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Watch Out Hollywood—Issa Rae Just Landed a Major Movie Role

Issa Rae will star opposite Amandla Stenberg in Fox 2000's coming-of-age film "The Hate U Give."

Our girl Issa Rae just landed a major film role!


The star of Insecure will star alongside Amandla Stenberg in Fox 2000's coming-of-age drama The Hate U Give, based on the Angela Thomas novel of the same name, Variety reports.

Rae will play Ms. Ofrah, an activist who helps Stenberg's character make the decision to speak out after she witnesses the police shooting of her unarmed best friend.

A synopsis from Variety reads:

Stenberg plays a 16-year-old girl named Starr who grew up in a poverty-stricken area, but now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she’s torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.

The film will be directed by George Tillman Jr., and will also star Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, and Common.

We can't wait to see Rae on the big screen. Her hit HBO series, Insecure was picked up for a third season earlier this month, and she took home the "Star Power" award earlier this week at BET's Black Girls Rock!

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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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