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The 3rd Annual BET HONORS & Happy Martin Luther King Day!

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Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Dr. Martin Luther King inspired the world with his “dream” for a nation where the citizens will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character…& today was a day in his honor! A day of service to mankind!

President Barack Obama hosted a conversation with a small group of African American seniors and their grandchildren on the legacy of the civil rights movement at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama also attended the gathering.

The First Lady looked fab in a purple tweed sheath dress with an asymmetrical neckline and three-quarter length sleeves as she toured the American Red Cross. She was there to also speak with employees at the Disaster Operations Center of the American Red Cross in Washington, DC.

Earlier in the day President Obama, Mrs. Obama, and their two daughters served lunch at So Others Might Eat in Washington DC to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The soup kitchen opened in the 1970s and now serves more than 1,000 men, women and children each day. Mrs. O kept her look casual, sporting cropped pants, a blue cardigan and a cap as she served lunch.

Gabrielle Union. Very glamorous look for Gabby!

Washington D.C was happening this past weekend! The 3rd Annual BET Honors were held there over the weekend. The 2010 honorees included legendary songstress Whitney Houston (Entertainment), multi-faceted entertainer Queen Latifah (Media), respected business mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs (Entrepreneur), accomplished educator Dr. Ruth Simmons (Education), and world-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Keith Black (Public Service).

Queen Latifah. Royalty but not feeling the hair! Loves the queen!

Hosted by actress Gabrielle Union, the evening included performances by Trey Songz, Stevie Wonder, India Arie, Jazmine Sullivan, Mary J. Blige, Pattie Labelle and Jennifer Hudson.

Mya. Cute! Great to see her out!

P Diddy and his mother, Janice Combs (I just don’t know sometimes about Mrs. Combs *sigh*)

Taraji P. Henson. Hollywood fab! Uber!

Well there you have it! So what did you do today to celebrate & honor, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Do tell [smile] & drop your comments below…

Love, love, love ya for it!

Photo: Essence

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