Recently, singer Alicia Keys has been all over the Internet, receiving praise for her support of the #NoMakeUp Movement. Her efforts to empower women to be “natural” has taken off in circles across the Web. Meanwhile, rapper Lil Mama posted a video of herself in Cancun wearing natural hair braids and a fresh, makeup free face. What happened? Quite the opposite reaction Keys received. So, who exactly gets to be “make-up free” in this movement?
Actress Ruby Dee, who passed away in June of this year at the age of 91, will be honored later this month in New York City.
To say that Alicia Keys had a successful fundraising event would be an understatement. The “girl on fire” made it rain this past weekend by raising $4 million at her Keep a Child Alive Black Ball to benefit children and families impacted by AIDS in India & South Africa.
Keys emceed the event at the Hammerstein Ballroom.
Last week we told you about an open letter written by Alice Walker, asking Alice Keys to cancel an upcoming show in Tel Aviv over Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.
Walker was joined by Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, who penned a letter of his own, pleading with Keys not to “give legitimacy to the Israeli government policies of illegal, apartheid, occupation of the homelands of the indigenous people of Palestine.”
Keys has since responded, stating that the show will go on.
Singer Alicia Keys has scheduled a stop in Tel Aviv, Israel for her world tour.
The show, which is set for July 4, has garnered Keys a lot of criticism, given the state of Israel-Palestine relations.
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, Alice Walker has written Keys an open letter, requesting that she reconsider having a concert in Israel.
It reads, in part:
For many, today marks the beginnings of finals week, a slew of tests given at the end of the semester wherein students attempt to coherently regurgitate everything they learned last night while cramming. In this tradition, I’d like to assign several essay questions to a few folks who have some explaining to do. You know what they say: you can take the student out of the school, but you can’t take the school out of the student. Actually, “they” don’t say that at all. Who is “they,” anyway?
Each essay should be 8 – 10 double-spaced pages and cite at least 5 non-Wikipedia sources. Plagiarism is for suckas.
After the jump, check out the “student”, major, and essay topic.