The X Factor confirms British rapper Stormzy will guest judge on show alongside Nicole Scherzinger
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The X Factor confirms British rapper Stormzy will guest judge on show alongside Nicole Scherzinger

THE X FACTOR has confirmed that British rapper Stormzy will guest judge on the hit show alongside Nicole Scherzinger. It is thought the Mercury Prize-nominated rapper will head to South Africa as Nicole Scherzinger’s guest to assist her in choosing who to take to the live shows. X Factor tweeted today: “We can confirm that … Continue reading

Poet and broadcaster Lemn Sissay launches university scheme to boost number of black males in legal sector
Black excellence

Poet and broadcaster Lemn Sissay launches university scheme to boost number of black males in legal sector

POET AND broadcaster Lemn Sissay, the Chancellor of The University of Manchester, is launching a new university bursary designed to increase the number of black males embarking on careers in law and the criminal justice sector. A first of its kind, the Lemn Sissay Law Bursaries take into account applicants race, gender and socio-economic background. … Continue reading

An 11-year-old schoolgirl once bullied about her dark skin makes history as one of the youngest designers at New York Fashion Week
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An 11-year-old schoolgirl once bullied about her dark skin makes history as one of the youngest designers at New York Fashion Week

AN 11-YEAR-OLD schoolgirl once bullied about her dark skin has made history as one of the youngest designers at New York Fashion Week. Kheris Rodgers showcased her Flexin’ In My Complexion range, a line of empowering casual wear, in the Museum of the City of New York yesterday (Sept 10). “I just made history as … Continue reading

Sloane Stephens, 24, wins first US Open title after defeating fellow American and friend Madison Keys, 22
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Sloane Stephens, 24, wins first US Open title after defeating fellow American and friend Madison Keys, 22

SLOANE STEPHENS has won her first US Open after defeating Madison Keys, her her American contemporary, 6-3, 6-0. Ranked 957th last month, the 24-year-old reigned supreme over No. 15-seeded Madison, completing one of the most remarkable comebacks in a sport after returning from more than 10 months out with a foot injury in July. It … Continue reading

Sloane Stephens, 24, makes history as the first American woman besides the Williams sisters to advance to US Open semifinals
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Sloane Stephens, 24, makes history as the first American woman besides the Williams sisters to advance to US Open semifinals

SLOANE STEPHENS has made history as the first woman, besides the Williams sisters, to advance to the semifinals of the US Open. The 24-year-old, who was off the tour for nearly a year after having foot surgery, beat Latvian Anastasija Sevastova over three compelling sets on day nine to reach her second slam semi-final on … Continue reading

Chance The Rapper announces that his charitable organisation has raised $2.2 million for Chicago Public Schools
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Chance The Rapper announces that his charitable organisation has raised $2.2 million for Chicago Public Schools

CHANCE THE RAPPER has announced that his SocialWorks organisation has raised $2.2 million for the Chicago Public Schools’ arts programs. The donations will be spread to 20 schools in the Chicago public school system, with each school receiving $100,000 over the course of three years. “Quality education for public schools is the most important investment … Continue reading

UK rapper Lethal Bizzle adds to his business empire with the launch of debut fragrance at star-studded event
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UK rapper Lethal Bizzle adds to his business empire with the launch of debut fragrance at star-studded event

UK RAPPER Lethal Bizzle has expanded his business empire with the launch of his debut fragrance, Stay Dench. The east London-born star, who already has a successful music career and clothing line, showed off his latest addition at an event in London yesterday (Aug 14). “We are pleased to announce the debut launch of the … Continue reading