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Twitter is Outraged at Blackface Chinese New Year Sketch

The sketch about African-Chinese relations, featuring a Chinese actress in blackface and wearing prosthetics, was watched by up to 800 million people in China. It's quickly become the center of a controversy about racial ignorance in the country.

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From the video description:

What happens when you combine 2 of the hottest phenomenoms together in one video, Star wars, and Adele?…Well…This…STRONG, THE FORCE, MAY YOU FEEL…

Fun Fact: John Boyega, the actor who plays Finn is from London England (like me) He is born to Nigerian parents (Like me) talks with a funny accent (like me) and also has the word "Boye" in his name…LIKE ME!
Big Find of The Day: Second Largest Diamond Ever Found in Botswana
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Scrooge McDuck would be freaking out right now.

A 1,111 carat diamond has been discovered in Botswana by mining company Lucara. This is the second largest diamond ever discovered, only bested by the diamond used to make the British crown jewels.

It is as almost as big as a tennis ball.

"The significance of the recovery of a gem quality stone larger than 1,000 carats, the largest for more than a century and the continued recovery of high quality stones from the south lobe, cannot be overstated," Lucara CEO William Lamb said in a press release.

Rihanna is reportedly pretty pumped about this discovery.