Star Genleah Swain, an assistant principal at Jefferson County Middle/High School in Florida, is now the toast of the internet after an impromptu video of her delivering a powerful and captivating performance of the National Anthem at the Lincoln Memorial while on vacation went viral.
The video, recorded June 16, has been viewed more than 7 million times on Facebook after R&B singer Nay Michelle shared it on her page on June 24.
Swain, 34, told the Tallahassee Democrat that she and her family were in Washington, D.C. on vacation two weeks ago with Marcus Henderson, minister of music at her church, and his family, along with Godby High Assistant Principal Benny Bolden and his family when the recording was done. more >>
Tyrese Gibson and his ex-wife, Norma Mitchell, have had a messy past, but the entertainer says God and the power of prayer has restored their relationship.
Gibson, who is best known for his racy R&B music and his role in the "Fast and Furious," has become a motivational speaker of sorts through his social media videos. In an Instagram post on Monday, Gibson revealed that he and the mother of his child have made up after years of being at odds with eachother.
Reality television stars David and Tamela Mann's home was robbed earlier this week.
Known for their hit show "Meet the Browns" and Tamela's booming gospel career, the couple was robbed while dining at a Red Lobster in Camp Creek near Atlanta, Georgia. Despite being heartbroken over the ordeal, they maintain that God will provide and are praying for the thieves.
In a lengthy Facebook video post, the comedic duo explained in detail what happened to them. They hope that someone watching the video could help them find the culprits and also they want their fans and supporters to stay in prayer in this troubled world. more >>
Kirk Franklin's Losing My Religion album was more than just music but a powerful statement that his protege Christon Gray wants to carry to the next generation.
"His last album, Losing My Religion, I think was a statement and a challenge not only to the Gospel community but to the Christian community as a whole," Gray, the 30-year-old musician signed to Franklin's Fo Yo Soul record label, told Parlé Mag. "And he's the one that could make that statement so I think me being a little bit younger and representing the next generation I can continue to carry that message."
Franklin, 46, previously told ABC News 13 in Houston, Texas, that he believes his decision to spark the controversial conversation concerning religion was needed. more >>
Gospel star Kirk Franklin received the Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award at the BET Awards Sunday night.
Hand-in-hand with his wife of 20 years, Tammy, a humble-looking Franklin took to the stage to accept his award after hearing his name announced in a field that included other talented artists such as Erica Campbell, Lecrae, Tasha Cobbs, Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, and Tamela Mann.
In a year that has seen multiple shootings and the deaths of legendary pop artist Prince and sports icon Muhammad Ali, Franklin told the audience: "I know these are very, very difficult days and we've had a lot of loss and a lot of hurt — and I want you to know that even when you feel like you've hit rock bottom, often you find that God is the rock at the bottom." more >>
The 16th annual BET Awards aired live Sunday night from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and actor Samuel L. Jackson said God was to be thanked first for his lifetime of achievements.
The show, which is meant to honors artists, actors and athletes across 20 categories for their impact on black entertainment, awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to the veteran actor who has become the face of Marvel's character Nick Fury. The night also featured tributes to Prince and a surprise performance by Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar. Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams also delivered a passionate Black Lives Matter speech after winning the Humanitarian Award.
When Jackson received the Lifetime Achievement Award, he spoke directly to the audience. more >>