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Ford Motor Co. hosted a private dinner for 20th Essence Festival junket members at Borgne in New Orleans. Singer Sevyn Streeter shared a meal with us and spent a few moments sharing how great her experience has been at Essence. The attendees sang ‘Happy birthday’ to her. She acknowledged that she was happy to be spending her weekend having fun and working. Streeter performed Sunday at the Super Dome.

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Also, Ford’s multicultural marketing manager Shawn Thompson, discussed the “Ford’s commitment to the community is unwavering, we donated $20,000 to Essence in which they can donate to a community organization of their choice.”

Ford also donated $1 million dollars to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History. Check out more photos from the dinner in the gallery. –joi pearson @joiapearson

Photos by Joi Pearson Photography

 

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Ford's multicultural marketing manager Shawn Thompson and media junket attendee

Ford's multicultural marketing manager Shawn Thompson and media junket attendee

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Sevyn Streeter

Sevyn Streeter

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Ford's multicultural marketing manager Shawn Thompson, Sevyn Streeter and Ford rep

Ford's multicultural marketing manager Shawn Thompson, Sevyn Streeter and Ford rep

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Nicole Williams - Style Makers TV and Talking with Tami

Nicole Williams - Style Makers TV and Talking with Tami

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Sevyn Streeter

Sevyn Streeter

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Ford's multicultural marketing manager Shawn Thompson, Sevyn Streeter and Ford rep

Ford's multicultural marketing manager Shawn Thompson, Sevyn Streeter and Ford rep

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Brandi and Kimberly Natasha

Brandi and Kimberly Natasha

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Sevyn Streeter and Talking with Tami

Sevyn Streeter and Talking with Tami

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Ford rep and Christina Coleman (Global Grind)

Ford rep and Christina Coleman (Global Grind)

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Media Junket attendees, Sevyn Streeter and Ford execs

Media Junket attendees, Sevyn Streeter and Ford execs

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Nicole Williams, Divas and Dorks owner, Christen Rochon, Jamie Foster Brown Sister 2 Sister owner and Talking with Tami

Nicole Williams, Divas and Dorks owner, Christen Rochon, Jamie Foster Brown Sister 2 Sister owner and Talking with Tami

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Divas and Dorks owner, Christen Rochon and Ford rep

Divas and Dorks owner, Christen Rochon and Ford rep

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Ford's multicultural marketing manager Shawn Thompson and Ford reps

Ford's multicultural marketing manager Shawn Thompson and Ford reps

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Nicole Williams, Divas and Dorks owner, Christen Rochon and Talking with Tami

Nicole Williams, Divas and Dorks owner, Christen Rochon and Talking with Tami

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Divas and Dorks owner, Christen Rochon and Sevyn Streeter

Divas and Dorks owner, Christen Rochon and Sevyn Streeter

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Maria Denee - The Curvy Fashionista and media junket attendee

Maria Denee - The Curvy Fashionista and media junket attendee

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YBF writer T Weezy, Phill Wade, Annika

YBF writer T Weezy, Phill Wade, Annika