Lecrae is known for speaking his mind on the state of race relations in America, and the Christian rapper is now defending his decision to post an image on Twitter that many found to be controversial and even divisive on the Fourth of July holiday.
"There's a difference between creating division and exposing the division that's being ignored," the 36-year-old Christian rapper tweeted out to his fans who questioned the message he was trying to convey.
On July 4, Lecrae tweeted a picture of slaves picking cotton centuries ago instead of publicly celebrating America's Independence Day. Some of his followers were offended by the image that he captioned "My family on July 4th 1776." more >>
World-renowned ministry Hillsong released the trailer for their highly anticipated feature film "Let Hope Rise." The Pure Flix film will chronicle the spectacular rise of the prominent Australia-based band, Hillsong UNITED.
In the new trailer, senior pastor Brian Houston explains the start of Hillsong and his heart for their music. Various clips of the band praying, touring, writing songs and more are highlighted. "In the end our success is not about us, it's all about God. You take Him out of the equation, you got nothing," Houston says as UNITED's hit song "Oceans" plays in the background.
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Amid the shooting deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling by police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana this week, rapper Lecrae spoke out against the "All Lives Matter" mantra, saying it's not applicable because black lives don't matter in America.
Many people have posted photos and video commentaries on social media with the hashtag "Black Lives Matter." Others are posting commentaries with the hashtag "All Lives Matter."
In a passionate Instagram post beginning with "#philandocastile," the Reach Records founder said using the phrase all lives matter is offensive, explaining: #AllLivesMatter hashtag is like spitting in the face of black folk. It comes off as extremely selfish and unsympathetic to a mourning person. Not because all lives don't matter. Of course they do. But it's very clear that black lives don't to many in this country. No one goes up to lung cancer patients and says 'Folks with breast cancer matter too!' #AllCancerPatients matter. That's Insensitive." more >>
Grammy award winning R&B and Soul sensation, Maxwell, has released a new album after a 7-year hiatus.
His new album is called "blackSUMMERS'night" following the 20th year anniversary of his very first one called "Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite." This is his much-awaited fifth album since the last was launched back in 2009.
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Adele fans flocked into the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, as the British pop star kicked off her long-awaited U.S. tour last Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Adele paid tribute to Prince right at his very own hometown when she played the popular music video of the late music icon, "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World."
While performing, she enthralled the crowd of around 15,000 with a surprising tribute for the father of the Purple Rain. The music video was aired when Adele passed the light of the stage to the late artist. It was shown shortly in between her end set and her encore performance.
After the tribute, she told her audience, "I did maybe consider covering a song, but fuck it, it's Prince." Adele also said after playing the music video, "Did you enjoy that Prince video?" Videos storm the social media as audience clap along and sing during the tribute. more >>
Prominent Christian NFL Star Russell Wilson and R&B singer Ciara are now Mr. and Mrs. Wilson after tying the knot in England on Wednesday.
A source told Us Weekly that the popular celebrity couple got married in front of about 100 close friends and family at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England.
After the wedding, both Russell and Ciara, whose maiden name is Harris, posted the same photo to their Instagram accounts along with the caption "We are The Wilsons!" more >>