Plan to attend The Antelope Valley Praise in the Park Festival August 30th, 2014

avpipnewbannerLook out Antelope ValleyThe 1st Annual “Antelope Valley Praise in the Park Festival” is Coming to Lancaster

LANCASTER, CATotal Deliverance Church, the fastest growing church in the Antelope Valley announces the first inception of the Antelope Valley Praise in the Park Festival event which will take place on Saturday August 30, 2014 from 1:00pm-5:00pm at the American Heroes Park located at 701 W Kettering Avenue Downtown Lancaster, CA. The goal for this event is to become the epitome of outdoor gospel experiences for the urban community in the Antelope Valley.

“Praise in the Park is going to be an Epic event for the entire family”, says Bishop Avery Austin of Total Deliverance Church. “The fun, joy and laughter will be remembered for a life time. We must bring events of this magnitude to our community to keep peace and empowerment alive.”

 The Antelope Valley Praise in the Park Festival will consist of a fun day of live music, food, and activities for youth such as bouncers/jumpers, face painting, basketball, comedy, giveaways, back to school drive and much more.The main attraction throughout this entire event will include special celebrities and Grammy Awards Nominated Artists like Kierra “Kiki” Sheard of BET’s Sunday Best, Stellar Award Winning Artist Jonathan Nelson, Christian Band The Outsiders of Palmdale, Jamelle Jones & F.R.E.E.D, Markita Knight & Southern California 1st Jurisdiction Choir, and many invited guests such as Actor Flex Alexander, Keke Palmer, Actor Tyler Lepley and more. The event is hosted by Comedian Barry Brewer and Grammy Award Winning Artist Adrian Anderson of Trin-i-tee 5:7.

The Antelope Valley Praise in the Park Festival will impact over 3,000 people from across the Antelope Valley and its surrounding areas. Lunch will be provided for all VIP attendees as well as many prizes and give-a-ways. A percentage of gross proceeds give aid with the continuous effort of feeding over 1200 homeless souls each month, providing sober living homes with toiletries and materials in the Antelope Valley Community. There will also be a Back to School Giveaway where sponsors can donate items to assist with getting youth ready for school in the fall.

Businesses are encouraged to partner by giving a financial donation, securing a vendor booth at the park, providing in-kind donations and placement in the program catalog for day of event. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Kids ages= 8-17 pay $5 and youth ages7 and under are FREE. VIP tickets are available for $35. Visit more details.

For more information or to become a Sponsor, please email Tickets going on sale Monday July 7th, 2014.


Born Again: BET Bringing Back “Celebration of Gospel”

Tamela-Mann1 (1)The people have spoken and their voices were apparently heard! is happy to report that BET has had a change of heart as it pertains to their annual special “Celebration of Gospel.

After being bombarded with calls to its main phone line and emails to its website, in addition to high-ranking executives at the company being called by many of Gospel’s top tier artists, BET will not move forward with canceling “Celebration of Gospel” even after previously deciding to end the franchise.

On May 1, reported that BET had opted to cancel the yearly special despite its stellar ratings and it being the number one gospel/religious telecast on TV for 14 consecutive years.

Apparently, BET’s previous decision to cancel “COG” was strictly based on the show “not being profitable,” as it was explained by one BET executive who spoke to us anonymously.

“It was simple, the sales team said they couldn’t sell the show because it was a gospel show and without those big sponsorships, the show cost money to produce but didn’t make money for the network,” the source elaborated. “But BET never imagined ending this show would cause the outcry that it received from the viewing public and have decided to see if they can make things work.” was told several months before the airing of the 2014 “COG” in early April that the special was being cancelled. Things were solidified at BET’s upfront presentation to advertisers in New York when the show was omitted as one of the network’s returning “Mega-Specials.”Candice-Glover

In a follow-up document serviced to the media following the upfronts, the show was nixed from the production lineup as well.

Apparently, BET was overwhelmed by the backlash for cancelling its top-rated salute to gospel.  Privately the network started telling several artists that the show was omitted from the upfront presentation because “it was moved to a new month.” However, the award show special “Black Girls Rock” has also been moved to a new month but was still highlighted for advertisers and the media at the upfronts.

While a concrete date has not been solidified for “COG,” a new production schedule issued to employees late last week has the show slated to tape in September/October 2015.

BET originally taped “COG” each December and aired it in February for Black History Month. In 2012, the show started taping in March so that it could air in April closer to Easter.

With “COG” now scheduled to tentatively tape in late fall next year, it would likely air around Thanksgiving


Demetrius Woods Takes on a New Single by Alicia Keys – Nothing Without You


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Demetrius Woods known to many as Holy Boy comes with a remake of Alicia Keys “If I Ain’t Got You”. 
New Single titled “Nothing Without You” is elating, soul searching and brilliant. Already a ground breaking record, its been said as a new ‘innovative tune that no one is doing right now’. Very uplifting yet soothing to the spirit.
“I wanted to do something different this time, something that I know people would be familiar with and plus I believe that everyone can relate to it. We all would be nothing with our God the Father, the Creator “, says Woods.


BET Networks and ICON MANN Partner to Honor Black Men!

nickBET Networks and ICON MANN today announced a partnership to celebrate the positive impact that Black men are making domestically and across the globe with the launch of ICON MANN™ “28 Men of Change.” ™ This special Black History Month initiative will share the journeys of 28 contemporary trailblazers whose formula for success includes empowering others, and who credit their personal and professional advancement to their continued investment in philanthropy.GTY_Forest_Whitaker_mEach day, beginning February 1, 2014, BET Networks will feature the personal story of one of the “28 Men of Change” ™ with 2:00 minute vignettes on BET and Centric. will offer viewers original videos, photographs and editorial features on these inspirational figures, providing a personal and in-depth interview detailing how they have combined their passion with their purpose.
The diverse list of celebrants recognizes men from multiple countries and a wide array of industries spanning entertainment, business, art, law, finance, medicine, science, politics, education and professional sports. Each individual selected continues to inspire many different generations with his vision, ability, commitment and success in creating positive changes throughout the world.

The group of honorees selected for the inaugural ICON MANN™”28 Men of Change” ™ include (in alphabetical order):
1. Lonnie Bunch III, Founding Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
2. Nick Cannon, TV Host, Writer, Director, Executive Producer and Philanthropist
3. Lee Daniels, Film Producer and Oscar-Nominated Director
4. Kasseem ‘Swizz Beatz’ Dean, Grammy Award-Winning Record Producer, Composer and Philanthropist
5. Dr. Courtney Hollowell, Cook County Hospital Chairman of the Division of Urology
6. Nyjah Huston, Professional Street Skateboarder
7. Charles Jenkins, Pastor of the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
8. Ron Kirk, Sr. Council of Gibson Dunn and Former U.S. Trade Representative
9. Edward Lewis, Co-founder of Essence Magazine and Latina Magazine
10. Ndaba Mandela, Chairman, Africa Rising Foundation
11. Leland Melvin, NASA Astronaut
12. Dr. Steve Perry, Founder and Principal, Capital Preparatory Magnet School
13. Nile Rodgers, Musician, Producer, Composer and Philanthropist
14. Dr. Robert Ross, President and CEO, The California Endowment
15. Marcus Samuelsson, Chef and UNICEF Ambassador
16. Gary Simmons, Artist
17. Forest Whitaker, Actor, Producer and Director

The remaining honorees will be revealed each day during the month of February 2014.
Founding Partner of ICON MANN™ Tamara N. Houston comments, “There is so much wealth and inspiration within our Black Diaspora, of good men, great men being leaders within the community, the home, across the nation and around the globe. It is time we start to shine the spotlight on them and focus on what is possible. We are thrilled beyond measure with the support that Louis Carr and the entire bet family have provided ICON MANN.”

Bishop Noel Jones hopes to reach non-religious viewers with ‘Preachers of LA’

noeljonesGet ready, because the church is headed to reality TV in Oxygen’s new series Preachers of L.A.

The show, which premieres Wednesday, gives viewers a never-before-seen look into the lives of six high-profile pastors from Los Angeles. >From pro skateboarder Pastor Jay Haizlip to Grace Jones’ brother Bishop Noel Jones to Bishop Clarence McClendon, who reaches 250 million homes via international broadcast each week, Preachers of L.A. will explore the human side of these ambitious and very powerful men of faith.

During an recent interview, Bishop Jones responded to those that might find a reality show about pastors to be unsettling.

“There’s absolutely no way to function in any capacity as a religious leader of any kind and not have an understanding of what’s secular and you have to bridge the gap,” Bishop Jones said. “I have to somehow find a way to reach people who aren’t going to walk into my assembly. Does it take the risk of people liking and disliking? Of course, that goes with the territory.”

During a scene in episode 1 of Preachers of L.A. the men of the cloth have an argument while at a gathering at the home of cast member Bishop Ron Gibson. Bishop Jones says he thinks “it’s wonderful” that viewers will get a chance to see preachers outside of the church interacting with each other.

“All pastors don’t keep their tempers. Pastors have conflicts with each other,” Bishop Jones confessed. “Some preachers don’t get along with other preachers. That’s just life. It just shows that all of us have something to overcome. I think it’s wonderful.”

When all is said and done Bishop Jones hopes that Preachers of L.A. brings nonreligious viewers to God.

“I hope this helps to bridge the gap and causes them to feel there is something about this group of men that I could listen, I could here. There’s something they have that I would like to embrace and be a part of.”

Tune into Preachers of L.A. tonight Wednesday Oct. 9th at 10/9c on Oxygen.

Darlene McCoy presents “Take Me to Burger King” Funny Comedy Parody

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Funny Parody of the Hit Song “Take Me to the King” by Tamela Mann

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