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Janelle Monae receives honorary degree from Dillard University, tells graduates: ‘Choose freedom over fear’
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Janelle Monae receives honorary degree from Dillard University, tells graduates: ‘Choose freedom over fear’

JANELLE MONÁE was presented with an honorary degree at Dillard University yesterday (May 13). The singer and actress also delivered the commencement speech where she gave graduates her three secrets to life. “No. 1, the importance of being gracious. No. 2, the importance of being proud. No. 3, the importance of choosing freedom over fear,” … Continue reading

British actor Aml Ameen lands role in Idris Elba’s directorial debut, ‘Yardie’
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British actor Aml Ameen lands role in Idris Elba’s directorial debut, ‘Yardie’

BRITISH ACTOR Aml Ameen will star in Idris Elba’s directorial debut, it has been announced. Yardie is a big-screen adaptation of Victor Headley’s novel which is set in 1980s Hackney in London, and follows the rise of a young Jamaican in London’s drug-dealing underworld. The project is currently casting, and it appears that Aml Ameen … Continue reading

At just 29, Opeyemi Odutemowo has earned her PhD in physics. She wants to ensure every African home has stable electricity
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At just 29, Opeyemi Odutemowo has earned her PhD in physics. She wants to ensure every African home has stable electricity

AT JUST 29, Opeyemi Odutemowo has earned her PhD in physics from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. As well as wanting to investigate the effects of fission product bombardment on glassy carbon, Opeyemi’s ultimate goal is to ensure that every African home has stable electricity. Opeyemi started her journey with a BSc in … Continue reading

Common and Keri Hilson join Colin Kaepernick for his Know Your Rights camp empowering youth in Chicago
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Common and Keri Hilson join Colin Kaepernick for his Know Your Rights camp empowering youth in Chicago

NFL STAR Colin Kaepernick is continuing his mission to educate and empower young people. The 29-year-old athlete and activist took his Know Your Rights  camp to Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History last week where he was supported by rapper Common and singer Keri Hilson. The Know Your Rights camp is Colin’s free campaign, which is … Continue reading

Meet Carson Huey You: The 14-year-old graduating from Texas Christian University with a degree in physics
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Meet Carson Huey You: The 14-year-old graduating from Texas Christian University with a degree in physics

CARSON HUEY You may not be old enough to drive or vote, but the 14-year-old will graduate from Texas Christian University tomorrow with a double minor in Chinese and math and a major in physics. The teenage prodigy started at TCU four years ago, aged 11, and has gone on to become a campus celebrity. … Continue reading

Donald Glover and brother Stephen Glover to create an animated series for Marvel’s ‘Deadpool’
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Donald Glover and brother Stephen Glover to create an animated series for Marvel’s ‘Deadpool’

ATLANTA STAR and creator Donald Glover is to create a new animated series for Marvel’s ‘Deadpool’ with his brother Stephen Glover it has been reported. The show, which is yet to be titled, has been given a straight-to-series order, with a 10-episode first season expected to debut in 2018. Both Donald and Stephen, a staff … Continue reading