#SundayInspiration Hezekiah Walker “Grateful (LIVE)”

Hezekiah Walker

Good Morning! We are starting our week off right with Hezekiah Walker’s “Grateful.” In life we tend to get caught up on everything that’s not going right. Take sometime out today and meditate on the things that GOD has delivered you from. Take some time and just thank GOD for allowing you to see another day! Take some time out today to show GOD your gratitude and see how he’ll work in your life!

You can purchase Hezekiah Walker’s “Grateful” here on iTunes and Amazon!

#SundayInspiration Mali Music “Beautiful”

Mali Music

We are starting our week off right with Mali Music’s “Beautiful.” In case you haven’t heard it today, you’re beautiful! Have a blessed week!

“I put my lighter in the air for you,
I see what you doing, yeah I see what you go through,
Put my lighter in the air, the truth is you’re beautiful, beautiful…
Now put your lighter in the air for us,
Everybody singing together, sing a new song,
Put your lighter in the air for love is beautiful, beautiful”

You can purchase Mali Music’s “Beautiful” here on iTunes and Amazon!

#SundayInspiration Kurt Carr “God Blocked It (Live)”

Kurt Carr Singers

Good Morning! We are starting our week off right with Kurt Carr’s “God Blocked It.” Just like the song says, “The devil had a plan to kill me, I know… But God intercepted his plan and told the devil, no… God blocked it, He wouldn’t let it be so…” At times in our life we may feel like we cannot shake the dark cloud that is over our life, over our finances, and over our relationships. I am here to tell you today to not give up! Continue to push through, for you have work to do. For Deuteronomy 32:6 (NKJV) says, “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

 “Haven’t lived a perfect life,
Seems I’ve done wrong more than I’ve done right,
But thank God for compassion and forgiveness,
That kept me from a terrible plight…

You see, my life was spinning out of control,
The fact that I’m still a live today,
Ain’t nothing, nothing but a miracle…

God blocked it,
He wouldn’t let me fall,
No, He wouldn’t let it be so…

For I’ve got work to do,
Work to do…”

You can purchase Kurt Carr’s “God Blocked It” here on iTunes and Amazon.

#NewRelease Raheem DeVaughn “Love Sex Passion”

Raheem DeVaughn Love, Sex, Passion

This past week, R&B singer and songwriter Raheem DeVaughn released his fifth studio album, “Love Sex Passion.” Head over to iTunes and Amazon to get your copy today! Make certain to look out for Raheem DeVaughn and Leela James as special guests along Ledisi’s ‘The Intimate Truth Tour’ beginning February 27th, in Los Angeles, California.

#BlackHistoryMonth Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks was born on August 1, 1920, in Roanoke Virginia. She was a wife and a mother of five. In 1941, Henrietta and her husband moved to Baltimore, Maryland. Lacks went to John Hopkins Hospital on January 29, 1951, because she was experiencing abnormal pain and bleeding. Dr. Howard Jones diagnosed her with cervical cancer. While receiving radiation treatment, doctors removed two cells from her cervix without her knowledge. Lacks died on October 4, 1951, at the age of 31. Her cells were sent to a laboratory and Dr. George Otto Gey noticed something different with Lack’s cells. He discovered her cells could be kept alive and could continue to grow. Dr. Gey created a cell line and named it HeLa. He isolated one specific cell and multiplied it. The HeLa cell was used by Jonas Stalk to develop a vaccine for polio. In 1955, scientists cloned the cells and the demand for them grew. Over ten thousand patents involving the HeLa cell have been registered since then. Researchers have used the cells to study diseases and illnesses, such as cancer and AIDS. They have also used the cells to test human sensitivity to new products, such as tape, glue, and cosmetics. The Lack family did not find out about Henrietta cells being removed and used for experiments until the 1970’s. In 1973, they received a call from a scientist who was looking for family members to get blood samples and to find out genetic questions, such as hair and eye color. The HeLa cell launched a multimillion-dollar industry and her family has never received a profit or the recognition Henrietta deserves.