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 (11/26-12/2)
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1. Little Legend and Puddy 😍😍😍😍
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2. "You on point Phife?" "all the time,Tip". 💥 #bannedfromnormal
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3. Vegan! The Impossible burger at Crossroads
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4. Lawrence #BeforeandAfterEpisodes 1-4: 184lbs 13% body fatEpisode 8: 196lbs 8% body fat S/O @coachdaveboxing with the works outs and @kildareriordan with the nutrition
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5. Jus haaaanngin out
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6. Meanwhile back at home in Atlanta GA someone mad they not on the 🛳. 😳
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7. No limits... Photo cred: Chris Bridges @ludacris
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8. new new
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9. Apparently my 260lbs is too much for the actual vines in the Hawaiian jungles to hold me without breaking and me falling hundreds of feet. So for safety purposes, I'm forced to swing thru #Jumanjj on wires strong enough to hold 12 adult buffaloes and 1 adult Rock. #OnSet #Jumanji #IronicallyIEatBuffaloDailyForLunch #MoreManThanNatureKnowsWhatToDoWith
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10. hey ma! 🎎#wcw 💙
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11. Surprise visit to our factories!!! #GoodAmerican #USA
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13. Peachy Keen 🔥✨⚡️
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14. If this don't look thankful I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #UltraBlessed #24kMagic #SweetPotatoFly
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15. Late nights @nbcmarlon with the writers... we in here!!!
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16. There goes my baaaaaaaaabbbbyyyyy #QueenKingMagic!!! We're up to something! Ira BIG!!! Stay out our buisness -
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17. You want to win every game you play but when you come home to these faces... who cares. #ILoveYouGirls best part of my day, everyday!
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18. Steady,steady..... full size jenga.. "I got this one "???? Or do I ?
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19. Cornrows kind of day 😉@dontaysavoy2 you convinced me and I love. ❤️️
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20. #BrotherlyLove #tbt
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22. #basel #TeamLOVE @kingcombs
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23. Just introduced a special screening of @directher 's groundbreaking (must see) documentary @13thfilm with my brother @themichaelealy | @unitedblackout #blackoutblackfriday
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24. Me & Vanessa Williams giving #DuckLips #Pose on the set of #DaytimeDivas @vh1 - Coming Soon to a tv near you. Lol. - My make up done by @makeupsurgeon
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25. This picture just makes me wanna praise the Lord, you hear me!!!!!! Yes Lord brotha #TEDDYCAMPBELL What a #man !!! You are everything right on this picture husband ......... #gorgeous #stylish #classy #strong #masculine #king #sexy #debonair #gentlemenstyle And that #bible in your hand just seals the deal for me (probably cause i know that, that is what helped you become just as amazing as you look😘). While my heart and mind experiences the goodness of God at #church on Sundays, my eyes experiences the goodness of Teddy😍. Amen somebody🙌🏽. "Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name" #myman #myhusband #goodman #blackman #dapperman #godlyman #goodfather #mybestfriend
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26. Yesterday was my mama's 53rd birthday!!!!! Got to celebrate with her all day. If this is what I have to look forward to I can't wait. Looking like a soft bucket a cocoa butter. Yaaaaaaaaaas! 😍😍😍 love you mommy!
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27. "Shout out to @PureAtlanta for getting the family right"....I'm loving this jogger. 😍😍
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28. This pic warms my heart ❤️ #myLogiebeans and aunt aunt umba @itowandabraxton 😘
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29. You will always be my baby😜. #HappyBirthdayReginae #mybaby18
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30. GC "Gods Child" Red on Red SweatSuit available now at www.MonicaApparel.com ... Take Your Crown wherever you go!! I'm pictured in a Medium... Go to the site now for other options ... cc: @trukernell
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