Teri Tobin is back getting ready for the release of her third album, Truth Is. “Make Beautiful” is the follow-up to “Shine” and it’s more of Tobin’s signature sensuousness that will be available on iTunes October 28th.
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Relatives of the late Campbell Pulliam were on hand to present the award. Pictured above (L-R): Richard G. Womack, Sr, chair, NCBCP; Melanie Campbell, president and CEO, NCBCP; Isaac Campbell Jr., relative; DeVaughn; Karma Cottman, executive director, DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Savannah Campbell, relative; and Rev. Judith C. Moore, relative (photo credit: C-it Visual)
Washington, DC – Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and founder of the LoveLife Foundation, Raheem DeVaughn, told the audience he was attempting to lead by example with his music and foundation as he accepted the Ruby Campbell Pulliam “Love You More” Servant Leadership and Community ServiceAward during the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s (NCBCP) 17th Annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Red Carpet Affair held in DC last week.
Hosted by actor/comedian, Jonathan Slocumb, and sponsored by Verizon and Comcast NBC Universal, the event also honored: Charles Ogletree Jr., Harvard University Law School professor; Elsie Scott, PhD, founding director, Ron Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center, Howard University; Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, executive director, CEO, MomsRising.org; Mayor William Bell, Birmingham, Alabama; Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science; Councilwoman Sheila Tyson, convener, Alabama Coalition on Black Civic Participation; and Helen Butler, executive director, Georgia Coalition for the Peoples Agenda.
The British Collective is a combined 20-plus years of soul music from UK veterans Don-E, Omar Lye-Fook, Junior Giscombe, Leee John and Noel McKoy. “Romantic” is the first single from their endeavors as a collective and so far there’s no word on a possible full-length album.
Tricky’s unofficial video for “Nicotene Love” is a montage of freedom fighters including Malcolm X, Huey Newton, Fred Hampton, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. with the constant reminder that “when you speak out they shoot you down.”
Brandy reunited with MC Lyte, Yo-Yo and Queen Latifah at the BET Hip-Hop Awards to perform the “I Wanna Down” remix some 20 years later and it still inspires crowd sing-a-longs irresistible head nodding.