Thursday, January 26, 2017

Steve Harvey Drops Signature 'Hoodie Awards'

Radio Personality Steve Harvey has  quietly ended the widely popular Neighborhood Awards, formerly known as the Hoodie Awards, after more than 16 years.

According to The Daily Mail, the awards have become a branded event for The Steve Harvey Morning Show and were instrumental in helping the 60-year-old's namesake radio program become successful when it launched into national syndication.

Neighborhood Awards recognized local businesses, community leaders, teachers, churches and local entrepreneurs in Oscars-like fashion and gave the national show local appeal to the 90-plus markets in which it's broadcast.

Harvey's reason for putting the brakes on Neighborhood Awards, despite listener interest and its overall success, is reportedly due to former manager Rushion McDonald, who owns the awards and concept.

After Harvey parted with his manager more than a year ago, he decided to stop supporting the event.

Meanwhile, Harvey is still being lampooned for meeting with (then President-elect) Trump at Trump Tower on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The celebrity said he 'didn't expect' the serious backlash he received from the African American community.

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