Spring has arrived -- flowers and music in full bloom. Some of it only hints at what might be as summer approaches. Until then, here are few things I'm carting around in my wheelbarrow. Dig it.
Women of color continue to be disproportionately affected. In 2010, Black women accounted for about two thirds (64 percent) of new infections among women in the U.S., while we are only 13 percent of the population.
"My argument in favor of educating girls is more practical. We should do it because it is an incredibly powerful tool for ending global poverty."
By Juli Weiner, Vanity Fair From left: Marc Jacobs, Justin Timberlake, and Alicia Keys Observant onlookers of American corporate culture (which is ...
Americans saw our troops at 4 a.m. Afghanistan time standing at attention while our national anthem was sung in balmy New Orleans and while a driving snowstorm was battering their tents at Camp Courage.
"My mother is Irish-American and my father is Afro-Panamanian, so it's kind of been the story of my life to be a bridge between different cultures and different styles, and musically, that's between jazz and R&B."
Just like not supporting an unnecessary war does not make one un-American, enjoying all-American traditions at a sports event does not make one a warmonger.
Consider Half the Sky's "30 Days Campaign" the official soundtrack of women's human rights: 30 free downloads representing voices in the movement to expose human rights violations, improve maternal health, fight sex trafficking, and put a stop to gender-based violence.
I thought it might be interesting to check out the global monthly search stats on the hairstyles of black celebrities, to see whose was the most popular.
Amanda and Alicia touch upon society's obsession with being youthful and why Alicia looks up to her elders.
"Faith is what gives me hope for tomorrow, but my music is the painkiller for today."
While it's pretty pathetic to lump various genres into one category (i.e Latin and Reggae) I guess that's where offsprings like the Latin Grammys come in.
This week we review albums by Xavier Cugat, Pat Benatar, Edwinn Star, Eric Stewart, Alicia Keys and other artists.
With just an EP to his credit, the Texan has already received praise from everyone from Eric Clapton to Alicia Keys, and Rolling Stone recently singled him out as one of five shredders to watch under 40.
Stick Fly opened last week on Broadway -- produced by Alicia Keys, written by Lydia Diamond and directed by Kenny Leon -- to positively mixed reviews. I interviewed both Dule Hill and Mekhi Phifer about their collaboration, the message of the play and what's next.
Fourteen-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys scores with Stick Fly in her debut as a Broadway producer. Stick Fly may be best described as television's The Cosby Show meets Academy Award-winner Crash (2005).