The Quick Read: Beyonce, Oprah To Headline Global Citizen in South Africa

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Niki McGloster Jul, 09, 2018

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Beyoncé and Oprah will be heading to South Africa for the 2018 Global Citizen Festival, aimed at ending poverty by 2030. The two powerhouses join a star-studded list of performers, hosts and world leaders, including Pharrell Williams, Femi Kuti, Gayle King and Bozoma St. John. The festival is set to take place on Dec. 2 in Johannesburg. (USA Today)

Yolanda Adams has been named an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The 56-year-old gospel legend was inducted alongside diplomat Teta V. Banks, astronaut Jeanette J. Epps, activist Chantél Harris, and author Margot Lee Shetterly at the sorority’s biennial conference in Houston. (MadameNoire)

Thousands protested Chicago gun violence in a massive way along the Dan Ryan Expressway over the weekend. Led by community activists and Rev. Michael Pfleger, residents demonstrated for stricter gun laws as well as jobs and better schools. “Nonviolent demonstration is sometimes the only way to get the attention that will help change things,” Jackson said. “I’m perfectly willing to be arrested to bring attention to this crisis. Stopping traffic is less damaging than the shooting and the killing and the jailing.” (Vibe)

A white man who hit and killed a Black man with his truck in Louisiana, and joked about the fatal incident online afterward, will not be charged. Louisiana State Police said they found that after “a very thorough and comprehensive investigation into the crash” the 18-year-old, named Matthew Martin, was not violating any traffic laws. (Daily News)

Kazeem Waris Olamilekan, 11, has become an art world sensation in Nigeria for producing hyper-realistic portraits. His work caught the attention of French President Emmanuel Macron, who met with the young boy last week during a visit to the New Afrikan Shrine in Lagos. (Twitter)