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

Former entertainment editor of Britain’s leading black newspaper pens debut book to ‘normalise racial diversity in children’s publishing’
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Former entertainment editor of Britain’s leading black newspaper pens debut book to ‘normalise racial diversity in children’s publishing’

AS THE former entertainment editor of The Voice, Britain’s leading black newspaper, I’ve written my fair share of articles about black representation. I’ve listened intently as black talents from the worlds of music, theatre, film and more discussed the challenges that they faced progressing in their fields – challenges that were often non-existent for their … Continue reading

‘Black-ish’ star Yara Shahidi is officially joining Malia Obama at Harvard University
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‘Black-ish’ star Yara Shahidi is officially joining Malia Obama at Harvard University

BLACK-ISH STAR Yara Shahidi will officially head to Harvard University at the start of the new term, she revealed on social media today. The 18-year-old actress, who was accepted into every college and university she applied to, posted a picture to Instagram proudly sporting a Harvard University sweatshirt. It came with a caption that included … Continue reading

Two students win fight to include Black Lives Matter section in their yearbook
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Two students win fight to include Black Lives Matter section in their yearbook

TWO HIGH school students have won their fight to pay tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement in their yearbook. Ariana Coleman and Vanessa Mewborn were initially asked by their school, Buckingham Carter Magnet High School, to put together a Black Lives Matter piece but it almost didn’t make the annual publication. Though taken aback … Continue reading

Teen born with no arms sketches Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving with his toes
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Teen born with no arms sketches Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving with his toes

A 19-YEAR-OLD who was born without arms has gone viral after sketching a portrait of Cleveland Cavaliers starting point guard, Kyrie Irving, using his feet. Chris Nelson, from Cleveland, was asked to draw Kyrie’s image by a girl at his school, just a few days before game 1 of the NBA Finals and admitted that … Continue reading

‪Zakiya “Z” Randall is the youngest and first female African-American in history to win first place in the LPGA U.S. Women’s Open ‬
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‪Zakiya “Z” Randall is the youngest and first female African-American in history to win first place in the LPGA U.S. Women’s Open ‬

MEET Zakiya “Z” Randall, the first and youngest African American female in history to win first place in the LPGA Women’s U.S. Open Qualifier. The 26-year-old, who started playing golf aged 10, says she was inspired to become a pro-golfer after watching Tiger Woods and young female phenoms like Michelle Wie, Paula Creamer and Morgan … Continue reading