Monica to Address Child Hunger at D.C. Conference, Drop ‘New Life’ LP in November
R&B songbird Monica has teamed up with the Feeding America’s Entertainment Council to raise awareness of child hunger in America. The 30-year-old singer plans to address leaders at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Issue Forum in Washington, D.C., today (Sept. 23), to talk about this social cause.
Monica -- who is mom to sons Rodney, 6, and Romelo, 3 -- will be a panelist on a session about child hunger in the African-American community titled "Is Black America Fit for Life?" She will talk about the issue of hunger in America and how it particularly affects more than one in three African American children.
Monica is an example of such artists like 50 Cent, who is currently fighting world hunger with his energy drink Street King, who are using their celebrity to get heavily involved in humanitarian causes.
In the meantime, Monica is set to release her seventh LP 'New Life' via RCA Records on Nov. 29. The album pays tribute to the '90s as well as her musical idol and counterpart Mary J. Blige. The set's first single and video, 'Anything (To Find You),' features the big man himself, Rick Ross (*sans Lil Kim*). The second single, 'Until It's Gone,' which was penned by Jazmine Sullivan, will hit radio on Oct. 3.
Monica says the album is reflection of her new life as a married woman with her husband, basketball star Shannon Brown. “This is a new life for me, it’s not just a title of the CD, it’s really the place that my family, my kids, all of us are at right now," she says.
You can pre-order Monica's 'My Life' album here.