SEP 23 2011
OFFICIAL FIRST SINGLE “UNTIL IT’S GONE” TO IMPACT URBAN MAINSTREAM AND ADULT RADIO OCTOBER 3RD AND 4TH
MONICA GOES TO WASHINGTON TO REPRESENT FEEDING AMERICA AND SPEAK ON CHILD HUNGER AT THE 41ST ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE OF THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS
SINGER TO ALSO ATTEND THE ANNUAL CBCF PHOENIX AWARDS DINNER;
PRESIDENT OBAMA SCHEDULED TO ADDRESS ATTENDEES HONORING
LISA P. JACKSON, JOHN LEWIS, GEORGE EDWARD FOREMAN AND
REV. DR. JOSEPH E. LOWERY
New York, NY, September 23, 2011 – Multi-platinum Grammy Award-winner Monica is set to release her highly-anticipated seventh studio album, New Life, on November 29th on RCA Records. Monica kicked things off with the up tempo buzz single and video, “Anything (To Find You)” featuring Rick Ross, which pays homage to the 90’s and her musical idol and friend Mary J. Blige. On the album’s official first single “Until It’s Gone,” Monica flaunts her signature voice on the soon-to-be classic ballad that was written by Jazmine Sullivan and produced by Missy Elliott and Lamb. “Until It’s Gone” will impact Urban Mainstream and Adult radio on October 3rd and 4th.
Speaking on the album’s concept, Monica states “This is a new life for me, it’s not just a title of the CD, it’s really the place that my family, my kids, all of us are at right now.”
With that renewed outlook on life, Monica has joined Feeding America’s Entertainment Council in an effort to give new life to the millions of Americans at risk of hunger. On Friday September 23rd Monica will represent the organization at the 41st Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Issue Forum in Washington, DC. As a panelist on a session about child hunger in the African American community entitled “Is Black America Fit for Life?,” Monica will speak about the issue of hunger in America and how it particularly affects more than 1 in 3 African American children.
Hosted by Rep. Marcia Fudge, the purpose of the forum is to equip attendees with information on issues such as obesity, hunger and poverty that are threatening black America (especially its children) and to discuss what needs to happen to reverse these trends. The forum also celebrates what makes the black community vibrant and how the community can build on that foundation to create a better future for black America's children.
Annual Legislative Conference 2011 - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Issue Forum: Is Black America Fit for Life?
Friday, September 23, 2011 Time: 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center (Room 143-A)
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Moderator and Panelists:
Moderator: Dwayne Proctor (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) - Panelists: Monica (R&B songstress and hunger advocate for Feeding America), Cornell McClellan (First Family/White House Trainer), Administrator Audrey Rowe (FNS - USDA), Coach Dennis Harris (National Youth Sports Program - Case Western Reserve University), Dr. Ron Henderson (National Education Association), and Donna Richardson-Joyner (a fitness challenge by Mrs. Richardson-Joyner will kick off the Issue Forum with some physical activity).