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Beyoncé’s Lemonade Gets Four Emmy Nominations

Tune in to see Bey sweep her Emmy nominations in September at the 68th Emmy Awards.

Beyoncé’s visual experience Lemonade has been nominated for four Emmys.

Nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards were announced in Los Angeles on Thursday morning.

The hour-long blockbuster is chock full of references to afro-diasporic religion, afrofuturism and southern gothic tropes, including the afromysterics body art of Okayafrica fam Laolu Senbajo.  Lemonade is eligible for the coveted award because it premiered on HBO in April.

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Lemonade is up for consideration for outstanding variety special, outstanding directing for a variety special (Kahlil Joseph), outstanding picture editing for variety programming and outstanding production design for a variety, nonfiction, event or award special.

Beyoncé has previously received Emmy nominations for her Superbowl halftime show in 2013 and her On The Run Tour HBO special in 2015.

We’re confident Queen Bey will sweep her Emmy nominations as her dynamic concept that also included snippets of Somalia’s Warsan Shire’s poetry and cameos from Ibeyi, Serena Williams, Amandla Stenberg and many others spelled one of the biggest moments of 2016 and has spawned countless think-pieces.

Tune in to see Bey do it, September 18, 2016 when the 68th Emmy Awards air on ABC.

Photo by Rachel Seidu.

#EndSARS: Security Forces Open Deadly Fire on Protesting Nigerians

Nigerian security forces have reportedly opened fire on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate amid continued demonstrations against police brutality. This comes after the Nigerian government recently enforced an abrupt curfew in Lagos.

It has been reported that security forces in Nigeria have opened fire on protestors at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. Several reports from various media outlets have confirmed this incident after numerous images and videos emerged on social media. The footage reveals protesters running away from security forces as they fire live rounds into the crowds while others have been shown to be injured. No fatalities have as yet been officially confirmed by mainstream media. Protesters have continued mass demonstrations against the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which has been now been "rebranded" by the Nigerian government to a new unit termed the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

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