Best Instagram photos from Steve Harvey’s Ford Neighborhood Awards in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — The 2013 edition of the Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards was a music and party extravaganza that spanned three days and included the contribution of legends (Chaka Khan, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly), current R&B superstars (Kem, Anthony Hamilton) and comedians at their artistic peaks (Sheryl Underwood, Earthquake, George Wallace). Combined, it created an […]

Best dressed celebrity presenters, nominees at Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards

LAS VEGAS — There was a powerful and undeniable undercurrent of positive vibes that flowed through the entire Steve Harvey 2013 “Ford Neighborhood Awards” at the MGM Hotel and Casino, with a plethora of celebrities eagerly signing up to come to Vegas to present anonymous businesspeople, educators and activists with awards for their dignified excellence […]

The good, the bad and ugly on Steve Harvey’s Ford Neighborhood Awards blue carpet

LAS VEGAS — Not only is Steve Harvey’s “Ford Neighborhood Awards” a reverse concept where celebrities lovingly and willingly give awards to the everyday heroes and sheroes of urban America, it is also the event extravaganza where many of the nominees out-dressed the celebrities as well. With the exception of Steve Harvey and his wife, […]

Steve Harvey and Ford take over Las Vegas with Neighborhood Awards weekend

LAS VEGAS — From the cab drivers to random passers-by, people kept asking what was going on inside the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort on the famous Vegas Strip. The stunned onlookers were drinking in the frenetic scene of a tidal wave of white-clad humanity — thousands of party-seeking urbanites — surging through the main […]

Celebrities attending and performing at Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — As if the multitude of parties, concerts, comedy shows, events and awards weren’t sufficient to satiate your party quotient, the annual Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards procures one of the highest quantities of celebrities of any major event in urban America today.  A constellation of Hollywood celebrities, legendary singers, renowned comedians and a […]

Singer Kem Reveals His New Year’s Tip for Success

Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the “A” w/Souleo While most people are scribbling down their New Year’s resolutions, singer-songwriter, Kem is already feeling quite victorious. Not only has he released his very well-received debut holiday album, What Christmas Means, but he has also achieved the goal of becoming an early-riser. While on the surface it […]

Ne-Yo donates thousands of toys to kids

When you have more, you give more and since it’s the holiday season, Ne-Yo is putting that old adage into action as he recently donated thousands of toys to foster children around the country through his recently wrapped sixth annual Giving Tour. Through his nonprofit organization, The Compound Foundation, which works to empower youth in […]

Charlie Wilson’s New Year’s celebration features Fantasia, Kem and more

Looking for the best party to help ring in the New Year?  Grammy- nominated artist Charlie Wilson will be treating Atlanta partygoers and couples with a New Year’s weekend celebration concert featuring Fantasia, Kem, and many more great artists. Charlie Wilson will be performing all of your favorite songs including his newly released single, “My Love […]

Kem releases Christmas album feat. Ledisi

Who doesn’t enjoy a good holiday song to put you in the mood for all things Christmas — the festivities, family and friends and remembering the real reason for the season. From classics like The Temptations’ “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” to Donnie Hathaway’s “This Christmas” to Kem’s more reverent “Glorify the King,” this is the […]

5 Events Black People Should Attend During the Democratic National Convention 2012

The Democratic National Convention is right around the corner and it’s about time for the extravagant events to commence. The four-day drama starts with Labor day family festivities and ends with President Obama’s acceptance of the Democratic nomination. The week also includes non-political activities for anyone to partake in with easy access. With the convention taking […]

KEM Cares: Advocates for Homeless and Drug Addicted

Popular R&B artist KEM’s rag to riches story is without a doubt the stuff Hollywood  movies are made of. The downtrodden rise up, overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to become accomplished members of society who go on to live long and productive lives. But what we don’t see with the Hollywood version, is how those saved […]

Kem: Singer, Songwriter and Producer

Kem, Detroit’s own Grammy-nominated Universal Motown recording artist, was absent from the music scene for nearly five years, leaving fans longing for his soulful and soothing voice. His comeback with Intimacy: Album III introduced a deeper, even more authentic Kem. Earlier this year, it was officially certified gold. A likely outcome considering he’d witnessed the […]

Ron Isley, Kem, Ernest Pugh and Moses Tyson Jr. Perform at IFLS 2011

Hundreds of entrepreneurs and business leaders gathered for a week of financial, spiritual and individual growth while attending the Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation Summit and Awards gala in Houston. The “2011 International Financial Leadership Summit” (IFLS) workshops were held at the Intercontinental Hotel. Workshop participants experienced a monumental life message as a result of the […]

Kem Performs at Charity Concert to Uplift the Homeless in Detroit

More than 1.5 million people experienced homelessness in America last year. How will you answer the call? The nonprofit organization, Mack and Third, assists the homeless by gathering food and raising funds for local homeless shelters and food banks. The aim is to bring attention to the plight of the homeless and encourage volunteerism and […]

Heritage as Culture: Your Living Legacy

Whatever happened to being proud and black people saying that aloud and black people saying that aloud? Whatever happened to the “movement music”  that made us think of ourselves in a positive way? Whatever happened to celebrations for the holiday that brought the community together in a productive way? The racket that fills are ears […]

Musiq Soulchild: The Musiq, The Man, The Message

A muffled voice from behind the double doors announced that Musiq was in the building. I sat up a little bit straighter. I anxiously anticipated my interview with the famed singer-songwriter who stopped by the rolling out studio in Atlanta. He had a show the night before in another state and was scheduled to perform […]