Karamanti Drops New Video Tackling Domestic Violence (@karamanti)

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A couple days ago Karamanti shared the official video for her song “It’s Up To You,” which is featured on her recently released album “Hurt People.” The visuals were strategically released at this time in an effort to combat the ongoing domestic violence cases happening across the island. Since December 31st, the murders of three women, all with their lovers implicated, have made headlines.

Karamanti wanted to take this opportunity to encourage both women and men, who are in abusive relationships to get out now while they still can. The very graphic images in the video tells the story of a jealous, abusive, insecure husband who consistently beats his wife.

The video was shot and edited in Kingston, Jamaica by Maria Jackson, and it stars actors Carl Parker and Shernette Williams.

CLICK HERE OR ON IMAGE ABOVE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

India.Arie, Beyoncé & Fantasia All Nominated In Multiple Categories For The 51st NAACP Awards

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The 51st NAACP Image Awards will air on BET (Black Entertainment Television) on Saturday, February 22nd. The show is recognized as America’s preeminent multicultural awards show from an African American point of view; celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts.

This year some prominent female artists have been nominated in multiple categories. India.Arie, Beyoncé and Fantasia are all nominated for Outstanding Album and Outstanding Female Artist. Additionally, India.Arie and Fantasia are nominated for Outstanding Traditional Song; while Beyoncé is nominated for Outstanding Contemporary Song.

Capleton To Headline Afro Carib Festival In Florida On Feb. 29th (@capletonmusic)

On Saturday, February 29th, the Vice-Mayor of Miramar, Alexandra Davis, will host the Afro Carib Festival, which will be centered around celebrating Black History Month.

This is a free event that will be held at the Miramar Amphitheatre, located at 16801 Miramar Pkwy. The main headlining act will be Jamaican-based international recording artist Capleton.

Leroy Gibbons To Do Valentine’s Night Performance In The UK

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On Friday, February 14th PWJ (People’s Weekend Jam) will host veteran reggae artist Leroy Gibbons at the Alchemy Bar, which is located at 28 – 30 St. George’s Walk in Croydon. This is a Valentine’s show that will also feature UK’s lovers group Tradition.

There will be chocolate and roses on hand, and the organizers are asking all patrons to wear red. A limited amount of early bird tickets are available for £8; keep in mind that it will be £15 at the gate.

Have You Seen Positive’s Latest Video “Stay Up”?

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On Thursday, January 9th, Trinidadian gospel artist Positive released a captivating video for his single “Stay Up.” The visuals were shot in Venice, Naples and Milan in Italy and shows the beauty of both the country and its people.

Click here or on the image above to check out the video, and remember to like, comment and share.

Nas, Wu-Tang Clan & Others Will Perform At The 2020 EMBA Fest On Feb. 21st (@Nas @WuTangClan @embalive)

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On Friday, February 21st, a slew of top-tier hip-hop artists will perform at the 2020 EMBA Fest, which will be held at the Oakland Arena in Oakland, California. This event is scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM and will feature sets by: Nas, Method Man, RZA, GZA, Rakewon, U-God, Ghostface, Too Short, Dave East and many more.

Tickets, which range from $41 USD to $142 USD, are available via Ticketmaster.

Anthony B Will Be In Cleveland Heights, Ohio On Feb. 8th (@AnthonyBReggae)

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Fresh off his stunning performance at Rebel Salute, the fireman Anthony B is now gearing up for a show at the popular Grog Shop (2785 Euclid Heights Blvd.) in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, February 8th. Anthony B will be supported by Ms. BBC and the Conscious Eye Reggae Band.

Tickets for this event, which will run from 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM, are available via Eventbrite.