Amnesty calls for inquiry into Ethiopian musician’s death

Human rights activists are pressing Ethiopian authorities to properly investigate the shooting of a popular Oromo singer whose death has sparked protests in parts of the country. Hachalu Hundesa, who spoke out publicly last week on the tense political situation in Ethiopia, was shot around 9:30 p.m. Monday in Addis Ababa. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival, according to Amnesty International. “A blanket internet shutdown imposed by the authorities since early morning has made it difficult to verify reports of people…

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WRITER KATORI HALL MAKES THE JUMP FROM THEATER TO TELEVISION WITH HER NEW SHOW “P-VALLEY” PREMIERING 7/12/10 ON STARZ

Time to set your calendar and DVR for a must see new show full of Black Girl Magic! Katori Hall, is bringing sizzle to the screen in her latest work “P-Valley”. Based on her play Pussy Valley, Katori (The Mountaintop, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical) is the creator and serves as showrunner and executive producer. Originally from […] source: https://www.ebony.com/news/writer-katori-hall-makes-the-jump-from-theater-to-television-with-her-new-show-p-valley-premiering-7-12-10-on-starz/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=writer-katori-hall-makes-the-jump-from-theater-to-television-with-her-new-show-p-valley-premiering-7-12-10-on-starz

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‘A New Low’: Elijah McClain’s Family Reacts To Photos Of Cops ‘Re-enacting’ Chokehold Death

Source: Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images / Getty The family of Elijah McClain is calling out the Aurora police after a weekend of violence and photos that are shockingly insensitive, according to reports. According to CBS Denver, three Aurora cops are under investigation for snapping inappropriate photos during the memorial for McClain, who died in August 2019 after police put him in a carotid restraint, otherwise known as a chokehold. CBS4 investigator Brian Maass reported on Monday that multiple sources “say the photos were disseminated” within the…

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Teyana Taylor is Dropping a Collection With MAC in July

When it comes to makeup collaborations, MAC never misses the mark. Its past major collabs with trailblazing musicians, such as Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Aaliyah and Selena Quintanilla, have highlighted the creativity, strength and sense of purpose of these iconic women of color. The brand’s latest project with Teyana Taylor is […] source: https://www.ebony.com/style/beauty/teyana-taylor-is-dropping-a-collection-with-mac-in-july/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=teyana-taylor-is-dropping-a-collection-with-mac-in-july

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This woman’s virtual black shopping event on Juneteenth made over $1m in sales

Amid calls to support black businesses following Black Lives Matter protests, a Memphis businesswoman launched a digital shopping experience where customers purchased items from 100 black-owned small businesses in one place.  Dubbed the Juneteenth Shop Black Virtual Experience, the event created by Cynthia Daniels, who is an event planner, took place Friday, June 19, to Monday, June 22. Its aim was to support black businesses that had lost sales due to COVID-19 or had to halt operations due to stay-at-home orders. Daniels said she chose Juneteenth, the day that marks the celebration of…

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Africa’s First COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Have Begun In South Africa

A COVID-19 vaccine trial program began in South Africa last week — the first for the African continent — as the nation’s coronavirus case count topped 138,000. The vaccine candidate, called ChAdOx1 nCOV-19, was developed by the United Kingdom’s Oxford Jenner Institute. In South Africa, the University of Witwatersrand (Wits), the University of Oxford, and the Oxford Jenner Institute are collaborating to conduct a study involving 2,000 people, 50 of whom have HIV. The participants will be tracked for a year to see how well the candidate protects against the…

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Women bleaching skins prone to cancer of kidney, infertility, says Gynaecologist

Agency Reporter Prof. Ernest Orji of the Department of Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife, says women in the habit of bleaching their skins are prone to the cancer of the kidney and infertility. Orji said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ile-Ife. According to him, everybody has normal flora that protects their skins from cancer. ADVERTISEMENT He , however, said that one of the components of bleaching cream is “lead” that is harmful to the skin . He…

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These Are the Joe Biden Rallies.

You are here: Home / News / These Are the Joe Biden Rallies. Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry (ThyBlackMan.com) In the recent commentary on Joe Biden’s response to the Lululemon Left’s protests in D.C. and Brooklyn, a consensus appears to have surfaced. They tell us Joe Biden is keeping the politically appropriate distance from the protesters and their acts of widespread public vandalism and violence, and his aim is to remain squarely focused on those suburban voters outside of Philly, Pittsburgh and elsewhere. There will be no mass…

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China passes controversial Hong Kong nat’l security law: reports

China’s parliament has passed controversial national security legislation for Hong Kong that Beijing says is necessary to deal with issues of terrorism, subversion and foreign interference but critics say will outlaw dissent and destroy the autonomy and freedoms promised when the territory was returned to China in 1997.  The bill was passed unanimously by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress at a three-day meeting that began on Sunday, according to media in Hong Kong citing unnamed sources. The draft of the law has not been made public. At…

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