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Michelle Obama weighs in on "what not having hope feels like"

During her final one-on-one interview as first lady with Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama weighed in with frank commentary on America’s future, even as she reflected on the hopeful legacy of her husband’s administration.  
“So your husband’s administration, every -- everything, the election, was all about hope,” Winfrey said in a clip that aired Friday on “CBS This Morning.” “Do you think that this administration achieved that?”

The first lady responded in the affirmative.

“Yes, I do,” she said, “because we feel the difference now.”

Mrs. Obama, who was one of Hillary Clinton’s most powerful campaign surrogates, and a fierce critic of Donald Trump on the trail, emphasized the contrast in the nation’s mood, just weeks before Mr. Trump is inaugurated to the White House. 
“See, now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like. You know? Hope is necessary. It’s a necessary concept,” Obama continued. “And Barack didn’t just talk about hope because he thought it was just a nice slogan to g…

Hollywood siblings Kwame Boateng, Kofi Siriboe & Kwesi Boakye (K Brothers) are coming home to Ghana for the first time

Hollywood siblings Kwame Boateng, Kofi Siriboe and Kwesi Boakye aka K Brothers are coming home to Ghana for the first time this festive season.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the K Brothers are first generation Ghanaians thus their excitement for their home coming is set to be a special one and they look forward to connecting and celebrating with family and fellow Ghanaians over the holiday period.
They will meet key close and extended family for the first time and enjoy a well-deserved family vacation touring Ghana to enjoy the local sights, visit with an orphanage to bring some Christmas cheer and partake in some of their favourite Ghanaian dishes “Fufu and light soup with lots of meat” and jollof with chicken.

Their journey to their ancestral roots of Juaben in the Ashanti region will no doubt be powerful and meaningful. The Brothers have been hailed the “First African Family of Hollywood”, and worked with major power players such as Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Stev…

Liverpool DJ jailed for illegally sharing Top 40 chart music

A DJ has pleaded guilty to illegally sharing songs from the Top 40 chart as it was announced for more than a year.
Wayne Evans, from Everton in Liverpool, ran a distribution operation that cost the music industry more than £1m and saw 700,000 tracks illegally downloaded, City of London Police said.
The 39-year-old admitted uploading music from the Official Charts Company between June 2014 and July 2015 at Liverpool Crown Court on Thursday.

He was jailed for 12 months
A police spokesman said Evans had shared the music as the chart was published every week through various torrent sites and also distributed other tracks through his own websites, including a cappella music to be used for DJing and remixing.
He said about 700,000 tracks were downloaded from the sites between June 2014 and July 2015, which had deprived the creators of £1,054,000.
Evans was arrested last September following a joint investigation between PRS for Music - which represents the rights of UK songwriters, co…

German-Iraqi boy, 12, 'tried to bomb Christmas market'

A 12-year-old German-Iraqi boy tried to blow up a Christmas market in the town of Ludwigshafen, prosecutors say.
He left a rucksack with explosives which failed to detonate in November, and put another explosive device by the town hall a few days later, they say. 
But a member of the public alerted the police, and no-one was injured.

The 12 year old - who is now in custody - is thought have been recently radicalised and to have links with the so-called Islamic State group.
Focus magazine cited security and judicial sources as saying the boy was "strongly radicalised" and apparently instructed by an unknown IS member.
The Federal Public Prosecutor's Office declined to comment on a possible IS link, but confirmed officials were investigating the case.
Public Prosecutor Hubert Stroeber said the boy left a backpack containing a home-made nail bomb at the Christmas market in Ludwigshafen, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, on 26 November, but the device did not go o…

Dj vyrusky To Release 2016 #Throwbackverseday

As the year 2016 comes to conclution what better way to keep it it memory than to have a collection of hit tracks in 2016 all in one mix which includes Ghana and Naija tracks.

Starr 103.5 FM’s DJ and Africa's Numbers one leading Disc jockey is set to climax the year 2016 with a classic Ghana / Nigerian mix dubbed #throwbackverseday.

The mix, according the Ghana DJ best event DJ and RTP Awards best radio DJ, will concentrate just on the sing alongs of the all the hits songs in 2016.

” Last year I released one and it was for sure the main thing for music lovers all over, as I set to release this year’s, there’s no doubt it will be the number one reminder of hit songs in 2016. ”

Coming from a business background, DJ Vyrusky has a deeper understanding of the arts that he has spent years from his student days, trying to learn what it takes to crisscross genres without losing the attention of audiences.

It has taken DJ Vyrusky years of experience playing for friends, to become th…

We Plotted To Kill NPP Ashanti Regional Secretary – NDC Communicator

A communication team member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Christopher Aniboy aka Kawunda has made a shocking revelation that the party plotted to kill the Ashanti regional secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sam Payne prior to the election.
He made the revelation in an interview with Kwame Tutu host of Rainbow Radio’s morning show Frontline. 
Aniboy who doubles as the chairman for Concerned Youth Organization a pressure group within the NDC said emphatically that, they were contracted to kill Sam Payne.
According to him they schemed to crash his car which was to cause his death.
”We went to the regional minister’s house to plot and find ways of communicating and finding ways to capitalize on how the team will communicate and counter the opposition. And upon reflection, Sam Payne was seen as a threat to our work and so we were asked to crash his [Payne’s] car so he dies.’’
Christopher Aniboy said he is a member of the Nsuta Kwaman Biposo constituency of the ND…

Why Leadership Character is Important

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” Abraham Lincoln I grew up in a family and community that emphasized character over reputation. You could trust family and friends to do the right thing and tell the truth. It wasn’t always a perfect model but it laid a foundation for my approach to life and business.
Today I work hard to match my actions with my beliefs to be authentic and consistent in my work and life. I confess that I don’t always get it right so I’m hoping my family and friends will forgive me for that. But I do take seriously the role that character plays in being an effective leader.
Perhaps that is why it is so troubling to observe how many business and political leaders seem to dismiss the need to be a person of character. It’s hard to find leaders who will tell people the truth or make difficult decisions; who admit their mistakes or exhibit courage under fire.
When it happens we all notic…

Facebook unveils new plan to try to curb fake news

After months of public pressure, Facebook is announcing new steps it is taking to to curb the spread of fake news on the social network. The plan includes new tools to make it easier for Facebook users to flag fake stories, as well as a collaboration with the Poynter Institute, a highly respected journalism organization, to independently investigate claims.

Here’s how Facebook says the new process with work:          Facebook will rely primarily on individual users to flag obvious hoaxes on the platform. Though users can currently flag stories by clicking on the upper right corner of the post, the company said it’s experimenting with several methods to make the flagging process easier. 
Once posts are flagged as potential fakes, third parties gets involved. Specifically, Facebook is forging a new partnership with Poynter, which since 2015 has mobilized fact-checkers from all over the world under an initiative called the International Fact Checking Code of Principles. Faceboo…

Denzel Washington on Oscars' Lack of Diversity: 'I've Lived It'

Denzel Washington says he has experienced firsthand how the Oscars can be unfair to actors and filmmakers of color, but he won't let that discourage him.
In an excerpt from this week's episode of 60 Minutes, the two-time Academy Award winner is asked what he thinks about ongoing criticism over the lack of diversity at the Oscars.

"I don't have to think about it, I've lived it," Washington replies. "I've been the guy at the Oscars without my name being called. I've been the guy at the Oscars when my name is called. I've been the guy at the Oscars when everybody thought they were going to call my name and they didn't. So I've lived it."

For the past two years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated only white performers in its four acting categories, igniting the controversy known as #OscarsSoWhite. Responding to the uproar earlier this year, the academy overhauled its membership guidelines and annou…

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively's children make their first public appearance at Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony

Actor Ryan Reynolds, his wife, actress Blake Lively and their two children appeared in public together as a family for the first time to attend the honor Ryan received on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ryan Reynolds was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame . The actors have kept their children out of the spotlight since their births until Thursday.
Their older daughter, James Reynolds who isn't 2 years old yet was seen smiling while the younger daughter, whose name is still unknown was held in the arms of both parents.
The honored actor wasted no time acknowledging his family in the crowd when he took the mic. "I want to thank my wife, Blake, who is sitting right there who is everything to me. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me," Reynolds said at the podium looking handsome in a three-piece suit. "You make everything better. You make everything in my life better. You've given me two of the most incredible children I've e…

Kofi Adjorlolo Nominated - Best Supporting Actor In GHANA MUST GO

The nominees for the fifth edition of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) were revealed yesterday in Lagos at star studded event. 
Announcing the nominees was the duo of popular Nigerian actress and TV presenter, Mitchelle Dede, and renowned Kenyan actor, radio presenter and TV host Fareed Khimani during a special live broadcast which aired on all Africa Magic channels on DStv and GOtv.
The movie Ghana Must Go received a number of nominations crowned with the ace actor Kofi Adjorlolo being nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Movie/TV Series. Frank Rajah was was also nominated for Best Director for the same movie.

Here are the Nominees: