BET hosted an #AllVotesMatter livestream at the end of January that featured Louisiana rapper Dee-1 on the stage alongside GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson for a unique discussion on Carson's policies, faith, family and education.
Christian rapper Dee-1 made several appearances on hip-hop mainstream platforms last year with the release of his album 3's Up. BET then chose the outspoken New Orleans native to be a voice for the people during the #AllVotesMatter livestream event. Joining Carson and Dee-1 for the discussion was Chris Prudhome, president of Vote America Now.
While Dee-1 agreed with Carson on many of the points discussed throughout the unconventional sit-down, what they were at odds about was how someone can work toward financial independence. more >>
Grammy-Award-winner-turned pastor Le'Andria Johnson admitted that she uses some unconventional methods to get people into the church.
"20 cigarettes, 20 people smoking them… they all came to church," Johnson told The Grio. "They're still coming to church. So it works. The method works."
The season three "Sunday Best" winner admitted that it will take unconventional techniques to reach people in this day and age. Besides passing out cigarettes, some of her other unique methods as seen in episode one include dressing promiscuously to minister to prostitutes and handing out condoms to those in need. more >>
After changing his eighth album title from "So Help Me God" to "Swish" and now "Waves," Kanye West's fans want the rapper to keep God in the title.
West's wife, "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star Kim Kardashian, 34, posted a poll on Twitter to ask fans what they thought of the first title compared to the two others previously presented by the rapper.
"WAIT new poll. Which album title do you like best? @kanyewest," she questioned. more >>
Kirk Franklin is not interested in spending all of his time with Christians who believe they are perfect, the gospel music songwriter and producer wants to be in the company of sinners.
"I want to sit where the sinners are...the well sometimes make me sick. #randomthought #losingmyreligion," Franklin tweeted.
The 46-year-old "Losing My Religion" recording artist wrote his social media post after pictures surfaced of him spending time in a recording studio with rap mogul Kanye West. The gospel music producer said he is frustrated with sitting around while lost souls are confused by the lifestyle of Christians. more >>
Proud grandma Tammi Clark has just posted another photo of weeks-old baby Freddie, the son of One Direction band member Louis Tomlinson and his former flame Briana Jungwirth, Clark's daughter.
The Instagram photo shows Clark's son Austin holding a sleeping Freddie all bundled up in a thick baby blanket. The photo was captioned "Austin and Freddie" and was posted to Clark's Instagram page on Tuesday, Feb. 2, where it has now been "liked" more than 6,000 times. Before this photo was shared, Briana was snapped leaving her house with baby Freddie in a carrier. Louis Tomlinson has also posted a snapshot with Freddie, introducing his son to the world.
Meanwhile, sources have told Hollywood Life that new dad Louis is already on diaper duty. "Louis is taking his role as dad very seriously," a source told the website, adding: "He's been super involved from the get go. He's very hands-on, changing diapers, holding and rocking little Freddie. Louis couldn't be happier." more >>
Thousands of churches and mission agencies on every continent (except Antarctica) will unite in song later this month to sing the powerful hymn, "Facing a Task Unfinished."
The nearly 100-year-old song, recently remixed by world-renowned contemporary hymn writers The Gettys, will act as an anthem to raise awareness about Christian persecution worldwide.
"Facing a Task Unfinished" was written by China Inland Mission worker Frank Houghton as he reflected on the the Great Commission and the scripture Matthew 24:14 as dedicated his life to sharing the Gospel with people in China. more >>