Saturday, November 16, 2013


T'Keyah Crystal Keymah
On Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 East 56TH Place, from 6:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.,  T'Keyah Crystal Keymah and South Side Community Federal Credit Union will announce the launching of their newly formed strategic collaboration to improve the economic health of the community. It will take place at the credit union’s 10th anniversary celebration whose event theme is“People Helping People”. T’Keyah Crystal Keymah, known worldwide for her acclaimed work on TV’s “In Living Color”, “Cosby”, and “That’s So Raven” says, “I believe the best way for me to give back to my community is to invest in it with my time, talent and treasure. That is why I am so excited to partner with the South Side Community Federal Credit Union”.

Gregg Brown, President / CEO
                     Gregg H. Brown
President / CEO, SSCFCU
South Side Community Federal Credit Union is a mission-driven, not-for-profit, community development financial institution that specializes in financial education and alternatives to predatory lending. President/ CEO, Gregg Brown, says, “We are very enthusiastic and fortunate to partner with the multi-talented T'Keyah Crystal Keymah. 
She is a powerful performer, director, writer  and activist who shares our vision of community economic empowerment. Born and raised on Chicago's South side, she is truly using her celebrity status to make the neighborhoods she grew up in economically healthy and safe again."  Together South Side Community Federal Credit Union and T'Keyah Crystal Keymah embark upon a journey to reverse the cycle of poverty on Chicago's South side by creating a pathway to prosperity. Don’t miss them at South Side Community Federal Credit Union’s 10th Anniversary Celebration, Sat. Nov. 16th at the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637.

Contact: Gregg Brown, President/CEO

South Side Community Federal Credit Union

5401 S. Wentworth, Suite 25

Chicago, IL 60609

(773)548-5500 (773)548-5533 fax

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Sellout!?! at FAMU April 17-18, 2013

T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh returns to Florida A & M University with fellow FAMU graduate Broadway performer Bryan C. Jones in the debut workshop performances of “Sellout!?!”  This show, with music, chronicles the career of two performers who have different perspectives on the meaning of success.  Is it making it to the top, or is it making a difference? “Sellout!?!” also shows glimpses of other professionals grappling with the same dilemma.  The shows will take place April 17 and April 18, 2013 in FAMU’s Lee Hall Auditorium 1601 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, in Tallahassee.  The performances are part of the FAMU Lyceum Series.

Keymáh is known worldwide as a series regular on Fox’s Emmy Award-winning In Living Color, CBS’ COSBY, and Disney’s That’s So Raven.  Her stage performances include her acclaimed solo shows, Some of My Best Friends, and “Don’t Get Me Started;” the Moscow production of John Henry Redwood’s drama, The Old Settler; and her variety show, “T'Keyah Live!” Keymáh has a long list of charitable and philanthropist endeavors including her work with NAACP (ACT-SO), Institute for Black Parenting, and The T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh scholarships and Meharry Medical School and FAMU. “The show will be entertaining, but when I work this hard, I also want to create something of substance,” says Keymáh. “Black people in America always deal with the question of whether success for us means selling out... I am very grateful to have FAMU’s support and excited to work with Bryan again!” 

It feels great for the show’s life to begin at FAMU,” say Jones, “because I am indebted to FAMU for my theater life.” Jones appeared in the Broadway shows: The First Lady with Vickie Winans and Clifton Davis and the long running hit, A Chorus Line.“ Currently, he is a national HIV/AIDS advocate and activist.  He will take a break from “Sellout!?!”  rehearsals at FAMU to travel to Washington, DC on April 10, 2013 to speak to Congress on HIV/ AIDS related issues.   His one-man show, “A.I.D.S. - ... And I Die Slowly” has toured the country for three years including a performance at the 2012 International AIDS Conference.  Keymáh and Jones met while students at FAMU appearing in the Essential Theatre production, “Memories of a FAMU Tradition.”
There will be a talk back with the audience after each FAMU performance of “Sellout!?!”   . For more information, call (850) 599-3413.     

Tuesday, January 01, 2013


Special thanks to my sponsors  Human Resources Development Institute, Inc.Florida A&M UniversityNubian HeritageOrbert Davis’s Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Vincent E. Walker Photography (312) 719-6830, The Walker Group, LLC (708) 868-2545, Alpha Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta's 'Inseparable Nine,' CHRIS CURSE & CoPierce Pediatric Association and Southside Community Credit Union; my delightful cast and crew; my many advertisers and well wishers; all who traveled near and far to get there; and everyone else who attended or otherwise supported An Evening with T'Keyah Crystal Keymah & Friends: A Birthday Benefit for St. Sabina.  

Stay Tuned for the Next Exciting Issue of Keymáh Presents!