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Alica Keys' New Song Is An Anthem For Modern, Complicated Families

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.07.2016 | Divorce

If your family tree is a little bit complicated, Alicia Keys’ new song is bound to hit home. On Friday, the R&B singer released “Blended Family (...

Swizz Beatz, Playing Clean Up, Helps Developers Rebrand The 'Piano District'

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 08.22.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Shellyne Rodriguez, a member of Take Back The Bronx (Photo: Hypoallergenic) There's a controversy brewing in the South Bronx. For over a year, Bro...

The Man Behind The Compound

Azeem Khan | Posted 12.18.2016 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

Photo Credit: Jimmy Giambrome Real creative people need true creative studios to work. The legendary Andy Warhol had one called The Factory, and it w...

Brooklyn Based Prodigy DJ Nominated for Major Award

Kelsey Minor | Posted 11.03.2016 | New York
Kelsey Minor

New Yorkers may know the name DJ Young Chow because he's likely the person getting you in the mood for your Saturday night out on the town as a DJ at popular radio station Hot 97.

An Intimate Conversation With Empire's Sean Cross

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 10.07.2016 | Entertainment
Marjoriet T. Matute

I had the pleasure of chatting with Empire's newest musical genius, Sean Cross while the build up was intensifying. He let me in on some of his intimate memories with close friend and mentor, Producer Swizz Beatz.

See The First Photo Of Alicia Keys' Baby Boy!

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 02.28.2015 | Entertainment

Alicia Keys' baby boy, Genesis, is very adorable. The star took to Facebook on Friday to share the first photo of her son, whom she welcomed with h...

Alicia Keys Explains The 'Beautiful Value' In Raising A Blended Family

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.19.2014 | Black Voices

Following a star-studded turn out while raising $2.3 million through her annual Black Ball to assist people affected by HIV and AIDS in Africa and Ind...

Alicia Keys' Son Made His Runway Debut And It's Too Cute For Words

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.20.2014 | Black Voices

That face! Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz's son Egypt Dean was looking totally adorable as he strutted his stuff down the Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 Child...

With Music, the Sky Is Not the Limit, It's Just the View

Michelle Edgar | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Michelle Edgar

The beauty of music is that it is a platform for many opportunities. It enhances a number of skills, and mainly, I believe, that it allows people to dream big.

Art Sales Confirm Martin Galindo as an Urban Powerhouse

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 03.15.2014 | Latino Voices
Marjoriet T. Matute

As the sun sets on Spanish Harlem, it's shadowed by steel commuter frames and towering projects. This historical city offers generations of families a unique quality of life and allows natives to come and go as they please.

Why America's Students Are Dropping Out (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

In today’s competitive economy, the value of a diploma cannot be overstated. Yet when only seven in 10 ninth-graders complete high school on tim...

Rising Artist Robert Peterson Credits Hip Hop Community for Lyrical Inspiration

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Marjoriet T. Matute

Less than a calendar year has passed since Peterson bought his first six-dollar art set but with determination and much dedication, Peterson has mastered the spectrum by mimicking famed artists such as Warhol and Da Vinci.

Jay-Z Buys Painting By Swizz Beatz

Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts

Jay-Z proclaimed in Watch The Throne: "Basquiats, Warhols serving as my muses/ My house like a museum." Recently the hip-hop deity and art aficiona...

Alicia's Shocking Admission About Swizz

Eurweb | Posted 06.06.2013 | Black Voices

In the new issue of Marie Claire, Alicia Keys admits she “didn’t really like” her husband Swizz Beatz when she first met him....

LOOK: How Alicia Keys Plans A Stress-Free Move

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 03.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

Something tells us she didn't find her mover on Craigslist.

WATCH: What Swizz Beatz Taught Alicia Keys About Love

OWN | Posted 03.02.2013 | OWN

When you know, you know. That's what Alicia Keys had heard about love. "I never knew what that meant," the multi Grammy Award-winning artist says in t...

7 Days of Super Bowl: Media Tips From a Local

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 01.27.2013 | Media
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Welcome to New Orleans, 5,000 reporters, bloggers, Instagrammers, Pinteresters, Facebookers and Tweeters here to cover Super Bowl 47. Our streetcar li...

Alicia Keys' Style Is Certainly On Fire

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 11.28.2012 | Style

Great lipstick Mrs. Keys.

Alicia Keys Sounds Off On The Haters

Posted 11.26.2012 | Black Voices

[They] were apart for some time before we ever got together…that doesn't matter to those who take pleasure in trying to knock others down…there's ...

Swizz Beatz: 'People Need To Learn How To Do Homework Before They Judge'

Posted 11.19.2012 | Black Voices

In spite of reports that Swizz Beatz (born Kasseem Dean) allegedly owes close to $100,000 in New York City taxes, in addition to $2.6 million in feder...

Swizz Beatz: 'I Want To Be The Renaissance Man For My Generation'

Posted 09.29.2012 | Black Voices

"I can honestly say tonight represents something bigger than a Grammy... bigger than selling millions of records... bigger than my wildest musical dre...

PHOTOS: Best Style Moments Of The Week

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.21.2012 | Black Voices

This week our favorite starlets decided to take some fashion risks--all of which paid off. Kerry Washington turned heads in Los Angeles on Saturda...

PHOTOS: ESPY Awards 2012 Red Carpet Winners

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.12.2012 | Black Voices

Our favorite sports stars turned into style stars at the 2012 ESPY awards in Los Angeles Wednesday night. The annual event is a chance for top ath...

How Swizz Beatz Is Working to Rebuild the Bronx

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.06.2012 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Rapper and producer Swizz Beatz is taking his passion for the arts to schools to empower the next generation of leaders and creators.

2012 Billboard Music Awards: Best-Dressed Stars (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.21.2012 | Black Voices

The stars were out and shining Sunday night for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Despite our red carpet faves like Beyonce, Rihanna an...