“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member DeShawn Snow and her foundation for girls partners with Walt Disney for a special day of storytelling at Barnes & Noble in Atlanta. Her husband, Cleveland Cavaliers star Eric Snow, and New Orleans Saints football player WIllie Whitehead were featured as storytellers.
Patti LaBelle, Sarah Dash and Nona Hendryx light up the Apollo Theater in Harlem. The trio performed at the 2008 ESSENCE Music Festival during a special tribute to Patti, after announcing the reunion of LaBelle after 30-year hiatus.
Jamie Foxx takes a break from celebrating his birthday and new album to host his weekly live Sirius XM radio show, Foxxhole, on December 19 in Washington, D.C. Foxx is a one-man show as he also is executive producer of his channel.
Actress Kaira Akita mingles at the launch of her consignment company, A Clothes Encounter Launch, in Atlanta. The collection includes items from Atlanta “Housewives” stars Sheree Whitfield and Lisa Wu Hartwell and TLC’s Chilli.
The love between LL Cool J and wife Simone Smith gets better with time. Along with Martin Luther King III, the rapper presented spa owner Jamie Mazzei with Realizing the Dream Champion of Hope Award for his work in the community.
J. Holiday gets ready for the release of his new album “Round 2.” The album will be released in February, just in time for the Grammy Awards, where he earned a nomination for Best Contemporary R&B album.
Sanaa Lathan was stunningly chic and feminine in her beret. The actress who’s gearing up for a new film next year was without her NFL beau Adewale, the 2007 ESSENCE Do Right man and Chicago Bears player, at the opening of D&G’s flagship boutique in Los Angeles.
Actress Zoe Saldana represented well on the black carpet. The actress will reprise the role of Lieutenant Uhura, which was played by Nichele Nichols, for the big-screen adaptation of the seventies television series “Star Trek.”
Ne-Yo gives 9-year-old Mylan Johson, an adoring fan and student of M. Agnes Jones Elementary school, a hug after sharing his personal love for music and encouraging the students to pursue their passion.