A Religious Association Declares Rihanna Is 'Not Welcome' in Senegal, Says She's a Member of the Illuminati

Ridiculous, no?

Rihanna is due to land in Senegal tomorrow, as the pop star will meet French President Emmanuel Macron to promote children's education in her role as a Global Partnership for Education ambassador.

However, an association of about 30 Senegalese religious groups fixed their mouths to announce in protest that she's not welcome in their country, French-speaking outlet Jeune Afrique reports.


The group, named "No to Freemasonry and Homosexuality," are yet again another crop of peculiar conspiracy theorists (and homophobes), claiming Rihanna uses masonic symbols and is a member of the Illuminati.

People still think this way in 2018, y'all.

Not to be a super stan, but Rihanna is a true daughter of the diaspora. Aside from her killing the gwara gwara at the Grammys this past weekend, she visited and donated bikes to schoolgirls in Malawi last year, so they can get to school quickly and safely. And just to make sure folks don't have selective memory, she's the face and mind behind pushing for a more inclusive beauty industry through Fenty Beauty.

Senegal is also a beautiful place where people who visit boast of its welcoming people. We can't let this hateful group and their lame publicity stunt speak on behalf of a whole country.

Black Twitter's Reactions to the Royal Wedding are Priceless

"When you're about to throw some seasoning on the proceedings."

The Royal Wedding happened this morning at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in England, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle solidified their union with a grand ceremony surrounded by friends, family and loved ones.

Around 600 guests were in attendance for the affair, including Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba and Serena Williams just to name a few.

Markle is now the first melanin-possessing person to become part of the British royal family, as her official title is now Duchess of Sussex.

The entire event was streamed live on Twitter, and of course the internet had quite a lot to say about it.

Folks have been sharing their commentary all morning, with many on Twitter highlighting some of the ceremony's "blackest" moments, and sharing funny quips about pretending not to care about the wedding, but watching anyway.

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This Tanzanian Girls' Football Team Came Second in Moscow but Feel Triumphant

Meet the highflying Tanzanian girls' football team, stars of this week's Street Child World Cup.

With a huge smile and surrounded by some of her new friends from 20 different countries at the Sapsan Arena in Moscow, Asteria Robert, the 14-year-old captain of the Tanzanian girls' football team, takes in the atmosphere following the final of the Street Child World Cup.

"When we left we couldn't believe we could reach this level and we're so glad we got this far in the tournament," says Asteria, after leading her team on to the podium to receive medals and a trophy for coming in second place.

The Street Child World Cup is a football tournament for children all over the world who have experienced homelessness or are considered at risk of living on the streets. It takes place before the FIFA World Cup.

After a high-octane performance with many chances at goal, the Tanzanian girls were defeated 1-0 by a team from Rio de Janeiro at the stadium—a stone's throw from Lokomotiv, home of the newly-crowned Russian Premier League champions. Some of the girls slumped on the floor at the final whistle but soon gathered themselves to show sportsmanship and congratulate the winners from Brazil

The final game was live-streamed by Goal and seen by more than 130,000 people. In the stadium the team were cheered on by teenagers from across the world, banging drums and waving the Tanzanian flag.

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Swaziland’s Rendition Croons About Love & The Hustle On His Debut EP ‘Art.Love.Magic’

Listen to Rendition's debut EP.

Rendition is a producer from Swaziland, whose debut EP we are premiering here. Rendition has produced for a handful of artists such as uSanele, Una Rams, Just Robyn, 80 Script, among others.

On the EP, which is titled Art. Love. Magic, and was recorded at Red Bull Studios in Cape Town, Rendition croons about relationships ("On My Way," "Need Some More," "Crazy Love") and the hustle ("Overtime"), with the aid of autotune.

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