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

Meet Patrick Brown Jr: The 23-year-old piano teacher who has had 23 surgeries to repair his sight
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Meet Patrick Brown Jr: The 23-year-old piano teacher who has had 23 surgeries to repair his sight

MEET 23-YEAR-OLD Patrick Brown Jr, a piano teacher from Toronto who can barely see past a few feet directly in front of him. Patrick, who is affectionately called BJ by his family and friends, has had 23 surgeries in 23 years to install, repair or replace a shunt in his brain that drains the fluid … Continue reading

A graduate who rapped his dissertation has been appointed the hip-hop professor at the University of Virginia
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A graduate who rapped his dissertation has been appointed the hip-hop professor at the University of Virginia

A GRADUATE who who rapped his dissertation has taken on the role of assistant professor at the University of Virginia’s McIntire Department of Music. A.D. Carson graduated with distinctions this past spring from Clemson University’s rhetorics, communication and information design doctorate program. His dissertation was a 34-track rap album titled “Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics … Continue reading