The X Factor confirms British rapper Stormzy will guest judge on show alongside Nicole Scherzinger
Film, TV & Stage

The X Factor confirms British rapper Stormzy will guest judge on show alongside Nicole Scherzinger

THE X FACTOR has confirmed that British rapper Stormzy will guest judge on the hit show alongside Nicole Scherzinger. It is thought the Mercury Prize-nominated rapper will head to South Africa as Nicole Scherzinger’s guest to assist her in choosing who to take to the live shows. X Factor tweeted today: “We can confirm that … 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
Black excellence

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

Chance The Rapper announces that his charitable organisation has raised $2.2 million for Chicago Public Schools
Charity

Chance The Rapper announces that his charitable organisation has raised $2.2 million for Chicago Public Schools

CHANCE THE RAPPER has announced that his SocialWorks organisation has raised $2.2 million for the Chicago Public Schools’ arts programs. The donations will be spread to 20 schools in the Chicago public school system, with each school receiving $100,000 over the course of three years. “Quality education for public schools is the most important investment … Continue reading

UK rapper Lethal Bizzle adds to his business empire with the launch of debut fragrance at star-studded event
Business

UK rapper Lethal Bizzle adds to his business empire with the launch of debut fragrance at star-studded event

UK RAPPER Lethal Bizzle has expanded his business empire with the launch of his debut fragrance, Stay Dench. The east London-born star, who already has a successful music career and clothing line, showed off his latest addition at an event in London yesterday (Aug 14). “We are pleased to announce the debut launch of the … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Rihanna calls out world leaders on Twitter asking them to ‘commit’ to funding education for children in developing countries
Charity

Rihanna calls out world leaders on Twitter asking them to ‘commit’ to funding education for children in developing countries

RIHANNA USED her Twitter platform to call out world leaders on the subject of education and funding. Starting with Mauricio Macri, the President of Argentina, and then moving on to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has previously proven amenable to social justice initiatives and policy reform, and then French President Emmanuel Macron, she’s asked … Continue reading