New Jersey Has Talent Event 2015


I reached out to Cynthia Coleman, mother of Grammy-nominated producer Mike Zombie, to do lunch. We spoke about being businesswomen, and entrepreneurs and how we could use our resources to bring our communities together for something positive and fun. On October 24th 2015, that’s exactly what we were able to accomplish.

Cynthia Coleman and I

In just a few weeks Ms.Coleman and I planned our first annual New Jersey Has Talent Basketball Game. Mike Zombie and I, are two different people who used our talents and platforms to bring people in our communities together. He’s from Willingboro and I’m from Trenton, both representing the 609 (New Jersey).

NJ Has Talent Event

The purpose of the event was to showcase the talent we have in New Jersey, being that we are often overlooked by powerhouses New York and Philadelphia. Basketball is my platform, and music is Mike’s so we wanted to intertwine the two together. We invited local artists and entertainers from both cities to perform during halftime of the games. The turnout was amazing considering we had no mainstream promotion, no sponsorships or funding, and it was such last minute planning. When you want something done, do it and by putting our own money up and using our social media that’s what we did.


We can continue to put New Jersey talents on the map by supporting one another. Often times people like to support and show love to people once they have “main it mainstream.” Why wait till people become big time celebrities to support them when we can do it now? Let’s help their buzz keep growing by sharing their content and supporting their endeavors.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the event to make it a successful one!
We all we got, we all we need!


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“On or about Sept 24th I finally met a young lady through a DM on Instagram. Funny thing is I didn’t even know what a DM was until then. Thanks to my grandson going through my Instagram, a new found friendship was born with LaKeisha Sutton, also known as the Fan Favorite. When we met in the parking lot of Denny’s, I I was surprised to see a notebook in Keisha’s possession. I was already not really sure why she wanted to meet me. Now I was really puzzled. Notes? She’s taking notes?
Six weeks later Rich Glory Clothing and Fan Favorite came together to showcase New Jersey Has Talent. We recognized support for Breast Cancer as well as entertainers and athletes from our sometimes under-recognized great state.
As a mom and entrepreneur, it warmed my heart to see our community come together, side by side, as one. Despite the somewhat difference in backgrounds, we put together an event that showed unity and talent from our tiny state.
I must say even though we are ages apart, we had so much in common and so much to talk about. I was really impressed by Keisha’s drive, determination, and love and devotion to the community. She has a giving spirit and desire to share all that she learned. I learned so much from her! I hope I was able to offer her some knowledge.
Thank you for reaching out to me. I am looking forward to our NJ Had Talent Part ll. ” – Cynthia Coleman

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