.  Scheduled to be released on Friday March 18, 2016,FEARLESS is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon now, with two songs “Anything Can Happen” and “I Believe (Island Medley)” available […]

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March 11th, 2016

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James Fortune Apologizes to His Family, Friends and Fans

James Fortune Apologizes to His Family, Friends and Fans

After a much publicized court case surrounding a domestic abuse case involving his wife Cheryl Fortune, Gospel singer James Fortune responds to the media scrutiny and his plans for the future.  Here’s what he posted on his Facebook page Thursday night.   I want to make a public apology to my family, friends, and supporters for not being above reproach. Please pray that during this […]

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March 11th, 2016

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Bishop William Murphy Is Back

Bishop William Murphy Is Back

GRAMMY® nominated singer, songwriter and bishop, William Murphy released a new single “Arise (You Are Good)” to all digital outlets. Performed recently during The Stellar Award’s Pre-Show in Las Vegas, Bishop Murphy undeniably moved the star-studded crowd with a powerhouse performance of his latest offering.  “Arise (You Are Good)” is the first single from his new EP, ARISE, available everywhere music is sold on Friday, […]

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March 11th, 2016

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JAMES FORTUNE PLEADS GUILTY TO ASSAULTING WIFE

JAMES FORTUNE PLEADS GUILTY TO ASSAULTING WIFE

Grammy-nominated gospel recording artist, James Fortune, has pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife. He accepted a plea deal Tuesday to a third degree felony charge of assault – family violence. He was sentenced by Fort Bend District Judge Maggie Jaramillo to five years of probation plus five days in jail. He must also serve 175 hours of community service, complete a “batterer’s intervention” program and […]

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March 10th, 2016

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Tina Campbell is Speaking The Word

Tina Campbell is Speaking The Word

Working on building her own “Empire” as a solo artists, Tina Campbell continues to build on the momentum of her latest CD with the release of her latest video single, ‘Speak The Word.’  Tina, known as the other half of the award winning sisterly duo Mary Mary.  Tina recently told Ebony that the new music is autobiographical,  “A few years ago, my life was so bad […]

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February 27th, 2016

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