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Alicia Keys

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World AIDS Day, 2023

(48) Comments | Posted December 1, 2013 | 11:33 AM

A few weeks ago you couldn't turn on the television without hearing echoes of President Kennedy's bold moon shot speech. Less than a decade later after it was delivered, an American flag was being planted in lunar sand.

Today marks the 26th Anniversary of World AIDS Day and we are...

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You Can't Do It Alone

(147) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 10:00 AM

Five years ago, director George Tillman Jr. introduced me to an incredible script written by Michael Starrbury called The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete. Michael initially wanted to write about how and why the very poor have difficulty rising out of their circumstances.

As someone who grew up in...

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Empowered to Be Greater Than AIDS

(63) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 1:24 PM

Eva learned she was HIV positive at 17. She is now a mother, grandmother and professional caregiver dedicated to proving HIV positive does not mean the end. Cristina was born HIV positive when her mother passed it on to her through breastfeeding. She is now a graduate student in a...

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Against Our Will: Poetry From Survivors of Human Trafficking

(74) Comments | Posted October 9, 2012 | 2:39 PM

As an artist, I know that in times of despair, self-expression can be one of the only outlets that makes life feel better. And that's exactly what these courageous young women -- each of whom are sex trafficking survivors from Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) -- did...

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The League of Extraordinary Women

(111) Comments | Posted June 20, 2012 | 1:00 PM

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently wrote a moving story about 15-year-old Memuna Mansaray McShane. As a toddler, Memuna lived in Sierra Leone, and became a victim of the horrific atrocities brought on by the hands of an evil militia, known to cut off the arms and...

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Treatment Can Stop HIV/AIDS in its Tracks

(82) Comments | Posted June 9, 2011 | 3:13 PM

On Tuesday, I had the privilege of speaking at the United Nations' Women Global Coalition on HIV/AIDS and I wanted to share this experience with you. I've included the video of my speech (at the bottom of this post) and am sharing my complete transcript below. Today, I ask that...

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