Alicia Keys to sponsor 5 fans to Africa in 2010



Alicia Keys launches contest to sponsor 5 fans to Africa in 2010


USAfrica and (characterized by The New York Times as the  most influential African-owned, U.S-based multimedia networks) established May 1992, our first edition of USAfrica magazine was published August 1993; USAfrica The Newspaper on May 11, 1994; CLASSmagazine on May 2, 2003; www.PhotoWorks.TV in 2005.


One of the leading hip-hop-soul superstars and Grammy-winning singer, Alicia Keys, has announced she is launching a contest through her charity, Keep A Child Alive, offering 5 persons an opportunity to visit the African continent with her. The 5 winners will have a chance to travel through Africa in 2010.

She makes the case for an Africa trip as so compelling that “Some will probably not want to come back, some will totally want to stay so that they can be a part of just all this beauty that we’re spreading and light that we’re spreading. And some will come back and say, ‘I’ll never turn my back,’ which is what happened to me…”

She said her first trip to Africa as a 19-year old was emotional and enriching. The now 28-year-old star said her initial trip to Africa “totally changed my life…Going to Africa was unbelievable for me.”

To enter the opportunity for a trip to Africa with her, all entries are entered through her website or by sending a text through the info provided on the site. The text will attract $5. It will go to her foundation, Keep A Child Alive.

Alicia, born January 25, 1981,  is also appreciated by former South African President, Nelson Mandela and millions of African youth and contemporary music lovers. Her first and highly regarded album ‘Songs in a Minor’ which was released in June 2001 sold a massively impressive 12.3million copies; and almost one quarter of a million copies in one week. Alicia is an all-rounder, a versatile multi-instrumentalist, composer, poet and style pace-setter.

By Chido Nwangwu, Houston-based Publisher of, and CLASSmagazine, USAfrica.TV, and the largest digital images/pictorial events domain for Africans  abroad www.PhotoWorks.TV

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By Alverna Johnson. Corporate Affairs, Houston:

On 10/10/09, the major redesign and addition of richly interactive options will go fully live on the award-winning web site of the first African-owned, U.S-based professional newspaper published on the internet,

“The importance of this latest interactive re-positioning of is to fully tap into the advantages of the digital world to benefit our community and readers. Especially, the key issue and leverage is that we have and own unique content; and  with this initiative, USAfrica advances, further, the immigrant African views and news into the international media and public policy mainstream. It leverages the global resources of USAfrica, again, into the electronic frontline of critically informed, responsible discourse and seasoned reportage of African and American interests as well as debating relevant issues of disagreement”, notes Chido Nwangwu, the Founder & Publisher of,, The Black Business Journal, USAfrica.TV and CLASSmagazine.

“Some of the new features on have enabled for our readers and bloggers, the live texting of pages and page links to phones and other multimedia devices, instant sharing across all the leading social networks especially Facebook, Twitter, digg,  myspace, Mixx, Technorati, LinkedIn, AIM, LiveJournal and Yigg.”

Chido Nwangwu, recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree in May 2009 and analyst on CNN, VOA, SABC, highlights other advantages as “live RSS feeds and e-syndication of the USAfrica reports and premium content. In terms of graphics and structure, the new has visually refreshing headers and crisp pictures. We’ve also added more columnists, regional news correspondents and incisive special features writers. The site will be updated regularly, especially for significant breaking news.”

The flagship of the American media, The New York Times, several public policy, media and human rights organizations have assessed USAfrica and as the most influential and largest multimedia networks covering the bi-continental interests of Africans and Americans. The first edition of USAfrica magazine was published August 1993; USAfrica The Newspaper on May 11, 1994; CLASSmagazine on May 2, 2003; PhotoWorks.TV in 2005, and dozens of web sites and e-groups/blogs.

The Houston-based USAfrica has a formidable, experienced network of editors and correspondents across the U.S and Africa. Its Publisher served as adviser on Africa business/community to Houston’s former Mayor Lee Brown.

contact: Alverna Johnson (Corporate Affairs). USAfrica Inc. 8303 Southwest Freeway, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77074

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