EnSpired: CEO Kevin Livingston, Gets Men Suited Up w/Help From Celebrities…

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Kevin Livingston may look like a regular middle class guy with a nice truck, but if people really knew who he was and what he’s hauling around in that truck – they’d be very surprised! Livingston, a community organizer in New York City is the CEO of ‘100 Suits for 100 Men’ suits in which he carries around in the back of his truck; not to take to the nearest goodwill but to set up a rack at a store front in high-crime neighborhoods to give them out FREE to young as well as not so young men.

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It could be retail, It could be restaurant – You put on a suit? And you automatically stand out.

Kevin Livingston, CEO 100 Suits for 100 Men 

Due to Kevin’s passion for helping young men “succeed” his donation-based business caught the attention of judges, retired district attorney’s and celebrities such as Colin Kaepernick, Snoop Dogg, Charlamagne tha God and more. So, you might be asking “Well, what if the suits don’t fit?” Livingston, even has that taken care of; he has a tailor there on the spot, to take measurements! How Awesome is That!!

There’s no cost for any of the services provided and once the men sign up, Livingston goes to work by not only getting them fitted for the suit but he also teaches them how to tie a tie as well. And that’s not all! Livingston has the men to sign up, so he can follow up and check in with the guys to see how their doing. No young man will get left behind with just a suit, because to Livingston, this is a life changing program for young to not only be great but to understand the greatness they walk in.

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When the young men leave, they not only leave with a tailor made suit but they leave with a new lease on life, knowing that someone wants to engage with them and help them succeed – Hats off to Kevin Livingston for following his passion and giving our young men, no matter the background or race a chance to be seen and respected by the world.

Check out the video below and see what sparked Kevin to start his business 100 Suits for 100 Men!

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Snoop D.O.G.G is Taking it to Church in New Gospel Single “Words Are Few”

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So, just in case you read the title wrong….YES! Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, the godfather of funk and rap is coming out with a new gospel album and it’s been “mom” approved!

Like you, I probably would have never imagined Snoop Dogg ever coming out with a gospel album as all I’ve ever known him for was dope (not literally) lyrics and funky, get your groove on beats…..Well, mama did say that God can use anybody and Snoop Dogg is no different. Over the years there’s been quite a bit of controversy in “gospel-dom” (for lack of a better word) when a secular artist merge into the gospel neighborhood and it’s even more of a crime when a gospel artist decides to do music with “secular” artists. I mean, didn’t God come into the world to save everybody??? I’m just saying…

But sometimes the Christians feel as though, they are the only ones going to heaven and if a secular artist crosses over – they get a lot of dirty looks, especially if a christian artist decides to work with them. Let’s face it, God gave us all talents and while some may have went a different road with theirs, it doesn’t mean that God loves them any less or won’t accept them – I mean as Christians, we can be haters, unforgiving and un-accepting of others, especially if they’re “NOT LIKE US”. But I’m so glad God never was or will be that way. Can I get an AMEN!!

I have to admit, I actually loved the single “Words are Few” in which also features the artist B Slade (formerly known in the gospel world as Tonex). It’s a powerful song of redemption, forgiveness and “please don’t judge me” – I’m still a work in progress, so move on. Go ahead Snoop, I’m listening!

According to media site Uproxx the rapper will be promoting the album via a reality show entitled “True G The Gospel of Snoop” the show will air on The Impact Network, in which had this to say about Snoop’s upcoming reality series:

See Snoop Dogg on his journey as a husband, father and community caretaker. Go inside the album as he reveals his source of inspiration. Hear Snoop’s personal testimony and stories of God’s grace through his many trials and tribulations.

Snoop Dogg stated that he promised his mother Beverly Broadus-Green, who’s also an  ordained minister that he would do an inspirational album.

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Putting together a gospel album has “always been on my heart” and no time feels better than the present. Snoop Dogg

And Mrs. Green gave her son the thumbs up on his decision; the rapper shared his text and her response on Instagram in which you can see here.

If the other songs on the album sound as good as his first single, Snoop may very well be on his way of winning over the Christians as well. *Maybe*

Listen to “Words are Few” below and let me know what you think in the comments!!

 

Roshonda N. Blackmon – Creator of JustsumInspiration, Author, Speaker & Encourager

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