Black Ball 2010

Black Ball 2010
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 30, 2010

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Jennifer Hudson attends at Keep A Child Alive’s 7th annual Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom on September 30, 2010 in New York City.

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Singer Jay Sean attends the 2010 Keep A Child Alive’s Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom on September 30, 2010 in New York City.

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Janelle Monae performs on stage during Keep A Child Alive’s 7th annual Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom on September 30, 2010 in New York City.

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Deepak Chopra, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz at Keep A Child Alive’s 7th annual Black Ball at Hammerstein Ballroom on September 30, 2010 in New York City.

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Jay-Z and Beyonce look phenomenal in their elegant attire.

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Alicia Keys and Jay-Z perform their hit “Empire State of Mind” at the 2010 Black Ball.

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We love Beyonce’s bright and bold evening gown and muted beauty look.

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Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz perform on stage during Keep A Child Alive’s 7th annual Black Ball in New York City.

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Now that’s a duet! Alicia Keys and Sade take the stage at the 2010 Black Ball.

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Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson (wow, she looks great!) enjoy good campany at the exclusive fundraiser.

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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz looked so deeply in love at the “Keep A Child Alive Black Ball” at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.

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Usher poses with Alicia Keys at the “Keep A Child Alive Black Ball” in New York. Even at eight months pregnant Alicia looks stunning. Usher looks pretty damn good as well in that tux and T-shirt.

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Usher pats good friend Alicia Keys’ pregnant belly. Is it a girl? Is it a boy?

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Celebrity stylist June Ambrose looked stunning on the red carpet.

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Music legend Clive Davis and Janelle Monae also attended the “Keep A Child Alive Black Ball” in New York. Monae rocked the house and had Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Maxwell on their feet.

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Sade rocked a fierce white evening gown to the Black Ball. She just announced that she will be touring to support her new album — her first live performance in a decade. Can’t wait…

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Whitney Houston wore a classy black cocktail dress to the “Keep a Child Alive” Black Ball in New York. Sade and Whitney in the same room? It was a night to remember.

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Uma Thurman playfully points out the reason for the affair — the Keep A Child Alive fundraising mission to support children in Africa suffering from the HIV/AIDS pandemic.