Kandi Burruss’ Gospel Song Hits #1 Spot on iTunes + Morehouse Snags Obama for Commencement

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This week, Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss released her first Gospel single, ‘Stay Prayed Up’. Snagging well-known gospel artist Marvin Snapp, the Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter has already snagged the #1 song on iTunes Gospel chart.

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Meanwhile, Marvin Sapp personally thanked Kandi with a message on Facebook:

Been in services all day and didn’t get the opportunity to see #RHOA but I wanna thank @Kandi for sharing her heart through song in a different genre and asking me to be apart of that process… #gogetit at ITunes now……

Congrats, Kandi!

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And in other ATL news, Morehouse College has snagged a HUGE speaker for it’s 2013 commencement. President Barack Obama will give the commencement speech in May.According to a White House official, Morehouse was selected because it is

“one of the nation’s leading historical black colleges and universities (and) is among the best and brightest institutions of higher education in the country. Known for its high standard for excellence in learning and social consciousness, Morehouse is home to a long list of notable alumni that spans the last three centuries.”

John Silvanus Wilson Jr. confirmed the news,

“The president’s life story trumpets an ethic that we try to instill in all Morehouse men, namely excellence without apology or compromise. It’s a good thing to have him here for that reason.” 

Last year, Obama gave the commencement speech at Barnard College in New York City and at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. This will be his second historically black college commencement, as he spoke at Hampton University in May 2010. [AJC]