James Harden agrees to NBA-record $228m contract extension with the Houston Rockets
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James Harden agrees to NBA-record $228m contract extension with the Houston Rockets

THE HOUSTON Rockets have signed guard James Harden to a four-year contract extension for about $160m yesterday, giving him a total six-year deal with $228m guaranteed. The 27-year-old, a five-time All-Star guard and the 2017 MVP runner-up, is now under contract in Houston through 2022-23, his age-33 season, and will make more than $228 million … Continue reading

Kia Patterson makes history by opening the first black-owned grocery store in Compton selling organic food at affordable prices
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Kia Patterson makes history by opening the first black-owned grocery store in Compton selling organic food at affordable prices

KIA PATTERSON has made history by opening the first black-owned grocery store in Compton. The 36-year-old is the owner and proprietor of The Grocery Outlet, which she hopes will provide a way to bring organic food options to people at more affordable prices. For years, Kia worked at Smart & Final, warehouse-style food and supply store, … Continue reading

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

Sinazo Bali, 23, becomes first black woman in Africa to earn an honours degree with distinction in biotechnology
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Sinazo Bali, 23, becomes first black woman in Africa to earn an honours degree with distinction in biotechnology

SINAZO BALI, 23, has become the first black woman in Africa to earn an honours degree in biotechnology with distinction. In a statement from the University of the Western Cape (UWC), Sinazo said completing her honours degree was difficult as she was unable to secure funding for her studies. “It’s not easy to get funding … Continue reading

Adidas releases special cleat and trainer to honour 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s colour barrier
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Adidas releases special cleat and trainer to honour 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s colour barrier

ON THE 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s colour barrier, Adidas have released a special cleat and ‘turf trainer’ to honour him. Jackie became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era, aged 28. He broke the baseball colour line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at … Continue reading

Jusan Hamilton, 26, makes NASCAR history as company’s first black race director
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Jusan Hamilton, 26, makes NASCAR history as company’s first black race director

LAST MONTH, Jusan Hamilton, 26, made history by becoming the first African-American to serve as a race director for a NASCAR national series event, controlling on-track activity in last month’s XFINITY Series race. The New York native and former short track racer grew up working on cars in his grandfather’s garage, and he has been … Continue reading