Singer Alicia Keys will honor television mogul Oprah Winfrey in a charity ball slated for Nov. 1 at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom.

Keys will pay tribute during the Black Ball hosted by Keep the Child Alive, an organization that provides life-saving treatment to underprivileged countries.

In a statement, Keys said Winfrey is “a personal inspiration to me because her philanthropic work truly comes from the heart.” Such efforts include Winfrey’s building schools in South Africa and working for years with the HIV/AIDS movement, according to The Huffington Post.

Keys co-founded Keep a Child Alive in 2003. It supplies medicine, support, and food for HIV/AIDS infected families in Africa and India, reported the Post. Keys has honored others who have supported the organization’s cause, including former president Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson, and Bono.

According to the Post, Keys’ ninth annual charity ball will pay “special tribute to the empowerment of women—the heartbeat, soul, and backbone of the AIDS movement.”

Jessika Morgan

AFRO Staff Writer