Alicia Keys' nonprofit to honor Oprah Winfrey

MESFIN FEKADU
The Associated Press
Modified: July 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm •  Published: July 10, 2012
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photo - FILE - This May 17, 2011 file photo shows singer Alicia Keys, left, and Oprah Winfrey during a taping of
FILE - This May 17, 2011 file photo shows singer Alicia Keys, left, and Oprah Winfrey during a taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," in Chicago. Keys announced Tuesday, July 10, 2012 that her organization Keep a Child Alive will pay homage to Winfrey at its Black Ball event on Nov. 1. Winfrey's humanitarian efforts include the building of schools in South Africa. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, file)

Oprah Winfrey is getting a tribute from Alicia Keys.

Keys announced Tuesday that her organization, Keep a Child Alive, will honor Winfrey at its Black Ball event on Nov. 1.

Key says in a statement that the media mogul is "a personal inspiration to me because her philanthropic work truly comes from the heart."

Winfrey's humanitarian efforts include building schools in South Africa.

Keep a Child Alive was founded in 2003. It assists those affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Keys says this year's Black Ball will pay "special tribute to the empowerment of women — the heartbeat, soul, and backbone of the AIDS movement."

The ninth annual event will take place at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. Past honorees include former President Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson and Bono.



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