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Lupito Nyong’o Knew From Script That She 'Had to Be a Part' of 'Queen of Katwe'
Lupita Nyong’o stars in the new film, "Queen of Katwe" -- based on a true story about a chess prodigy overcoming all odds. The Oscar-winning actress plays the girl's fiercely protective mother and said today on "Good Morning America" that when she first read the script, she broke down just a few
'Queen of Katwe' Star Lupita Nyong'o Visits 'GMA'
The Oscar-winner is live in Times Square to discuss her new movie role, her trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture and her Vogue magazine cover story.
Celebs Take Us Behind the Scenes at African American Museum Opening
Along with President Obama, former President George W. Bush and both of their wives, many celebrities flocked to Washington, D.C., for the long-awaited opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Oprah Winfrey, who donated $12 million to the museum and whose name adorns
Solar Powered Backpacks Light Up Student's Lives
With the help of Lupita Nyong'o, a new backpack that uses the sun to charge-up a reading light is helping students study in Uganda.
Solar Backpacks Provide Study Light for Children Without Electricity
Growing up in Kenya , Salima Visram, 23, was exposed at an early age to the importance of education. "When I realized that I had access to education, but a lot of kids right outside didn't have the same privilege, I thought it wasn't fair, and that every child deserved the right to education," she
Phiona: A Virtual Reality Portrait of 'The Queen of Katwe'
Life in one of Uganda's worst slums is one of daily struggle. Without basic utilities, food and safe housing, many people fend for themselves on the street. After losing her father, Phiona Mutesi and her family found themselves homeless in the Katwe slum fighting to survive. Many residents in Katwe
3 Years After '12 Years,' Nyong'o's Face Is Back on Screen
In the three years since Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar-winning breakout performance in '12 Years a Slave,' she's appeared in "Star Wars" in motion-capture, in voice for "The Jungle Book" and on Broadway in the Liberian drama "Eclipsed," earning a Tony nomination
Phiona Mutesi, 'Queen of Katwe,' Rises From Uganda Slums to Become Inspirational Chess Prodigy
The first time Phiona Mutesi, 20, saw people playing chess, she thought it was people gambling. “I'd never seen it in my life and usually in Uganda, it was always, like, families that are rich that had, like, such games. It was very hard to find it in the poor families,” she told ABC News. When she
Review: 'Queen of Katwe' a Story of Chess, Dreams and Uganda
The colors and rhythms of life in the slums of Uganda are what set "Queen of Katwe" apart from other underdog chess movies
Lupita Nyong'o Explains Why She Returned to the Stage After Oscar Win
When Lupita Nyong'o won Best Supporting Actress for her role in "12 Years a Slave" in 2014, she made history as the first Kenyan and second African woman to win an Academy Award . Immediately afterward, Nyong'o became a new red-carpet darling and was even named People's Most Beautiful Person. The