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Derek Minor Announces New Movement “Ownership Is The New Black”

CHH artist Derek Minor recently announced the start of his newest movement “Ownership Is The New Black”. Derek shared his inspiration behind this new movement:

“Ownership is the New Black is a movement promoting and supporting black ownership, shifting our consumer power to ownership power. For example, rather than just buying shoes, buy stock in the brand. Rather than simply renting our homes, invest in real estate.

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CHH artist Derek Minor recently announced the start of his newest movement “Ownership Is The New Black”. Derek shared his inspiration behind this new movement:

“Ownership is the New Black is a movement promoting and supporting black ownership, shifting our consumer power to ownership power. For example, rather than just buying shoes, buy stock in the brand. Rather than simply renting our homes, invest in real estate. This is paramount, not just for the black community but for the world in general. Imagine what would happen if a community with this much financial and cultural influence was able to grow and thrive. The possibilities are endless.” – Derek Minor

At the end of 1863, black Americans owned half of 1 percent of the wealth in America. Today, a little over 150 years later, black Americans own a little over 1.5 percent of the wealth in America. Considering the innumerable black contributions to the foundation and the evolution of this great nation, it seems black Americans would own much more than 1.5% of the wealth. Black consumers spend around 1.2 trillion dollars annually. That’s a buying power on pace with the gross domestic product of Mexico, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and many others.

In most American communities the US dollar circulates about 8-12 times before it leaves that community. In the black community it doesn’t even circulate once. Black Americans have been key in the evolution and advancement of the world by creating, inventing, being cultural visionaries, and solving problems. Ownership is the New Black was created to promote and support black ownership by shifting the Black community’s consumer power to ownership power.

 

Tamara is the founder of ArtSoulRadio.com and a contributor for Ebony/Jet Magazine and other publications. She also works in TV/Film production and has a strong passion for the arts, community outreach, teaching and working with the youth. Learn more at www.tamarallyoung.com and follow her on social media.

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EJ Jackson Releases New Music w/ 1KPhew & Receives Head Nod From Lecrae

This Soul Music Singer/Songwriter is making everyone’s head turn!

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EJ Jackson is back with his first promotional single of 2020! His latest single features Hip Hop artist 1K Phew of Reach Records and is now available worldwide! EJ Jackson is a prolific talent all on his own, but has shared the stage with other greats such as PJ Morton, Mali Music and many more. ArtSoul Radio had the opportunity to speak with EJ Jackson briefly about this latest single release and his musical journey.

 

1) ARTSOUL: How long have you been singing and writing music?

EJ JACKSON: I was always a singer. I’ve been singing ever since the age of 3. Started writing heavily in my teenage years. Been releasing music ever since 2013. However, I can truly say that 7 years later (in my mid twenties) I know exactly what I want to say.

 

2) ARTSOUL: What was the inspiration behind this song?

EJ JACKSON: “On My Grind” is a song addressing anybody and everybody that has ever doubted or questioned my movement thus far. I wrote the song back in June 2018 along with some of my other popular songs like “Back Around” ft ELHAE which is currently sitting at 1 million streams. At that time my team and I were just pushing out hit after hit.

 

 

3) ARTSOUL: It’s not easy to get an artist like 1KPhew on your track. How did that happen?

EJ JACKSON: It was crazy! I had a rap on the second verse but I wanted to take things a step further. We sent it over to Lecrae’s camp and they played it for Phew and he was messing with it. When they sent his draft over I was blown away. He really did his thing.

 

4) ARTSOUL: How did it feel to see Lecrae shouting you out for your new single?

EJ JACKSON: That was huge! Definitely a milestone in my career. It means a lot to me. That man has Grammys! (Laughs) I mean, he’s done all this crazy stuff with Ty Dolla $ign and Tori Kelly….. the list goes on and on! He’s one of the ones that are pushing faith to mainstream and I support it 100%.

 

5) ARTSOUL: What can we expect from you next? 

EJ JACKSON: I have a lot of music in the vault. Working on some more collaborations as we speak. I’ll definitely be dropping before the year is out for sure. Keep your eyes and ears open.

 

EJ Jackson continues to make heads turn with his rich and soulful sound. With his versatility and skillfulness, he has no limits! We’re excited to see what’s next for this independent artist. Scroll down to see his shout out from Lecrae and to learn how to stay connected with him on social media. More music from this artist is coming soon, so be sure to stay connected!

 

 

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Wande Releases New Visuals For Her Single “Happy”

In need of inspiration? Wande and her girls got you!

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Wande is the first female to be signed to Lecrae’s Reach Records label and she has done nothing but continue to step up to the plate with fire since joining the team!

Her latest single “Happy” is joined with her new video carrying visuals reminiscent of Solange and Beyonce while sticking to her signature Hip Hop sound mixed with a little pop/soul. Her single speaks on finding hope in the midst of pain and reminding us how to hold on to joy. A timely message for our world. Stream the video below.

 

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Bri Babineaux Releases Hope Through Her New Album “The Encounter”

In a time when our world seems filled with trouble, we all could use a faith pick up and Bri definitely delivers!

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Bri Babineaux is back with new music! After releasing her latest singles “We Want More”, “Worthy of It All” and her cover of the popular worship song “Oceans”, she has now officially released her new album titled “The Encounter”. In a time when our world seems filled with trouble, we all could use a faith pick up and Bri definitely delivers!

Every song carries sincere passion and a needed message that reminds us of the power of God’s Holy Spirit, his undying ability to do above all that we could dare ask for. This album will challenge you to draw closer to God and remind you of the faithfullness of His promises. This album is a necessary addition to your collection of music in every season!

Scroll down to stream two of her latest singles along with the full album. Leave your comments to let us know which songs are your favorites.

 

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