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Singer KEM to be honored during Wayne State School of Social Work event

February 24, 2013


Motown's KEM , who often speaks candidly about his struggles with addiction and homelessness, is being honored as Citizen of the Year by the Wayne State University School of Social Work's alumni association, for his work on behalf of Detroit's homeless population. The singer runs Mack and Third, a nonprofit that collects food and raises money for Metro Detroit homeless shelters and food banks. Since 2009, he's held free outdoor concerts in Cass Park, where he not only entertains for free, but has volunteers collecting canned food and distributing toiletry kits. The singer will be honored at a March 29 luncheon at Wayne State's McGregor Memorial Conference Center, along with a veteran social worker, Risarg "Reggie" Huff , director of homeless services for the Neighborhood Service Organization, who's being bestowed with the Alumnus of the Year award.