If you like to seduce or be seduced, chances are you’re familiar with the Detroit-based crooner known as KEM. Born Kem Owens, he struggled with addiction and homelessness before finding his way through music. His jazz-inflected R&B has been seducing his fans since the release of his debut CD “Kemistry” in 2003. His third CD, “Intimacy Album II” was just certified gold and his new video “You’re On My Mind” featuring Bruce Bruce, Anthony Anderson and Goapele has recently been released.
But KEM is more than just a crooner; he’s become a philanthropist in his native Detroit. His third annual “Mack and Third” free concert to benefit the homeless takes place in Detroit on August 26th this year. His second concert was able to feed over 2,100 homeless individuals and received over 100,000 donations of canned food. His charitable achievements have come to the attention of some important people. Next week, KEM will be honored by the National Association of Securities Professionals as a Community Warrior.
“KEM’s impassioned “choice” to be a true Detroiter – as an agent for change & hope in a desperate community with his ‘Mack & Third’ event – makes him a natural choice for us,” the NASP said in a release. “Very similar to the push that is “Mack & Third,” NASP-Detroit works very hard for the community through our signature events.”
If you are interested in supporting KEM and want to be involved with the “Mack and Third” event, you can be.Contact info (for sponsorships, donations, volunteering, etc.) is available at http://www.mackandthird.org or by calling (313) 883-1118. Check out a recap of the 2011 event, which attracted over 50,000 people here. (Password: KEM).
KEM makes his acting debut in August just before the “Mack and Third” event. He joins the late Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter and Derek Luke in the remake of “Sparkle,” out in theatres on August 17th.
For more news and information about Kem, check out his official site http://www.MusicbyKEM.com.
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (10/15-10/21)
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1. Just a NY girl with BIG dreams....
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2. HAPPY CHILDREN=QUALITY PARENTING. We don't always see eye to eye on everything and that's normal. We're human beings. But we come together and do it right for what's important, the kids. We are not enemies, we are parents. And we are parents 1st. S/O to @monyettashaw for making Mason's bday memorable. S/O to @itscrystalsmith at home taking care of our other lil' Prince. ❤️❤️❤️ THIS IS WHAT CO-PARENTING LOOKS LIKE. #Blessed #Happy #AboveTheDrama #BiggerThanUs
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3. So happy to finally be able to share with you all that I’m the new Global Brand Ambassador for @Revlon! Follow my day on RevlonSnaps. Yay! Choose Love, Everybody! #RevlonXCiara #chooselove #ad
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4. Glam on point!!!@makeupbymotoko & @shaylinjoneshair #easybreezy @lifetimetv #beachesmovie #january2017 😘
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5. ✨True love ✨📸: @jessiemarrerophotography
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7. Today was not easy..but by the grace of God we all got through it. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your Prayers, Positive thoughts and Support for us throughout the years. Tommy will be missed but most certainly never forgotten...And PLEASE don't ask "Where's Martin?.." he was there too...just not in this picture. Lol! God bless you all.. #LoveConquersAll #MartinShow
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9. West coast get ready for #RockyHorror. I will be live tweeting again. #letsdothetimewarpagain
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10. #THEKEYS pre order yours now ... Available everywhere #NOV22 #WeTheBest 🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑
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11. We about to ROCK at #KCABlackBall!! All for our life-changing effort to end 🌎 AIDS.
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12. Today's #SNAPJACK is brought to you by @yazzthegreatest 😂😂😂💋💋💋
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13. Damn girl you kinda old to be headed to the Go Go. You coming in at the age they leaving. LMAO
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14. Daddy daycare B-Boxin with @acewellstucker @shopraisingace
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15. #FBF Naviyd & URV "LIL MONSTERS"
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16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST LEGENDS IN OUR HIPHOP HISTORY! @snoopdogg CONTINUED BLESSING AND LOVE FAMILY!!!!! REAL OG!
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17. Thank you for a beautiful night VSU! Let's do it again! #HOMECOMING
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18. Had a great time this morning with my familia Erica, Griff & Truth!!
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19. Check out my interview on @essence facebook live. #inmyownwords #nycpromo #day2
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20. #She💋 #tbt #TheCoveAtTheAtlantis #DawgPawsAndAll
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21. Bae #retailtherapy
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22. Why me and @coryhardrict got the same pose... and notee... new mouth #naked
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23. When my husband is my personal 'hype-man'! it kills me every time! 💜😂 #WHATNOW #lostfiles📷
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24. Diggy Simmons
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25. Hand full of @jacquieaiche 💙💎💍 @esnail_la 💅🏾
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26. SuperSoulers! You can watch my interview with Carl Lentz live from my Facebook page, tomorrow at 11a ET| 8a PT. #SuperSoulSunday
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27. 💋 .. When the friendship is easy like Sunday morning. ☀️
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28. Sunday mornings are the best........... hugs and cuddles with my angel
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29. #huggar16 #hellohuggars
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30. My gym is everywhere!.. #RnBMoney #TheGeneral 📸: @twelvepastseven
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31. Nothing I would rather be doing... Rocko setting up our movie, Romelō working on a puzzle & Laiyah singing and sharing all she's learning at school... I'm so grateful for the joy they've brought into my life ... Praying for peace , joy & love in the home of EVERY family ♥️ #HeadScarfPJSunday LOL 😂
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