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James Brown Daughter Keeps His Legacy Alive Through J.A.M.P

J.A.M.P. kids pose with guest speaker Flex Alexander after the L.A. masterclass. (courtesy photo)



As tradition would have it, Deanna Brown Thomas, daughter of James Brown, will carry on the legacy of her famous father's charitable giving by providing Turkeys at The New York Food Bank Community Kitchen to senior citizens in Harlem on Saturday November 22, 2014 at 9:30AM.

This is made possible through the James Brown Family Performing Arts Center of New York in collaboration with Lee Cheney, Source Manager of Food Bank New York and Daryl Foriest, Director of the Community Kitchen. This food-distribution program helps feed more than 1.5 million people per year citywide.

As President of The James Brown Family Foundation,,, Ms. Brown multiplies the message and vision of James Brown by helping those who are less fortunate through Turkey and Toy Giveaways. She maintains her roots in entertainment by creating an environment where students get excited about music education and fine arts at The James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils and The James Brown Family Performing Arts Center.

Join Deanna Brown Thomas, The James Brown Family Performing Arts Center, Fashion Inspires! Models, US Representative Charlie Rangel, Council Member Inez Dickens, Community Leaders, The Harlem Historical Society, The National Black Theatre, Reverend Al Sharpton and On the Potomac Productions, as well as residents of Harlem, for a Historic Street Co-Naming Ceremony in honor of a giant in Music History, Civil & Human Rights and Social Justice: The Legendary Godfather of Soul - James Brown.

At 12:30PM all will gather on the Southwest corner of West 126th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard to commemorate the Co-Naming of 126th Street behind the Apollo Theater, as "James Brown Way" – This Street Co-Naming honors this distinguished gentleman as a Giant of the 20th Century who played many critical and pivotal roles of great significance to our nation's cultural, social, and music history – for his commitment to Education and Excellence, "Father of FUNK' and the "Godfather of Hip Hop".

At 2:00PM there will be a Free Screening of the Documentary "James Brown – The Man, the Music, the Message" to follow at: The National Black Theater – 125th Street and 5th Harlem, New York.