Tenill Ransom delivers faith-based messages in her new film, ‘Spoken’

Tenill Ransom is one of the first African American women to write, direct and produce a thriller-horror feature that contains strong Christian themes. Her film, Spoken, is streaming now on Prime Video. What is your process when writing a script? Most of my ideas come from dreams. I have some crazy dreams. I keep a […]

Live: Candice Benbow talks about her book, ‘Red Lip Theology’

In her debut book ‘Red Lip Theology: For Church Girls Who’ve Considered Tithing to the Beauty Supply Store When Sunday Morning Isn’t Enough’, Candice talks about her discovery of freedom in a progressive way. The book is a tool that allows women to think and explore the boundless possibilities they can become when they live […]

How to celebrate the 7th and final day of Kwanzaa

Jan. 1 marks the start of a new year and the conclusion of the Kwanzaa holiday. The principle of the day is Imani, which means faith. “To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle,” the official Kwanzaa website says of […]

Mariah Carey inspires young people and their holiday dreams

Mariah Carey is back on her annual Christmas run, but this year it’s coming with gifts and food. Carey and McDonald’s are partnering to give away free food every day from Dec. 14 through Christmas Day. The fast-food giant’s “Mariah Menu,” offers treats such as Big Macs, cheeseburgers,  apple pies, and more with a $1 […]

Stevie J demanding spousal support

“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Stevie J is demanding that his estranged wife Faith Evans give him spousal support for the foreseeable future  — and pay the attorney fees for both parties. The music producer is not only seeking a monthly stipend from his spouse, but he is simultaneously asking the court to block […]

Publisher Helen Hope Kimbrough is the glue holding her family and business together

Helen Hope Kimbrough is a reading evangelist, literacy advocate and racial equity champion. She journeyed into writing and publishing children’s books after she was unable to find ones with diverse characters, especially for boys of color. In 2005, she founded her independent publishing company, AK Classics LLC, to create relatable and cultural content for children […]

Tina Turner says Buddhism ‘saved’ her life

Tina Turner says Buddhism “saved” her life. The 81-year-old singer — who has spoken about the domestic violence she suffered at the hands of her late ex-husband Ike Turner — is thankful she was introduced to the religion when she was going through particularly hard times. She said: “Buddhism saved my life. In the midst […]

Brandy reveals how Kobe Bryant’s death affected her

Brandy says Kobe Bryant‘s death shook her faith. The 41-year-old NBA star tragically died in January when he and eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, lost their lives during a helicopter crash and Brandy admitted she is still shaken by his death. Brandy — who was Bryant’s date for his Lower Merion Township High […]

Pastor Nona Jones helps people face challenges with new book

Nona Jones is an author, pastor, business executive, and international speaker. She is also the founder and CEO of Nona Jones Ministries. Jones graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s of business administration. She previously held executive leadership roles across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors before […]

Opportunity knocking: Answer the door

Have you ever felt a calling over your life but gave yourself every excuse in the book as to why you can’t embark on the vision God has shown you? I have. I distinctly remember running and hiding from God and my purpose primarily because it felt so heavy — bigger than life — and […]

Kanye West shares international plans for ‘Sunday Service’

Kanye West is ready to take his Sunday Service all over the world. The “Bound 2” rapper reportedly has big plans to spread the word across the world, starting in Europe and Africa after success in North America. West has no plans to tour traditionally anymore and instead wants to work on a new follow-up album with […]

Rickey Jasper puts his faith up front with apparel line

Rickey Jasper II is an entrepreneur who runs a faith-based athleisure company called Four Thirteen Apparel. The Ashburn, Virginia, native, who currently resides in San Diego, California, graduated with a bachelor’s in computer information systems from James Madison University. Read on to find out more about Jasper’s venture. What is your day-to-day routine like at […]

The hack to forgiveness

Why do people think forgiveness is so important? Is it just because it’s the “right thing to do,” or is there some other bigger reason? What is forgiveness? What or who are we forgiving, and for what? Let me answer all of this and more. First, I don’t believe it’s necessary to forgive. That’s a […]

Cora Jakes-Coleman discusses spiritual freedom and her new book

Cora Jakes-Coleman is the daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes and executive director of Destiny House Children’s Ministry of The Potter’s House in Dallas. She recently stopped by rolling out studios to discuss the importance of spiritual freedom, how her faith has gotten her through tough times in her life, and her new book Ferocious Warrior: […]

Rev. Dr. Ron Bell uses his platform to destigmatize therapy for Black people

Dr. Ron Bell is currently the lead pastor of Camphor Memorial UMC, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is married to Dr. Eboni M. Bell and they have two sons: Ronald Bell III and David G. Bell. Bell has had many leadership roles, including founding The Arise Church, a new church in Wilmington, Delaware. Today, Bell […]

Rev. Dr. Richard Flippin follows in his father’s footsteps by being a pastor

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 […]

DeVon Franklin shares thoughts on new film ‘Breakthrough’

DeVon Franklin and Chrissy Metz beamed with pride on the red carpet in Dallas for a special advance screening of their film Breakthrough, earlier this month. Breakthrough is based on the incredible true story of Joyce Smith (Metz), whose adopted son John (Marcel Ruiz) falls through an icy Missouri lake. As John lies lifeless, Smith […]

Jada Pinkett Smith shares when her faith was ‘truly tested’

Jada Pinkett Smith shares that her faith was “truly tested” when her husband Will Smith did a bungee jump at the Grand Canyon. The 47-year-old star admitted she was “a little nervous” during the adrenaline-fueled experience her man took on to celebrate his 50th birthday, but even with the fear, she described it as a “really […]