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Keyshia Cole, KeKe Palmer, Usher, Tracee Ellis Ross & More Hit The 2013 UNCF 'Evening Of Stars' Event

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Stars were out for last night's UNCF 33rd annual 2013 'An Evening with the Stars' event in Pasedena, CA.  We've got the red carpet pics and the happenings inside the event....

 

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An emcee of the evening Tracee Ellis Ross was spotted chatting up "Glee" actress Amber Riley at the UNCF Evening With The Stars event at the Pasadena Civic Center last night.

The two hour special (which will air on BET) encompasses some of the biggest names in entertainment, education, politics and sports who will share the stage with students whose lives have been changed by education made possible by UNCF and its programs.

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Tracee co-presented during the evening with Keenan Ivory Wayans.

 

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Before Keyshia Cole took in the show from the audience:

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She rocked a cute white & black trimmed tux-inspired skirt and jacket look for the red carpet.  And posed it up with actor and host of the evening Anthony Anderson and former reality chick Kita Williams.

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KeKe Palmer was there looking her usual fab self in a purple dress, and posing it up with Shaun Robinson.

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Gorgeous makeup for her

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Melanie Fiona chatted up legendary Chaka Khan, who was rocking sexy thigh high boots.

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She rocked a leather top, back cut out black gown for the occasion.

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Loretta Devine was there for the event in a sparkling dress...and brought her man along.

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Backstage, Usher was seen chatting up Keenan:

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And accompanying a student on the stage.

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Derek Luke and his wife made an appearance.

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Tatyana Ali looked great in all black and dark lipstick chatting up KeKe.

The fellas were all about the good cause:

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Tyrese, "E! News" host Terrence J, and singers Eric Benet & Anthony Hamilton kept it dapper.

 

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Kim Coles kept it funny on the carpet.

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And Yolanda Adams was there for the big event too.

  

A little more about this red carpet event: The event is a particularly special sponsorship for Buick because of the brand's dedication to educating young people. In 2011, The General Motors Foundation and Buick launched the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program to award scholarships to students interested in science, technology, engineering, math and related fields. The Buick Achievers Program now dedicates up to 4.5 million dollars annually to students who demonstrate excellence in the classroom and community, and are the first in their family to attend college.

The show will air on BET, January 27th, 2013 at 10p/9c.

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GOOD for you, Keyshia Cole --

GOOD for you, Keyshia Cole -- for PUBLICLY ACKNOWLEDGING AND EMBRACING the FACT that YOU ARE of MULTI-RACIAL / MIXED-RACE Parentage-Lineage !!!! . And -- ANYONE who has a PROBLEM with this FACT regarding Keyshia Cole’s FULL ancestry can feel free to take note of the following -- The ONLY way that Keyshia Cole could be considered as racially "Black" is via adhering to the racist-'One-Drop Rule' (which is a non-scientific social-construct that was created by racial-supremacists in order to degrade BLACK lineage and which was also banned within the U.S. in 1967). -- [[[The FACT that the 'One-Drop Rule' is a racist and 'Black-lineage degrading' social-construct means that ... any BLACK person who supports it either has no self-esteem, is insane or is inane.]]] -- THERE IS absolutely NO SUCH THING AS A so-called 'LIGHT-SKINNED BLACK' person. -- (The LINKS in the SIDEBAR of this YouTube CHANNEL explain this FACT in greater detail. -- https://www.youtube.com/user/apgifts ) -- More people need to realize and accept the FACT that THERE IS actually NO SUCH THING AS A so-called "LIGHT-SKINNED BLACK" person ... but rather ... such individuals and groups are actually people who are of a 'Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed' (MGM-Mixed) Lineage that some may have been pressured or encouraged to ignore or downplay -- AND -- even the term of "Light-Skinned Black" is a racist-oxymoron that was created as part of the racist-'One-Drop Rule' in order to degrade racially-Black ancestral-lineage. -- The legal -application of the racist-'One-Drop Rule' (ODR) was banned in the U.S. way back in 1967. -- People of Mixed-Race lineage should NOT feel pressured to 'identify' according to any standards other than one's own.

Me and my brotha and sisters

Me and my brotha and sisters have the same mother and father, their light and im dark. Does that mean that im bi racial??? lol Light means bi racial???
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They PROBABLY do NOT have

They PROBABLY do NOT have have an actual 'light' skin complexion -- it's probably just a bit lighter than your very dark skin complexion.

NO they are LIGHT SKINNED ,

NO they are LIGHT SKINNED , RED BONE!! TWO BLACK PARENTS!!! Now answer my question please am i bi racial???
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Is Derek Luke's wife wearing

Is Derek Luke's wife wearing a silk diaper?¿ What is that¿¡
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Is Derek Luke's wife wearing

Is Derek Luke's wife wearing a silk diaper?¿ What is that¿¡
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Too much makeup on everyone's

Too much makeup on everyone's face. Foundation just flying everywhere lol

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Gabourey Sidibe "LITTLE BIG

Gabourey Sidibe "LITTLE BIG SISTER" need to work on a meal plan! Keyshia looks extra "WHITE" I guess she still tryin to PASS as "BIRACIAL!"
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KEYSHIA Cole IS BIRACIAL

KEYSHIA Cole IS BIRACIAL !!! NEWSFLASH: The U.S. Supreme Court BANNED the racist-'One-Drop Rule' (which was created by racial-supremacists in order to degrade BLACK lineage) in 1967. The racist-‘One-Drop Rule’ was created in order to degrade Black-lineage – which means that any BLACK person that you meet who supports the ('black-lineage degrading' and) racist-'One-Drop Rule' either has no self-esteem, is insane or is an idiot. . Since the racist-'One-Drop Rule' NO LONGER EXISTS -- there is also NO SUCH THING AS A so-called 'LIGHT-SKINNED BLACK' person. The LINKS in the SIDEBAR of the following YouTube CHANNEL explain this in greater detail. http://www.youtube.com/user/APGifts

lol well she is bi racial!!

lol well she is bi racial!! and on top of that she from Cali and even the DARKEST BLACK WOMEN IN THE WORLD will say they anything BUT BLACK IN CALIFORNIA.
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I'm sorry sir, but taking the

I'm sorry sir, but taking the word of your (Keyshia) Black crackhead mama that has 10 kids by 12 different men who lived her 80's in a WHITE POWDER HAZE is RETARDED! Keyshia said it herself she didn't know who her father was, so how she know he was White? LIES FAIRYTALES & FALLACIES! Thats like me not knowing who my father was, throwin a tiara on my head & goin around sayin he was ROYALTY...GTFOHWTBS!
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Newsflash -- genius -- you

Newsflash -- genius -- you DON'T need a 'White' parent in order to be of Mixed-Race. EDUCATE YOURSELF !!! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A so-called LIGHT-SKINNED BLACK person. THIS IS a known FACT!! Google it !!!

Tyrese is skinty

Tyrese is skinty
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why the hell does Tyresse

why the hell does Tyresse look so skninny??? xxxmote.com

Sista is that you in that

Sista is that you in that picture???omgoodnesss!!!
LetsGetIt's picture

You're ignorant!

You're ignorant!
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Frankie was a crackhead and I

Frankie was a crackhead and I believe she really doesn't know who Keyshia's father is. Yeah on the show she said he was Italian, but then I didn't believe it.

Some look nice some not so

Some look nice some not so much.
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Tracee Ellis Ross and Amber

Tracee Ellis Ross and Amber Riley look great. Shaun Robinson's dress looks great on her!
lucky80's picture

LetsGet It come on. Really?

LetsGet It come on. Really? This ain't no South Africa were they have made a separate race for biracial people. That will never ever happen here. In South Africa the whites created a color cast system where they call people who have white in them "Colored" and every one else blacks. That will never ever fly here. We have evolved to the point that in the US we don't go by the 1 drop rule anymore. People have the right now to say I'm biracial or multiracial and say and claim to be anything you want but, here's where nothing has really changed. People in this country still classify you by the way you look. People like Keyshia Coles don't really know who their father is or what her background is, she sorta reminds me of Miguel and may have a mexican dad like he does, for all she knows. Keyshia looks like a basic light skin chick to me and nothing more. It does not matter, she looks black and I doubt if any white people even know who she is. So she should be honored that the Black Girl Rocks even awknowledged her. I don't see anybody else giving her anything! I have a friend since child hood who is mixed w/ black/german her hair touches her knees and she looks other not basic like Keyshia does. Hispanic people are always speaking spanish to her,but she knows not a lick of spanish. Her mom is black and she is black to me and nothing more. She's my friend and is like my sister. She knows she's half german but at the end of the day she is just a lighter black woman to me and that's how the white world see's her too. We will never ever have a race called Mullato because we already had to much race division in this country! I don't go around saying everything in my background and believe me I could because at the end of the day I am seen as a Proud to be black female!
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NEWSFLASH: The U.S. Supreme

NEWSFLASH: The U.S. Supreme Court BANNED the racist-'One-Drop Rule' (which was created by racial-supremacists in order to degrade BLACK lineage) in 1967. The racist-‘One-Drop Rule’ was created in order to degrade Black-lineage – which means that any BLACK person that you meet who supports the ('black-lineage degrading' and) racist-'One-Drop Rule' either has no self-esteem, is insane or is an idiot. . Since the racist-'One-Drop Rule' NO LONGER EXISTS -- there is also NO SUCH THING AS A so-called 'LIGHT-SKINNED BLACK' person. The LINKS in the SIDEBAR of the following YouTube CHANNEL explain this in greater detail. http://www.youtube.com/user/APGifts

Yes Ty Shay.. He likes to

Yes Ty Shay.. He likes to patronize folks..have u Tellin it all..lol! Anywho.. I was schooled from a melting pot of cultures myself and fore most taught to be a very proud Black woman! You're right he trys to convince people to be anything but black, which is pretty offensive itself! A lot of folks dont know the racism analogy of light and dark skinned exist not only in this country but are abroad. What baffles me about Letsgetit is that he is not a PURE mandingo warrior himself *hehe,..So these type of metacognitive rants only mirror if not self but hatred period!! I told him once that he can't generalize an horizon of black women he's yet to encounter! All of us don't think only European features are the standard of beauty ... I'd like to think theres nothing more exotic than a beautiful black girl,..that do come in an array of colorful skin-tones and cultures! Ijs...
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@Like Really Thank-You! Some

@Like Really Thank-You! Some people just don't know any better and don't wanna know any better. Which is sad. There will always be people w/ self/hate who's whole meaning and purpose in life is to keep division among us. Just let him stay in his little Boxed World that he has created for himself.
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South Africa isn't the only

South Africa isn't the only place that gives biracial people their own category. America is the only place that put anything with a drip of black blood in them in the "Black Race" category. And that shit is ridiculous because that just tells me that ANYBODY CAN CLAIM BLACK AND THAT IT HAS NO SIGNIFICANCE if anybody can claim it. Racial division is a beautiful thing, TO ME IT IS. I don't want anything that LOOKS WHITE OR DAMN NEAR WHITE claiming to be black just because a white man said they were black. But whats happening to the black race is we beginning to look more and more watered down, and the standard of beauty within the black race ARE THE ONES WHO LOOK CLOSER TO WHITE PEOPLE hahaha. And these same mullatos can feel like SHIT around white people, but when they get around black people we love them and worships them because WE LOOK AT THEM AS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND HATE OUR OWN FEATURES.
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NEWSFLASH: The U.S. Supreme

NEWSFLASH: The U.S. Supreme Court BANNED the racist-'One-Drop Rule' (which was created by racial-supremacists in order to degrade BLACK lineage) in 1967. The racist-‘One-Drop Rule’ was created in order to degrade Black-lineage – which means that any BLACK person that you meet who supports the ('black-lineage degrading' and) racist-'One-Drop Rule' either has no self-esteem, is insane or is an idiot. . Since the racist-'One-Drop Rule' NO LONGER EXISTS -- there is also NO SUCH THING AS A so-called 'LIGHT-SKINNED BLACK' person. The LINKS in the SIDEBAR of the following YouTube CHANNEL explain this in greater detail. http://www.youtube.com/user/APGifts

Terrence looked real dapper,

Terrence looked real dapper, Keke & Tatiyana are just gorgeous. Loving that pic with Usher and Derek. Keyshia Im gonna just gonna keep praying for. Fashion-wise the men really brought it.
Realist's picture

Engraçado como este gajo

Engraçado como este gajo letsgetit pensa que ele é Africano-americano e elogia tudo mas! Auto ódio para ele é o melhor!
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Now sista i like you, but

Now sista i like you, but what you just typed made no sense, and im not self hating at all I LOVE MY PEOPLE!!!Why you always beating up on me Like Really???Why?? lol
LetsGetIt's picture

It seems like All of the

It seems like All of the women have on Too much makeup. Seemed like a nice event tho.
star's picture

Everyone looks

Everyone looks nice...especially my Tyrese and Eric Benét! I love Yolanda's pant suit.
C2C's picture

Keyshia Cole been looking

Keyshia Cole been looking like a real Mulata lately. She told yall negros i aint no black girl... fuck yall got me doing this "black girls rock shit for". hahahaha!!! I HEAR YOU MY ITALIAN SISTA tell these BLACK WOMEN!!! But i find "black girls rock" funny because THEY TRYING TO MAKE YOUNG BLACK GIRLS feel good, WITH A BUNCH OF MIXED AND MULATA WOMEN performing.
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LOL! You are crazy!

LOL! You are crazy!
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Hey im just being real sista,

Hey im just being real sista, how the fuck can we make young black chocolate girls feel good about themselves WITH A BUNCH OF MIXED CHICKS SAYING "BLACK GIRLS ROCK"lol. I know black women don't like to hear it IM JUST SPEAKING MY MIND.
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So, there aren't any

So, there aren't any light-skinned black girls?
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Come on now letsgetit has

Come on now letsgetit has light sisters and aunts OFCOURSE THEIR BLACK. But lets just be honest here light skin black girls aren't having any problems like the brown and dark skin girls are. They have their light image being the STANDARD in the black community. Yes there are light skinned black women and black men. But light skinned is not the same as BI RACIAL
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THERE IS SUCH THING AS A

THERE IS SUCH THING AS A so-called LIGHT-SKINNED BLACK Person. The very term of 'Light-Skinned Black' is a racist oxymoron that was invented by racial-supremacist as part of the racist-'One-Drop Rule' (a "rule" that was created by these same racial-supremacists in effort to degrade black-lineage AND was BANNED in the U.S. in 1967). THE so-called 'LIGHT-SKINNED BLACK' person IS quite simply either a 'First-Generational Multiracially-Mixed' or a 'Multi-Generational Multiracially-Mixed' MIXED-RACE person. The Links found in the Sidebar of the following link should be of help in explaining this concept to you in more detail. http://www.youtube.com/user/APGifts

I agree!

I agree!
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