Earlier this week, British soul singer and songwriter, Marsha Ambrosius (pictured right) won Soul Train’s "The Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award"/Record of the Year for her hit "Far Away." The song generated quite a bit of buzz earlier this year because of its powerful video.
The music video for "Far Away” (the second single from her debut solo album Late Nights & Early Mornings) depicts a loving Black gay couple and explores anti-gay attitudes in the Black community. The video went viral, and after an appearance on BET's 106 & Park, it raised awareness about anti-LGBT bullying among Black youth.
"They're calling it controversial, can you believe that?" Marsha told LGBT blog Rod 2.0 in a January interview. "This is not controversial. It's just two Black men in love…”