Cambridge, Oct 23 (AP/UNB) — Music artist and actress Queen Latifah was among the honorees recognized by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture.
Harvard awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal to Queen Latifah and six other recipients on Tuesday, according to the Cambridge, Massachusetts, school's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.
Other honorees include poet and educator Elizabeth Alexander, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie Bunch III, poet Rita Dove, co-founder of Black Entertainment Television Sheila Johnson, artist Kerry James Marshall and Robert Smith, founder, chairman and chief executive of Vista Equity Partners.
The award is named after Du Bois, a scholar, writer, editor, and civil rights pioneer who became the first black student to earn a doctorate from Harvard in 1895.
Son of Brazil's Bolsonaro gives up on being ambassador to US
Sao Paulo, OCT 23 (AP/UNB) — The son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has given up on being appointed as his country's ambassador to the United States.
Eduardo Bolsonaro made the announcement Tuesday night in a speech in the Chamber of Deputies, where he has a seat.
Bolsonaro's son would have needed approval from the Senate to get the post and it had been unclear whether he would be get enough support.
Hours earlier, the 35-year-old assumed leadership of Bolsonaro's Social Liberal Party in Congress' lower house.
The party is in political turbulence, and the far-right lawmaker said staying in Brazil to help his father in Congress will be as important as being ambassador in Washington.
Eduardo Bolsonaro also said his constituents were split about him taking the ambassador position.