Highlights From Our Week
Nature has a way of bringing to the fore, the need to get involved with life-changing experiences. This could come through celebrating a person’s life, altering the course of nature to participating in the fight against diseases. Here is how our week turned out.
Maya Angelou: First of her name
Activist, writer and actress Maya Angelou is still shining even in death. In honour of her 90th posthumous birthday and in recognition of her contribution to the literary world, Google is celebrating her today with a special doodle (video). So kind was her heart, that 30 years after the death of her friend (Martin Luther King Jr) who was assassinated on her birthday (April 4), she sent flowers to his widow, Coretta, until she passed on in 2004.
The Weeknd has filed for a court injunction to stop anyone from using his trademark Starboy. According to TMZ, Eymun Talasazan wants to trademark ‘Starboy’ for his forthcoming comic and intends using that to hinge on the success of the musician. Talasazan’s action is coming after Marvel Comic’s announcement of their collaboration with The Weeknd for the ‘Starboy’ comic.
Deadpool turns pink
Ahead of the release of 20th Century Fox’s film, Deadpool 2, the main character, Deadpool, has joined forces with Omaze in the fight against cancer by putting up its pink suit for auction. The proceeds will go to Fuck Cancer, a nonprofit organisation interested in cancer, its prevention and providing support to its victim. Fundraisers will have the opportunity to win the pink suit. Meanwhile, Deadpool 2 will be out in cinemas May 18.
A Finnish woman who underwent hormonal therapy to become the nation’s first transgender man gave birth on Wednesday. The man, who’s in his 30s, legally changed his gender in 2015 after years of testosterone therapy. When he suspended his hormonal treatment, his period returned. However, he decided to cancel sex change surgery, to complete his male physical transition so that he can get pregnant. The man was granted paternal leave.
Drake in “God’s plan”?
Drake is really fulfilling God’s plan as he has become the first solo male artist to have two songs top the Billboard 100 chart for up to 10 weeks. God’s Plan is Drake’s second single to spend 10 weeks at the top, the first was One Dance featuring Nigeria’s Wizkid.
Billboard says that God’s Plan is the 36th song to top the charts for 10 weeks and only the fifth to ever do 10 weeks consecutively.