The For the Love of Our Children Gala held in honor of Susan L. Taylor’s National CARES Mentoring Movement was recently held at Cipriani 42nd Street, hosted by Tamron Hall and Michael Eric Dyson. The star-studded event honored Charles D. King (executive producer of the critically acclaimed film “Fences,” and founder and CEO of the firm MACRO), Russell Simmons (entrepreneur and hip-hop icon) and Lonnie G. Bunch III (the driving force and founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture).
Guests included Cicely Tyson, Renée Elise Goldsberry, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Danny Glover, Essence Editor-in-Chief Vanessa DeLuca, Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, Bethann Hardison, Hill Harper, Debra Lee and Stephen Hill of BET, Omari Hardwick, Maxwell, Bevy Smith, artist Kehinde Wiley, author Terry McMillan, journalist Suzanne Malveaux, Attallah Shabazz, diplomat and eldest daughter of Malcolm X, and Jonelle Procope, president & CEO, the Apollo Theater.