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British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw awarded an MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours
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British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw awarded an MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

BRITISH ACTRESS Gugu Mbatha-Raw has been awarded an MBE the Queen’s Honours List. The 34-year-old, who has starred in Amma Asante’s Belle and recent blockbuster Beauty and the Beast, was honoured for her services to drama. Last year, she was named one of the most influential women in Hollywood by fashion magazine Vanity Fair. In … Continue reading

Meet 11-year-old Tabay Atkins: The youngest certified yoga teacher in the US
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Meet 11-year-old Tabay Atkins: The youngest certified yoga teacher in the US

MEET 11-YEAR-OLD Tabay Atkins, the youngest certified yoga teacher in the United States. Tabay discovered yoga at age 6, when his mum, Sahel Anvarinejad, began practicing as part of her recovery from stage 3 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and intense chemotherapy. “In September 2012, I was just two weeks cancer-free, when I connected to yoga teacher Carolyn … Continue reading

Teen entrepreneur turns great-grandmother’s hair recipe into a six-figure business
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Teen entrepreneur turns great-grandmother’s hair recipe into a six-figure business

LEANNA ARCHER was just nine-years-old when she began using her Haitian great-grandmother’s recipe to sell homemade hair care products. Today, the 17-year-old is the CEO of a six-figure business, Leanna’s Inc. Her great-grandmother in Haiti had a special recipe for hair pomade, and Archer used that recipe to begin a line of oils, hairdressings, and … Continue reading

Forbes lists Beyoncé as highest-paid female celebrity of the year
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Forbes lists Beyoncé as highest-paid female celebrity of the year

IT’S OFFICIAL, Beyoncé is the highest-paid female celebrity of the year. The singer earned $105 million in the past year, taking the second spot on Forbes’ annual round-up. Diddy snagged the top spot with $130 million. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling came in third with $95 million, according to the publication. This year was Beyoncé’s … Continue reading

‘Black-ish’ star Yara Shahidi is officially joining Malia Obama at Harvard University
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‘Black-ish’ star Yara Shahidi is officially joining Malia Obama at Harvard University

BLACK-ISH STAR Yara Shahidi will officially head to Harvard University at the start of the new term, she revealed on social media today. The 18-year-old actress, who was accepted into every college and university she applied to, posted a picture to Instagram proudly sporting a Harvard University sweatshirt. It came with a caption that included … Continue reading

Two students win fight to include Black Lives Matter section in their yearbook
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Two students win fight to include Black Lives Matter section in their yearbook

TWO HIGH school students have won their fight to pay tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement in their yearbook. Ariana Coleman and Vanessa Mewborn were initially asked by their school, Buckingham Carter Magnet High School, to put together a Black Lives Matter piece but it almost didn’t make the annual publication. Though taken aback … Continue reading

Young father gets flooded with donations after returning $1.2k accidentally sent to him
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Young father gets flooded with donations after returning $1.2k accidentally sent to him

A YOUNG father’s good deed has been rewarded after he returned $1,200 mistakenly given to him. Gerrell McAllister has been inundated with generous donations after returning the large sum that was accidentally paid into his PayPal account. The 28-year-old, father to a five-year-old daughter, said he got a notification from the money transfer service alerting … Continue reading