Ricky Dillard has been helping people praise God through his music for more than 30 years. The award-winning artist who cultivated the use of choirs on the gospel music scene is ready to release his latest offering, Choirmaster, and it’s just what we need to get us through the terrifying times we’re living in. TheGrio caught up with the Chicago-bred singer to find out how he’s coping with the coronavirus crisis that has claimed the lives of some of his closest friends.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Jeezy (L) and Jeannie Mai attend the Badgley Mischka front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery I at Spring Studios. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Badgley Mischka) The Real’s Jeannie Mai shared virtual tears with her on-air co-hosts as she discussed her engagement to rapper Jeezy earlier this month.
(Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for the Celebration of Black Cinema) There’s a chance Kendrick Sampson may be on your sh*t list thanks to his Insecure character, Nate aka Ghost Bae, but there’s a lot to love about the actor and activist. theGrio caught up with the budding actor to talk about how he’s coping with quarantine life, and whether or not we will see him on the new season of the hit HBO show. “I’m checking up on folks.
Sheree Whitfield attends the Atlanta premiere of VOLTA By Cirque du Soleil at Atlantic Station on October 10, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil) Reality TV star Shereé Whitfield says her mother has been found after revealing that she had been missing for weeks.
Babyface attends the 2019 Soul Train Awards presented by BET at the Orleans Arena on November 17, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET) Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds announced on Friday evening that he and his family tested positive for the novel coronavirus, but are now negative and recovering at home.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 02: Jussie Smollett attends the Trevor Project's TrevorLIVE LA 2018 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 3, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for The Trevor Project) Jussie Smollet is spreading messages of awareness for victims of domestic violence who may not be safe at home during the coronavirus quarantine.
L to R: The Weeknd and Usher Raymond. (Photo: Segretain/Getty Images and Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images)) Toronto-bred R&B singer The Weeknd, known for his signature high-pitched voice takes credit for Usher’s famous falsetto track. The Weeknd believes Usher’s 2012 hit song “Climax” is influenced by his own musical style. READ MORE:The Weeknd bails on H&M after monkey hoodie controversy The 30-year-old alt R&B singer is fresh off the release of his fourth studio album “After Hours,” and opening up like never before.
(Photo: Merie W. Wallace/HBO) Issa Rae took the entertainment world by storm with Insecure, a comedy series showcasing modern, millennial adulthood. Through the main characters Issa (Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji), audiences get a first-hand look at dating, work-life, friendship and familial relationships as young Black women. Debuting on HBO in 2016, Insecure has returned for three seasons and now, the fourth is at our fingertips. READ MORE: Issa Rae comedy ‘Love Birds’ goes straight to Netflix
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: John Legend attends Caruso's Palisades Village opening gala. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images) John Legend hopes his fans and social media followers skip out on Easter service this resurrection holiday weekend. The singer-songwriter encourages all to stay home from church in order to avoid spreading and contracting COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. READ MORE: Virginia pastor who called coronavirus ‘hysteria’ dies of COVID-19
Boxer Floyd Mayweather looks on from the sidelines of a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Boxer Floyd Mayweather is breaking his silence in the wake of his daughter, Iyanna, getting arrested over the weekend, which has prompted many to question his parenting.