DeVon Franklin Signs New Book ‘The Hollywood Commandments’ at Barnes & Noble in Atlanta on Monday, Oct. 23!

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Hollywood producer and Meagan Good’s hubby DeVon Franklin is coming to the A on Monday! He will be signing and talking about his latest book The Hollywood Commandments at Barnes & Noble bookstore, 1217 Caroline Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30307, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23!

In The Hollywood Commandments, DeVon Franklin, the New York Times bestselling author of The Wait, reveals 10 life-changing commandments for your success learned from working over 20 years in the most secular environment on the planet: Hollywood! With The Hollywood Commandments, DeVon will help you:

  • Identify the unique traits that will propel your career to new heights
  • Overcome fear and build the courage to pursue new opportunities waiting for you
  • Gain the confidence to make important decisions with greater peace and clarity
  • Negotiate the life and career advancement you deserve!


Check out the trailer below…

DeVon Franklin is a bestselling author, spiritual success coach, and the CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a production company in conjunction with 20th Century Fox. He is the producer of the box office hit Miracles from Heaven and the upcoming animated film, The Star, for Sony Pictures Animation. He’s Dr. Oz’s go-to guy for spiritual success coaching on The Dr. Oz Show and he’s the co-host of the TLC event series, This Is Life Live.

Variety named DeVon one of the “10 Producers to Watch” and Beliefnet called him one of the “Most Influential Christians Under 40.” He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Wait (co-written with his wife, award-winning actress Meagan Good) and Produced By Faith. I interviewed DeVon about his first book Produced By Faith. Check out my article on MOVIEGUIDE. 

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Anthony Evans Releases New Album, Co-Headlines The FerVent Tour With “War Room” Actress & Sister Priscilla Shirer!


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Recording Artist and Worship Leader Anthony Evans’ highly-anticipated new album Back To Life releases February 3, 2017 through Sherman James Productions. A collection of worship songs, this new album features NBC’s The Voice alumnus on 11 worship-themed tracks exploring authenticity, vulnerability, honesty and the way that the culmination of those three things brought him Back to Life. It marks Evans’ eighth solo studio album and will be available through all digital retailers and exclusively at Lifeway Christian Stores. Back To Life is available for pre-order on January 6, 2017.

back-to-life“Over the last year, God has given me one revelation after another through life experiences,” explained Evans, deciding on the ever so appropriate title Back To Life. “I decided to make Back To Life to share how what I’ve learned and what has been transforming in this chapter of my life.”

Back To Life features all-star producer Max Stark, esteemed vocal arranger Tim Davis (Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Sam Smith, Mariah Carey), alongside a slew of background singers with credits spanning Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Hudson and Jonny Lang. It includes personally penned selections and co-writes with Krissy Nordoff, Michael Neale (Your Great Name), Cindy Morgan, Martha Munizzi and Kirk Franklin. Sonically diverse, the album features standout songs including the title-track “Back To Life,” the spiritually-affirming battle cry “Believe,” the stirring “See You Again,” and the faith-anthem remake “Ever Be.”

“I don’t ever want to get up on a stage and be something that is not really me or who I am,” said Evans. “I’m hoping people hear how authenticity, vulnerability, and honesty have brought me back to life and that they are encouraged to do the same. I can’t wait for people to hear this side of my soul on the album and when I hit the road in 2017 on The FerVent Tour.”

The FerVent Tour, presented and produced by Jerry Shirer, Going Beyond Ministries and Evans own company Sherman James Productions is an evening of dynamic teaching from New York Times Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Lead Actress in the hit film “War Room” Priscilla Shirer and with worship by Evans. Registration for February 2017 dates opens on Friday, December 2.

“I’m looking so forward to The Fervent Tour in 2017,” said Shirer. “Having the privilege to share God’s Word and encourage God’s People along with my brother Anthony will be the highlight of my year.”

Back To Life Track List:

  1. See You Again
  2. Believe
  3. Incredible
  4. Ever Be
  5. With You
  6. Back to Life
  7. God of Breakthroughs
  8. Home
  9. Everything Changes
  10. Your Way

Bonus Track: Because of Your Prayers (Grandma’s Song)


The FerVent Tour Dates:

February 1 | Mesa, AZ | Hillsong Phoenix

February 2 | San Diego, CA | Cornerstone Church

February 3 | Costa Mesa, CA | Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa

February 4 | Rocklin, CA | Destiny Church

March 23| Lynchburg, VA | Thomas Road Baptist Church

March 24 | Jacksonville, FL | TBA

March 25 | Palm Beach Gardens, FL| Christ Fellowship West Palm Beach

March 26 | Orlando, FL | Calvary Orlando

May 25 | Kansas City, MO | TBA

May 26 | Minneapolis, MN | TBA

May 27 | Chicago, IL | TBA

May 28 | Columbus, OH | TBA

June 22 | Brooklyn, NY | TBA

June 23 | Pittsburgh, PA | TBA

June 24 | Grand Rapids, MI | Grand Rapids First Assembly of God

June 25 | Indianapolis, IN | TBA

For more information on The FerVent Tour, visit:

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Memorial Events Celebrating the Life of Pioneering Journalist Gwen Ifill to be held at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church Friday & Saturday


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I’ve wanted to be a journalist since I was in the fifth grade. Now that I am a journalist, I am so thankful for those ahead of me who paved a path that I travel on today. Gwen Ifill, a fellow member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorprated and a pk, was the first black woman to moderate a vice-presidential debate in 2004 and host a national political talk show on television, Washington Week in Review now Washington Week, starting in 1999. In February, Ms. Ifill was part of the first female team to moderate a Democratic presidential debate. Sadly, on Monday, she died of cancer. Below is a video of CNN’s Don Lemon tearing up as talks about his admiration for Ms. Ifill whom he met at a National Association of Black Journalists convention.

Below are her funeral arrangements which were released by the National Association of Black Journalists.

Trailblazing journalist Gwen Ifill will be remembered at a pair of events this weekend at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, 1518 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20005.

Ifill, a Metropolitan member since 1989, passed away Monday at 61. She was the co-anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour and moderator of Washington Week with Gwen Ifill, the longest-running primetime news and public affairs program on television. A lifelong AME, she is the sister of Presiding Elder Rev. Earle Ifill, president of the Connectional Presiding Elder’s Council, and Presiding Elder of the Atlanta East District-Atlanta North Georgia Conference of the AME Church’s Sixth Episcopal District.

Community Tributes: Friday, November 18, 2016 6 PM – 10 PM

Family, friends and colleagues will gather at Metropolitan AME Church for community tributes to Ifill. The Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Braxton, Presiding Elder of the Potomac District, Washington Conference and a former pastor of Metropolitan, will preside over the tributes.

Service of Celebration: Saturday, November 19, 2016 11 AM

The Rt. Rev. William P. DeVeaux, retired AME Church Bishop and a former pastor of Metropolitan, will preside.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to establish a Memorial Scholarship fund at Metropolitan AME Church. Checks should be made payable to: Metropolitan AME Church, memo line: “In memory of Gwen Ifill.”  Mail to: Metropolitan A.M.E. Church 1518 M Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 or Rev. Earle Ifill,  P. O. Box 92485 Atlanta, GA 30314 Cards and messages of condolence may be sent to the address above.

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