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Ruth E. Carter Is Designing the Costumes for Coming to America 2.

The Academy award-winning costume designer is taking her legendary talents from Wakanda to Zamunda as she gears up to design the costumes for the Coming to America sequel.

“GOOD MORNING MY NEIGHBORS! It’s official,” she recently confirmed in an Instagram post featuring photos of Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. “Preliminary fitting for Coming to America 2 with Prince Akeem, Semmi and Oscar.”

Considering the original Coming to America was released in 1988, it’ll be interesting to see how Carter interprets the cast’s looks for 2019. Peep the photo below, and then head here to read more.

Magic Johnson Is Stepping Down as President of Basketball Operations for the Lakers.

After just two years serving as the Lakers’ President of Basketball Operations, Magic Johnson shocked everyone on Tuesday night when he announced that he’d be stepping down from his position.

“It’s a difficult decision. I cried before I came here,” an emotional Johnson said before the Lakers’ regular-season finale against the Portland Trail Blazers. “I am about to cry now. It’s hard when you love an organization the way I love this organization. It’s hard when you love a person like I love Jeanie [Buss]. I don’t want to disappoint her.”

He continued, “I want to go back to having fun. I want to go back to being who I was before taking on this job.”

Seems things may have become a bit overwhelming for Johnson, who said his decision was not all influenced by Luke Walton’s future as the team’s head coach. However, ESPN reports that he did state “he wanted to avoid Walton’s job coming between him and Buss, the Lakers’ controlling owner and governor who has been a staunch supporter of the coach.”

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Jay-Z’s 2019 Shawn Carter Scholarship Program Is Now Open.

ay-Z and his mother Gloria are ensuring it’s possible for everyone to further their education. And with the Shawn Carter Scholarship Program, they hope to relieve aspiring scholars of the burdens associated with going to college, playing “a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults.”

“The SCSF provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation,” as explained on Afro.com. “The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living.”

You can read more and check out all the requirements here.

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