*The “Love King” Raheem DeVaughn is expanding that love beyond his music and into the community that’s provided the backdrop for much of his success with his First Annual Black Male Summit & Town Hall on Thursday, August 21st at the Temple of Praise in Washington, DC.

Presented by DeVaughn’s LoveLife Foundation, the summit seeks to dispel the negative portrayal of Black makes in American society. Joining the three-time Grammy nominated singer/songwriter as host will be “News One Now” (TV One) host and syndicated columnist Roland Martin. Award-winning journalist, author and social activist Jeff Johnson will be featured on the panel, alongside Pastor W. Lamar Staples, Associate Pastor of The Temple of Praise in Washington, DC, Tony Lewis, Jr.-Community Activist/founder Of Sons of Life and Pastor Jabari Douglas of Kingdom Worship Center in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Inspired by the poem “Invictus,” to reflect the change one wants to seek in the world, the theme of the inaugural summit is “I Am the Master of My Fate.” The Black Male Summit & Town Hall Meeting will highlight accurate information and data on where and how Black males are achieving. This signature event will also provide solutions to properly improve, identify, and respond to encourage empowerment and growth.

This Event will be the first of a series of events introducing the city to the LoveLife Foundation with the very first annual “Raheem LoveLife_Logo_FINAL_300dpiDevaughn’s LoveLife Foundation Charity Weekend (August 22 – 24).

Additional participants in the summit:

Dr. George Holmes – Member of President Barack Obama’s National African American Clergy Leadership Working Group and Chaplain of the District of Columbia Democratic State Committee

Reverend Lennox Yearwood – President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus

Mr. Ed Davies, Executive Director of the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Company

For more information, please visit and connect via Twitter @LoveLifeDMV and Instagram @lovelifedmv.


Syreta J. Oglesby
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