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BISHOP MARVIN L. SAPP ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM LIGHTHOUSE FULL LIFE CENTER IN GRAND RAPIDS

Grand Rapids, Michigan – Bishop Marvin L. Sapp announced to his congregation that he is retiring as Senior Pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center. He has accepted the personal request of Bishop Richard E. Young to assume the role of Senior Pastor of Chosen Vessel Cathedral in Fort Worth, Texas. Bishop Young is a close family friend who is like an Uncle …

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TAMELA MANN: GOSPEL SINGER BECOMES AMBASSADOR FOR WEIGHT WATCHERS

Gospel singer/actress Tamela Mann is ready to embark on a healthier lifestyle journey, which is why she has teamed with Weight Watchers (now called WW) as their new celebrity ambassador. “I decide that this is the help that I needed because I couldn’t do it my own,” she told Essence.com in an exclusive interview. “I prayed about it for a minute to make sure that …

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Kevin “WAK” Williams, Dinga McKinnon and Thomas Williams are the featured artist for the 10th Anniversary Black Art Show May 24-26, 2019

Dallas, TX—The Southwest Black Art Show (SWBAS) is committed to the exclusive presentation of original art produced by artists of African and African-American descent. This year’s show will have over 20 African American artists, featuring guest artists Kevin “WAK” Williams, Dinga McKinnon. We are excited to welcome back Jonathan Romain, Bucci Upjohn and local sculptor, Samwel Osumba. The Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex always …

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Episcopal bishop breaks race, gender barriers

By Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell, The New Tri-State Defender “Now, let me get this straight. You are a successful attorney, making a good salary, and you are about to make partner, which will give you even more money,” Phoebe Roaf’s mother said. “But you want to leave all that, go to seminary for three years with no salary, and pay …

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Rep. John Lewis Speaks Out Against Rampant Violence in Places of Worship

By Sentinel News Wire America is reeling from another attack on a synagogue just one day before the end of Passover. A young shooter, allegedly a 19-year-old man currently in police custody, walked into the Chabad of Poway, a 33-year-old synagogue in the outskirts of San Diego and opened fire with an assault rifle on worshippers. One person is dead …

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BEING ON ONE ACCORD WITH THE LORD

By Beverly Pye Christians, it’s time to change the contemporary church playbook. Yes, good preaching and good singing is well and good, but true worship must become top priority and intentional. If Sunday is the only time that we all seem to come together, then we must rethink our Sunday service. At least one Sunday per month, prior to arrival, …

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Lorraine Toussaint: Veteran Actress Talks ‘The Village’ and Brooklyn

By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Contributor Lorraine Toussaint has plans. The SAG award-winner and NAACP Image award nominee that has an acting career that spans more than thirty years, is starring as Patricia on NBC’s mid-season replacement “The Village,” a show about a motley crew of residents living in a building in Brooklyn with interconnected lives. Filling the time slot of NBC’s mega hit …

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McDonald’s Black & Positively Golden Announces 13th Annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour and Talent Lineup

CHICAGO — McDonald’s announced the return of one of its staple events, the 13th annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. The longest-running, brand-owned gospel music tour is back with an award-winning talent line-up sure to please fans nationwide. This free concert tour begins April 27 and runs until December 13. The 2019 nationwide concert series appeals to a wide range of gospel music lovers with its lineup of award-winning, …

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ASHANTI, CIARA & H.E.R. TO HONOR MOMS AT VH1’S ‘DEAR MAMA: A LOVE LETTER TO MOM – MAY 6

NEW YORK – VH1 announced its annual “Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Mom” will premiere on Monday, May 6th at 10PM ET/PT. Grammy Award®-winning artists Ashanti and MTV Push Artist H.E.R. will perform and pay tribute to their mothers who have shaped their success. Ciara, on behalf of #SeeHer, will honor deserving moms for the strides they’ve made in …

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YOUNG & WINNING SUMMIT’ TO CONVENE CELEBRITIES, INDUSTRY LEADERS TO PROMOTE THE ARTS THROUGH S.T.E.A.M EDUCATION

National education leaders, celebrities and thousands of Atlanta area youth are coming together for the first annual Dr. Kevin “Khao” Cates Presents: The Young And Winning Summit on Saturday, April 20th at the Riverside Epicenter in Austell, GA. The action packed full-day event is intended to promote artistic expression through music, dance, TV and Film as it relates to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art …

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