On Wednesday March 14th politician Marielle Franco was gunned down along with her chauffeur.
Marielle Franco was a hero in her country Brazil. A symbol for the fight against racism, sexism, homophobia and even police terror. Always standing up for equal rights. In fact, hours before she got murdered she was speaking on an event about the position of black women.
It seems so in The Netherlands. For the municipal council elections, political parties are running the last leg of the race. Vote is to be made this upcoming Wednesday. To encourage citizens to vote, each political party is allotted an X amount of airtime for a campaign ads on national television. This airtime is on the taxpayer’s dime. The infamous PVV however dropped a proverbial bomb last week with a television campaign ad that is shocking to say the least.
This week AfroPunk Paris announced its headliners. Main attraction Wizkid, SZA, D’Angelo and Damian Marley are all set to perform at this year’s festival which are being held on the weekend of 14 and 15 July.
Rungano Nyoni won the BAFTA award for best Outstanding Debut for the movie I Am Not a Witch. A film about a young girl, Shula, being accused and found guilty of witch crafting. Shula is forced to make a decision about her life. Either she accepts her verdict or fights for her freedom.
As Rungano stood on stage speechless with a BAFTA in her hands. She started to thank the
If you haven’t heard about the release of Black Panther, you must have been living under a stone. But the most anticipated movie of the year is living up to it’s name and smashing records all over the world.
Who runs the Olymics: Maé Bérénice Méité. Maé Bérénice Méité, a figure skater representing France at the Winter Olympics performed her set to a couple of Beyonce classics and went viral with her performance.
The name Akwasi Frimpong might not directly sound familiar. But he is the epitome of the strong shall persevere. Akwasi is the only Ghanaian participating currently at the Winter Olympics which are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.