Alicia Keys stunned the crowd as she performed at a surprise concert in New York City's Times Square. The concert was created to promote peace, justice and equality. Keys's also entertained the audience as she spoke out about presidential candidate Donald Trump and his controversial conversations.
Hip-hop's king and queen, Jay Z and Beyoncé held a Tidal Charity Concert to raise money for the Robin Hood Foundation. The duo collaborates with this foundation to help fight against poverty in New York.
Usher founded his "New Look" charity to help youth in aspects of leadership, career development and finding their right path. His foundation has been around for nearly 17 years.
Rihanna founded the Clara Lionel Foundation, which aims to fight against inequality, injustice, poverty and to promote education. Her foundation hosts the annual Diamond Ball, during which the singer performs for attendees.
The SpreadLuv 2016 Tribute Concert is a concert that focuses on raising awareness of musicians and visual artists in the African-American community. It tributes small and major artists while raising money for the National Museum of African American Music.
John Legend is not new to performing for charity events. One event he headlined for was the Many Rivers to Cross Social Justice Festival. The festival was founded by Harry Belafonte and focuses on human rights issues.
K. Camp founded an annual charity concert, Campsgiving, that aims to gather gently used clothes, toiletries and toys to donate to homeless shelters.
Common performed at The Masonic for Black Girls Code, an organization that promotes technology education for African American girls.
Janelle Monáe has been a strong advocate against the injustice that plagues the African-American community. She has been a vocal member in the #BlackLivesMatter movement through her music and attending protests.
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