The chart topping, award winning Gospel superstars lined up this year during the Festival of Praise tour’s third consecutive year, kicked off in  Seattle on  Saturday (October 1)  at the Paramount Theatre. Grammy®, Stellar, Dove, BET and NAACP Image Award-winning Gospel mega-star and tour founder Fred Hammond returns to the road with first single, “Father […]

Gospel Superstar Fred Hammond’s new disc Worship Journal Live was released just in time for the kick off of the 2016 edition of his Festival of Praise Tour.  Worship Journal Live is Hammond’s first live disc recording in 17 years and is the follow up to his 2014 CD I Will Trust. “This album is […]

While the tenor and alto positions on his team are already filled, Hammond revealed he will hold auditions with a panel of judges for sopranos. “The Requirements will be posted on #Twitter, #FB, #Periscope, #fblive. Your performance will be judged by a panel of judges,” he revealed. “Divas need not apply!!!Looking for good people to […]

For the third consecutive year, Grammy, Stellar, Dove, BET and NAACP Image  Award-winning Gospel mega-star Fred Hammond returns to the road with the Festival of Praise 2016 Tour, the star-studded national event he founded several years ago.  The kick off date is October 7th, at Oakland’s Paramount Theatre, and will reach over 50 major cities […]

Indianapolis/Marion County residents began paying with their first paychecks of 2015 additional county income tax as part of an increase in the Public Safety Tax.  It was increased after community outcry for more police in the wake of 2014’s sharp increase in homicides and other serious crimes.  The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) was one […]

It’s been an emotional, trying week for police in Indianapolis. Not only did they lose one of their own – Officer Perry Renn – but attacks on police officers in the 11th largest city in the country are the highest they’ve been in several years.  The rising tide of violence in Indy is taking its […]

In another effort to insure that YOUR LIFE MATTERS Council Democrats and the Fraternal Order of Police came together in a new proposal that could help reduce crime and revitalize Indianapolis neighborhoods by bringing vacant properties and empty lots back to life and provide rent-free homes for public safety officers, including IMPD Officers and Sheriff’s […]

EXCLUSIVE: In a groundbreaking interview, a top leader of the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) came to the African-American community to open lines of community and make the case that public safety and crime fighting are being compromised by a failure of the City to put resources and dollars behind the city/county’s police.  Rick […]