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Angel Gomes, 16, becomes Manchester United’s youngest Premier League player since 1953. Also first player born in 2000 to play in Premier League
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Angel Gomes, 16, becomes Manchester United’s youngest Premier League player since 1953. Also first player born in 2000 to play in Premier League

MANCHESTER UNITED’S Angel Gomes made Premier League history yesterday (May 21) when he became the team’s youngest ever player since 1953. He also becomes the first ever player to play in the Premier League that was born in the year 2000, aged 16 years and 263 days. Angel, who was born on August 31 2000, came … Continue reading

Meet Tiana Bell: The 22-year-old salon owner providing weaves and extensions for clients battling cancer
Business

Meet Tiana Bell: The 22-year-old salon owner providing weaves and extensions for clients battling cancer

MEET TIANA Bell, the 22-year-old founder of a salon in Michigan providing extensions, weaves, custom wigs, lashes to clients, specifically those battling cancer. Tiana’a mother was diagnosed with the disease in 2014 and, after starting chemotherapy, decided to shave off her hair. It was then that Tiana an avid wig-wearer, who had started a business … Continue reading

Jay Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation teams up with eBay to launch initiative helping underprivileged children pursue college degrees
Charity

Jay Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation teams up with eBay to launch initiative helping underprivileged children pursue college degrees

JAY Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation is partnering with eBay to help underprivileged young people pursue college degrees. The hip-hop mogul’s mother Gloria, who co-founded the foundation, helped orchestrate the charity auctions initiative which sends 100 percent of proceeds to the organisation’s education programs and scholarship fund. The campaign lasts 10 days and includes “unique experiences” … Continue reading

Stormzy ‘donates £9,000 to Harvard student’s crowdfunding campaign’
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Stormzy ‘donates £9,000 to Harvard student’s crowdfunding campaign’

BRITISH RAPPER Stormzy has helped a Harvard student raise the £12,000 she needed to cover the cost of her masters. The chart-topping wordsmith donated £9,000 to Fiona Asiedu’s crowdfunding campaign for her course in Human Development and Psychology at the prestigious institution. The campaign was brought to Stormzy’s attention after a friend of Fiona’s asked … Continue reading

Janelle Monae receives honorary degree from Dillard University, tells graduates: ‘Choose freedom over fear’
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Janelle Monae receives honorary degree from Dillard University, tells graduates: ‘Choose freedom over fear’

JANELLE MONÁE was presented with an honorary degree at Dillard University yesterday (May 13). The singer and actress also delivered the commencement speech where she gave graduates her three secrets to life. “No. 1, the importance of being gracious. No. 2, the importance of being proud. No. 3, the importance of choosing freedom over fear,” … Continue reading

At just 29, Opeyemi Odutemowo has earned her PhD in physics. She wants to ensure every African home has stable electricity
Black excellence

At just 29, Opeyemi Odutemowo has earned her PhD in physics. She wants to ensure every African home has stable electricity

AT JUST 29, Opeyemi Odutemowo has earned her PhD in physics from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. As well as wanting to investigate the effects of fission product bombardment on glassy carbon, Opeyemi’s ultimate goal is to ensure that every African home has stable electricity. Opeyemi started her journey with a BSc in … Continue reading

Donald Glover and brother Stephen Glover to create an animated series for Marvel’s ‘Deadpool’
Film, TV & Stage

Donald Glover and brother Stephen Glover to create an animated series for Marvel’s ‘Deadpool’

ATLANTA STAR and creator Donald Glover is to create a new animated series for Marvel’s ‘Deadpool’ with his brother Stephen Glover it has been reported. The show, which is yet to be titled, has been given a straight-to-series order, with a 10-episode first season expected to debut in 2018. Both Donald and Stephen, a staff … Continue reading