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With Their Viral Photo Campaign, the #BlackMenofCambridgeUniversity Hope to Spark a Dialogue on Campus

Cambridge Students started a photo campaign to encourage more black students to apply to the university.

DIASPORA— Earlier last month, the men of Cambridge University African-Caribbean Society posed for a series of photos in an effort to dispel the myth that black people do not belong on the campuses of the world’s most prestigious universities.


Inspired by their peers at Yale and their viral #BlackMenOfYale they hope to spark a larger debate on why so little black men and women apply to Cambridge.

Indeed, according to a 2015 Cambridge University survey, black students only make up 1.4% of the undergraduate population.

In a Channel 4 News video, Bez Adeosun says: “ We’re trying to sort of be the role models for people and encourage more people to aspire to be in our position. Because some ethnic minorities don’t get that privilege from people in their circle, in their local community who can encourage them to think about applying to institutions like this”.

For more check out the video below.

Music

The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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