Tag Archives: Gospel

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Grammy Award Winning Gospel Rapper Lecrae: “I’m as Much a Hip-Hop Artist as Jay-Z”

Independent artist becomes the first rapper to win a Grammy in the Gospel category

Lecrae utilizes online marketing to help reach the masses without a major label

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Black buying power set to increase (Image: Thinkstock)

In the News: Black Buying Power Expected to Hit $1.1 Trillion by 2015; BLA Fugitive George Wright Captured and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the web

By Janel Martinez

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Over the course of the past decade Tyler Perry has dominated. His stage plays, motion pictures, DVDs, sitcom series, online talk show and book, based on commentaries from his popular character of Madea, have collectively grossed hundreds of millions of dollars. As the most commercially successful Black filmmaker in history, Perry is quickly making his way to billionaire status not by following the rules but by breaking them. Staying true to his core audience and pushing his message of family values, the media mogul has a lock on a lucrative slice of the African American market. Whether you love him or you hate him, you definitely can’t ignore him. If there’s still any doubt, here are a few reminders of Perry’s influence.

Tyler Perry Decoded: The Deals, the Brand, the Influence

A breakdown of the media mogul's empire and reach by the numbers

A breakdown of the media mogul’s empire and reach by the numbers

By Darralynn Hutson

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Backtalk with Kirk Franklin

Grammy Award-winning gospel artist talks about life lessons and his new book

When Kirk Franklin assembled a 17-member vocal ensemble of neighborhood friends and associates he dubbed…

By Shenelle Wallace

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