Beyoncé and Donald Glover win prestigious Peabody Awards for telling ’empowering stories’ through ‘Lemonade’ and ‘Atlanta’
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Beyoncé and Donald Glover win prestigious Peabody Awards for telling ’empowering stories’ through ‘Lemonade’ and ‘Atlanta’

BEYONCÉ AND Donald Glover have been announced as recipients of prestigious Peabody Awards. The singer was honoured for her celebrated visual album, Lemonade, while Donald Glover was honoured for his groundbreaking FX show about his hometown hip-hop scene, Atlanta. Both were among the 60 previously announced finalists for the prize focused on the most compelling/empowering … Continue reading

This 10-year-old was bullied about her dark skin and now shows others how to ‘flex in their complexion’
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This 10-year-old was bullied about her dark skin and now shows others how to ‘flex in their complexion’

A 10-YEAR-OLD girl bullied about her dark skin has used social media to build her confidence and show others how ‘flex in their complexion’. Kheris Rodgers was constantly teased about her skin tone at school. She told BuzzFeed News that during an exercise years ago in grade school her teacher asked students to draw themselves, … Continue reading

Harvard university students launch first national Muslim Women Leadership Summit to empower Muslim women across US
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Harvard university students launch first national Muslim Women Leadership Summit to empower Muslim women across US

IN THE post 2016 climate, Muslim-American women have been more vulnerable than ever. This year, a group of Harvard University students are launching the very first national leadership summit and year-long fellowship, hoping to empower over 50 young Muslim women from across the US. Together, they will tackle the most pressing issues facing minority communities, … Continue reading

Meet the 22-year-old beauty queen born with HIV and using her platform to urge government to help end AIDS by 2030
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Meet the 22-year-old beauty queen born with HIV and using her platform to urge government to help end AIDS by 2030

MISS CONGO UK runner-up is using her platform to bring about a change in perceptions about HIV, a condition she was born with. Horcelie Sinda Wa Mbongo, 22, born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was 11 years old when she was told of her status. The beauty queen said the turning point for her … Continue reading

Meet Ifeoma White-Thorpe: The teen who has been accepted by ALL 8 Ivy League schools
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Meet Ifeoma White-Thorpe: The teen who has been accepted by ALL 8 Ivy League schools

A TEENAGER from New Jersey has been accepted by all eight Ivy League schools. Ifeoma White-Thorpe, a senior and student government president at Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, has to choose between Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Dartmouth and Brown. “I was like, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, like … Continue reading