Emmy Award-Winning Chrysler Choir
Larry Callahan & Selected of God
Receives Stellar Award Nomination
Callahan & Selected of God Are Featured in the New Chrysler Commercial and the Groundbreaking Music
Video of ‘You Are the Sunshine’ with the
Deaf Dynamic Praise Choir
K. MICHELLE UNVEILS HUGELY ANTICIPATED HEADLINE TOUR;
BET MUSIC MATTERS PRESENTS “THE REBELLIOUS SOUL TOUR
WITH K. MICHELLE AND SPECIAL GUEST SEVYN STREETER”;
TOUR GETS UNDERWAY NOVEMBER 4TH IN SAN FRANCISCO;
TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY, OCTOBER 4TH
(New York, NY – October 4, 2013) — Atlantic recording artist K. Michelle has announced early details of her eagerly anticipated winter headline tour. Dubbed “The Rebellious Soul Tour with K. Michelle and Special Guest Sevyn Streeter,” the US trek is presented by BET’s “Music Matters,” the network’s influential campaign highlighting the next generation of superstars. Accompanying Michelle as special guest on all dates will be her Atlantic labelmate, singer/songwriter Sevyn Streeter.
“The Rebellious Soul Tour with K. Michelle and Special Guest Sevyn Streeter,” gets underway November 4th in San Francisco and then continues through early December (see attached itinerary). Tickets are on sale – please check local listings for additional ticket information. Read more…
WORLD RENOWNED DJ CASSIDY
SET TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM
NEW YORK CITY-BASED DEEJAY AND PRODUCER JOINS
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND JAY Z ON TOUR
(Columbia Records; New York, NY – July 18, 2013) – Internationally revered DJ Cassidy has announced plans to release his debut album via Columbia Records. With a mission of returning the greatest dance music of all time to the dance floor, Cassidy has united the most legendary musicians from the late 1970s and early 1980s with some of today’s recording superstars to write and record original songs for the collection. Further album details will be announced in the coming weeks.
DJ Cassidy has joined Justin Timberlake and Jay Z on their “Legends of the Summer Stadium Tour”—which kicked off last night at Toronto’s Rogers Centre—where he is debuting songs from his new album. The tour, which hits New York City’s Yankee Stadium on July 19-20 and Los Angeles’ Rose Bowl on July 28, will continue through mid-August (see below for tour dates). Read more…
Throughout April and May, the seven piece collective will be rocking major festivals as well as headlining intimate venues across the West Coast, Midwest and South in over 28 U.S. cities. The band is no stranger to the road and has performed worldwide with international acts such as The Wailers, Maxi Priest, UB40 and Arrested Development. For the most up to date tour schedule, please visit Read more…
LIVE NATION AND HIP HOP STAR MEEK MILL ANNOUNCE
“DREAMS COME TRUE” NATIONAL SPRING TOUR
NEW SINGLE “BELIEVE IT”, FEATURING RICK ROSS IMPACTS RADIO ;
VIDEO ON THE WAY
Partnering with Live Nation, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill will be embarking on his second domestic headlining endeavor aptly titled, the “Dreams Come True“ tour, starting on April 4th at Boston’s House of Blues. The tour will feature surprise performances from artists signed to his Dream Chasers label. Due to the anticipated high demand, pre-sale tickets have been made available to fans: Citi Card member pre-sale began at 10am local time, Tuesday, February 19th, followed by Live Nation’s Internet sale, starting on Wednesday, February 20th. The public sale takes place at 10am local time on Friday, February 22nd. Additional ticket information, show dates and RSVP options are available at: Read more…
(New York, NY- January 10, 2013)- Mojo Morgan, percussionist and vocalist of Morgan Heritage fame, has released his new single, “New Dawn,” on Krian Music Group. Read more…
By JAMAL FREDRICK
Over the past year, I’ve had an intense internal struggle over the rise of a parenting philosophy that makes me have almost knee-jerk reactions—that makes me respond in ways contrary to how I perceive myself. Progressive, liberal, forward-thinking, open-minded, not bound by societal constructs of race, class, sex and gender roles—that is who I believe I am. At least I used to. Until conversation on Twitter and blogs started advancing this concept of raising children—boys, specifically—in a gender-neutral fashion. This idea came to a head just before Christmas, when an online petition convinced the toy company, Hasbro, to create the perennial girl toy, the Easy Bake Oven, for boys.
First thought: “This is ridiculous.”
Call it narrow minded, but I take great offense when I continuously see things promoted to effeminize our boys. We’re fast becoming the generation where boys are being raised in a non-overtly masculine way—where they’re being taught to be less aggressive, less competitive, more restrained, gentler. And now, we want them in the house baking cookies. Word? Read more…
By NICK CHILES
It was a glorious sight to behold: a room full of black girls, ranging in age from 10 to 17, learning how to write the code to create their own mobile apps—and excited as hell about all the tech wizardry that was being crammed into their young brains.
That’s the magic of Black Girls Code, a brilliant nonprofit that was started last year by Kimberly Bryant, a black girl who codes in San Francisco and decided to do something about the serious dearth of other black girls who code. Through events, workshops, afterschool programs and other forums, Black Girls Code is already making its presence felt, reaching into young minds and planting seeds that will surely bear fruit soon as these young black girls realize there are exciting careers awaiting them in science and technology.
Both of my daughters, ages 13 and 10, and several of their friends, made their way to Georgia Tech in Atlanta on a recent Saturday morning, wide-eyed, unsure of what this “code” stuff was all about. When we went back to pick them up five hours later, they had not only gained valuable insight into this previously unknown world where people actually create the cool stuff that they play with on their phones, but some of them had actually made their own apps. We knew those hours at Georgia Tech had flipped a switch in our 10-year-old Lila when she woke up the next morning and asked to borrow one of our phones. Read more…
A lot has transpired in hip-hop since the Bay Area rap duo Latyrx released their 1997 critically acclaimed debut LP Latyrx: the Album. Now, after working on their own solo projects and dropping the mixtape ‘Latyrical Madness’ last year, emcees Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truthspeaker– known as Latyrx–are readying a 6 track EP, Disconnection. The innovative duo follow their creative instincts and get experimental on Disconnection , but they maintain their emphasis on lyricism that is at the core of their music. The first single off the EP, “Gorgeous Spirits”, was produced by DJ Replay. Guest cameos on Disconnection include Zumbi of Zion I. Production is shared by The Bangerz, Headnodic, and Amp Live of Zion I. Read more…
CHEMICAL BABY CLOTHING RELEASE THE INSTANTGRAMS COLLECTION
The Fastest Rising Clothing Line That Brought You This Summer’s Favorite T-Shirt “MOLLY RANCHER” has a the Hottest Fall Follow-Up!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 22, 2012) – Earlier this year Chemical Baby Clothing owners and Bay Area Natives Cellski and Darren Dosia took the phrase Molly Rancher coupled with a creative vision to the masses with hopes to create a new urban street wear line that separated itself indefinitely from the rest of the competition. Artists such as Chris Brown, DJ Drama, E-40 and more took an addicted liking to the Molly Rancher collection. Now, after having an insurmountable introduction to the industry, Chemical Baby Clothing (CBC) prepares to release its second brain child “InstantGrams” to its loyal consumer base this Fall. Read more…
American Gangsta, J-Diggs and Crew Get Arrested In Hawaii and held on $150,000 Bail
(San Fransisco, September 12, 2012) Most notably known as the youngest American Gangsta on BET’s notorious series, Thizz Entertainment President J-Diggs and three members of his entourage were arrested over the weekend and charged with assault and attempted murder on security personnel, after they were thrown out of a Big Kahuna bar & grill on the island of Waikiki. Although witness testimony confirms the rapper and crew were acting in self-defense, they were the only ones arrested. The rapper, who was recently released after posting his $150,000 bail, claims they are being railroaded because they are not from the islands and were only protecting themselves from the over sized, overzealous security guards. Read more…
E-40 Headlines Electronic Music Festival: First Annual Fractalize Festival in Belden Town, CA-July 6-8
San Francisco based electronic music promoters MalLabel Music and Hellefante have teamed up to create what is sure to be a legendary festival in the remote town of Belden Town, California this summer. The first annual Fractalize Festival will include a weekend of live music, DJs, vending and camping, with a wide array of headliner talent including Bay Area Rap Legend E-40, Rocker-T and Jah Warrior Shelter Hi-Fi, plus some very special surprise guests. This event has been in the making for many years as both MalLabel and Hellefante’s goal is to promote next level music in creative non-traditional environments. Leading the bass music scene in the Bay Area over the past few years, MalLabel hosts’ large-scale underground events with some of the biggest names in bass. Since early 2009, Hellefante has been serving the Bay Area with Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Grime, UK Funky to Garage, presenting some of the most respected producers and performers of our time.
Remember the 1984 song, “Let’s hear it for the boy”? Well, we need to hear it for the man, Braylon Edwards, who now plays for the San Francisco 49ers. This year, Edwards is going to make good on a promise to send 100 kids to college with $10,000 scholarships if they maintain a 2.5 GPA or better. He also told them to do 15 hours of community service.
Out of the 100 kids who were given the offer, 79 of them completed their end of the bargain. Now, Edwards is going to have to deliver nearly $1 million in scholarship money to the kids, which matches the salary that he is going to earn this year by playing for the 49ers. Read more…
MYAMAZINROOTS.COM SHOWCASES FINE ART IMAGES OF ANCIENT AFRICAN KINGDOMS, EMPIRES AND CIVILIZATIONS
Nationwide(BlackNews.com) — New website, MyAmazinRoots.com, features fine art images of ancient Africa. The images debunk the stereotypical and racist views of Africa as a dark continent by showcasing Africa’s Ancient History through fine art.
The various paintings, drawing and illustrations have all been meticulously restored and enhanced over the past few years. Much of it has never been seen by most present day Africans and African Americans – yet Africa’s fine art and depictions of Africans in fine art has occupied space in some of the world’s most prominent museums abroad for centuries. Read more…
BLACK HAIR BEAUTY DIRECTORY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE TO PROMOTE BLACK BEAUTY PROFESSIONALS NATIONWIDE
San Francisco, CA(BlackNews.com) — UrbanSalonNetwork.com, the premiere online resource for Black Beauty Professionals specializing in Black Hair Care nationwide, today announced the release of UrbanSalonNetwork.com 3.0. The new site, designed to provide users with a convenient location for accessing service providers and information within the Black Hair Care industry, now features articles, reviews, social networking and directory listings for Black Beauty Businesses nationwide. Read more…