June is Black Music Month, a celebration of African-American musicians, creators, innovators and influencers. For 2018, the Urban One family is highlighting 25 of the most influential musicians of all-time that have contributed to black spaces far and wide, ranging from inspirational, to hip-hop and R&B. Artist: Fred Hammond Genre: Gospel Quick Highlights: Grammy Award […]

Walter Hawkins is a member of the legendary Hawkins Family. His older brother, Edwin Hawkins was the leader of the Edwin Hawkins Singers, made popular due to the 1968 hit “Oh Happy Day.” Walter was married to Tramaine Hawkins, who was also a member of the Hawkins Singers and her husband’s “Love Center Choir.” During […]

Dorothy Norwood is a Gospel Music icon. She began touring with her family at the age of eight, and in 1956 began singing with fellow Gospel icon Mahalia Jackson. In the early 1960s, Norwood became a member of the gospel group The Caravans, which would included fellow Gospel music legends Albertina Walker, Shirley Caesar, Inez Andrews, […]

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  Kurt Carr is definitely one of Gospel’s anointed ones. The super talented composer and performer has been on the scene since 1990 and has no signs of slowing up. Kurt was born in  Hartford, Connecticut and at the age of 13 he started signing and dancing at the Hartford Stage Company, where he was active in plays. He […]

Crowned the “First Lady of Gospel Music,” Shirley Caesar began her recording career at the tender age of 12. With a career spanning over 60 years, Caesar is the recipient of several awards including, 11 Grammys and 14 Stellar Awards. In late 2016, Caesar captivated millennial audiences as the creator of the #unameit challenge. https://youtu.be/Olu36QuHUWc […]

Jekalyn Carr is back with her new single featuring Ashley (Charisse) Makey.

Snoop Dogg surprised many by releasing his first Gospel album “The Bible Of Love,” and then by reaching the #1 spot on the Gospel albums chart. His current single “Blessing Me Again” features the legendary Rance Allen, and the video is a lot of fun. Take a look at the “Blessing Me Again” in the […]

Are you going through some things and feel like you just might not make it?

I’m J.R. Davis and I’m addicted to football. I’ll jump back to this in a bit. First, I want to say now that former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has EVERY right to legally protest systematic oppression. Also, this was NOT a protest against the National Anthem. This has been made clear on many occasions but […]