There has been a lot of social media attention to TBN- Trinity Broadcasting Network and several Gospel Award shows allegedly supposedly editing different parts of artist speeches from their broadcasts that are meant to encourage African-American viewers. Kirk Franklin, in the video below, denounces the network for doing so twice, with him. Franklin also discusses and addresses the color lines drawn with the terms "Christian Music" meaning white and "Gospel Music" meaning black or African-American! You know, I noticed that but, I guess it never really occurred to me that, was a color situation at all. Sort of the way wall street uses the term "Urban" meaning black or African-American.
Gospel music really has a life of it's own on the African-American front but I never really knew that the Dove Awards and TBN - Trinity Broadcasting Network, allegedly played the colorization game or even edited their Gospel Music Events like that, as someone who loves to watch the Dove Awards I guess I'm going to stand with Kirk Franklin because if you stand for nothing you'll fall for everything! I don't know if we should merge all Christian Music under one label though, while I think Gospel and Christian are equal as a group of music i still just love my artist and if feel the title of "Gospel" is more personal to me. Check out Kirk's video statement below and tell me what you think.