Obesity is a leading killer in the African American community. Churches all across the country are getting in the fight for health. They are offering dental care giving out health care kits and getting in the fight to save our families. One such church in the heart of the Delta  has been fighting the good […]

Tonight’s “Sunday’s Best” show opened up with Mary Mary Singing “Sitting With Me”. It was a great kick=off to the show’s diversity in musical approaches. This week’s episode theme  brings everyone to “Sunday’s Best On Broadway”. 8 Tracks From Mary Mary’s “Something Bigger” To Motivate You Michael Pugh “Climb Every Mountain” -Sound of Music Donnie […]

In Madrid during WORLD YOUTH DAY there was no lack of twisted, benighted wing-nut protesters harassing the pilgrims and young people. I recall when I attended the Word  Youth Day in Canada, a woman drove up to us stark naked, so that she could shock us. None of us reacted and she drove off.  That […]

Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary and Earnest Pugh all heat of the Billboard charts with a dose of Wow Gospel 2011. Hello Fear, the latest release from Kirk Franklin, celebrates another week atop the Billboard Top Gospel Charts this week. The album also sits at #17 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Charts and #73 on the Billboard […]

Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977)  was an American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. She frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, although she began her career in the 1920s singing blues.Her best-known recordings includes, “Dinah”, “Birmingham Bertha”, “Stormy Weather” “Hottentot Potentate”, […]

In my years as a Financial Planner, I have fielded many questions.  One of the most frequent questions I have been asked is, “What is the best area to invest in this market?” Many state that the equity market is poised for a strong rally in the long run. Others state that the bond market […]

Consider this Merriam-Webster definition of a worshiper: a person who gives reverent honor and homage to God. In that light, simply put, Earnest Pugh is a worshiper. He recorded songs such as the Thomas Whitfield Classic, “Wrapped Up, Tied Up, Tangled Up”, “Just For Who You Are”, “The Great I Am”, and the #1 Gospel […]

How many times have you tried to paint that room, plant that garden or fix that door hinge? Got to love our “I can do it myself” attitudes, but can we do it right? Home Depot means it when they say we can do it and they can help. Do you have a current ‘Do […]

If you’ve never seen Donald Lawrence live, you’re missing a treat. Not only can he sing, but onstage he seems to enjoy his talented crew even more. There’s a version of Chaka Khan’s “Through The Fire” that will blow you away. His performance at Concord Mills Mall was awesome. Related articles: Donald Lawrence’s Show At […]

Donald Lawrence stopped by the Praise 100.9 Charlotte studio to talk with Melanie Clark about his new project Your Righteous Mind. In an interview with Clark, Lawrence talked about how he’s the “Schoolhouse Rock” of gospel music. Related articles: Donald Lawrence’s Show At Concord Mills Was Amazing (Photos) BET Sunday Best’s Jessica Reedy Talks Faith […]

A Lakeland pastor faces a lawsuit from Tampa-based Without Walls International Church after leaving its Lakeland satellite ministry in July to form his own congregation. Randy L. Coggins and his newly created Bridge of Hope Church are defendants in a civil complaint filed last week in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court in Bartow. In the […]

Every time I turn on the television and see Michele Bachmann I cringe. Not that the alternative candidates are much better. From Texas’ Governor Perry who eerily reminds us of a George W. Bush, to a candidate like Mitt Romney that thinks corporations ‘are people too.’ Those in the run to challenge President Obama are […]