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I can’t and won’t lie: I was afraid to visit Egypt. Televisions in my home stay locked on CNN and my husband’s beloved MSNBC (he has a love-hate relationship with Joy Reid, who’s affectionately called “Joy-Ann” in our home), and Egypt looks less than tempting as a vacation destination as shown via Western media outlets.…

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The Travel Channel is willing to tell the world that King Tut’s mother resembled a White woman. The station will feature their “findings” on their series “Expedition Unknown” with Josh Gates. Apparently, Gates and Egyptologist Dr. Aidan Dodson received permission from Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities and The Egyptian Museum to remove the protective glass case…

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Yesterday evening, Egyptair released a statement via Twitter announcing that EgyptAir flight 804, which was on its way from Paris to Cairo, had vanished from its radar with 66 people aboard. For hours, officials scrambled searching for the plane that was flying at 37,000 feet when it reportedly lost contact above the Mediterranean Sea. Immediately,…

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Egyptian archaeologists have revealed what may be the greatest find of the 21st century. A radar scan has shown two hidden chambers in the tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen, popularly known as King Tut. The chambers are showing organic matter inside, which many scientists are theorizing is the tomb of Queen Nefertiti. Nefertiti has been acknowledged…

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Finally the wait is over for D’Angelo fans. After releasing new single, “Sugah Daddy” the night before, and playing the album in it’s entirety at a NYC listening session on Sunday (Dec. 14), D’Angelo has released his long awaited third studio album entitled Black Messiah. The 12 track LP is currently available digitally with physical copies expected…

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What a discovery! A team of archaeologists working at a dig in Amarna, Egypt recently analyzed 100 skulls recovered from a cemetery where they discovered a variety of remains exhibiting elaborate hairstyles including hair extensions and red henna hair dye. “The remains were found near Amarna — a city built as the new capital of…

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I have been very fortunate to have visited Egypt on four occasions but each time I travel to this land of historical antiquities, I remain overwhelmed by the wondrous monuments and history of this North African country. The monuments in Egypt have been consistently described as one of the great “Wonders of the World” as lasting…

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Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz along with little Egypt were seen arriving in Rio de Janiero this week for a simple impromptu vacation in preparation for “Rock in Rio.” Keys touched down beach ready in a pair of denim cut-offs and a patterned blouse tied over a super cute orange bikini top. Swizz and…

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CAIRO — The first democratic presidential administration of Egypt in the modern era is in extreme peril as hundreds of thousands of people flood Tahrir square to demand the ouster of President Muhammad Morsy. About two dozen pro and ant-Morsy demonstrators have been killed during violent clashes overnight, the local Egyptian media reports. The military…

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After getting glammed up for the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes over the weekend, Alicia Keys had some downtime with her husband Swizz Beatz and bouncing baby boy Egypt in the romantic French city. Check out their adorable pics from their fun family outing below. –ruthie hawkins

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Near the Israel-Gaza border (CNN) — After eight days of violence and nearly 150 deaths on both sides of the Israel-Gaza border, a cease-fire Wednesday promised to silence the warplanes and rocket launchers and restore a tense peace to the trouble region. The cease-fire, announced Wednesday night in a joint news conference in Cairo with U.S.…

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Great monuments can be inspirational and remind today’s generation of powerful thinkers of the past. Here are several must-see monuments that will allow you to fully understand the beauty of history and the magic of an idea. –amir shaw   Grand Canyon Located in Arizona, the Grand Canyon is a multicolored landscape that was created by the…

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Alicia Keys recently decided to jump behind the director’s chair as one of five directors, including Demi Moore and Jennifer Aniston, in charge of Lifetime’s “Five,” a series of short films telling the interweaving tales of five women affected by breast cancer. Keys, who directed the short, “Lili,” recently spoke with Glamour about her directorial…

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Alicia Keys was recently spotted in NYC in full step-mommy duties with her step son Kaseem Jr. Not too far behind was her nanny and son, Egypt, being pushed in a stroller through Soho. While this feat by itself isn’t normally newsworthy, what we do find interesting is how unflattering Alicia Keys’ legs look here.…

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