Black Hollywood at the Black Ball Benefit

Black Hollywood's finest came out to support Alicia Keys last night at her sixth annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball fundraiser at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Keys is the cofounder of the HIV/AID's foundation that raises money for children living with the disease in Africa and India.
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 15, 2009

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Black Hollywood’s finest came out to support Alicia Keys last night at her sixth annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball fundraiser at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. Keys is the cofounder of the HIV/AID’s foundation that raises money for children living with the disease in Africa and India.

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Halle Berry, Alicia Keys and Gayle King squeeze in some girl talk at the sixth annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball event hosted by Keys and “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi on October 15 in New York City.

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It’s a “Jungle Fever” reunion! Samuel L. Jackson, Halle Berry and Spike Lee share face time at the Keep A Child Alive Black Ball.

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Kerry Washington and Halle Berry catch up at the Keep A Child Alive Black Ball.

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Queen Latifah, who hosted the Keep A Child Alive’s sixth annual event in New York City, commands the stage with confidence and grace.

The proceeds from the event will help assist in building orphanages, pediatric wings in selected clinics and supply medicine for individuals plagued by AIDS.

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Alicia Keys wows the crowd at the event.

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Alicia Keys and Coldplay’s Chris Martin bring the crowd to its feet.

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Youssou N’Dour and Alicia Keys rip the stage at the Keep A Child Alive’s Black Ball.

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Iman, Padma Lakshmi and Alicia Keys smile big for the camera at the Keep A Child Alive Black Ball event at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC.

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John Mayer joins Alicia Keys on stage at the Black Ball.

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Halle Berry is striking on the red carpet.

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Mary J. Blige, who’s also lent her efforts to HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness, was on hand for the night’s festivities.

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A glowing Kerry Washington is camera ready on the red carpet at the Black Ball event.

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Dynamic Duo Robin Thicke and Paula Patton were among the many stars who supported Key’s important organization to help people in Africa and India.

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Samuel L. Jackson flashes a smile for the cameras on the red carpet.

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Supermodel Iman congratulates expecting mom and “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi at the Keep A Child Alive’s sixth annual Black Ball event in New York City.

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Queen Latifah takes the stage at the Black Ball.

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A suave Usher is picture perfect on the red carpet at the 2009 Keep A Child Alive event in New York City.

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Fashion icon Iman strikes a pose on the red carpet at the event.

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British singer Estelle makes her way inside the Black Ball.

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Gayle King strikes a graceful pose on the red carpet. Her dress is fierce!

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Singer Angelique Kidjo looks regal on the red carpet at the Keep A Child Alive’s Black Ball event.

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Nick Cannon and Tyler Perry squeeze in for a group shot at the Keep A Child Alive benefit.

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One of the greatest storytellers of the Black community, Spike Lee, looks happy to be in the house.

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A dapper Tyson Beckford brings swagger to the red carpet at Keep A Child Alive’s sixth annual Black Ball event.

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“Today” show cohost Al Roker and his wife, ABC News correspondent, Deborah Roberts, complement each other on the red carpet at the Keep A Child Alive’s 6th annual event in New York City.

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