I’ve only found a few pictures so far but hopefully I’ll have more soon!
So I recently had access to a few more HQ photo archives and was able to update some of the MQ photos I had on here and add a few events plus I tracked down 2 of the photos from TCA.
The galleries below are new:
Photo credit: Lanisha Cole Photography
Los Angeles, CA (August 20, 2013) – Another celebrity court appearance, funeral or wedding to attend? No, in fact, there is no greater reason to wear a suit than to help save our sons. Celebrities committed to taking a visible stand against violence and improving the public perception of young black men in America are leveraging their stardom in support of Black Tie Week September 3rd-8th.
Actors Teck Holmes (Cartoon Network/Hole In The Wall) and Eric Bivens-Bush (Burn Notice) founded the Black Tie movement. Various actors-including Wesley Jonathan (TV Land/The Soul Man), Aldis Hodge (Leverage), Edwin Hodge (The Purge), Nicholas “The World Famous N.I.C.” Demps (Truth Hall), Shawn Carter Peterson (The Host), Dennis L.A. White (Notorious), Malik Barnhardt (Gun), Toryan Rogers (The Prodigal) and director/writer Terry Gingles, attended a Black Tie Week photo shoot to support the movement. Renowned photographer Lanisha Cole, makeup artist Hanna Morrow and entertainment publicist Sherise Ford were there and contributed their services to Black Tie Week as well.
When actor Wesley Jonathan was asked how a suit makes him feel, he answered “It makes me feel smart, intelligent, strong.“ “A suit lets the public know that you are productive,” added Los Angeles Highway Patrol Officer De’Shawn Cobbs, who also participated in the Black Tie Week photo shoot.
The Trayvon Martin case has inspired the men to come together to encourage a solution for improving the public perception of Black Americans. “How a person dresses is how they are perceived. Black Tie Week brings our entire community together to change the perception of young black men,” says Teck Holmes, Founder of Black Tie Week.
If you would like to show your support, please wear a suit and tie the week of September 3rd through September 8th to recognize the importance of racial profiling and violence prevention. This week-long tribute is to raise national consciousness of the devastating racial profiling problem in our country, and to acknowledge our ongoing commitment to addressing the urgent needs of our youth.
Source: Black Tie Week
Rarely do I watermark photos on this site but since the picture itself is being used as a fundraiser for a worthy cause, I didn’t want to give away the photo without the watermark. For only $3 minimum, you can download the photo from celebs4kids Peace Fund here: http://www.celebs4kids.org/gallery/celebrity/2368/Aldis-Hodge
celebs4kids is a fundraising initaitive of The PEACE Fund™
The PEACE Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) ‘not for profit’ charity founded by the actor, Adrian Paul in 1998.
The PEACE Fund focuses on small, under-funded and hard-working charities who are determined to make a positive difference to the lives of children living in extraordinarily difficult circumstances.
The words Protect, Educate and Aid are the focus of The PEACE Fund’s goals.
The PEACE Fund’s mission is to assist other children’s charitable organizations that Protect children, who may not be able to do so themselves; Educate them, through teaching programs or by building institutions where they can learn: Aid children, in medical emergencies, as well as help create places where Children can play and socialize.
Funding for these projects will come from corporate and private donations, along with various fund raising activities that The PEACE Fund will develop, as well as those currently in place, in order to assist the well being of children Everywhere.
Please click below to go to the individual galleries: