A very emotional moment on the Coppin State University campus in Baltimore, which celebrated its homecoming over the weekend ...
British soul singer and songwriter Marsha Ambrosius performed a concert at the historically black university. Between sets, a student told Marsha that "Far Away" was her favorite song because of its amazing music video. "My boyfriend committed suicide last December and I've never discussed this," the student said.
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"Far Away"—preview and download at iTunes—is the second single from Late Nights & Early Mornings, which drops tomorrow. The video presents two Black gay men in love, and explores homophobia, gay bashing and LGBT youth suicide in the black community. The video has gone viral and after a recent appearance on BET's 106 & Park, it's created major awareness among Black youth.
Ambrosius and the fan continued their conversation on YouTube. "This was the most difficult performance to get thru to date. I'm so happy she shared her story," Marsha wrote.
07Shenanigans responded, "You have no idea how that made me feel. ... Thank you for not only touching my life but also my heart."
It's a very touching moment. And a brilliant example of how our issues can be framed for a wider audience.