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THIS IS 70? Susan Taylor Looks Like A Million Bucks At 70th Birthday Party & National CARES Mentoring Movement Gala


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National CARES Mentoring Movement hosted its “For the Love Of Our Children Gala," which doubled as a 70th birthday bash for founder Susan Taylor. Susan's celeb friends helped raise over $1 Million for her cause too. Come inside to see party pics and carpet arrivals…

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National CARES Mentoring Movement hosted its “For the Love Of Our Children Gala” in NYC last night, which doubled as a birthday celebration for the organization’s founder, Susan Taylor. The former Essence magazine Editor-in-Chief was celebrating a monumental birthday: 70 years young. And looking fabulous while doing so.

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TVOne host Roland Martin came out to party with a purpose and to celebrate with Susan Taylor. The event, hosted by Lee Daniels, will help to raise critical funding that will support the expansion of the organization’s transformational group-mentoring programs.

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BET CEO Debra Leecame out to support.

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Susan's husband Khephra Burns, President of the National Urban League Marc Morial, author/professor Michael Eric Dyson and his wife Marcia Dyson and Stephanie Nellons-Paige were all in attendance to celebrate with Susan. 

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"TODAY" show anchor Tamron Hall lit up the carpet in a sparkly teal Dolce & Gabbana number.

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"CBS This Morning" host Gayle King stepped out after spending several days inside due to the snow.


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Tamron took the podium to speak before the audience.

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Then, she mixed and mingled through the party, nabbing a photo-op with Gayle.  Loving this emerald dress!

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Gayle took her seat and was seated next to ex-model and restaurateur B. Smith and her husband/business partner Clarence "Dan" Gasby. Nice to see she's doing wellthese days.

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Rev. Al Sharpton popped up at the event and made his rounds snapping flicks with B. Smith, her husband Dan and the birthday girl.

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Group shot! Rev. Sharpton, legendary actor and social activist Harry Belafonte, Debra Lee, Roland Martin and Michael Eric Dyson were all smiles for a photo-op.

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Debra Lee ran into writers Michaela Angela Davis and Harriette Cole during the event.

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YBF actress Tasha Smith's twin sister Sidra Smith also came out to support and party.

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BET's President of Programming Stephen Hill and author Terry McMillan were thinking alike, both wearing gray for the festivities.

Then, Susan was presented with a six-tiered gold cake. It was a total celebration as the event raised over $1 million! Congrats!


Photos: Getty/Harriette Cole's IG

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