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  • HOW DO YOU DO FELLOW KIDS: GOOGLE'S NEWEST PIXEL AD IS ZOOMER BAIT
    Featuring Snoop Dogg's favorite TikTok food narrator Google wants you to know it's hip. It knows exactly what kids like these days: ASMR, bananas, and scrolling through videos on TikTok. Since they're already used two of those to advertise its current lineup of Pixel phones, it only makes sense to follow it up with the final entry in what has become a bizarre trilogy of commercials aimed at going viral. Google has partnered with creator Dayne N Simple to create a video poem in honor of
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  • SOUTH AFRICAN SINGER BUSISWA GQULU AIMS TO EMPOWER WOMEN WITH HER MUSIC
    South Africa's Busiswa Gqulu is using her songs and poetry to overcome gender barriers in the music industry.
    BBC News
  • PAKISTAN TO OPEN CONSULATE IN MUNICH TO TAP POTENTIAL: FM
    BERLIN: Pakistan, in a bid to tap economic potential with Germany, will soon open a consulate in Munich, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced on Tuesday. Talking to media personnel in the German capital, Mr Qureshi said Pakistan and Germany had great prospects for cooperation in trade and investment and expressed confidence that the new consulate would expedite matters in this regard. The foreign minister said a consul general would be appointed at the Munich mission to suppleme
    Dawn.com
  • RHEA CHAKRABORTY SHARES HOPE FILLED MESSAGE WITH HER FANS
    Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty took to Instagram to share a hope-filled message with her fans. She shared a picture of herself dressed in a yellow kurta, reading poet Rabindranath Tagore's collection of poems, "Gitanjali".br /br /#Rheachakraborty #Sushantsinghrajput #NCB #Nacroticscontrolbeaureu
    IANS India
  • DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER JYOTHI PRAKASH NO MORE
    Perambra: Documentary filmmaker and social activist Jyothi Prakash passed away at his residence here on Sunday. He was 60. A native of Malappuram, he retired from the post of village officer. He was residing at Eranjipalam in Kozhikode. Jyothi Prakash is known for winning the national award for his documentary Ithihasathile Khasak. This documentary is based on O V Vijayans Khasakinte Ithihasam. Jyothi Prakash was fighting cancer and was undergoing treatment until recently. A poet and artist,
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  • SALMAN KHAN'S MUNNI HARSHAALI'S FUN POETRY ON MISSING SCHOOL LIFE
    Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan co star Munnu aka Harshaali Malhotra writes an amazing poetry as she misses school. Watch the story.
    Bollywood NOW
  • NEWHAM ART WALL: 'OTHER THAN THE MURDERS, EVERYTHING IS FINE'
    A poem in a Newham mural praises a local library and parks, but calls the crime rate "unfortunate".
    BBC News
  • DEATH THREAT AGAINST POET MURUKAN KATTAKKADA; COMPLAINT FILED
    Thiruvananthapuram: Death threats have been raised against poet and lyricist Murukan Kattakkada for penning songs for the LDF in connection with the campaign for assembly election. An anonymous person called the writer on phone and threatened that he will be killed inch by inch at his residence. Following this, Murukan Kattakkada filed a complaint with Thiruvananthapuram Rural SP and Cyber Crime police station. LDF had widely used the song 'Manushyanakanam' written by Murukan Kattakkada duri
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  • ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST JUDY LING WONG
    Judy Ling Wong is the UK Director of the Black Environment Network (BEN). She has also worked as a poet and painter. She started BEN to bring diversity to the environmental sector. In an interview, she spoke about her motivation.
    DW (English)
  • MARKETERS, IS YOUR BRANDED CONTENT PLAYBOOK FUTURE-READY?
    Hamsini Shivakumar, co-founder of Leapfrog Strategy Consulting, outlines the recipe for a successful branded content playbook for marketers and reminds them to keep their advertising strategy separate from their branded content strategy.  Branded content is not 'advertising' in another format. It has its own place in the communication mix. Over the last six months, we have analyzed over 60 pieces of carefully selected branded content, often in comparison with their advertising counterparts
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  • TWINKLE KHANNA GETS EMOTIONAL AFTER AKSHAY KUMAR TESTS POSITIVE | PENS HEARTFELT NOTE
    Twinkle Khanna penned a poem about uncertain time as her husband Akshay Kumar undergoes treatment for Covid-19. The actor is admitted to a Mumbai hospital after he tested Covid positive on April 4. Have a look at the video to know more in detail. br /
    Bollywood NOW
  • POET AMANDA GORMAN FEATURED ON THE COVER OF VOGUE
    Poet Amanda Gorman has another accolade to her name: She's the first poet to be featured on a cover for Vogue.
    CNN
  • MYANMAR'S RESIDENTS RAISE FUNDS FOR PROTEST AGAINST MILITARY TAKEOVER THROUGH ONLINE POP-UP MARKETS
    With security forces in Myanmar having shot dead at least 570 protesters and bystanders in the past two months, many of the country's residents see venturing out onto the street as a brave but foolhardy act. Online, many have found a safer, more substantive way to show their defiance against February's military takeover — virtual rummage sales whose proceeds go to the protest movement's shadow government and other related political causes. Everything from clothes and toys, to music le
    Dawn.com
  • GOBAL TEEN: KENYA
    Faith Kathure is a cheerful 17-year-old who lives in the village of Matunda. She loves going to school and writing poems. A sense of gratitude underlies her joyful nature
    DW (English)
  • PATTI SMITH TO SHARE NEW WRITING IN SUBSTACK NEWSLETTER
    Patti Smith — singer, songwriter, poet, author and icon — will be sharing her writing in a new weekly newsletter on Substack. In a message posted Wednesday on her highly entertaining Instagram page, Smith wrote that she aims to use the newsletter to "form an inter-connective body of work for a responsive community," posting "weekly […]
    Variety.com
  • ANUPAM KHER'S SUPER FUNNY POEM ON MIDDLE CLASS IS JUST RELATABLE
    We Bet you can't stop laughing after hearing veteran actor Anupam Kher's poem on Middle Class. Watch it right here.
    Bollywood NOW
  • WIEDEN+KENNEDY REINTRODUCES ITS "CALL IT COVID" CAMPAIGN AS A CRY TO STOP ASIAN HATE
    It was a year ago this month when Wieden+Kennedy launched its "Call it Covid-19" campaign anchored by "A word," a staccato poem outlining the fear of violent racism experienced by the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The timely campaign was a reaction to the marked increase in hate crimes towards AAPI groups across the...
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  • THIS APP WILL HELP YOU JUMP ABOARD THE HOT NEW NFT BANDWAGON
    The NFT craze keeps rolling right along, following a string of high-profile announcements and top-dollar sales that we've covered in previous posts. Among the new announcements, New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso is reportedly set to get in on the NFT act on Tuesday, by auctioning off some digital artwork and donating the proceeds to his charity Homers for Heroes as well as More Than Baseball. The latter is a nonprofit that supports minor league players who need financial aid to help wi
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  • THESE APPLE TV+ SHOWS ARE HITTING IT OUT OF THE PARK WITH CRITICS
    Apple's streaming TV service Apple TV+ is still nowhere near the size of rivals like Netflix, Amazon, and the like, in terms of its library of content, but the streamer has nevertheless adhered to a pattern of a slow, measured rollout of quality titles. And the proof is in the pudding -- or, rather, in the ratings, vis a vis at least three Apple TV+ show seasons currently enjoying a 100% approval rating from critics right now on the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. This comes as A
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  • 12TH KARACHI LITERATURE FESTIVAL BEGINS, ORGANISERS REMEMBER HASEENA MOIN
    KARACHI: When the last iteration of the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) took place in 2020, no one had an inkling that a year later words such as 'online' and 'digital' would be used by its organisers. The coronavirus pandemic had hit closer to home, the first case had just surfaced and there was palpable concern for everyone's safety in the air. But the event went on successfully. On Friday, the three-day 12th Karachi Literature Festival began at the Beach Luxury Hotel but with the e
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  • CRAIG MUMS GRANT DIES, OZ AND LUKE CAGE ACTOR, POET WAS 52
    Craig muMs Grant, the actor best known for playing inmate Arnold 'Poet' Jackson on the HBO prison drama Oz, has sadly passed away at the age of 52.
    movieweb.com
  • VIRGINIA REPUBLICANS SLAM CHARLOTTESVILLE MAYOR AFTER OBSCENE POEM ABOUT CITY: 'STEP ASIDE'
    Republicans slammed Charlottesville, Virginia, Mayor Nikuyah Walker after she posted on Facebook an obscene poem she wrote claiming the city "rapes you."
    FoxNews.com
  • OPRAH WINFREY'S NEXT BIG INTERVIEW REVEALED: INAUGURATION POET AMANDA GORMAN!
    Oprah Winfrey has chosen her next interview guest: inauguration poet Amanda Gorman! "Amanda Gorman is a young woman who stepped into a moment in history with enormous grace and dignity," Oprah said in a statement. "I was enthralled by her youthful spirit from the first moment we met, and very much looked forward to hearing [...]
    JustJared
  • OPRAH WINFREY TO INTERVIEW POET AMANDA GORMAN ON APPLE TV PLUS
    Oprah Winfrey will sit down with poet laureate Amanda Gorman for “The Oprah Conversation” on Apple TV Plus on Friday. The 23-year-old poet, author and activist became an instant sensation when she spoke at President Biden’s inauguration, becoming the youngest inaugural poet in history. "Amanda Gorman is a young woman who stepped into a moment […]
    Variety.com
  • OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON TREATING NATURE WITH MORE RESPECT
    "It is a sad thing to think that nature speaks and that mankind does not listen." This remark, made in 1870 by the poet and novelist Victor Hugo, is even more relevant today. At a time when biodiversity -- the fragile web of life of which we are all a part -- threatens to disintegrate, we must not forget that we are, in many respects, the authors of our own misfortune.
    CNN
  • TALES FROM THE FIELD: GIGAOM BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY IMPACT REPORTS
    "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes." Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde may have been channeling his inner IT…
    gigaom.com
  • CLEO WADE TALKS NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK 'WHAT THE ROAD SAID'
    Poet-artist and activist Cleo Wade amassed her Instagram following by posting inspirational mantras. In 2018, she extended that vision with self-help tome "Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life," and is now following up with a new children's book, "What the Road Said," out March 23. Variety caught up with the New Orleans native […]
    Variety.com
  • SYMPHONY RECORDS TRIBUTE TO MAHLER LEGACY
    AUSTRIAN composer Gustav Mahler used seven ancient Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) poems as the source of text for his masterpiece "Das Lied von der Erde," or "The Song of the Earth," completed in 1909. This
    ShanghaiDaily.com
  • FERLINGHETTI, POET WHO NURTURED THE BEATS
    LAWRENCE Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, bookseller and activist who helped launch the Beat movement in the 1950s and embodied its curious and rebellious spirit well into the 21st century, died late
    ShanghaiDaily.com
  • A TRANSLATOR FOR AMANDA GORMAN'S POEM HAS BEEN DROPPED IN SPAIN
    A writer hired to translate Amanda Gorman's poem "The Hill We Climb" into Catalan said he has been removed from the position by publisher Univers.
    CNN
  • AMANDA GORMAN'S CATALAN TRANSLATOR DROPPED BECAUSE OF 'PROFILE'
    The publishers said they wanted "a woman, young, activist and preferably black" translator for the poem.
    BBC News
  • POEMS
    I am in love with poetry You are beautiful to me. Your presence is powerfully wonderful. You have a special way with words that electrify my soul. Your personality is hypnotising. Your ideas are diverse and...
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  • STEPHEN FRY RECIEVES VACCINE IN HISTORIC POET'S CORNER
    Actor Stephen Fry recieved his vaccine today in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey. The vaccination centre is one of several hosted at iconic locations across London. Fry joked that he would have to set aside college rivalries and get the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine, even though he went to Cambridge. br / Report by Odonovanc. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
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  • FROM LUPITA NYONG'O TO LIL NAS X: MUST-READ CHILDREN'S BOOKS WRITTEN BY CELEBRITIES
    The time to update your children's bookshelves is now. Thankfully, there is no shortage of gorgeous modern literature for early readers. From Lupita Nyong'o to the presidential inauguration poet Amanda Gorman, here are some must-reads written by your celebrity faves. The Tale of the Mandarin Duck: A Modern Fable Inspired by the real-life mandarin duck […]
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  • PALARIVATTOM FLYOVER OPENS FOR TRAFFIC; CM, PWD MINISTER THANK LABOURERS
    Kochi: The Palarivattom flyover was opened for traffic on Sunday. The national highways wing chief engineer of Public Works Department opened the flyover to the public. In the wake of upcoming Assembly election, there was no inaugural ceremony. PWD Minister G Sudhakaran's vehicle was the firstto enter the flyover. The minister congratulated DMRC's E Sreedharan and Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society Ltd and workers over completing the reconstructionworks in such a short time period
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  • US POET SAYS FOLLOWED BY GUARD, CALLED 'SUSPICIOUS'
    NEW YORK: African-American poet Amanda Gorman, who became a star after her reading at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, has said a security guard claimed she looked "suspicious" and followed her as she walked home."This is the reality of black girls: One day you’re called an icon,...
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  • ACCLAIMED OKLAHOMA WRITER HONORéE FANONNE JEFFERS USES HER WORDS TO HIGHLIGHT HUMAN MOMENTS
    By Brandy McDonnell Features writer [email protected] 250 years before Amanda Gorman galvanized viewers of President Biden's inauguration and Super Bowl LV with her uplifting verse, Phillis Wheatley Peters became the first African American author of a published book of poetry. Even as Gorman's stunning recitations have elevated interest in African American verse, Oklahoma Black poet Honorée Fanonne Jeffers is earning acclaim for her efforts to bring "Miss Phillis'" legacy to
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  • BIDEN INAUGURATION POET AMANDA GORMAN SAYS SHE WAS RACIALLY PROFILED NEAR HER HOME
    Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who captured hearts at the inauguration of President Joe Biden , posted to social media that she was followed home by a security guard who demanded to know where she lived because she "looked suspicious"."I...
    nzherald.co.nz
  • AMANDA GORMAN, INAUGURAL POET, SAYS SHE WAS 'TAILED' BY SECURITY GUARD ON HER WALK HOME
    Amanda Gorman, the nation's first youth poet laureate, said she was "tailed" and told "you look suspicious" by a security guard as she walked home Friday night.
    CNN
  • 'I'M A THREAT TO INJUSTICE': AMANDA GORMAN RECOUNTS RACIAL PROFILING INCIDENT WITH SECURITY GUARD
    Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman recently revealed she was racially profiled by a security guard working near her Los Angeles, Calif. apartment complex. According to Newsweek, Gorman took to Twitter with details about the disheartening encounter as she shared her perspective of the harsh reality that black girls face. A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight. He demanded if I lived there because "you look suspicious." I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building. He left, no apology.
    alternet.org
  • 'I THANK YOU,' SAYS PM IMRAN AFTER SECURING TRUST VOTE FROM NA
    In a show of strength, Prime Minister Imran Khan secured 178 votes – six more than required – on Saturday to win the vote of confidence from the National Assembly. The special session was called after the premier voluntarily sought a trust vote following an upset in Senate elections. Addressing the assembly after his win in a wide-ranging speech, the premier said "no one can stop Pakistan's progress". He also announced electoral reforms, saying: "We are doing things; we are fully
    Dawn.com
  • AMANDA GORMAN SAYS SECURITY GUARD CONFRONTED HER, SAYING SHE LOOKED 'SUSPICIOUS'
    Amanda Gorman, who became a national sensation when she delivered a stirring poem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in January, said Friday that a security guard had followed her home and told her she looked suspicious.
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  • INAUGURATION POET AMANDA GORMAN REVEALS SHE WAS RACIALLY PROFILED OUTSIDE OF HER BUILDING
    Amanda Gorman, the poet who received international acclaim after performing at Joe Biden‘s inauguration in January, is opening up about being racially profiled. The 22-year-old poet took to Twitter on Friday (March 5) to reveal what happened. “A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight. He demanded if I lived there because ‘you [...]
    JustJared
  • AMANDA GORMAN DESCRIBES THE "REALITY OF BLACK GIRLS" AFTER BEING FOLLOWED HOME
    Amanda Gorman recently experienced the unfortunate "reality" of how many Black Americans are treated. Just two months ago, Amanda became an icon after reading her powerful poem at...
    E!Online
  • LOGAN PAUL, NOW AN INTELLECTUAL, SAYS HE'S DONE WITH HOLLYWOOD
    Forget Notes App apologies — now influencers are dropping Notes App prose.  Logan Paul hinted at being done with the influencer lifestyle in a turgid statement posted to his Instagram story on Wednesday. Typed out on the Notes App, Paul ruminated on his fleeting "privilege of youth" and the "venom of adulthood" that separates him from the "horde of inebriated young Hollywood socialites driven by temptation and bad intentions."  "I do enjoy it," Paul wrote. "But I canno
    Mashable
  • U.S. POET LAUREATE, NATIVE OKLAHOMAN JOY HARJO RELEASES FIRST ALBUM IN A DECADE
    By Brandy McDonnellTulsan Joy Harjo — the first Native American named Poet Laureate of the United States — digs deep into the indigenous red earth in her first new recording in a decade, "I Pray for My Enemies," to be released March 5 on Sunyata Records/Sony Orchard Distribution.Collaborating with Latin Grammy-winning producer/engineer Barrett Martin on her new album, Harjo brings a fresh identity to the poetry and songs that have made her a renowned poet of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and
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  • STEPHEN COLBERT HAS A POEM FOR ANYONE ANGRY ABOUT THOSE RACIST DR. SEUSS BOOKS BEING PULLED
    On Tuesday, the news broke that six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published due to the racist imagery they contain, and unsurprisingly some Fox hosts weren't too happy with the decision. Luckily, Stephen Colbert has a solution for them. In the clip above from the Late Show (jump to 10:58) the host produces a book titled A Late Show's Oh, the Books You Can Read, from which he proceeds to recite the following poem. "So the book news you heard today just got your goose / And now you're de
    Mashable
  • AMANDA GORMAN'S DUTCH TRANSLATOR STANDS DOWN AFTER UPROAR THAT BLACK WRITER WASN'T CHOSEN
    Dutch writer Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, who won the International Booker Prize in 2020, has withdrawn from a project to translate Black American poet Amanda Gorman's work following a backlash against the commission.
    CNN
  • RASHAMI DESAI,GEETA KAPUR, ANURAG BASU AND OTHERS ATTEND PARITOSH TRIPATHI'S CHAI-SI MOHABBAT BOOK L
    Paritosh Tripathi is not only famous for his acting, but also for his writing skills. His first Hindi poem book "Mann Patang Dil Dor" was a huge sucess. Now the actor has won hearts of many of his fans with his second book "Chai Si Mohabbat" comprising love poems. The book was released recently.br /br /#shilpashetty #SuperDancerChapter4 #ParitoshTripathi #chaisimohabbatbr /br /
    IANS India
  • DUTCH WRITER OPTS OUT OF TRANSLATING INAUGURAL POET AMANDA GORMAN'S WORK AFTER CONTROVERSY OVER CHOICE OF WHITE PERSON FOR THE JOB
    A Dutch writer has opted out of her assignment to translate the work of inaugural and Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman after controversy over the choice of a white writer for the job.
    NY Daily News

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