Vernon Gordon III Senior Pastor of The Life Church Age: 29 Vernon L. Gordon III considers himself to be a “communicator of hope”. His battles with cancer and other life experiences inspired him to form The Life Church, whose goal is to spread hope throughout the world. Vernon is also a gospel musician and the […]

The "Blessings" are plentiful in Lecrae's new joy-filled, celebratory video.

“Honestly, it’s in your DNA... You can always tell a fake or a fraud.”

While CeCe Winans was visiting the morning show, she took some time to share an inspiring message about this journey we call life. She reminds us that, despite our difficulties, God knows our struggle and he’s with us all the way. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Check out this exclusive video to hear her whole […]

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Shirley Caesar's legal team claims that DJ Suede posted the challenge without Caesar’s knowledge and financially profited off of the song.

VaShawn Mitchell talks about his new album, “Secret Place: Live In South Africa.” He explains what makes this project different from his earlier work and reveals some of the legendary  guest voices fans will hear on it. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Plus, he shares a little message of inspiration about joy. Listen to the […]

It's pretty rare for Jazmine Sullivan to make headlines for doing something messy – but alas, the time has come.

Meet music newcomer Sir The Baptist, a 28-year-old artist who's inspiring youth to become their best selves through music and morality.

Erica Campbell and GRIFF, cohosts of their new morning show, “Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell,” stop by the studio to visit Rickey Smiley! Erica Campbell talks about adjusting to the early morning demands of radio life and discusses her inspirational goals with the show. Plus, she explains what made her want to do her […]

Y’Anna Crawley, gospel singer and winner of season two of BET’s “Sunday Best” came to chat with The Rickey Smiley Morning Show! She opens up about auditioning for the gospel singing competition, and why she decided to go for it after swearing of competition shows for good! Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Plus, she reveals what she got […]