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Rhythm Express featuring Gavin Hope – “Yes We Can Can” [audio]

April 5, 2015
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Rhythm Express featuring Gavin Hope – “Yes We Can Can” [audio]

When I was music director and keyboardist for the Pointer Sisters in 1976, “Yes We Can Can” was one of the nightly show-stoppers. This is the Pointer Sisters early years – swinging the blues and bouncing the funk. “Yes We Can Can” was their first hit back in 1973 advancing to number eleven on the…

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Chubby Tavares of Legendary Soul Group, “Tavares” Releases New Single, “No Place Else I’d Rather Be” [audio/video]

April 5, 2015
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Chubby Tavares of Legendary Soul Group, “Tavares” Releases New Single, “No Place Else I’d Rather Be” [audio/video]

Chubby Tavares of legendary soul group, “Tavares” (known for the classic hits “Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel” and “More Than a Woman”) has released his new single, “No Place Else I’d Rather Be”. The song was written by Preston Glass and Ryan Cox. It…

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Philly Nouveau’s debut album, Mesmerized! [audio]

April 5, 2015
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Philly Nouveau’s debut album, Mesmerized! [audio]

Releasing March 17th, the debut album from Philly Nouveau, featuring guest vocalist, William Devaughn. Philly Nouveau is proud to announce the release of their debut album, Mesmerized featuring their latest single, “Slow Down,” with guest vocalist, William Devaughn, singing with our own, Cristina Joy. William is the legendary…

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Survivor from Kenya massacre emerges after two days in wardrobe

April 4, 2015
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Survivor from Kenya massacre emerges after two days in wardrobe

Garissa (Kenya) (AFP) – A survivor of Kenya’s university massacre who hid in a wardrobe for two days too terrified to come out was rescued safely Saturday, dehydrated but apparently unharmed, Kenya Red Cross said. “A survivor has been discovered, she was hiding in a…

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U.S. Spending Historic Amount Fighting Homelessness, And It’s Working: Report

April 3, 2015
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U.S. Spending Historic Amount Fighting Homelessness, And It’s Working: Report

Uncle Sam is prioritizing the fight against homelessness like he never has before. Federal funding for programs addressing homelessness is at its highest level ever, according to a report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness provided to The Huffington Post. Through several initiatives by…

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Al-Shabab gumen attack Garissa University College in Kenya

April 3, 2015
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Al-Shabab gumen attack Garissa University College in Kenya

GARISSA, Kenya (AP) — Al-Shabab gunmen rampaged through a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn Thursday, killing 147 people in the group’s deadliest attack in the East African country. Four militants were slain by security forces to end the siege just after dusk. The masked…

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Former Atlanta educators jailed in test cheating scandal

April 2, 2015
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Former Atlanta educators jailed in test cheating scandal

ATLANTA (AP) — A group of former Atlanta educators convicted in a test cheating scandal were locked up in jail Thursday as they await sentences that could send them to prison for years. In one of the nation’s largest cheating scandals of its kind, the…

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Muhammadu Buhari Defeats Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria’s Presidential Election

April 1, 2015
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Muhammadu Buhari Defeats Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria’s Presidential Election

Nigerians chose a former military dictator and anticorruption crusader to lead Africa’s top economy, after a bruising election that raised hopes for closer relations with the U.S.—especially in the fight against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram. Muhammadu Buhari won 54% of 29 million votes cast over…

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Indiana HIV Outbreak Tied To Closure Of Planned Parenthood Clinics [video]

April 1, 2015
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Indiana HIV Outbreak Tied To Closure Of Planned Parenthood Clinics [video]

Just days after Indiana Gov. Mike Pence declared a public health emergency in his state due to an HIV outbreak, it was revealed the county at the center of the explosion has been without a testing center since early 2013, reports the Huffington Post. The…

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McDonald’s to raise hourly pay for 90,000 workers

April 1, 2015
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McDonald’s to raise hourly pay for 90,000 workers

(WSJ) – McDonald’s Corp. plans to raise pay by more than 10% and add benefits like paid vacation for workers at U.S. restaurants it operates, an effort to rejuvenate the struggling fast-food giant that offers fresh evidence of rising wage pressure in the American labor…

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Trevor Noah to Replace Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” [video]

March 30, 2015
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Trevor Noah to Replace Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show” [video]

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been chosen as Jon Stewart’s replacement on “The Daily Show,” the New York Times reports. The 31-year-old made his debut as a contributor to the satirical program in December. His first appearance took aim at racial tensions in Ferguson,…

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Gunmen kill 15 in Nigeria during tense election [video]

March 28, 2015
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Gunmen kill 15 in Nigeria during tense election [video]

ABUJA (Reuters) – Gunmen killed at least 15 people including an opposition politician near polling stations in northeast Nigeria on Saturday, casting an ominous shadow over the closest electoral contest since the end of military rule in 1999. The tense race pits President Goodluck Jonathan…

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Pygmies demand end to discrimination in DR Congo

March 27, 2015
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Pygmies demand end to discrimination in DR Congo

Kinshasa (AFP) – Pygmies in the Democratic Republic of Congo used the forum offered by a festival of indigenous peoples Friday to demand protection against discrimination by other Congolese who they claim treat them like “savages”. Pygmies are hunter-gatherers who live in DR Congo, the…

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Boko Haram fighters told to ‘kill wives’ as troops take its ‘HQ’

March 27, 2015
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Boko Haram fighters told to ‘kill wives’ as troops take its ‘HQ’

Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria’s military on Friday announced that troops had retaken the town of Gwoza from Boko Haram, from which the group declared their caliphate last year. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told a news conference in the capital, Abuja, that the recapture came after…

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NY mayor: Someone may have ‘inappropriately’ tapped gas line [video]

March 27, 2015
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NY mayor: Someone may have ‘inappropriately’ tapped gas line [video]

NEW YORK (AP) — Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering buildings and police searched for at least two…

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Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison, arrives at halfway house [video]

March 27, 2015
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Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison, arrives at halfway house [video]

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived at a Baltimore halfway house late Thursday, hours after leaving an Alabama federal prison where he was serving a sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items. Jackson arrived Thursday night…

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Lauryn Hill’s Album ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ Is Being Entered Into the Library of Congress

March 25, 2015
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Lauryn Hill’s Album ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ Is Being Entered Into the Library of Congress

Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Radiohead’s 1997 smash OK Computer, the Doors’ eponymous 1967 debut, Joan Baez’ Joan Baez, Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate from 1949 and more are being entered into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. Variety reports the National…

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Three Black College Swimmers Make History At NCAA Championship [video]

March 24, 2015
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Three Black College Swimmers Make History At NCAA Championship [video]

African-American swimmers took the top three finishes in a single event at the Women’s Division 1 NCAA Championship this weekend, a feat recognized by the national governing body of swimming in the United States with a celebratory tweet. History! pic.twitter.com/x38knJmeOK — Rowdy Gaines (@RowdyGaines) March…

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Social Media Backlash Forces Creflo Dollar to Pull Down Fundraising Page for $65 Million Private Jet

March 15, 2015
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Social Media Backlash Forces Creflo Dollar to Pull Down Fundraising Page for $65 Million Private Jet

The founder and leader of a controversial Atlanta-based megachurch has taken down his online appeal for 200,000 people to each donate ‘$300 or more’ so that he can buy a $65 million Gulfstream private jet amid a media backlash. Reverend Creflo Dollar, 53, is the…

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Pastor Creflo Dollar Appeals To His Congregation To Donate ‘$300 or more’ EACH So He Can Buy A $65 MILLION Private Jet [video]

March 13, 2015
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Pastor Creflo Dollar Appeals To His Congregation To Donate ‘$300 or more’ EACH So He Can Buy A $65 MILLION Private Jet [video]

Pastor Creflo Dollar who owns two Rolls-Royces pleads for 200,000 church supporters to donate ‘$300 or more’ EACH so he can buy a $65 MILLION private jet ‘to better spread the gospel of Jesus Christ’   The founder and leader of a controversial Atlanta-based mega-church…

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Gospel group Half Mile Home releases their new single, “Breakthrough” [audio]

March 13, 2015
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Gospel group Half Mile Home releases their new single, “Breakthrough” [audio]

Gospel group Half Mile Home releases their new single, “Breakthrough”. The track is taken from the upcoming album, “Don’t Judge Me”. They shared some words about the single… “Breakthrough is a urban inspirational song that sends a message of Hope..  A song that doesn’t have…

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