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GRAMMY-Winning Recording Artist Tasha Cobbs Earns Two 2017 Billboard Music Award Nominations

GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Tasha Cobbs received two nominations for the upcoming 2017 Billboard Music Awards, the leading trade publication announced yesterday. Receiving honors for Top Gospel Album (One Place Live) and Top Gospel Song (“Put A Praise On It”), the Motown Gospel recording artist picks up her third and fourth nominations since the categories were added last year. This year’s nods are ... Read More »

Anthony Brown Launches Clothing Line Mercy Life + Apparel

Top-selling artist Anthony Brown continues to reach new heights. After a whirlwind successful 2016, Brown isn’t one to rest on his laurels.  He has big plans for this year including TV appearances, business ventures, and all new music. This Sunday, Brown co-hosted the 32nd Annual Stellar Awards with Grammy-winner Erica Campbell. Known as gospel biggest night, Brown gave a great ... Read More »

Dallas Leadership Foundation and Local Churches Come Together Despite Racial and Political Differences

On April 8, Dallas Leadership Foundation in partnership with six core local churches will mobilize volunteers from across racial and political lines to serve the city of Dallas by offering relief to those in need. The second annual effort is called Transform Dallas. Transform Dallas was launched in August 2015 when prominent Dallas churches formed an alliance with Dallas Leadership ... Read More »

Karli and Brandy Harvey Empower Young Girls to be Themselves

Disney World (Orlando) – On day three of Steve Harvey’s Disney Dreamers Academy, the young ladies are taking on a session separate from the young men. Harvey sisters Brandi and Karli dedicated nearly one hour to encouraging the girls to pay close attention to their presentation. “You are addressed by the way that you are dressed,” the twin sisters and ... Read More »

Bishop Arts’ Teresa Coleman Wash elected to Dramatists Guild

Local arts leader receives a special honor. Bishop Arts Theatre Center’s Executive Artistic Director, Teresa Coleman Wash, was recently elected to the Dramatists Guild of America Council for the Southern region. Wash will serve alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Kristoffer Diaz whose Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, received a regional premiere at the Dallas Theater Center in ... Read More »


Nashville, TN — Ten time Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum-selling artist CeCe Winans will follow her recently released number one album “Let Them Fall In Love,” with a national tour.  The Fall In Love Tour presented by Medi-Share is Winans’ first solo tour in a decade.  The Fall In Love Tour will kick off on May 31 in New Orleans ... Read More »

Wells Fargo Commits to Increase African American Homeownership

Goal to advance responsible homeownership includes $60 billion in lending to create a projected 250,000 homeowners in 10 years ATLANTA—Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), the leading U.S. home loan lender, today announced a $60 billion lending commitment to create at least 250,000 African American homeowners by 2027. The company’s commitment is a direct action to help address the lower ... Read More »

Black Chicago Fights to Save Historic EBONY Building from Developers

By Erick Johnson (Chicago Crusader/NNPA Member) Downtown Chicago is set to explode with construction. In the next several years, the city that gave birth to the skyscraper will have a new look. A new generation of glitzy skyscrapers will sprout up all over the city, dramatically altering its famous skyline with bold new designs and soaring to greater heights. The ... Read More »

Carrollton names Gregg Salmi as the new Fire Chief

After a nationwide search beginning in January, the City of Carrollton appointed Assistant Chief of Operations Gregg Salmi as the Fire Chief of Carrollton Fire Rescue. He will take the department head position the beginning of April after current Chief John Murphy retires. Salmi is a 31-year veteran of CFR having begun his career in Carrollton in 1986. He was ... Read More »

6 Black History Scholarships accepting applications

According to BlackNews.com — Every year, many companies and organizations give away scholarships to African American students as a way of celebrating and honoring Black History month. Some of these programs have come and gone, while others have been very consistent throughout the years. Here’s a list of the programs that are open this February: #1 – Jackie Robinson Foundation ... Read More »