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Meghan Markle and Identity Politics – When Racist Trolls Become the New Normal
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African identities Meghan Markle and Identity Politics – When Racist Trolls Become the New Normal

Online age, the bane of social media platforms; 4chan, 8chan among others where public figures gets lampooned, at the click of a button. Meghan Markle has been at the receiving end of unprecedented visceral abuse, fuelled in part by racism and negative media coverage. Time to introspect and look into our global consciousness, writes Andrew Chatora.

Lupita Nyong’o calls out Grazia Magazine for editing her hair on cover
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Arts and Culture Lupita Nyong’o calls out Grazia Magazine for editing her hair on cover

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o has called out Grazia magazine for retouching her hair on the cover of their November edition. In a post she wrote: “I embrace my natural heritage and despite having grown up thinking light skin and straight, silky hair were the standards of beauty, I now know that my dark skin and kinky, coily hair are beautiful too.”

Malawi: U.S. pop-star Madonna adopts twin orphan girls
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African identities Malawi: U.S. pop-star Madonna adopts twin orphan girls

The American pop-star Madonna successfully adopted twin girls in Malawi, the second time that the diva has adopted Malawian children. The American pop-diva who started a charity called Raising Malawi in Malawi, has previously adopted two Malawian children David Banda and Mercy James. “I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin sisters from Malawi and am overjoyed that they are now part of our family” Madonna said.