Last night boxer Anthony Joshua knocked out his opponent Alexander Povetkin and defended his WBA-IBF-WBO world heavyweight championship. In a 12 round match in a sold out Wembley stadium, Povetkin proved to be a challenging match for AJ. In the first round Povetkin even gave Anthony a blow to his face which resulted in a bloody nose. But Anthony remained cool, calm and collective, giving the fans a match worth watching.
I know Halima Aden as a fashion model. The first to ever grace the cover of fashion magazines wearing her hijab with pride. But just like any human being there is more than meets the eye. Halima Aden, a black muslim Somali-American from Kenya. (Talk about diversity!)
Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as her idol Serena Williams angrily exploded, calling the chair umpire in the US Open final ‘a thief’. Umpire Carlos Ramos accused Serena of receiving coaching from her box, the tantrum later resulted in a $17,000 fine.
Kofi Annan, the first black African to lead the United Nations, has died at age 80. Mr Annan died in the early hours of Saturday in Switzerland after a short illness, according to a statement issued by his family. The Nobel Peace Laureate was the seventh Secretary-General of the UN from January 1997 to December 2006, and became the first black African man to take on the top job as the world’s top diplomat.
The United Nations Migration Agency, the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation confirmed his death in a tweet, saying:
A life well lived. A life worth celebrating.
— IOM – UN Migration (@UNmigration) August 18, 2018
Wherever there was suffering or need, he reached out and touched many people with his deep compassion and empathy