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Caribbean News – This Celebrity Chef Is Putting The Spotlight On New York’s Indo-Caribbean Community


Award-winning James Beard celebrity chef turned travel host, Marcus Samuelsson, is putting the spotlight on Indo-Caribbean immigrant community in Queens, NY.

By NAN Travel Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 22, 2018: Award-winning James Beard celebrity chef turned travel host, Marcus Samuelsson, is putting the spotlight on Indo-Caribbean immigrant community in Queens, NY.

Samuelsson, whose new TV show “No Passport Required,” is set to premiere July 10th on PBS, will focus his July 31st episode on the local Indo-Caribbean community and its cuisine and culture in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY.

In the show’s fourth episode, the Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised chef rides the subway from Harlem to Richmond Hill to try Trinidadian roti and doubles, cook a traditional…

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S. African celebrity intimidated by BDS supporters due to her Israel views – Diaspora



South African Jewish Board of Deputies national director Wendy Kahn (middle) sits on a panel during the Strategic Affairs Ministry’s GC4I conference, June 21, 2018..
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Several South African celebrities have come under heavy fire from BDS and anti-Israel lobbyists for showing their support for Israel following the violence on the Gaza border.

Supermodel and brand ambassador Shashi Naidoo is the latest victim.

Naidoo defended Israel’s actions in Gaza and explained the situation Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a factual manner. However, during her explination,…

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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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Celebrity endorsement deals overlook African American talent, study finds


Brands are lagging behind Hollywood when it comes to hiring celebrities of colour for endorsement deals, new research has shown.

At $1.3bn and counting, the box office revenues of Black Panther may have established the commercial value of an African American cast to film studio execs, however brands have proven less willing to collaborate with musicians, actors and personalities of colour when it comes to endorsement contracts.

Spotted, a celebrity endorsements data platform, noted that 47 celebrity endorsement deals or campaigns featuring white talent launched in Q1 2018. However, in the same time period, there were only 12 that predominantly featured African American celebs.

The latter list included FKA Twigs for Apple, John Legend for Google, Morgan Freeman for Mountain Dew and Cardi B for…

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Celebrity make up artist and prosthetic specialist reveals how you can create a masterpiece 


A Gold Coast make up artist has revealed how she creates her gory make up looks for film and television.

Rebecca Allen, 30, told FEMAIL that a prosthetic make up look can take anywhere from half an hour to three hours.

‘It depends entirely on the look. If it’s a small wound it’s a shorter process,’ she told FEMAIL.

‘If it’s a full face and hands, it can take a couple hours or longer and usually more than one artist will be there to help cut down the time the poor actor or stunt double has to sit in the chair.’

Rebecca Allen, 30, told FEMAIL that a prosthetic make up look can take anywhere from half an hour to a few hours (pictured right)

Rebecca’s love for make up started when her sister was running late to her formal and Rebecca ended up doing her make up in the salon…

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Norwegian Cruise Line joins Royal Caribbean, Celebrity in hiking service charges


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Get ready for higher daily fees when sailing with Norwegian Cruise Line. 

Effective April 1, the company is hiking the service charge it tacks onto final bills by 3.6% to $14.50 per person, per day for passengers staying in most cabins on most ships. Passengers in suites on most ships will pay $17.50 per person, per day — a 3% rise.

Service charges for most cabins on Norwegian’s two all-inclusive vessels, Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Sun, will rise by more than 5% to $19.99 per person, per day. Passengers in suites on the two ships will pay $22.99 — a 4.6% rise. 

With the increase, a family of four in a standard cabin on most ships will pay more than $400 in service…

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