Local Musicians Team up to Support Focus: HOPE

Detroit vocalist Tosha Owens, music producer, Tony Suhy and local songwriter Keith Laurin have teamed up to produce an uplifting song that promotes the goal of achieving racial harmony called “Unite Thru Love.” Beautifully adorned with the background singing of the diverse Ferndale Middle School 6th grade choir, this song sends the message of love as the path to true achievement.

A YouTube video that accompanies “Unite Thru Love” can be seen by clicking here. The song itself is available for purchase via iTunes. All net proceeds from the iTunes download will be donated to Focus: HOPE.

The idea for the song and the project is the brainchild of Canton resident, Keith Laurin. He said he came up with the idea because he wanted to indicate that in regards to racial relations, we have come a long way, but there is still work to be done and there is no better approach than one that is based on love. While indicating that positive message, it is hoped that this initiative can benefit those who are so desperately in need of help.

As the song says, “Let’s give our children hope. Remove all trace of hate. Help make this message clear”, said Laurin. “I encourage people to take a moment to enjoy this song, its message, and a unique way to support those who are in need.”

About Focus: HOPE

Focus: HOPE is a nationally recognized civil and human rights organization founded in 1968, after the Detroit riots, by Father William T. Cunningham and Eleanor M. Josaitis. Together, they adopted the following mission: “Recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person, we pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty, and injustice. And to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust and affection.” –  adopted on March 8, 1968. Since 1968, Focus: HOPE has dramatically transformed thousands of lives through its three key areas of focus: food, careers and community.  For more information, visit

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