10 inspirational Nina Simone quotes you need to know

Nina Simone was one of the very first Black women to go into the Jazz genre and become a global sensation, rising to fame in the 1950s. Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on February 21, 1933, in Tryon, North Carolina, she nurtured her music passion from the beginning. After leaving the Julliard School in New York where she was studying classical piano, she turned to performing in nightclubs focusing mainly on jazz, blues and folk music. Though her mark as a talented musician is still being felt today, she is also…

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Sarunas Jackson Remembers Nipsey Hussle: ‘We Don’t Get Many Like Him’

“When you have such a strong leader for the community, for Black culture specifically…that has such a heavy affect because we don’t get many of them.” The post Sarunas Jackson Remembers Nipsey Hussle: ‘We Don’t Get Many Like Him’ appeared first on EBONY. source: https://www.ebony.com/entertainment/sarunas-jackson-remembers-nipsey-hussle-we-dont-get-many-like-him/

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Model Selita Ebanks Engaged to Sports Manager Brian Amlani

Congrats are in order for model Selita Ebanks. Known for slaying the runway, Ebanks took to Instagram on Thursday to announce her engagement to sports and entertainment manager Brian Amlani. “Before that day I met you I didn’t know what true love meant, but angels are for loving and you are heaven sent” – Charles […] The post Model Selita Ebanks Engaged to Sports Manager Brian Amlani appeared first on EBONY. source: https://www.ebony.com/news/selita-ebanks-engaged-sports-manager-brian-amlani/

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Candace Owens Attacks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez For Being A Bartender When She’s A College Dropout

Candace Owens is always attack people’s intelligence, especially people of color, when she is a political hack and college dropout. Her latest insult to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being a “bartender who hasn’t read the constitution” when she is a college dropout with a history of fraud. MORE: New Zealand Mosque Terrorist Reportedly Was Listening to Civil War Music AOC who was actually elected, had tons of political and activism experience in New York City, and previously worked on the Berne Sanders presidential campaign, tweeted in reaction to the Mueller report, “While…

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Sudan: Two of Al-Bashir’s Brothers Arrested

By Michael Tantoh Al Jazeera has reported that Sudan’s military rulers arrested two brothers of deposed President Omar al-Bashir as hundreds of people marched in the capital, Khartoum, calling for a swift handover of power to civilian leadership. Abdullah and Abbas Hassan al-Bashir were taken into custody as part of a continuing campaign of arrests against “symbols and leaders of the previous regime”. Media reports on April 17, 2019, indicated that Al-Bashir was being held in Kobar prison, in Khartoum. Protesters who are demanding civilian leadership, instead of the transitional…

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How Zimbabwe celebrated its independence in 1980 with a memorable Bob Marley concert [Video]

On this day in 1980, Southern-Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe gained its independence from Britain. To celebrate the incredible milestone and liberation after decades of colonization, oppression and segregation, legendary Jamaican reggae musician Bob Marley was invited to perform at a concert. The event took place at the Rufaro Stadium in Harare with the venue filled to capacity. Marley even agreed to play at the same venue the next day much to the excitement of those who could not attend. The late reggae icon apparently rejected a performance fee and footed his…

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Voting underway in Indonesia’s biggest election

Indonesians have started voting to choose their next president. Voting got underway in the presidential and legislative elections at 7am on Wednesday (2300 GMT Tuesday) in easternmost provinces. It began in the capital Jakarta two hours later. Indonesia has three time zones. Voting ends at 1pm and so-called “quick count” results are expected after about two hours. The presidential race pits incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his running mate, Indonesian Ulama Council Chairman Ma’ruf Amin, against retired general and longtime rival Prabowo Subianto and multi-millionaire businessman Sandiaga Uno. Widodo and Amin…

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