HOT SHOTS: Loni Love, Ochocinco, Oprah Winfrey, Jose James, Yamaneika Saunders & more

Photographer Eunique Jones Gibson’s Because of Them We Can campaign afforded her the privilege of ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in celebration of Black History Month.

Gibson was joined by some children dreamers of Because of Them We Can campaign, as well as some adult members.

The Because of Them We Can campaign was founded by Gibson as a Black History Month initiative while reflecting on the fact that both of her sons were born during President Barack Obama’s election and re-election.

On March 1, 2013, Gibson left her full-time job and worked on the campaign fully, with her desire to share the rich history of African-Americans and the race’s promising future through images that would refute stereotypes and build the esteem of African-American children.

Gibson believed that Black History Month wasn’t enough time to use the power of photography and images to inspire and educate children, so the Because of Them We Can campaign is now a year-long project.

Check out images of Gibson, the dreamers and other supports at the NYSE below.

Eunique Jones GibsonBecause of them We Can dreamersEunique Jones Gibson NY stock exchange With news that Idris Elba is back on the market, “The Real” co-host Loni Love wants her shot at dating the SAG Award winner. Unfortunately, since he’s allegedly dating Naomi Campbell now, she may have to settle for this life-sized cut out.

Loni Love & Idris Elba Jazz superstar Jose James took some time while touring in Japan to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo.

Jose James

Comedienne Yamaneika Saunders took time to strike a pose on the set of “The Meredith Vieira Show.” Saunders is a daily panelist in Meredith Vieira’s daily “What’s Hot Now” segment.

Yamaneika Saunders Former NFL star Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson took time to pose with his youngest child, daughter Kennedi Chanel. He captioned the photo: “Brunch with Baby Kennedi!”

Chad Ochocinco Johnson Everyone wants a boss like Oprah Winfrey. The TV mogul and Weight Watchers spokesperson/co-owner took 40 members of her staff to Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea for a staff retreat. Talk about perks of the job!

Oprah Winfrey and her staff

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