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The Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with the recent civil unrest, has created a tumultuous climate for unheralded change. Inspired with a vision for empowering communities of color while bridging the racial wealth gap, comedian/actor/producer and now FinTech entrepreneur, Brandon T. Jackson and Technology Pioneer Mark Bush, knew it was time to catalyze these chaotic energies in preparation for a brighter future. KingdomPay, the first Black owned and operated social mobile banking app, that serves as a digital wallet, streaming and texting platform, is their offering for the new, emerging landscape.

KingdomPay is a revolutionary, next generation payment and lifestyle platform designed to galvanize the financially excluded while directly stimulating economic growth and spending in marginalized communities. The KingdomPay app launches this summer and boasts affordable, tech-driven personal financial and banking products, for everyone from the disadvantaged “unbanked and under banked” to the savvy cost-efficient consumer.

While the popular mobile payment service, CashApp currently holds the lead market share in the FinTech app category for usage among African Americans, KingdomPay will boast a wider range of service deliverables, including integrated digital payments, the KingdomPay Mastercard, real time bank transfers, desk top applications, and online banking with printed transactions sheets. Most unique to KingdomPay is the “Cause 2 Fund” program where money can be funneled back into the community with a round up cents option.

Mark Bush is a veteran in the field of tech innovation. His company, SongPro, pioneered the first African American owned portable digital multimedia device manufactured in history. The SongPro device entered the market in the early 2000’s as a peripheral for Game Boy systems that enabled MP3 to play on the system. For Bush however, KingdomPay is more than just another new app creation. KingdomPay is a mission.

Mark Bush has tragically experienced firsthand how economic disparity fuels injustice. A native of Chicago, raised in the Robert Taylor Homes inner city housing project, the Black Lives Matter Movement strikes a strong and sensitive personal chord with him, dating back to when he was three years old. As detailed in “Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power” by Simon Balto, Bush’s 23-year-old brother, Ralph, after being arrested for loitering and stealing a bottle of whiskey, was tortured and brutally beaten to death by five police officers inside the local 11th St. precinct Radio Station . For Bush, his brother Ralph Bush was George Floyd!

“KingdomPay is a tangible fiscal opportunity to effect and instill social change in the Black community,” cites Bush. “Right now, 97% of what the Black community spends goes outside of the Black community. With KingdomPay, we are positioning ourselves on the financial frontlines for economic recovery. I’m most proud of our ‘Cause 2 Fund’ program where the change from the user’s spending can be redirected to community organizations and charities. By allocating financial resources to organizations of our choice, we get to directly impact our communities and create solid avenues for reform and restitution.”

Audiences know and love Brandon T. Jackson for starring roles that include films “Tropic Thunder,” “Lottery Ticket,” and “Percy Jackson & the Olympians,” and as a cast member on the VH-1 show “Wild ‘N Out” with Nick Cannon. Jackson is also the son of the renowned Bishop Wayne T. and Dr. Beverly Y. Jackson, founders of The Impact Network. The Impact Network is the largest and only African American founded independent, international, inspirational TV network broadcasting to over 88 million homes. Jackson’s quest for KingdomPay is rooted in a deep commitment and devotion to uplifting the Black community, not only monetarily but spiritually.

Jackson explains, “This is really a profound time for Black people. The world is finally acknowledging on a grand scale, our value. But perhaps more importantly, we as Black people are valuing ourselves. KingdomPay is a game changer in the digital wallet space. As Black businesses link into the KingdomPay platform, we are providing an unprecedented opportunity for Black consumers to support Black owned business. Our mantra is ‘KingdomPay because Kingdom Pays!’ I made a promise to God at the onset of my career, that if He granted me fame, I would build His Kingdom. I am happy to be fulfilling my destiny. Beyond just financial equity my mission is one of fostering spiritual equity as well.”

Internationally renowned social media influencer and community activist, Rizza Islam is KingdomPay’s most vocal brand ambassador. His passion for KingdomPay has already paved inroads with generating excitement for the app. “This is what our people needed. Our ancestor’s dream of having true freedom is finally being realized and I never thought it would be in my lifetime. I am honored to be a part of history but more so, our future.”

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10 R&B Songs that NEVER Die

10 R&B Songs that NEVER Die

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radio facts,radio djs,urban adult,Urban Radio,
urban radio personalities, rap radio stations,r&b radio station, hip hop music radio, black female singersThere are certain songs in the R&B genre that seem to last forever and never die. Here are a few of them. These are not ALL of the songs that you still hear today just some of them. Enjoy (click "Next" above or below to see the next song")

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urban radio personalities, rap radio stations,r&b radio station, hip hop music radio, black female singersCheryl Lynn "Got to be Real"

Some would state "Got to Be Real" is a direct rip of the Emotions "Best of my Love" which came out right before Cheryl's record but "Got to Be Real" is still being played 35 years later on many stations in various formats and at many parties. It's a classic dance record that everybody seems to love.

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Doug E. Fresh "The Show"

This is another song that almost has a cult-like following. There are people who know every world to this interesting rap song and who even try to mimic Slick Rick's character voice. This song is almost 30 years old.

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Chic "Good Times"

The Group Chic was eons ahead of its time in the 70s putting together a group with class and fineness making stellar baselines and guitar riffs that could bring a dance floor in a retirement home to life. Nile Rogers, the only surviving male member of the group, is enjoying a whole new fan base from the single "Get Lucky" with Pharrell and Daft Punk. Good Times is by far Chic's most stellar effort that seems to have a life of its own with no plans on retiring soon. The song got a second life not long after its release on the history-making first major rap record Rapper's Delight. The late Sylvia Robinson stated she used a new band in the studio to replay the instruments on the song after she was criticized for falsely using a sample of the original.

Etta James "At Last"

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urban radio personalities, rap radio stations,r&b radio station, hip hop music radio, black female singersWhen I worked at KACE in Los Angeles, a station I'd like to erase from my memory, an advertising agency called me while playing this song on the air and asked me "Who it that?" it was Etta James' At Last. The next thing I knew the song was featured in a luxury car commercial. This song was sung with so much incredible passion and relieved angst that it was an undeniable smash. The late Etta James' career was sidetracked by a drug problem preventing her from having many more hits but this one stands out and is popular in every generation.

Chaka Khan "Ain't Nobody"

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urban radio personalities, rap radio stations,r&b radio station, hip hop music radio, black female singersTo this day, I still don't quite understand the title of this song, should it have been "Don't Nobody?" At any rate, it doesn't matter, many other people LOVE this song and it is still being played in many formats on many stations decades after its release.

Rick James and Teena Marie "Fire and Desire"

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urban radio personalities, rap radio stations,r&b radio station, hip hop music radio, black female singersThe late Rick James and the late Teena Marie were put together by Motown founder Berry Gordy to work together after Teena came to Motown as a member of a group. He kicked the other two girls to the curb and kept Teena as a solo artist as he recognized her amazing talent needed to stand alone. On her first album cover, he left her face off so that people would not know she was white (when you think about it, the same thing had been done to black artists years before so that white music lovers wouldn't know they were black). Barry, however, didn't want to disappoint or change the focus of the audience to her skin color instead of her talent and it worked. Teena is considered one of the best soul singers to date and Fire and Desire is a song that can never be appropriately recorded again without doing it an injustice. It's one of those love songs that has simply been done.

Heatwave "Always and Forever"

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urban radio personalities, rap radio stations,r&b radio station, hip hop music radio, black female singersWithout question, this is one of the greatest love songs created in the history of music and it is still being played at weddings and on the air today. The group enjoyed major success with their first album then met with tragedy when the late lead singer Johnnie Wilder Jr. was paralyzed after a dump truck hit his car in 1979. He still recorded during the 80s and 90s and died in his sleep in 2006.

Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You"

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urban radio personalities, rap radio stations,r&b radio station, hip hop music radio, black female singersThe late Whitney Houston's signature song recorded 21 years ago was from a movie soundtrack for The Bodyguard. It's the most popular song from Houston's catalog of hits and the one that most people like the most. You can still hear it in many places today.

Anita Baker "Sweet Love"

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urban radio personalities, rap radio stations,r&b radio station, hip hop music radio, black female singersThis is one of those songs that has a life of its own radio formats LOVE this song and it must test very well in research because you can hear it on almost any given day when you search the radio dial more than 25 years after its initial release.

Patti LaBelle "If Only You Knew"

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urban radio personalities, rap radio stations,r&b radio station, hip hop music radio, black female singersThis is some of Patti LaBelle's BEST work and the song has an interesting history. Originally recorded in 1979, the song was shelved by Philadelphia International records for years while Patti was recording with Epic Records as a solo artist who had just departed from the group LaBelle. Patti's solo effort on Epic flopped and she was without a record deal in the early 80s when Philly International decided to release If Only You Knew in 1983 as a single and a 12 inch. The song was a smash and brought Patti's career back from the brink of death. The label signed her and she finished an album and the second half of her career took her to new heights in the years to come. Fans love this song that describes the angst of unrequited love and it's still a favorite 30 years after its release.

BONUS: Frankie Beverly and Maze "Joy and Pain"

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