BLOG: 5 Facts About St. Patrick and Why He Matters

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Once again St. Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us. For 24 hours each year on March 17th it seems like the whole world becomes a little bit Irish. Green clothing, plastic shamrocks, parades, and leprechauns seem to abound everywhere on this day as we celebrate Ireland’s favorite saint. But as widely as Patrick’s holiday is celebrated, most people actually know very little about who the man really was and why he matters. Here are 5 true facts about St. Patrick.

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BLOG: #GMABlackHistory Spotlight: Edwin Hawkins

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Edwin Hawkins will take his rightful place in music history as the man whose inspired choral visions motivated millions to turn their thoughts to matters spiritual by introducing them to the world of gospel. Actually, it was while serving as the organist and choir director for the Ephesians Church of God in Christ in Berkeley, Calif., that a young Hawkins recorded his first “live” album.

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BLOG: Kari Jobe Gives Birth To Her First Child

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Congratulations to Kari Jobe and husband Cody Carnes on the birth of their son, Canyon Morrison Caine Carnes! #BabyCarnes was born Thursday, February 18th and was 9 pounds 13 ounces & 22.5″ tall. Check out some baby pics from Kari and Cody below!

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BLOG: #GMABlackHistory Spotlight: Al Green

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Al Green formed his first gospel group at the age of nine in Forest City, Ark., and has been singing the gospel ever since. The Green Brothers toured throughout the South in the mid-1950s before the family relocated to Grand Rapids, Mich. There, Green began singing soul music on his own, incorporating gospel and his signature wild moans and wails.

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BLOG: Chris August Weds in Charleston, WV

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Congratulations to Chris August who married his fiance, Katelin Cummings, this weekend in Charleston, West Virginia! The happy couple is currently honeymooning in Cancun, Mexico. Check out some pictures from their winter nuptials!

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BLOG: Celebration of Gospel debuts on BET Sun, Jan 31

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Tune in Sun, Jan 31 for the 15th Annual Celebration of Gospel, host by Golden Globe winning actress, Taraji P. Henson. Performances include Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Chaka Khan, Erica Campbell, Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Tank, Donald Lawrence and Jonathan McReynolds and more!

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