Last night singer/songwriter Chrisette Michele urged people to claim power over their bodies at the “You Are The Power” concert at the Apollo. The event was hosted by actor and comedian Anthony Anderson and organized by the American Heart and American Stroke Association. The evening opened with the hilarious Anthony Anderson, who lent his talents to such an important cause, specifically in the African American community. Throughout the night Anthony entertained the audience, making jokes about everything and everybody in an effort to lighten up such a heavy topic. The first performance was by the gospel group Trin-i-tee 5:7, followed by the music collective Brandon Camphor & One Way and gospel artist Brian Courtney Wilson.
Awardees included Andrea “Dre” Nichols Everett, Bernie Salazar, Rev. Dr. Geneace Williams, actor and comedian George Willborn, celebrity chef Marvin Woods, pastor Smokie Norful and of course, singer/songwriter Chrisette Michele. The legacy award was given to Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President at Pfizer Inc. Her mother died of a stroke while she was attending medical school, which inspired her journey to spread awareness about the preventable death that is stealing lives everywhere. The presenters included Matthew Knowles (Founder, President and CEO of Music World Entertainment), Malinda Williams (actor) and Justin Tuck (New York Giants) among many others. The evening closed out with an inspiring performance by Chrisette Michele and she sang songs about faith, love and life.
For more information on the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association please visit: www.americanheart.org and www.strokeassociation.org. Keep up with Chrisette Michele and her doings here.
We also caught up with Chrisette on the red carpet, go to the next page for the interview!