SC: Omarosa mixes business with pleasure in Motor City

Chuck Bennett

Omarosa mixes business with pleasure in Motor City

Omarosa Manigault arrived in Detroit on Sept. 2 to accompany The Donald (Trump) to his now-infamous black church visit that took place the next day at Great Faith Ministries. Immediately upon her arrival, she called her BFF and former college roomie, Malesa Owens McGhee, a well-known Detroit PR consultant.

Keasha Rigsby, left, Judge Greg Mathis and Omarosa Manigault enjoy themselves last week in Detroit.

“The first thing I said to her was to take me somewhere to get some real soul food. Either that or a cup of grease,” Omarosa said with a robust and heartwarming laugh. Malesa called a friend for a restaurant suggestion, only to find out that her friend was having dinner that night with the tough but affable television judge Greg Mathis, who happens to be friends with Omarosa.

The judge was in town on business regarding his Mathis Community Center and for a special promotion as an honoree on this year’s Hour Detroit Best Dressed List. That night, the two met up with a small entourage, where they enjoyed barbecued ribs, potato salad and several bottles of bubbly at a downtown eatery. Another celeb in the group was Keasha Rigsby from TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress,” who co-owns the exquisite Beautiful Bridal with Keasha Rigsby salon in Detroit. It seems that Omarosa was not only in town for soul food and politics, but for love, as well. She’s engaged to John Allen Newman, a Jacksonville, Florida, pastor. She reserved time with Keasha to find a fabulous wedding dress at Beautiful Bridal.

Holistic heart doc signs his book, celebrates TV special


On Wednesday, Joel Kahn, known as “America’s Holistic Heart Doc,” celebrated the world premiere of his TV special, “The Whole Heart Solution,” which aired on Detroit Public TV on Thursday night. In this special inspired by his best-selling book “The Whole Heart Solution: Halt Heart Disease Now with the Best Alternative and Traditional Medicine,” Dr. Kahn reveals more than 75 simple, low-cost things you can do right away — from drinking your veggies to opening your windows to walking barefoot — to make yourself as heart attack-proof as possible. During the celebratory Happy Hour at GreenSpace Cafe (the artisanal, plant-based restaurant and cocktail bar in Ferndale that Kahn owns with his son, Daniel), the good doctor sold the book for $20 ($5 off the retail price) and signed each one personally.

Metro Detroit Real Men Wear Pink to battle cancer

The American Cancer Society recently revealed its 2016 inaugural class of Metro Detroit Real Men Wear Pink at a private reception at Miller Canfield law firm in downtown Detroit. A distinguished group of male community leaders who are determined to help save lives from breast cancer gathered to offer their support. “We are inviting 25 men to join us in Detroit as part of a national campaign to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer,” says Chimene Anderson, senior market manager at ACS. The Real Men Wear Pink candidates were asked to each fundraise $2,500 or more; to raise awareness through their personal and social networks to talk about the campaign and seek donations; and to wear something pink every day in October — every day. We couldn’t help but wonder how that’s going to work out for guys in the group like Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw. “I think I’m about to obtain a great collection of pink socks,” Shaw says. Other Real Men include Fox 2 News’ Jay Towers, Wayne County Exec Warren Evans, Pink Pump owner Vincent Kirkwood, musician Jimmy Bones, and Comcast Senior VP Craig D’Agostino.

Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw gears up for Real Men Wear Pink.

Chuck Bennett is the creator of and the Fox 2 News Style Ambassador.