Keke Palmer and Raven Symone both lent their high profile names to a pair of events last night. Find out where they were inside…
Whether its the Broadway stage or the silver screen, we love KeKe Palmer’s ability to use her fame to inspire the next generation of Black youth.
After wrapping up promotion for her hit film Brotherly Love, fab chick KeKe (in cute culottes from Forever 21) partnered with LA-based P.S. ARTS and students from Warren Lane Elementary School to honor the legacy of Olympic gold-medalist Jesse Owens with a fabulous mural.
Quick YBF History debrief: Jesse Owens was the son of a sharecropper went on to win 4 gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. He paid Adolf Hitler dust! And he held the record for winning four gold medals for 48 years! Keke shared the story of Mr. Owens’ triumphs to a large gathering of students before the official unveiling.
P.S. ARTS Teaching Artist, Tiffany Graham (not shown), who led students and teachers in designing and painting the mural said, “I want the kids to think deeply about what it means to overcome challenges, how they can overcome the challenges in their own lives, and how they can be change agents in their own community!”
KeKe is working on the return of her talk show will spend the fall on small screen in “Scream Queens” on Fox, Tuesdays at 9/8c, beginning in September 2015.
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“The View” moderator Whoopi Goldberg must have let Raven Symone run free in her shoe and cape closet as the controversial actress turned talk show/pot-stirrer walked the red carpet in black boots with a very unique heel. But the fashion statement didn’t stop there – Raven continued with purple/grey hair and a Salem-withcraft trails inspired outfit.
The event was the 2015 GLSEN Respect Awards held in NYC, honoring individuals who’s efforts help ensure a safe school environment for all students in the GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.
The event allowed Raven to reunited with her former “That’s So Raven” costar Anneliese van der Pol.
Before the event ended, Raven posed with the GLSEN Student Ambassadors. Nice!
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