‘Spice’ makes all things nice at turkey distribution
By Tangerine Clarke
Jamaican Queen of Dancehall,
Grace Latoya Hamilton
who goes by stage name, “Spice”
& the Source, kicked off the
holidays on Nov. 19, by collaborating
with Dr. Meda Leacock,
founder of IAmWondaWoman
Foundation, to hand out turkeys
at the organization’s 12th
Annual Turkey Giveaway.
Residents in need, joined
a long line outside Crispus
Attucks Public School 21, in
from 6 pm, and were greeted by
the world-renowned artist who
stood at the top of the line in
the school’s gymnasium to put
turkeys in shopping carts, and
pose for pictures during the
event, that the office of Assemblywoman
Latrice Walker of
the 56th District, and many
Spice, wearing her signature
“blue wig” told Caribbean Life,
she has been supporting her
close friend and business partner,
Dr. Leacock, and her foundation
for the past 12 years,
and thought it would be fitting
to give back to her many fans in
Bedford-Stuyvesant, who have
been supporting her for the
past 20 years.
The hitmaker, and “Love and
Hip-hop Atlanta” alum, who
recently debut “10” her first
album, was excited to be in the
community, after jetting from
her home in Georgia.
She shared, that she hadn’t
a good night’s sleep in two
days but was happy to be at the
charitable event, anyway.
“I was in town, and I was
excited to come out and say
thanks to my fans and wish
them a happy holiday and give
out turkeys. It is great to see
them and their families, she
said, and quipped, “children
are here” when asked, if she
would perform her provocative
chart topping single, “Go Down
Owner of brand label,
Spice Official Entertainment,
Graci Noir, a clothing brand,
and Faces & Laces, a business
that provides lace wigs, beauty
and skincare products, “Spice”
who likes all things nice, was
recently featured in this publication.
She thanked Caribbean Life,
in her Jamaican twang – saying,
“big-up yuhself you are
always representing,” as she
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Grace Latoya Hamilton, who goes by the stage name “Spice” second from left, poses with
a Bedstuy family, after handing over a Thanksgiving turkey. Photo by Tangerine Clarke
commended Caribbean Life,
and this reporter for the feature
article which she appreciates.
Ranked on Billboard magazine’s
influential lists, Spice,
who was decked out in a Tee,
emblazed with IAmWonda-
Woman Foundation, paired
with black attire, and who lives
by two things, prayer and hard
work, lauded the efforts of the
organization and partners and
thanked volunteers, who helped
to serve residents just in time
for Thanksgiving dinner.
The busy artist spent the
duration of the event meeting
and greeting fans, and chatting
with media outlets.
Noting that she was excited
about the programs the school
is promoting, and the partnership
with Spice, Stephanie L.
Zinerman, member of Assembly
56th District, was pleased
with the giveback.
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