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The news is that part of communication that keeps us informed of the changing events, issues, and characters in our world and outside. Though it may be interesting or even entertaining, the foremost value of news is as a utility to empower the informed.

The purpose of journalism is thus to provide citizens with the information they need to make the best possible decisions about their lives, their communities, their societies, and their governments.

Just because we need to keep in touch with the daily struggles and progress of our people, we provide our audience with a full dose of daily black news to give you an update on what is happening in our black/African communities and all that relates to people of African descent in globally.

Beauty, Fashion & Style, News

Cardi B’s Latest Fashion Nova collect

Grammy-winning rapper, Cardi B, had a Thom Browne moment at the Met Gala which held earlier this week. To cap that up, she has released a second fashion collection in collaboration with the second most googled fashion brand in the world, Fashion Nova.

The collection was released earlier today and it has been predicted that it will be sold out in less than no time. The release was held at the famous Hollywood Palladium Theatre and it began by an invite-only star-studded concert and party. Cardi hit the stage with a total of 12 back-up dancers and she performed some of her greatest hits. She was later joined on stage by Blueface, Young Miami of the City Girls, and YG.

The award-winning rapper streamed the event live to ensure that her fans all over the world were able to watch the whole event, including her performance.

According to her, the collection was birthed from a playful mix of rebellion and empowerment themes which had a touch of the 80s and 90s. The Palladium was transformed into an oasis and it was decked with little portraits of the 107-piece collection. You can check out some of the different pieces of the collection in the following pictures.

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Jamaica welcomes 1.7 million visitors already in 2019

Jamaica is definitely making great returns from its tourism sector as reported by the country’s Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett. Bartlett said this year sees his country get the highest number of visitors it has seen in the first four months of the year. The figures stand at 1.7 million and together they spent a total of $1.25 billion.

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He said from the beginning of the year to April 30 they have experienced a double-digit increase in figures monthly. He also said the tourism sector had by far smashed the desired record of five percent growth per annum which was set three years ago.

He said the whole of last year, the country had 4.23 million visitors who together spent $3.3 billion. This figure was an increment of 8.6% of what was experienced in 2017.

This is a huge improvement on the figures obtained between 2013 and 2015 when the increment per year was just a meager 120,000 visitors.

You will recall that Jamaica made a series of investments in its tourism sector over the last three years as it sought to kick start a boom in the sector.

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Rwanda begins First Green City project

Rwanda seems to be doing everything right these days. Already the country is regarded as the third greenest country in the world, now it is taking it a step further to establish the first green city on African soil.

This city will have environmentally friendly factories, electric vehicles, integrated centers focusing on craft production, and environmentally sustainable housing. All of this will be sited on a 620-hectare land located in Kinyinya, Kigali. The project is expected to cost $5 billion dollars.

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The project has already commenced with two phases nearing completion. Phase 1 is a housing development area known as Green Park and it has 420 houses built on 13 hectares. The second phase is also a housing development scheme developed on 125 hectares of land. Commercial offices are next on the agenda.

The Deputy Team Leader of the Green City Pilot, the body in charge of the project, Eudes Kayumba, said everything in the city is aimed at being environmentally friendly. So we should expect electric cars and bikes, renewable energy, biogas plants, clean tech, and sustainable waste treatment. The idea was to reduce air pollution and environmental degradation to its barest minimum.

He further stated that the project is funded by different stakeholders from different parts of the world. Locally-sourced materials will be used in the construction of the houses so that they can be affordable to a large part of society.

Through this project, Rwanda is showing its commitment to having a pollution-free environment.

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Entertainment, News

Boxing legends pay homage to Muhammad Ali on black carpet

May 8 saw boxing greats walk the black carpet in honor of arguably the greatest boxer to fight in the ring, Muhammad Ali. It was indeed an amazing and inspirational sight last Wednesday at the LA Regal cinema as the legends trooped out for the screening of the movie, “What’s My Name Muhammad Ali.”

Some of the figures present at the event were Oscar De La Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Sugar Shane Mosley. They all spoke to EURweb about the impact of late boxer on their careers and personal lives. Check out what they said below:

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De La Hoya said, “When he tackled a situation, whether it was politically driven, whether it was defending humanity, he never quit in the middle, he fought it through until the end.”

Shane Mosley praised Ali by saying, “He has inspired me a lot throughout my career by just being who he was. He represented so much strength within himself. He was the type of person that believes in himself all the way to the end, even when people doubted him.”

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The documentary produced on the HBO platform is made of two parts directed by Antoine Faqua. The executive producers of this project are Maverick Carter and LeBron James Springhill Entertainment.

Faqua said it took him up to four years to gather all the audio and video footages to ensure that the story was told by the legend himself. He said, “Lonnie Ali helped us a lot. The family helped us a lot. But it was hard to find it and dig it up and audio as well. But about certain subjects, I wanted to cover. So you know I was editing, hoping I would find footage coverage about him talking about that moment.”

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Former NBA forward, Dennis Rodman has denied claims that he stole items worth $500 from a yoga studio. When speaking with TMZ, the ex-pro baller said: “he didn’t steal sh—.”

The owners of the VIBE yoga studio located in Newport Beach accused Rodman of being a distraction while his accomplices carted away clothing worth over $500. The surveillance tapes show the former NBA player enter the store with 3 companions, a man and two women. It also shows the woman putting clothing into her purse while takes a piece of crystal worth $2,500 out of the store in a dolly after shattering it on the floor.

Dennis, however, claimed that the employees at the store had asked his friends to assist with moving the crystal art piece. He said the employees allowed them to take away a few items in exchange as gifts.

TMZ reports that Rodman never gives an explanation about why one of his female companions used him as a shield while putting the pieces of clothing in her bag. Neither did he explain why there was a need to move the crystal piece of art.

The former pro baller believes that the studio is making the accusations as a publicity stunt and he was the victim in this case. An investigation by the Newport Beach PD is already going on after the owner of the store reported the case to the department.

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Entertainment, News

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have a son

The power couple, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, just had their fourth child. Kim made the announcement via her Twitter account and she said he looks just perfect. According to her, he looks just like his sister, Chicago.


The name of their son who was delivered via a surrogate is yet to be revealed. Her sister had disclosed that the surrogate was in labor on Ellen DeGeneres show on Thursday. The power couple has been married since 2014 and had three children before the birth of their son.

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Kardashian had to employ the surrogate method because of the complications she faced in her previous pregnancies. While she was heavy with her first child, North, she was diagnosed with preeclampsia and appendicitis. with her second child, she developed placenta accrete and her doctor had to take out the rest of her placenta with his hands.

The couple has disclosed that they still want more children, as they plan to have five or six.

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Sister defends boy charged for shooting his mom

A 9-year-old boy has been charged for the shooting of his mother but his adult sister has come out in his defense that he has mental issues and he probably snapped the day the event occurred.

She said their mother wouldn’t be happy that her baby brother was labeled as a murderer. Their 51-year-old mother was found dead last Monday at her home at St. Joseph County in South Michigan. According to Regan Martin, 23, her brother was adopted in 2016 but he had lived with them since he was very small.

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An attorney representing the boy, T.J. Reed, said he couldn’t make any serious comments to protect the boy’s identity. He went on to say that the process was to be followed properly an all assumptions should be avoided.

According to his sister, the boy was previously diagnosed with a mood disorder and then two weeks ago when his medication changed, his condition worsened. She said she couldn’t fathom where he got a gun as their family rifles were kept locked away.

It is still unsure whether he will be charged as a minor or an adult.

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50 Cent and La La Anthony to produce ‘Intercepted’ series for Starz

A new series titled “Intercepted” by Starz is hitting our screens soon and working together on this are Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and La La Anthony. Both stars worked together on the set of Power.

Anthony will be producing the project and starring on it as well. Interception is based on a novel of the same name by Alexa Martin. The book was the first of three series titled “The Playbook.” Alexa was inspired to write them from being an NFL wife for eight years.

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This is the breakdown of the plot as written by Deadline.

“Described as a funny and fresh contemporary romance, Intercepted centers on Marlee Harper (Anthony), who is the perfect girlfriend. She’s sure had enough practice, dating her NFL-star boyfriend for the last 10 years. But when her relationship unexpectedly ends, she vows to never date an athlete again. Only one problem: Gavin Pope, the new star quarterback in town, has Marlee in his sights.”

La La Anthony will be able to relate to this role well since she is also married to an NBA player. 50 Cent signed a deal with Starz last year for four years worth $150 million. The rapper and actor saidWhen I sat down with [Starz CEO Chris Albrecht] and walked him through my plans for G-Unit Film & Television going forward, he let me know I was essentially requesting the biggest deal in premium cable history. We will continue our proven track record of breaking records and delivering unique content for audiences around the world. Get the strap.”

50’s G-Unit is also developing two other series for Starz, “Vanguard” and “Black Mafia Family.”

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Nigerian man becomes first black mayor in London.

History was made last Wednesday when Ernest Ezeajughi, a Nigerian scientist, took his oath of office as the first black mayor of Brent, one of London Borough in the UK.

Ernest hails from Anambra in Nigeria and was elected into the office of mayor on April 16. The election was held at the Brent council’s annual meeting which the civic center in Brent. The ceremony which held on May 1 double as mayor making ceremony.

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The event attracted councilors from around the borough and representative of voluntary organizations in Brent. There were several other distinguished personalities in attendance the wife of the governor of Ezeajughi’s home state, Ebere Obiano, and Ambassador George Oguntande, the Nigerian High Commissioner to London.

Ezeajughi clams his father and Nelson Mandela were his major influences while growing his political career which led him to become one of the founding members of the UK chapter of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). APGA is a Nigeria political party and Ernest sat as chairman of the UK chapter between 2010 and 2012.

He went into mainstream UK politics by joining the Labour Party and winning the election into the office of councilor of Stonebridge ward, Brent council, in 2014. He was elected once again in 2018 and performed incredibly well against all odds. During his first year, he was elected as deputy Mayor till recently when he became Mayor.

He plans to write the different communities in Brent while strengthening charity work in London and Nigeria, his home country.

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African countries with the fastest growing population

Africa, according to world population reports, has the second fastest growing population in the world and Nigeria is topping the list with a population of 201 million. There is a rising concern that Africa will be overcrowded in 2100 at the rate at which its population is growing. The following countries are on the list of the fastest growing population in Africa.

Zambia

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Zambia is one of Africa’s fastest growing populations with a life expectancy of 63 years. At 3.0 percent average growth rate from 2010 – 2019 and a total population of 18.1 million.

Uganda

This country has a 45.7 million population figure is one of Africa’s fastest growing population. With a life expectancy of 61 years. It has a 33 percent average growth rate from 2010-2019.

Tanzania

With a population figure of 60.9 million in 2019, this country is one of Africa’s fastest growing populations, with a life expectancy of 62 years, it has a 31 percent growth rate between 2010 and 2019.

Niger Republic

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The country has a population figure of 23.2 million and an average growth rate of 3.0 percent between 2010 and 2019. Its life expectancy is at 59 years and this has placed it on the list of the fastest growing population in Africa.

The Gambia

This country’s population stands at 2.2 million, with a life expectancy of 62years. Growth rate stood at an average of 3.1 percent from 2010-2019

Equatorial Guinea

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This country has a 1.4 million individual population and an average growth rate of 4 percent from 2010-2019. Life expectancy is 59 years

The Democratic Republic of Congo

The DRC has a population of 86.7 million and a growth rate of 3.3 percent between 2010 and 2019. Life expectancy is 61 years.

Chad

This West African country has a population figure of 15.8 million and an average growth rate of 3.2 percent between 2010 and 2019. Life expectancy stands at 54 years.

Burundi

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Burundi’s population is 11.6 million and average growth is 3.1 percent from 2010 – 2019. The life expectancy is 59 years at birth. This has made it one of the fastest growing populations in Africa.

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