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Steve Harvey’s Hoodie Awards in 9th Year

Actor, comedian Steve Harvey will host the 9th annual Hoodie awards later this summer in Las Vegas.

Harvey started the award show in 2001 as a way to recognize the achievements of schools, churches, businesses, and community leaders.

Awards go to Best High School, Best High School Teacher, Best Church, Best Church Choir, Best Soul Food, Best Barbecue, Best Fried Chicken, Best Car Wash/Detail Shop, Best Beauty Salon, Best Nail Salon, Best Barber Shop, and Best Community Leader.

“In tough times and even in good times, it can be difficult for independent businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive, and these individuals continue to be beloved in their community for everything they do teaching the kids, inspiring their congregations, and enriching the neighborhood with their hard work and expert service,” said Harvey.

This year’s award show will feature performances from Kirk Franklin, Kem and Jill Scott.

Kevin Hart will host the VIP After Party with DJ Kid Capri cutting up on the ones and twos.

Hoodie weekend is a weeklong event from August 11-14 featuring Ladies Gambling Party hosted by Shirley Strawberry and Carla Ferrell and the State Farm Singing Hoodie Finals, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and featuring Eric Benet.

The finale will be the Steve Harvey Foundation Charity Golf Tournament and Hoodie Awards Charity Beach Party, August 14.

The Hoodie awards ceremony will take place August 13.

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