The 2008 Keep A Child Alive's Black Ball

Alicia Keys

ESSENCE.COM Nov, 14, 2008

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Alicia Keys pumps up the crowd during the fifth annual Keep A Child Alive’s Black Ball at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. Keys is cofounder of the HIV/AIDS foundation that provides antiretroviral medicine to families in Africa and India. Last night’s annual Black Ball raised nearly $2.4 million.

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Alicia Keys and honoree Queen Latifah at Keep A Child Alive’s Black Ball. Latifah was honored for her tireless advocacy of HIV/AIDS awareness.

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Gray matters to Jessica Alba and Alicia Keys, who arrive in style at the Black Ball. Alba serves as a global ambassador for Keys’s Keep A Child Alive foundation.

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Iman, Keep A Child Alive’s global ambassador and the Black Ball’s cohost, strikes a graceful pose on the red carpet.

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Honoree Queen Latifah looks royal on the red carpet.

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John Mayer and Queen Latifah make nice after a playful bidding war during the Black Ball auction. Latifah bid $110,000 for a vacation to Richard Branson’s private Necker Island.

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Zoe Kravitz can’t live without her “radio” on the Black Ball’s red carpet.

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A dapper Swizz Beatz brings swagger to the Black Ball.

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Lady in red Tyra Banks comes out to support Keep A Child Alive.

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A fashionably late Justin Timberlake gets on-stage love from cohost Alicia Keys at the Black Ball.

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Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake perform Phil Collins’s “Another Day in Paradise” at the Black Ball.

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