Tag Archives: Black Lives Matter

Alicia Keys, Jidenna, Kerry Washington & More Urge Buhari To Release Jailed Protesters, Journalists

Global activists, politicians and celebrities have called on President Muhammadu Buhari demanding justice for those allegedly attacked by police and who were jailed for taking part in #EndSARS protests across various parts of the country in October. A co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Opal Tometi, was joined by singer Alicia Keys, actress Kerry Washington, climate activist Greta Thunberg, civil rights campaigner Angela…

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Serena Williams Gets Candid About Body Positivity On British Vogue’s November Issue

Tennis record-breaker and businesswoman Serena Williams has been named British Vogue’s November 2020 cover star. In the new issue, the inimitable force discusses taking a break for the first time in her life, body confidence, reflecting on a career plagued by racism, how Kim Kardashian’s meme-heavy text messages kept her going through lockdown and so much more. The sportswoman also opened up…

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John Boyega Talks Star Wars Racism & Encounter With A Boatman In Calabar With British GQ

British-Nigerian actor John Boyega has graced the latest issue of British GQ  and he’s opening up in an exclusive tell-all interview about race, “Star Wars,” working with Disney and speaking at the Hyde Park Black Lives Matter protest. The 28-year-old activist detailed his frustrations with the updated Star Wars trilogy, clarifying his longstanding issues with the franchise (and its…

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Warner Records Signs 12-Year-Old After His Viral ‘Black Lives Matter’ Anthem

Giant American music label, Warner Records has signed Keedron Bryant, the 12-year-old whose powerful song protesting police killings of Black Americans in the US went viral. His producer who took to Instagram Thursday said Byrant’s song “I Just Wanna Live”, that talked about his fears growing up as a black man in America, will be released on Friday, which…

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#JusticeForToyin: 19-Year-Old Nigerian Activist Found Dead After Reported Missing In Florida

Oluwatoyin Salau, a US-based Nigerian lady who went missing days ago in Florida, after tweeting about being sexually assaulted, has been reported dead. According to USA Today, the 19-year-old race activist was last seen in a CCTV footage on June 10 at about 7:03 pm at Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Friends and loved ones took to Twitter,…

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John Boyega Asks Christians To Boycott Churches Preaching Only Prosperity

Ever since Black Lives Matter protests began, John Boyega has been one of the few celebrities avidly advocating for minorities and even putting his acting career on the line. And now the Nigerian-born British actor is even getting more candid with his followers as he recently told Christians to boycott churches that ignore the recent issues countries around the…

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Stormzy Pledges £10million Over 10 Years Towards Fighting Racial Inequalities

Stormzy and his company have revealed plans to donate £10 million over the next 10 years to organisations fighting for racial equality and social justice in the UK. The 26-year-old British grime rapper, who took part in a recent Black Lives Matter rally in London, released a statement through his #Merky company on Thursday. It said…

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Anthony Joshua Slams Critics Of Passionate Black Lives Matter Protest Speech

Heavyweight world champion, Anthony Joshua has slammed the critics who accused him of being a racist following his attendance at a Black Lives Matter protest in Watford. The 30-year-old British-Nigerian boxer had attended the peaceful protest on Saturday where he read out a passionate speech on a microphone to the thousands in attendance. Anthony read out a speech that he confirmed at…

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Commends John Boyega After His Viral #BlackLivesMatter Protest Speech

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has reached out to Star Wars actor, John Boyega via social media after watching him deliver a stirring speech and standing up for what he believes in at the London ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest in Hyde Park yesterday. The award-winning acclaimed author says watching him speak at the rally broke her heart and made her cry in a…

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Watch John Boyega Deliver A Powerful Speech At London Black Lives Matter Rally

British-Nigerian actor, John Boyega has taken his views on the ill-treatment of black people around the world from social media to the streets as he joined thousands of demonstrators in London on Wednesday to protest against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, U.S last week. The Star Wars actor who walked with protesters from parliament to Hyde Park, delivered…

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