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Security guard shot at Christian Organization in DC


A suspect is in FBI custody this morning after allegedly shooting a security guard at the Family Research Council headquarters. Family Research Council is a Christian organization based in downtown.

The shooting occurred at approximately 11 a.m. Wednesday in the lobby of 801 G Street NW. The security guard is being hailed as a hero after he stopped a gunman posing as an intern, taking a bullet in the arm before wrestling the suspect to the ground.

“The security guard here is a hero, as far as I’m concerned,” D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. ”He did his job. The person never made it past the front.”

According to Fox News, the suspect “made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun striking a security guard”.

“The police are investigating this incident,” Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said. “Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family.”

The FBI has yet to release information on the suspect’s identity or motive.

YouTube Favorite: Earnest Pugh (Rain on us)

Okay…I am sure a few of you have already checked this out but we absolutely had to put this Earnest Pugh video from last year on blast. This video truly shows us how his latest cd entitled Earnest Pugh Live: “Rain On Us” debuted #2 on the Billboard Top Gospel Chart!! Check it out!!

Mahalia! A Gospel Musical on stage in Alexandria, Virginia

2005 Helen Hayes Award winner Actress Bernadine Mitchell takes center stage in her portrayal of gospel artist Mahalia Jackson in Mahalia! A Gospel Musical. This brilliant musical tribute, features the original cast, Bernadine Mitchell, S. Renee Clark and William Hubbard who received a Helen Hayes nomination for his performance as well.  For more information on Tom Stolz’s Mahalia! A Gospel Musical please visit www.metrostage.com.

Ticket prices are from $45-$50. Order tickets online at BoxOfficeTickets.com or call:  1-800-494-TIXS (1-800-494-8497).

MetroStage, 1201 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA
Thursday, January 21 through Sunday, March 14, 2010, 8:00pm

Gospel Heritage Praise and Worship Conference

The Gospel Heritage Praise & Worship Conference kicks off in Florida next week and the line-up is amazing!! Transformational seminars on everything from music and dance to praise & worship. And don’t forget the all-star line up! An awesome list of pastors and gospel artists including Min. Byron Cage, Min. Stephen Hurd, Bishop Andy Lewter Jr., PJ Mortan, Kirk Franklin, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Donnie McClurkin, Judy McAllister, Bishop Noel Jones, Dr. Rudolph McKissick, and more..

For more information check out the GHF website

GospelMagnet Rewind: Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson, photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1962.

Let me first say..I think that those who made/make contributions to the African-American culture should be honored all year around..but I admit I love..love..love seeing all the events and ceremonies honoring people in February!! I want to take time to pay homage to one of Gospel’s Greats…Ms. Mahalia Jackson!!!

Mahalia Jackson (October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an African-American gospel singer. Nicknamed “Halie”, Jackson grew up in the Black Pearl section of the Carrollton neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana. Mahalia was the third child to John A. Jackson, a barber and preacher, and Charity Clark, who died at the age of 25 when Mahalia was only five years old. Mahalia’s story is one of great triumph, she overcame many obstacles and grew up to be referred to as The First Queen of Gospel.

In 1950 she became the first gospel singer to perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Read the rest of this entry »