GDL sponsors 15th annual Black History Month Brunch

The Genesee District Library 15th annual Black History Month Brunch takes place Saturday.

The Genesee District Library 15th annual Black History Month Brunch takes place Saturday.

GENESEE COUNTY — Awardwinning gospel singer, J Moss will be one of several featured artists at the Genesee District Library’s 15th Annual Black History Month, Brunch, from 10 a.m. to !2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 6. at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint.

This annual community event recognizes people who are making a positive impact in Genesee County. GDL will present its 2016 Award of Excellence to Reverend Alfred L. Harris, Sr; Henry Hatter; Coach Courtney Hawkins; and Burnie G. Nelson. The Partner in Progress Award will be presented to the Ennis Center.

Brunch tickets are $30 and are available at the Headquarters Library and online using PayPal at A portion of the proceeds from this ticketed event helps fund the library’s Summer Reading Challenge that reaches over 10,000 children.

J Moss has sold more than 700,000 a Top-selling gospel musician J Moss is a Detroit native who for nearly a decade, had had numerous Top 10 singles including, “We Must Praise,” “Praise on the Inside,” “Psalm 150” and “God’s Got It”. As a producer, J Moss has won a Grammy Award, Stellar Awards for his artistry and many other accolades including American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, DOVE Awards and ASCAP Songwriter of the Year. Moss’s 2014 album Grown Folks Gospel debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, and just a few days following the album’s release gained the highest position on the Apple iTunes gospel charts. His next album, GFG Reload, will be released December 4, 2016.

Lydia Seale, 20 is a Flint native and accomplished Christian vocalist, musician, songwriter and producer. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Eastern Michigan University in Public Relations in April 2015 and released her first solo project “13:13” in January 2013.

Traci Currie and Martina Hahn first performed at the 2015 Black History Month Brunch to much audience awe and praise. This year they will pay tribute to one of our great leaders. The work of art created by Hahn will then be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Proceeds from the auction will go toward the purchase of children’s prize books for the Summer Reading Challenge.

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