Motown Gospel’s Tori Kelly garnered two Grammy wins for Best Gospel Album “Hiding Place” and Best Gospel Performance “Never Alone.”
“Kind God,” the latest single from award-winning Gospel superstar Marvin Sapp. Sapp’s much-beloved voice delivers an impeccable performance on “Kind God,” a soaring ballad reflecting on God’s plans and love over our lives, praising His sacrifice and enduring patience. Written by Kirk Franklin, “Kind God” is featured on Marvin Sapp’s chart-topping album Close. Sapp has also launched a recording contest, with the chance to record a duet together. Hosting a three-day event in Grand Rapids in March, registration is open now, and ending on February 22. Further details at:https://www.marvinsapp-popupshop.com/record.
CURLS Beauty Brands CEO & Founder Mahisha Dellinger and Sprinkle of Jesus Founder Dana Chanel share their personal stories in the premiere episode of the groundbreaking profile series CLEO SPEAKS that aired Saturday, February 9 at 9 a.m. ET. Rapper/Activist David Banner and comedian Glory Mora joined culinary star Chef JJ on the next episode of CLEO TV’s sizzling new series JUST EATS WITH CHEF JJ this Saturday, February 9 at 12 p.m. ET. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtK3Cqljd3I&feature=youtu.be
Check out Suya Soul Music by TolumiDE 8pm Friday Feb 22nd with Intersections Festival 2019! Washington, DC. Also, Starting Sunday February 10th, Tune in to facebook.com/TolumiDEonline or youtube.com/TolumiDE for TolumiDE LIVE Streaming Listening Sessions on Social Media on Sundays at 3pm EST :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8jWTXIh9Vo
TV One and CLEO TV on Wednesday, February 13 will have a private presentation of the Television Critics Association’s Press Tour hosted at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, CA. The TCA Press Tour takes place twice a year and provides an unparalleled opportunity to gain access to network executives, producers, talent and creative staff. At this year’s Winter TCA, TV One executives will be joined by NAACP President Derrick Johnson and actors Logan Browning (Dear White People) and Winston Duke (Black Panther) to announce nominees for the 2019 50th Anniversary NAACP IMAGE AWARDS. TV One executives will also introduce new sister network, CLEO TV’s programming slate, as well as host panels with key talent and production/creative staff.
One of Baseball’s all-time greats: Hall of Famer Frank Robinson has died at age 83. He had been suffering from bone cancer. A fixture in baseball for over 60 years, Robinson was the 1956 Rookie of the Year and won the MVP Award in both the National and American Leagues, in 1961 with the Reds and in 1966 with the Orioles. He was also the 1966 Triple Crown winner. For his career he he smacked 586 career homers, placing him 10th on the all-time list. He appeared in 14 All-Star Games and was the 1966 World Series MVP. A part of his game that often goes unnoticed: he led the league in getting hit by pitches seven times in his career. That alone justified his induction into the Hall of Fame, which occurred in his first year of eligibility in 1982. But he was also a trailblazer, becoming the game’s first African-American manager when the Indians hired him as their player-manager for the 1975 season. He would go on to manage for the Giants, the Orioles, the Expos and, upon that franchise’s move to Washington, he became the Nationals first manager. He rarely had teams which underachieved their talent level, and his managerial abilities were on perhaps their best display in Baltimore in 1989 when he turned around a dreadful Orioles club and was named the 1989 AL Manager of the Year.
Entrepreneurship and forward thinking is the heartbeat of the city, known globally as a pioneer in both the music and automobile industries, making it the perfect location for The 2nd Annual Millionairess Conference going down at Silver Garden Events Center in Southfield Saturday, April 6, 2019. Detroit is making a serious comeback and Jewel Tankard, Detroit native and global economist is doing her part to amplify the recovery by providing women with the tools and resources to make smart and quality investments. This year’s conference theme is Building Wealth Through Innovation, and the one-day power-packed event will focus on building the financial portfolios of ordinary women to help them lead extraordinary lives. Attendees will gain the knowledge, inspiration, and strength needed to dominate in their fields of specialty. TBT…Flash Back Gospel Spotlight! Hear Dr. Jewel Tankard In Her Own Words….http://www.gospel-spotlight.com/Jewell_Tankard_intvw.h
TV One celebrates Black History Month with a tribute to inspirational black women and a full schedule of programs that exemplifies this year’s theme, “REPRESENT CHANGE.” The network is set to premiere a short form video campaign featuring influential black women who are impacting change in our nation, and their communities and families. Featured campaign participants include Kimberly Bryant, Founder & CEO, Black Girls Code; Monique Nelson, Chair & CEO, UniWorld Group; Mahisha Dellinger, CEO & Founder, CURLS Beauty Brands;Tamika Mallory, Co-President, Women’s March; Luvvie Ajayi, Author/Cultural Critic; Elaine Welteroth, Beauty/Fashion Expert; Patrisse Cullors, Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter; Bilphena Yahwon, Author/Activist; Monique Brown, Baltimore Police Commander; Adrienne Lofton, Sportswear Marketing Expert; Yo-Yo, Hip Hop Artist/Activist; Cleve Mesidor, Activist/Technology Innovator; Michelle Rice, TV One General Manager; and Arielle Johnson, Founder, Fierce Empowerment. The campaign will feature 30-second on-air interstitials that highlight the women speaking on the impact of action and change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VITCqmKJlFg
GRAMMY®-nominated chart topper Koryn Hawthorne, has released a fiery power anthem with her single “Unstoppable” (feat. Lecrae). Newly-released to radio and available now at digital music providers, the official music video for “Unstoppable” (feat. Lecrae) will also premiere on the Koryn Hawthorne YouTube channel on February 2 at 7:00 pm ET. Additionally, Hawthorne teams up with the two-time GRAMMY®-winning rapper on February 2, in their live television debut of “Unstoppable” at the 20th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration, which airs on BET at 8 pm ET/PT. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us7hv
The 50th NAACP Image Awards will air LIVE on TV One on March 30, 2019. For the first time ever, the telecast will take place from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. The announcement was made today.
The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishment of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature, and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. The upcoming telecast, the 50th Anniversary of the NAACP Image Awards, will also spotlight the significant contributions of the NAACP and the impact the organization has had on our community and country. Nominations for the “50th NAACP Image Awards” will be announced February
Black Enterprise will present its highest honor in recognition of the achievements of black women when it presents the Women of Power Legacy Awards at the 2019 Women of Power Summit on Feb. 28, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Women of Power Summit is the nation’s No. 1 executive development and leadership conference for women of color, annually attracting more than 1,000 corporate executives, professionals, and businesswomen from across the country. The Women of Power Summit, hosted by ADP, will take place Feb. 28–March 3, 2019, at The Mirage Hotel and Casino. Honorees to be recognized at the 2019 Women of Power Summit Legacy Awards Gala, hosted by PepsiCo, include Chaka Khan, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, Alice Walker and Cynthia Marshall
Just a few weeks ago, Tyler Perry announced that his character ‘Madea’ was coming to an end. She was going to be coming to an end with the forth coming Movie A Madea’s Family Funeral along with the final stage play “Madea’s Farewell”. The tour kicks off in Oakland, CA on January 18th and will tour for approximately 4 months. Reuniting with Perry is David and Tamela Mann! Mr. Brown and Cora! They have not been in a Tyler Perry stage play since 2008. Tickets for the Oakland, Phoenix, LA and Las Vegas are on Sale TODAY.
Marvel’s “Black Panther” will be back in theaters next month following the film’s Best Picture Oscar nomination. The screenings will be free in honor of Black History Month and will be held Feb. 1-7 at 250 AMC Theatres around the country. According to THR, it’s common for best picture nominees to return to theaters for limited runs ahead of the final round of Oscar voting, which begins Feb. 12 through Feb. 19. Directed by Ryan Coogler, “Black Panther” made history again when it became the first comic book movie to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. On Sunday, the actioner became the first superhero flick to win the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture.
Check out the animated visual for the song “He Heard My Cry” (feat. Sir the Baptist and Arnetta Murrill-Crooms), from GRAMMY®-winning Gospel Icon Donald Lawrence. Filled with a rich color palette and striking artwork, the lyric video brings alive the stylistic flourishes that Lawrence is known for in his music. Donald Lawrence Presents The Tri-City Singers: “He Heard My Cry,” marks the second single released from the forthcoming celebratory album, Goshen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc7ayHxaxRA
Celebrated Bible Teacher, Author, Musician, Billboard chart-topping Songwriter and multi-site Pastor Hart Ramsey welcomes multiple Stellar Award winning Grammy and Dove award nominated Christian Rap Urban Missionary and Philadelphia native Emanuel Lee Lambert, Jr. a/k/a Da’ T.R.U.T.H. as he steps into his new assignment as Youth Pastor of the Northview Christian Church (NCC) Dothan Campus. “Teenagers are more endangered today than any other generation in history,” Pastor Ramsey noted.”With access to modern society by the touch of an app, exposure to any and everything the world has to offer, role models with no sense of responsibility for what they”re promoting and a church that has all but lost touch. Our Montgomery campus (Safe Harbor) has Adrian Mask—a brilliant, innovative young leader spearheading our Metamorphosis (m2) Youth Circle. But DOTHAN (the main NCC Campus) had no youth leader. That’s until Emanuel Lambert (Da’ T.R.U.T.H.) came to minister for us last year. It took one conversation for us to know that “GOD was up to something good”. So, we took some time, committed the whole thing to prayer, and decided to make it happen.” A preeminent leader in the Christian Rap Movement, Da’ T.R.U.T.H. is a graduate of the Philadelphia Biblical University and The Institute of Jewish Studies.
TOP SINGLES FOR THE WEEK
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1. Kirk Franklin…Love Theory
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2. Tori Kelly/Kirk Franklin…Never Alone
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