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Video: 50 Cent Fights Hunger 'We Can't Eat Shoes'


HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill spoke with 50 Cent about his Street King energy drink initiative and the rap music industry. Basically, the first 10 minutes of this 30 minute interview are what we find most interesting, or rather, amusing. For those unfamiliar, Fitty's Street King project teams up with the UN World Food Program to feed a billion kids in Africa by providing a meal to a hungry child for every drink purchased. Fitty tells Hill that the project spurred from his travels in Africa as well as the Occupy movement, in which people got angry that "corporations weren't conscious of the everyday person." To avoid "digging into his own pocket," Fitty started the SK brand as part of what he (and we're sure his colleagues at Product (RED) and TOMS Shoes) calls "conscious capitalism." If ya can't beat em, join em - despite the painful irony of a capital-based charity model. Concious capitalism isn't the only side-eye aspect of this interview, because surprisingly, Africans are missing from the whole conversation. In fact, at a certain point you get the sense that Fitty is confusing African hunger (whatever that is) with poverty in America. We can't say what's wrong or right in this situation - just seems like a morality link is missing somewhere. Judge for yourself above and view the whole article here.

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Nana Mensah's 'Queen of Glory' To Screen At The 2021 TriBeCa Film Festival

Ghanaian-American actress, writer and filmmaker Nana Mensah talks tenacity in filmmaking and telling immigrant stories from a joyful perspective.

Much has changed in the time since Nana Mensah first had the idea for her directorial feature debut — a dark comedy about a Ghanaian-American scientist trying to reconcile her family heritage in the wake of her mother's death — and began the Kickstarter in 2014 that would help turn it into a film. It may have taken a few years, but the movie Queen of Glory is now showcasing as part of the TriBeCa Film Festival's 20th edition, with a world premiere set to take place at Hudson River Park on June 15th.

When Mensah began working on the film, she was trying to break into an industry that lacked roles for complex, conflicted characters — particularly for Black women. So, she co-founded a production company with her friend Anya Migdal to create those very kinds of projects. She has since forged a solid stage and screen career, with roles in Netflix's Bonding and 13 Reasons Why, as well as NBC's New Amsterdam, and in theatrical productions alongside the likes of Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and Anthony Mackie. Last year she was in Ekwa Msinga's Farewell Amor, as well as Apple's Anthology series Little America, and she'll soon be seen in Netflix's The Chair with Sandra Oh this summer and Kogonada's upcoming film After Yang, with Colin Farrell. Yet through it all, Mensah has never lost sight of finishing her first film project.

She opens up about what it took to get the film from a mere idea to the TriBeCa Film Festival.

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu Collapses During Televised Ceremony

Secretary to Cabinet, Simon Miti confirmed that the head of state experienced sudden dizziness during a commemoration ceremony in Lusaka on Sunday.