Grammy Award winner Tye Tribbett was already scheduled to give a “Hate Won’t Win” concert in Columbia, SC this coming Thursday when he saw a shocking site on the evening news. He witnessed almost 50 Ku Klux Klan members angrily chanting and waving confederate flags to protest the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia last week. This affected him deeply.
“I’m even more committed to fighting racism than ever before, it’s a sensitive place to be right now in Columbia where one side wants to honor the efforts of their forefathers and another side wants to erase the memories of the pain caused by them. It’s not going to be an easy road, but I do know this: hate won’t win!”
Tye is ready to pick up the cause to fight and bring positive energy to the forefront over the hatred he witnessed first hand. He will start with his July 23rd ‘Hate Won’t Win’ concert will raise money for The Mother Emanuel Hope Fund and The Lowcountry Ministries –Reverend Pinckney Fund which will benefit the families and church of the nine people who were killed during a racially-charged mass shooting at a prayer meeting at the historic Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Columbia June 17th.
The concert features some of the biggest names in gospel music such as gold-selling recording artist Israel Houghton, ‘Break Every Chain’ singer Tasha Cobbs, R&B star Akon’s protégé Mali Music and Top Ten recording artist Travis Greene.
The concert takes place Thursday, July 23 @7:00 PM at The Medallion Conference Center, 7309 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209.
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