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Our brothers and sisters in the Motherland will soon be able to discard their black, blue, red and green passports. These different passports were used to identify the religious or cultural states a person comes from, but now citizens of the African continent will be issued an electronic African Union passport that will allow them to travel, visa-free, within the 54 countries that apart of the “continental union,” reports Condé Nast Traveler (CNT). Although there isn’t an exact date for when the African Union (AU) will issue these passports to its citizens, government officials have already received their own methods of indetification. “At the 27th AU Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, on Sunday, Chadian President Idriss Déby and Rwandan leader Paul Kagame were presented with the first passports, which features inscriptions in five languages—English, French, Arabic, Portuguese, and Swahili…”


Netflix Is Finding New Ways For People To “Netflix And Chill” Before Cuffing Season Starts Again


Months before the temperature drops and cuffing season begins, Netflix has launched a new feature called Flixtape, with just enough time for it to catch on by fall. Instead of searching for television shows, movies or documentaries, Flixtape allows users to pick already made playlists of the aforementioned to enhance your nightly binge watching. And if you’re not satisfied with the playlists other Netflix users have curated, you can create and title your own. When opting for the latter, you first create a title for your Flixtape and Netflix will try to “decipher what mood you’re in,” according to Glamour. Netflix will then suggest viewing options to you but you can pass on what they’ve selected and include your own favorites. For example, I created “The Dancehall Flex” Flixtape and received the following suggestions: Narcos, Ip Man, and Scandal. (Yeah, I’m laughing too) I then added Marley, the documentary on Bob Marley’s life and Save The Last Dance…


WNBA Slaps Players Protesting Recent Police Violence With Fines

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The WNBA has fined several players who have banded together in protest of the recent police-related shootings and the violent ambush of five Dallas officers this month. For the past week, players from three teams have worn Black shirts in solidarity with the victims of violence but the league has frowned against their silent political statements. The AP reports: The WNBA has fined the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever and their players for wearing black warm up shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers. All three teams were fined $5,000 and each player was fined $500. The Liberty have worn the plain black shirts four times, including Wednesday morning against Washington. The Mercury and Fever wore them Tuesday night. While the shirts were the Adidas brand – the official outfitter of the league – WNBA rules state that uniforms may not be altered in any way…


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