Cicely Tyson becomes first black woman to get honorary Oscar

CICELY TYSON is to become the first black woman to receive an honorary Oscar. The 93-year-old actress has been announced as one of three honorees of the award. Tyson is already the recipient of a Tony and two Emmys. The actress, whose career started in modelling and theatre, has also been awarded a presidential medal…

Aretha honoured at her father’s Baptist Church in Detroit

SOURCE- AFP – Congregants celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father’s Baptist church in Detroit at the first Sunday service since her death, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career. Civil rights activist and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson, now frail himself, was given…

Former Barbados Gov’t Minister caught in laundering scandal

FORMER MINISTER of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development in Barbados Donville Inniss, has been indicted in the United States for allegedly laundering over US$36,000 in bribes. The bribes are said to have been accepted when he was a public official, dating back to 2015 and 2016 from an unnamed Barbadian insurance company.…

Akala receives honorary doctorate

RAPPER AND social entrepreneur Akala has received an honorary doctorate from Oxford Brooke's University. The BAFTA winner announced the news on social media, posting images of at the ceremony. On Instagram, Akala said: "Man is officially Dr Akala! Lol Today I got an honorary doctorate from Oxford Brooke's University, was a good vibes and congrats…

Kendrick Lamar made his acting debut on ‘Power’

KENDRICK LAMAR'S talent knows no bounds. From rapper to performer, the Pulitzer-prize winning artist is one of the best in the game - and now he's venturing into the acting world. Lamar made his television debut on gritty TV series Power. In the show, the Damn hitmaker played “a drug addict” named Laces, who assist…
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