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46: Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. becomes the 46th President! 

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. becomes the 46th president

 

Madame Vice President: Kamala D. Harris was sworn in as vice president of the United States

 

Amanda Gorman, the nation's youngest inaugural poet laureate

 

 

On this day, January 20, 2021, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was sworn in as our 46th President of the United States. Kamala Harris was sworn in as Vice President. 

This was a historic event because Kamala D. Harris is the first Black and South Asian Woman to serve in the second highest office in the country. 

Amanda Gorman became the nation's youngest inaugural poet laureate as she spoke at President Joe Biden's inauguration. 

After 4 years of darkness and pain, we can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. With the new administration, there is hope for a better tomorrow. I look forward to a restored sense of dignity, decency, and truthfulness to our nation again. I know this won’t happen overnight. There’s so much work to do but I know we will prevail. 

Over the past 8 months, the Covid 19 pandemic has ravished our nation. Over 400,000 people have died. Even in my own family and circle of friends, I’ve lost loved ones to Covid. We have to get it under control! 

This is not a hoax! We must get the virus under control because we cannot move forward with our economy until we do. People must get back to work. Businesses that have closed need to come back. We must get Broadway back! We need to go back to our restaurants and dine in again. We need our economy back! I feel good about this administration. Even before they were sworn in, they were assembling their task force to combat it. We now have a chance to beat it. 

As long as there is life, there is hope. The Biden administration brings us hope. Hope that they will work with the nation to bring unity and justice to everyone. President Biden vows to heal and unite our nation in crisis. I believe he will give it his all. 

I am hopeful for better days ahead! 

Much love, 

Benita Charles

 

 

Happy MLK Day! 

 

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day)!

 

Today, we honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

He was one of the greatest leaders of all time who fought for equity for all. He showed the world that one person can make a difference.

His fight is especially important in light of recent events of injustice and civil unrest. It’s a reminder that there’s still a lot of work to do! 

Let us continue to develop our talents and gifts to make a difference and change the world!

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Music Coming Soon!!! 

NY-Vocalist, Benita Charles in New York, New York

 

New music coming soon: Step into your Power!

 

I'm so excited about the new project I'm working on called, Step Into your Power.  The CD contains something for the ladies called, Be Bold - Be Brave. There's also something for the men called, I am Powerful.

It is my hope that the music will motivate you to celebrate the greatness in all of us!

 

Super Producer, Themi mixing a special brew!

 

A Special Thanks to all my fans for your continued support of my music!

 

For the ladies:

 

Be Bold - Be Brave is an up-beat female empowerment R&B song that encourages each woman to channel her inner diva and shine!

 

For the gentlemen:

 

I am Powerful is a driving rock song that is a call to action to step into your power and be your best self!

 

 

It's your time to shine!!!

Happy New Year 2021! 

Dear Fans: 

Happy New Year 2021!! I wish you a year of prosperity, good health, love, happiness, joy, wealth and good fortune! 

This year marks the beginning of better days ahead. Please stay vigilant with keeping yourself healthy, wear your masks; maintain your social distance and stay positive. We made it through 2020, we'll continue to get through these troubling times during the Covid-19 pandemic.  I am hopeful for a brighter future for us. 

Thank you so much for your continued support of my creative endeavors. Unsung Heroes was a huge success last year! There will be more exciting events and new music this year! I'll keep you posted. 

Best wishes and I hope all your dreams come true in 2021!! 

Much love, 

Benita Charles Music 

Spreading love through music for your inspiration and entertainment! 

 

https://benitacharlesmusic.hearnow.com/unsung-heroes 

 

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AS I CLOSE THE DOOR 

Dear Lord, as I close the door on the old year, I ponder the things I've done... the things I've said and the joys I've had I wonder, have I lost or won? 

I've thought of new friends I have made, and the old ones, staunch and true... the paths of the old year made easier, Lord, because I have walked them with You 

I think of all the many times, when my burdens were so heavy to bear, and how my faith slipped away from me but somehow You were always there 

Now, as I open the door to this New Year, and carefully peep inside, I wonder what it holds for me... but I'll throw the door open wide. 

Whatever it brings to me and mine, I'll meet it with a heart so true... I know that, Lord, whatever it may be, You'll be there to carry me through! 

--Merrei Thompson 

 

Thank you for your support of Unsung Heroes! 

 

Thanks so much of your support of my song, Unsung Heroes! I am so grateful to everyone who purchased, streamed, shared and loved the song. Your support means so much too me and is encouragement to keep going. 

A special thanks to all the Essential Workers who participated in the Essential Worker of the Week Project in support of the song! Thank you for your dedication and service! It is because of you we are able to make it through the devastating Covid-19 pandemic!

 

About Unsung Heroes:

Unsung Heroes by Benita Charles is an inspirational, heartfelt song full of positive vibes. The uplifting message of hope is a tribute to all the essential/frontline workers who are making a difference for the nation during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are forever indebted to them for their service and courage! 

Unsung Heroes by Benita Charles is now available on all music and streaming platforms!

https://benitacharlesmusic.hearnow.com/unsung-heroes

 

 

A Special Thanks to all the Essential Workers who supported Unsung Heroes! 

 

 

The year 2020 has been one of the most prolific years for me musically, despite living through one of the worst health crises in a century, the Covid-19 pandemic. 

My song, Unsung Heroes is one of the songs I wrote during the lockdown in New York in the spring of 2020. It’s an inspirational tribute song dedicated to all of the essential workers who are risking their lives so that the rest of us can live a safe life during the mist of the crisis. 

I started the Essential Worker of the Week Project in support of the song to honor an essential worker each week.  With each highlight I would promote to all of my over 20+ social media sites exposing them to hundreds of people to give them the recognition they deserve. It was a huge success!

A special thank you to all the Essential Workers who participated in the Essential Worker of the Week Project! I appreciate your support from the bottom of my heart!

Thank you for your dedication and your service in your occupations! It’s because of you that we are able to live a quality life during the Covid-19 pandemic Thank you for your service!

 

Thanks to all the Essential Workers:

 

  • Kalesha Blanchard - Private Nursing Aide - Schenectady, New York 

 

  • Elizabeth Lovett - Behavioral Clinician - Lafayette, Indiana 

 

  • Eytan Koch - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident - New York, New York 

 

  • Melisha Jackson - Radiology Secretary - New York, New York 

 

  • Max Keisling - Music Teacher - New York, New York 

 

  • Ruby Bueno - Registered Respiratory Therapist - San Diego, California 

 

  • Karl Watson - Technical Coordinator at the Department of Music, Multimedia, Theater and Dance at Lehman College (CUNY) - Bronx, New York, New York 

 

  • Elijah J. Thomas - Musician, Educator and Composer - Harlem, New York, New York 

 

  • Karol Ward, LCSW - Licensed Psychotherapist and Confidence Coach -  New York, New York 

 

  • Gina Micourt-Glenn - ICU Registered Nurse - Atlanta, GA 

 

  • Julia Caicedo - Registered Nurse, BSN - Philadelphia, PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essential Worker of the Week: Julia Caicedo 

Essential Worker of the Week: Today, I’d like to acknowledge Julia Caicedo, a Registered Nurse, BSN from Philadelphia, PA. We are grateful for you. Thank you for your service!

Unsung Heroes by Benita Charles is an inspirational, heartfelt song full of positive vibes. The uplifting message of hope is a tribute to all the essential/frontline workers who are making a difference for the nation during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are forever indebted to them for their service and courage!

https://benitacharlesmusic.hearnow.com/unsung-heroes/

 

 

Happy Holidays from Benita Charles! 

Dear Friends: 

Happy Holidays!!! Today, I'd like to wish you and yours a very special day of love, happiness, laughter, freedom and joy to last for eternity! Life is a gift. Let the spirit of the season fill your heart with love! 

 

I hope my original holiday song, Christmastime (My favorite time of the year) brings inspiration and joy to you during the season. It is available for purchase on Bandcamp and streaming on Spotify, as well as all other music and streaming platforms. Enjoy! 

 

Thank you so much for your continued support of my musical endeavors! You always show me so much love and encouragement.  It really means the world to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You are so amazing!!! 

 

Wishing you all the magic of the holiday! May your dreams come true!!! Please stay safe & be well! 

Much love, 

Benita Charles Music 

"Sharing love through music for your inspiration and entertainment!" 

 

 

 

 

 

Essential Worker of the Week: Gina Micourt-Glenn 

Essential Worker of the Week: Today, I’d like to acknowledge Gina Micourt-Glenn, an ICU Registered Nurse from Atlanta, GA. We are grateful for you. Thank you for your service! 

Unsung Heroes by Benita Charles is an inspirational, heartfelt song full of positive vibes. The uplifting message of hope is a tribute to all the essential/frontline workers who are making a difference for the nation during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are forever indebted to them for their service and courage!

https://benitacharlesmusic.hearnow.com/unsung-heroes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmastime (My Favorite Time of the Year) 

 

 

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays, dear friends!!! I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season. Christmas is truly my favorite time of the year.

Thanks so much to all my fans for your continued support of my music! I am so grateful to you for all the love you always show me.

 

Enjoy my new holiday single, Christmastime (My Favorite Time of the Year) available on all music and streaming platforms.