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Dr. Tammy Hicks is the chief executive officer of the Chicago 300 Black Women nonprofit organization. She holds a Ph.D. in social work with a research focus on child welfare, youth exposure to violence and African American women’s issues. Hicks has 18 years of experience in working with families and children in child welfare and human service.…

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For Vashawn Mitchell, South Africa is a second home. This is surprising, even to him, considering his initial reluctance to accept an invitation to minister at a conference there. Intrigued by the offer, Mitchell was less than encouraged by the 20-hour flight necessary to get there. Fortunately, the celebrated multi-gifted artist (he is a songwriter,…

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Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation and its founder, Dr. Deavra Daughtry, hosted the Global Tribute honoring the late Dr. Myles Munroe and his legacy. The event was held on Thursday evening at the J.W. Marriott. Dr. Munroe’s adult children, Myles Munroe, Jr. and Charisa Munroe, were in attendance. They spoke on how in one day their lives…

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Grammy award-winning gospel singer Tasha Cobbs has another chart-topping album on her hands as her latest release, One Place Live, recently debuted at number one on Billboard’s Gospel and Christian/Gospel Albums charts. The feat marks Cobbs’ second consecutive number one album. Her major label debut offering, Grace, has resided in the top 10 on the Billboard Gospel…

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As awards season kicks into full gear, popular network TV One will partner with Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network to throw its hat in the ring with its planned exclusive broadcast of the 2015 Triumph Awards. Versatile actress Tichina Arnold (Martin, Everybody Hates Chris) has been tapped to host what promises to be a…

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Gospel artist VaShawn Mitchell is firm in his belief that we should always become something. It’s what keeps him inspired to continue to create great music. It’s also why his latest music project is so powerful. “While there are some things that we all go through … experiences, mistakes, failures, successes it’s all a part…

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On the biggest night in Gospel music, Tamela Mann’s star shined brightest at the 29th Annual Stellar Gospel Awards where she was honored seven times during the show’s live taping at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Mann won “Artist of the Year,” “Albertina Walker Vocalist of the Year,” “CD of the Year,” “Traditional Female of the Year,”…

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Let the church say Amen! Celebrate some of the extraordinary women in gospel music today. TASHA COBBS With a special knack for leading the congregation into worship with her inspiring voice, Tasha Cobbs’ February release Grace reached #2 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart. Cobbs continues riding high with her hit single “Break Every Chain”,…

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