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Alicia Keys-Dean and her producer hubby Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean look like a true power couple on the cover of Cultured Magazine. Black Power, that is.


The cover is a re-creation of a 1970 photograph of Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver and then-wife Kathleen Neal Cleaver taken by photographer Gordon Parks. The accompanying spread is full of tons of other Black Panther-inspired photos that are #RelationshipGoals, in an activist kind of way.


Keys-Dean rocked a huge Afro so realistic, I can’t tell if it’s a wig or her real hair. She and Swizz also rock the trademark Black Panther leather and berets, and do it so well that I’m not surprised the pair was chosen for this spread.

Loving the looks from these two. Who else could rock this much black and leather?


And in case you’re wondering, Keys-Dean is still on the whole no-makeup wave. I still wonder how long that will last, but it looks like this marriage likely will, because the couple that slays together ...

Montana Couser is a recent Howard University grad and Philly native.

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