Dwyane Wade, his sister Tragil Wade and Holly Robinson Peete were honored at the 5th Annual Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation Gala over the weekend. Also, Tracee Ellis Ross aka “T-Murda” dishes on her rap career on “The Real.” More inside….
Over the weekend, the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation hosted their 5th annual gala held at the Hilton Chicago to help raise funds and recognize the do-gooders who work serving young adults through mentorship programs and camps. And Dwayne Wade was one of the evening’s honorees.
Thanks to over 400 supporters, Steve and Marjorie’s charity raised more than $1 million to continue their philanthropic efforts.
Looking radiant in a green Black Halo gown and Jane Berg Collection jewels, honoree Holly Robinson Peete brought her son Rodney Jackson “RJ” Peete along as her date. RJ was tapped to make a speech about his mom before she accepted her award.
The Harveys hand selected four individuals who who exemplify the Foundation’s mission. And Holly was recognized for her non-profit HollyRod Foundation, co-founded by her husband Rodney Peete. The HollyRod Foundation is dedicated to providing medical, physical, and emotional support to individuals living with Parkinson’s disease as well as families of children with autism, like her son RJ.
Things were a little different for this year’s event after Steve and Marjorie Harvey were not in attendance to host the event as they have in the past. “TODAY” co-host Tamron Hall and Steve’s twin daughter Karli Harvey (on the carpet with her fiancé Ben Raymond) had to step in to host the event due to a family emergency that occurred that day.
Marjorie’s 18-year-old daughter Lori was involved in a horseback riding accident where she was thrown off of her horse in Lexington, KY. The Harveys decided to be by their daughter’s bedside in the hospital where she’s receiving treatment. Luckily, Lori is expected to be ok and will make a full recovery. Good news.
D. Wade and his sister Tragil Wade were honored for their hard work and dedication to the Wade’s World Foundation. The Wade’s World Foundation provides support to community-based organizations that promote education, health and social skills for children in at-risk situations where Tragil serves as the foundation’s director.
The other honorees included Chairman, CEO and Chief Executive Officer of Ariel Investments John W. Rogers, Jr. and Chief Administrative Officer of The Coca-Cola Company Alex B. Cummings.
Soul songstress Ledisi closed the evening serenading the audience with her vocals.
On daytime television tomorrow…
“black•ish” stars Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson will appear on a new episode of “The Real” tomorrow where Tracee chops it up about her online persona, “T-Murda.”
After posting up videos of herself “rapping” the lyrics to some of today’s rap radio hits, TheYBF.com gave Tracee the moniker “T-Murda.” And now, everyone wants to know if her rap alter ego will release an album or a mixtape. Ha! Find out what she said and check out Tracee and Anthony discuss what it’s like working together below:
Catch Tracee and Anthony’s episode on “The Real” tomorrow. Check your local listings for the time.
Tracee hit up “The Talk” to chat with the ladies about the season finale of “black•ish” (starring Mary J. Blige and Diddy) and taught the ladies how to “arm dance.”
Check it below:
Don’t forget! The “black•ish” season finale airs Wednesday at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.
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