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LeToya Luckett Announces New Album ‘Back 2 Life’/ Reveals Track List

'Back 2 Life' New Album

LeToya Luckett Announces New Album ‘Back 2 Life’ / Reveals Track List! The New Album Hits Stores On May 12th!

LeToya Luckett is originally known for being a member of the R&B group Destiny’s Child. She won two Grammy Awards and released a ton of successful hit recordings. After the group split, she began her solo career after signing a record deal with Capitol Records.

Letoya Luckett 'Back To Life' New Album
LeToya Luckett

LeToya Luckett, began her solo debut album, ‘LeToya’, that topped the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart in 2006, and was certified platinum by the RIAA later that same year. The single, “Torn”, which we all loved, and it’s pretty much on the playlist of any woman who can’t choose between love interests; achieved records on BET’s top ten countdown show 106 & Park. She was also named “One of the Best New Artists of 2006” by AOL and the “Top Songwriter of 2006” by ASCAP. Luckett released a second solo album, ‘Lady Love’ on August 25, 2009, which debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and also as No. 12 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

Letoya Luckett Releases Track List for New Album 'Back To Life'
LeToya Luckett ‘Back 2 Life’ New Album
LeToya Luckett’s new album, has been several years in the making, the project was previously named ‘Until Then…’ and follows 2009’s ‘Lady Love.’ LeToya Luckett recently unveiled details on her third studio album, which is now titled ‘Back 2 Life.’ On December 7, 2016, she released the single Back 2 Life, with an accompanying music video released earlier this year on January 10, 2017. The album is set for release via eOne for May 12th, and the LP (which is named after its lead single) features Ludacris and production from Andre Harris, Warryn Campbell and newcomer Anthony Saunders.

 

Check Out the Official Track List Below!

 

BACK 2 LIFE TRACKLISTING

 

  1. I’m Ready
  2. B2L
  3. Show Me
  4. Used To
  5. Middle
  6. Grey ft. Ludacris
  7. In The Name
  8. My Love
  9. Worlds Apart
  10. Weekend
  11. Higher
  12. Loving You
  13. Disconnected
Am I the only one enjoying the come back of all my favorite singers & groups? Surely I’m not the only one. I’m looking forward to the album from LeToya Luckett!

Letoya Luckett Releases Track List for Back to Life Album

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wells Fargo Rejected a ‘Black Lives Matter’ Card Design!

Wells Fargo has proven to many that your freedom to express yourself will not be happening with them!

Rachel Nash, a Baltimore city school teacher, tried to customize her Wells Fargo bank card using the company’s online card designer to “reflect what’s important to you.”

Wells Fargo Card Designs
Customized Wells Fargo Cards

Rachel designed her card all black with the words “Black Lives Matter” and her design was rejected by Wells Fargo. Two days after she submitted her image online, she received an email Thursday morning informing her that her design did not meet the company’s guidelines.

 In speaking with the Washington Post, Rachel says that she simply wanted to use her card design to start conversation with “cashiers and others she interacts with while she buys groceries, gets coffee, dines at restaurants — wherever and whenever she uses her debit card.”

 Nash is not giving up. She has submitted another design to Wells Fargo. This one says “Black People Are Important.”

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But that, too, will be rejected, Wells Fargo told The Post.

According to the customer service reps, Black Lives Matter is too political.

 “As soon as I said ‘Black Lives Matter,’ [the customer service agent] said, ‘Oh, that’s why it got rejected.’ She said Wells Fargo ‘didn’t want to be associated with any antisocial or offensive organizations,’ ” Rachel recalled.

“She said that if ‘Black Lives Matter’ were on my card, it might offend people,” Rachel said. She eventually reached a supervisor who repeated the original reasoning that the phrase was “offensive and antisocial.”

Wells Fargo Bank
Wells Fargo

 

via Washington Post:

 

A Wells Fargo spokesman said on Friday that it rejected Nash’s image because company policy “prohibits political and trademarked or copyrighted images.”

 But “Black Lives Matter” is a movement, not a trademarked brand. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected applications to trademark “Black Lives Matter” for clothing sales because the slogan is “commonly used in rallies dedicated to raising awareness of civil rights, protesting violence, and conveying the message of support for the same.”

 Kris Dahl, the spokesman, said that customers who submit images such as the ‘fist’ Nash used must typically prove they created them.

 Dahl said in an emailed statement that the company will be reaching out to Nash to apologize for the way she was treated on the phone because “it did not correctly reflect the reason for the decline and was counter to our commitment to treating our customers with respect.”

 “The purpose of our Card Design Studio service is to give customers the opportunity to personalize their cards, and its guidelines aim to preserve the political neutrality of our products,” the statement said. “Wells Fargo respects individuals’ right to their opinions and causes, and when Wells Fargo rejects or approves an image, that’s not a reflection of Wells Fargo’s rejection or endorsement of the customer’s political view or cause.”

 

The saga highlights the sensitive line businesses walk between appealing to consumers and avoiding offense while protecting their brands. A swastika would warrant a clear rejection, Dahl said. As would a Confederate flag.

 

What about a card with the words “Choose Life” for those who oppose abortion rights?

 “Generally speaking, we would err on the side of caution as to what is considered political,” Dahl said in an interview.

 The company has a litany of rules stating which types of designs are unacceptable, including trademarked logos, images of celebrities and copyrighted cartoon characters. Wells Fargo will also reject “violent, offensive, anti-social, or death imagery,” sexual content, dead animals, political or religious imagery and “socially unacceptable or discriminatory” signs as well as images of flags — except the American flags featured in the company’s photo gallery, according to the original rejection email Nash received.

 There’s also a gay pride collection of pre-approved images including a rainbow flag and a “We are family” button next to a pink triangle. Dahl told The Washington Post that Wells Fargo is comfortable in its support for gay rights and does not consider rainbows to be a political statement.

 

He said Wells Fargo similarly celebrates black history and culture through its “Untold Stories” collection of credit card images rolled out in February during Black History Month. The images include a boombox and a black family embracing one other.

 

Nash shared her disappointment over the bank’s rejection of her Black Lives Matter design with her students during a discussion about financial literacy.

 “These banks are very excited to sign my kids up for credit cards as soon as they get to college, but they are not supporting the people who live in my city,” Nash said. “It’s hard for students to hear that big businesses they expect to be inclusive are not. And a lot of them said they don’t feel like doing business with Wells Fargo.”

 Who wants to bank where there are limits to how you express what you believe in?!

Wells Fargo Rejects Black Lives Matter Card
Wells Fargo…Really?