The Struggle for Change is an international, community-based initiative. It currently incorporate the visual arts, the performing arts and sport to address issues that include, building confidence and self-esteem, striving for excellence and creating positive role models. The Struggle for Change also address social issues such as gun crime, gang violence and drug abuse and developing the art of communication, nurturing healthy relationships and promoting positive principles. In March 2009 Donald Brown invited Hollywood Celebrities to England as part of The Struggle for Change Programme, designed to Promote Positive Principles against violence. Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey, The butler on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air) and Mary Wilson (The Supremes) were part of the successful event promoting the cause.
Donald Brown has emerged to become one of the premier sculptors of our time. While successfully incorporating the European influences of his youth with an understanding of his African ancestry, Brown’s style enjoys an international reputation for excellence. Brown aspirations are “to celebrate heroes and heroines of African descent, upholding their legacies for future generations to remember through the art of sculpture and creating an awareness and acknowledgment of our ongoing contributions to this planet.” Brown is most well known for his evocative sculpture, A Genius With Four Masters MA, which portrays Mahatma Gandhi, Marcus Garvey, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Nelson Mandela. The sculptor’s works include portrait busts of South African president Nelson Mandela, writer Maya Angelou, and New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, and a series of figurines commissioned by the actor John Amos. Among the owners of his works are Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, General Colin Powell, John Amos, Wynton Marsalis, the parents of Tiger Woods, and Michael Jordan’s mother.
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