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Respected pastor, a highly sought after health practitioner, talented musician, a radio talk show host on health and author, Dr. Leonard Scott recently released his 3rd and latest book, ‘The Ultimate Boost from Within: 31 Days to Health, Wealth, Wholeness and Happiness.’ Combining his many years of experience both in the health industry and in his ministry endeavors, Dr. Leonard Scott has put together much of his insights and learnings in attaining health, wellbeing and happiness in his new book. This book, published in 2017, reveals ways on how your own efforts or actions can work for you and your overall health and wellbeing to help you:

Larenz Tate and Erica Ash will host the 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, an exciting night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances celebrating African-American achievements and contributions. The gala black-tie ceremony will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Sat. Jan. 20, 2018 and will world premiere nationwide on Bounce on Sun. Feb. 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

The 33rd Annual Stellar Awards are set to introduce to two new events: The Quartet Showcase Competition and the Independent Artist Showcase Competition during Stellar Awards Weekend 2018.

Get ready for the Houston Gospel Announcers Guild (HGAG) inaugural HGAG Music Video and Film Festival on the campus of Texas Southern University Houston, TX.. It will go down at the Barbara Jordan- Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs Building Friday, November 17 – Saturday, November 18, 2017. The HGAG Music Video and Film Festival (HGAGMVFF) debuts as a celebration of the robust, creative and emerging nexus of local and national faith based, independent film and music video producers. It will offer a showcasing of quality, Christ-centered, inspiring original works produced by creative, passionate independent movie, music producers and visual storytellers.

Get ready for the Houston Gospel Announcers Guild (HGAG) inaugural HGAG Music Video and Film Festival on the campus of Texas Southern University Houston, TX.. It will go down at the Barbara Jordan- Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs Building Friday, November 17 – Saturday, November 18, 2017.

On Saturday, November 18th, Percy E. Gray, Jr. will be honored during his 60th Birthday Celebration at Freedom Temple Church of God in Christ, Chicago, Illinois The 60th Birthday Celebration will include music performances by, Chicago Mass Choir, New Direction, Joshua’s Troop, Tony Tidwell and UnCommon Favor and more. Percy E. Gray Jr. is a Stellar Award Winner and Grammy and Dove Nominee, and most sought after, singer, songwriter and producer, has a growing list of impressive credits in the gospel community that include gospel greats such as the late Milton Brunson, Jessie Dixon, Albertina Walker, Rev. Clay Evans, the late Orlando Draper, Beverly Crawford, Mississippi Mass Choir, Shirley Caesar, Dorinda Clark, New Direction, The Chicago Mass Choir and Joshua’s Troop just to name a few.

Patti LaBelle, announced the release of Patti LaBelle and Friends – Home for the Holidays. Available on CD, as well as digital and streaming outlets, the album will be released on Friday, November 24, 2017, with pre-orders beginning on October 27th on iTunes and Amazon. The fourteen-song collection features LaBelle with Vivian Green (“My Favorite Things”), Ruben Studdard (“Let It Snow”), Tamela Mann (“Jesus King!”) and piano virtuoso, Jamar Jones (“Brazilian Sleigh Bells”). Other traditional holiday and spiritual songs including “Mary, Did You Know?” “The Christmas Song” and “Avé Maria”. In addition to the new album, LaBelle is still promoting her first jazz album, Bel Hommage out May 2017. The second season of Patti LaBelle’s Place, will return on theCooking Channel on November.

OWN’s long-running, NAACP Image Award-winning docu-series “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” featuring soul food entrepreneur Miss Robbie Montgomery, her son Tim Norman and their exuberant family returns to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Saturday, November 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT for its fifth season.

BET today announced Erykah Badu, a four-time Grammy-award winning, will return to Las Vegas for the third time, to host, write and produce BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards. BET also announced a star-studded lineup of performances by Toni Braxton, SWV, Tamar Braxton, 112, Tank and Kirk Franklin. It will be filmed on November 5th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, BET Presents: 2017 Soul Train Awards will air on BET and BET HER on November 26th, 2017 at 8PM ET.

Reba McEntire will hosts “CMA Country Christmas” for the first time Monday, Nov. 27, 8/7c on the ABC Television Network. Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, CB30, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, CeCe Winans, Trisha Yearwood and Chris Young are the first wave of performers announced for the eighth annual broadcast, held this year at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Reba also will perform a piece from her new Nash Icon album, My Kind of Christmas. The newly packaged album follows last year’s limited release and includes collaborations with Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Lauren Daigle, Darius Rucker and Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood. The show will have a new look and feel this year.

The Kennedy Center Honors announced today that its honorees for 2017 will be actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, singer-songwriter and actress Gloria Estefan, hip hop artist and television star LL COOL J, television writer and producer Norman Lear and renowned musician and record producer Lionel Richie. They will be recognized during THE 40th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. CBS has broadcast the special each year since its debut 40 years ag

Tom Joyner announced on his show that guests aboard the 2018 Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage will be treated to an exclusive Evening With Anita Baker. The eight-time Grammy Award winner will honor radio pioneer Tom Joyner by performing live aboard his annual benefit cruise sailing April 29 – May 6, 2018. Anita Baker’s performance will be a highlight on the cruise as we well as part of a celebration of Joyner’s 25 years in syndication. As the most groundbreaking entertainment cruise, the charitable endeavor is known for featuring over 60 entertainers and comedy acts along with daily empowering seminars, theme nights, morning inspiration, concerts, shopping, beach parties, fitness, late night after-parties, parades and a cavalcade of celebrities celebrating Tom Joyner’s efforts to assist students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities

TOP SINGLES FOR THE WEEK:

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1. Tamela Mann…Change Me

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2. Travis Greene..You Waited

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3 Anthony Brown & GroupTherapy….Trust In You

4. EMCEEE NICE……I Got Angels

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5. JJ Hairston…You Deserve It

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