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Bill Winston hosts 2016 Star Studded Missions and Ministry Conference

Bill Winston Hosts Annual Missions and Ministry Conference

Bill Winston Hosts
Annual Missions and Ministry Conference

Bill Winston’s organization is hosting a star-studded conference at this year’s annual Missions and Ministry Conference.  The conference is an opportunity for the average Joe and Jane to get a job at the career fair and pick up some knowledge from the pros on “how to get to the stage of success”.  This success could be in the entertainment industry, business, television rating, law, medical, civil rights or ministry.  The Hollywood stars speaking are Megan Good and husband Devon Franklin, Laz Alonso, LisaRaye McCoy, Brian White, Bre’ly Evans, Robi Reed, VP of BET talent and casting of Orginal programming, Traci Lynn Blackwell.  Former NAACP Legal Defense Fund Director Theodore ‘Ted’ Shaw and Editor at Large for Essence Magazine Mikki Taylor.  One other person you will want to see is Marcus Lamb, Founder and President of Daystar Television prophesied to be the number one television network by Prophet Brian Carn.

The conference is at Living Word Christian Center, 7600 W. Roosevelt Road in Forest Park, Illinois.

Daytime workshops: Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1

o   7:30AM to 3:00PM (registration fee required).

o   Topics include branding, leadership development, financial management, organizational strategy, social media marketing and much more.

Evening sessions: 6:00PM to 9:00PM (Free onsite childcare is provided).

The 2016 Missions and Marketplace Conference is presented by the Joseph Business School in association with The Merge Symposium, Living Word Christian Center, Living Word Bible Training Center, AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Walgreens.

Speaker information can be found For more information or to register for daytime workshops, visit the website, call 866.816.4653 or follow @drbillwinston on Twitter.

Key Note Speakers:

Dr. Bill Winston, Founder of the Joseph Business School and Senior Pastor, Living Word Christian Center;

DeVon Franklin, Film producer and New York Times Bestselling author and wife Meagan Good, Actress/Producer and New York TimesBestselling author;

Theodore “Ted” Shaw, Civil Rights Activist, Attorney and Professor;

Donald Lawrence, GRAMMY Award-winning Songwriter and Producer;

Marcus Lamb, Founder and President, Daystar Television Network;

Sophia Nelson, Activist, Speaker and Author;

Steve Pemberton, Author and VP/Global Chief Diversity Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance,


Tameka Montgomery, Associate Administrator, SBA, Office of Entrepreneurial Development;

Dr. Cindy Jacobs, Prophet, Author and Founder, Generals of Intercession;
Traci Lynn Blackwell, SVP, Current Programs, The CW Network;

Ellen Rakieten, Television Producer and CEO, Ellen Rakieten Entertainment; Laurieann Gibson, Creative Director, The Haus of Gaga;

Dondre Whitfield, Actor and Producer

Pastor Mark Baker, Senior Pastor, Greater Works Ministries;

Robi Reed, Vice President, Talent and Casting, Original Programming, BET; Christian Keyes, Actor and Recording Artist;

Bre’ly Evans, Actress, Host, and Motivational Speaker;

Mikki Taylor, Author and Editor-at-Large, Essence Magazine;

Brian J. White, Actor and Producer,

LisaRaye McCoy, Actress, Producer and Entrepreneur;

Apostle Steven Garner, Author and Founder, Global Strategic Alliance;

Belinda Whitfield, CPA and Founder and CEO, Whitfield and Association;

David Cordeau, Associate Pastor, King Jesus International Ministry;

Wess Morgan, Pastor and Stellar and Dove-nominated Recording Artist;

Jonathan McReynolds, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter

The Phenomenal Performer Natalie Cole is at rest with Jesus at age 65

Natalie Cole, performer, singer, actress went home to Jesus passing on at the age of 65 on December 31, 2015 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Natalie Cole suffered from complications of an organ transplant and Hepatitis C infection. Ms. Cole believed it was due to drug abuse from 30 years prior during the 70’s and 80’s. Natalie Cole is survived by her son Robert Yancy and sisters Timolin and Casey Cole. The memory her family shares is strength. Natalie drew on her strength of her faith in life and death. Natalie is at rest with Jesus and her legacy will live on as a bright shining star. Natalie shared the same “strive” fervor of her father Nat King Cole, whose voice broke down racial barriers of 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Let’s thank God for the gift He allowed us to experience in Nat King Cole and the 65 years of blessing in the heritage of Natalie Cole. Enjoy a little piece of the joy the Cole family brought to the world in the songs “Fall in love” and “Unforgettable”,

Links for Natalie Cole
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Assassin’s Creed Review by Feminist Frequency

If you love video games and enjoy comparing the pros and cons, Anita from Feminist Frequency gives an interesting review of the Ubisoft’s new video game.   While the video has progressed with better modeling of women as being powerful, intelligent and not just a prop on her back to fulfill the lust of men.  The video lacks the equality of including African-American representation in the video that would show a more realistic view of the time period and a better attraction for today’s consumers.  You can read more articles and see more videos by Feminist Frequency here.

Wix Opening Act seeking your music videos

The world-famous is getting into music in a big way.  Wix is opening up opportunities for the little guys to get their music heard world-wide. Your video will open for major music acts.  Wix will even pay the cost of playing your music on their You tube channel.  The music and video must be your own with full rights.  You submit and tell folks about it.  You can submit until November 2, 2015.


Christian Comedy Association: Bone Hampton hosts Dove Awards

Bone Hampton is one of our favorite comedians.  The bonus is he is a true man of God, loving Jesus out loud. Bone is the host of the Comedy show at the Dove awards October 12 at the Shamblin Theatre in Lipscomb University, 7:00 p.m..  The headliners are Sherri Shepherd and John Crist.  Bone is throwing us a bone by holding seats for anyone who says they will be at the Comedy show tomorrow. So Text Bone at (770 331-0132) ASAP so he can hold your seat.  Bone only sends out these special bonuses via the Christian Comedy Association.  So to get the heads up, you got to sign up.  The info to reserve your seat is in the image below.  Remember to sign up for the next event.

Reserve a seat at the Dove awards comedy show part 2 of cca bonehampton seat reserve


Halloween at Studio Paris with Jermaine Dupri DJ


Images source: GLOBAL14.COM

Shake it all night long with Jermaine Dupri at Studio Paris for Halloween.  A Halloween DJ set for music lovers. Tables are $1000 to $1500 with bottles included.  Jermaine Dupri is a man who loves to evolve and build on his craft.  Creating music that generates immediate reactions tells an artist whether the song will fly off the digital shelves or collect cyber dust.  Jermaine’s ear is good for melting sounds that will vibe with the pulse of audiences.  STUDIO PARIS

Its exciting to listen to Jermaine talk about his creative process, so that when you here his songs you really appreciate all the work.  Jermaine has worked with many artists in his career and it seems as long as there is sound Jermaine will keep making music and spinning records at his DJ sets.  You can find out more about Jermaine Dupri on his social media website, Global 14 .


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Official Costumes



Daniel Wade and Matt Kysia performed at fall festival Chicago at Daley Center

by Kathy Brocks

The Fall Festival Chicago at the Daley Center under the Picasso was a great kick off to the first weekend in October 2015. The Fall festival is a break in the day for Chicago’s to hang out and listen to good music during the lunch time hours. Matt Kysia and Daniel Wade warmed our cold bones on this fall day.  Admittedly I had never heard of Matt Kysia or Daniel Wade.  My naivety proved to be a benefit.  I got to listen without reserve to Soulful Rock, R&B and a bit of the 80’s style rock that makes you want to jump and sing-along.  Matt Kysia’s vocals are raspy smooth and sexy.  Daniel Wade’s vocals are classic rock.  Two great performances.
Daniel Wade released four EP’s, Hyperconnector, Stronger Machines, Rising Moon Anxiety and One For The Void.  Daniel covered Amy Winehouse’s song called Valerie.  Sad song but Daniel makes the song his own.  You can hear the emotions and ironic humor conveyed in his vocals.  Nice job considering I do not listen to Amy Winehouse music.  You may have seen Daniel this summer during the Chicago summer festivals and concert venues around Taste of Randolph, a massive event, GMan Tavern, subterranean, the Beat Kitchen and a few more. A few of Daniel’s fans showed up to rock out. You can find Daniel’s upcoming events on SongKick.

One of Matt’s new-found fans said that Matt’s voice is one you can Step Dance to all night long.  Step Dancing is a very popular shuffle rhythm dance beloved among southerners and people in the midwest.  This is truly a compliment because serious Step Dancers are particular about their music and vocalists.  Your vocals need to be clean and smooth with some sexy kick, Matt.  The good thing about Matt is that he can move from one style of music to the next effortlessly.  Matt hails from the Motor CIty, Detroit Michigan, a great place to learn vocal rhythms.  Matt Kysia has a new demo out on his Facebook page Kysia Live.

This is a clip of Matt Kysia’s performance,


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War Room Movie Review

ACAW Media solicited an opinion from a movie goer after she had seen the movie War Room and this is what she had to say:

“The movie “War Room” opened in theaters today and it is a “Devine” intervention.  I laughed. I cried.  It jumps immediately into the action of the lives of a married couple. There’s something for the faithful, unfaithful, men, women  young and old.  The movie addresses real life issues. It had to have been based on someone’s life (mine perhaps). It transitions well and remains entertaining throughout the movie. War Room was absolutely amazing.  I highly recommend it.  Believers and non-believers are in for a treat.
-Karen W.”

Now we know the faith movies with good characters is possible.  If people can not see themselves in the movie you know its a flop regardless of numbers.  But so far War Room is a movie people can relate.

Candy LaFlora “kid in candy house” records new single


Chicago’s own Gospel Singer, Pastor, Author and Business Woman Candy LaFlora is recording her new single titled “Hope” August 8, 2014 at Eagle Mountain Church, Fort Worth Texas, where Kenneth Copeland Pastors.  The tickets are free but registration is a must.  You can listen to snippets of Candy’s work via Amazon and buy it. Candy’s last album ” Lord I love you” is still available on her website.


Below is a video of Candy LaFlora speaking about her project titled “Hope” and what she endeavors to accomplish with this new project.  Candy is working with Sonjia Dickerson, Stevel Davis, Kimberley Jeffries, Sonya Blakey, Kevin Dickerson, Stephanie La Flora Sinish and Bj Watts Jr.


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Michael Manson new music and video for “Just one touch” featuring Lennard Razor and Khari Parker, live performance,

The Return Review-Absolutely Amazing!

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Last night was absolutely amazing.  The performance artist raised the praise at Rock da Spot, cafe of Philadelphia Church presented by Alternative.  There were 19 performers: Cedrick, Articulite, Justin aka Jay-Dawg, Eddie Sterling and Strongheart, Legacy, Street Prophet, Brit Nicole, Trinity Brothers: Conclave, Download, Trinity, Aye ‘Alex’ Sanford, Kaylen, Ms. Odeta, D.H. and the Next Level Band, Dance Troop-Taking Notes, Cell Block, Isaiah aka 7Tre, Lamar Simms and Conclave doing solo.


Markasa, the founder of the Alternative, put together this event for the purpose of drawing in souls, going outside the walls of the church to reach the lost.  Markasa’s next event will allow for open mic.  A few of my first time favorites are Aye ‘Alex’ Sanford, The tattooed Saint Tay Spears, Articulite of Hot Sauce Poetry at 1539 S. Pulaski Rd Chicago Illinois talked about protecting your heart by not giving away your “Soy Sauce”, a euphemism for not fornicating ; Cell Blok relates poetry to the streets and how God can reach you no matter where you are at; Street Prophet speaks up for the silent voices and the handsome Legacy of Legacy Musik,  Shepherd Express Best of 2013 Winner.  Legacy stepped out in boldness and went into worship.  Ladies, that is very hot.  A man who prays makes your heart flutter.  All these men and women are prayer warriors.  They love Jesus with all that got and what they got is the good news of Jesus Christ.   See one of Legacy’s You Tube video called “My Side”.




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