Sunday, November 4 Declared 'Lift Every Voice And Sing Sunday'

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Amazing, Inspiring Video ‘Lift Every Voice And Sing”’ Receives Standing Ovations and over 1 million Hits on YouTube

Richmond, VA, October 19, 2012 – This election season, the video “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” produced by The Balm In Gilead, based in Richmond, VA, is getting a lot of attention. This moving video, which receives standing ovations at each showing, features images of significant African American individuals and historic moments. Set to the music of the Negro National Anthem, it has been played at national conventions, local rallies and at gatherings across the country.

Sunday, November 4 has been declared “Lift Every Voice and Sing Sunday.” Congregations are encouraged to include the showing of the video during their Sunday programming to encourage civic engagement by voting on November 6, or early voting as it applies to individual states.

This inspiring version of the Negro National Anthem, performed by the Grace Baptist Church Cathedral Choir, (Mt. Vernon, NY and conducted by Derrick James) was originally screened at the historic African-American Church Inaugural Ball (AACIB) in Washington, DC on January 18, 2009. The event was held in honor of the election of President Barack Obama, the first African American President in the nation’s history. Many of the dignitaries featured in the video were in attendance at the AACIB and were recognized for their monumental contributions to social justice. The video was produced and donated by Ascender Communications, LLC ( at the request of The Balm In Gilead, Inc.

Visit to secure a copy of the video for a donation of $15. You can also view this amazing video at . For more information, please contact The Balm In Gilead at 888-225-6242 or

About The Balm In Gilead, Inc.

Celebrating over 23 years of service – The mission of The Balm In Gilead, Inc. is to prevent diseases and to improve the health status of people of the African Diaspora by providing support to faith institutions in areas of program design, implementation and evaluation; which strengthens their capacity to deliver programs and services that contribute to the elimination of health disparities.

The Balm In Gilead is known throughout Africa and the United States for its insightful understanding of religious cultures and values and extraordinary ability to build strong, trusted partnerships with faith communities. With these unique partnerships, The Balm In Gilead has been entrusted to build the capacity of national faith structures to utilize their existing tentacles that reach into every urban center and rural village to deliver comprehensive health services.
The Balm In Gilead, Inc. is an international NGO based in Richmond, VA (USA) and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Skyway Building).











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