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WHY DO BLACK WOMEN HATE ALICIA KEYS?

When it comes to Black women in the entertainment industry, Alicia Keys appears to be the consummate role model. In addition to being one of the most successful and inspirational R&B singers in modern history–selling over 65 million albums and singles worldwide and earning 15 Grammy awards–Keys has become one of the world’s greatest philanthropists. In nearly 15 years, she has dedicated her money and time to global initiatives geared toward AIDS awareness, reducing global poverty, and relief for victims of Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti, among others. Her most recent song “We Are Here” even attempts to… Continue Reading

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Movie Review: ‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete’ Is Brilliantly Raw

Check out my XXL movie review of “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete”: Rarely does a film focus its lens on the lifestyle of the underprivileged, let alone the hard-knock life of Brooklyn. In fact, everything about The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & Pete is unusual, from its title to its story plot. Executive produced by Alicia Keys and directed by George Tillman Jr., who brought us films like Notorious and Soul Food, the dramatic screenplay follows Mister (played by Skylan Brooks), a 13-year-old living in a Brooklyn project, who’s inextricably down on his luck. With big-names like Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks and Anthony… Continue Reading

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New Video: Alicia Keys ‘Tears Always Win’

Alicia Keys is sill on fire as she releases a brand new video for her single “Tears Always Win.” Off of her fifth studio album, Girl on Fire, “Tears” is a laid-back jam about yearning for the one you love when time and space seem impossible to endure. In the video, a stunning Keys tries her best to go about business as usual during a Vegas gig when all she can do is pine of over her lover. Check out the clip below: While the video overall is a snoozer, I still love Alicia. As always, she’s beautiful – and… Continue Reading