This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington DC on October 10. Demonstrators rallied for equality and called for intervention in police brutality and a change in social justice issues that affect the black community, MTV reported. The crowd chanted award-winning US hip hop star Kendrick Lamar’s song, Alright, as they marched through the streets. According to BET, the anniversary’s focus was also on the campaign, “Justice or Else!”
A couple of famous faces were spotted in the crowd – among those faces were comedian Dave Chapelle and hip-hop artists J Cole and Common.
Actor Bryshere Y. Gray. (Revolt TV/Instagram)
J Cole. (Ay’San Lafrance/Instagram)
The first ever Million Man March was organised and led by allegedly retired leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI), Louis Farrakhan Sr in 1995. The march called on all African American men to unite in a cause to improve their communities, families and themselves.
AKA wins two awards in Texas
AKA (Grant Difford)
Even from under a pile of dirty laundry that was recently hung out for all to see, hip hop star AKA (born Kiernan Forbes) still has a reason to be cheerful. He won two African Muzik Magazine awards (AFRIMMA) in the categories best male southern Africa and best collaboration for All Eyes On Me .
AKA ‘s Instagram
The AFRIMMA ceremony was held on October 10 in Dallas, Texas. Other winners include, Diamond Platnumz and Flavour for video of the year, Diamond Platnumz for artist of the year and Wizkid for song of the year for Ojuelegba.
True Blood and True Detective stars tie the knot
(Jim Parrack’s Instagram/Heather Curiel)
Actors Leven Rambin and Jim Parrack tied the knot in Texas on October 10, US Weekly reported. Parrack, who is known for his role in True Blood as Hoyt Fortenberry, popped the question in 2014 to True Detective star Rambin. She took to Instagram to announce that she was now Mrs Parrack. “Thank you for marrying me @parrack120! I love you, husband,” she said in a caption under their wedding photo.
Jim Carrey breaks down at ex-girlfriend’s funeral
Jim Carrey. (Reuters)
US Actor Jim Carrey stepped in as a pallbearer at former girlfriend’s Cathriona White’s funeral procession in Cappawhite, Ireland over the weekend. He was overcome with emotion as he carried White’s coffin on his shoulder on the way to the local cemetery, the Mirror reported.
White, who was a make-up artist, was found dead in a house in California on September 28. Her death was ruled as suicide by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Carrey and White started dating in 2012 and were spotted together again earlier on in the year.
According to Daily Mail, the Parish priest, Fr Tadgh Furlong, told mourners at the funeral that: “Cathriona was a light to so many. Something of the light has gone out. Yet much remains. The light continues to shine. The light of love lives on; the love you had for Cathriona; the love she had for you”.
On the day of the funeral Carrey posted a tribute to White on Twitter that said: “love cannot be lost”, with a photo of his and White’s silhouettes.