Monthly Archives May 2019

Tasha Cobbs Leonard Launches Athletic Clothing Line

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Tasha Cobbs Leonard continues to expand her business ventures with the launch of CURVE Athletics.

Following the successful launch of Fritz Eyewear last summer, Cobbs Leonard broadens her retail brand with CURVE Athletics. Billed as an “Athleisure” apparel line for women with CURVES, the line promises to offer stylish, comfortable and fun pieces that can are worn for workouts, a busy day running through airports, or on a hot date. This collection is designed with the plus-sized woman in mind. Each piece is structured with a breathable, and supportive high-end fabric that provides both a comfortable and shaping hold.

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

CURVE Athletics offers outfits for everyday occasions with both the security and shaping of a body garment, but with the ease and flexibility of your favorite sweat pants. Key elements include a waistband that never rolls down, targeted compression that offers a flattering fit, and easy movement. CURVE Athletics is available in a range of sizes starting from Large (12/14) to 3XL (24/26). Tasha launched the line with an incredible photo spread that features women of all sizes and ages. The collection is available now at http://www.curveathletics.net/. CURVE Athletics is the CURVY Woman’s New Addiction!

Kirk Franklin “Long Live Love” Album Out Now!!!!

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Kirk Franklin has another award winning album on his hands!

The musical genius released his latest CD “Long Live Love” on RCA Inspiration today( Friday, May 31st).

Kirk Franklin
Pic Credit: Long Live Love Tour

Even though the entire CD is fire, my favorite song is the socially conscious Strong God.

May day..May day… Who gone save the babies from another bloody Sunday.”

Kirk Franklin recently talked with Radio One about the song and why it’s important that people “Don’t Just Preach The Gospel, BE The Gospel.”

Long Live Love is Franklin’s first album since the critically acclaimed Losing My Religion album, which was released in November 2015.

You can also catch Franklin out on his Long Live Love tour with Koryn Hawthorne. For dates click HERE

Dule Hill & Jazmyn Simon Welcome Son Levi!

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It’s a boy for Dule Hill and his actress wife Jazmyn Simon.

Levi Dule Hill was born May 10th at 8:40 a.m. and weighed 7lbs and 10 oz.

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, the couple shared that they gave him a biblical name to honor their Christian faith.

Dule Hill
Pic Credit: PATTY OTHON

Hill shared with the publication the moment he first met little Levi. “The baby was breech, so we had a [cesarean] section,” he says. “Right before Levi was born, our doctor said, ‘In 15 seconds, you’re going to meet your son.’ And we did. And instantly, our hearts doubled in size.”

The couple announced in January that they were expecting their first child together after marrying a year before at the Church and Convent of Las Capuchinas.

Congratulations!


Maranda Curtis “I’m All In” Official Music Video

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Maranda Curtis has the church on fire in the video for her latest single “I’m All In.”

Maranda Curtis

Backed by a choir, Maranda Curtis belts out:

” Through many trials
And through every test
You gave me grace
To sustain
I am determined
I’m striving
And You’re able to keep me.”

 Dana Sorey and Ricky Dillard, make guest appearances in the video. Maranda encourages people to do whatever it takes to believe the promises of God in preparation to receive his blessings.

JEKALYN CARR PREMIERING “I SEE MIRACLES” MUSIC VIDEO NEXT WEEK

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To kick off Black Music Month, JeKalyn Carr is releasing the music video for her latest single “I See Miracles.”

JeKalyn will release “I See Miracles” on her Official YouTube channel on Monday, June 3rd, 2019 at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT.

Filmed in HD and shot on location in New Orleans, Jekalyn’s  first-ever concept music video is directed by Kauwuane Burton. The track is produced and written with her father, and manager Allen Carr. The father/daughter duo come together again to present this inspirational and faith-activating song on the heels of garnering three Billboard #1 Gospel radio singles within the last three years – 2016’s “You’re Bigger” (4 weeks), 2018’s “You Will Win” (6 weeks) and 2019’s “It’s Yours” (9 weeks).

JeKalyn Carr

A budding entrepreneur Jekalyn is gearing up for her 2nd Annual You Will Win Conference on June 21-22, 2019 in Orlando, FL with special guest artists, personalities, and speakers including Rickey SmileyWillie Moore, Jr.,Tye Tribbett, and Koryn Hawthorne to name a few. She is also launching a signature makeup line and a syndicated radio show later this year.

Kierra Sheard: New Music “Don’t Judge Me”

Kierra Sheard may have the song of the summer!

The Gospel singer just premiered a new uptempo single “Don’t Judge Me” on Fox 2 Detroit Wednesday morning.

“I’ve been through the fire please don’t judge me,” Kierra sings.

She looks amazing in a hot pink off the shoulder outfit, and her blonde bob.

KiKi is also set to star as her mother, Karen Clark Sheard in the upcoming Lifetime Clark Sisters biopic.

Tamera Mowry-Housley Reality Series With Husband Adam Housley

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Tamera Mowry Housley, her husband Adam are launching their own YouTube reality series.

The Real co-host shared the news with Hollywood Life while discussing upcoming projects.

“A few things are in the works that I’m excited about,” she said. “The one thing I can talk about is Adam and I are working on a YouTube/digital reality series about our family which we are very excited about.”

Tamera even teased the new show on her Instagram page.

And what about that Sister Sister reboot?

“We would love to see a Sister, Sister reunion, but timing is everything and the material has to be 100% right, otherwise what would be the point,” Tamera Mowry Housley shared with the outlet.

“The show is iconic so the reboot needs to be amazing or we need to leave it alone.”

Renee Spearman & Hezekiah Walker soar to #1 on Billboard!!

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Renee Spearman & Hezekiah Walker soar to #1 on Billboard with “I Love Him” plus it’s the #1 most added song at radio.

Renee Spearman

One of gospel music’s top singer/songwriters, Renee Spearman has worked with some of gospel’s biggest stars including Yolanda Adams, Dr. Bobby Jones, and Byron Cage, just to name a few.  With 4 Billboard topping releases in a row, Renee’s career has soared on highly regarded indie powerhouse label JDI Records.

Renee’s new hit CD “I LOVE HIM”  also features gospel trailblazer Dorinda Clark-Cole, and Dr. Holly Carter.

Congratulations!!!!

Nashville Life Music “Taylor House Sessions” Available Now!

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Nashville Life Music released their highly anticipated 6 song EP “Taylor House Sessions” on Friday.

Nashville Life Music

The album is named after Taylor House Studios in Nashville where the group recorded their EP.

Track list:

  1. My God
  2. Sing A Song
  3. Glory
  4. No Greater
  5. Heaven On Earth
  6. Firm Foundation

Nashville Life Music began as a spontaneous meeting around a living room piano and is now a thriving music collective in the heart of Music City.

The group also premiered the video for “Sing A Song” featuring Alvin Love on CCM Friday, check it out:

Erica Campbell: New Book “More Than Pretty”

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Erica Campbell is reminding us that true beauty comes from within in her upcoming book “More Than Pretty,” out Sept. 24th, 2019.

Erica shared with Essence Magazine that she believes taking your inner pretty to the next level is the key to personal happiness.

“Joy and fulfillment are within reach and possible, but it starts with YOU! And how You feel about YOU,” she said. “There’s so much more than what’s on the outside—so let’s find that inner beauty and let it shine!”

About the book:

In More Than Pretty, Erica Campbell turns the mirror around, reflecting God’s Word, His affirmations, and His design for every woman. This book explores issues of self-esteem, identity, and God’s design for love and intimacy. She is candid about her own struggles, sharing honestly about her battle to feel “good enough” in an industry that fixates on outward appearances.

Nick Jonas Romantic Message To Priyanka On Anniversary Of 1st Date

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Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are celebrating the one year anniversary of the day they met.

Nick shared the most romantic message to his wife on social media to celebrate their first date.

“One year ago today I went to go see Beauty and the Beast at the Hollywood bowl with a group of friends. One of those friends was the woman that would become my best friend, my confidant, my muse, my beautiful wife, Nick Jonas shared.

“I am so grateful for our journey together so far. You make me smile every day and you inspire me to be the best version of myself. I am honored to be your husband, the singer concluded.

Priyanka then commented on his post, expressing her love.

“The most amazing thing that ever happened to me is you. I love you babs.”

If that wasn’t enough, Nick gifted his wife with tickets to see Mariah Carey since he was away working.

Nick Jonas

“The best husband ever.. A #lambily member’s dream came true…Even through he was busy and we were apart, he made sure I celebrated our one year anniversary w my fave! The incomparable Mariah Carey, Priyanka shared.