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Tomorrow in New York City, the 2011 Black Girls Rock! Awards will be recorded at the historical Paradise Theater and is scheduled to air on BET, Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 8pm/7pm CST.

Founded by DJ Beverly Bond, Black Girls Rock! is dedicated to promoting positive images of women of color in mass media. Last year was the first time the Awards broadcast on BET, and it was a phenomenal addition to their programming.

This year’s event will honor Angela Davis with an Icon Award, Shirley Caesar with the Living Legend Award, Taraji P. Henson will receive the Star Power Award, Laurel J. Richie will receive the Shot Caller Award, Tatyana Ali with the Young, Black & Gifted Award, Imani Walker and Malika Saada Saar will both receive the Trailblazer Award.

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The star-studded affair which celebrates the strengths, triumphs and talents of Black women, will bring the exceptional Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Melanie Fiona, Mary Mary, Elle Varner and Shirley Caesar to the stage to perform!

For a recap of last year’s BGR! Awards…

The Queen’s Castle’s favorite performance from the 2010 BGR! Awards had to be Kelly Price, Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius and Jill Scott’s performance of Four Women. Watch…

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On last night’s episode of BET’s Sunday Best contestants performed a variety of wedding songs as they continued in the competition for a national recording contract and other prizes.

Kicking off with a duet of The Prayer from powerhouse vocalists Yolanda Adams and Sunday Best judge, Donnie McClurkin, Pastor and “Voice” Kim Burrell was in the house to coach and provide vocal lessons to the remaining seven contestants.

If you missed the episode, you can see it in its entirety below. You do not want to miss the special appearance by Jill Scott, performing Hear My Call from her number one album Light of the Sun.


This morning, Essence.com shared the exclusive release of Mary Mary’s new single and video, Survive.

Erica and Tina Campbell introduced the concept of this video and their partnership with the American Red Cross on Good Morning America. It wasn’t the only announcement Mary Mary had to make, during their visit Erica, announced Something Big, she and her husband Warryn Campbell, quartet singer with the Soul Seekers are expecting their third child!

Here’s their new video, Survivor

I heart Mary Mary! Make sure you check out Walk the Walk, their weekly blog at Essence.com


This evening opening ceremonies for the 5th annual Always Sisters Forever Brothers (ASFB) conference will be held at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Conference founder and multi-award winner, Cece Winans, will host this year’s event, welcoming teen boys and girls from all across the country.

Winans told Essence that she was inspired to create the conference under her non-profit organization Sharing the Vision because, “When I started recording at 15 years old with my brother BeBe, we started to get letters. As they kept coming, I wanted to create a platform to answer questions, from what kind of makeup I wore to real questions like, ‘Can you help me, I’m contemplating suicide?’ It was my time to pour everything I’d learned in my upbringing into somebody else. People say, kids’ attention spans are short, and that’s true. But when you put people in front of them that are interesting, they really do stay focused.”

With a goal to “educate, motivate and re-direct the life choices of this generation,” the conference has helped equip more than 15,000 teens from ages 13 to 26 with knowledge to face the challenges that plague their communities, including AIDS, teen pregnancy, bullying, and drugs.

This year’s conference attendees will hear from a number of featured guests that will inspire and encourage them to face any challenge that comes their way. The roster includes gospel rap artist, LaCrae, singer/songwriter/producer, Canton Jones, Senior Pastor of New Light Christian Center Church, Dr. I.V. Hillard, TV court show Judge, Greg Mathis, actor, David Mann and his wife actress, Tamela Mann, BET Music Matters gospel artist, Mali Music, gospel groundbreaking duo, Mary Mary, the great gospel producer/vocalist, Fred Hammond and others!

With two days of informational sessions, the conference will close Saturday night with an all-star concert hosted by David Mann that will feature a number of the artists listed above, recording artist, Preashea Hillard and a few other surprise performances!

Interested in attending? Register for the ASFB conference or get tickets to attend the concert tonight when doors open at 5PM CST at Belmont University’s Curb Center!

For more information on how you can support Sharing the Vision and the AFSB conference, visit alwayssistersforeverbrothers.com


@TheRealMaryMary Covers @BrunoMars’ “Just the Way You Are”

Billboard is doing the most with their Mashup Monday’s series, and pairing my favorite gospel duo, Mary Mary, with Bruno Mars' Just the Way You Are is making my musical spirit happy! LOL!

Mary Mary is only the hottest gospel duo out here, if you haven’t gotten Something Big yet, please do, it lives up to it’s title! This remake is an ode to their daughters, and is simply beautiful.

So glad I found this, winning! ;)


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@TheRealMaryMary “Walking” #SomethingBig

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@TheRealMaryMary @SherriEShepherd & @YvetteNBrown :: “Something Big” Showcase

Mary Mary tweeted pictures from the Something Big showcase; the duo’s album is scheduled to drop on March 29. The View’s Sherri Shepherd and Yvette Brown fromThe Community were in the building. 

Their first-single from the album, Walking, is getting more airplay on Christian radio and is blasting from the speakers of listeners in urban markets.

Watch the official video for Walking, here.

Tomorrow, the NAACP Image Awards air on FOX at 8 PM EST/7 PM CST and it’s likely that Mary Mary perform Walking live! Congratulations to the nominees, I’ll be watching!

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Music Monday Motivation :: “Walking” by @TheRealMaryMary

Erica & Tina have done it again! I love this song! I respect and admire Mary Mary’s swagger in the Lord, yes you read that right! Walking is from the duo’s upcoming album, Something Big, which releases on March 29.

Interestingly enough, when I interview gospel (and secular) artists many of them tell me that Mary Mary is one of the groups they would like to collaborate with.

I know why…

Happy “Music Monday!” Motivate your Motivation!! <3


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