Read the Alicia Keys essay about AIDS Awareness in USA Weekend

By iParticipate on Fri, Oct 09 2009, 15:02:08
iParticipate Alicia Keys discuss AIDS Awareness Keep a child alive

I've always had a bleeding heart, and I've always known that global issues needed attention, but it's so easy to live in your own world. It wasn't until I traveled to South Africa on my first tour in 2002 that I really understood the AIDS pandemic in Africa and how it affects people of all races, colors, religions and backgrounds.

Read the full Alicia Keys essay at USA Weekend.

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