Social Justice – “The Talk”
Service Never Sleeps: http://www.serviceneversleeps.org/
Whitney discusses her single “The Talk”. The Talk’s soulful rhythm with its haunting “hands-up” lyrics expose the all too often frank dialogue African American families have about staying safe when interacting with law enforcement.
Whitney also discusses being the co-founder and CEO of Service Never Sleeps (SNS – www.serviceneversleeps.org); a social justice-oriented nonprofit whose vision is to foster a community of concerned citizens who refuse to stop serving for as long as social injustice exists.
Whitney is a rising Millennial activist, and the Co-Founder and CEO of Service Never Sleeps. She grew up between Latin America and West Africa as a Foreign Service child. At Washington University in St. Louis, Whitney doubled majored in English and Spanish, and minored in Communications and Journalism, during which she also embraced her calling as a “Professional Humanitarian.” Whitney’s passion for service and social justice brought her to Washington, DC to serve with Americorps (City Year), and then work in homeless services for three years, before founding Service Never Sleeps in 2015. Whitney is excited to create a movement of service and allies by igniting quick social change through mass civic engagement and collaboration.
Whitney released her first single, “The Talk,” earlier this year. The song is a preview to the upcoming summer release of Whitney’s social justice album, “What Will You Do?”
Joshua Davies is the producer on Whitney’s album and discusses his creative genius behind giving Whitney’s visions for her album (What Will You Do) musical life. In addition to producing many other musical projects, he is also the founder of Netra School of Music and the music director at the DMV-based church, Zion Church.