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Lupita Nyong'o, LANCÔME Present $400K Worth Of Scholarships To NAACP Youth Members

Forty young minds have been awarded a $10,000 scholarship, which has been presented by Lupita Nyong’o in partnership with Lancôme.

Samantha Dorisca

Jul 18, 2022

Edutainment Startup Kukua Partners With Lupita Nyong'o For Animated African Superhero Series

Kukua, a multidisciplinary media and technology startup that combines entertainment and education to inspire today’s generation of children, has announced its new partnership with Oscar-winning superstar Lupita Nyong’o. According to a press release announcement, this partnership not only  includes the actress as a shareholder but also features Nyong’o as an executive producer of the “Super Sema” animated series, which is being billed as “Africa’s first kid superhero animated series.” “74% of characters on TV remain white, and only a few portray black female leads in STEAM. As a Black girl growing up in North America who majored in science, I didn’t see anyone that looked like me when I watched cartoons or walked into a chemistry class,” said Kukua’s COO Vanessa Ford. “Today when my children turn on their favorite program, I want to know that they not only can see themselves positively reflected on screen but that they are emboldened to believe they too can be scientists, inventors,...

Lupita Nyong'o Surprises All-girls STEM school in Atlanta During An Appearance

Girls at Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy got a star-studded surprise visit from Lupita Nyong’o and anchor Robin Roberts earlier this week. The “Black Panther” star made an appearance at the all-girls STEM school in Atlanta to congratulate students on their community efforts, according to Good Morning America. Nyong’o was awarded the title of “Most Likely to Succeed” from the GMA Yearbook and shared words of inspiration to girls who were also selected as most likely to succeed in their class. “When I look into this room I see problem solvers. I see creative thinkers. I see activists, but most importantly I see women who are learning how to learn and learners change the world,” Nyong’o said to the student body. “I feel like I’m looking into the faces of the future and it gives me deep hope to see how open, how alive and how positive that future could be.” In addition to speaking to the students, Nyong’o gave the academy a $25,000 check from to go...

Arriana McLymore

May 17, 2019