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Author Archives: Khalif M. Townes

Khalif M. Townes is the Founder/President/CEO of The Townes Media Group, LLC (formally Urban Roundup Group, LLC.) He is also the creator of uGospel.com. Townes formed uGospel.com to provide an outlet where up to the minute information on the Faith Based Community and Gospel Music Industry can be accessed with the click of a button.

E. Dewey Smith Launches New Record Label, Pebble Street Records, With New EP”God Period” Available Now!

Renowned faith-leader, author, and pastor E. Dewey Smith, releases his first solo EP “God Period,” today under his new record label, Pebble Street Records. The prolific teacher and Atlanta-based Senior Pastor releases an amazing project that presents a diversity of genres and captures ...

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Tyscot Records Announces A New Signing – Melissa Bethea

If the voice of Melissa Bethea sounds familiar, maybe you’ve heard it on JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise tracks such as “No Holding Back” or the Top 30 hit, “You Are Worthy.” Now, fans can hear her on her own, as the New Flavor Entertainment production ...

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Andrea Brown of The Brown Sisters of Chicago, Has Passed Away at 53

Andrea Marie Brown of the Chicago-based gospel act, The Brown Sisters of Chicago, passed away on September 30, 2021, of COVID-19. The group shot to fame in the gospel world with their self-titled 2009 debut album that featured, “Awesome God,” a Billboard ...

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The Kergyma Community Choir Premiere Music Video “I Do, Don’t You” Featuring Darnell Williams

The Kergyma Community Choir  is representing all things Choir Life!  For almost 20 years, they have been lifting their voices as a unified  vessel in ministry and representing the black Gospel choir at its finest.  Under the leadership of founders ...

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Bishop Leonard Scott Drops “Great I Am”

Traditional gospel music legend, Bishop Leonard Scott, has released an uplifting new worship  hymn, “Great I Am” (Tyscot Records),  on all digital service platforms. The soul-stirring track hails from Scott’s forthcoming EP, “Keep Hymns Alive, Vol. 1” (Tyscot Records). “I’m very ...

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Black Podcasting App Launches

Black Podcasting, LLC has launched the Black Podcasting App as the central destination for a wide array of podcasts celebrating African American culture and topics of interest. “Our mission is to make it easy for people to discover, connect and to engage with ...

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Bestselling Author Kimberly Daniels Encourages Christians to ‘Pray Out Loud’ for Spiritual Revival

Today the church is living in times of great discrimination. There is a rise of interest groups who speak out against Christianity, and Christians are drawing inward for prayer in privacy. In her latest book, Pray Out Loud: Your Voice Can ...

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Celebrating the Life of Gospel Legend Shawn McLemore

The music community is mourning the loss of a Gospel music legend with  the passing of Shawn Mclemore after an extended illness. “Shawn was a great spirit with enormous talent and personality to match”, says Blacksmoke Music Worldwide CEO Kerry ...

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Singer Earnest Pugh Becomes Artist-in-Residence at The Church Without Walls

The Church Without Walls, the Houston, Texas-based ministry with three campuses and a congregation of nearly 25,000, has announced gospel singer, songwriter, and author, Earnest Pugh, as its new artist-in-residence. For over two decades, Pugh has been known across the globe ...

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Inspirational Artist De’leon Releases Sophomore Album “Life Is…” Available On All Digital Music Outlets

Award winning, Atlanta based inspirational artist, actor and designer De’Leon is back with his sophomore album, Life Is… This project continues his partnership with Enon Music Group (EMG) and is distributed through SONY Orchard. The 12-track album is filled with banging urban tracks, heart-wrenching ballads, a house ...

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