BET's 106 & Park devoted its entire Thursday episode to the issue of teen bullying. British soul phenom Marsha Ambrosius was one of the guests and brought some visibility to LGBT concerns by premiering her fantastic new video for "Far Away." The beautiful ballad—preview and download at iTunes—is backed by an' amazing music video that presents two Black gay men in love, and explores homophobia in the black community, gay-bashing and LGBT youth suicide. The video has gone viral and has created major buzz.
"It means everything to me It means a lot to have it premiere on BET. '" said Marsha. '"It's important because many of these voices don't get heard and these stories are not told. ... You hear too many things on the news about teens committing suicide because of their sexuality. Or just too many people committing suicide period. Too many people just don't have a voice to speak out, to reach out."
Kudos to BET for premiering the "Far Away"music video in the special anti- bullying show. The video was well-received by the studio audience. Co-host Rosci Diaz described it as "one of the most heartfelt" videos that she's ever seen. And Terrence Jenkins, the second co-host, added that the images seen in the video had "never" appeared on the show.
Watch the interview, AFTER THE JUMP ...