Ronnette Rollins talks with singer, songwriter and musician Tyra McKinzie, who shares  the inspiration for the new song she penned and recently released, entitled “Stand Up”. This song features the powerful vocals of Rayshun Lamarr (singer, actor, ‘The Voice’ season 14 semi-finalist). This song definitely speaks to the current social and political climate of our […]

Today on the Community Affairs Show Cheryl Jackson talks with Dr. Reed Tuckson and Rev. Adora Lee of The Black Coalition Against COVID-19.  Dr. Tuckson and Rev. Adora talks about the disparities that the African American Community face as result of COVID-19.  We’ve seen a residual affect of increased violence on the African American Community […]

Sunday Best producer, Neily Dickerson, checks in with Cheryl Jackson with another Sunday Best Recap.  This week was a tribute to choirs so opening the show was THE CHOIR MASTER, Ricky Dillard and New G!  Ricky did his iconic rendition of More Abundantly and, of course, rocked us with his impressive directing skills! Contestants was […]

JJ Hairston is gearing up to release a new project in the fall and it promises to be a different sound than we’re accustomed to hearing from him. His latest single is a nod to Go Go, the official music of D.C. and it is FIRE! This remake of a song he wrote & previously […]

“Sunday Best” producer, Neily Dickerson, talks with Ronnette Rollins about Episode 5’s Tribute to a Living Legend! Washington, D.C.’s own, the Maestro himself, Richard Smallwood! In addition to a performance from Richard Smallwood, each contestant performed a song penned by this multi award-winning recording artist, songwriter, pianist and author. It was such a moving, worship-filled […]

Today on the Community Affairs Show, Cheryl Jackson speaks with Mike Jones, CEO of Fresh Community Holdings Corporation.  Fresh Community Holdings is Washington Metropolitan Area urban food company.  Their mission is to end food insecurity worldwide through an integrative ecosystem of education, distribution, marketing, and innovative technology.  Mr. Jones talks about food disparities in the […]

  BET Sunday Best Producer, Neily Dickerson, checked in with Cheryl Jackson this week to recap Episode 3 of Season 10.  This week the top 10 ministers a few gospel greats and one has been eliminated.  Neily and and Cheryl talks about their favorite contestants from the season and their individual performances.  This week Lonnie […]

This week on the Community Affairs show Cheryl Jackson talks with Amanda Standard about the power and importance of movement.  Mrs. Standard talks about how movement helps manage stressors in life.  Movement also helps improve physical health.  Movement has helped during quarantine by allowing us to connect virtually with others to move together.  She shares […]

Our Prevailing Passion   You were not created for stress to dictate your thoughts. You were created for life in the kingdom of God—a life of divine perspective where you see every situation from Jesus’ point of view. When you live in the awareness of the Lord’s presence, he’ll draw you so close that the […]

I had the opportunity to talk with recording artist & business owner, Keyondra Lockett about her new single, “Trouble Won’t Last” and her clothing company, “Jolie Noire” (French for “Pretty Black”). She talks about her inspiration for the song “Trouble Won’t Last” and shares the struggles with embracing her voice & vocal style. She also […]

House democrats have proposed a bill to cancel student loan debt amid the coronavirus crisis. They’re calling it the “Student Debt Emergency Relief Act”. Here are the main points of the bill: Cancel $30,000 of federal student loan debt for borrowers; Student loan forgiveness would be tax free, meaning that $30,000 wouldn’t be taxed as […]

A native of Salisbury, MD, Toneisha Harris grew up around music and joined her mom and aunts, The Veney Gospel Singers, in their traveling gospel group when she was 12. Her mom was very strict about only singing gospel music, but her father would take her on secret car rides where she could sing R&B. […]