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New Video: Kadesh (Desiree Coleman Jackson) – “Strip”

October 30, 2014
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New Video: Kadesh (Desiree Coleman Jackson) – “Strip”

Gospel singer Kadesh (Desiree Coleman Jackson) releases the video for her latest single, “Strip“. The single is taken from her upcoming album, “Love” which hits stores January 2015. “Strip” was produced by Rodney Jones Jr. (Fred Hammond, Mary Mary, Smokie Norful). BIO: “KADESH” – DESIREE JACKSON Her name signifies the banner of God’s grace and…

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New Video: The Rebirth – “This is Coming To?” Lyric Video

October 30, 2014
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New Video: The Rebirth – “This is Coming To?” Lyric Video

The Rebirth releases visuals for their latest single “This is Coming To?”. The track is from the upcoming album BEING THRU THE EYES OF A CHILD. The single “This is Coming To?’ is available on iTunes now. “This is Coming To?” [Official Lyric Video] The Rebirth…

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Ni-Emah Bugg Releases New Book of Spoken Word “The Glossal Experience”; and New Music [audio]

October 29, 2014
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Ni-Emah Bugg Releases New Book of Spoken Word “The Glossal Experience”; and New Music [audio]

Ni-Emah Bugg – BIO Ni-Emah Nicole Bugg was born and raised in New York, one of three children born to Tanya Corker and Greer Bugg.  Ni-Emah looks up to her older sister Nandi, a graduate of MIT, and is very close with and nurturing to…

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James Brown documentary on HBO, “Mr. Dynamite” produced by Mick Jagger [video]

October 26, 2014
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James Brown documentary on HBO, “Mr. Dynamite” produced by Mick Jagger [video]

People make documentaries about musicians all the time, and some of them are rich with insight. But even among the best of the bunch, few are as thorough about the artist’s music as Alex Gibney’s “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown,” airing Monday on…

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Domestic Violence Awareness Seminar

October 24, 2014
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Domestic Violence Awareness Seminar

Are you a victim of domestic violence? Do you know someone who is? If you answered YES to any of the above, please share this post with a family member, friend, colleague, co-worker or neighbor. If you simply wish to learn more… come and talk…

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Ray Rice hits Baltimore Ravens with wrongful termination complaint in bid to get his $3.5million salary

October 23, 2014
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Ray Rice hits Baltimore Ravens with wrongful termination complaint in bid to get his $3.5million salary

Ray Rice is not just combatting to get back into the NFL – but he’s also demanding his $3.5million salary from the Baltimore Ravens. The squad fired Rice this past month after a video surfaced showing him punching now-wife Janay Palmer unconscious in an Atlantic…

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NY Court backs EMI over Duke Ellington Royalties

October 23, 2014
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NY Court backs EMI over Duke Ellington Royalties

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state’s highest court on Thursday sided with EMI in the music publisher’s dispute with Duke Ellington‘s heirs, but acknowledged global industry consolidation has made contracts like his much more favorable to publishers. The late pianist, bandleader and composer wrote “It…

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Teddy Pendergrass’ Paralyzing Car Accident and The Mysterious Passenger Speaks Out; 30 Years Later [video]

October 23, 2014
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Teddy Pendergrass’ Paralyzing Car Accident and The Mysterious Passenger Speaks Out; 30 Years Later [video]

In 1982, charismatic soul singer Teddy Pendergrass was at the peak of his career when he slammed his Rolls Royce into a tree, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Though there were no other vehicles involved in the crash, there was a passenger in…

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2 dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament

October 22, 2014
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2 dead in shooting attack at Canada’s Parliament

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country’s capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were hunting for as many as two…

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Legendary Philadelphia R&B/Soul label Sound Gems Records relaunching this winter [video]

October 22, 2014
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Legendary Philadelphia R&B/Soul label Sound Gems Records relaunching this winter [video]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Philadelphia, PA – Legendary Philadelphia record label Sound Gems Records is setting the stage for a relaunch, exactly 40 years after taking William DeVaughn all the way to the top of Billboard Hot Soul Singles with “Be Thankful For What You Got.”…

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New Music: Ashley Martinez – “180″ [audio]

October 22, 2014
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New Music: Ashley Martinez – “180″ [audio]

Check out the latest single from singer/songwriter Ashley Martinez. Her single “180” is available on iTunes now. “180″ Single Social Media Twitter: @AshleyM2889

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Why Do Some People Survive Ebola While Others Die?

October 21, 2014
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Why Do Some People Survive Ebola While Others Die?

WASHINGTON — People who shared an apartment with the country’s first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as…

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Dallas Cowboys Release Michael Sam, NFL’s first openly gay player, from practice squad

October 21, 2014
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Dallas Cowboys Release Michael Sam, NFL’s first openly gay player, from practice squad

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys released defensive end Michael Sam from the practice squad Tuesday, another setback as the NFL’s first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time. Sam spent seven weeks with the…

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Reggae Legend John Holt Dead at 69 [video]

October 20, 2014
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Reggae Legend John Holt Dead at 69 [video]

Veteran reggae star and lovers rock pioneer John Holt has died in a London hospital, aged 69. News of the Jamaican singer’s death came on 19 October from Copeland Forbes, Holt’s manager since 2006, who confirmed his death to Jamaica Observer Online. “John died at…

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Jodeci to Reunite at the 2014 Soul Train Music Awards [video]

October 20, 2014
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Jodeci to Reunite at the 2014 Soul Train Music Awards [video]

The Soul Train Awards 2014 is prepping arguably the biggest reunion in hip-hop/R&B history: Jodeci. The North Carolina quartet that scored five No. 1 1990s R&B hits, including “Stay,” “Forever My Lady,” and “Come and Talk to Me,” will perform during the award show taping…

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Joanne Borgella: Plus Size Model, Former ‘American Idol’ Contestant Dead At 32 [video]

October 19, 2014
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Joanne Borgella: Plus Size Model, Former ‘American Idol’ Contestant Dead At 32 [video]

Joanne Borgella, of Hoboken, N.J, died early Saturday morning about a year after announcing her battle with cancer of the womb, which then spread to her chest, according to a statement released by Borgella’s family. The 32-year-old, who appeared on ‘American Idol’ in 2008, ‘was…

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Thousands Kick Off Avon Breast Cancer Walk

October 18, 2014
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Thousands Kick Off Avon Breast Cancer Walk

NEW YORK – A two-day journey for those on a mission to raise money for breast cancer research began Saturday. Thousands took on the challenge to walk from Pier 84 to Randall’s Island and back again. Some will cover 13 miles while others will walk…

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Officials fear Ebola’s on AIDS path; some disagree

October 18, 2014
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Officials fear Ebola’s on AIDS path; some disagree

NEW YORK (AP) — Is Ebola the world’s worst infectious disease threat since AIDS? Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated. Both emerged from Africa and erupted into an international health crisis. And both have…

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Officer Darren Wilson Says He Feared For His Life: Report

October 18, 2014
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Officer Darren Wilson Says He Feared For His Life: Report

WASHINGTON (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times…

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Nigerian government and Boko Haram reach cease-fire deal [video]

October 17, 2014
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Nigerian government and Boko Haram reach cease-fire deal [video]

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria‘s government said Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, but many people expressed doubts Friday about a development that could end an insurgency that has killed thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless in Africa’s most…

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How Ebola was discovered [video]

October 17, 2014
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How Ebola was discovered [video]

With health officials around the world scrambling to stop the Ebola outbreak, it’s worth taking a look back at how the deadly virus was first discovered. In 1976, Peter Piot, then a 27-year-old microbiology student in Belgium, was studying infectious diseases when the lab he…

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