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South Africa Calls Mos Def ‘An Undesireable Person,’ Allows Him to Leave Country

South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has designated U.S. rapper Mos Def (real name Dante Terrell Smith) as an undesirable person and gave him the green light to depart the country on Tuesday. South Africa had detained and charged the rapper, also known as Read on » » »

USA: Legal Battle Underway Between Jay Z’s Roc Nation and Prince’s Estate

image via twitter On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the executor of the late Prince Rogers Nelson‘s estate authorized a copyright lawsuit against Jay Z’s record label, Roc Nation. The reason for the lawsuit is that Tidal, the steaming service owned by Jay Z, has 15 Read on » » »

USA:Obama Announces 2016 Recipients of Presidential Medal of Freedom

Image via Brianna Cox Yesterday, November 16, President Obama announced the 21 new recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for 2016. This award is “presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, Read on » » »

Usain Bolt’s Post Track and Field Plans May Include Becoming a Soccer Star

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, shown in this 2013 file photo at FIFA headquarters in Switzerland, will soon be training with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund. (File/AFP/Getty Images) Borussia Dortmund’s chief has confirmed that nine-time Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will practice with the Bundesliga team. Hans-Joachim Read on » » »

USA:Kanye West Shares New Insight on 2020 Presidential Run: ‘I Have a View on Humanity’

  Kanye West (Jason Persse/Flickr) Kanye West confirmed his plans for a 2020 presidential run, only to remain tight-lipped on the matter when asked about it later. The rapper first made his plans known during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. “It’s not about Read on » » »

Lady Gaga Calls Out Melania Trump’s Hypocrisy, Slams ‘Notorious’ Bully Donald Trump

  Lady Gaga, like many people who’ve been tuned into this ridiculous election season, isn’t here for Melania Trump’s hypocrisy.   On Sunday, the pop star called out Donald Trump’s wife, who said in a recent speech that as first lady, she would make it Read on » » »

US: Katy Perry gives a roar for Hillary Clinton in final election push

Katy Perry has become the latest celebrity to appear with Hillary Clinton in her final push for the US presidency.   The US pop star gave a free performance at Philadelphia’s Mann Centre, arriving in a cape featuring the words “I’m With Madam President”. Read on » » »

In Cameroon,Eto’o, JUMP Africa, others donate to the underprivileged

Samuel Eto’o By now it is evident to everyone that Samuel Eto’o is a very charitable soul. His foundation; Fundacion Samuel Eto’o, has partnered with Fotemah Mba’s NGO; JUMP Africa, through Utopia Group (the agency managing Samuel Eto’o’s media, image and communications) to efficiently Read on » » »

Serena and Venus Williams to Help Compton ‘Thrive’ with Resource Center for Victims of Violence

Serena and Venus Williams (Wikipedia Commons) Serena and Venus Williams are teaming up to open the Yetunde Price Resource Center for violence victims in their hometown. Named after their late older sister, who died in a 2003 gang shooting, the center will launch in Read on » » »

USA:$62 Million Dollars Gone — Another NBA Player Files For Bankruptcy

  Darius Miles. Darius Miles, a former player for the L.A. Clippers star, has filed for bankruptcy. The 6 ft 9 in professional basketball player was the 3rd overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft and played for the Los Angeles Clippers. His nine-year Read on » » »

Lady Gaga Has The Best Response To A Potential Trump Presidency

Lady Gaga could give you a million reasons why Donald Trump is unfit to become the president of the United States, but when reporter Charlie Stayt presented this terrifying prospect to the singer on BBC Breakfast on Friday, she had just one thing to say. “I have Read on » » »

Leonardo DiCaprio Secures Rights to Book About Black Brothers Kidnapped for Circus Freak Show

George and Willie Muse (Pinterest) On the heels of the release of a new book about kidnapped Black brothers with albinism, a movie on their story is in development. Deadline reported Paramount and Appian Way scored rights to adapt Beth Macy’s book on the true Read on » » »

Lupita Nyong’o Talks Being Fortunate, Fame, and Why ‘Katwe’ Doesn’t Have a White Savior

Lupita Nyong’o in a promotional image for “Queen of Katwe” (Disney) Lupita Nyong’o’s new film Queen of Katwe is absent of white characters, and the star knows why. After enjoying the fame that comes with being an Oscar-wining actress, she’s opening up about the Read on » » »

Venus Williams States ‘All Lives Matter’ in Response to Serena’s Heartfelt Post on Police Brutality

Venus Williams (Facebook) Venus Williams sent shockwaves through the internet when she proclaimed “all lives matter.” The statement came after her sister Serena shared a moving Facebook message on police brutality against African-Americans. The 22-time Grand Slam champion wrote about her fear that her nephew Read on » » »

Serena Williams Shares Emotional Message About Black Men and Police Brutality

Serena Williams (Instagram) Serena Williams “won’t be silent” about Black men and police brutality. The tennis pro said as much on Facebook Tuesday concerning a possible run-in with a cop and her nephew. Williams explained she asked her 18-year-old family member to drive her Read on » » »

USA-Rapper Nipsey Hussle Takes on Meek Mill and The Game’s Beef: ‘This Is Bad Leadership’

Nipsey Hussle (Instagram) Rapper Nipsey Hussle is blasting Meek Mill and The Game for beefing. The MC caught wind of the growing problems between the combative performers on social media. The Game proclaimed he wanted to “beat” Meek during a tour stop in Miami Sept. Read on » » »

Akala Blows Away Britian’s Attempt to Separate Its Wealth from Slavery

In a Sept. 14 interview with Vlad TV, British rapper and activist Akala talks about the racial development of European Black neighborhoods. The rapper starts the clip discussing Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade saying that Britain only wanted slavery in the colonies. Read on » » »

USA:Trump’s Behavior Similar To Male Chimpanzee, Says Jane Goodall

  Donald Trump’s antics remind famed anthropologist Jane Goodall of the primates she spent decades studying in the wild.   “In many ways the performances of Donald Trump remind me of male chimpanzees and their dominance rituals,” Goodall told The Atlantic. “In order to impress Read on » » »

Lupita Nyong’o Stuns on Latest Vogue Cover, Interview Earns Praise

Lupita Nyong’o (Vogue) Lupita Nyong’o is earning praise from Black social media users for a quote she made in a fashion magazine. The comment landed on the publication’s cover and caused many to see it as a welcome change in the industry. The Vogue magazine quote cements Read on » » »

Cameroon:Ndedi Eyango being sued for an unpaid debt of more than 3 million CFA F

The boss of Preya Music Company is also expected at the Douala I research brigade for investigation. Following the granting of an overdraft facility of more than two million FCFA representing bonuses, the Crédit Agricole-Société camerounaise de banque (Ca Scb) has initiated legal proceedings Read on » » »