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Michael Jones is the Director of Public Relations for Urban Roundup Group, LLC and Chief Editor of uGospel.com. He began his career in the Gospel Music Industry upon graduating from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Since then, Jones has had the honor of interviewing Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Erica Campbell, Deitrick Haddon and many more of Gospel’s elite.

Week of June, 18 2011 Billboards Top Gospel Songs: Kirk Franklin’s “I Smile” Still Reigns at #1

In the world of radio, there was only a minor change in the top 5 lineup, as “I Give Myself Away (Live)” by William McDowell moved from #6 to #5. Kirk Franklins’ “I Smile” still reigns at #1. “Nobody Greater” ...

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uGospel.com and GospelCity.com Form Strategic Alliance: 320,000 Email Contacts Merged

Leading online inspirational urban portals “uGospel.com” (A Service of Urban Roundup  Group, LLC.) and “GospelCity.com” (Light Media Network, OTC: LGMH) announced today that they have formed a comprehensive strategic alliance.  The terms of the alliance provide generally that: uGospel.com and ...

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Week of June 18, 2011 Billboards Top Gospel Albums: Trin-i-tee 5:7’s “Angel & Chanelle” Debuts at #1

A congratulations is in order for Trin-i-tee 5:7, whose album, Angel & Chanelle debuts at #1 this week, replacing Kirk Franklin’s Hello Fear. Since Hello Fear is pushed to #2, Blacklight by Tedashii is now #3, after being #2 last ...

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Flow Music & Entertainment Partners with Gospel’s Leading Publication Epitome Magazine For Eric Simmons Promotion

Flow Music & Entertainment has teamed up with one of today’s top Gospel publications, Epitome Magazine for an exciting new promotion.  The 21-day promotion, will run through June 26, and allow consumers to pre-order Eric Simmons debut CD, FREEDOM, and ...

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Tyscot Artist Shirley Murdock pays tribute to Roger Troutma

(Pictured from Left to Right: Larry Gates, Shirley Murdock and Summer Gates) Since her first “Live” recording on April 28th, Shirley Murdock has made several appearances sharing her past, future and present endeavors with whomever she comes in contact with.  ...

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Award-Winning Duo Mary Mary Warms Hearts at “A Cinderella Ball” For Disabled Students

Grammy Award-winning sister act Mary Mary is determined to demonstrate the power of individuals to do SOMETHING BIG to impact the lives of others.  On Sunday, June 5, 2011, the duo was able to warm the hearts of students with ...

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Christian Rapper “CHRISTAWN” Rocks Lincoln University

Lincoln University was the first historically black university to grant degrees and was also alma mater to famous faces such as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and bandleader, Cab Calloway. Now, the Pennsylvania-based institution has become a historical footprint on ...

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Shooting at Bishop Eddie Long’s Church Reported

A shooting took place on the parking lot of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, GA last Saturday. DeKalb County police were called to the scene at 5: 30 p.m., reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. A male who was ...

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BMI Trailblazers Awards Special Premieres on Gospel Music Channel Feb. 19

BMI honored gospel greats Commissioned and Pastor Shirley Caesar at the organization’s 12th Annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon. The event was held January 14, 2011, at Rocketown in Nashville and was hosted by Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, ...

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WOW Gospel 2011 In Stores Now!

2011 two CD collection. Filled with songs that lived at the top of the charts at Gospel radio, this double disc set features inspiring tracks from the greatest in Gospel music. Features songs from Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Mary Mary, ...

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