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ESSENCE.COM Oct, 31, 2014

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Ava DuVernay attends as Russell Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary At Annual Art For Life Benefit at Fairview Farms in Water Mill, New York.

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Singer Monica attends The Players' Awards presented by BET at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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American Little League Baseball pitcher Mo'Ne Davis attends The Players' Awards presented by BET at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Singer Naturi Naughton, Julie Pierce, NBA player Paul Pierce of the Los Angeles Clippers, NBA player Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, and Jada Crawley attend The Players' Awards presented by BET at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Actor Jesse Williams appears onstage during The Players' Awards presented by BET at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Singer Elle Varner attends as Russell Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary At Annual Art For Life Benefit at Fairview Farms in Water Mill, New York.

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Rapper MC Lyte attends The Players' Awards presented by BET at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Actor Jay Ellis attends The Players' Awards presented by BET at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Soledad O'Brien attends Rush Philanthropic ArtsFoundation's 20th Anniversary 'Art For Life' Benefit at Fairview Farms in Water Mill, New York.