‘Get Out’, starring British actor Daniel Kaluuya, grosses $250 million worldwide
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‘Get Out’, starring British actor Daniel Kaluuya, grosses $250 million worldwide

BOX OFFICE smash ‘Get Out’, starring British actor Daniel Kaluuya, has now topped $250 million worldwide. Back in March, the socially-conscious horror flick became only the second non-franchise film this year to cross the coveted $100 million mark at the box office. The film, written and directed by Jordan Peele, tells the story of Chris Washington … Continue reading

Two years ago, a gunman killed Chris Singleton’s mother in the Charleston church shooting. This week, the Chicago Cubs drafted him
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Two years ago, a gunman killed Chris Singleton’s mother in the Charleston church shooting. This week, the Chicago Cubs drafted him

THE SON of one of nine people shot and killed by racist gunman Dylann Roof inside a Charleston church has been drafted by major baseball team, the Chicago Cubs Chris Singleton was in university when his mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, a 45-year-old track and field coach, was gunned down in a racially-motivated attack at the Emanuel … Continue reading

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

Big Sean wants young people to know “you can still be in the music industry and not necessarily be a performer”
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Big Sean wants young people to know “you can still be in the music industry and not necessarily be a performer”

RAPPER BIG Sean is on a mission to empower young people through his education initiative, Mogul Prep. Mogul Prep, the latest initiative from The Sean Anderson Foundation, which the rapper launched in 2012 in conjunction with his mother, former middle school teacher Myra Anderson, aims to close the information gap that can hamstring kids, especially … 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