Rockaway Beach, NY – We have focused on big-name stars and how they are an influence in our communities; but we need to start looking at the advocators within our community that are there to do for the people. One gentleman Henry Gray is no mystery to the public. Henry Gray aka Distinguish, originally known for his poetic style that leads him to a place of a piece in the mind because he like most people was ready to give up on life. He isn’t one for titles or wanting to be recognized with big accolades. Henry just wants people to understand his worth and his purpose while he is continuously helping others.
Henry started using his poetic forum to invite other artists to speak out about life in poetry fashion. He used a platform called Bars N the Barbershop, where the artists would perform in various barbershop locations. This platform gives an opportunity for talents to be shared that otherwise might not have been noticed or was still trying to find a way to market themselves. Henry expanded this platform to the United Kingdom and gave the performers there an opportunity to compete and perform against each other. When they reached a certain level and had high sales, they were flown to the United States to be a part of a show that is part of his network, under Disnetwork Inc. This allows peoples voices to be heard and bring positivity to the youth and hip-hop community. The show is actually going on the road because April 6 starts the beginning of the tour.
Henry is also behind the face of Dad Hats & BowTies. The purpose of this platform is a podcast journey that speaks about social justice and media, movie reviews, new in fashion and some other hot topics. This platform also engages with A, B, C list celebrities within the industry of music and business today. Henry and his partner are looking to expand this network as well, that will allow intellectuals, hosts and creatives to be a part of the plan.
I spent many years on jobs that made a better life for my family. I realized though when life changed for me, I was in search for my purpose.
Hi, my name is Shani Hannah and I am a 44-year-old wife, mother and college student in pursuit of my master’s degree. Currently I am a new media journalism major. I love to write and express my thoughts and views on certain life situations pertaining to education and the community. Recently I had the opportunity to take on a project for a not for project organization named Safe Halls to write their blogs for them. I am excited to take on this project because it gives me the opportunity to share stories on another site.
As you start to evolve into your purpose things start lining up for you. My love for writing and my concern for today’s youth and education has pushed me into new opportunities. As I am starting on my early childhood journey as a teacher aide, I am delving more into the educational issues that plague our children today. Of course, I will talk about schools within my area and district as well as research outside of my community. I not only want to give my sentiments, but I want to also give direct information to keep parents informed, educators, and possibly any authoritative figures who are concerned with the learning curriculum for early childhood, PreK-12 and college students.
This blog is very personal to me because I get to open up about information that a lot of people just might not pay attention to. We have to stay more grounded and involved with what’s happening because education has drastically changed even since I was a little girl. The more you know the better off you are. My hope is that you will gain insight on what is going on in the educational realm along with the community.
Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts let’s talk…
View all posts by Shani Hannah