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Beyoncé’s Mother Defends Her Against #ENDSARS Backlash

Nigeria is currently in the midst of a major crisis as protestors are taking the streets to #ENDSARS, a movement calling for the end of a special unit within the Nigerian Police Force with a long record of abuse and harassment. 

Celebrities are starting to speak out about the terrible events taking place in Africa, joining the movement to raise awareness against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Rihanna, Trey Songz, and many others have been vocal about what’s going on, supporting the Nigerian youth as they fight against the government. 

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As things have gotten extremely dangerous, with bullets being fired into a crowd of protestors last night, Beyoncé spoke out as part of #ENDSARS and, surprisingly enough, she was met with backlash for doing so. She claims that she has been working behind the scenes, collaborating with coalitions to provide emergency healthcare, food, and more. 

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People have been picking apart Bey’s message, letting her know that it’s “not about food” and missing her point that she has been actively working to help where she can. 

Getting fed up with the constant scrutiny that her daughter faces for literally anything she does, Tina Knowles-Lawson chimed in to defend her against her critics.

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In a two-part post, Tina says that, because of personal issues in her family, she was only made aware of #ENDSARS last week but that, ever since, she’s been spreading awareness about it. Then, she took aim at Beyoncé’s critics.

“No matter what my daughter does she is scrutinized and torn apart,” wrote Tina. “She Makes a record and uses all African artist, producers, writers. She is criticized because She didn’t get artist from every country in Africa there are 52 countries! Then she makes a film that by the way she doesn’t profit a penny off of, because she spent every penny in the budget on making something that celebrates our heritage! What profiting off of you did she do? She made art!! She is an artist! That is what artist do. She is not your political leader and not your whipping board.”

What do you think of her lengthy posts about the situation in Nigeria?

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Yung Miami Unveils Exciting “Yams” Era in a Dazzling Comeback Trail, Are You Ready for the Yams Revolution

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Yung Miami Unveils Exciting “Yams” Era in a Dazzling Comeback Trail, Are You Ready for the Yams Revolution

 

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The dynamic duo of City Girls, Yung Miami and JT, is gearing up for a remarkable transformation in 2024. While Yung Miami soared on the business front with her acclaimed podcast last year, the musical aspect faced a setback. Their album RAW didn’t quite hit the mark with sales, leaving fans and critics unimpressed. However, the tides are turning for JT and Yung Miami individually, especially with Yung Miami dropping the fire track “Sideways” over the weekend.

But that’s not all – Yung Miami is set to embrace a whole new era, and she teased it back in January with a cryptic tweet. “Welcome to the ‘Yams Era.’ I’m so excited for this era of my life; we’re about to have some FUN!!!” Fans are still decoding the meaning behind “Yams,” with some speculating it’s a play on how to pronounce Miami or exploring unique definitions on Urban Dictionary.

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Regardless, Yung Miami seems to be fully embracing her roots and infusing it into everything she does. A month after hinting at this fresh approach, she dropped a tantalizing “Yams” trailer on Instagram. In the video, she discusses her comeback while showcasing glimpses of studio sessions and teasing a stylish ginger hairstyle. Yung Miami declared, “Welcome to the YAMs Era! The Yams Era is my Prime time! In the Yams, we do ginger hair…focus on ourselves…& get money! Yams is the new lingo… To my fans, The YAMS…this is the new us. Drop a 🍠 if you’re ready!”

Support poured in from fellow artists like JT, Saweetie, and more, flooding her comments with yam emojis and encouragement for this exciting new chapter.

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What’s your take on Yung Miami’s “Yams Era” trailer? What could it signify – a new album, a mindset shift, or a different musical approach? Who’s poised for a bigger solo year, Yung Miami or JT, and why? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t miss a beat with Honk Magazine for all the latest on Yung Miami. Stay tuned for everything buzzing in the music world! 🎶✨

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Biodegradable Urns for a Sustainable Farewell Which Honors Nature’s Cycle

The world is increasingly becoming more conscious of environmental impact over time. And from the metal straws of our drinks to the paper tote bags we carry, almost all essentials of daily life are moving towards sustainability. Now, even our final farewells are evolving. Biodegradable urns, offered by Premium Urns, an Australian-owned and operated company with over 12 years of experience, are designed to provide a more eco-friendly and meaningful way to say goodbye to our loved ones.

Biodegradable Urns for Various Purposes

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Biodegradable urns come in various forms to suit different purposes and preferences. At Premium Urns, they offer an array of biodegradable options, each serving a unique role:

  1. Bio Scattering Urns: These urns are crafted from biodegradable materials such as cardboard and are designed for scattering ashes in natural settings like beaches or mountains. They provide a beautiful and eco-conscious way to release the ashes, allowing the remains to return to nature.
  2. Ground Burial Bio Cremation Urns: Designed for more traditional ground burials, these urns are made from biodegradable materials that can peacefully merge with the earth over time. They are an excellent choice for those who prefer a more conventional resting place for their loved ones.
  3. Water Burial Bio Cremation Urns: If the intention is to release ashes at sea, Premium Urns offers a specialized selection of water urns. These urns are crafted to gracefully submerge in deep ocean waters when released off the side of a boat. They ensure a serene and eco-friendly final voyage for your loved one.

Choosing the Right Biodegradable Urns

Selecting the right biodegradable urn is a thoughtful process, but you must consider the following factors while making your choice:

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  1. Location: Think about where you wish to scatter or bury the ashes. The type of urn you choose should also align with the chosen location, whether it’s a beach, a mountaintop, the soil, or the sea.
  2. Material: Biodegradable urns are made from eco-friendly materials that will breakdown in their final environment. While choosing your material, make sure that it resonates with your environmental values.
  3. Purpose: Consider the intended purpose of the urn. If you plan to scatter the ashes, a scattering urn is ideal. If a traditional styleground burial is your preference, opt for a ground burial biodegradable urn.
  4. Specialized Water Urns: If you plan a sea burial, be sure to select from the ‘Water’ cremation urns specifically designed for this purpose. These urns are engineered to sink slowly, allowing for a dignified and eco-conscious release.

A Sustainable and Compassionate Choice

Premium Urns understands the importance of making sustainable choices during a time of loss. Their biodegradable urns not only offer an eco-friendly option but also reflect a deep respect for the natural world and the cycle of life and death. By choosing a biodegradable urn, you can ensure that your loved one’s final journey aligns with their values and leaves a minimal ecological footprint!

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