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Toni Braxton, sons Denim and Diezel advocate for Autism Speaks at UNCF ‘An Evening of Stars’

UNCF An Evening of Stars 2015-27

Denim Cole and Diezel Ky flank their mom, singer Toni Braxton

Six-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and star of WE’s “Braxton Family Values,” Toni Braxton, looked stunning at the 36th “UNCF: An Evening of Stars” which was taped at Atlanta’s Civic Center on April 12, 201,5 wearing Istanbul-born designer Zeynep Erdogan’s sheer appliqué top and fringe skirt, from her A/W 14 collection full of similar sheer creations. Neatly placed on her waist was an Autism Speaks Puzzle Pin, with her sons, Denim Cole and Diezel Ky, standing on each side of her. Her youngest son, Diezel, was diagnosed with autism at age 3.

Three years ago, Braxton became the global autism ambassador, and in 2007, she was named Autism Speaks’ national celebrity spokesperson, saying she “became determined to join Autism Speaks in its battle against this devastating disorder when autism became a part of my family’s reality.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, autism spectrum disorder affects one in 68 children (or 14.7 per 1,000 8-year-olds) and one in 54 boys in the U.S.

Braxton walked the red carpet with her sons as well as her mom, Evelyn.

(Photos by Robin Lori for Steed Media Service)


  1. A little correction on April 18, 2015 at 11:28 am

    7-time Grammy award winning Toni Braxton…

  2. britishrose on April 18, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    TONY TONY TONY omg that dress look atrocious !!!! them fat legs is not sexy . ok deep breath eye roll ” why is her mother dressed appropriate and she dress like a hooker from vegas she use to look cute in this her tiddays are sagging that skin blouse look horrific and that dress is stupidy in a roll .. come one tony you are an icon one in whitney catagory dont let us down , i bet you folks were out raged . … and that boy on the right of her is ovious bi gender . or he is on his way WHO DRESSES THIS KID SHE TRYING HER BEST TO TURN ONE OF BOTH IN TO THE SAME THING TRINA , AND TRACY BOYS ARE OVIOUS YOUNG AND GAY .. .SORRY TONY TRUTH IS JUST TRUTH …

    some black women do this when the man allow them to baby the boys , tony alway babied these boys , using autism as an excuse autism is not even real ,, its what you allowed the schools and drs to give your kids when they small all them shots and shit is cauising it .. .. not saying it aint nice of her kids to supposily recover from it , i dont think they ever had it they never appear to atleast .. some people want publicity sympathy unfortunately get you pulbicity . . holly robinson did the same stunt .. . sad

    • Pretty Young Coop on April 19, 2015 at 11:43 am

      This is pathetic. Get a life, girl. You are so uneducated; you can’t even use punctuation correctly. Check your sources also. You read somewhere that these women you mentioned falsely claim that their children have autism? (Not “artistic”) That is quite a disgusting thing to repeat, even if you “read it somewhere”.

      • britishrose on April 23, 2015 at 8:56 am

        so be it … what i find offensive is police killing young black men at an alarming rate in this country , or whites bashing the obamas our first family , or all the mother killing kids these days for lack of welfare checks anymore, now they have to get out work go to school or find the dead beat daddies lol there is far more issue to worry bout than a few miss spelled word FOOL
        IM NOT the first and only one to say this , how do you know what i said is not factual?
        you dont raise boys in atlanta and expect no more than what she has duh…
        anything misspelled troll?

        • Pretty Young Coop on May 8, 2015 at 10:36 am

          I didn’t say you misspelled any words. You used the wrong ones! Lol! For you, you’re right; there are better things to worry about, like getting an education. For me on the other hand, I have the freedom to do and comment as I please. I’m way straight! 🙂 Just stop being an internet bully when you don’t have your shit together. It’s unbecoming baby girl.