Black National Anthem

Brandon Camphor and One Way Release New Song for Black Music Month

Billboard charting pop-gospel group, Brandon Camphor & One Way, have recorded a brilliant acapella rendition of the Black National Anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (One Way Movement/ Warner Music Group), in celebration of Black Music Month. “It’s not only an anthem,” says Camphor. “It’s also a prayer of thanksgiving to God for His faithfulness and our freedom. That’s what inspired us to record it.” Three of the Washington, D.C.-based foursome of Julia McMillan, Fred Cleveland, Angela Marie Jones, and group leader, Brandon Camphor, have been singing the song since their days as students at the Duke Ellington School for

NNPA President Moderates Inspirational CBCF Avoice Heritage Celebration

In moderating the panel of awardees, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. began with the ultra-popular Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the first Black woman to chair the House Committee on Financial Services. He asked Waters what could be expected from her committee in terms of improving the quality of life in Black communities.

Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo Celebrates 34th Anniversary

“The greatest show on dirt!” –famously known as The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo– celebrated its 34th Anniversary at the Industry Hills Expo Center in the City of Industry on July 20-21st. The nearly sold-out rodeo combined country western fun and African American cowboy culture.