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Kirk Franklin’s Sister Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

Gospel great Kirk Franklin recently posted on Instagram that his sister has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. He doesn’t mention why she’s been incarcerated.

He goes on to say “…I now feel the weight of wondering if I could’ve done more.” Sounds like he’s blaming himself.

Let’s keep Kirk Franklin and his family in prayer for strength, and healing.

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Tyler Perry’s Latest: “Nobody’s Fool” See the Trailer

Tyler Perry has a new movie on the way called “Nobody’s Fool.”

It stars Tika Sumpter, Tiffany Haddish, Omari Harwick, Whoopi Goldberg, and more.

I actually know people who act just like Tiffany Haddish’s buck wild character. Nobody messes with these sisters! Take a sneak peek at the new movie trailer:

Look for “Nobody’s Fool” in theaters this fall.


Tony Awards 2018: Red Carpet Photos

The Tony Awards, recognizing excellence in live Broadway Theatre, were held last night in New York City.

The ladies were rockin’ that Red Carpet! I love some of those jumpsuits (Kerry Washington, Tiffany Haddish).

Here are more Red Carpet looks, and highlights from the show!



Arm found in gator pulled from Florida lake after woman reported missing

Photo by Flickr on A woman who was walking along a Florida lake with her dog may be the latest victim of an alligator attack. A witness told police they saw the woman being dragged into the lake in Davie, Florida, Friday morning.  An arm was found inside an alligator that was caught in a Davie lake, according to authorities. The arm may be that of a missing woman who disappeared while walking her dogs at the Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park. Police said that a dog on a leash was found at the scene, but the owner was not around. The dog was given to animal control.  A trapper hired by the Florida Fish and Wildlife conservation commission is on the scene, as well as Broward County Animal Care officers.

It Was Prince Charles’ Idea for a Gospel Choir

What a beautiful moment in time. Folks are still talking about the royal wedding of Harry & Meghan, now the Duke and  Duchess of Sussex.

Among the many talking points of the grand affair, is the Kingdom Choir! As it turns out, it was actually Prince Charles’ idea to have gospel music at the royal wedding. Apparently, he really likes gospel music. Who knew?

Amen, Prince Charles!

Read more about the Kingdom Choir’s role in Harry & Meghan’s wedding:




No Bail for Minor Offenses in Orange/Osceola Counties

Shout out to State Attorney Aramis Ayala! She’s working to reform our “justice” system.

As part of that reform she announced Wednesday that Orange and Osceola County Prosecutors will no longer force those accused of low-level offenses to post bail.

Attorney Ayala said this would end a “poverty penalty” that poor defendants cannot afford.

That new policy goes into effect June 1st.

Find out the list of nine charges for which this policy would apply:


Janet Jackson Surprises 4 Single Moms on Mother’s Day

Janet Jackson is a class act. She recently teamed up with Essence to give four mothers a surprise they least expected.

Apparently, the ladies thought they were just attending an Essence-sponsored Mother’s Day Lunch to discuss parenting.

But check out what happened next!

Happy Mother’s Day!



Spotify should ban Chris Brown, Eminem, others after R. Kelly music ban, women’s group says

Women’s advocacy group Ultraviolet wants Spotify to extend its artist ban beyond R. Kelly and XXXTentacion to other musicians who have been accused of sexual misconduct, including Chris Brown, Nelly, Eminem, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Don Henley, Steven Tyler and 6ix9ine. “[These] two men are not the only abusers on your platform. We implore you to take a deeper look at the artists you promote,” the organization’s executive director Shaunna Thomas wrote in an open letter Monday to Spotify head Daniel Ek. “Every time a famous individual continues to be glorified despite allegations of abuse, we wrongly perpetuate silence by showing survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence that there will be no consequences for abuse,” the group wrote. “That has a cultural effect far beyond one individual artist.” Last week, Spotify announced a new policy to curb content that “expressly and principally promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual based on characteristics, including, race, religion, gender identity, sex, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.” The policy change went into effect following a #MuteRKelly social media movement sparked by the multiple allegations of sex abuse against the artist. Spotify no longer actively promotes the artist’s music, though the songs are still available on the service. As of May 10, Kelly’s music was no longer be available on the site’s editorial or algorithmic playlists, including Discover Weekly, New Music Friday, RapCaviar and any of the platform’s popular genre- or mood-based playlists. The Grammy-winning artist has been accused of many crimes over the years and allegedly “held women against their will in a cult” at his homes in two cities, including one in metro Atlanta. He has denied the accusations and is currently not facing any charges. In 2008, Kelly was acquitted on 14 charges of making child pornography. In a statement to Billboard, Spotify said, “We don’t censor content because of an artist’s or creator’s behavior, but we want our editorial decisions—what we choose to program—to reflect our values. When an artist or creator does something that is especially harmful or hateful, it may affect the ways we work with or support that artist or creator.”  

Red Flags for Some Online Ticket Sales

Just looking for tickets to have a good time, but do you know what you’re buying?

A warning before you plan your next night out. Action 9’s Todd Ulrich investigates online ticket sales and exposes the red flags that can really cost you, today at 5:45pm on Channel 9 Eyewitness News.

See what’s coming up:


Black UF Graduates Aggressively Pushed off Stage


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The president of the University of Florida apologized on behalf of his administration for rushing students through Saturday’s graduation ceremonies.

Videos posted on social media show a UF employee physically moving students along while they were strolling or chanting across the stage.

President W. Kent Fuchs said on Twitter on Sunday the usher was “inappropriately aggressive in rushing students across the stage.”

“The practice has been halted for future ceremonies,” Fuchs said.

Fuchs said he is also reaching out to the students involved in Saturday’s incident to apologize to them personally.

Marlon Wayans! Tomorrow On The Tom Joyner Morning Show!

Tomorrow on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Kym Whitley & Sherri Shepherd are in the funny chair, and catch Comedian Marlon Wayans @8:50a!



Be sure to listen to the Tom Joyner Morning Show! Tomorrow morning starting @ 6a on STAR 94.5!

Rev. Al Sharpton Tomorrow On The Tom Joyner Morning Show!

Tomorrow on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Guy Torry is in the funny chair, and catch Rev. Al Sharpton @8:16a!




Be sure to listen to the Tom Joyner Morning Show! Tomorrow morning starting @ 6a on STAR 94.5!


Childish Gambino “This is America” Video

Actor Donald Glover’s musical alter ego goes by the name of Childish Gambino.

He hosted Saturday Night Live last weekend, and was also the musical guest.

Check out the video of the song he performed…”This is America.”

It is powerful. There’s so much going on in this video, you need to watch it many times to try and catch it all.

Watch: Deleted Scene from “Black Panther”

Can’t get enough of the iconic box office record breaking hit movie “Black Panther?”

Check out a deleted scene that digs a little deeper into the relationship between General Okoye and her husband W’Kabi.

They discuss what’s more important, loyalty to each other or Wakanda?

Of course we know where the General stands! She made that perfectly clear near the end of the movie….without question!

A fine job of acting from Danai Gurira and Daniel Kaluuya.


Funk Fest Day 2 !

Funk Fest last night was a complete success ! We had a big crowd, banging music, delicious food and a good ole time!

Guess what? We are doing it all again tonight, but even better! If you couldn’t make it last night or tonight, STAR 94.5 is bringing Funk Fest to You!

Stay Updated with STAR 94.5 at Funk Fest!

Funk Fest: See What You’re Missing !

Check out STAR 94.5’s Funk Fest Recap Page, Where You Can See All Photos and Videos LIVE.

Funk Fest Live Recap


Tommorow On The Tom Joyner Morning Show!

Tomorrow on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Guy Torry is in the building!


Be sure to listen to the Tom Joyner Morning Show! Tomorrow morning starting @ 6a on STAR 94.5!

Universal Orlando Resort Hiring 3,000 People

Universal Orlando Resort is hiring 3,000 new workers. They’re offering openings for full time, part time, seasonal, and professional candidates.

Job fairs will be held in the next few weeks by appointment only.

Find more information on setting an appointment here:






Tommorow On The Tom Joyner Morning Show!

Tomorrow on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Guy Torry is in the building!



Be sure to listen to the Tom Joyner Morning Show! Tomorrow morning starting @ 6a on STAR 94.5!

Movie Trailer for Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish Comedy “Night School” Released

They’re both on fiyah with their careers. I’m looking forward to seeing them work together.

Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish have filmed a movie. The trailer for “Night School” has been released.

This should be hilarious!

Take a look:


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