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Noah Harris, Harvard Elects Black Man As Student Body President For First Time In 3 Centuries
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Noah Harris, Harvard Elects Black Man As Student Body President For First Time In 3 Centuries

For it to come in a year of so many racial injustices with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and people who were taken from our communities, it makes it that much more of a statement,’ says Noah Harris. Harvard University has for the first time in the school’s three-century history elected a black man as the president of its student body. Noah Harris, 20, is a junior in Dunster House and is majoring in government studies. Mr Harris told CBS Boston that he does not shy away from his identity of being a Black man from Mississippi. “It was a historic election and for it to come in a year of so many racial injustices with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and people who were taken from our communities, it makes it that much more of a statement on the part ...
Lewis Hamilton calls for justice for Breonna Taylor after winning Tuscan GP
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Lewis Hamilton calls for justice for Breonna Taylor after winning Tuscan GP

Formula one driver, Lewis Hamilton on Sunday September 13, brought the 'Black Lives matter' movement to the forefront of Formula One as he wore a t-shirt of Breonna Taylor, a young woman who was tragically killed by police. Breonna, 26, died in March after being shot by police officers several times when they entered her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. On Sunday, Hamilton, 35, won the Formula One Tuscan GP but acknowledged the Black Lives Matter movement before celebrating his win. As he collected his trophy from the podium, Lewis made the black power salute wearing a t-shirt which read: ‘Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor,’ on the front and had a portrait of the young woman’s face on the back with the slogan ‘Say Her Name’. He also 'took the knee'before the r...
Beyoncé Writes Open Letter to Attorney General Daniel Cameron to Demand ‘swift’ Justice for Breonna Taylor
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Beyoncé Writes Open Letter to Attorney General Daniel Cameron to Demand ‘swift’ Justice for Breonna Taylor

Beyoncé has written an open letter to Kentucky’s Attorney General Daniel Cameron, urging him to use his power to bring criminal charges against the officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor in her home. Breonna, a 26-year-old African-American emergency medical technician, was shot dead by Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) officers on March 13, 2020. Three officers executing a no-knock search warrant entered Breonna's apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. Gunfire was exchanged between Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker and the officers. Walker said he believed that the officers were intruders. The LMPD officers fired over twenty shots and Breonna Taylor was hit 8 times. She died in her hallway. Breonna's death has angered a lot of people and there have been calls for just...
Beyoncé Supports Black Lives Matter, Demands Justice For George Floyd
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Beyoncé Supports Black Lives Matter, Demands Justice For George Floyd

American Songstress Beyoncé is one of several celebrities using their social media platforms to demand change in the wake of Floyd’s death in Minneapolis last week, asking her fans to take action after Floyd’s death. The Grammy-winning artist, in a video posted on Instagram, said: “We’re broken and we’re disgusted,” she says in a video posted on Instagram. “We cannot normalize this pain. I’m not only speaking to people of color. If you’re white, black, brown and anything in between, I’m sure you feel hopeless by the racism going on in America right now.” She touched on how race and gender played a part in music corporations overlooking some talented candidates. She also opened up on the sexism in the music industry during YouTube’s “Dear Class of 2020” virtual graduation on Sa...
Kanye West Joins Black Lives Matter Protest In Chicago
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Kanye West Joins Black Lives Matter Protest In Chicago

After donating $2 million to support the families and legal teams for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, Kanye West joined Black Lives Matter protest in Chicago. Later, the Bound 2 rapper shared photos and a video of him from the protest on his Instagram handle. In the photos, Kanye could be seen sporting black face mask and hoodie. He captioned one of the posts as “I matter. #kanyewest.” Kanye wrote “For the people. For us. #kanyewest.” Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian have actively been supporting a number of people connected with the Black Lives Matter protests. Earlier, Kanye announced $2 million to help George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor’s families amid world-wide protests against racial injustice.
Kanye West Tops the List of the World’s Highest-paid Musicians in 2020 after raking in $170M in Just one Year
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Kanye West Tops the List of the World’s Highest-paid Musicians in 2020 after raking in $170M in Just one Year

Forbes has released the 2020 edition of its annual Celebrity 100 list and revealed Kanye West as the world's highest-paid musician, as well as the second-highest-paid celebrity overall. The billionaire rapper, 42,  who made $170 million in 2020 ranks at number two, behind sister-in-law Kylie Jenner, whose billionaire status was invoked after she was accused faking her way to her billionaire status over claims inflated her personal wealth and forged her tax returns. According to the magazine, West is now officially worth $1.3 billion. But months ago Kanye slammed Forbes because he was left unhappy with their research and findings - stating that he believes his net worth to be around $3.3 billion and not the $1.26 billion they estimated at that time. 'It's not a billion,' West a...
Kanye West donates $2million, sets up college fund for George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter
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Kanye West donates $2million, sets up college fund for George Floyd’s six-year-old daughter

Kanye West has donated $2 million to support the grieving families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbrery, and Breonna Taylor following their deaths. The 42-year-old billionaire rapper, who has stayed silent on social media amid the ongoing protests over George Floyd's death also set up a college fund to cover the tuition for Floyd's six-year-old daughter, Gianna Floyd. A representative confirmed Kanye West's enormous contribution to CNN, adding that Kanye also offered to cover the legal fees for the families of Arbery and Taylor, and promised to financially support Black-owned businesses in his hometown of Chicago. The donations come after critics on Twitter questioned the rapper for remaining silent over the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of George Floyd's killing and the ...
Gladbach striker Thuram takes a knee after scoring in Bundesliga amid ongoing protests in U.S.
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Gladbach striker Thuram takes a knee after scoring in Bundesliga amid ongoing protests in U.S.

The Borussia Monchengladbach forward offered his support following his goal amid demonstrations against racism and police brutality in America  Marcus Thuram offered his support amid the ongoing protests in the United States as the Borussia Monchengladbach striker got down on one knee in a nod to the fight against police brutality and racism. The U.S. has seen protests spark across the country in the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in Minneapolis and Louisville, respectively. Both Floyd and Taylor, who were African-American, were killed by police, becoming the latest deaths in a country that has seen a number of similar incidents in recent years. In addition to the killings of Floyd and Taylor, America is also reeling from the death of Ahmaud Arbery, ...