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Why Sacha, Viola, Leo and Kim Aren’t Posting Anything On Instagram Today

You won’t be hearing from Sacha Baron Cohen, Viola Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio or Kim Kardashian West on Instagram today. The celebrities are among thousands of people going silent for 24 hours to protest against the misinformation and hate speech allowed on the social media site and its parent company, Facebook. And while the freeze will only…

How to Join JamarzOnMarz’s Campaign to Stop Aussie Schools From Restricting Afro-Textured Hairstyles

This week, people everywhere have been marking World Afro Day – a special day endorsed by the United Nations Human Rights Office which celebrates people with natural Afro hair and aims to end discrimination against them. From actress and singer Tracee Ellis Ross….   View this post on Instagram   Heard it was #worldafroday today,…

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Eva Longoria Bastón and America Ferrera Launch Online Platform to Support and Empower Latinas

Eva Longoria Bastón and America Ferrera have joined forces with prominent Latina figures to launch a new digital lifestyle platform to support and empower their Latina sisters. It’s called She Se Puede – which translates to “she can” – and will cover everything from health to parenting, food, fashion and culture. “So when we say empowerment, we…

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Lewis Hamilton Dedicates Belgian GP Victory to Chadwick Boseman

Lewis Hamilton has honoured the late Chadwick Boseman after winning the Belgium Grand Prix on Sunday. The defending world champ who claimed his 89th career win and is closing in on Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record, posed in the Wakanda salute – made famous by Chadwick’s character in Black Panther – while standing on the victory podium….

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Naomi Osaka Pulls Out of Semi to Protest “Continued Genocide of Black People”

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has joined basketballers and baseballers across America who are boycotting their events to protest racial injustice and police brutality. The protests follow the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man who survived seven bullets from police in Kenosha, Wisconsin this week. Naomi, who was due to compete in the semi-final at the…

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Washington Mystics Wear T-Shirts with Seven Bullet Holes Painted on Them to Protest the Shooting of Jacob Blake

WNBA teams are joining others in sport in boycotting their matches and demanding justice for the countless Black lives lost at the hands of police brutality. All three games which were supposed to be played on Wednesday night in the U.S. have been postponed including the match between the Atlanta Dream and defending WNBA champion Washington…

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NBA Teams Boycott Playoffs to Protest Police Shooting of Jacob Blake

“Some things are bigger than basketball,” tweeted Alexander Lasry, Senior Vice-President of the Milwaukee Bucks moments after his players decided to boycott Game 5 of their playoff series against Orlando Magic. The team is demanding justice for Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot in the back seven times by a police officer in Kenosha this…

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Duckie Thot, Miranda Tapsell, Margot Robbie and More Join Forces for “Do More” Anti-Racism Campaign

There’s a video doing the rounds today featuring some of Australia’s most prominent athletes, artists and actors calling on every one of us to challenge racism and support First Nations people and people of colour. It’s part of the #DoMore campaign and features personal messages from culturally diverse Australians including NBA star Ben Simmons, actors Miranda…

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Dolly Parton Reminds World “White Asses” Aren’t the Only Ones that Matter

Dolly Parton has everyone talking today about a brilliant, in-depth interview she gave to Billboard where she discusses her support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The country music legend, businesswoman and philanthropist explains that although she hasn’t taken part in any BLM marches, she can get behind those who do: “I understand people having…

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Joan Smalls is Donating Half Her Salary to Organisations Fighting Racial Injustice

Joan Smalls has pledged to donate half her earnings for the remainder of 2020 to organisations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. The supermodel and activist has teamed up with marketing agency FlyteVu and digital agency Aardvark Brigade to re-launch the online donation platform Donate My Wage, making it easier for anyone to follow Joan’s lead…

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Ryan Reynolds Launches Initiative to Diversify Hollywood

There’s no denying there’s a diversity crisis in Hollywood and Ryan Reynolds wants to do something about it. The Deadpool actor has announced he’s launching an initiative to help train and mentor people from under-represented communities. In a video posted to his socials, Ryan explains that the program is called “The Group Effort” because “making a film…

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‘The Bold Type’ Star Aisha Dee Makes Powerful Statement About Need for Diversity Behind the Camera

There’s no doubt the hit Freeform drama The Bold Type is paving the way when it comes to representation on screen. From having a bi-racial lead character with her own complex story lines to sharing narratives about a lesbian Muslim woman and the transgender community, this show has it all. But off-screen, it’s another story…