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UK TV: BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMMING – WHAT A JOKE!

October 27, 2009 26 comments
Still shot taken from the Channel 4 documentary The White Beauty Myth

The White Beauty Myth (Channel 4 tonight 10pm)

For those who don’t know it’s currently Black History Month here in the UK and our TV networks have decided to celebrate this fact by airing the following documentaries…..

Note: It’s not a coincidence that they decided to schedule these documentaries during this period.

Race & Intelligence:  Science’s Last Taboo ( aired last night (October 26th on Channel 4)  

In 2007, Nobel Prize winning US scientist James Watson was quoted referring to research suggesting that black people were less intelligent than other races. His comments caused a storm of controversy, Watson was condemned. In this documentary, part of the season Race: Science’s Last Taboo, Rageh Omaar sets out to find out the truth, meeting scientists who believe the research supports the view that races can be differentiated as well as those who vehemently oppose this view. By daring to ask the difficult questions, Omaar is able to explode the myths about race and IQ and reveal what he thinks are important lessons for society.

Bleach, Nip, Tuck: The White Beauty Myth. Tonight (Tuesday 27th Oct)  Channel 4, 10pm.

Two documentaries from the Race: Science’s Last Taboo season examine the growing trend for deracialisation surgery.

Make Me White. Tonight (Tuesday 27th Oct), BBC 1, 10.35pm

The One Show’s presenter Anita Rani goes on a journey around the country to discover what it is that makes some people want to have lighter skin.

So who plans on tuning in to these documentaries then?

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MADONNA FLIES IN TO MALAWI TO MARK CONSTRUCTION OF NEW SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

October 27, 2009 5 comments

No longer on a one woman quest to rid the African continent of it’s children, superstar Madonna flew in to Malawi and donned dark shades yesterday as she marked the construction of a new school for girls.

Anyone would think Queen Elizabeth II was paying the country a visit…

Would it not have made more sense to wait until the building is actually standing and then mark it’s opening???

Anyway well done Madge!

NEW MUSIC / VIDEO: CHRIS BROWN – ‘ I CAN TRANSFORM YA’

October 27, 2009 3 comments

Mad News Verdict: Not bad Chris…… I will ignore Lil Wayne.

 

Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

PICS: THE Q AWARDS (LONDON) – AMY WINEHOUSE

October 27, 2009 7 comments

Singer Amy Winehouse attended the 2009 Q Awards last night (26th Oct), which took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Waste Woman Winehouse also showed off her recently surgically enhanced breasts and was accompanied by her protégé/”god-daughter”  13 year old singer Dionne Bromfield.

I question the sanity of Dionne’s parents.  They are just asking for trouble and a visit from Social Services (if they can be bothered).

I’m sorry but all I see is warning lights up ahead.

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Amy with her 13 year old “god-daughter” Dionne Bromfield who looks a lot older in this picture.

Photographs: WireImage/Hogan

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