Entries by Madina Toure

(HuffPost Style) Tim Gunn: The Obama Girls Are The ‘Antidote’ To The Kardashians

James Cave | Lifestyle Staff Writer, The Huffington Post Has your newsfeed OD’d on the Kardashians? Tim Gunn has your medicine. When asked in a recent sit-down interview at HuffPost Live about who he considers the “antidote” to the Kardashians, he replied without hesitation: Sasha and Malia Obama. KEVIN MAZUR VIA GETTY IMAGES “I believe that they […]


(Ghana Web) Future Ghanaian Scientist Invited to White House

Meet Simon-Peter Frimpong, a 13-year old Ghanaian American from Aurora, Colorado. The 8th-grader is one of about 100 top science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students from across the USA who have been invited to the 2016 White House Science Fair, scheduled for this Wednesday, April 13th. The fair, which is President Obama’s sixth and […]

(Al Jazeera) Somalia executes al-Shabab journalist

11 Apr 2016 09:09 GMT | Politics, Africa Somalia has executed a journalist accused of helping members of al-Shabab kill at least five journalists in the capital. Hassan Hanafi, who was captured in neighbouring Kenya in 2014, was executed on Monday morning by a firing squad in Mogadishu after his appeal at a military court […]

(TimesLedger) Friends of Phife Dawg remember late musician at public memorial

By Madina Toure St. Albans residents who grew up with the late Phife Dawg, a member of renowned hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, braved the rain to show their respect for him at a public memorial hosted by the group at St. Albans Memorial Park Monday morning. Despite the rainy weather, nearly 200 fans […]

(The Root) NY Valedictorian Is Celebrating Her Acceptance to All 8 Ivy League Schools

BY: YESHA CALLAHAN Posted: April 5 2016 9:26 AM Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna VIDEO SCREENSHOT Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, a high school student from Long Island, N.Y., has a big decision to make soon. The Elmont High School valedictorian has been accepted at all eight Ivy League schools! Schools in the Ivy League are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell […]

(TimesLedger) Petitions underway for Phife Dawg, A Tribe Called Quest to be honored in Queens

Nu-Clear Cleaners on 192nd Street and Linden Boulevard was featured in a single from A Tribe Called Quest’s second album. A petition is seeking to have the boulevard co-named after the group. By Madina Toure Two major efforts are underway to honor legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest and one of its members, Queens-raised […]

(Daily News) EXCLUSIVE: Ted Cruz knows ‘absolutely nothing’ about counterterrorism in NYC, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says

BY BILL BRATTON | SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | Updated: Saturday, March 26, 2016, 7:18 PM STEVE HELBER/AP Ted Cruz speaks during an appearance in Virginia. There seems to be a widespread belief among certain members of the political class that protecting the country against terrorism is a matter of ideology. According to them, the […]