Activism

Why my son must step into my husband’s activism shoes – Okei-Odumakin

One year after his death, late sociopolitical activist and ex-spokesman for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin’s wife and partner on the field of struggle, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, speaks to Punch on what life has been for the family, while also X-raying the polity. Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin who opened up about her late husband’s relationship with their children […]

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‘TikTok, Boom.’ Review: A Documentary Looks at How TikTok Is Changing the World

TikTok, the omnipresent video-based social-media app that launched five years ago, has always seemed a less serious, more frivolously youthquakey destination than a number of other online networking services — most obviously Facebook. Yet as Shalini Kantayya’s sprightly, informative documentary “TikTok, Boom.” makes clear, there are more levels to the TikTok phenomenon than there are […]

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‘Suburbia,’ Discovery Plus’ New Swedish Original, Skewers Scandi Consumerism

“Fitness advice, gig economy, binge watching Danish crime series, sustainability, sex when the kids watch cartoons, mobile bank ID, personal development 5:2 diet, anti-aging cream, Adobe updates, climate friendly travel, body activism,” Anders rants quietly to the camera, as he walks from his car to home in the equivalent of white picket fence Sweden at […]

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BBC Commissions Stacey Dooley Documentary ‘Two Daughters’ on Bibaa Henry, Nicole Smallman

The BBC have commissioned “Two Daughters,” a documentary fronted by Stacey Dooley about the murders of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman. The two women were reported missing on June 6, 2020 after they went to celebrate Bibaa’s birthday in a park. Their bodies were found the following day by Nicole’s boyfriend. Their mother, Mina Smallman […]

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Thich Nhat Hanh, influential Zen Buddhist monk, dead at 95

post on Nhat Hanh’s verified Twitter page attributed to The International Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism also confirmed the news, saying, “We invite our beloved global spiritual family to take a few moments to be still, to come back to our mindful breathing, as we together hold Thay in our hearts.” Born as Nguyen […]

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Five college students speak out: We’re fed up with campus ‘wokeness’

too scared to voice their true thoughts and feelings, often conform. They fear they will face ridicule or, worse, total exclusion via “cancel culture.” But a few brave students are fighting against the tide, including these five, who all come from different backgrounds but are united in their desire for a true liberal arts education, […]

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Maya Angelou to become first black woman to appear on quarter

said in a statement. The commemorative coin is the first of the American Women Quarters program, which features quarters honoring pioneering women in US history, the US Mint reported in a separate statement. Angelou’s quarter will still feature the traditional bust of George Washington on the “heads” side while the converse will pay tribute to […]

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How the songs I dedicated to Goodluck Jonathan and His Wife cost me my position – Onyeka Onwenu narrates

Veteran Nigerian entertainer, Onyeka Onwenu, has revealed how she got removed from her position at the National Centre for Women Development. During her recent interview on Channels TV, Onyeka discussed her involvement in politics and her impact so far. You may have heard the name Onyeka Onwenu as she has contributed to the country in […]

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Sidney Poitier Family Speaks Out Following Actor’s Death at 94: ‘His Faith in Humanity Never Faltered’

Sidney Poitier’s family remembered the Hollywood giant as a humanitarian, a leader and a devoted artist in a statement issued Friday evening, a day after his death at the age of 94. The actor, who became the first Black person to win the Oscar for lead actor with 1963’s “Lilies of the Field,” died at […]

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Betty White was a trailblazing animal rights activist

Betty White had a wild side. The legendary “Golden Girls” star — who died Friday at age 99 — was a pioneering animal rights activist devoted to saving endangered species and improving conditions at the Los Angeles Zoo. Betty White, who died Friday at age 99, was a pioneering animal rights activist.Photo by Ben Horton/WireImage […]

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Hollywood Pays Tribute to Betty White: ‘Our National Treasure’

Hollywood dignitaries, from Ryan Reynolds to Seth Meyers, took to social media on Friday to pay tribute to the late Betty White. White, the 99-year-old “Golden Girls” star, TV trailblazer and cultural icon whose legendary career spanned eight decades, died Thursday night at her home in Brentwood. White died just shy of what would have […]

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Thank you for being a friend: Betty White’s death sparks flood of emotion

Comedy legend Betty White died on Dec. 31 just weeks before her 100th birthday. The trailblazing “Golden Girls” and “Mary Tyler Moore Show” star shined for 80 years in the business, becoming a cultural icon in her 80s and 90s. Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Mike Lopez told The Post that officers responded to a […]

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Canadian police rule out ‘foul play’ in Pakistani activist death

Canadian police have ruled the death of a prominent Pakistani rights activist in the city of Toronto to be “non-criminal”, even as rights groups have called for a more thorough investigation into the incident. The body of Karima Mehtab Baloch, 37, was found by police on Monday after she had been reported missing a day […]

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After the White House, Donald Trump faces uncertain future and legal threats

President Donald Trump is leaving the White House but he is not going to fade away quietly. After failing in his legal efforts to overturn his Nov. 3 election loss to Democrat Joe Biden, who on Monday won the state-by-state Electoral College vote that formally determines the U.S. presidency, Trump will re-enter private life on […]

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Joe Biden picks Xavier Becerra to lead health and human services

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has selected Xavier Becerra, the Democratic attorney general of California, as his nominee for secretary of health and human services, tapping a former congressman who would be the first Latino to run the department as it battles the surging coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Becerra became Mr. Biden’s clear choice only over […]

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