Cambridge University: ‘Stormzy effect’ helps rise in black students

The "Stormzy effect" has contributed to more black students being admitted to the University of Cambridge, it has said. For the first time, black students made up more than 3% of new undergraduates, according to figures released by the university. Grime artist Stormzy has pledged to fund the tuition fees and living costs of two…

Tyler Perry Makes History with ‘Tyler Perry Studios’

Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry made history by being the very first black person to own a major film studio. On Saturday, A-list celebrities came to celebrate with him at his grand opening gala in Atlanta, Georgia. Among the guests who attended the historic event were Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry, Whoopi Goldberg, Vanessa Williams, Beyoncé,…

Grammy Award-Winning Artist and Actor Louie ‘Original Don Dada’ Rankin, of Belly and Shottas, Dies in Car Crash

Louie Rankin, the Jamaican dancehall singer (known as the “Original Don Dada”) and film actor has died, following a tragic car crash in Ontario, Canada, TMZ reports. Rankin was a Jamaican native who grew up in Saint Thomas Parish and East Kingston and was living in Toronto at the time of his death. According to…

Amber Guyger gets 10-year murder sentence for fatally shooting Botham Jean

The final day of the murder trial included a stunning moment in which Jean's younger brother, Brandt, told Guyger during his victim impact statement that he forgave her, and gave her a long hug before she was taken to prison. Just after that, District Judge Tammy Kemp apparently gave Guyger a Bible and also hugged…

Why are we still explaining blackface in 2019?

WHO WOULD’VE imagined that in 2019 we would still be explaining the history, impact and implications of blackface? Surely, the racist caricature has been poked and prodded for years with numerous think pieces and debates around why it’s offensive and why white people who use it should be called out for their actions. But low…
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