Fans Bid Farewell to AFTER 7’s Melvin Edmonds

Thanks to their iconic brother, Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, brothers Kevon and Melvin Edmonds made quite an impact in the entertainment industry dominating the 90’s with hits such as Ready or Not, Can’t Stop, and In the Heat of the Moment. The trio also consisted of childhood friend, Keith Mitchell, and together this dynamic group became AFTER 7.  They have millions of fans, and have dominated the charts with many of the hit toppers.

Melvin Edmonds left the group in the early 2000’s, due to health issues, and was replaced by his son, Jason. The group continued to go on tours keeping their signature sound and legacy alive for their fans. As the Host of The Living By Design Show, I had an opportunity to interview the trio in November 2017 to discuss their new “Timeless” CD. Kevon explained that the reason for creating this masterpiece was so that the group could reunite with their brother, Melvin, to create magic again. The CD had several hits, and was recognized with two awards.

Recently, Melvin lost his battle with an undisclosed illness he had struggled with for years, and on May 18, 2019, he passed away leaving millions of mourning fans. The Living By Design Show re-structured the November 2017 interview into a tribute re-mix show to honor Melvin, and Diversity Focus is sharing this interview tribute with you. We loved Melvin, and the torch has now permanently been handed to his son, Jason. Cathy Holloway Hill, Host Living By Design Show, Contributing Writer,

Rest in Peace Melvin Edmonds. The world will miss you. Subscribe to our “Living By Design TV Show” channel by clicking this link:

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Cathy Holloway-Hill

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Cathy Holloway Hill is Founder and CEO of C. Holloway Hill Enterprises, a personal and professional development company in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cathy has local, regional, and national clients who speak highly of her services and have recommended her to their counterparts. In addition to her entrepreneurial work, Cathy has 28 years of executive leadership experience with two Fortune 100 Corporations. After 28 years of Executive Leadership success, Cathy voluntarily left her career to pursue her passion and purpose of helping others to define and design their lives.

Cathy has been featured in numerous regional and national publications including Black Enterprises, and Ebony Magazines. She is a member of the National Speakers Association. She was a Premier Coach for eWomenNetwork (over 2.5 million members), and is a Column Writer for Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick. Cathy was a 2012 recipient of the Indiana Torchbearer Award from Governor, Mitch Daniels, which is the highest award a woman can receive in the State of Indiana only awarded to women with a proven vision and commitment to the women of Indiana. Cathy has been selected on numerous occasions to be featured as a Luminary on the global Inspire Me Today website with over 6 million subscribers. She has also worked with Soledad O’Brien’s EmPOWERher Youth Organization as a Workshop Leader and Facilitator.

Cathy has a BS in Computer Science, multiple Coaching Certifications (including a Certification on Diversity & Women’s Issues) is Certified in DiSC Assessment, and a Masters in Psychology. For the past 5 years Cathy has designed & facilitated Journey University for Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. In this role, Cathy is the catalyst for self-esteem building creating a foundation for young women to design their lives. Initially, this was a pilot program, but Cathy’s work and commitment resulted in the program now having a long “waiting list”.

Additionally, she has been recognized by Chevron for her outstanding curriculum design of an Employee Branding initiative that resulted in improved moral and enhanced team relationships for the Louisville location. Employee branding is a critical aspect of Corporate success, and Cathy has a unique special niche in this area. Employees are an Organization’s greatest asset, and tapping into the passions and unique attributes of each individual person is the key to overwhelming success and profits.

Cathy hosts a TV Show entitled “Living By Design” which has a 12 million household viewership in Indiana and over 250,000 views on the You Tube channel Cathy’s mantra is: “Live, Love, Learn, and Leave a Legacy!”