18 Feb 2011
- Written by Warren Rosenborough
A crowd of 500-plus came out to see and hear Steve Harvey, author of the New York Times bestseller “Straight Talk, No Chaser.” The book is Harvey’s vehicle for telling “how to find, keep and understand a man.” by Warren Roseborough
Special to the Tri-State Defender
Picture Steve Harvey.
Now, envision him before he became a celebrity comedian, television personality radio show host and a bestselling author.
| Steve Harvey shared how he overcame many of his own personal obstacles on the way to achieving success. (Photo by Warren Roseborough)|
Imagine him struggling.
Harvey touched on all of those aspects and more last Saturday (Feb. 12) when he appeared at the Kmart at 3201 Austin Peay Hwy. The event – presented by Kmart, Soul Classics 103. 5 and Harvey – was Kmart’s Black History Month Share the Word program.
A crowd of 500-plus came out to see and hear Harvey, author of the New York Times bestseller “Straight Talk, No Chaser.” The book is Harvey’s vehicle for telling “how to find, keep and understand a man.”
Now that he has achieved success, it is difficult to maintain that level of perfection, said Harvey. It probably would be better to become successful in something less stressful than show business where the media is always trying to bring you down, he said.
On of the biggest applause moments of the afternoon came when Harvey offered a business tip. He said if you come up with an invention or a way to make money and become successful then you must market it, whatever it is.
African Americans are the biggest of consumers and if that energy was channeled into owning businesses it would propel the community to go a long way, said Harvey.
The Memphis event was in partnership with Dress for Success, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.