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Rihanna is named Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year for building breast cancer treatment centre in Barbados
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Rihanna is named Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year for building breast cancer treatment centre in Barbados

RIHANNA has been honoured for her philanthropic work by Harvard University. The Barbados-born, Grammy Award-winning singer was named Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year for building a breast cancer treatment centre in Barbados. “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen … Continue reading

Meet the entrepreneur making world travel more accessible to people of colour though her popular DIY web series
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Meet the entrepreneur making world travel more accessible to people of colour though her popular DIY web series

MEET EVITA Robinson is the founder of the Nomadness Travel Tribe, a network for travellers of colour. A pioneer of the “urban travel” movement, Nomadness has grown since its launch in 2010 from a DIY travel web series into a network that now counts more than 15,000 members worldwide. Evita says she understands how women … Continue reading

Disney’s first African-American animator started working for the studio in his 20s. He’s still there at 81
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Disney’s first African-American animator started working for the studio in his 20s. He’s still there at 81

IF YOU’RE a fan of classics like Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book or the Toy Story movies, you’ve got animator Floyd Norman to thank. In the 1950s Floyd started working for Disney, he was in his 20s and became the studio’s first African American animator, helping bring the company’s classics to life. Now 81, Floyd … Continue reading

Serena Williams for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue: ‘It’s okay to be comfortable in your body. I’m not a size two but I’m strong!’
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Serena Williams for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue: ‘It’s okay to be comfortable in your body. I’m not a size two but I’m strong!’

SERENA WILLIAMS is the epitome of body confidence and never misses an opportunity to encourage her female follows to embody the same. On a recent shoot with Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, the 35-year-old used her platform to once again, spread the message of self-love. In her video interview the Serena said: “I want people to … Continue reading

Grammy Award-winning Chance the Rapper is ‘turning down $10m in record deal offers’ to stay independent
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Grammy Award-winning Chance the Rapper is ‘turning down $10m in record deal offers’ to stay independent

SINCE HIS historic win at the Grammys, Chance the Rapper is reportedly turning down $10m in offers from record labels. The Chicago rapper, who beat Drake and Kanye West to win the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, would rather stay independent, a source told the New York Post. They said: “Every label is still … Continue reading

Michael Jackson’s Thriller, released when he was just 24, is first album to go 33x platinum
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Michael Jackson’s Thriller, released when he was just 24, is first album to go 33x platinum

THOUGH HE may be gone, Michael Jackson’s music continues to live on – and break records. The Recording Industry of America (RIAA) announced yesterday (Feb 16) that the King of Pop‘s album, Thriller, has been certified 33x platinum. Released in 1982 when Michael was just 24, the album is the only one to have surpassed … Continue reading