While star-struck white kids traditionally headed for Hollywood or Broadway, their black counterparts bucked the odds and beat a path for Harlem and the Wednesday-night amateur show at the Apollo Theater.
I grew up with Jamie Foxx and having done so may have been the most beneficial experience of my life. Being just 19-years-old, it's surely taken a while to really connect with someone who looks like me.
At a time when "downtown" white venues were off limits to blacks, the Apollo certified success for African-American performers. And it has been at the forefront of the latest trends in the black community.
Walmart invites big-name celebrities not only to entertain the shareholders but also to lend legitimacy to the company. By appearing at these annual events, the celebrities appear to be endorsing Walmart's business practices.