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Trevor Noah responds to French ambassador who slammed him for saying “Africa won the World Cup”

Trevor Noah responds to French ambassador who slammed him for saying “Africa won the World Cup”

Brad Barket/Comedy Central(NEW YORK) — Daily Show host Trevor Noah had a quick and clever response to the U.S. French ambassador who slammed the comedian on Wednesday for saying Africa deserved credit for France’s 2018 World Cup victory due to the large number of black players on the team. Gerard Araud wrote a scathing letter, posted on Facebook…

Wakanda Forever and ever: Black Panther’s sister Shuri gets her own Marvel comic spinoff

Wakanda Forever and ever: Black Panther’s sister Shuri gets her own Marvel comic spinoff

Marvel Studios(NEW YORK) — The success of Marvel’s Black Panther and its characters is officially spilling back over into its comic books. Marvel has announced that award-winning Nigerian-American writer, Nnedi Okorafor, will write a new standalone comic book series about Shuri, the genius younger sister of Wakanda’s King T’Challa/Black Panther. As you may recall, she…

Music News

Former “Game of Thrones” actor Richard Madden in talks to join Elton John biopic

Former “Game of Thrones” actor Richard Madden in talks to join Elton John biopic

ABC/Randy HolmesFormer Game of Thrones star Richard Madden is in talks to join the Elton John biopic Rocketman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The actor will reportedly play Elton’s former manager, John Reid, who worked with the pop-rock legend for over three decades beginning in the ’70s. He’ll join Taron Egerton, who is playing Elton.…

National News

Victims identified in Missouri duck boat tragedy

Victims identified in Missouri duck boat tragedy

iStock/Thinkstock(BRANSON, Mo.) — Authorities released the names on Friday night of those who died in the duck boat tragedy at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri.Nine of the victims came from the same family — the Coleman family — which was from Indiana and on vacation at the time of the accident. Two family members…

Protest movements continue five years after Black Lives Matter

Protest movements continue five years after Black Lives Matter

Brian Blanco/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After a grand jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in July 2013, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi created #BlackLivesMatter to start a broader conversation about racism in the U.S.Five years later, issues brought to the national fore by the grassroots organization have become…

Cease and desist letter sent in alleged Muslim pool discrimination case

Cease and desist letter sent in alleged Muslim pool discrimination case

peangdao/iStock/Thinkstock(WILMINGTON, Del.) — The pool employee who allegedly told children wearing hijabs that they could not go into a public pool has been reassigned as tensions over accusations in Delaware continue to make waves.The leaders of a Muslim children’s summer camp joined with an advocacy group to sent a cease and desist letter to the…

Health News

New report from United Nations warns we have ‘miles to go’ in fight against HIV

New report from United Nations warns we have ‘miles to go’ in fight against HIV

iStock/Thinkstock BY DR. EDITH BRACHO-SANCHEZ (NEW YORK) — Rates of HIV infection are on the rise in 50 countries with more than 1.8 million people becoming infected in 2017, a far cry from goals established for the near future, according to a new United Nations report.The report, entitled Miles to Go, published earlier this week…

How a 3-year-old saved her dad’s life by Facetiming her mom

How a 3-year-old saved her dad’s life by Facetiming her mom

(Courtesy Devon McCabe) Quick thinking by 3-year-old Molly McCabe helped save her father, who was suffering from an undiscovered blood clot inside his brain.(NEW YORK) — When three-year-old Molly McCabe saw her dad fall off the couch and onto the floor, she thought it was just another one of the games they played together.But minutes…

CDC: Ninety sickened in multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products

CDC: Ninety sickened in multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products

Credit: James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have traced a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections to raw turkey products.The CDC says 90 people in 26 different states have been infected with the strain of Salmonella they’ve been tracking. Forty of those people have been…

Average person needs 0.36 grams of protein per day for each pound of body weight, expert says

Average person needs 0.36 grams of protein per day for each pound of body weight, expert says

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — High-protein diets are all the rage. Look on grocery shelves and you will probably find protein bars, protein powder or other foods with labels proclaiming that it is “high-protein.”But what exactly does protein do for your body, and how much of it do you really need?Joey Thurman, a Chicago-based celebrity trainer and…