Alicia Keys’ organization, Keep a Child Alive, will honor Oprah Winfrey at its annual Black Ball event in November. Keys said Oprah is “a personal inspiration to me because her philanthropic work truly comes from the heart.” Winfrey’s humanitarian efforts include building schools for kids in South Africa.
Taking place at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, this will be the ninth annual event. Keep a Child Alive was founded in 2003. It helps those who are 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.”