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Some churches are still holding services during this time of the pandemic, exposing parishioners to unnecessary danger. How can churches adapt safely during this time of COVID-19? Christina Steed talks with church technology expert and #InspiredMobility spokesperson Jason Caston, author of The iChurch Method, as he shares tips on incorporating technology into the church experience…

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Respected community leader and activist Al Sharpton recently called for a closure of Black churches during this global health crisis. Rolling out publisher Munson Steed spoke with Sharpton on our Power and Company segment about the important message that he wants to spread to our community as we approach Easter Sunday. Why was it important…

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Al Sharpton called for all Black churches to close during the global pandemic. During a conference call with several prominent religious leaders in America, Sharpton made a plea to cancel all in-person services. Sharpton wanted to get the message out to the masses as Easter approaches. The call to action was prompted by the arrest…

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A pastor in Chicago peddled religion for a payday. Rev. Clarence Smith, Jr. allegedly used his storefront church, New Life Impact Church in the Lawndale neighborhood, as a way to make himself wealthy, according to New York Post. Rev. Smith, 45, allegedly defrauded the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program that is administered by…

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City: Aragon, Georgia House of Worship: Bellview African Methodist Episcopal Church Religion: Christian Social media handles: Facebook: Susan H Buckson; Instagram: rev.susanb Rev. Susan Buckson is currently the pastor of Bellview A. M. E. Church in Aragon, Georgia. During our time, she stressed the importance of developing a relationship with God and how that ties into going to…

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City:  Atlanta, Georgia House of Worship: The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church Religion: Baptist Social media handles: Facebook: Richard C. Flippin, Instagram: @rcflip_inc Rev. Dr. Richard C. Flippin is a graduate of Morehouse College, Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and has completed his doctorate studies at the Wesley Theological Seminary-American University. He also has been inducted into the…

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Easter Sunday is a time when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each year, families come together in their Sunday best to attend church services. But for many people who are seniors, who aren’t physically able, who don’t have transportation or who don’t have a church home to go to, watching a worship service…

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French Montana opens up about Kanye West’s new music and the inspiration behind it. The “Unforgettable” rapper has teased that fans can expect something “so crazy” and “outside the box” from the “Famous” hitmaker’s next set of songs and revealed how running his popular Sunday church service in Los Angeles has influenced his “new direction.” Speaking to…

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Kanye West will be performing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The “I Love It” hitmaker will be bringing his Sunday church service to the music festival on April 21, 2019, after previously backing out of a headline shot at the iconic show following a disagreement over his staging wishes. In a video posted to…

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Pastor John Gray recently caught flack for buying a $200,000 Lamborghini Urus truck for his wife, Aventer Gray, for their eighth wedding anniversary. The reality star and preacher at Relentless Church in Greenville, South Carolina, defended the expensive gift on social media at the time and claimed that “not a nickel, not a penny, from this…

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There is an update in the case of an Atlanta minister who fled court after his conviction. Don Martin, 45, was found guilty of rape, aggravated sexual battery, child molestation and first-degree child cruelty on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. He was not present during five days of hearings, failed to appear in court for sentencing…

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After years of escaping justice in the sexual assault of a then 7-year-old girl, a former minister was finally convicted in Atlanta on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Faced with a long prison sentence, Don Martin, 45, did the only thing his cowardly mind could think of and fled the court before closing arguments and the…

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Nearly one-half of the American population will be obese by 2030, according to a 2012 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The researchers estimate that this will result in an additional $66 billion in health care expenditures, 7.8 million new cases of diabetes, 6.8 million new cases of stroke and heart disease,…

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Maleke O’Ney is a multi-talented singer-songwriter who faced many obstacles in her life before she began a new chapter of liberation and rebirth. She chronicles her journey on her new album, Confessions of a Pentecostal Girl.  O’Ney describes her music as  “sexy futuristic church funk, a marriage of my musical influences and my life’s experiences.”  She recently…

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