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No, Kirk Franklin, I Don't Accept Your Disingenuous Apology

Chris Sosa | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Sosa

I love gospel music. I love the tradition from which it speaks. Gospel is the music of emancipation, using religious language to demand an end to racial oppression and fight for equality.

Kirk Franklin Apologizes To Gay Community For 'Homophobia' In Black Church

The Grio | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.12.2015 | Black Voices

Grammy-winning Gospel artist Kirk Franklin is back with his first studio album in four years, the provocatively titled Losing My Religion. Franklin ha...

Shaun Martin Takes the Reins With Debut Album Seven Summers

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

At 6:43 in Snarky Puppy's video for "Lingus," the closer on 2014's We Like It Here, Shaun Martin puts his head in hands. As Cory Henry climbs closer to the finale of a stratospheric keyboard solo, Martin's mock disgust -that "this dude" gesture- embodies what we're all feeling.

Kirk Franklin Blasts Creflo Dollar's $65 Million Private Jet Campaign

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.31.2015 | Black Voices

Creflo Dollar’s "Project G650" campaign to get 200,000 people to donate money to fund the purchase of a private $65 million Gulfstream G650 airplane...

A Reign of 90 Years, Crown Creates an Unforgettable Howard Homecoming

Rachel Hampton | Posted 12.30.2014 | College
Rachel Hampton

Each year, the Howard University Homecoming continues to reach higher heights. This year's Crown, celebrated 90 years of creating a celebrity-filled week of events to recognize and commemorate the work of the University's students and alumni.

Interviewing the Gospel Ambassador: How Bobby Jones Impacted the Culture of Television

Ernest Owens | Posted 10.05.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Standing atop a stage dressed in a jeweled suit with custom designer shoes, an electrifying roar automatically fills the studio. It feels as though a rockstar has just surprised the crowd, but this is no new face.

Daily Meditation: Celebrate

Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Man Shoots Himself To Death At NRA-Sponsored NASCAR Race

Reuters | Brendan O'Brien | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

By Brendan O'Brien April 14 (Reuters) - A Texas man used a gun to commit suicide in the infield of a National Rifle Association-sponsored NASCAR ra...

Movie Review: Joyful Noise

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.13.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Joyful Noise is a movie with big, rousing soul-gospel songs that take your mind off how mediocre -- or worse -- the rest of the movie is.

Caption This: Kirk Franklin (PHOTO)

Posted 10.15.2011 | Black Voices

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Kirk Franklin entertains the crowd during his appearance at the ninth annual Ford Hoodie Awards in Las Vegas, N...

A Sense Of Community Permeates Crowd At SummerStage's Afternoon Of Gospel

Erick Odom | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Erick Odom

On Saturday, Central Park's free SummerStage concert series continued with an afternoon (into evening) gospel concert presented by MasterCard. This ev...

Gospel Great, Kirk Franklin's 'Blueprint' for Success (LISTEN)

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeff Rivera

Grammy winner, Kirk Franklin may have sold way more than 10 million albums in his career and garnered countless awards but life wasn't always that eas...