Be a Humanitarian Video

Be A Humanitarian:
It all happens so fast, they didn’t have a chance
to go and say goodbye to their loved ones or friends
so many people die, leaving the rest hopeless
with no water, no food and most of them homeless
as children of the earth it’s time to show kindness
help your brothers in need is showing human-ness
donating what you can, can never be senseless
at this stage all is useful, even a few cents
Our fathers are missing
Our mothers are grieving
Brothers and sisters are orphans
we are part of the same world so let’s please give them a chance.
Look at all of them starving
lend a hand, before it’s too late
We can help them make it
we just have to unite then we can free them overnight.
No matter how small you donate
the lives of thousands you will save
together we can make a difference
Be A Humanitarian
help your brother who needs a hand
Look at those children drying
listen to their mothers crying
together we can make a difference
Be A Humanitarian
Help your brethren
It’s sad but true to know that life is so fragile
the way that death hits us sometimes is so hostile
today’s their turn, tomorrow might be yours or mine
and no one knows how’s gonna be the next in line
as long as you alive, my friend don’t stop giving
help the less fortunate is showing that you’re caring
give them the light of hope, to help them heal their pain
United we should stand and give the best we can.
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First Cut for 53rd Grammys

Be A Humanitarian by NY Soul All Stars Makes First Cut for 53rd Grammys

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the single “Be A Humanitarian” by The New York Soul All Stars has made the first cut in the nomination process for the Grammy Award for Best R&B Recording by Group or Duo.  While we are ecstatic about the fact we are in contention for this prestigious award we also remain singularly focused on the reason why this recording exists in the first place.< In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti songwriter/artist/ producer Steve Wallace and Haitian born songwriter/artist Rickey Debose decided to record a song that would bring attention as well as support to the needs of the Haitian people.  In further talks with yours truly Kevin Harewood (Manager of Steve Wallace) we uncovered a few vitally important facts. They are: 1) Many charitable organizations in the Black communities are drastically underfunded. 2) Many people feel that they cannot be a part of humanitarian efforts if they are not wealthy. 3) The needs for support of the revitalization of Haiti is an ongoing effort that will require years of activity. 4) No amount of money donated to such organizations is too small, no amount of time volunteered is to little. As such  we along (with the Purpose Music Group) decided to have the proceeds for this recording benefit five key charitible organizations that are working diligently to improve our world. 1) Baptist Mission Haiti (in Port Au Prince) 2) Boys and Girls Club of Hempstead, New York 3) Watchful Eye of Brooklyn, New York 4) Habitat for Humanity Dekalb County, Georgia 5) Dr Bob Lee's Make The Grade Foundation (New York, New York) We are very appreciative of those who join with us to help make this world a better place.  We also hope that if you don't join with us here you do something, somewhere and "Be A Humanitarian" Regards, Kevin Harewood Your Entertainment Agency/EDclectic Entertainment New York, New York Kevin Harewood-Edclectic Entertainment

Song Test Results

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Date: April 1, 2010 1:43:53 PM EDT
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Subject: song contest results

Dear Ricky:

I’m pleased to inform you that your song has been named one of the Top Five Songs in our latest SongwriterUniverse “Best Song Of The Month” Contest. It was not the winning entry, but it will be honored on our Winners page as one of the best songs we heard last month. Please send us a headshot photo JPG  of you (preferably color) for the Winners page, and fill in your contact info and credits below. Thank you.

“Be A Humanitarian”
Written by and performed by Ricky Derose
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Dale Kawashima
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Be A Humanitarian

“Be A Humanitarian” Official Release Today!
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Hey Everyone.   Many of you may know that over the past months, I have been working on a very important project. It is a song entitled “Be A Humanitarian” written by Ricky Derose, composed and produced by yours truly. Initially this song was created to raise funds for the people suffering still in Haiti. It has since grown to become a call to all for a new movement in humanitarianism worldwide.
Today is the official release date for the single “Be A Humanitarian” through Purpose Records, one of NYC’s top Indie Labels, featuring many of the biggest names in Indie Soul, Jazz and World Music based in the New York area such as Abby Dobson, Darien, Shae Fiol, Angela Johnson, Eric Roberson, Mahasin, Kelli Sae, Ricky Derose, Viviane Rangon, Honey Larochelle, Marlon Saunders, Maritri, Shelly Nicole (of Blackbushe), Chandlar, Gordon Chambers, Monet, Maya Azucena, Chester Gregory and of course myself. All of these wonderfully gifted people dedicated their time and talent in order to give back to the people in Haiti and others throughout the world.   Please join us in this quest! You can help make a difference.

Go to ITunes and purchase “Be A Humanitarian” for 99 cents.   100% of each purchase goes to the following Charities:

Baptist Haitian Mission
Habitat For Humanity Dekalb County, GA
Watchful Eye
Brooklyn Teen Challenge
Dr Bob Lee’s Make The Grade Foundation

Please lend a helping hand wherever you are, and please let others know to do the same.
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May God Bless you,
-Steve Wallace