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Beyoncé Launches New Scholarship Program for 'Bold and Creative' Young Women

Beyoncé launches the 'Formation Scholars' program to mark the first anniversary of 'Lemonade.'

Beyoncé's seminal album, Lemonadeturned a year old on April 23 and to mark the occasion, Queen Bey is helping encourage the next generation of girls who will run the world, with the launch of a new scholarship program for women in the arts.


Four "Formation Scholarships" will be available to women pursuing degrees in creative arts, literature, music and African-American studies, beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. The women will be chosen from four participating schools are Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College.

According to a statement on Bey's website, the program is designed to “encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious and confident.”

Read the full statement, via her website, below.

 

 

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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