Lecrae and Tasha Cobbs Leonard will release a new single, “Your Power,” on May 5th
By: Melvin J Walls Jr.
Grammy-winning Christian rap artist Lecrae is set to make his acting debut in the upcoming live-action Christmas musical movie, “Journey to Bethlehem.” Produced by Sony, Affirm Films, Monarch Media, and Ryan Busse, and directed by Adam Anders of “Glee” fame, the movie is expected to become a holiday classic upon its release on November 10th.
Journey to Bethlehem
The film follows the story of Mary and Joseph’s journey and the birth of Jesus, featuring both classic Christmas melodies and new pop songs. Lecrae will be playing the role of the angel Gabriel alongside a star-studded cast that includes Antonio Banderas as King Herod, Fiona Palomo as Mary, and Milo Manheim as Joseph. Aside from his exciting involvement in the film industry, Lecrae is also using his music platform to raise awareness about mental health.
Together with Tasha Cobbs Leonard, the duo recently released a new single called “Your Power,” coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month. In the song, Lecrae and Tasha Cobbs Leonard encourage listeners to lean into God’s grace, strength, and power, especially during their darkest moments. The music reflects their own struggles with mental health, and they hope that the song will remind others that they are not alone and that help is available.
“Tasha Cobbs encourages others to not be afraid to ask for help.”
The duo has also started releasing snippets of a raw and honest conversation on their Instagram accounts, where they speak about their experiences with depression and anxiety. They discuss the pressure they’ve felt to be ideal role models and the backlash they faced
Mental Health for African Americans
While mental health awareness is essential for everyone, Lecrae emphasized its significance in the African American community. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, black adults in the United States are more likely to report persistent symptoms of emotional distress compared to white adults. However, they are less likely to seek help or receive adequate care due to stigma, lack of access to resources, and cultural barriers.
Lecrae believes that black parents must prioritize mental health awareness for their children to ensure they receive the care they need to thrive. This includes educating themselves and their children about mental health, seeking help when necessary, and advocating for better access to mental health resources.
Lecrae’s upcoming acting debut in the live-action Christmas musical movie “Journey to Bethlehem” is an exciting development for fans, and the film is poised to become a holiday classical. Lecrae and Tasha Cobbs Leonard’s new single, “Your Power,” serves as a powerful reminder of God’s love and grace, providing hope and support for those struggling with mental health
issues as well as those who may find themselves suffering from a lack of community. Mental health is important for everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or national background. As humans we are all in this together, a message worth remembering.