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Temeka Nelson

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By Nigeria Anderson

Scleroderma Advocate For A Cure

Temeka Nelson also known as Meka is diagnosed with a rare disease Scleroderma. She is an advocate, speaker and podcaster for creating awareness and raising funds to help find a cure for Scleroderma. On June 20th 2pm to 7pm, It Couda Been Worse organization will have their first Skate For A Cure Event in Harlem, on 106st between 3rd and Lexington avenue. Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disease characterized by abnormal connective tissue growth which can harden the skin. It can compromise everything from the heart, lungs, teeth, speech and body movement. Meka is an example of turning lemons into lemonade. Celebrities can receive endorsements and invite their wealthy friends to pay $1,000 for a plate. We are asking that you come out and donate $20 for a cause that is not mentioned on your news channels.  Not everybody who is battling in their body can muster up the strength to help others.  Urban Buzz Magazine is asking that you come on Sunday June 20th. It Couda Been Worse, slogan T-Shirts is a testament for all who have survived a matter not in their control.  

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Shéquanda (Shea) Long

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By Nigeria Anderson

JUNETEENTH IS COMING TO HARLEM

Mrs. Shéquanda (Shea) Long is known for her culmination of creative events. A graduate of the University at Buffalo, Shéquanda Long served as Event Coordinator to the Black Student Union (BSU), where she helped to service roughly 5000 student members of color. She was responsible for overseeing and tending to the logistical details of over a dozen annual events. Raised in Harlem, NY Shéquanda Long was born a leader and an innovator. Shea is known for her commitment to improve progress in low-income communities. She is the proud owner of Kidz Day Care, author of a children’s book Rain, Rain, Go Away!  And the first to launch Juneteenth Freedom Fest NYC, (JFFNYC). Although, there is talk of fewer restrictions for events. Shea and her team have decided to have a week-long Juneteenth virtual festival online sponsored by Lunchtable June 13th to 18th and a block party on June 19th in Harlem, 12pm to 6pm,129th street between 7th and 8th avenue.

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David Sosa

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By Nigeria Anderson

Journey: To Love EP

David Sosa, a New York based singer/songwriter, is promoting his EP Journey: To Love.  David was introduced to musical stylings such as Opera, Jazz standards and Broadway that allowed for him to build an eclectic taste and multi-genre performances. While sonically contemporary, David’s musical influences stemmed from 90’s R&B which grew outward into the soul music of the 60’s and 80’s. Powerhouses such as Luther Vandross and Donny Hathaway to prominent women like Patti Labelle, Mariah Carey and Rachelle Ferrell significantly added to David Sosa’s soundscape. Sosa has toured with Nashville artist Tim Dillinger as part of his trio Soulkiss working alongside Charlene Moore, Patsy Moore and Susaye Green. Songstress and longtime friend Ramona Montanez who’s also featured as a vocalist and co- writer for his  EP Journey: To Love may be seen touring with him locally.

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Ben Tankard

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By Nigeria Anderson

New Music SHINE

Ben Tankard has blessed the gospel community with smooth jazz and gospel renditions for over two decades. Ben Tankard is a Christian renaissance man, he is a licensed pilot, former NBA basketball player, author, owner of Tribute Records, 8 Dove awards, 15 stellars and grammy nominations, producer for reality show, The Tankards, best-selling gospel jazz artist, inducted into the Gospel Hall of Fame and he is known as the Godfather of Gospel Jazz. He released his new project titled SHINE. He says it is a follow-up to his last project RISE. A spin-off from his youth.  When his mother’s morning call would be rise and shine.  Ben Tankard’s music is available on all digital platforms.  I am enjoying one of his musical meditation on Youtube during this month. Between making music and speaking engagements, Ben Tankard is spreading love and music wherever he goes.  Ben Tankard is an example of being successful in Christ Jesus.  Which he teaches at The Destiny Center Church, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  Tankard and his wife started The Destiny Center Church and they practice what they preach. 

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Jeverson Ramirez

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By Nigeria Anderson

Pray For Your Son Debut

Jeverson Ramirez is from the wonderful island of Grenada.  He is forging ahead making his gospel debut single Pray For Your Son an anthem for the nations. The song Pray For Your Son is receiving positive recognition.  Jeverson joined Grenada’s Presentation Brothers College Choir to remix his song.  The song was birthed from an outcry from George Floyd’s murder. In the midst of a pandemic and constant abuse of black men being abused and killed by police officers seems to be a trend that is very disheartening. Jeverson never thought he would be a solo artist. For the most part he sang as a group member or in a choir. He tried to sing solo but he was strongly criticized for his voice not being “strong enough.”  Although many doubted his ability, God did not. He would soon become a solo artist with two hit singles, Pray For Your Son and Move. Quickly making his voice heard all over the world from Grenada. 

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Travis Higgins

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By Nigeria Anderson

Soul Session Vol. 1

Travis Higgins is a musician, recording artist and songwriter. He is no stranger to soul and inspirational music.  Born the son of a pastor, Higgins grew up in his father’s church. The drums were his first introduction to musicianship. Later, he transitioned to piano and organ. When he got hit with the music bug it was not gospel music.  He enjoyed hip-hop and secular music and even played for a few well-known artists.  Travis Higgins credits his mother for training his musical ear by listening to gospel greats like Walter Hawkins, the Winans, Rance Allen, and other soulful gospel recordings. Her secular playlist included sounds of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and the Jackson 5 to name a few. Travis Higgins was unknowingly becoming a student of soul music.  Which can be heard on his debut project Soul Session Vol. 1.  Soul Session Vol.1 is a breath of fresh air for those missing good soul music. 

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Mel Love

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By Nigeria Anderson

LINK 2 LINK TOUR 21

Mel Love CEO of Link2Link Entertainment, a creator extraordinaire, recording artist, producer, concert promoter and performer.  Link2Link Entertainment is responsible for many careers. The company has a complete package for artists breaking into the music business. Mel Love is a veteran himself with a lineage going back to Bad Boy and the boom of Black Music departments within major record labels.  Mel is giving back to the new generation of artists, helping them not make the same mistakes many have made before.  Mel Love knows what it takes being successful in the music business. His longevity is his track record.  Mel Love Link2Link moto is; The Movement You Wanna Move With.  Currently on his BlazeFest OK 21 tour, they are moving.  Link2Link’s next show is April 17th in Oklahoma with Spice 1, Marveless, D. Brooks and Mel Love.  The song Bless The Child featuring D. Brooks and Mel Love has over 100K streams on Spotify.  You can buy their song on all major digital outlets. 

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Dj JaBig

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By Nigeria Anderson

DJ JaBig Creating Space Through Music

Jean-Aime Bigirimana, originally from Rwanda, known as Dj JaBig resides in Canada. JaBig is a notable DJ who has traveled internationally bringing many to the dance floor, playing his signature sound of deep house music. What caught my attention was his gospel house mix.  Everyone who knows me knows that house music is the best music. JaBig is a full-fledged professional DJ. Requested to play music at the hottest events across the continent.  JaBig used Youtube to upload a back catalogue of his live DJ sets and mixed compilations. Within six months many were streaming his page enjoying his mixes. He began receiving millions of streams and fans along the way.  DJ JaBig’s other passion is giving back. He is part of The World Bicycle Relief, a charity that has distributed close to 500k bikes in Africa. He enjoys riding his fixed-gear bicycle around the land with his friends and making a difference for others. As we wait for the party scene to return make sure you check for Dj JaBig. 

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A.I. The Anomaly

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By Nigeria Anderson

SOUL’S ACRYLIC 

Buffalo’s own Christian hip-hop artist A.I. The Anomaly is an award winning gifted lyricist, advocate and artist, whose new project Soul’s Acrylic is on heavy rotation. Her lyrical prowess is taking Christian hip-hop to another level.  She is the first female signed to God Over Money record label.  Joining label mates Bizzle, Bumps, Selah the Corner, Datin and Jered Sanders.  I will publicly say her album Soul’s Acrylic will be one of the most memorable Christian projects of all time.  A.I.’s flow and charisma will have your head bouncing.  With hits like Grwn Woman, Facts and Preach, there is no denying A.I. represents the culture well.   A.I. is an entrepreneur, owning her own film and photography company called Get Fokus’d Productions.  She is a woman devoted to the gospel and gives back to her community.  A.I. The Anomaly is fully invested in reaching the next generation of young artists in her hometown Buffalo. There is so much to unpack on the woman of God, you have to listen to the interview.

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The Agape Music Group

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By Nigeria Anderson

Love Is Loud

John and Sequoya Howard are a husband and wife Urban Christian duo residing in Atlanta, GA.  The 2x Award Winning duo have released their single Close To You.  Close To You, was birthed from a place of gratefulness. The lyrics are a prayer desiring to be closer to God and aware of His presence. The couple’s goal is to create music that expresses their love for God and introduce Him to listeners around the world. John is a producer and Sequoya is a writer and vocalist.  Together they are creating great Christian music.  They are using their creative gifts in music, fashion and collaborations to represent diversity in Christianity.  Which I absolutely enjoy.  As Sequoya mentioned in our interview, you cannot put our great God in a box. The Agape Music Group will use their platform to spread the heartfelt message of God’s Love. When you listen to Close To You, you will hear it for yourself. 

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