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Kirk Franklin Issues An Apology, After His Son Released Audio of Him Shouting Expletives…

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Kirk Franklin released an apology video explaining the background and details of a video where he uses expletives towards his son

In the apology, Kirk Franklin explains that his son is 33 and they had a poor relationship up until this point. He explained that his son only recorded that specific part to make his father look bad. Kirk Franklin said that the family therapist was on the line and that his son had been very disrespectful beforehand.

Kirk Franklin clarifies that they’re all trying to work things out with help from the therapist.

The original video itself starts in the middle of an argument between Kirk Franklin and his son Kerrion. Kirk Franklin is the first one to speak in the video, but it’s clear that he’s responding to something his son said.

The video starts with Kirk Franklin saying:

“Okay, if you think I’m (Inaudible) let me say it like this: When yo’ b**** ass starts (inaudible) disrespectful, you need to get yo’ skinny mother f***ing ass back out the god damn way. Before I put my foot in yo ass–”

Kerrion interrupts and tells his father, “I dare you” multiple times, and to “shut the f*** up.”

This is the text that came with the original Instagram post:

“This is why I’m done. No father should speak to their children like this. If I have any issues it’s because Of this type of treatment that ii deal with behind closed doors. Hanging up in my face, No apology, no compassion, no effort. Stop telling me to go home to my family I don’t even know where they live. I don’t think I’ll ever trust my father to be alone around him ever again. I didn’t want to do this. I probably won’t release the entire recording because it’s too embarrassing that Im even dealing with this. No matter what ppl think I pray my dad deals with his deep hatred toward me. I don’t feel safe around him at all. This recording is recent it is not from 2018 just to clarify. Im going to learn from these experiences, live my life in peace and make beautiful art.”

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CeCe Winans Releases New Album “Believe For It” – Available In Stores

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On March 12, 2021, CeCe Winans drops her latest album titled Believe For It. “This album is filled with such powerful songs that need to be heard around the world. I believe some amazing testimonies will be shared after people listen to this project,” says Winans.

Winans adds her distinctive sound and style to the contemporary hymns that have been sung in churches worldwide. The debut tune from the worship collection, “Never Lost” is currently resting in the Top 20 slot at Gospel Radio and was recently nominated for NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Gospel/Christian category. The single found itself riding a wave straight to the #1 streaming spot on the charts the first week of release.

It has been four years since Winans’ last (non-holiday) recording of Let Them Fall in Love that marked her return from a decade-long hiatus, but it was worth the wait. The offering of that musical smorgasbord put an additional two Grammy Awards under the singer’s belt, making it an even dozen.

There is very little space left on the shelf after her 23 Dove Awards and 15 Stellar Awards are added to the display. Over 17 million fans have purchased Winans’ music world-wide, and after this latest installation, that number will continue to rise.

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I Believe The Biggest Issue Is Distrust – TD Jakes Shares Thought On The COVID-19 Vaccine

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Approximately 40% of Americans say they will not take the COVID-19 vaccine, with many expressing concerns about possible side effects.

In an effort to better inform and enlighten the public about the COVID-19 vaccine, global spiritual leader Bishop T.D. Jakes has brought together several of the world’s leading coronavirus experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease official, for a panel discussion titled Conversations with America: Understanding the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Conversations with America is a semi-regular, data-driven forum developed by Jakes to help Americans navigate difficult discussions. In addition to Fauci, other panelists will include:

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, a viral immunologist and lead scientist on the coronavirus research team at the National Institute of Infectious and Allergic Disease’s Vaccine Research Center. Corbett leads the team of scientists behind the Moderna Inc. COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr. Onyema Ogbuaguan infectious disease specialist, associate professor at Yale School of Medicine, and principal investigator of the Pfizer COVID-19 trial at the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Jill Waggoner, a Dallas-based family medicine practitioner, author, and health and wellness expert will co-host the discussion.

The event will premiere exclusively on the official T.D. Jakes YouTube channel on Monday, Jan. 25, at noon CT.

“There are many hurdles to finding a solution to the pandemic, including the supply and distribution of the vaccine,” said Jakes. “But I believe the biggest issue is distrust. Distrust is understandably high among African Americans, who have faced decades of unethical medical experiments and disparate treatment in health care. This Conversations with America event will provide the public with knowledge and education, but also with hope.”

Distrust of the vaccine is particularly high among African Americans. A December survey by the Pew Research Center found that only 42% of African Americans say they would take the vaccine, compared with 63% of Hispanics and 61% of white adults.

Conversations with America began as an annual public-opinion study exploring the current perceptions about a broad spectrum of issues, including economic opportunity, criminal justice and national security across all demographics.

About The Potter’s House
Located in Dallas, The Potter’s House is a 30,000-member nondenominational, multicultural church and humanitarian organization led by Bishop T. D. Jakes, twice featured on the cover of Time magazine as America’s Best Preacher and as one of the nation’s 25 Most Influential Evangelicals. The Potter’s House has five locations: The Potter’s House of Dallas, The Potter’s House of Fort Worth, The Potter’s House of North Dallas, The Potter’s House of Denver, and The Potter’s House OneLA.

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Uganda Muslim Forces A Christian Wife To Drink Pesticides After Finding Bibles In Her Bag

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A Muslim man in eastern Uganda, who said the Quran allows men to beat their wives if they disobey them, beat his 38-year-old wife, who is a mother of three, and forced her to drink pesticide after he found two Bibles in her suitcase, according to a report.

The man, identified as Umar Kyakulaga from Uganda’s Bugiri District’s Matovu village, asked his wife, Zubeda Nabirye if she had converted to Christianity, and Nabirye replied that she was reading the Bible to compare it with what is written in the Quran, according to Morning Star News, a nonprofit that regularly reports on global Christian persecution.

The woman had two Bibles, one in English and the other in their tribal language.

“I was convicted and decided to embrace Christianity,” Nabirye was quoted as telling her husband. “My husband began reading verses in the Quran that allowed men to beat their wives if they disobey them, and after that he started beating me with slaps and sticks.”

“As if this was not enough, he forced me to take Dithane M-45,” a toxic pesticide.

She tried not to swallow the pesticide but ingested some while he was trying to strangle her and hitting her leg with sticks, she added, describing the Nov. 21 incident.

“It was around 10 p.m. when I regained consciousness and found myself surrounded by neighbors,” she said.

Neighbors said they found her groaning outside near a banana plant, and Nabirye “had just regained her consciousness but with vomit and blood all over her body.”

Nabirye, who put her faith in Christ on Aug. 21, was discharged from the hospital on Dec. 2, and has been staying with a Christian family at an undisclosed location since then.

The woman is worried about her children — ages 16, 13, and 9 — who are under the care of her mother-in-law. “I know it will be very difficult for me to see them and reunite with them,” she said.

At the end of October, a Christian pastor was reportedly killed in northern Uganda after he compared Christianity and Islam during his radio broadcast.

 

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‘Prophecies shouldn’t determine your life partner’ – Apostle Agyekum

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Ghanaian UK-based preacher and marriage counsellor, Apostle Paul Kofi Agyekum, also known as Opanyin Agyekum has advised people who rely on prophecies to determine their choice of marriage partners to be careful.

He said the act of one relying on a prophecy to choose a life partner is so not right.

He shared this message after watching a short film titled “Deceived”, produced by filmmaker and publicist, Skbeatz Records.

The short film narrates a story of how a young man dumped his fiancée just because his jealous friend spoke of a prophecy he says heard one pastor speak about his relationship.

Apostle Agyekum says these kinds of prophecies can be very misleading and can cause most people to make the wrong choice of partners, which will affect them in the near future.

As a marriage counsellor for over 25 years, he has noticed some marriage cases of breakups or divorces are as a result to this act.

He further advised that couples or people who are in relationships should take time and pray into their relationships rather than always relying on a prophecy that can also be a lie.

“Prophecies should not determine who is right and who is not, in terms of choosing a life partner. Be very careful of prophetic misleading and hear sayings”, he emphasized.

 

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VaShawn Mitchell Releases “Home For Christmas” EP

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As this unprecedented year draws to a close, VaShawn Mitchell helps fans celebrate Christmas at home. The Stellar Awards and Dove Award winner releases  HOME FOR CHRISTMAS , available now on all digital platforms.

The 6-track Christmas EP features all original music and offers a range of holiday songs for any at-home celebration. Mitchell, well-known for bridging the gap between worship and praise, brings his signature flair to holiday music on HOME FOR CHRISTMAS. Mitchell gives us music for every holiday occasion while reminding us of the ultimate gift of Jesus and His hope and love given to us on Christmas.

 

The project starts with a lively and energetic dance track, “Here Comes Jesus,” and, of course, includes the quintessential ‘VaShawn Mitchell sound’ on “City of David,” and “Lifted Up.” HOME FOR CHRISTMAS containing two exciting guest features, Maranda Curtis on “My Help,” and a tender duet with Chanté Moore on “Home With You,” this project will be a holiday staple for years to come.

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Highly loved worship leader Chandler Moore has debuted his first solo album, “Feelings,” available to stream and download today on all DSPs. The 7-track collection features his dad, Bishop Brian Moore on “Built for This”.

Speaking about the new project, Chandler pens, “The heart behind the album, The process behind the songs. The fight that birthed the melodies. This is the brokenness & grief that God used to teach me something about Him. The God of my feelings. I learned something about God in my suffering that I didn’t learn in the spirit. Get in your feelings with me”

Often referred to as a modern-day King David, Chandler is a worship leader, songwriter, and instrumentalist. Although his creative calling takes him around the globe, Chandler commits himself to lead the Production Department of his church, All Nations Worship Assembly-Atlanta.

Chandler has been a background vocalist for Travis Greene and Tye Tribbett. He has been fortunate to pen songs that have been placed on albums by VaShawn Mitchell, Briana “Bri” Babineaux, & Tye Tribbett.  In early 2016, he recorded a live project titled The Songs We Sing (TSWS), a collection of songs that are designed for corporate and personal worship settings.

Chandler is currently partnered with Maverick City—a collective of worshipers committed to deconstructing unspoken rules that exist in the CCM and Gospel world. Through this partnership, Chandler has penned and featured on songs like Most Beautiful and Refiner (featuring Steffany Gretzinger). To date, both songs have garnered over 2 million streams apiece.

 

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Tasha Cobbs Leonard Finally Out With Royalty (Live At The Ryman) New Album

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Recorded live at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, GRAMMY-winning artist Tasha Cobbs Leonard releases the much-awaited album, Royalty: Live At The Ryman.

The project includes six compelling live performance videos, including the electrifying album opener “You’re Gonna Get The Glory” and the show-stopping duet “You Must Break,” featuring powerhouse vocalist and longtime collaborator Kierra Sheard. The full album is available digitally today.

Royalty: Live At The Ryman is a 17-track, in-depth worship experience marked by an eclectic range of musical styles. Tasha merges her country, bluegrass, and gospel music roots with her soaring vocals to deliver what she considers her “most mature and vulnerable project to date.”

Co-writing most of the tracks on Royalty: Live At The Ryman, her first full album of new music since the top-selling Heart. Passion. Pursuit. in 2017, Tasha unleashes her full-throttle voice on the breakout “Release The Sound” and fan-favorite “Pour It Out.” The melodic title song, “Royalty,” reminds listeners of the theme of the entire project, that God’s view of us is unchanging, and He always sees us His children: “I am royalty/I am who You called me….My Father is King/I believe I am Yours.”

Tasha also proves that she is not afraid to take on new musical challenges, from the emotionally moving ballad “Mary’s Song,” to “God’s Been Good,” reminiscent of an old-time revival meeting. “In Spite of Me” showcases the multi-faceted performer accompanying herself on lead guitar for the first time on an album, while being joined by chart-topping family band We The Kingdom on the rousing hit “God So Loved.”

Fans can still head over to the merch table and grab exclusive Royalty merchandise, now available on Tasha’s D2C store. Some hot merch includes the new digital album, an acid wash grey t-shirt with a custom Royalty logo, and even a limited-edition Hatch Show Print to commemorate Tasha’s historic recording at The Ryman. Shop for exclusive Royalty merchandise at www.royaltymerchtable.com.

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Tasha Cobbs Celebrates Two Feats: A Billboard #1 And A RIAA Golden Certified Plaque

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Over the weekend and Monday, yesterday offered such a good moment for renowned gospel singer Tasha Cobbs as she celebrates two incredible achievements: A billboard number 1 for her newly released album and a RIAA Golden Certified plaque for her “Grace” debut album.

Tasha’s new album released on Sept 25th, 2020 Royalty (Live At The Ryman) is a 17-track, in-depth worship experience marked by an eclectic range of musical styles. The project includes six compelling live performance videos, including the electrifying album opener “You’re Gonna Get The Glory” and the show-stopping duet “You Must Break,” featuring powerhouse vocalist and longtime collaborator Kierra Sheard. The full album is available digitally now.

The album, which also features We The Kingdom (God So Loved),” was recorded audience-free at Nashville’s historic music hall on August 3, 2020. Written before the global pandemic, the album is filled with songs of revelation and hope, that offer specific inspiration for this challenging time. With her powerful vocals, Tasha lifts an anointed praise, declaring her genuine love for God and unleashing spiritual healing.

Tasha writes on Instagram;

“It’s Hard to believe you have a choice and daily you choose me… In Spite of Me” 😭 … Thank you all for your love and support over this decade! Thank you for allowing me to grow right in front of you! Thank you for allowing me to be true to who I am and what I’m called to do. Royalty Live is the documentary of my life with Christ ❤️😭. >>> #1BillboardTopGospelAlbum

As if the celebration was over, Tasha Cobbs narrated how she was presented with RIAA Golden Certified Plaque for her debut album “Grace” in the midst of radio interviews and online meet and greet session. This means her Grace album has attained 500,000 units for album sales and one million for singles.

The 10-track Grace album released in February 2013, led Tasha to win the Grammy Award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance for the single and undoubtedly the most popular song on that album; “Break Every Chain”, at the 56th Grammy Awards. The album reached No. 1 on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart and No. 61 on the Billboard 200. As of 2016, nearly 200,000 copies have been sold in the United States.

“So I was on live doing meet/greets and interviews with some amazing Radio Personalities. @ejgaines and @coatesmon Text me saying that it’s important for me to call them before my next interview. Anyone who knows me knows that that had potential not to go well! Lol! I do not like randomness! Pray for me! Lol! … anywho, they pick up the phone! I say “omg, what’s the urgency?” Then @_joimarie_ comes walking around the corner with This @riaa_awards GOLD CERTIFIED PLAQUE for my GRACE ALBUM! WHATTTT!!!!! Wow!!!!! >>> God is so faithful!!! Monica and EJ… Thx for loving me and wanting to surprise me all the time!” – Tasha wrote

 

 

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Meet Angela Kumiwaa, The US Based Gospel Songstress Poised For Great Impact Through Her Music

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It is true that your past experiences can determine the level of your passion for the change you want to see in the future. Such is the story of singer and US-based worshipper Angela Kumiwaa, a one-time Buddhist who is now desirous to affect lives positively with the power of God through her music.

About Angela

Angela grew up in a Buddhist home, a family with a deep root in the religion but she always considered herself different somehow, even at a very tender age. Growing up as a child, there was no option to choose a different belief or different way of life because uncle, auntie, sibling, or cousin came into contact with this religion.

According to Angela, when she got to Senior High School here in Ghana, she started having terrible nightmares, an event that awakened her pursuit for God. At this point, a prayerful friend and S.U member started praying for her liberation from the bad dreams. This process of deliverance birthed a desire and love for things of God in her.

She then started seeking after God by going to Christian meetings and singing. Before her departure to the United States where she now resides, Angela fellowshipped at Prophet Atsu Manasseh’s Watered Gardens Church in Accra.

Angela’s dad was a pastor but unfortunately, she got to spend only two years close to him before his demise. She added that living with her dad was a stage of her life where Christian values were becoming real and making meaning to her. These values were not properly natured before she had to join the mum and other relatives again, this took her back to a home with a religion foreign to her spirit.

At this point, Angela who is now a devoted Christian revealed that there was such a heavy spiritual tension that went on within her spirit coupled with several attacks which resulted in the dwindling of her faith, as she questioned the love of God for her life. Throughout this season Angela still held unto the belief that God is raising her from the family for a special assignment, to continue in her father’s line, in bringing many to the saving knowledge of Christ.

 

Her Music Ministry

After several years, Angela Kumiwaa has grown in her walk with God and ready to affect lives with a unique deposits of Grace in her, which is the anointing that flows through her music. Her music ministry is ready to launch wider to affect more lives than before. Angela currently fellowships with the Royal House Chapel Maryland Mission.

I have come to that point where I take the things of God seriously. Being in front of people and ministering is a whole ball game altogether. If you play with God, God will also play with you. As a music minister, I don’t believe in the idea of standing to minister in front of people and not living a life that counts. God does not like that.

Angela will soon release her maiden project, but this will be preceded by a debut single titled “Hohom Kronkron”, a beautiful song that emphasizes our need for more of the Holy Spirit.

Angela believes that one cannot manifest the true nature of God without His Spirit. She also agrees with the Word of God that without the Holy Spirit we cannot do anything and hence the need to ask for more of him daily. This upcoming song takes us into that atmosphere of longing for his infilling.

 

 

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