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Walt Shakes(@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter.

Kanye West goes on another meltdown over Beyoncé and Jay Z, Fans react on twitter

Concern is growing for the mental well-being of Kanye West after the rapper went on his most unhinged rant yet on stage in Sacramento on the night of November 19. Fans who turned out to see the rapper in concert Saturday night in Sacramento got an earful but, unfortunately, it ...

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THE EXISTENCE OF FUNKE BROWN

LIFE! The oxford dictionary basically defines life as the period between the birth and death of a living thing. I don’t agree with this. Sure, the bosses at Oxford got it right, but I prefer to think of life as two aspects of human existence – what you get and ...

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Is ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ a reflection of LGBT rights?

A columnist for a US tabloid has claimed JK Rowling’s new Harry Potter spin-off is, in fact, a metaphor for LGBT rights. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was released on Friday (November 18) and takes fans of the magical universe across the Atlantic to explore the wizarding world ...

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Defining Racism

I watched ‘Dear White People’ awhile back and it made me realise that racism is actually deeper than we think. What particularly caught my interest was when the protagonist explained that black people couldn’t be racist. I was very surprised and thought she didn’t know what she was saying. She ...

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Potent New Antibody Against HIV Discovered

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in the US says it has identified a potent antibody that is capable of neutralizing 98% of known strains of HIV. The antibody, which has been named N6, was isolated in a person who has HIV. They are excited about the ...

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The Transgender Celebrities Who Are Breaking Barriers and Making History

November 14 to 20 is Transgender Awareness Week Transgender issues have been a part of the world conversation in recent years—and that didn’t happen by accident. The rise of trans activists and the popularity of ground-breaking shows like Amazon’s Transparent and TLC’s I Am Jazz helped push the conversation forward. ...

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ESCAPE

I want to know joy To feel peace To grasp contentment To inhabit happiness I want to leave this skin behind To be free of this planted soul I want to shed my old selves To emerge in some new form devoid of me I want to be outside of ...

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Marc Anthony Kisses Ex Jennifer Lopez, And Then Goes On A Kissing Rampage, Splits From Wife Anyway

Hearts and mouths were aflutter after Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez shared a kiss at the 2016 Latin Grammy Awards this week. Following their duet of “Olvidame y Pega la Vuleta,” the exes shared the intimate moment in front of millions of people. And some noticed. Anthony and Lopez, who ...

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THE POLICE I WANT

I find it a bit ironic that on the day I noticed the #ThePoliceIWant hashtag on twitter was the day I got my first experience with the police we have in this country. That morning, I’d been on twitter and came upon the hashtag. It was trending with lots of ...

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Swedish Surfer Offers Hand In Marriage To Any Man Or Woman Looking To Flee Donald Trump’s America

Well isn’t this kind: a hunky surfer in Sweden has offered to marry any American of any gender to help them flee Trump’s America. Sadly, there’s only one of him to go around, so he may have difficulty choosing from eager ex-pats. The guy’s name is Gustav Hallén, and he’s ...

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