• Kirk Franklin And Fred Hammond Up Next In Verzuz Battle

    1 month ago - By Essence

    There are some Verzuz battles that will go down in history-see Jill Scott verzuz Erykah Badu and Beenie Man verzuz Bounty Killer. But given the recent killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin along with subsequent nationwide protests and social unrest, America needs the upcoming Verzuz battle between gospel greats Kirk Franklin and Fred Hammond. While music heads have watched hip-hop, R&B and dancehall dominate their quarantine evenings, this is gospel's first time stepping up to the mic. Get ready for praise and worship on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET as songs such as...
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  • Former Minneapolis Police Officer Responsible For George Floyd's Death Arrested, Charged With Murder

    Former Minneapolis Police Officer Responsible For George Floyd's Death Arrested, Charged With Murder

    1 month ago - By Essence

    According to multiple reports , the former police officer responsible for the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has been taken into custody by Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Calls for Derek Chauvin's arrest, and all men involved in his killing have led to days of civil unrest in the city. Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. The investigation is ongoing and could lead to additional charges. Hennepin County prosecutor Michael Freeman said during a press conference that the three additional officers involved in the case have not been taken into...
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  • Barack Obama Speaks Out On George Floyd's Killing

    1 month ago - By Essence

    Former President Barack Obama is speaking out about the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police while calling for a new “normal” in the United States. In his statement, which he shared on Twitter , the president also referenced the death of Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed while jogging down the street, as well as Christian Cooper, who was harassed by a white woman intent to call the cops on him all for asking her to leash her dog , noting that these are the sad, “normal” realities of Black life in America. “It's natural to wish for life ‘to just get back to normal' as a...
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