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Nick, Priyanka’s loved-up picture from Caribbean getaway | Entertainment

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Black Panther wins Best Picture and Director from African American Film Critics Association

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther started to pick up awards season steam by winning some well-deserved prizes from the African American Film Critics Association.

The superhero movie nabbed two of the biggest prizes, Best Picture and Best Director for Ryan Coogler, who co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Robert Cole. Black Panther also picked up best song, courtesy of “All The Stars” by Kendrick Lamar and SZA, which plays during the film’s end credits.

Lamar produced the movie’s soundtrack of original music, partnering with major hip-hop artists such as Swae Lee, 2 Chainz, Schoolboy Q, Anderson Paak, Future, The Weeknd, and Travis Scott. Despite a sizeable litany of new songs,  “All The Stars” has received most of the praise, garnering nominations from the Golden Globes, Grammys, and

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Gloomy Barbados diabetes picture | Caribbean Life

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As Barbadians observed World Diabetes Day this week they had to come to grips with the fact that their rate of affliction by this disease is double the world average.

The island’s alarming statistics show that one in every five persons has diabetes, and what is worse is that the rate at which people contract diabetes in Barbados has been on an upward trend over the years with no end in sight.

“Our prevalence rate of diabetes is increasing as our rates of obesity,” said Clinical Director of the Barbados Diabetes Foundation, Dr. Diane Brathwaite, as she pointed to a 2015 study showing that 19 percent of persons on the island aged 25 and older have diabetes.

The ratio gets worse when those over 65 years old are examined…

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Idaho Fish and Game commissioner resigns amid backlash over African hunting picture

BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho Fish and Game commissioner has resigned amid backlash he received after sharing multiple pictures from a hunting trip to Namibia via email.

One of those pictures showed him posing next to a family of baboons he says he hunted with a crossbow.

Around 4 p.m. Monday, Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter announced that he had asked for and subsequently received the resignation of Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer. The many calls for his resignation quickly spread online, and among at least one former game commissioner, after Fischer returned from his trip.

One photo, in particular, showed Fischer posing with a family of baboons he said he had hunted with a crossbow.

CNN reported Fischer sent an email boasting about using the baboons to introduce his wife to game…

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‘The Soul as a Picture Gallery’: Mid-Century African-American Portraits | by Gaiutra Bahadur | NYR Daily

The Metropolitan Museum of ArtStudio Portrait (detail) by an unknown American photographer, 1940s–1950s; click for the full image

At the entrance to the Met’s exhibition of mid-twentieth-century African-American photographs, a small placard politely asks for help: “Does someone look familiar? Please kindly send your suggestion.” A sense of loss shadows the request to identify the subjects. It is a reminder that these portraits were mislaid or discarded and eventually ended up at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in California and other resting places for the forgotten, where the Met’s buyers eventually found them. Though salvaged, the images remain tinted by this history, their anonymity like a kind of sepia.

Most people fade into oblivion over time, but African Americans have historically…

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Ellen DeGeneres is the Latest White Celebrity to Take a Picture With Smiling ‘African’ Children

It’s a familiar narrative at this point, you know the one: a bright-eyed, maybe even well-meaning, white person travels to “Africa”—no need to name the specific country, of course—for a trip. While there, they make sure to snap pictures with the poor “African” children—remember, no country specificity necessary—to show the great work that they’re doing, how life-changing the trip was, and how empathetic they’ve now become to the suffering of others.

Ellen DeGeneres is simply the latest white celebrity to take part in this tired practice. The talk show host travelled to Kenya and Rwanda last week, in support of her foundation, the Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund. While there she met with Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame, took part in a mountain gorilla excursion with the Diane Fossey…

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