Bravo TV reality star coming to Livingstone

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Father, platinum-selling jazz artist, Ben Tankard, to accompany her

Bravo TV reality star, singer and motivational speaker, “Queen Brooklyn” Tankard, along with celebrity family and friends, is coming to Livingstone College April 8-9.

The visit is part of her 2019 “I Am Free Concert and Convo Tour,” which uses the power of music, education and the performing arts to empower the community and provide solutions to violence.

Queen Brooklyn starred in Bravo TV’s reality show, “Thicker than Water,” along with her parents and siblings, dubbed the “Black Brady Bunch.” She was nearly killed and endured violence between the ages of 9 to 21, which inspired her to create the “I Am Free Tour and Movement,” which helps people to prevent and heal from violence while becoming the best versions of themselves.

As a voice for students and communities riddled by sexual, physical and mental violence, she is committed to providing resources to survivors of violence and has enlisted the services of partnering organizations to help people transition out of violent situations.

Family members joining her on the tour include her father, Pastor Dr. Ben Tankard, a platinum selling artist who is currently No.1 on the smooth-jazz Billboard Chart, and his wife, Pastor Dr. Jewel Tankard, who is an international speaker and wealth guru.

Queen Brooklyn’s siblings and more celebrity friends will also be in attendance.

The community is invited to attend educational workshops on April 8; the VIP Celebrity Meet & Greet on April 9 at 2 p.m.; and the main event at 5 p.m., which will feature live music, panels, spoken word and dance on campus.

The “I Am Free Tour” has partnered with Bridge Da Gap. Inc., an Atlanta-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that combines hip-hop music, education and mentoring to reach students and teach life skills. The tour has also garnered the support of national domestic violence organizations and the White House Initiative on HBCUs, which was started in 1981 and furthered by the Obama administration.

“The ‘I Am Free Tour’ is perfectly aligned with the Center for Holistic Learning initiated by Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr., the 12th president of Livingstone College,” Queen Brooklyn said. “The program takes a holistic approach at educating and preparing the total student – intellectually, morally, physically and spiritually for the best possible path to a better future.”

“We have been blessed with this opportunity to have Ms. Tankard and her family to present this program on our campus,” Jenkins said. “We invite the community and other organizations to join us in transforming the lives of students.”

All college students get free access to the main event with pre-registration and a student ID at the door. Limited VIP tickets are available for purchase online. Tickets to the main event are available with a donation. To register, get tickets, sponsor, volunteer or donate, visit or call (615) 544-5266.

Follow Queen Brooklyn and the “I Am Fee Tour” on Instagram and Facebook @queenbrooklyn and @IAmFreeTour

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