October 13, 2014

Radio One Drops the All News for BOOM 92 Classic Hip Hop

Radio One Houston dropped the All News Station "News 92 FM" last week and began playing a continuous loop of songs from native Houston artist Beyonce as B92 prior to the upcoming format change. The all-Beyonce stunt made international headlines and was mentioned by national media outlets from CBS News to Entertainment Tonight.

At 5 o'clock local time, Radio One launched a new format featuring Classic Hip-Hop as "Boom 92." Expect the station to feature many classic hip hop artists like Biggie, 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, Snoop Dogg along with Houston area rap groups like Geto Boys and UGK.

The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 interviews Black Enterprise Magazine

Alfred Edmond Jr., Chief Content Officer and Sirita Wright, Social Media Manager from Black Enterprise Magazine stopped by The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 to educate all on the "how-to" on business and more importantly solutions. DJ Envy, Charlamagne, and Angela Yee held down a pretty insightful interview about success in business with the people from Black Enterprise Magazine. Take a look and find out why there is still a need for a magazine such as BLACK Enterprise!

October 2, 2014

CBS Trades Out WPEG and WBAV V101.9 For Stations in Philly and Miami

CBS Radio has reached a deal with Beasley Broadcasting to swap broadcast properties that will result in new ownership for a number of stations in radio's top markets. CBS Radio will acquire stations in Philadelphia and Miami. Meanwhile Beasley Broadcasting will now own soon to be former CBS radio stations in the medium-sized markets of Tampa and Charlotte. They will also acquire an AM sports station in Philly also. Among the stations that will see ownership under Beasley will be Charlotte's urban stations Power 98 WPEG and WBAV V101.9.

September 30, 2014

The 2015 Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Will Make History

The Biggest Music Cruise On The Seas- The 2015 Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Will Make History

Featured musical entertainment R. Kelly, Jennifer Hudson, Earth Wind & Fire, TLC, LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Tri, Fantasia, TV One’s R&B Divas: Chrisette Michele, Michel'le , Syleena Johnson, Lil’ Mo, and Monifah will be featured; and Mary Mary, War, Ruben Studdard, Millie Jackson, and The Family Stone will be a part of the unparalleled eight day Party with a Purpose®. The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage, now in its’ 16th year, is the longest running music and empowerment themed cruise charter sailing for 8 days supporting students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

--The Original Party with a Purpose®, The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage is set to make history with an unprecedented music line up to set sail raising money to help keep students in school at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The historic voyage will take place on Carnival Breeze, the newest ship in the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet, departing from Miami April 11, 2015. The customized eight-day itinerary includes visits to Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Montego Bay, Jamaica; and Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan.

September 29, 2014

Soul Train and 105.3 WDAS FM Present Annual Holiday Concert

Featuring Live Performances by Jill Scott, Kem, Ledisi, Joe and Faith Evans

105.3 FM, WDAS, Philly’s Best R&B and Old School, announced today the first annual "WDAS-FM Holiday Jam" presented by Soul Train Music on Friday, November 28, 2014 at the Liacouras Center.

The spectacular lineup will feature live performances by Jill Scott, Kem, Ledisi, Joe and Faith Evans. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 3, at 10:00 a.m. via www.comcasttix.com and www.wdasfm.com. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the show starting at 7:00 p.m.

Breaking Up with Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill was part of the two most prolific and commercially successful albums in the history of music. But for some this has been a case that can be described as a two-night stand-- an unfulfilled love affair. Two lovers never on the same page. Her fans over the years have been asking for the Ms. Hill they've come to love through her albums. Lauryn has continually been in a different space artistically. Time and time again they've walked away disillusioned and disappointed after many concert appearances. "Don't you understand Lauryn?" they say... "We love you. We support you. Please, just give us what we want." The live concert version of Lauryn Hill, according to one writer, has never been the album studio version of Lauryn Hill he hoped to see.

By Stefan Schumacher
"It’s Finally Time to Stop Caring About Lauryn Hill" 
I used to love her. I don’t anymore. 

I’ll never forget the first time I heard The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. It was in a record store, back when they had stations set up for you to listen to new albums on headphones. As soon as the first song “Lost Ones” kicked off—a devastating dis record aimed at former boyfriend and Fugees band member Wyclef Jean—I was hooked.

September 22, 2014

Actor Wendell Pierce on Violence and Racism in America

Actor Wendell Pierce appeared on the HBO program Real Time with Bill Maher. His thought provoking comments had many people across various social media platforms tweeting and sharing his appearance on the program. Pierce gives his perspective on white violence, entitlement and racial messaging. He also details a very disturbing story regarding his own personal encounter with a police officer in rural Louisiana. 

See the video below.

September 21, 2014

Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin on the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Great interview with Gospel music legends Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin. Their appearance on the Tom Joyner Morning Show marks a unique promotional campaign where they are revealing a side of themselves that is usually not expected from gospel music artists.
Watch here:

Face To Face, Inc. Presents the Festival of Praise 2014 Tour featuring multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar and Dove Award-winning recording artists Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin. The national tour kicks-off at the Verizon Theater in Dallas, TX on September 18, during Gospel Music Heritage Month.

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