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Melvin Williams Mourns The Loss Of His Daughter, Funeral Arrangements Announced


[Melvin Williams with daughter LaTonya Williams Pittman]

The Williams family regrets to announce the passing of LaTonya Williams Pittman, daughter of Melvin Williams (The Williams Brothers) of Smithdale, MS. She passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 29 at the young age of 35 years old at their home. Ms. Pittman was a licensed cosmetologist, an advocate for the Sickle Cell disease and loved to sing as well as write music. Continue reading

BET Founder Robert L. Johnson Addresses Lack of Diversity Among the 2016 Oscar Nominees

robert_l_johnsonWritten By: Robert L. Johnson

As the Chairman of RLJ Entertainment and Founder of Black Entertainment Television, I offer my recommendations as to how the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Academy might increase the pool of diversity for Oscar nominations. The most important thing is that creativity or quality of performance should never be judged on color or ethnicity. I firmly believe that quality entertainment should be colorblind; however, here are some ideas that should be considered by the Academy to increase diversity of choices in Oscar nominations: Continue reading

Erica Campbell’s Car Stolen and Wrecked

Erica_Campbell_2015Erica Campbell was riding high after it was announced that performance rights organization BMI will honor her as a trailblazer for her work with Mary Mary.  Then the enemy stepped in attempted to steal a little of Campbell’s  joy. Continue reading

Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell Latest Celeb to Comment on Gay and Transgender Rights [VIDEO]


[Erica Campbell]

On the heels of Kirk Franklin’s declaration that the church owes the gay Christian community an apology for the way we’ve treated them, Mary Mary sister Erica Campbell was asked to voice her opinion on the gay and transgender movement. Continue reading

Preachers of L.A. Spin-Off “PREACHERS OF ATLANTA” Releases Preview Video and Announces Premiere Date


[Cast of Preachers of Atlanta]

Oxygen Media reimagines the network’s popular franchise and heads to The ATL with the series premiere of “Preachers of Atlanta,” on Wednesday, February 3 at 10 PM ET/PT. Through the lens of five pastors with drastically different approaches to their ministry, the show explores many of the most hot-button and polarizing issues in America today. From passionate discussions surrounding the validity of unorthodox ministry methods to first-person accounts of the rippling and emotional effects of racial tensions with law enforcement, these unconventional preachers have no boundaries when it comes to tackling real issues that affect real people in their communities. The five preachers challenging the status quo are Pastor Corey Hambrick, Pastor Le’Andria Johnson, Pastor Canton Jones, Pastor Kimberly Jones-Pothier, and Pastor Judah Swilley. Continue reading

Radio Host Darlene McCoy Takes Over ‘The Nightly Spirit’


[Darlene McCoy]

Radio One’s nationally syndicated evening time spot for ‘The Nightly Spirit,‘ has had more hosts than the Houston Texans have had quarterbacks in the last few years. Previously James Fortune and then later Willie Moore Jr., ran the evening drive, now Darlene McCoy will attempt to nail down the coveted time slot. Continue reading

Donnie McClurkin Not Pleased that FOX’s EMPIRE Used His Name in Premiere

Donnie-McCLurkin_duetscover_notypeThere’s no explanation or understandable reason for the actions people take under the guise of entertainment. When did the art of creative writing resort to penning scripts for shock value and controversy? During the premiere of FOX Television’s hit show, Empire, the writers targeted gospel artist Donnie McClurkin. Continue reading

Meagan Good and Minister DeVon Franklin to Co-Author Book on Abstinence


[DeVon Franklin & Meagan Good]

“Minority Report” actress Meagan Good is speaking out about the importance of encouraging young women to abstain from sex in a way that’s seemingly not religious. Continue reading

Pastor Jamal Bryant Announces Run for Congress


[Jamal Bryant Announces Run for Congress]

While there has been a buzz about Pastor Jamal Bryant running for Mayor of Baltimore, his announcement Monday took everyone by surprised when he announced he would be running for the House of Representatives seat currently held by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. Continue reading

Chilling Apocalyptic Gospel Video Makes Bold Debut


[Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. -Rev. 3:11]

A seven-minute video dubbed, “Rapture 9-1-1 . . . R U Still Here?” has made its online debut aimed at evangelizing tribulational unbelievers. In order to appreciate its effectiveness, present-day viewers must have the mindset of someone who has missed the Rapture of the Church, therefore left behind to endure the terrors of the tribulation as described in Revelation. According to the video’s script writer, Mignette Patrick Dorsey, the short video will offer hope to terrified viewers of the future. Continue reading

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