The City of Cleveland has released a list of banned items not allowed inside the Republican National Convention “event zone.” Some of these items include fireworks, drones, lasers, switchblades and any dangerous ordinance, weapon or firearm that is prohibited by the State of Ohio. The ban also includes water pistols and grappling hooks. However, the […]

A weekend convention in the Chicago suburbs turned controversial because of a high school skit depicting a modern slave auction. Two Barrington High School students performed the skit Friday in front of an audience during the 2016 Illinois Junior Classical Convention, a Latin competition, at the Westin hotel in Itasca. The skit was performed during […]

Despite concerns about Ferguson, St. Louis’ largest convention is returning for at least another three years. “We have chosen to return to St. Louis through 2019 because we like St. Louis and from every indication, the city likes that we are a part of its convention schedule,” said Keith Kershaw, director for the office of […]

  The Republican National Committee has selected July 18-21 as the official dates for the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. “I’m pleased to announce the 2016 Republican National Convention will kick off on July 18,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “A convention in July is a historic success for our party and future nominee. […]

  Sources close to Cleveland’s convention committee say the city’s chances are better than 50/50 to be named the next Republican convention city. The RNC is expected to make an announcement after a final conference call, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. LeBron James, now a free-agent considering a return to Cleveland, could announce a decision as early […]

  The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced this afternoon that Cleveland is one of six cities in the running to host the party’s 2016 presidential nominating convention. City officials visited Washington, D.C. last month to pitch Cleveland to RNC leaders, along with representatives from Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Las Vegaas, Columbus and Phoenix. Columbus and […]

  The Gospel Music Worshop of America (GMWA)will make its triumphant and glorious return back to Cincinnati, OH for the biggest week in gospel music, as the conventions returns to the mid-west after last years’s successful convention in Nashville, TN. The biggest Gospel music convention brings its celebration of all things Gospel with a new […]

  The Church of God in Christ could be bringing a convention back to Memphis next year, but it isn’t the church’s annual convocation that moved to St. Louis in 2010. COGIC is in negotiations with the city to bring its women’s convention and Auxiliaries in Ministry convention to Memphis in 2014 and 2015, respectively. […]

  On April 4, 1968, the country lost its greatest civil rights leader in an act of vicious and incomprehensible violence. This year marks 45 years since the Revered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Decades after his selfless act of fighting for equality, we continue to push for justice in his honor. To […]

Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW), the fourth-largest Pentecostal church organization in the world, kicked off its 97th annual convention in New Orleans on Sunday with a service focused on Christian unity. The unity service was a joint meeting between the conventions of PAW and the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith (PCAF), an organization […]

The 5,100 gospel music industry professionals in Nashville this week for the genre’s biggest annual convention have reason to rejoice that goes beyond the core spiritual message of the music. After a decade of steep declines in music sales, the $40 million U.S. gospel music industry is bouncing back more energetically than other niche genres. […]

The Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) will call Tampa home this August as the convention heads south after two successful conventions in Cincinnati. The biggest Gospel music convention brings its celebration of all things Gospel with a new line up of amazing concerts, showcases and speakers to South Florida on August 13-19th at the […]