Posts Tagged ‘Medgar Evers’

VaShawn Mitchell Performs at Medgar Evers 50th Anniversary Memorial Service

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

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GRAMMY Nominee and multiple Stellar Award winner Vashawn Mitchell recently sang his #1 hit “Nobody Greater” at the Anniversary Memorial Service commemorating the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. The event was emceed by Roland Martin and took place at the historic Arlington National Cemetery. Former President Bill Clinton, Mrs Myrlie Evers-Williams, Chairman Emeritus, National Board of Directors NAACP, and current NAACP President, Benjamin Jealous and US Attorney General Eric Holder were among those in attendance.  VaShawn will be traveling around the country with Verizon Wireless as apart of their “How Sweet The Sound” experience, and his latest single, “Greatest Man” continues to impact Gospel radio.

Mississippi Mass Choir At 25: The Celebration Begins

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

America’s ChMMC 25oir, the Mississippi Mass Choir takes their 25th Anniversary Praise Celebration on the road this weekend.  On Friday, MMC will join the Mississippi State Conference of  the NAACP along with Dr. Myrlie Evers Williams and Julian Bond in celebration of the life and work of the late Medgar Evers in Jackson before heading to Houston for the official kick off of the year long celebration.  Soulfruit, Willie Taylor and Friends and J Shep and  Standard will take part in the Houston celebration and hosting duties will be handled by Marcus D. Wiley.