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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 ArtSoulRadio.com 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 www.tamarallyoung.com and follow her on social media.

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ArtSoul Is A Candidate for the Stellar Awards “Internet Station of The Year”

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We are an official Candidate for the 2021 Gospel Music Stellar Awards “Internet Station of The Year”!! Click below to cast your vote for our station! Visit the Stellar Awards website and scroll down to the “Radio Ballot” to place your vote. You’ll find us in Category 5.

Voting lasts from March 20th – March 29th.

VOTE HERE: www.stellarawards.com


ABOUT ARTSOUL RADIO:

ArtSoul Radio is a BDS Monitored Online Radio Station and Online Magazine that covers music, faith, culture, tv/film and more. We are also monitored by BMI, ASCAP and SEASAC. We are your Inspirational Urban + Pop Alternative! Tune in for a mix of Contemporary Gospel, Christian Soul/Insirational R&B, CHH and more.

We serve as the voice of faith based Millennials and GenZ groups! We amplify the voice of a young faith filled culture of believers through relevant podcasts, fresh music discovery, exclusive interviews and other original programming created by our team such as our conversation series “The Uplift”, “Song Stories” and more.

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER:

Founded by Chicago native Tamara Young, our platform is the only Black “Woman Owned” platform that is currently listed as a candidate to be a nominee in the category for “Internet Station of The Year this year. In honor of Women’s History Month, we continue to salute her for her efforts!

Tamara has a background in FM Radio, TV/Film, Journalism, Creative Arts and more. She has interviewed a host of celebrities and artists in her career including Megan Good, Devon Franklin, Ce Ce Winans, Richard Lee Brooks (of Being Mary Jane), Beverley Evans, Dr. Holly Carter, Michelle Williams, Tye Tribbett, The Walls Group, Casey J, Propaganda, KB, Derek Minor, Sho Baraka, Dee 1, DJ Wadeo and many more.

She has also worked in affiliation with brands such as Clear Channel, WZFS-FM 106.7 The Fish, TLN (Total Living Network), Discovery Channel, TLC, JET Magazine and Blavity. Learn more about our founder here: www.tamarallyoung.com

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Gospel Artists Bring New Easter Special to Oprah’s OWN Network

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“Our OWN Easter” will showcase some of the most renowned gospel and R&B artists in music and entertainment as they commemorate Easter in their “OWN” unique way, blending sunrise service traditions with modern performances. The spiritual celebration will be hosted by gospel royalty and GRAMMY Award winner BeBe Winansand his talented multi-hyphenated niece Deborah Joy Winans who starred as Charity Greenleaf in the hit OWN series “Greenleaf” for five seasons.  It will also feature powerful, uplifting, and iconic performances by such artists as Fantasia, CeCe Winans, Kirk Franklin, Anthony Hamilton and The Hamiltones, Ledisi, Travis Greene, OsbyBerry, Jonathan McReynolds, Koryn Hawthorne, with appearances by Cedric the Entertainer, Michelle Williams and others.

Read more: https://www.oprah.com/app/our-own-easter.html#ixzz6rDaCu9Sz

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RCA Inspiration Releases New Music From Rising Star DOE Under Partnership w/ Jonathan McReynold’s New Label

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Today, RCA Inspiration, one of the premiere labels in Gospel/ inspirational music, and GRAMMY® nominated & Stellar Award winning artist Jonathan
McReynolds’ Life Room Label released “Brighter”, a new song from burgeoning start artist and songwriter DOE! “Brighter” is DOE’s debut single as a solo artist and the first from her self-titled EP releasing on October 30th. 

Wowed by both her singing and songwriting prowess, McReynolds and Life Room Label’s President, Walter Thomas, and Head of A&R, Darryl Howell, signed DOE in early 2020 and immediately started working on her on her solo album.

“I’ve been a fan of DOE for years now. She’s special. This music is special.” says McReynolds.


Jonathan hopes to usher in a new wave of music through this partnership and other various joint ventures. He shares, “I feel like the Life Room Label will be the destination for a new generation of Christian expression and will be one of the best parts of my life!”

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DOE first gained worldwide attention as a teenager as the lead singer of the group Forever Jones. That group released three albums and garnered numerous accolades, including two GRAMMY Award nominations. She offers a refreshing sound with uplifting and introspective messages that people are in need of more than ever right now and she’s excited to share her artistry with the world!

“I’m excited to use the outlet of music to express the heart of God and have important conversations with people about life, love and relationships. The best is yet to come,” says DOE.

Phil Thornton, SVP/GM of RCAI adds, “It is great to be partnered with Jonathan on this venture and we’re all very excited about DOE’s artistry and what she is offering the world!”

On October 5thBET will premiere the video for “Brighter” on its BET Soul, BET Her and BET Gospel channels, as well as on BET.com. Additionally, DOE is featured on McReynolds’ virtual Those People Tour, which kicked off on October 1st

Tickets for the Those People Tour are on sale at www.liferoomlabel.live. “Brighter” is available everywhere now! For more information on RCAI Inspiration and Jonathan’s new Life Room Record Label, visit www.rcainspiration.com and www.liferoomlabel.com.

STREAM “BRIGHTER” HERE:

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