Sunday, November 16, 2008

Anniversary Week at

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Get in on the excitement.
It's time to party!

It's been seven years since our inception and in the words of McFadden & Whitehead, "ain't no stoppin' us now." This week alone, we are planning a big celebration for our avid readers, supportive extended family and well-beloved supporters that is sure to trump anything we have done before. So sorry we didn't plan on hosting any big gospel concerts...that's soon to come...but we do have alot to offer at, our beloved Yahoo! music group PRAYZEHYMN and at our proud radio station - PRAYZEHYMN Express.

We've got tons of album reviews, music feeds, CD giveaways, articles, commentaries and a big holiday issue awaiting to be posted. So make sure you get in on the scoop and learn about this year's schedule of events surrounding our 7th anniversary promoting the best of gospel music.

By the way, if you want to be generous, show some love by sending an e-card or a MySpace "thank-you" or even a financial love gift to us.

Below you will find a link to a cool JPEG flyer featuring our activities.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Coco and Rosario To Wed

Three months ago, we selected a careful set of gospel performers that should take interest in modeling. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but our fourteen selections - including Niyoki, DeLeon Richards. Lonnie Hunter and Mary Mary - are some of gospel's well-known beauty masters. Also making that list was Atlanta DJ CoCo Brother and Joann Rosairo. Little did we know that those two would make an announcement later that they would walk down the aisle to get married.

Cory "CoCo" Condrey made the announcement and spoke with AJC about the big date. "I'm getting married December 31."

The two met for the first time in person this year after orbiting around each other for a couple of years, with Rosario performing gospel and Condrey remaining busy with his career. According to AJC, the two contacted each other through emails and by phone. Rosario was booked for a concert in Atlanta, and the two agreed to met and have dinner. And the magic began.

Listeners of CoCo's show have mixed emotions about the announcement, since CoCo created buzz about a woman named "Z" he planned on tieing the knot with. One blogger uttered out her frustration on the AJC comments' board.

"COCO said on air last year that some girl name Z was the only girl for him and they were getting married on 8.08.08 this year. What a hypocrite!!

Another blogger chimed in right after.

"Sabrina, I applaud you for saying what so many of us have been thinking. CoCo is clearly confused and has been acting completely hypocritical. I wonder how long it is going to take for him to wake up and realize the fallacy of his ways."

Still, who would have thought that two of our beauty pageant contestants would pair off to marry? One thing is for sure - the two make a beautiful, sexy couple. Need proof?

JoAnn Rosario and Gospel DJ CoCo Brother to Wed []

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Obama Wins U.S. Election

It didn't take long after 8 o'clock on Tuesday evening for the majority of electoral votes to slide in Sen. Barack Obama's favor. The Democratic hopeful received the news that big states including Florida, Ohio, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and even battleground states like Colorado, North Carolina and California were awarded to him. As thousands including Rev. Jesse Jackson and Oprah Winfrey united in Chicago's Grant Park for a big victory celebration, the rest of the country - a projected 71.5 million people - watched and waited to see Obama claim the prize. CBS News announced a big lead of electoral votes (206-135) by 10 p.m. ET and the Associated Press went on to make the big announcement. The long brutal and historical campaign was finally over. Republican challenger Sen. John McCain went on to concede the race to a very gloomy and saddened crowd in Arizona and Sen. Barack Obama was announced to be the 44th president of the United States of America; making history globally for becoming the first black commander in chief of the U.S.

Popular blogger Rod McCullom of Rod 2.0 stated, "Barack Obama's victory crystallizes the American experience. The election of a man of color to the nation's highest office, only 44 years after Selma, is a transformational moment and demonstrates our nation is finally healing its deep racial wounds." To many African-Americans and minorities across the country, Obama's win was expressed with shouts of joy and loud chants of "Yes We Can" at viewing parties and prayer vigils.

On a different note,, one of the leading publications for evangelicals, remain openly nervous about an Obama candidacy. There's no sign of victory or celebration on the conservative online publication. While a moving commentary from Deann Alford recites the emotional wounds of dramatic racism and legalized segregation, most of the posts have been careful and hesitant to celebrate a moment that many media journalists are bold enough to call a defining "historic" moment. Sarah Pulliam cited, "Evangelicals will have to learn to work with Barack Obama's administration, no matter how ecstatic or how disappointed they may be."

For popular black websites, superstar MySpace pages and gospel e-zines including, Black Voices and our good friend Black Gospel Blog, the party remained vigorous and apparent. R&B crooner John Legend sings about the need for hope and change, provoked by Obama's successful campaign, on "If You're Out There;" found on his newly-released project Evolver. In gospel news surrounding President-Elect Obama, gospel legend Dorothy Norwood has recorded a studio reworking of her classic 1992 hit "Victory Is Mine" in tribute to Obama's inspirational path to the White House. The remake features background vocals from Ricky Dillard's New G. "Victory Is Mine (Obama Mix)" has been released and sent to radio and is expected to show up on her upcoming album Fifty Years - It's Been Worth It All; hitting shelves in the beginning of 2009.