GRAMMY NOMINATED RECORDING ARTIST RAHEEM DEVAUGHN & THE LOVELIFE FOUNDATION PRESENT THE FIRST ANNUAL BLACK MEN’S SUMMIT & TOWN HALL DISCUSSION ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
WHO: Roland Martin (Host) – American journalist, syndicated columnist, author, commentator (TV One) and (News One Now); Raheem DeVaughn – Three-Time Grammy Nominated singer/songwriter; Jeff Johnson– Award-winning journalist, social activist, political commentator, and author; Pastor W. Lamar Staples – Associate Pastor, The Temple of Praise, Washington, DC; Pastor Jabari Douglas– Pastor, Kingdom Worship Center, Upper Marlboro, MD; Dr. George Holmes – Member of President Barack Obama’s National African American Clergy Leadership Working Group and Chaplain of the District of Columbia Democratic State Committee; Reverend Lennox Yearwood – President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus; Mr. Ed Davies, Executive Director of the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Company
WHAT: Taking into consideration the untimely deaths of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, the First Annual Black Male Summit & Town Hall presented by the LoveLife Foundation seeks to dispel the negative portrayal of Black males in the American society. Inspired by the poem, Invictus, to reflect the change one wants to seek in the world, the theme of the inaugural summit is “I AM THE MASTER OF MY FATE”. The Black Male Summit & Town Hall Meeting will highlight accurate information and data on where and how Black males are achieving. This signature event will also provide solutions to properly identify, improve and respond to encourage empowerment and growth.
*Note: This Event will be the first of a series of events introducing the city to the Foundation with the very first annual – Raheem Devaughn’s LoveLife Foundation Charity Weekend, August 22 – 24, 2014. A full list of the Weekend’s Events can be provided upon request.
WHEN: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Press Conference –6:00pm
Summit & Town Hall: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
WHERE: The Temple of Praise, 700 Southern Avenue, SE, Washington, DC