NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Alicia Keys and Jay-Z perform at Carnegie Hall to Benefit the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Foundation on February 7, 2012 in New York City.

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The New York natives will deliver keynote speeches on matters of African-American businesses and the definition of diveristy.

Lauren Porter
Nov, 18, 2015

Alicia Keys and Jay Z are taking their New York state of mind to Harvard.

The Grammy award-winning musicians and entrepreneurs are expected to deliver the keynote speeches at the University's 44th annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh African-American Student Union Conference.

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The Root confirms that the two will discuss matters of community business owner responsibility to the word diversity and its ever-changing definition during the February 5-7 weekend.

"Transcend: Redefining Expectations" will serve as the theme for the conference to "celebrate African-American achievements, inspire many new milestones, and provide a forum for attendees to take on issues facing our community," said a statement on the Harvard AASU conference website.

The conference is hosted by the Harvard University Business School. Other keynote speakers include American Express CEO, Kenneth Chenault and Former Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick.