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

Lynette Nylander, former deputy editor of i-D magazine in the UK, is appointed deputy editor of Teen Vogue in New York
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Lynette Nylander, former deputy editor of i-D magazine in the UK, is appointed deputy editor of Teen Vogue in New York

LYNETTE NYLANDER has been appointed deputy editor at Teen Vogue. In the newly created role, Lynette, the former deputy editor of i-D in the UK, will work under history-making editor, Elaine Welteroth. Announcing the news on Twitter, she wrote: “Kind of a #latergram as it was from a couple of days ago BUT here’s me … Continue reading

10-year-old campaigner ‘Little Miss Flint’ raises over $10,000 to provide peers with school supplies amid ongoing water crisis
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10-year-old campaigner ‘Little Miss Flint’ raises over $10,000 to provide peers with school supplies amid ongoing water crisis

A 10-YEAR-OLD girl who has campaigned tirelessly for clean water in her hometown of Flint, Michigan has helped raise over $10,000 to ensure her peers have supplies when they start the new school term. Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny, known affectionately as Little Miss Flint, partnered with the nonprofit organisation Pack Your Back for a school supply distribution in … Continue reading

Ciara and Future’s three-year-old son lands first modelling job with Gap
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Ciara and Future’s three-year-old son lands first modelling job with Gap

THE THREE-YEAR-OLD son of R&B songstress Ciara and rapper Future has landed his first modelling job. Future Zahir Wilburn is seen in a new back-to-school ad campaign for Gap kids rocking an asteroid graphic jacket paired with dark blue jeans. Proud mum Ciara shared a picture on Instagram with the caption: “Waking up in Beijing … Continue reading

US football star lands three-book deal with children’s publisher after launching successful reading program in schools
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US football star lands three-book deal with children’s publisher after launching successful reading program in schools

NEW ENGLAND Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell has landed a three-book deal with children’s publisher, Scholastic. The books include a newly illustrated edition of his self-published “The Magician’s Hat” and two more original works. The 24-year-old is a literacy advocate who founded the Read With Malcolm program after his love of reading flourished. He wanted … Continue reading