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Tiffany Haddish Has Been Granted Eritrean Citizenship

It's official, the American comedian is now an Eritrean citizen.

Eritrea has begun its week-long celebrations in preparation for its 28th anniversary of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front having secured independence from Ethiopia's military regime on May 24th. According to africanews, vibrant and colorful carnivals have already taken to the streets of the capital city Asmara with thousands others joining in on the celebrations all over the world.


Girls Trip actress and comedian,Tiffany Haddish, whose father was Eritrean, landed in Asmara last week. Haddish, who was born in Los Angeles, has been granted Eritrean citizenship and celebrated the huge moment yesterday with fellow Eritreans.

The comedian, who visited Eritrea last year to bury her father and reunite with the rest of her extended family, has an obvious special connection with the country.

READ: Tiffany Haddish on Returning to Eritrea: "I feel like I'm finally home."

At last year's Oscars, Haddish rocked a traditional Eritrean outfit on the red carpet in honor of her heritage and late father. Speaking about why she had chosen to wear the outfit, Haddish said, "My father is from Eritrea and he passed away last year—and he said one say I would end up here." She added that, "He said that if I ever end up at the Oscars to honor my people, so I'm honoring my fellow Eritreans."

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#BlackOutEid​: Young Black Muslims Shine as They Celebrate Eid

Young Black Muslims have found creative ways to celebrate community and share their best Eid looks, even as they #StayAtHome.

Eid Mubarak to our Muslim fam! Today marks Eid al-Fitr, the official end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Despite things being a little different this year (on account of the current pandemic, of course) this hasn't stopped many from finding creative ways to fast, pray and connect with their community during these times. It certainly hasn't stopped young Black Muslims from participating in the virtual tradition known as #BlackOutEid while they continue to #StayAtHome.

#BlackOutEid is an annual celebration which highlights the diversity within the Muslim world. It began in 2015, when Aamina Mohamed created the hashtag to combat the erasure of Black people within the community. Since then, the hashtag has been used across social media with Black Muslims using it to share their sharpest Eid looks.

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