Celebrities mark Diana Ross’ birthday with charity T-shirts

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A number of celebrities have marked Diana Ross’ birthday by wearing “I’m Gonna Win” charity T-shirts.

To help celebrate the Motown icon turning 75 on Tuesday (26Mar19), organisers at Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign have made a T-shirt splashed with the slogan, with the garment inspired by a similar item once worn by Diana to a charity tennis match.

Proceeds from sales of the T-shirt, which is priced at $35 (£26.50), will benefit Higher Heights, an organisation devoted to getting black women elected to leadership positions in politics.

Among the stars to sport the “I’m Gonna Win” T-shirt was Diana’s daughter Tracee Ellis Ross, with the Black-ish actress posting a clip of herself posing in the number on Instagram.

“IN HONOUR OF MY MAMA @phenomenal.ly recreated this tee in honour of my mama @dianaross’s 75th birthday! Support @higherheights4 in building Black women’s political power by getting this tee at the link in my story,” she captioned the video.

Taraji P. Henson, Mya, Teyana Taylor, Robin Roberts, Angela Bassett, Debbie Allen, and Lena Waithe also showed their support for the initiative by posting about the T-shirt on social media.

In a lengthy note, Lena explained that she was inspired by the way in which the Ain’t No Mountain High Enough hitmaker always pushed boundaries.

“Happy 75th, Ms. Ross!!! (She’s an elder, so that’s how I will refer to her) With grace and glamour @dianarossblazed many trails and proved that a black girl from the projects could take the world by storm,” the Master of None star shared. A win for her was always a win for the culture. So on her birthday I’m rocking a T-shirt by @phenomenal.ly that benefits Higher Heights, which is in the business of building Black women’s political power.”

In addition to the T-shirt, there is also a cap and baby onesie emblazoned with the “I’m Gonna Win” slogan.

Diana also celebrated her birthday with a special event at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, with Beyonce performing an impromptu rendition of Happy Birthday during the bash.

“Hooray!! Choosing love and life. 75 is a good number. I’d like to continue feeling good like this forever LOVE appreciation to all,” she posted on Twitter prior to the party.

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