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Suga Ray shares fatherly advice with Taboo Talk

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Guest starring Lashawn “Suga Ray” Marston Artist - Author - Educator - Philanthropist Lashawn Marston, aka "Suga Ray", a Queens native, was born on March 14th, 1984 to Leroy Evans and Kim Marston and was the youngest child of both parents. He attended several schools in Western Queens, including P.S. 111, P.S. 76, I.S. 204, I.S. 126, and I.S. 145, where he graduated with honors. He finished at The Door, a high school equivalency program in Manhattan, where he received his High School Equivalency Diploma in August 2000. Lashawn has had to overcome great personal adversity (losing his dad at a young age, being shot, going to prison) and in 2007 made a conscious decision to remove himself from the destructive path he found himself on and instead decided to use his time to help families and individuals that were burdened with their own trials. Lashawn began volunteering his time alongside countless community activists, such as Erica Ford in Queens and Geoffrey Davis in Brooklyn. With the guidance of these two giants, "Suga Ray", built a global name for himself. He has traveled throughout the U.S addressing many issues that plague the Nation, especially the people and communities that have been historically underserved. Lashawn has additionally become an artistic figure within his own right, landing a leading role in a 2010 production of, "Love Doesn't Hurt", a stage play revealing domestic abuse, as well as being known as a dynamic Spoken Word artist under the name of "Suga Ray". After the birth of his daughter, Usha, in 2016, Lashawn committed to writing and publishing a book dedicated to her, and in August of 2017, ?“Dear Usha: Messages To My First Born”? was released. Lashawn has made great strides in his quest for personal growth, as well as in improving the situations and conditions of the world at large. www.lashawnmarston.com