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Beyoncé Is A(n African) Grown Woman

Africanization of Beyoncé Knowles: African influence on the new Beyoncé 'Grown Woman.'

Beyoncé Grown Woman video Live At Chime For Change

Beyoncé recently released a Timbaland-produced full studio version of "Grown Woman." While we suspected from the afrobeat percussion on the track and chanting courtesy of Guinea's Ismael "Bonfils" Kouyaté  (currently on the Fela! tour), that the next reinvention of Beyoncé might have African soul, we now have visual confirmation of an "Africanization of Beyoncé" with this performance at the Chime For Change benefit concert to support women's rights. Featured wearing a headwrap in the video's psychedelic visuals is former Fela! dancer and founder/director of Art Saves Lives, Nicole De Weever. Watch Beyoncé's tribute to Africa on her June 1st performance of "Grown Woman" below.


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It's Official—Cat-calling in Uganda is Illegal

Uganda has recently made sweeping changes to its laws governing sexual offences with cat-calling now officially criminal.

The Ugandan government has recently made several changes to pre-existing laws governing a range of sexual offences in the country. Under the new laws, which collectively fall under the Sexual Offences Bill of 2019, cat-calling, indecent public exposure and requests for sexual favours in exchange for a job or academic progress, have been made illegal. The bill was reportedly passed in parliament this past Monday.

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