Grammy Award-Winner Naomi Raine’s Debut Live Solo Album ‘Cover The Earth’ To Be Released on June 2…

First Song From the New Album 'One Name (Jesus)' Out Now...

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On Friday, June 2nd, five-time Grammy Award-winning artist Naomi Raine will release her stunning debut live record “Cover The Earth” (TRIBL Records), which features a series of choir-filled performances recorded live from New York City and collaborations with nine-time Grammy Award-nominee Natalie Grant, Chandler Moore (Justin Bieber, Maverick City Music), Todd Dulaney and Lizzie Morgan (Maverick City Music).

Now, however, she shares the first song from the new album, “One Name (Jesus).” See the video of the song below:

“‘One Name’ is about Jesus and my total reliance on him,” says Naomi. “Over the past few years, people have listened to my music, experienced my ministry, and have begun to know my voice and my name. I just wanted to release a song about The Name that’s higher than every other name in a world where there’s so much emphasis on the names of celebrities and brands. I want to bring a message of hope, but not hope in me or my gifts, but in the God who gives them both freely and I pray that people find hope when they listen to the song.”

More than a collection of songs, “Cover The Earth” is a full-blown worship experience full of upbeat and praise-worthy songs that blend pop, R&B and more, while delivering encouraging and uplifting messages across ten songs and four “flow” song transitions. The album was recorded in the heart of New York City and produced by Naomi with Adale Jackson.

To date, Naomi celebrated the release of “One Name (Jesus)” with an event in Jamaica on held March 18th. Another event will be in South Africa on April 1st with more to be announced.

On “Cover The Earth,” Naomi addresses how faith can free us from mental prisons (“Paul & Silas (At Midnight) [with Chandler Moore]”), fear (“Uncovering”), greed (“Costly”) and more, while also revealing the character behind her source of inspiration for the music. Naomi also sings of the courage it takes to be a light in dark places on songs like “We Agree (Flow),” in which she boldly roots herself in her faith despite modern culture, proclaiming “we don’t care what the left or the right is saying ‘cause we agree with Heaven.”

“‘Cover the Earth’ is a project about the goodness of God, his kindness and faithfulness,” adds Naomi. “It is a call to action for those that love God to seek Him and spread the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ everywhere we go.”

Naomi’s debut live record follows her vulnerable album “Journey” and its follow up “Journey: Acoustic Sessions,” which were released in 2022.

In the past year, Naomi has performed on the BET Awards, Grammy Awards and more. The Grammy, NAACP, Stellar, BET, Billboard and Dove Award-winning artist is one of the top songwriters in the gospel genre, and starting this April, she’ll co-headlining the first-ever all-female worship tour, It’s Time Tour, alongside Tasha Cobbs Leonard, TAYA, Natalie Grant, Tamela Mann and others.

“Cover The Earth” Tracklist:

1. Rest On Us (Flow) – Live

2. Cover The Earth – Live

3. Sing Hallelujah [with Natalie Grant] – Live

4. We Agree With Heaven [with Todd Dulaney] – Live

5. We Agree With Heaven (Flow) – Live

6. Drink Offering – Live

7. Uncovering [with Lizzie Morgan] – Live

8. Costly – Live

9. Paul & Silas (At Midnight) [with Chandler Moore] – Live

10. Paul & Silas (Undignified Flow) [with Chandler Moore] – Live

11. One Name (Jesus)  – Live

12. One Name (Jesus)[Flow] – Live

13. VIP – Live

14. The Story I’ll Tell – Live

Naomi Raine on Tour:

Wed.,  Apr 26 | Bayside Community Church | Bradenton, FL

Thu.,  Apr 27 | Calvary Orlando | Orlando, FL

Fri., Apr 28 | Florida Theater | Jacksonville, FL

Sun., Apr 30 | James L Knight Center | Miami, FL

Tue., May 2 | Fox Theatre | Atlanta, GA

Wed., May 3 | Ovens Auditorium | Charlotte, NC

Fri., May 5 | Hulu Theatre | New York, NY

Sat., May 6 | The Met | Philadelphia, PA

Sun., May 7 | The Theater at MGM National Harbor | Washington, DC

Tue., May 9 | Wang Theatre | Boston, MA

Thu., May 11 | Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Wallingford, CT

Thu., May18 | Faith Church | St. Louis

Fri., May 19 | Transformation Church | Tulsa, OK

Sat., May 20 | Exodus Arts & Music Festival | Dallas, TX

Sun., May 21 | 713 Music Hall | Houston, TX

Mon., May 22 | Summit Christian Center | San Antonio, TX

Wed., May 24 | Saenger Theatre | New Orleans, LA

Thu., May 25 | BJCC Concert Hall | Birmingham, AL

Fri., May 26 | Landers Center | Southaven, MS

Sat., May 27 | Ryman Auditorium | Nashville, TN

Sun., May 28 | Grove City Naz | Columbus, OH

Tue., May 30 | Princeton Pike Church of God | Cincinnati OH

Wed., May 31 | Murat Theatre | Indianapolis, IN

Thu., Jun 1 | Grand Rapids First | Wyoming, MI

Thu., Jun 22 | The Rock Church | San Diego, CA

Fri., Jun 23 | Dream City Church Phoenix | Phoenix, AZ

Sat., Jun 24 | Masonic Theatre | San Francisco, CA

Sun., Jun 25 | YouTube Theatre | Los Angeles, CA

For more information on Naomi Raine, visit

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NEW TRAILER: Stephanie Mills & Erica Campbell Star in Lifetime’s ‘Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story’ on April 8!

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Following the immensely popular Seven Deadly Sins movies—LustEnvyWrath and GreedLifetime continues the anthology with a new sin and new movie, Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story. Executive produced by T.D. Jakes, Derrick Williams and Shaun Robinson, and inspired by actual events, the movie centers on the story of a famous bakery owner and reality TV star Birdie Moore (Grammy-Award winner, Stephanie Mills) whose past secrets threaten the enormous success she has achieved. Joining Mills are co-stars Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles as Birdie’s son, Gabe Moore; Keeya King as her granddaughter, Ella Boudreaux; and Grammy-Award winner Erica Campbell as Pastor Trey. Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story premieres on Saturday, April 8 at 8/7c.

The prior Seven Deadly Sins Lifetime original movies – LustEnvyWrath and Greed – attracted close to 7 million total viewers in 2022!

Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story tells the story of reality TV star Birdie Moore (Stephanie Mills), whose carefully constructed world starts to crumble — like the baked goods that catapulted her to fame — when her family secrets are brought to light. To salvage her legacy, Birdie must let go of the pride that estranged her from her daughter. Birdie’s pride also prevents her from seeing that her son Gabe Moore (Thomas Miles) is actually a thieving opportunist and that her granddaughter Ella Boudreaux (Keeya King) is just a lost twenty-something trying to build up her life after some missteps. While pride helped drive Birdie’s success, it also made her blind to what was happening around her. Will Birdie finally be able to see and admit the truth, or face the consequences of her pride?

See the trailer below!

Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story is produced by Neshama Entertainment, T.D. Jakes Enterprises, DNA Media Group and RobinHood Productions in association with MarVista Entertainment. T.D. Jakes, Derrick Williams, and Shaun Robinson serve as executive producers along with Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew for MarVista Entertainment, and Arnie Zipursky and Suzanne Berger for Neshama. Pride is directed by Troy Scott from a script written by Felicia Brooker. Award-winning composer and music director, Ray Chew, is the movie’s composer.

In addition to Stephanie Mills, Thomas Miles and Keeya King, the movie also stars Lucia Walters (Virgin River) as Shanice; and Jaime M. Callica (Ruthless) as Khalil.

The Seven Deadly Sins movie anthology is inspired by novels from author Victoria Christopher Murray, who is a consulting producer on Pride.

I will be watching!

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Meagan Good Tells ESSENCE Divorce from DeVon Franklin Was Nothing She ‘Would Have Ever Chosen,’ Reiterates She Wants Children…

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I’m Back…Again…While away, I celebrated the first birthday of my M&M twins and did some freelance work. Mama only has so many hours in a day so it is what it is, saints. I don’t take any of you, my dear readers, for granted, but I do hope that you understand the rhythms and rigors of a working writer and now a working mama. Sometimes I think about getting help from outside sources so that I won’t have to take breaks from time to time, but I love my humble corner of the World Wide Web so much that I don’t think I could share it with anyone so…

But on to the subject of today’s post…

Color me confused…Last August, I shared that Meagan Good shared that contrary to what I thought, she does want to have a child and opposing stances on whether to have children was not what broke up Hollywood power couple DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good. Well in a recent interview with ESSENCE magazine, the Harlem star shared even more…

  “It’s nothing that I would have ever chosen, and when I realized that it was happening, I was devastated. I was like, ‘This is me, Lord. I did everything that I could do to the best of my ability. I don’t understand why I did all these things, and then this is my end result.’”

Good, who still considers Franklin “an incredible and beautiful person,” makes it a point to say there was never anything malicious done on either of their parts to hurt the other. As some suspected, this wasn’t about her not wanting children, she still does. And nothing about the book they published in 2017, The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love, was the least bit dishonest, she adds, though the circumstances of their union caused her to temporarily question that path.

“I struggled with that,” she admits. “I was like, ‘I don’t know if I should be celibate now. I don’t know what I should do.’ I even was at a point early on when I felt, obviously, I still believe in Jesus, but I’m not sure what to believe about anything else anymore.”

Read the rest of the story HERE.

She also goes on to share it was her biggest fear that what happened to her parents, that they would be married for 10 years and then divorce. She also realized that while she does believe that God told her DeVon Franklin was her husband prior to them getting married, God also gives us free will. She wanted to be married forever, but DeVon apparently didn’t…

I agree that God does give us free will. That means that sometimes our choices put us outside of God’s will for our lives. So did DeVon Franklin step outside of the will of God in deciding to divorce Meagan Good? Perhaps. I know that according to God’s word, he hates divorce, but I also know His son Jesus died because we don’t always live up to God’s standards

Since the two have shared so much about their relationship as relationship influencers, I’m glad Meagan is opening up more about what happened. And I think for the sake of credibility, DeVon should share more as well. This responsibility is why I shy away from monetizing my personal relationships. I’m willing to share some things as we all do in this social media age. However, I’m not willing to share erethang…

Still, as their sister in Christ, I wish them well in all of their endeavors, both personally and professionally. Life isn’t easy…Christian or otherwise… and life be lifin’ sometimes so that’s all I have to say on that…

Any thoughts?