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China McClain Quits the Black Lightning TV Series & Dedicates Her Career to God

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“I’m doing God’s work now and I’m not doing anything else” says China.




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Upon the recent news of the cancellation of the “Black Lightning” TV Series, Disney star China McClain announces that she quietly decided to leave the show prior to it’s cancellation. On a recent Facebook Live she remains vague about her full reasons for walking away, but stresses that it was not because she didn’t like the cast she was working with. China praised the cast and encouraged fans to watch the coming spin off featuring Jordan Calloway (AKA Pain Killer).

In the video below, China speaks about her next moves.

“All this is an illusion. It’s an illusion. This industry for what it is and everything people look to and praise, it’s not important,” she said. “God is moving me in more ways that’s bigger than this show. I’m doing God’s work now and I’m not doing anything else. I’m just going to put it plainly. I’ve never felt more awake in my life.”

In the video, China speaks more about the start of her own production company and everything God has been teaching her during the quarantine. While her full reasons for leaving the show seem to remain purposely unclear, she simply encourages fans to trust her decision.

Since the passing of Chadwick Boseman, China has been speaking more about God and other challenging topics that she has been wrestling with during this year and throughout the quarantine season. In the video she addresses her recent changes saying, “It’s been put on my heart to say these things and I want to take that same energy and put it into my movies.”

With tears in her eyes, she spoke more saying,
“I’m creating things now for y’all and it’s not to get a check. It’s to teach you something or to show you new avenues that entertainment doesn’t show you right now. We need the Spirit man in these projects. I don’t know where it’s gone. I can only pinpoint a few now and the rest of them hurt me to watch. A lot of people say they want change but, I’m ready for things to change and I want to help. I’m done teeny bopping around here. It’s not about making the best next move. I don’t even care about that anymore. I want to be apart of the good. If I’m not really apart of it and helping to push it forward, then I don’t know what I’m doing here. So, that’s what I want to do.”

We don’t know where these new decisions will take China next, but we and all of her fans will be ready to stand by with prayers and continued support! The Black Lightning Chapter in her life may be closing. But, it’s clear her journey continues and it’s full of promise!

There’s still one last season left of Black Lightning. So, be sure to watch! If you’re late to the party, catch up on all previous seasons on Netflix.

Tamara is the founder of and a contributor for Ebony/Jet Magazine and other publications. She also works in TV/Film production and has a strong passion for the arts, community outreach, teaching and working with the youth. Learn more at and follow her on social media.

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    May 4, 2021 at 8:02 am

    I love China!…and truly respect her decision! I watched her grow up in movies! China, you are awesome Do YOU!! many blessings on your next chapter!! Huge fan!

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Maverick City Sweeps The Grammys With 4 Wins & Joins Quavo In Takeoff Tribute: Watch Here

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Maverick City had a full sweep at The Grammys this year! Watch their acceptance speech below:

In addition to all of their wins, Maverick City performed alongside Quavo and members of the Sunday Service Choir during a tribute to Quavo’s nephew and Migos member Takeoff. The song was written by Quavo and was heavily inspired by a post he shared on instagram shortly after the passing of his nephew.

After adding background and lead voices from Maverick City and the Sunday Service Choir, the tribute song became the backdrop for a tribute not only celebrating Takeoff, but also celebrating a long list of artists who passed away this year including Coolio, Stephen TWitch Boss, Anita Pointer, Bruce Gowers, DJ Kay Slay, Irene Cara Tyrone Downie, Hector Ramierez and many others.

Maverick City Music said they agreed to performance as a way to mourn with those who mourn as scripture encourages believers to do:

Paul tells us, “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn” (Romans 12:15). Rejoicing is easier than mourning, but both are part of the human experience in this fallen world. And both are part of ministry.

Maverick City also shared that they wanted their performance “to raise awareness around gun violence and keeping the faith during troubled times.” The worship collective delivered a soulful performance of Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again.” Watch the full performance below.


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Jor’Dan Armstrong Kicks Off 2nd Leg of “Church Girls Love R&B” Tour

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Urban Inspirational music has a variety of sounds. It includes sounds influenced by Traditional/Contemporary Gospel, the R&B sound, Soul, Afro-beats, Hip Hop and more! 

Jor’Dan Armstrong has been a leader in the genre style of Urban Christian Inspiration with the R&B sound for over 8 years. This style has had many names over the years such as Gospel Soul, Christian Soul, R&P and the latest trending terms such as Christian R&B and Urban Inspirational music. Jordan has been a leader in this sound for almost 10 years. Now he’s taking it all to a city near you via his “Church Girls Love R&B” tour! Named after the title of his latest album, Church Girls Love R&B, Jor’Dan is using this tour to continue to help continue to build the Urban Inspiration genre by featuring key leading vocals in every city.

The tour began in November of 2022, and continues into the new year. The second leg of the tour kicks off in January hitting New York on January 4th, in Chicago on January 11th and continues in several other cities throughout the entire month of January. See a full list of tour stops below:

January 4, 2023 – New York
January 6, 2023 – Philadelphia, PA
January 11, 2023 – Chicago, IL
January 12, 2023 – Detroit, MI
January 20, 2023 – Dallas, TX
January 21, 2023 – Houston, TX
January 24, 2023 – Atlanta, GA

Featured guests in each city include artists such as Jermaine Dolly, Ajanee, Ahjah from The Walls Group, Jabari Jonson, Adia, Adrian Butler and many many more! If you’re a fan of Soul music, inspiration and all around good vibes, you don’t want to miss this tour!

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The Nominations Are In And These Artists Are Looking to Bring Home A Grammy

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The Grammy Nominations are in and DOE, Elevation Worship, Tobe Nwigwe, PJ Morton and Erica Campbell are all looking to bring home an award.

💬 Let us know which nominations you’re excited about and if there’s anyone you would like to see perform.

Scroll down for the full listing of nominees in Gospel, Christian R&B, and more!

“Maverick City Music”

Best Gospel Performance/Song
Kingdom ft. Kirk Franklin

Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
Fear Is Not My Future ft. Kirk Franklin

Best Gospel Album
Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin – Kingdom Book One (Deluxe)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Maverick City Music – Breathe


Best Gospel Song Performance
“When I Pray”

Best Gospel Album

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“So Good”

Elevation Worship

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

TOBE Nwigwe

“Best New Artist”

PJ Morton

Best R&B Song
“Please Don’t Walk Away”

Best R&B Album
“Watch The Sun”

Best Gospel Song/Performance
“The Better Benediction”

Erica Campbell

Best Gospel Song/Performance

Tye Tribbett

Best Gospel Song/Performance
“Get Up”

Best Gospel Album
“All Things New”

We’re looking forward to the coming Grammy Awards! Slide over to our Instagram to join the convo and let us know who you think will win!
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