Alicia Keys, 30-years-old today, is shown during the Golden Globe Awards, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. – Marianne Williamson


Jan. 25: Blues singer Etta James is 73. Actress Jenifer Lewis is 54.  Singer Kina (Brownstone) is 42. Singer Alicia Keys is 30.


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Jan. 25, 1980: Black Entertainment Television (BET) – first black-owned company to be listed on the NYSE, begins broadcasting from Washington, D.C. (Source: