Star Gazing 10.15.14

ESSENCE.COM Apr, 10, 2014

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Singer Jennifer Hudson arrives at the 20th Annual Fulfillment Fund Stars Benefit Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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First Lady Michelle Obama greets school children before harvesting of fruits and vegetable from the White House Kitchen Garden during an event in Washington, DC. The first lady has been promoting greater fresh fruit and vegetable consumption by children.

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Tessa Thompson stops by ESSENCE to talk about her new movie, Dear White People.

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Paula Patton is all smiles out and about in New York City.

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Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z seen leaving a gallery in London, England.

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First Lady Michelle Obama is joined by school children as they harvest peanuts in the annual fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden at the White House in Washington. In celebration of Farm to School Month, Obama invited students from Arizona, California, and Ohio to participate in the fall harvest. These schools were selected because they are participating in farm to school programs that incorporate fresh, local food into their school meals, and they teach students about healthy eating through school gardens and nutrition education.

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Actor Boris Kodjoe arrives at An Evening With Real Husbands of Hollywood presented by The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, California.

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ESSENCE November cover star Queen Latifah and artist Shantell Martin attend Kelly Wearstler x Shantell Martin Collection Launch in Los Angeles, California.

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Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys joins protesters with the "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign marking the six month anniversary of the kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants, in front of the Nigerian consulate in New York. Protesters in Nigeria were set to march on the presidency calling for the release of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants.

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Nick Cannon attends the Samsung Electronics' #DITCHtheDSLR with Nick Cannon and Julianne Hough at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California.

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Director Justin Simien stops by ESSENCE to talk about his film, Dear White People.