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Nigerian AI artist creates a fashion show for elderly people | CNN

CNN  —  A fashion show that features elderly people as models is a rarity. One with elderly Black African models is even rarer. Perhaps that’s why Nigerian visual artist Malik Afegbua got so much attention from around the world when he posted images on social media last month showing seniors on a fashion runway, draped … Read more

Their son was banned from school for 3 years because of his dreadlocks | CNN

CNN  —  For years, Alli Nansolo grappled with whether to cut his son’s dreadlocks or not. Although it is not a legal requirement in Malawi, an unwritten policy enforced across government schools meant his son was being denied admission because of his hair. Nansolo’s could not pay for private education for his son Ishmael from … Read more

Six more bodies found after hippo capsized boat in Malawi | CNN

CNN  —  Rescuers have recovered six more bodies from a river in southern Malawi days after a boat carrying about 37 people was capsized by a hippo on Monday. Police spokesperson Agnes Zalakoma said the bodies were recovered Wednesday from the Shire River in Malawi’s Nsanje district, bringing the death toll to seven. Thirteen people … Read more

Toddler dead, 23 others missing as hippo capsizes boat in Malawi | CNN

CNN  —  A toddler has died after a boat ferrying more than 30 villagers across the Shire River in Malawi’s Nsanje district was attacked by a hippo, causing it to overturn, authorities said. A police spokesperson, Agnes Zalakoma, said the incident happened early Monday and 23 of the boat’s 37 passengers were missing and feared … Read more

Supreme Court seems sympathetic to postal worker who didn’t work Sundays in dispute over religious accommodations | CNN Politics

CNN  —  The Supreme Court seemed to side with a former mail carrier, an evangelical Christian, who says the US Postal Service failed to accommodate his request to not work on Sundays. A lower court had ruled against the worker, Gerald Groff, holding that his request would cause an “undue burden” on the USPS and … Read more

Fulton County, Georgia, jail leadership resigns after inmate’s death and accusations of unsanitary conditions | CNN

CNN  —  Three officials at the Fulton County, Georgia, jail have stepped down amid an investigation into the death of an inmate whose family said was housed in a filthy, bug-infested cell that “was not fit for a diseased animal.” The Fulton County Jail’s chief jailer and two assistant chief jailers submitted their resignations at … Read more

More women now make as much as their husbands, but still do more at home | CNN Business

New York CNN  —  Few women will be surprised to learn that even when wives earn about the same as their husbands or more, a new Pew Research Center study finds that they still spend more time on housework and child care, while their husbands spend more time on paid work and leisure. “Even as … Read more

Still haven’t filed your taxes? Here’s what you need to know | CNN Business

New York CNN  —  So far this tax season, the IRS has received more than 100 million income tax returns for 2022. That means tens of millions of households have yet to file their returns. If yours is among them, here are some last-minute tax-filing tips to keep in mind as the Tuesday, April 18 … Read more

Silicon Valley Bank collapse renews calls to address disparities impacting entrepreneurs of color | CNN Business

CNN  —  When customers at Silicon Valley Bank rushed to withdraw billions of dollars last month, venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton stepped in to help some of the founders of color who panicked about losing access to payroll funds. As a Black woman with nearly 10 years of business experience, Hamilton knew the options for those … Read more

How Playboy cut ties with Hugh Hefner to create a post-MeToo brand | CNN

Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writers. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The content is produced solely by The Conversation. The Conversation  —  Hugh Hefner launched Playboy Magazine 70 years ago this year. … Read more

‘A definitive backslide.’ Inside fashion’s worrying runway trend | CNN

CNN  —  Now that the Fall-Winter 2023 catwalks have been disassembled, it’s clear one trend was more pervasive than any collective penchant for ruffles, pleated skirts or tailored coats. Across runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris, there was a notable scarcity of plus-size models. This comes at a time when there are five … Read more

Kwame Brathwaite, photographer of ‘Black is Beautiful’ movement, dies at 85 | CNN

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by The Art Newspaper, an editorial partner of CNN Style. CNN  —  Kwame Brathwaite, the pioneering activist and photographer whose work helped define the aesthetics of the “Black is Beautiful” movement of the 1960s and beyond, died on April 1, aged 85. His son, Kwame Brathwaite, Jr, announced … Read more

Video shows moment of deadly explosion at cafe in Russia | CNN

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Israeli military veterans, a backbone of protest movement, vow to keep demonstrating | CNN

Tel Aviv CNN  —  In a sea of Israeli flags, Yiftach Golov holds one that looks a little different. Among the hundreds of thousands of protesters who took to the streets for the 13th week in a row on Saturday, Golov hoists a brown flag that represents a group called “Brother and Sisters in Arms.” … Read more

Erdogan’s political fate may be determined by Turkey’s Kurds | CNN

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN  —  Turkey’s persecuted pro-Kurdish party has emerged as a kingmaker in the country’s upcoming election, playing a decisive role that may just tip … Read more

Opinion: Why is ‘60 Minutes’ amplifying the views of Marjorie Taylor Greene? | CNN

Editor’s Note: Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney, is the host of SiriusXM radio’s daily program “The Dean Obeidallah Show.” Follow him @DeanObeidallah@masto.ai. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion on CNN. CNN  —  Last year, GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia spoke at a white nationalist event organized by … Read more

‘Scary, cold, hungry and lonely’: Volunteer soldier shares experience on front line | CNN

‘Scary, cold, hungry and lonely’: Volunteer soldier shares experience on front line A young volunteer soldier, Akula, who signed up for the war at the beginning of the Russian invasion is now dealing with the trauma of war. He spoke to CNN’s David McKenzie about his time on the front lines and how it has … Read more

French minister under fire for Playboy magazine cover | CNN

CNN  —  French government minister Marlene Schiappa has come under fire from members of her own party after appearing on the front cover of Playboy magazine. Schiappa, who has been a government minister since 2017, appeared on the cover of the magazine to accompany a 12-page interview she did on women’s and LGBT rights. Schiappa, … Read more

CEOs are tired of being held responsible for gun regulation | CNN Business

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. New York CNN  —  Americans have grown used to corporate executives treading the well-worn paths of the Northeast … Read more

Video shows moment man throws yogurt on two women in Iran | CNN

Video shows an incident at a store in the Iranian city of Shandiz where a man approached two unveiled women before proceeding to grab a tub of yogurt from the store and throw it, hitting both women in the head. The video then appears to show a male staff member removing the suspect from the … Read more

Man rides out tornado inside van. See the footage | CNN

Man rides out tornado inside van. See the footage Cody Coombes recounts riding out a tornado in Little Rock, Arkansas, inside his pest control van. The National Weather Service reported that an EF-3 tornado had roared through Pulaski and Lonoke counties with estimated peak winds of 165 mph, killing one person in North Little Rock … Read more

Palestinian taxi driver recounts surviving attack by right-wing protesters | CNN

A Palestinian taxi driver describes surviving a violent attack by a right-wing mob in Jerusalem earlier this week as Israel continues to see protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s judicial overhaul spread. CNN’s Nic Robertson reports. Source link

‘Ambassadors of peace’: Amputee football association brings together Sierra Leone’s civil war survivors | CNN

CNN  —  On a busy weekend in Freetown, Sierra Leone, dozens of people gather to watch an afternoon football match not unlike countless others you’d find anywhere else in the world. But there’s one striking difference – these players are all amputees. They’re members of the Single Leg Amputee Sports Association (SLASA), an organization co-founded … Read more