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Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned;

Until there are no longer first class and second class citizens of any nation;

Until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes;

Until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race;


Renard Jude Shy, Sr., known by most as “I Ray”, was born January 11, 1962, in New Orleans, Louisiana to a family of musicians. “Moon”, as he was known during his younger days, played in his first band with a group of school friends, who insisted on naming the group, “SHY BAND”. 

After joining the U.S. Army in 1981, “Shytown”, as he was called then, got his first real taste of reggae music. That marked the beginning of his journey as a “Rastafarian” – and the birth of “I Ray”. Leaving the military in 1983, “I Ray” returned to his native New Orleans, playing bass for various local reggae bands. In 1987, he relocated to Atlanta.

By 1995, "I Ray” made his way to the New York area, eventually becoming a member of the “Easy Star All-Stars”. With the release of “Dub Side of the Moon” in 2003, a reggae interpretation of Pink Floyd’s timeless classic, “Dark Side of the Moon”, the Easy Star All-Stars became one of reggae’s most sought after groups. During his tenure with Easy Star, “I Ray” became the focal point of one of the most popular reggae collectives worldwide.

It was the year 2008 when the All-Stars released their first all original EP entitled “UNTIL THAT DAY”, a song written and composed by “Ras I Ray”. The “title/phrase” eventually became so popular, he was compelled to take a break from the Easy Star All-Stars and give his full attention to the “UNTIL THAT DAY” mission.

“UNTIL THAT DAY” represents a “personal” as well as a “global vision” he attempts to spread through music, public speaking and other educational and artistic endeavors. His goal is to act as a “prompt” to remind humanity that by simply remembering to F.O.C.U.S. on what “THAT DAY” means for everyone, “individually” and “collectively”, in the most positive sense, we are bringing THAT DAY closer to becoming a reality. “I Ray” believes THAT DAY begins now and in every moment forward; he believes THAT DAY is within our reach; and UNTIL THAT DAY his mantra will be . . . UNTIL THAT DAY!!!


F.O.C.U.S. ~ UTD

Guidance & Inspiration

Do you feel as if you are finding it increasingly difficult to attain proper FOCUS, especially in a world with so many distractions? The F.O.C.U.S. ~ UNTIL THAT DAY insight will help guide and inspire you to achieve more of your personal and professional goals. Get "insightfully" in touch today and start taking control of your life with "focused" coaching tools and techniques.


F.O.C.U.S. ~ UTD
"Coaching Session"

Embrace Life’s Challenges

Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot foresee the "unknowns" of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to those "unknowns". With the F.O.C.U.S. ~ UTD session, you’ll learn how to navigate through life's uncertainties and how to exert your power of choice over whatever life may throw at you.


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Get the Most out of Life

The F.O.C.U.S. ~ UTD Fitness Session is a favorite, as being physically fit is often times one of the keys to a happier life. The goal is to give you the tools and techniques to achieve a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle at your own pace. In a very short time you will become more confident as you see and feel the results. The F.O.C.U.S. ~ UTD FITNESS motto is:

"Do your best, and you've already passed the test!






Considering the role of Universities in a broader sense, I am persuaded that Institutions of Higher Learning stand today as the most promising hope for constructive solutions to the problems that beset the modern world.





Institutions of Higher Learning should produce men and women with ideas, knowledge, experience, technical skills and the deep human understanding vital to fruitful relations among nations. Without these, world order for which we have so long striven, cannot be established. F.O.C.U.S. ~ UTD will give students that "little extra" that is vital to bridging the gap between their education and their role in modeling and shaping the future.



Institutions of Higher Learning should provide proper education. Education has value when it is established in individuals of good character with respect to the Greater Good. The F.O.C.U.S. ~ UTD lecture series engages each student in a personal and intimate way as it pertains to their national and cultural heritage.


The UNTIL THAT DAY MISSION holds true that learning and technical training must be nurtured by faith in the GREATER GOOD, reverence for the human soul, and respect for the reasoning mind.


F.O.C.U.S. ~ UTD

Want to hear more about how the UNTIL THAT DAY message can transform your life? Contact me today!

Sebastopol CA United States 95473

1 (928) 723-1892

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