This winter BET Networks will slide into viewers’ DMs and screens with the inaugural “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” from Executive Producer Mike Epps.  A first-of-its-kind award show, “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” will celebrate the very best (and worst) in social media over the past year. From your favorite celebrity follows, to the biggest memes, hashtags and trends of the year, this one-hour event will cover all of the most memorable social media moments that flooded your timelines in 2017. It will celebrate the most talked about moments across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, Musical.ly and more. “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” are a natural fit forRead More →

  The hustle and bustle of the holidays is upon us. Stress and shopping fatigue will also press full steam ahead for many. Opt-out of the holiday madness this year and choose creativity and calm this Christmas. Painted Pearls and Parties is a venue where you can explore your inner artist; enjoy your favorite beverage, and fellowship with friends. Owner Lisa M. Cliff will give you easy instructions on painting your soulful masterpiece that you can gift or take home an admire on a designated wall in your home. Located on Columbus’s Northeast side at 5459 Sandalwood Blvd., Painted Pearls and Parties will help youRead More →

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. —The Recording Academy™ welcomes this year’s class of GRAMMY® nominees. Already a 21-time GRAMMY winner, JAY-Z leads with eight nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar (7), Bruno Mars (6), Childish Gambino (5), Khalid (5), No I.D. (5), and SZA (5). Selected from more than 22,000 submissions across 84 categories, the nominations showcase some of the most gifted music makers of the past awards year (Oct. 1, 2016–Sept. 30, 2017). As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY is voted on by the Recording Academy’s membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, andRead More →

Mothers Helping Mothers (MHM) is sharing the Christmas spirit this year by holding their 7th Annual Christmas Dinner and Toy Drive. This year’s event is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 16, 2017 at Urban Oasis Community Events Center in Columbus. The charity event will include children’s activities, entertainment and ministries. “When the annual chari­ty Christmas Event began seven years ago, roughly  150 people attended to receive free clothes, toys and food for the hol­idays, said MHM Founder Dr. Cortesha Cowan. “Last year, nearly 180 plates of food were served for those in need.” The numbers continue to grow each year and donations andRead More →

Calling all Chicagoland lovers!! SHOWTIME will kick off 2018 with the premiere of its new one-hour drama series, THE CHI, created and executive produced by Emmy® winner Lena Waithe (Master of None), and executive produced by Academy Award®, Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Common (John Wick 2, Selma) and Elwood Reid (The Bridge, Hawaii Five-O). Reid also serves as showrunner. The series, which explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago, will premiere on Sunday, January 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. For a first look at THE CHI go to: Produced entirely in its namesake city, THE CHI is a timelyRead More →

  More about Jasmine Crowe: Jasmine Crowe is a docu-series producer and entrepreneur whose projects addressing hunger and poverty, and access to quality education have positively impacted vulnerable communities in more than 20 U.S. cities, the United Kingdom, and Haiti. Specifically, the Sunday Soul Homeless feeding initiative has successfully fed more than 50,000 and led to the founding of social technology enterprise Goodr in 2016. Under Jasmine’s leadership, Goodr has redirected more than 100,000 pounds of excess prepared foods — in addition to fresh fruits, vegetables, and other supplies — to communities in need since 2016. Jasmine holds a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina CentralRead More →

Nashville-based internet radio station Yes Lord Radio has made it to the first round of nominations for Best Internet Station of the Year and they are encouraging listeners to vote them to the 2nd round. The  frequently cited and recognized as bringing Christians the TOP gospel music, news and entertainment, Yes Lord Radio has two Stellar Awards (2011 & 2014) under their belt and are hopeful for a third. With more than 3 million listeners world-wide the station has three channels: YLR HITS featuring  contemporary gospel, YLR Gold featuring traditional gospel, and YLR HYPE showcasing  hip-hop. Those wanting to show the station some voting loveRead More →

Help kids grow in Christ with Every Day with Jesus, is the first devotional for children from Dr. Charles Stanley. FEATURES • 365 daily devotions based on the same themes as those in Dr. Stanley’s best-selling book Every Day in His Presence so adults and children can read about the same topic and scripture each day. • Readings, scriptures, prayers, and daily takeaways to help young believers develop their relationship with Jesus. • Messages adapted for comprehension, vocabulary, and issues relevant to kids ages 6-10. Now Available Exclusively at In Touch Ministries at www.intouch.orgRead More →

Renown songstress, songwriter and actress Kelly Price ended a two decade stint of independent management and turned over the reigns of the management of her enterprise to Sunni Gyrl Inc, a boutique management and production firm lead by icon ‪MC Lyte‬ (CEO) and financial expert Lynn Richardson (President/ COO). Price completes this on the eve of her 25th year in the business. With Sunni Gyrl’s leadership and day-to-day oversight by the firm’s esteemed Sr Talent and Business Finance Executive Ingrid Morris, a former Fortune 50 controller, Kelly Price will expand her global singing, songwriting, acting, and production catalog and will launch her charity, Look 2 LiveRead More →

JOHN LEGEND AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD SET TO CO-HOST “GRAMMYS® GREATEST STORIES: A 60TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL” AIRING FRIDAY, NOV. 24 ON CBS SUPERSTARS ALICIA KEYS, RICKY MARTIN, P!NK, BLAKE SHELTON, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, AND UNDERWOOD ADDED TO STELLAR LINE-UP SANTA MONICA, CALIF. —GRAMMY® Award winners John Legend and Carrie Underwood will co-host “GRAMMYs® Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special,” an all-encompassing retrospective packed with epic moments from the past 59 years of GRAMMY history, including new anecdotes directly from the artists on how their GRAMMY performances came to be. The primetime special will be broadcast on Friday, Nov. 24, from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT, on the CBS TelevisionRead More →