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Gordon Parks Foundation Gala 2014

By Press Room
Wednesday, 6/4/2014 10:14 PM

Pint sized pop star, Janelle Mon­ae, kicked the entire room into an energetic dance party last night at the Swizz Beatz hosted Gordon Parks Foundation Gala, celebrating the near $500,000 raised in honor of the legendary photographer, Gordon Parks.

“Gordon Parks is our hero and we are honored to be a part of this,” opened Mr. Beatz, speaking on behalf of him and wife, Alicia Keys, standing at his side – a sentiment palpably shared throughout Cipriani Wall Street’s grand ballroom.

Mr. Parks had touched so many lives through his work and efforts, leaving an indelible mark on the evening’s honorees – Artist and Photographer Lorna Simpson, Designer Vera Wang, Director Ed Zwick, and Jazz Musician Irvin Mayfield.

“Each of these incredible [honorees] embody four principles that informed Gordon’s life: courage, vision, compassion and heart,” imparted former Mayor and longtime friend of Mr. Parks, David Dinkins.

Wang, demonstrating these principles, spoke on how ... Read More

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