Chadwick Boseman’s memorial was attended by close friends and family, Jacob Blake sends a message to supporters, Newcastle signs Callum Wilson. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.
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1. Black Panther stars and family attend Chadwick Boseman’s memorial
Many are still reeling from the death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, who passed away at the age of 43 following a long battle with colon cancer. His passing was immediately followed by an outpouring of tributes from many across Hollywood, including a number of his Marvel colleagues. Now, Chadwick Boseman has been honored with a private memorial service.
The private memorial service for Chadwick Boseman was recently held in Malibu, California. Photos released showed Boseman’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward at the service. Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o were also among the attendees as was Black Panther actor Winston Duke.
2. Blind Ghanaian student wins payout for ejection from Oxford debate
A blind Ghanaian student who was manhandled out of the Oxford Union on October 17 last year has reached an out-of-court settlement with the prestigious debating society. A video of Ebenezer Azamati, 27, who was using a white cane, being ejected from the packed debating chamber in October last year sparked widespread protests.
On Friday the union agreed to pay Azamati a settlement understood to run into thousands of pounds. This comes after Azamati had his day in court against Oxford for unfair treatment and lack of provision for students with disabilities.
3. Nandi Madida gets recognition from Taraji P Henson for her role in ‘Black is King’
South African actress and singer Nandi Madida’s performance in ‘Black is King’ earned her a shout-out from American actress and producer Taraji P Henson. Madida was among the local and international stars who featured in Beyoncé’s visual album and film “Black is King.” She plays the role of Nala alongside Beyoncé.
While fans and celebrities were congratulating the star in her South Africa Music Award win, Taraji P. Hanson also congratulated her, she wrote: “CONGRATS BEAUTIFUL!!! Saw you in #BlackIsKing.”
4. Jacob Blake sends a message to supporters from the hospital
Jacob Blake, the black man who was shot seven times by a white police officer in the US state of Wisconsin last month, has said he is in constant pain in a video posted online. Mr. Blake, who, family says, may now be paralyzed from the waist down, also struck a hopeful note, saying there was a “lot more life to live.”
In a video posted to Twitter by his family’s lawyer, Mr. Blake – still in his hospital bed – spoke of the pain he was suffering. “Every 24 hours it’s pain, nothing but pain. It hurts to breathe, it hurts to sleep, it hurts to move from side to side, it hurts to eat,” he said. “Your life, and not only just your life, your legs, something you need to move around and forward in life, can be taken from you like this,” he said, clicking his fingers.
“Stick together, make some money, make everything easier for our people out there, man, because there’s so much time that’s been wasted,” he added.
5. Callum Wilson: Newcastle sign England striker from Bournemouth
Newcastle United have signed England striker Callum Wilson on a four-year-deal from Bournemouth for about £20m. The 28-year-old, who has four England caps, made 187 appearances for the Cherries and scored 67 goals. Chadwick Boseman memorial.
Aston Villa was also interested in Wilson but withdrew a higher bid of £21m, with the former Coventry City striker preferring a move to Newcastle. Wilson is Steve Bruce’s third summer signing since the collapse of the proposed takeover of the club in July. He follows midfielder Jeff Hendrick and goalkeeper Mark Gillespie’s arrival at St James’ Park on free transfers.
Cover photo credit: Instagram – chadwickboseman
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