After this week with the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by a former Minnesota police officer and the subsequent protests and riots throughout the country, on today, we need some comfort. In an effort to do so, gospel institutions Kirk Franklin & Fred Hammond will be on Verzuz today at 5 p.m. on Instagram. Bishop T. D. Jakes will speak briefly before the battle. On the IG announcement, you can hear the piercing song of 12-year-old Keedron Bryant, who sings of “I’m a young black man…Every day, I’m being hunted as prey…I just want to live…God, protect me.” Yes, please God…
See the Verzuz announcement and Keedron’s song below…
Well, Hallelujah, touch your neighbor and pass the offering plate because OWN has FINALLY set a date for the return of “Greenleaf” — June 23 (9 p.m. EST)!!! In the words of another one of my favorite bishops (aside from Bishop Greenleaf), Bishop T. D. Jakes, Saints, Get Ready, Get Ready, Get Ready!!!
I hope on the very first episode of Season 5, the final season, we finally learn who is the real AJ!!! Can I get a witness?!!! See the trailer below!!!
But that’s not the only news that OWN dropped!!!
OWN is in development with Lionsgate on a spin-off of the network’s critically-acclaimed hit megachurch drama “Greenleaf” from award-winning creator and executive producer Craig Wright, according to a press release. Check out the teaser below!!!
From the inception of “Greenleaf,” Wright and executive producer Oprah Winfrey envisioned that the story told by the Lionsgate and Harpo Films- produced series would span five seasons, with Wright contemplating a spin-off. These plans accelerated when fans expressed their support for the show after its final season was announced, reaffirming its passionate fan base.
“Greenleaf,” which originally premiered on OWN in June 2016, recently won the 2020 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Drama Series,” and series star Lynn Whitfield was named Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the second year in a row. The “Greenleaf” Soundtrack Volume Two was named Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album (Traditional or Contemporary) by the NAACP Image Awards in 2018. The series has also been recognized by the Alliance for Women in Media’s Gracie Allen Awards and by the Black Reel Awards for Television.
“Greenleaf” is produced for OWN by Lionsgate in association with Harpo Films and Pine City. Executive producers are Oprah Winfrey, Craig Wright, Clement Virgo, and Kriss Turner Towner.
Marvin L. Winans will on ABC’s PANDEMIC this Friday at 1 p.m. EST and noon Central Time! He will discuss defeating coronavirus and his new single “It Belongs To Me” with his nephew Juan Winans and Juan’s wife Lisa.
Below is It Belongs To Me (feat. Marvin L. Winans) by Juan and Lisa Winans.