I Stand With the Children of Ukraine: The Cry of a Generation

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Internationally considered an act of aggression, the invasion has triggered Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II, with more than 4.4 million Ukrainians leaving the country, and a quarter of the population displaced.

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA) partnered with Virtual Concert Halls, a Virginia based internet television producer, to host a global online fundraising effort to benefit UNICEF USA (https://www.unicefusa.org/streaming), who are committed to providing emergency aid to families and children in Ukraine.

On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, Virtual Concert Halls broadcasted a 18-hour live internet stream from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. CT (6 a.m. to 12 midnight ET) from UIMA’s headquarters in Chicago, and distributed it to major social media platforms. The event, titled “Helping UNICEF in Ukraine”, streamed to platforms which included YouTube, LinkedIn, Vimeo, Facebook, and Twitch.

Sir Shefik Macauley, known mononymously as Shefik, is an accomplished industry insider, who has appeared on MTV, SiriusXM, PBS, BET, network television, and in print media, as well as internationally on TRT World (Turkey). He spoke during the event and provided the Voice-Over for a self-produced public service announcement, broadcast around 7 a.m. CT (8 a.m. ET).

UNICEF has been in Ukraine for 25 years — and it is on the ground now, delivering safe water, health and hygiene supplies, blankets, warm clothes, and psycho-social care to children and their families.

https://invocation.co/about/press-release/shefik-to-speak-at-global-broadcast-for-ukraine-to-benefit-unicef-usa

Producer: Shefik
Director: Shefik
Editor: Shefik
Voice-Over: Shefik
Writer: Shefik

Leaveil Degree of The Whispers: Describe Those Things Very Tastefully

Leaveil Degree of The Whispers: Describe Those Things Very Tastefully
Member, The Whispers
#Romance


Leaveil Degree is a member of The Whispers. The group scored 15 top-ten R&B singles, and eight top-ten R&B albums, with two of them, “The Whispers” and “Love Is Where You Find It”, reaching the #1 spot. They have earned two platinum and five gold albums.

https://invocation.co/people/person/leaveil-degree

Aptly titled “Shefik presents Invocation”, the nationally syndicated terrestrial radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik’s engaging mindset. The radio show’s online hub at invocation.co serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.

Shanna Marie Wallace: Faith Chooses What We Experience in Every Moment

Shanna Marie Wallace: Faith Chooses What We Experience in Every Moment
CEO, Mind Yard New York
#Faith


Shanna Marie Wallace is a Spiritual Interfaith Minister, who inspires in her classes, workshops, and guest speaking appearances. Her passionate and purposeful work has been featured in Bronx Times, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Yahoo, and Tech Insider.

https://invocation.co/people/person/shanna-marie-wallace

Aptly titled “Shefik presents Invocation”, the nationally syndicated terrestrial radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik’s engaging mindset. The radio show’s online hub at invocation.co serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.

Tony Lindsay: One of the Worst Things That We Can Do

Tony Lindsay: One of the Worst Things That We Can Do
Filmmaker
#Change


Tony Lindsay is a producer and director, known for “Where Hearts Lie” (2016). The film features such notable actors as Clifton Powell (“Ray”, “Rush Hour”, “Next Friday”), Malik Yoba (“Empire”, “Why Did I Get Married?”), and Taral Hicks (“A Bronx Tale”).

https://invocation.co/people/person/tony-lindsay

Aptly titled “Shefik presents Invocation”, the nationally syndicated terrestrial radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik’s engaging mindset. The radio show’s online hub at invocation.co serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.

Gerald Alston of The Manhattans: Sometimes We Have to Step Out on Faith

Gerald Alston of The Manhattans: Sometimes We Have to Step Out on Faith
Grammy Award Winner and Lead Singer, The Manhattans
#Faith


Gerald Alston is an American R&B singer, and the lead singer with The Manhattans. Between 1988 and 1995, he left the group to record five albums (later recording his tribute to Sam Cooke in 2008) and ten solo singles.

https://invocation.co/people/person/gerald-alston

Aptly titled “Shefik presents Invocation”, the nationally syndicated terrestrial radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik’s engaging mindset. The radio show’s online hub at invocation.co serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.

Charisse Arrington: He Was Going to Kill Somebody That Evening

Charisse Arrington: He Was Going to Kill Somebody That Evening
Recording Artist and Brilliance Coach
#Hope


Charisse Arrington is a R&B singer who was signed to MCA Records in the 1990s. Her biggest success was with the single “Down With This” which peaked in the top twenty of the Billboard Dance singles chart and top five of the Billboard Dance breakout chart.

https://invocation.co/people/person/charisse-arrington

Aptly titled “Shefik presents Invocation”, the nationally syndicated terrestrial radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik’s engaging mindset. The radio show’s online hub at invocation.co serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.

Perri Gaffney: You Have to Believe in Your Pursuits

Perri Gaffney: You Have to Believe in Your Pursuits
Actress and Co-Author, “The Business of Broadway”
#Faith


Perri Gaffney adapted her debut novel, “The Resurrection of Alice”, into a one-woman play that won the 2014 African-American Arts Alliance of Chicago Outstanding Actress Award, and the 2014 Black Theater Alliance’s Best Lead Actress Award (Chicago).

https://invocation.co/people/person/perri-gaffney

Aptly titled “Shefik presents Invocation”, the nationally syndicated terrestrial radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik’s engaging mindset. The radio show’s online hub at invocation.co serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.

Dr. Hassan Tetteh: What Faith Is All About

Dr. Hassan Tetteh: What Faith Is All About
Physician and Surgeon
#Faith


Dr. Hassan Tetteh is a board-certified surgeon specializing in thoracic surgery, critical care, heart and lung transplantation, research and education. He is a member of the Washington Regional Transplant Community.

https://invocation.co/people/person/dr-hassan-tetteh

Aptly titled “Shefik presents Invocation”, the nationally syndicated terrestrial radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik’s engaging mindset. The radio show’s online hub at invocation.co serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.

Leaveil Degree of The Whispers: We Knew Immediately This Was Going To Be a Hit Record

Leaveil Degree
Member, The Whispers
#Endurance

Leaveil Degree is a member of The Whispers. The group scored 15 top-ten R&B singles, and eight top-ten R&B albums, with two of them, “The Whispers” and “Love Is Where You Find It”, reaching the #1 spot. They have earned two platinum and five gold albums.

https://invocation.co/people/person/leaveil-degree


Aptly titled Shefik presents Invocation, the nationally-syndicated terrestrial radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik’s engaging mindset. The radio show’s online hub at invocation.co serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.

John Howard, Ph.D.: Time Is Something That’s Precious

John Howard, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Purchase College, State University of New York
#Time

John Howard, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Purchase College, State University of New York. He received his doctorate in sociology from Stanford University and a law degree from Pace University School of Law.

https://invocation.co/people/person/john-howard-phd


Aptly titled Shefik presents Invocation, the nationally-syndicated terrestrial radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik’s engaging mindset. The radio show’s online hub at invocation.co serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.