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Deborah Joy Winans & Juan Winans, Portraying Aunt and Uncle CeCe and BeBe Winans In Musical “Born For This”, Discuss How Their Family’s Music Legacy Has Touched the Lives of People Everywhere

After years of being teased that he should turn his remarkable life story into a script, six-time Grammy Award winner BeBe Winans finally did, in collaboration with director Charles Randolph-Wright. “Born for This: The Musical,” contains the inspirational uplift that is Winans’ musical trademark along with some unexpected moments. (more…)

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Tyler Perry Signs Historic Mega Film & TV Deal With Viacom To Produce Programming For BET and Other Networks; ‘New York Times’ Calls It “a Blow to Oprah Winfrey’s Network”

Tyler Perry, the writer, director, producer, playwright and actor, has signed a long-term deal with Viacom that could help the fortunes of that embattled media conglomerate. (more…)

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‘Greenleaf’, OWN’s Megachurch Drama, Gets Season 2B Premiere Date

It’s been more than nearly two months since the midseason finale of OWN’s Greenleaf, and now the cable net has set mid-August for its return. The drama starring Merle Dandridge, Keith David and Lynn Whitfield focuses on the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous

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Benjamin Jimerson-Phillips, The Illegitimate Son of Late COGIC Bishop J.O. Patterson Sr., Clarifies Recent Interview he Did with Earl Carter About Oprah’s “Greenleaf” and Other Things

Many of you by now are aware of the interview I did with Dr. Earl Carter 3 days ago. While I am very appreciative of Dr. Carter for allowing me a voice through his program. And I knew what I was doing when I did the show because Dr. Carter is

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“Greenleaf” Star Merle Dandrige Shares How ‘Ministry Is In My Blood’ Due to Family’s Black Church Background, Says Show ‘Never Mocks Religion’

[Note: contains spoilers from aired episodes of Greenleaf.] After Wednesday night’s throwdown on OWN’s Greenleaf, Merle Dandridge figures she’s just glad to be alive. (more…)

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LISTEN: ‘Wordless Truths,’ ‘Crosses We Build and Bear,’ and ‘Pastor Has a Serious Gambling Problem’ (BCNN1’s The Gospel According to Greenleaf Episode #18)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/wordless-truths-crosses-we-build-and-bear-and-pastor-has-a-serious-gambling-problem Welcome to BCNN1's The Gospel According to Greenleaf Episode #18. The title for today's episode: ‘Wordless Truths,’ ‘Crosses We Build and Bear,’ and ‘Pastor Has a Serious Gambling Problem.’ Over the past two episodes of Greenleaf, Jacob began wondering where Basie Skanks was getting the money to fund the building

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LISTEN: Is Grace Losing Faith? Advice to People Who Are Thinking About Leaving God or the Church or Both (BCNN1’s The Gospel According to Greenleaf #17)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/is-grace-losing-faith-advice-to-people-who-are-thinking-about-leaving-god-or-the-church-or-both Welcome to BCNN1's The Gospel According to Greenleaf Episode #17. The title for today's episode: Is Grace Losing Faith? Advice to People Who Are Thinking About Leaving God or the Church or Both Last year, Greenleaf began with the “prodigal daughter” Grace returning to her family and the roots of her

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LISTEN: When the Pastor’s Wife Commits Adultery and When Adultery Hits a Christian Couple, Should They Stay Together? (BCNN1’s The Gospel According to Greenleaf Episode #16)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/bcnn1s-the-gospel-according-to-greenleaf-episode-16 Welcome to BCNN1's The Gospel According to Greenleaf Episode #16. The title for today's episode: When the Pastor’s Wife Commits Adultery and When Adultery Hits a Christian Couple, Should They Stay Together? Over the past two episodes of Greenleaf, “Revival” and “Point of No Return”, a major revelation regarding Lady Mae

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LISTEN: Vengeance is Mine, Saith the Lord, I Will Repay! Mac’s Sins and Crimes, Grace’s Attempt at Vengeance, and the Issue of Discipline for Church Leaders; And BCNN1 Repeats: If Over 50 Percent of Church Pastors Resigned Revival Would Break Out Across the Nation (BCNN1’s The Gospel According to Greenleaf Podcast #13)

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/497512-vengeance-is-mine-saith-the-lord-i-will-repay-mac-s-sins-and-crimes-grace-s-attempt-at-vengeance-and-the-issue-of-discipline-for-church-leaders-bcnn1-s-the-gospel-according-to-greenleaf-podcast-13.mp3 Welcome to BCNN1's The Gospel According to Greenleaf Episode #13. The title for today's episode: Vengeance is Mine Saith the Lord I Will Repay: Mac’s Sins and Crimes, Grace's Attempt at Vengeance, and the Issue of Discipline for Church Leaders; and BCNN1 Repeats If Over 50 Percent of Church Pastors

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LISTEN: A Homosexual Choir Director Fired, A Powerful First Lady Lies, A Pastor Shakes Her Groove Thing at the Club, Another Pastor is a Snake in the Grass, and Why You (Still) Shouldn’t Leave the Church (BCNN1’s The Gospel According to Greenleaf Podcast #12)

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/494741-bcnn1-s-the-gospel-according-to-greenleaf-podcast-12.mp3 Greenleaf’s second season continued last week with an episode titled “Strange Bedfellows.” Several things stood out that I want to discuss briefly today. First, Lady Mae took the step of firing Carlton, the church’s homosexual choir director. This came after half of the church’s deacon board and some of the church

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LISTEN: God’s View of Homosexual Pastors, Homosexual Ministers, Homosexual Music Directors, and Worship Leaders in the Church (BCNN1’s The Gospel According to Greenleaf Podcast #11)

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/492000-god-s-view-of-homosexual-pastors-homosexual-ministers-homosexual-music-directors-and-worship-leaders-in-the-church.mp3 In 2012, Oprah asked T.D. Jakes in an interview for her Next Chapter series if he thought being a homosexual was a sin. He said, “I think that sex between two people of the same sex is condemned in the Scriptures, and as long as it is condemned in the

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Oprah’s “Greenleaf” Tackles ‘Pray the Gay Away’ Belief

There has been much rancor over gay conversion therapy programs for decades, but the topic has again been hotly debated as of late with Vice President Mike Pence's support for such programs as well as Ken Blackwell, domestic policy adviser to the Trump presidential transition team. ABC's 20/20 revived the debate in an exposé

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“Greenleaf” Star Greg Alan Williams Says the Show Is Changing How the World Sees Black People

OWN drama “Greenleaf” has taken the world by storm for its nuanced, emotional look into a fictional family’s deep secrets. But while the show’s incredible performances and storylines are what have drawn so many fans, one of the stars says it’s also about showing a side of Black culture that is

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LISTEN: Be Sure Your Sin Will Find You Out (BCNN1’s The Gospel According to Greenleaf Podcast #10)

Christians and churches need to stop lying and covering up sin such as adultery, homosexuality, child molestation, pedophilia, incest, and secret addictions such as drunkenness and prescription drugs to protect the name of the church and the name of the pastor. The Bible says, "Judgment must begin at the house

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How ‘Greenleaf’ Helped Get Oprah Winfrey’s TV Mojo Back

Oprah Winfrey had long been looking for something that would keep OWN viewers from switching to other channels. The answer to her prayers turned out to be a juicy drama series set in a house of worship. (more…)

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“Greenleaf” Season 2 Begins: Catch-up with “The Gospel According to Greenleaf”, BCNN1’s 10-Episode Commentary Podcast on Season 1

Season 2 of Oprah’s hit show about the black church that tackles issues the real church is facing begins Wednesday, March 15th at 9pm CST/10pm EST. Listen to “The Gospel According to Greenleaf”, BCNN1’s 10-episode Commentary Podcast on Season 1. Episode 10 serves as a bridge from the last episode of

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