Do you remember your 21st birthday? Sadly, I’m not sure that I do. I hope I had a great time 🙂 . It looks like gospel star Jekalyn Carr will be having a great time when she turns 21! On the heels of her #1 Billboard single “You Will Win,” and Billboard #1 chart-topping album One Nation Under God, GRAMMY®, Two-Time Billboard Music Award and GMA Dove Award-nominated and Stellar Award-winning artist, Jekalyn Carr is turning 21! (She has accomplished a lot by this age, huh?)
Lunjeal Music Group and Atlanta’s inspiration station, Praise 102.5 invites you to join Jekalyn Carr on April 22nd from 3-6 p.m. at New Mercies Christian Church in Lilburn, Georgia for an afternoon of praise and celebration. The concert is hosted by Atlanta’s own national syndicated radio personality, recording artist, and actress Darlene McCoy, who will be performing her single “Even Me” at the birthday bash.
Free to the public, Jekalyn and team are looking forward to great things ahead, as they celebrate this milestone in her life. To win VIP tickets, visit MyPraiseATL.com for more information.
If you came of age in the ’90s like I did, then you remember Robin Givens from ABC sitcom “Head of the Class!” And then her star power surged when she married and later divorced world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. My favorite role of hers is when she portrayed the brash and boss chick Jacqueline Broyer in the 1992 classic movie “Boomerang” starring Eddie Murphy. She had Eddie Murphy’s character Marcus Graham sprung in a way that women are typically portrayed as sprung – sniveling and sappy when the object of affection suddenly withdraws the “affection!”
(I’ve said (typed) it before, and I will say (type) it again the ’90s was the golden age of black cinema and television although black cinema and television seems to be heating up right now!) But since then, I haven’t heard that much about her. Have you? I see she is on that show “Riverdale,” but I don’t watch show. Do you? Well, if you want to see the original mean girl, tune into tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET to watch “Saints & Sinners” on Bounce TV!
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” Kenya Moore, a real life mean girl turned reluctant reality star now that she is actually a wife, will also star in tonight’s episode of “Saints & Sinners” although you can probably see her on Round Two of RHOA’s Season 10 Reunion show coming on tonight as well.
Saints & Sinners” tells the story of the conflicts among the members of a Baptist church in small-town Georgia. The plot consists of greed, corruption and murder.
Season 3 of “Saints & Sinners” sees all hell breaking loose in Cypress, Georgia. A vicious, no-holds-barred battle for Greater Hope Baptist Church erupts between the old guard, Mayor Johnson (Vanessa Bell Calloway) and Rex (Clifton Powell), and the young bloods Levi (Christian Keyes) and Jabari (J.D. Williams) while Kendrick (Tray Chaney) tries to survive a life-threatening predicament to expose his grandmother, Leona (Donna Biscoe who is my old taebo instructor!) as a killer. Miles (Keith Robinson, who I went to school with at the University of Georgia) is once again caught between his wife and his one-time mistress, Christie (Jasmine Burke) as Tamara’s (Demetria McKinney) wild allegations threaten to put Christie away forever. Detective St. Charles (Afemo Omilami) has his hands full with chaos and crime running rampant in Cypress in season three. “Saints & Sinners” is produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas (Undershepard, 35 and Ticking).
Below is a video clip from tonight’s episode!
The much-anticipated third season premiere of Bounce’s hit original drama series “Saints & Sinners” on Sun. April 8 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) averaged 681K Total Viewers, an increase of +20% over the show’s season two premiere, to set a network record as the most-watched original in Bounce history. Saints & Sinners was the third most-watched program on Sunday night (9-10 p.m.) behind only AMC (The Walking Dead) and Bravo (Your Husband is Cheating on Us) among all ad-supported cable networks in the delivery of African Americans.
Bounce TV is the first FREE African -American broadcast network, featuring a programming mix of theatrical motion pictures, sporting events, documentaries, specials, inspirational faith-based programs, off-network series, original programming and more. Bounce TV’s founders include Martin Luther King III and Ambassador Andrew Young.
During the official MLK50 commemorations, Pastor Terence Lester completed a 386-mile march to the Lorraine Motel in Memphis last week. In March, Pastor Lester left the National Center of Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta to embark on the journey on foot to Memphis in honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. The purpose of Lester’s march is to revive Dr. King’s “The Poor People’s Campaign” and to spread awareness about the alarming epidemic of homelessness and poverty around the country. Lester moved the crowd from the Lorraine Motel stage from as he gave reflection of his journey and the importance of passing the baton for justice.
“Dr. King believed that the next step towards equality was to eradicate a system that even 50 years later today, still keeps people enslaved to poverty. Systemic poverty is a civil rights issue affecting millions of people across the nation,” says Pastor Lester founder and executive director of Love Beyond Walls. “This march is a testament to Dr. King’s legacy and sheds light on the harsh realities of homelessness, food insecurity and poverty. It is time for the next generation to pick up the baton and we are on the frontlines to leading the charge.”
Love Beyond Walls is a 501c(3) nonprofit based in Atlanta, Georgia. Through hands-on assistance programs offering a temporary mobile shelter and operating the Love Center which provides clothing, laundry and groceries to the underserved, Love Beyond Walls has helped hundreds of men and women transition out of homelessness and poverty.
Check out a video and few pictures from Pastor Lester’s video on the march below:
Pastor Terence Lester (center) leads March Against Poverty with his son and Gerald Griggs of NAACP Atlanta chapter by his side departing from the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta.
Pastor Lester alongside wife Cecilia and children.
Pastor Lester makes friends with homeless U.S. military veteran, Chris, along the walk.
Pastor Lester and supporters join in the March Against Poverty.
Pastor Lester at the Alabama state line marker.
Pastor Lester continuing his march through the rain wearing a hoodie with text “Being Poor is Not a Crime”
Pastor Lester crosses into Mississippi.
After 30 days, Pastor Lester officially makes it to Memphis.
Local supporters join Pastor Lester to finish the remaining 3 miles in Memphis to the Lorraine Motel.
Pastor Lester at the Lorraine Motel.
Pastor Lester sharing reflections from his journey and the charge of the continuing Dr. King’s “Poor People’s Campaign”