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What’s The 411 Episode 107: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Tupac

Freddie Jackson gives an extended interview, Ridley Scott hopes Idris Elba will be James Bond, stars come out for Dress for Success and more

On this episode of What’s The 411, we are talking about former US First Lady and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and US Senator Bernie Sanders are coming to Brooklyn to give separate commencement addresses. Hillary Clinton will give a commencement address at Medgar Evers College, while Senator Bernie Sanders, who was born in Brooklyn, will speak at Brooklyn College’s graduation ceremony.

Minnesota courts have whittled down the number of heirs to the estate of the deceased pop star, Prince.

Film director, Ridley Scott, told BBC Radio One that he hopes that actor Idris Elba would be the next James Bond.

Ifeoma White-Thorpe, a senior at Rockaway High School in Morris Hills, New Jersey. Ms. White-Thorpe received acceptances to all eight Ivy League colleges and Stanford University.

Dress for Success, an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life, held its annual fundraising gala at Cipriani Wall Street.

Popular rapper, Snoop Dogg, gave a heartfelt tribute to deceased rapper Tupac Shakur who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

We also have an extended interview with R&B singer Freddie Jackson, who has a new album, LOVE SIGNALS, with an expected release date in June. The album’s first single, One Night, will be released on May 1st.

Dress for Success Worldwide Celebrates 20 Years

VIDEO: The Celebrating the Journey Gala, attended by industry leaders from the worlds of fashion, entertainment, media, retail, philanthropy, and finance

The Dress for Success Worldwide annual fundraising gala held at Cipriani Wall Street brought out the organization's staunch devotees, new supporters, and celebrity advocates and benefactors to help celebrate the organization’s 20th Anniversary. On the red carpet, Joi Gordon, Dress for Success Worldwide CEO, welcomed the organization’s champions including those with boldface names such as UK rapper Estelle; America's Next Top Model's (ANTM) former creative director, Jay Manuel; fashion designer Nicole Miller; Miss USA 2016, Deshauna Barber; Dress for Success board member Carmen Rita Wong; Sunny Hostin, a co-host on The View; Mara Schiavocampo, ABC News New York-based correspondent and others.

During the evening’s festivities, Estelle treated Dress for Success supporters to a performance of Conqueror. The audience also learned about the mission of Dress for Success and its updates. Women who were beneficiaries of Dress for Success gave testimonies of how the organization helped them. For some, the donated clothing was more than a garment to wear, it was the difference between getting a job because they were dressed appropriately and continued unemployment. For all, obtaining help from Dress for Success was a self-esteem booster.

During the evening, Dress for Success honored its founder, Nancy Lublin. As a second-year law student in 1996, Lublin created Dress for Success in a church basement with the help of a few nuns. Today, Dress for Success is helping women achieve economic independence with the help of more than 149 affiliates in 26 countries.

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