Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Photos of the Day

Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis, Jamie Foxx and Halle Berry arrive at 2010 Silver Rose Gala & Auction benefiting The Jenesse Center, at the Beverly Hills Hotel on April 18, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.

Musician Lauryn Hill attends the Tanzania Education Trust New York Gala hosted by President Jakaya Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania at Plaza Athenee on April 19, 2010 in New York City.
Hill Harper attends the Pepsi Refresh Project seminar at the New York Public Library on April 17, 2010 in New York City.

In related news, Hill Harper's fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, has announced a partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to increase the number of diverse environmental leaders on university and college campuses and in communities of color. The Alpha and EDF partnership will educate the fraternity's student and alumni chapters about climate change, environmental justice, energy efficiency, clean energy and green jobs. Sustainability projects designed by students and alumni will help African American and other populations become more involved in public health and environmental issues caused by air and water pollution and social inequity. Learn more about the Alpha Phi Alpha Goes Green Initiative at http://green.apa1906.net.

Dr. Dorothy Height, Chair and President Emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, has died today in Washington, DC. She was 98 years old. For nearly 60 years, she fought for civil rights, and racial and gender equality. She is pictured in the photo above with Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, as she was honored as a Ford Freedom Award Scholar at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, May 6, 2008 in Detroit, Michigan.

Photos: Wireimage

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