September 2, 2014

Chuck D teams up with Mavis Staples for “Give WE the Pride”

Chuck D has teamed up with legendary soul singer Mavis Staples on a song that direct attacks today’s rap music and its lyrical content that does anything but instills pride in the black community. The song called “Give WE the Pride” is a track from Chuck D's recently released album The Black In Man

Chuck D earlier this year, justifiably so, attacked Hot 97's Summer Jam Concert and urban radio in general for the deterioration of the hip hop culture. When referring to urban radio he said "get it right or be gone." At the time of his criticism, Chuck D vowed to change urban radio within a year.

August 27, 2014

The Jacksons Will Honor Michael at Tom Joyner Family Reunion

Michael Jackson’s Family to Honor Their Brother at Tom Joyner Sky Show® During Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion

UPDATE See**[PHOTOS] from The Jacksons' and Porsha Williams' performance below**

Tom Joyner’s annual event celebrating family will feature a live interview with The Jacksons on Michael Jackson’s birthday during the Tom Joyner Sky Show®, along with performances by KEM and Eddie Levert.

August 25, 2014

Tank on Radio 103.9 New York with Terry Bello

R&B superstar Tank talked about his new album, Stronger with New York 103.9 personality Terry Bello. They also discussed the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, accepting life as a gift and fatherhood.

Check Out New Music from Bay Area Artist Goapele

Rolling Stone magazine called the Bay Area native Goapele the “spiritual love child of Sade and D’Angelo,” her searing voice can be both sensuous and serious, often on the same song. She is back with a new song on her forth coming album 'Strong as Glass.'

The first single from the album is 'Hey Boy.'  She talks her recent career moves on the interview below.

August 23, 2014

Tom Joyner Streaming Exclusive Access to Tank All Weekend

Tom Joyner, through his weekend show Tom Joyner’s Right Back Atcha, is streaming exclusive access to Tank’s new album Stronger all weekend long beginning at 6am ET on Saturday, August 23rd.

The content, including interviews with Tom Joyner and Tank’s new music, will stream on and on the Tom Joyner Morning Show app.

August 18, 2014

Raheem DeVaughn and Roland Martin present Town Hall Meeting


Roland Martin (Host) - American journalist, syndicatedcolumnist, author, commentator (TV One) and (News One Now); Raheem DeVaughn - Three-Time Grammy Nominated singer/songwriter; Jeff Johnson- Award-winning journalist, social activist, political commentator, and author; Pastor W. Lamar Staples – Associate Pastor, The Temple of Praise, Washington, DC; Pastor Jabari Douglas– Pastor, Kingdom Worship Center, Upper Marlboro, MD; Dr. George Holmes - Member of President Barack Obama’s National African American Clergy Leadership Working Group and Chaplain of the District of Columbia Democratic State Committee; Reverend Lennox Yearwood - President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus; Mr. Ed Davies, Executive Director of the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Company; Tony Lewis, Jr.-Community Activist & Founder Of Sons Of Life

DeDe McGuire Full Exposure of Radio's Hardest Working Personality (Dallas, Ft. Worth, TX) went behind the scenes and the microphone recently to provide its readers with an in-depth look at radio personality DeDe McGuire. As a child growing up in a military family stationed at many places around the world; radio helped her to stay connected to what was going on back in the States. After landing a job as a receptionist at a Country music station in Killeen, Texas; she has risen through the radio ranks to lead a major market morning show and also a nationally syndicated afternoon show.

DeDe McGuire hosts " DeDe in the Morning" with co-hosts Lady Jade and Michael Shawn at the K104 (KKDA/104.5 FM). After hosting the morning show, she is sometimes able to take a short break then prep for and co-host the syndicated Doug Banks Radio Show in the afternoons.

So you might asks yourself how she manages to pull off this feat each and everyday while remaining  on top of her game. DFW provides an in-depth look at radio personality DeDe McGuire.

-DeDe McGuire: the hardest-working woman in radio by Robert Philpot

"Fueled by an afternoon Red Bull, DeDe McGuire is showing us around her Arlington house, which is already cool enough with its lake views, deck and jazz paintings hanging on the living-room walls. But it’s the upstairs that the KKDA/104.5 FM “K104” morning-show host wants to show us most. That’s where husband Chris Allen’s “man cave” is.

August 13, 2014

Kindred the Family Soul Launches Instagram Rant Against Urban Radio

Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon, the husband and wife R&B/Soul duo known as Kindred the Family Soul went to Instagram to voice their displeasure at urban radio.  Kindred recently performed a free outdoor community concert along with Jazmine Sullivan and a few other Philly based artists.

The one thing that makes their rant ring true is the fact that three radio stations (Hot 107.9, Old School 100.3, and Praise 103.9) set up promotional tents at the event. Radio One therefore were able to promote their stations at this community event sponsored by a local politician. So we can feel the displeasure that the duo feels when they report that the stations don't play music from their newest album or didn't even grant them an interview at any of the stations. The other urban music stations in Philly are owned by Clear Channel. Between the two companies they own six stations targeted to the African American community. Their hit 'Far Away' of course is still a favorite with many of the listeners of those six stations. (WPHI, WRNB, WPZE, WUSL, WDAS FM and AM)

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