Host Marsha Jews speaks with Reverend Patrick D. Clayborn; Camille Yarborough, a writer, actress, dancer, and singer; and Catonya, the Vice President of the Priceless Gown Project.
Reverend Patrick D. Clayborn, PhD is a vision-driven disciple who is committed to building the Kingdom of God by empowering individuals to fully embrace five core values: Spiritual Growth, Service, Stewardship, Evangelism and Education. Through his own passionate worship, dedication to family, friends, and those he pastors, Rev. Clayborn's personal goal is to share and show the love of Jesus Christ with all those he comes in contact.
Ms. Camille Yarbrough, a multi-talented veteran of theater, film, dance, and song is, like her article-mates, enjoying a renewed interest in her career. Sankofa Camille Yarbrough has had distinguished careers as community activist, writer, teacher, actress, composer, singer, dancer, radio talk show host, and lecturer. Much of that attention is generated by the 2000 re-release of her spoken word cd "the iron pot cooker" (vanguard records). One of the songs from that album ("take yo' praise") was covered by British DJ Fatboy slim. His international hit "Praise You" Has since been heard in hit movies, Mercedes Benz and Wimbledon Commercials, and several television shows for the past two years. Amazingly, "The Iron Pot Cooker" Which was originally released in 1975, was Ms. Yarbrough's first and only recording. In a spin magazine review, Yarbrough was dubbed "a hip hop foremother." Some know Camille as the author of the children's classic book "Cornrows;" Some know her as a spoken word artist/performer from the black arts movement; others will remember her from her dance days with the esteemed Katherine Dunham dance company, where she was a member of the for five years and taught Dunham technique at Southern Illinois University; and still others will remember her from the original movie shaft or any number of the television shows she's done.
Catonya is the Vice President of the Priceless Gown Project, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that provides Maryland and Washington DC High School girls with FREE gowns, dresses and accessories for their Junior and/or Senior prom. Catonya created her own public relations and events coordination company in November 2012, Lester Public Relations and Events, through which she is successful in marketing, branding and promoting her clients. As a senior at Morgan State University, Catonya is currently pursuing her degree in Public Relations and will graduate on May 20, 2017.