Hero paved way for black ballerinas by refusing to pose as a white woman for dance roles.

There are many unsung heroes in black history whose stories continue to be sidelined because of slavery, race and politics. Day in and out, history uncovers new details around these topics to help highlight significant figures who went through many hurdles to pave ways for black people in various fields.

Baby Jesus statue 'cries tears of blood' and locals think it's message from God.

An unnamed priest in Tambuco said that representatives of the Catholic Church will investigate the claims to make sure that no one is taking advantage of devotees.

Drinking tea and coffee too hot doubles cancer risk.

Drinking piping hot tea or coffee could almost double the risk of developing cancer of the oesophagus, warns new research. Scalding water damages the lining of the mouth and throat which can fuel tumours, say, scientists. A study of more than 50,000 people found those who drank their cuppa at a temperature of 60 C (140 F) were 90% more likely to be struck down. This rose to 2.4 times among those who regularly drank it at 75 C (167F).

Kenya set to build $2 billion mega city with China’s money.

Plans are underway to build a Megacity in the outskirts of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, at an estimated cost of Sh200 billion (2 billion U.S. dollars), a Chinese real estate group has said. The group, Beijing Dame Investment Company, said the city, dubbed the ‘Friendship city’ will be modelled along with the mega Chinese parks that comprise homes, factories and amenities like schools, hospitals, and shopping malls all in one location, reports Business Daily. The construction of the city will begin before the end of this year and will be sited on about 1,200 acres of land in Athi River area, said Bobby Kamani, managing director of Zuri Group Global, a Kenyan firm that is partnering the Chinese group for the project. Kamani said the “Friendship city” could potentially create 150,000 jobs directly and 500,000 jobs indirectly.“There exists the potential of direct employment of 150,000 people whilst indirectly employing close to 500,000 people, thus impacting over 2,000,000 lives,” Jiangnan Bao, the director of the Beijing-based Dame Investment Company said in the project documents cited by Business Daily.
The Friendship City will have the status of a Special Economic Zone with a township and five separate functional parks within the property, the project documents further disclosed. The project will also lead to an initial foreign direct investment into Kenya of about 200 billion shillings (2 billion U.S. dollars), with a potential of up to 7.5 billion dollars by the time the entire development is complete. Investors will also enjoy tax breaks in line with Kenya’s policy of special economic zones (SEZs).“The major selling point of SEZs in Kenya is the tax shields offered within the confines of an SEZ. Particularly, from a tax perspective, SEZs are considered to be outside the customs territory of Kenya, thereby operating within a jurisdictional bubble that shields investors from taxes and similar regulatory hurdles that directly or indirectly impede trade,” Bao said. Kenya has, in recent years, been seeking partnerships with private firms to develop housing units as its middle class grows with its attendant housing needs. Thousands of acres of agricultural land have so far been turned into satellite cities such as Konza, Tbilisi, Tatu City and Northlands for people who require decent housing. Local media reports that Chinese companies have been the lead contractors in those developments across the country. China describes itself as the friend of Africa as it strategically offers a helping hand in the infrastructural development of the continent while it positions itself as a global superpower. The Asian country has won the hearts of many African leaders and continental bodies with its several generous projects that have raised eyebrows among the international community and cynics who claim China’s interest in the continent is to overburden countries with debts to enable neo-colonisation. Among others, China built the $200 million African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2012 at no cost to the continental body. China recently offered $6 million to Ethiopia to launch its first satellite into space in September 2019. It will also provide training before the launch of the satellite which will be done from China. Senegal opened the world’s largest museum of black civilization on December 6 in the capital, Dakar, after 52 years of waiting due to lack of funding. China donated $34.6 million for the dream of the country’s first president, Leopold Sedar Senghor, to come into fruition. In recent years, China has made huge investments in Kenya, such as the new railway linking Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, to the coast. At a recent China-Africa summit, Kenyan President Kenyatta expressed his appreciation to China for its “commitment in supporting Kenya’s development goals.”Kenyans have, however, often raised concerns about China’s footprint across the country. Many have blamed China for stealing local jobs, adding that Chinese investment brings racism and racial discrimination, and could saddle the country with uncontrollable debt. Last year, Kenya announced that it will introduce Chinese as a subject in schools, amid complaints and criticisms across the country. Mixed feelings have also been expressed on the soon-to-be-constructed ‘Friendship city.’ Here are some reactions:
Joshua Odongo Onono@joshuaoonono
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We are doomed
9:13 AM - Mar 22, 2019
Lawrence Irungu@LawrenceIrung14
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I think they are building there headquarters
7:50 AM - Mar 22, 2019
Paul Wall™@paulmgee
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And that is how they will own kenya bit by bit... This China business is getting out of hand
7:28 AM - Mar 22, 2019

University student who has one-in-a-million 'Sleeping Beauty Syndrome' naps up to THREE WEEKS at a time.

Rhoda Rodriguez-Diaz, 21, from Leicester (above) has 'sleeping Beauty syndrome' and can sleep for up to 22 hours a day. She only wakes in a dream-like trance to eat junk food, drink and go to the toilet
A university student has told how she suffers from a rare syndrome which means she sleeps for weeks at a time and even napped through her exams. Rhoda Rodriguez-Diaz, 21, from Leicester, has 'Sleeping Beauty syndrome' and can nap for up 22 hours a day, only waking in a dream-like trance to eat junk food, drink and go to the toilet. At its worst, her sleeping episodes can last three weeks, and it meant she failed the second year of university after she slept through her crucial end-of-year exams.

You can now buy an Easter egg with a whole bottle of unicorn gin inside it.

As an adult, Easter is still just as exciting as ever, because honestly who doesn't enjoy receiving a little chocolate? But you know what would make that chocolate even better? If it came with an entire bottle of gin. Thankfully, this is something that does actually exist and gin fans can get their hands on it right now.

Jamaican became the youngest and first black pilot to fly solo around the world.

When Barrington Irving began seeking sponsorship in 2003 towards his round-the-world trip, he was initially turned down by more than 50 different sponsors. With just a little over 600 hours of flight experience, many thought that Irving was too young and inexperienced with the mission he sought to achieve. Eventually, sponsors came on board and donated money and aircraft parts, according to a report on The New York Times.

Next generation of Black Girl Magic on Teen Vogue.

In 2018, there was a new wave of African women taking over the covers of top global magazines and opening up the entertainment industry to more diversity. While the trend continues in 2019, the younger generation has taken a cue and is now serving as the next generation of “black girl magic”.On March 20, 2019, Hollywood’s youngest executive producer, Marsai Martins, and Britain’s fast-rising actress, Nico Parker, broke the internet as they were outdoors the latest cover stars for Teen Vogue Magazine’s March to April edition.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Thanks China for Hydropower Dam Funding.

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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Thursday commissioned a Chinese-built hydropower dam which is expected to boost Uganda’s electricity generation capacity. The 183MW Isimba Dam now brings the East African country’s national electricity generation to 1,167MW from the current 984MW.

The EU has voted to end daylight savings in two years.

MEPs have voted to scrap the practice of moving clocks forward by an hour in spring then back again in the autumn. From April 2021, member states will have a choice with regards to the time system they'll adapt. Essentially, the proposal states that these time changes should be abolished in 2021 and it is up to the member states to choose between winter or summer time zones they can keep the current summertime system or scrap the twice-yearly clock changes.

What you should (and shouldn't) do if you see someone having a seizure.

41 per cent of Irish people still believes you should put something in a person's mouth if you see them having a seizure. You shouldn't though, because contrary to popular belief, it won't actually help.

Man gets circumcised in hospital after being mistaken for another patient.

A man was circumcised in hospital after being mistaken for another patient
A man was circumcised in a hospital in the UK after he was mistaken for another patient. He was supposed to be having a bladder inspection. The incident happened last September at the University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trust, and it is believed that his notes were mixed up with someone else's.

15-year-old dies after being hit by train while taking a selfie .

15-year-old girl dies after being hit by train while taking a selfie on tracks
Karina Baymukhambetova was killed instantly this weekend when she was struck by a freight-train in Orsk, Russia. An unnamed boy thought to be a relative was with her at the time. He managed to jump to safety as Baymukhambetova was hit. Local media East2west reports that the train driver tried to slow down and alert the girl.

Mum-of-five donates her uterus to couple experiencing infertility.

April Lane, a mother of five, donated her uterus to a couple experiencing fertility issues because she wanted to give another woman a chance to carry a baby as she did. The 39-year-old mother struggled at first herself to conceive and adopted her first child before successfully falling pregnant with her other children.

Australia's new law bans anyone with domestic violence charges from entering the country.

Australia's new law bans anyone with domestic violence charges from entering the country
The law came into effect late last month on February 28 and stops anyone with a domestic violence charge against a spouse or a child from moving to Australia. The ban applies to everyone regardless of where they are coming from, where the crime was committed or what sentence they were given at the time that they were charged.

Women who wear make-up to work get paid more.

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The moment I wake up before I put on my make-up...... I say a little prayer that Monday morning will not swallow me whole. I run for the bus, and once onboard complete a rigorous mental ‘how many f*cks do I give today’ evaluation. I groggily take in my surroundings and see half-awake fellow public transport heroes, reading, gripping coffee for dear life, and applying make-up.

Basejumper leaps from the world's highest waterfall.

Helmet-camera footage shows the moment a daredevil base jumper leaps off the edge of the world's highest waterfall. Pawel Jankowski, from Poland, jumped off the edge of Angel Falls in Venezuela, which is the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 3,212 feet. The eye-watering video from his helmet shows him leaping off the rocky cliff and free-falling into the air, showing the steep rock face.

Granny who walked miles to donate ,gifted new house and $1,000 monthly allowance.

A 71-year-old Zimbabwean woman who walked 17km to donate clothing and kitchen utensils to victims of Cyclone Idai has just been promised what might be her best gift ever. Zimbabwean billionaire and telecommunications magnate Strive Masiyiwa has pledged to build a home and pay a $1000 lifetime monthly allowance to the elderly woman from Harare who walked from Mbare to Highlands to donate to survivors even though she does not have much.

British Airways flight was supposed to go to Germany but It went to Scotland.

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Passengers on a British Airways flight from London's City Airport to Dusseldorf in Germany were met with a surprise Monday morning when their plane touched down Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. The travel error happened because of an incorrectly filed flight plan, leading both the pilot and cabin crew to believe the flight was bound for Edinburgh. The flight was operated by German leasing company WDL Aviation on behalf of the British Airways subsidiary airline BA CityFlyer. The incorrect flight plan was filed at WDL Aviation's offices in Germany. After landing in Edinburgh, the plane took off a second time for Dusseldorf. Piotr Pomienski, a student at Imperial College London, told CNN his girlfriend Zsófia Szabó was on the plane that landed in Edinburgh by mistake. "I saw on Flightradar that the flight was flying north instead of south, but I assumed it was a system error of some sort. That is until she wrote to me that they're in Edinburgh."Szabó told CNN she realized something wasn't right when she saw mountains outside the plane, instead of the "usual German industrial landscape.""When we started descending and I saw some taller hills/mountains, I did think that this isn't how Eastern Netherlands/Western Germany should look like but I assumed we took some small detour," she said. "Then my colleague sitting across the aisle from me told me to check Google Maps and it showed us being around Carlisle.""The information then spread around quite quickly. Everyone started asking everyone else where they were going everyone was for Dusseldorf.""When we landed there was a bit of a hilarious moment when the flight attendant asked for a show of hands for the people going to Dusseldorf, which turned out to be everyone," she said. The captain subsequently apologized to the passengers, telling them the plane would refuel before heading to Germany."Most of us found this situation quite funny," Szabó said. "People were on phone calls trying to convince everyone that they've arrived in the wrong city."Another passenger on the flight, Son Tran, told CNN: "Most passengers sleep or work through this flight so no one really noticed we were not flying over the Channel. We only realized we are in Scotland once we descended on approach and asked the crew."In a statement, a spokesperson for British Airways said the airline was working with WDL Aviation "to establish why the incorrect flight plan was filed.""We have apologized to customers for this interruption to their journey and will be contacting them all individually," the spokesperson said.WDL Aviation said in a statement: "We are working closely with the authorities to investigate how the obviously unfortunate mix-up of flight schedules could occur. At no time has the safety of passengers been compromised. We flew the passengers on the flight with number BA3271 to Dusseldorf after the involuntary stopover in Edinburgh."

'Time Traveller' Knows Who Will Be President In The Year 2045.

In these testing times, a lot of people are looking for a bit of guidance. Which is why we're thankful that 'time traveller' Adam Archon has come all the way back from 2045 to give us a bit of insight into what we have in store - all while hooked up to a totally legit lie detector. Yes, this sounds plausible.

New York County Bans Unvaccinated Kids From Public Places.

Places around the world have started taking preventative measures to ensure that unvaccinated people don't make the rest of us sick. One New York suburb has contributed to that campaign by banning unvaccinated kids from public places like schools, places of worship and shopping centres.

YouTuber mum 'beat and starved children if they forgot their lines for videos'.

A mum who runs a popular YouTube parenting channel allegedly forced her adopted children into ice baths, starved them and pepper-sprayed them.' Fantastic Adventures' founder Machelle Hobson has been accused of 30 charges of abuse, including kidnapping, physical assaults and child abuse.

Man Launches Appeal To Sue 'Mr Stinky' Boss For 'Repeatedly Farting On Him'.

Man Launches Appeal To Sue 'Mr Stinky' Boss For 'Repeatedly Farting On Him'
Remember the man who tried to sue his boss for repeatedly farting on him, only to lose the case? Well, he's refusing to give up without a fight and he's launched an appeal to his $1.8AUSD million (£973,190) case. David Hingst from Melbourne filed a suit against Construction Engineering last year due to his boss Greg Short, who he dubbed 'Mr Stinky', repeatedly farting on or near him.

Wales May Become First UK Country To Ban Parents From Smacking Children.

​Wales May Become First UK Country To Ban Parents From Smacking Children
Wales might become the first UK country to ban parents from smacking their children, with ministers in Cardiff looking to remove the common law defence of 'reasonable punishment' which parents and guardians can use should they be accused of assault or battery against a child. Scotland is also looking to impose the same ban, with a new bill proposed by Green MSP John Finnie.

Teacher Shares Photo Of Tongue 'Eaten Away' By Energy Drinks.

Teacher Shares Photo Of Tongue 'Eaten Away' By Energy Drinks
A teacher, who goes by the name Dan Royals, took to Facebook after a visit to his doctor revealed it was most likely the chemicals in the energy drinks that had caused the damage to his tongue.

Teenager Dies After Tapeworm Lays Eggs That Buried Into His Brain.

Teenager Dies After Tapeworm Lays Eggs That Buried Into His Brain
A teenager passed away after medics discovered dozens of tapeworm cysts had buried into his brain which left him suffering from seizures. The 18-year-old man arrived at the emergency department with generalised tonic-clonic seizures, he was confused and had swelling over his right eye.

Cars To Be Fitted With Mandatory Anti-Speeding Technology From 2022.

Cars To Be Fitted With Mandatory Anti-Speeding Technology From 2022
From 2022, all new cars sold in the EU will have to be fitted with new safety features including a speed limiter that could make it impossible to go above the speed limit. Basically, the European Union has proposed new safety rules that will see vehicles fitted with a device known as an Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) system as of three years from now.

75 years, one of the heroic Tuskegee Airmen has been buried after his body was found in Austria.

Capt. Lawrence E. Dickson, who is the first out of the 27 Tuskegee Airmen to be identified was finally laid to rest at the Arlington National Cemetery with full military honours on Friday, 75 years after his plane crashed in Austria. Serving at a time when the American Army was segregated, the Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American Aviators in America.

Gordon Ramsay Tells His Parenting Secret How He Keeps His Children from Being Spoiled.

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With listed earnings of $62 million as of 2018, Forbes has chef Gordon Ramsay ranked as the 33rd-wealthiest celebrity in the world. Despite his current wealth, though, the 52-year-old culinary wizard didn’t grow up surrounded by money and his own upbringing shines through in the way he raises his own four children.

Nigeria has expressed interest to be part of Coronavirus drug trials - WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed that Nigeria has expressed interest to be part of the global Coronavirus drug trials and the process will soon be initiated. Fiona Braka, an officer in charge of WHO Nigeria said over 100 countries have joined the solidarity clinical trial and over 1,200 patients have been randomised from the first five countries to evaluate the safety and efficacy of drug combinations.

Tanzanian President Magufuli orders probe on COVID-19 kits after goat and pawpaw test positive for Coronavirus...lol

Tanzanian President Magufuli orders probe on COVID-19 kits after goat and pawpaw test positive for Coronavirus...lol
Tanzanian president, John Magufuli on Sunday ordered a probe on the country’s coronavirus testing kits after samples taken from a goat and pawpaw tested positive.

See the savage text message a grandma sent to her grand children after they failed to check up on her and their granddad amid the COVID-19 crisis

A savage text message a grandmother sent to her grandchildren after they failed to check up on her and their granddad amid the COVID-19 crisis, has been shared online.

The world may have to live with Coronavirus for years to come: Top scientist warns vaccine may never be created and lockdowns could become the norm

The world may have to live with Coronavirus for years to come: Top scientist warns vaccine may never be created and lockdowns could become the norm

Dr David Nabarro of Imperial College London, a top scientist and a special envoy to the World Health Organization, has said no 'absolute assumption' can be made 'that a vaccine will appear at all' as regards the Coronavirus disease and that restrictions to movement may soon be the norm.
Even though some nations have predicted that a vaccine could soon be produced to cure the virus that has killed almost 300,000 people worldwide, over 60,000 in the US alone, the health professor argues that 'high hopes' are 'dashed' because scientists are 'dealing with biological systems, we're not dealing with mechanical systems' when it comes to the creation of a vaccine and that restriction to movement 'may apply to parts of a country, or it may even apply to a whole country' in the face of another outbreak.

3.5million confirmed Coronavirus cases have now been recorded around the world.

The new Coronavirus has now infected more than 3.5million people worldwide. At least 3,506,729 people have been infected by the virus since it emerged in China, and 247,381 people have died from the disease, according to Johns Hopkins University figures.

UK overtakes Italy in highest Coronavirus death toll in Europe

UK overtakes Italy in highest Coronavirus death toll in Europe

The United Kingdom has overtaken Italy as the country with the highest official Coronavirus death toll in Europe.

Ariana Grande and her mother get permanent restraining order to deter an obsessed fan

A judge has signed off on a 5-year restraining order for Ariana Grande's mother, Joan and this also extends to Ariana.

5-year-old boy is pulled over by Police while driving his parents' SUV to California to buy a Lamborghini with $3 (Video)

A 5-year-old boy left a police officer shocked after he found him driving his parents' car during a traffic stop. Trooper Rick Morgan noticed a driver inside an SUV driving erratically and switching between lanes on a freeway in Ogden, Utah just before noon on Monday.

New York state duped of $69million by man who tweeted at Trump claiming he could supply 1450 ventilators

A man who claims to be a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, with no experience or knowledge in government contracting or medical supplies, has reportedly duped New York state of $69million just by tweeting at US President Trump that he could supply 1450 ventilators to help the state of New York in its battle against Coronavirus.

Brits to be advised to wear face mask at work, in shops or on transport with Coronavirus lockdown set to last into 2021

Brits to be advised to wear face mask at work, in shops or on transport with Coronavirus lockdown set to last into 2021
The British Government will advise its citizens to wear face masks at work, in shops, or on public transport with Coronavirus lockdown set to last into 2021. According to The Sun, Government’s top scientists met on Tuesday to decide on the face-covering move to help stop the coronavirus spread, amid fears that social distancing will roll into 2021, as chances of a vaccine within a year are slim.

Leader of group that organized protests against lockdown in North Carolina, tests positive for COVID-19

A woman who led a protest in North Carolina to call on the state to ease its Coronavirus restrictions was unable to attend two rallies because she tested positive for the disease, a report said.

Transgender man registered as 'mother' on his child's birth certificate loses battle to change it to 'father'

Freddy McConnell, the British transgender man who gave birth with the help of fertility treatment has today lost a Court of Appeal challenge over being registered as 'mother' on his child's birth certificate.

Doctors strip naked to protest lack of protective equipment (photos)

Doctors strip naked to protest lack of protective equipment (photos)
A number of German doctors have stripped naked in a series of photos to show how vulnerable they feel without adequate protective equipment while fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The group calls its protest Blanke Bedenken, which translates as "naked concerns". They stated that shortages of protective clothing and equipment are putting their lives at risk.

Nigerian doctor in US, Babafemi Taiwo is leading major study on drug Remdesivir that appears to treat COVID-19 (video)

A Nigerian doctor named Babafemi Taiwo is leading a major study on an antiviral drug named Remdesivir that appears to be effective in treating COVID-19. CNN interviewed Dr Babafemi Taiwo to discuss the result of Remdesivir in treating Coronavirus. Preliminary results of Remdesivir show it can help hospitalized COVID-19 patients recover faster. Though Remdesivir,

Bill Gates lists things that must be done for life to "get back to normal" as nations ease lockdown restrictions amid Coronavirus pandemic

The second richest man in the world, Bill Gates, has revealed what governments across the world must do if life is to go back to normal, as countries relax lockdown restrictions enforced due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

There are now 102 potential Covid-19 vaccines in the works worldwide - W.H.O announces

There are now 102 potential Covid-19 vaccines in the works worldwide - W.H.O announces
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that 102 potential Covid-19 vaccines are being developed around the world as scientists worldwide find a permanent solution to the novel Coronavirus that has killed hundreds of thousands worldwide and shut down economic life.

Walmart gives $180 million in bonuses to employees who have worked daily throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

American retail company, Walmart paid $180 million in cash bonuses to its employees who have worked daily throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to provide customers with food, medicine and other essential items. The bonuses were designed to recognize the “hard work of our associates as COVID-19 spreads and to help provide more cash in hand for them sooner,” Walmart Chief People Officer Donna Morris said.