Google partners with Howard University to teach black students how to code in bid to boost diversity in Silicon Valley
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Google partners with Howard University to teach black students how to code in bid to boost diversity in Silicon Valley

GOOGLE HAS partnered with the historically black Howard University to launch a programme that will teach its students to code. The technology giant is ramping up efforts to promote diversity in Silicon Valley with the three-month summer programme open to talented juniors and seniors studying computer science. Google said that 25 to 30 students would … Continue reading

Luke James will take on the role of Sean “Puffy” Combs in TV series about the murders of Biggie and Tupac
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Luke James will take on the role of Sean “Puffy” Combs in TV series about the murders of Biggie and Tupac

SINGER AND actor Luke James will take on the role of music mogul and founder of Bad Boy Records P Diddy in the USA’s anthology series, Unsolved: The Murders of Biggie and Tupac. In true crime style, the series will chronicle the major police investigations into the murders of the rap stars. Penned by Suits … Continue reading

‘Girlhood’ actress Karidja Touré to play 19th-century black equestrian Selika Lazevski in new movie
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‘Girlhood’ actress Karidja Touré to play 19th-century black equestrian Selika Lazevski in new movie

FRENCH ACTRESS Karidja Touré will play 19th-century black equestrian Selika Lazevski in a film depicting her life. Karidja, who starred in 2015 coming-of-age drama, Girlhood, takes the lead in The Adventures of Selika, short film based on Selika, whom the film’s writer Sybil H. Mair reimagines as an African princess forced to leave her home and find … Continue reading

Jay Z to produce TV series and film about the life of slain teen Trayvon Martin
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Jay Z to produce TV series and film about the life of slain teen Trayvon Martin

HIP-HOP mogul Jay Z and the Weinstein Company will team up to produce a series of television and film projects about the life of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager shot dead by a neighbourhood watchman, George Zimmerman, in 2012. Trayvon’s death and Zimmerman’s eventual acquittal sparked a worldwide outcry and helped give rise to the … Continue reading