GRAMMY® nominated vocalist Kierra Sheard will release KIKI’S MIX TAPE (EMI Gospel) on September 22, 2009.  Included on the project are 2 brand new songs, the lush and slow-grooving “Teach Me” and the church-girl-gets-her-rock-girl-on high-octane praise anthem “Sing To The Lord”. An EP comprised of 8 tracks, KIKI’S MIX TAPE is a vivid portrait of […]

VIA: The path to victory for Atlanta’s next mayor is clear, even if the candidates don’t want to say it. It’s about race. If Tuesday top vote-getter Mary Norwood, a white woman, can hold onto her strong support from white voters, and she draws away a respectable minority of black voters as she did […]

In part II of her “Good Morning America” interview, Rihanna said ex-boyfriend Chris Brown “had no soul in his eyes” the  night he assaulted her. Watch the video below:

VIA: Entertainment Weekly WARNING: SPOILER ALERT Part of the great power of movies is that they can take us perilously close to the life of someone we might otherwise feel perilously far from. The title character of “Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire” is a hushed, damaged, morbidly obese 16-year-old African-American girl from […]

VIA: Orlando Sentinel Orlando police confirmed that a man suspected in a deadly mass shooting in downtown Orlando has been taken into custody. The suspect, Jason Rodriguez, 40, is a former employee of Reynolds, Smith & Hill, a construction engineering firm. A SWAT team spotted him through a window at his mother’s residence, Orlando Police […]

VIA: The nation’s unemployment rate rose above 10% for the first time since 1983 in October, a much worse jump than expected as employers continued to trim jobs from payrolls. The reading, reported by the government Friday, is a sign of the continued weakness in the labor market even though the economy grew in […]

VIA: An arrest has been made in the case of a nun who was found slain in her convent earlier this week, federal authorities in New Mexico said Thursday. Darrin Jones of the FBI’s Albuquerque, New Mexico, office said the arrest was made early Thursday morning. No further details were released. The body of […]

VIA: The parents of a dead Spelman College sophomore want Clark Atlanta University to pay them for pain and suffering they and their daughter suffered after the 19-year-old woman was hit by a stray bullet while walking on the CAU campus. Constance Franklin and Clint Ronald Lynn, parents of Jasmine Lynn, filed a lawsuit […]

Be sure to listen to Praise 102.5 this afternoon to hear our live interview with gospel artist and actress Tamela Mann. She will be joined in studio with her husband and fellow actor, David Mann.

VIA: Los Angeles Times Music star Rihanna said she decided she had to end her relationship with former boyfriend Chris Brown after realizing the message she sent to her fans by going back to him after he assaulted her. “When I realized that my selfish decision for love could result into some young girl getting […]

VIA: In recent weeks, Chris Brown has been working to get his career back on track after his February altercation with Rihanna, with a new music video, a performance at a New York radio festival and a “Fan Appreciation” concert tour, an album due next month and a series of interviews talking about the […]