Pregnancy is Miserable No Matter What You Are!

This picture is being reposted by women all over the world. Her expression says it all when she’s showing how most pregnant people everywhere feel at some point. The fact that she’s hairless also helps make the image funnier because we imagine the stretchy skin and misery as parts of pregnancy. I wonder if people tell her she’s glowing all of the time.

Michelle Obama’s Becoming is Barnes & Noble Fastest-selling Book of 2018.

Former first lady Michelle Obama’s memoir “Becoming” has become the fastest-selling book of 2018 at Barnes & Noble, surpassing the Trump administration tell-all “Fear: Trump in the White House” by veteran journalist Bob Woodward. In addition to being this year’s fastest seller, Barnes & Noble also announced that “Becoming” had the best first-week sales of any adult book since 2015’s “Go Set a Watchman,” the highly anticipated second novel from “To Kill A Mockingbird” author Harper Lee.

South Africa’ President Signs $266 Minimum Wage bill, 6 million to benefit.

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has signed a new minimum wage bill, local media portals in the country reported. Although signed, the new minimum wage of 3,700 rands (about $266) a month is expected to take effect on January 1, 2019.

5 Friends Who Were Bridesmaids In Each Other’s Weddings Are All Now U.S. State Senators.

Nothing beats you and your friends making strides and advancing in your careers together, and that’s exactly what these 5 women have done. Kerry Donovan, Tammy Story, Faith Winter, Jessie Danielson and Brittany Pettersen, “The Fab Five,” are all longtime friends, serving as bridesmaids in each other’s weddings, and now they’ve all been elected as state senators in Colorado.

Teenage girl’s underwear used as evidence in Irish rape trial prompting mass protests.

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Women across Ireland could go on strike over how rape trials are conducted after a jury was told a 17-year-old's underwear suggested consent, an Irish MP has revealed. The lawyer of a 27-year-old man who has been cleared of rape argued that the trial should consider whether the young woman's clothing and lace thong meant she had consented to sex.

Northernmost US city of Utqiagvik in Alaska begins 65 days of constant darkness after its shortest day of the year saw just 64 minutes of sunlight.

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Polar night has begun in the northernmost U.S. city of Utqiagvik, Alaska, which now faces 65 days of darkness. Utqiagvik, formerly named Barrow, saw only 64 minutes of sunlight on Sunday, and following sunset at 1.44pm, local time will not see the sun again until January 23, 2019, at 1.04pm.

13-year-old who penned letter about gun violence killed by stray bullet.

When she was in sixth grade, Sandra Parks wrote an award-winning essay about gun violence and crime in her hometown, Milwaukee. This week, two years after she described how “we are in a state of chaos,” she was fatally shot when someone outside fired a gun at her home and a stray bullet went into her bedroom.

Two legends. One Day. $9 million on the line.

Phil Mickelson won “The Match” on Friday, or perhaps we should say he survived it, finally outlasting Tiger Woods over 22 holes and eventually a chip-and-putt shootout to clinch a $9 million bounty and some bragging rights over his long-time rival.

The Funniest Wildlife Images of 2018.

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have announced its 30 finalists for the year 2018 which is usually determined by the standard of imagery and quality; the humour continues to improve from year to year with new animals that have not been represented. Entries for this year’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards have been whittled down to 41, with funny bears, owls and moose among the favourites. 

These new vitiligo and albino dolls for Black girls beautify diversity.

The quest for diversity inspired two women to team up and create a collection of dolls with facial and body features of African and Caribbean children to help encourage black girls to embrace their natural beauty. Caroline Hlahla, a Zimbabwean based in the UK, and Khulile Vilakazi-Ofosu, a South African, started the Sibahle Collection brand in 2017, and have since not looked back. In March 2018, the duo launched a line of albino dolls called Zuri Swahili name for “beautiful” to address discrimination and violence against those living with albinism, and for girls with albinism to have a doll they can relate to.

Africa’s first blind photographer Taiwo Lawal and how she gets the best shots.

She sets the tripod, checks the angles to ensure good balance. She then feels the buttons on the camera and looks into the lens. Camera. Ready. Action!, That is the normal work routine for the Nigerian woman, Taiwo Lawal, believed to be Africa’s first blind photographer who is showing the world that passion is stronger than obstacles.

Australian town's genius way of stopping rubbish from polluting rivers and streams goes viral.

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An Australian town's innovative rubbish filtering system is impressing people across the globe for its simple way of reducing river pollution. Two drainage nets were installed on a trial basis in Kwinana, 38km south of Perth, in an attempt to reduce waste seeping through the town's drainage system.

Florida man’s mugshot goes viral, draws a slew of ‘neck’ jokes.

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A Florida man was in the wrong neck of the woods Tuesday, and now he’s become a viral sensation. Charles Dion McDowell was arrested on charges of fleeing and eluding police, possession of meth, cocaine and other drug charges but it’s not the crime people are talking about.

Tiwa Savage featured on British Vogue’s list of female artists changing modern music.

While congrats are in order for yet another milestone for Tiwa, the feature was only made possible by the Chief Editor Edward Enninful, who celebrated his one-year anniversary with the release of the December issue. In this edition, Enninful brings his #newvogue campaign aimed at increasing diversity in the magazine’s pages to an end for the year.

Canada's first dollar bill to ever feature a black woman will go into circulation in this month.

Described as Canada’s Rosa Parks, Viola Desmond was arrested and jailed for sitting in the whites-only section of a local cinema in 1946 nearly a decade before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Alabama igniting the country’s civil rights movement.72 years after the event, Canada will put into circulation a $10 banknote featuring Viola Desmond’s portrait in November. She will be the first Canadian woman to be featured on a regularly circulating banknote and also the first black person to be on any dollar bill.

Dangerous dances that rocked Africa in the past year they could kill you!

The scores of dance trends that have evolved from Africa and gone global over the years have been numerous. Talk about the Azonto, the Alanta, the Suo and the sensual Kizomba dance, these dance crazes are supposed to be entertaining.But the recently introduced ones have been far from that as they tend to be rather bizarre and dangerous; containing moves that could be harmful.

Cops called on black student in lecture hall for placing feet on chair!

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Authorities from the University of Texas at San Antonio are investigating a viral video showing an African-American student being escorted out of a classroom by the police after a professor allegedly reported her for having her feet on a chair.“So this happened today in class, a girl had her feet up and the professor called the police after calling our class uncivil,” a Twitter user, who posted a video of the incident on Monday said, adding that the Biology professor Anita Moss had called the officers to escort the student out.

Nigerian Flora Nwapa was the first African woman to publish a novel and run a women’s publishing house.

In 1962, Heinemann Books, a publishing firm from the United Kingdom set up a branch in Africa to publish African writers and give them international exposure. The project, known as the African Writers Series, went on to have a massive impact on the development of African literature.

Outrage as 13-year-old Thai boxer dies in ring.

Thais have reacted with shock and anger after a 13-year-old boxer died during a charity bout, reviving calls for a ban on fights between children in the brutal Muay Thai martial art.

23 Year Old Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski is World’s Next Einstein,According to Harvard University.

One of the world’s respected universities, Harvard University believes the world’s next Einstein is among us and she’s a millennial. At age 23, Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski is as of now a standout amongst the most notable and achieved physicists in the U.S.The Cuban-American Chicago local graduated on from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in only three years with a 5.0-grade point average, the most elevated conceivable, and is at present a PhD hopeful at Harvard with full scholastic opportunity which means she can seek after her own examination all alone terms without staff impedance.

Desmond Blair Paints Amazing Masterpieces, But People Don’t Believe Him When They See His Hands.

We’ve heard quite a lots of stories about people overcoming their ordeals and seemingly unpalatable circumstances, creating something amazing out of it. Desmond Blair’s story might be one of the most colourful ones we’ve heard in recent times.

Chinese City to Launch Artificial Moon to Replace Streetlights.

The ambitious project was announced at a national mass innovation and entrepreneurship event held in Chengdu, a city of 14 million people in China’s southwestern province of Sichuan. Wu Chunfeng, the chairman of the private space contractor Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co (Casc) revealed plans to launch an illumination satellite referred to as an ‘artificial moon’ that would be eight times as bright as Earth’s natural satellite and capable of an area with a diameter of 10-80 kilometres.

Michael D Higgins has been sworn in for a second term as President of Ireland.

MICHAEL D HIGGINS has been sworn in to begin his second term as President of Ireland in a ceremony this evening at Dublin Castle. The Presidential Standard was raised simultaneously at the castle and at Áras an Uachtaráin to mark Higgins entering the office. He was sworn in by Chief Justice Frank Clarke before signing the Declaration of Office at St Patrick’s Hall.

Google Doodle celebrates Christy Essien-Igbokwe’s 58th posthumous birthday.

Google on celebrated Nigeria's Lady of Songs, Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe on her 58th posthumous birthday. A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages that commemorate holidays, events, achievements and people.“Born in Akwa Ibom State on this day in 1960, Christy Essien-Igbokwe was an actress and singer known as “Nigeria’s Lady of Songs.”

Alexander Amosu, The Nigerian Man Who Designed World’s Most Expensive Suit.

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It’s a rather curious move for one to be an opening shop and not be intending to sell. But that is basically what Mr Alexander Amosu, erudite businessman and designer of some of the world’s most expensive luxury products is about doing. He is launching the Alexander Amosu line of luxury products in Nigeria without the primary intention of selling them or making a profit.

3 Black Child Prodigies ‘Under 14’ Who Have Attained First Degree Honours.

The common reaction they receive is shock or disbelief. This is because in most countries it is uncommon to see people under 14 going to college. But for these child prodigies, breaking the educational status quo is their stock-in-trade. While their peers are still learning their timetables, they have gone ahead to achieve the unthinkable. Here are 3 black children who have joined an elite list of young scholars around the world.

Africa’s biggest female bosses leading male-dominated industries.

For African women, history shows that it took a very long time for them to enjoy basic human rights. Women and children are regarded as the weaker sex who suffer the most in society. Through the fight for equality and provision of human rights and privileges to women in society, they have proven that they are a force to reckon with and a set back is no reason not to rise as fast they can.

African leaders with the lowest salaries.

Isaias Afwerki: The Eritrean leader is one of the lowest paid African leaders, earning a monthly salary of US$500, as of 2017. Two years prior, there were reports that he earned on average less than US$ 400 a month, making less than what some mining companies that had set up in his own doorstep and their workers make.

Interesting facts about the Great Walls of Benin in Nigeria, one of the world’s largest man-made earth structures.

It may not be as famous as the Great Wall of China, but it was at one time in history the largest man-made structure in the world. Constructed over a period of 600 years, the Great Walls of Benin was located at the southern border of the defunct Benin Kingdom, which was one of the oldest and most highly developed states in West Africa.

This is why people are putting their ‘I voted’ stickers on Susan B Anthony’s grave.

Millions of voters who cast their ballots in the midterm elections spent the rest of the day proudly wearing their “I voted“ stickers.

African pastors ‘reaching for the heavens’ with their private jets.

Though Africa is largely seen as the poorest continent, it is, however, home to quite a considerable number of multimillionaires and billionaires and collating a list of these “well-to-do” personalities can never be complete without including the “men of God”.

Joy as single mom of five passes bar exam after gracefully graduating law school.

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The mother of five children who wowed everyone in May after photos of her graduation went viral has just passed her bar exam to the joy of many. Being a single mother and working towards a professional degree is challenging, but the 33-year-old, Ieshia Champs, who has beaten the odds learned on Monday that she had passed the exam, expressing her excitement on Facebook.“God, you did that! Ieshia N. Champs, Esq.

Tanzanian woman made a fortune as a miner by disguising herself as a man.

Pili Hussein was 31 when she ran away from her abusive husband in the late 1980s in search of work. Growing up in a large family in Tanzania, Hussein was one of 388 children of a livestock keeper who had many large farms and six wives

Michelle reveals the biggest secret of the Obamas.

The Obamas have opened up about what many would describe as their biggest secret having to go through in vitro fertilization to conceive their two daughters. The two resorted to IVF after the former First Lady, Michelle Obama was left feeling “lost and alone” following a miscarriage 20 years ago.“We were trying to get pregnant and it wasn’t going well.”

Diagnosed with HIV as a pregnant teen, Livey Van Wyk beat the odds to become Namibia’s youngest mayor.

Jo-Ann Livey Van Wyk was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 17 while she was still at school, and this naturally changed her life forever.“It all started out as being an innocent young child at school, and then I fell pregnant. I was 5 months pregnant at the time when I received a phone call from the doctor saying I needed to come in immediately.

How African courts glorify colonialism with wigs and gowns.

The tradition of wearing horsehair wigs, perukes, ‘a term derived from the French word perruque (weaving wig)’ and gowns by the judiciary predates the 15th Century. In the 14th Century, during the reign of King Edward III, the accepted costume for nobles who appeared before the Court of the king was the robe.

There are 19 new judges in Texas, and they’re all black women.

The 2018 midterm election has sparked debates about the impact of voting and the role of African Americans in American society. Some may say that the current administration perpetuates division and hate and that now more than ever, blacks need to have their voices heard not just by protesting or using tools like social media, although that is a start.

This is what a Nigerian traditional ruler told Prince Charles about stolen artefacts by Britain.

The colonisation of Africa by European nations did not only rid Africa of its people and dignity but also traditional and cultural symbols and artefacts which have been kept in European museums like trophies.

Midterm elections: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes the youngest woman ever elected to Congress - and people are ecstatic.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has just made history by becoming the youngest woman elected to the US House of Representatives and people are thrilled. The 29-year-old political newcomer shot to fame earlier this year when she unexpectedly defeated ten-term representative Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th district. It was one of the biggest upheavals in the city’s political history.

People are leaving heart-warming messages and money on London ambulances to say thank you.

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Anonymous notes and gifts have been left on ambulances, telling paramedics “you are awesome” along with £10 to spend on coffee and doughnuts.

Good dog' who accidentally shot his owner in the chest has been forgiven.

A man has survived after one of his dogs accidentally shot him in the chest. Tex Gillian, 74, was left with broken ribs (three), an injured lung and a broken collarbone after his dog Charlie accidentally pressed down on his gun and shot the man. According to Gillian, he was packing up his truck with his gun and three dogs Charlie, Scooter and Cowboy.

Pakistani Christian woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy, freed from jail.

PAKISTANI CHRISTIAN WOMAN Asia Bibi, who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy, has been freed from jail, her lawyer said. The country’s highest court last week overturned Bibi’s conviction and ordered her release, but she had remained incarcerated as the government agreed to allow a review following Islamist protests over the bitterly divisive case.

Concern for brother and sister who have gone missing in Dublin.

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GARDAÍ ARE SEEKING the public’s assistance in finding a sister and brother who have gone missing in Dublin. Leanne Wilson (17) and Dean Wilson (14) are missing from the Dublin 8 area.

You don't want to miss this!The Northern Lights Will Be Visible in Parts of the US,UK and Scotland.

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People in certain areas of the United States may be able to see the aurora borealis, due to a geomagnetic storm warning issued by the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC). The agency predicts that the stars, also known as the northern lights, will be visible in Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and northern Maine from 4 to 7 p.m. EST and then again from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Putting the "good" in goodbye!When His Parents Told Him It Was Time to Go, This Toddler Gave Every Stranger a Goodbye Hug.

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Most kids throw temper tantrums when they have to do something they don’t want to, like leave a super fun concert. But that’s not the case for Jude Sasfy, the adorable toddler who’s going viral on Twitter for his unique exit strategy, a.k.a. a hug for every person nearby. And no, he didn’t know a single one of them.“His parents told him ‘it’s time to go bye-bye’, so he gave every stranger a hug,” captioned Twitter user @_SJPeace_, who posted the video.

Every Parent Will Relate to Video of a Girl Giving Her Dad the Hand.

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A video of a girl giving her dad the hand went viral on Twitter Tuesday night when Ellie Delgado was captured on camera brushing off a man at a GOP watch party for Dan Crenshaw on Election Day. Clearly offended, the 17-year-old throws up her hand and storms off, leaving Twitter users to wonder: Who was the mystery man and what did he say?. Posted late Tuesday night by user @gina_lolz, the video was captioned, “TWITTER please find this girl I have to know what that guy said to her.” Of course, Twitter had a lot of thoughts as to what the man said that was so deserving of the hand.

A Flight Attendant Breastfed a Passenger’s Crying Baby Mid-Flight.

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When a breastfeeding passenger ran out of formula for her baby during a flight on Tuesday, Patrisha Organo, a flight attendant for Philippine Airlines, stepped in. With the help of supervisor Sheryl Villaflor, the 24-year-old escorted the mother and child to the plane’s galley, where she breastfed the infant with her own milk.“I heard an infant’s cry, a cry that will make you want to do anything to help,” Organo, who was on-board to get qualified as a Cabin Crew Evaluator, wrote in a Facebook post early Wednesday morning.

African immigrants who have risen above the odds to win U.S. midterms.

The American dream has been a mission for many and it was almost cut short, thanks to policies instituted under President Donald Trump’s government. But even so, many of African descent have had to face many challenges including racism and Islamophobia to fulfil their dreams, including representing people from their states and neighbourhoods in the Senate and the Congress.

Jaja Wachuku, the Nigerian prince and statesman who saved Nelson Mandela from death penalty.

Talk about eminent political leaders in Nigeria and Jaja Wachuku’s name comes at the top of the list. His significant mark in political history has made him an epitome of Statesmanship that has not gone unrecognised. However, much is not known about the role he played in saving the life of Nelson Mandela during the Rivonia Trial.

Lenora Fulani is the first black female candidate to run for president in U.S. history.

The seat of the President of the United States of America is a very coveted one and the requirements for someone to be able to qualify as a candidate are quite enormous.

Higher unemployment rate for African migrants in Ireland.

The ESRI report found that 16% of Africans living here are out of work
African nationals living in Ireland have a higher unemployment rate than other migrants and Irish people. The new study from the Economic and Social Research Institute has examined how well migrants are settling in the country.

First two Muslim women elected to US Congress.

US voters have elected two Muslim women, both Democrats, to Congress, marking a historic first in a country where anti-Muslim rhetoric has been on the rise, American networks reported. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, won a House seat in a heavily-Democratic district in the Midwestern state of Minnesota, where she will succeed Keith Ellison, himself the first Muslim elected to Congress.

Mother in court for buying abortion pills for daughter.

A Northern Ireland schoolgirl whose mother is facing prosecution for buying her abortion pills was taken from a classroom by police officers and spoken to about the alleged crime without her parents being present, a court has heard. A barrister for the mother outlined the circumstances of the case as she urged judges to rule that her looming prosecution is in contravention of human rights laws.

This Squirrel-Hiding Toy Is A Favorite Of Thousands Of Dogs.

This hide-a-squirrel dog toy might be the best investment you ever make for your furry, slobbery BFF. The plush toy features a log with three to six squeaky squirrels so you can stuff 'em all inside and leave your dog to sniff out and "hunt" the squirrels.

7-Year-Old Girl Whose Harrowing Photo Drew Attention To Yemen's Famine Has Died Of Malnutrition.

A 7-year-old girl whose harrowing photo came to symbolize the plight of civilians in Yemen’s civil war has become the latest victim of the long-running conflict. The haunting image, taken by the New York Times, of an emaciated Amal Hussain, was shared around the world last week, drawing attention to one of the most brutal and often overlooked conflicts in the world. Amal whose name means “hope” in Arabic died in a refugee camp, four miles from a hospital, on Oct. 26, her mother said.

Suicides among Japanese young people hit 30-year high.

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Child suicides in Japan are the highest they have been in more than three decades, the country's education ministry says. In the fiscal year 2016/7 up to March, 250 children from elementary to high school age were recorded as having taken their own lives. The number is five more than last year, and the highest it has been since 1986.

Woman who spent £16m in Harrods arrested.

A woman who spent £16m at Harrods and became the subject of the UK's first Unexplained Wealth Order has been arrested and faces extradition. Zamira Hajiyeva, 55, is the wife of an ex-state banker who is serving a 15-year prison sentence for embezzlement in their home country of Azerbaijan.

Knife crime: What happened to Michael?

In November 2017, 16-year-old Jamar Jonas's brother Michael was stabbed to death in Betts Park, Penge, in south London. Nobody has been convicted of the 17-year-old's murder."I'll never forget the moment I found out what had happened to Michael.I'm playing on my PlayStation 4, driving one of my favourite cars, when my mum comes in from work.'

A brother. A knife. A life remembered.

Jhemar's brother Michael was stabbed to death in London last year. This, in his own words, is his story it's one we should listen to. In November 2017, Michael was killed in Betts Park, Penge, on the outskirts of South London. Nobody has been convicted of his murder. Michael had struggled with anger in the past, and he and Jhemar hadn’t seen each other for a while.

White ‘born again African’ theater director at the center of controversy for receiving funding meant for people of colour.

That Anthony 'Ekundayo' Lennon thing: can... can we as a white creative collective entity please learn already that we are not entitled to dominate *every single space*, and certainly not by literally stealing space intended to redress the racial imbalance. Others recognised the work Anthony has done for BAME actors and his involvement with the Talawa Theatre company but argue that his decision to identify as black is cultural appropriation, and wrong.

Woman hilariously hand models her cousin's engagement ring in viral proposal photo.

Good friends will always be there and will drop everything to be by your side even in the most crucial situations. One Australian best friend duo found themselves in such a situation when one of them was suddenly proposed to. The proposal, magical as it was, was cast into jeopardy when the new fiancé realised her hands were not up to being photographed for the big social media reveal. Thankfully, her friend was there to lend a hand quite literally in this case. A real friend is one who will drop everything to hand model your engagement ring when a surprise proposal catches you without a proper manicure.

Photo of a Man Rocking a Woman’s Baby Has a Secret, Tender Story Wow!

you may have seen this viral photo making the rounds on Facebook: an older white man rocks a baby while a black woman fills out paperwork in the waiting room of a doctor’s office. But, the story behind the photo is even better than the photo itself. Earlier this week, numerous outlets revealed that the person who snapped the photo Natasha Crittenden Wilson was a stranger to the two people in the photo. Here’s what happened.