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The Rance Allen Group will perform at the Charles Reid Gospel Festival on Feb. 14 in Richmond.

Reid’s Records Honors Family Legacy with Charles Reid Gospel Festival

The fourth annual Charles Reid Gospel Festival will feature the powerhouse Rance Allen Group from Toledo, Ohio, and fast-rising gospel diva Le’Andria Johnson from the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville, Georgia, on Saturday, Feb. 14 at [...]
Terrance Kelly.

Terrance Kelly to Perform Spirituals at Piedmont Piano Company

Terrance Kelly – who has been director of the multi-racial interracial Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir for the past 29 years, as well as choir director at Imani Community Church for 18 years – credits his [...]
Rosie Gaines.

Soul Singers Come to the Aid of Rosie Gaines with Benefit, Jan. 31

Oakland soul singer Brenda Vaughn began planning a fundraiser benefit for her friend, singer and keyboardist Rosie Gaines, who has gone through periods of homelessness and was hospitalized for most of last year.
Common, Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo attend a screening of Selma Jan. 2, 2015, at Palm Springs High School in Palm Springs, Calif. JASON KEMPIN/GETTY IMAGES FOR PISFF

Paramount and African-American Business Leaders Team Up to Offer Free Selma Showings to Students Nationwide

By Yesha Callahan, The Root Last week it was announced that seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders in New York City would be able to see the movie Selma for free, thanks to the generosity of Paramount [...]
Regina Jackson, president and CEO of the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC)

Oakland’s Regina Jackson to Receive Citizen Humanitarian Award

Mayor Libby Schaaf will present this year’s annual Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award to Regina Jackson for her outstanding work on behalf of the Oakland community at “In the Name of Love,” the 13th Annual Musical [...]