Month: February 2010

VIDEO: THE COMPLEXION OBSESSION (PART 1)

Part one of the documentary ‘The Complexion Obsession’ takes a look at Hip Hop video models, and why the industry tends to favour light skinned women over dark skinned women. Yes the light skinned / dark skinned debate still rages on in 2010!

UK NEWS: AKON LEAVES CAPITAL FM AFTER JUST ONE SHOW

On February 8th I posted the news that Akon would be hosting his own weekly Saturday evening show on 95.8 Capital FM. Well that business relationship didn’t last long because today Social Writers Blog reports that the singer has left Capital after hosting just one show. A spokesperson from Global Radio said in a statement, “Due to Akon’s commitments, including working on a brand new album, we won’t be broadcasting a regular show on 95.8 Capital FM for the time being.” So they […]

UK MUSIC NEWS: RAPPER GIGGS CONCERT CANCELLED AFTER POLICE WARNING

Sad, sad news folks…. The Guardian  reports that rapper Giggs’ concert has been cancelled after police warned concert venues of safety concerns. Giggs, from Peckham, London, and recently signed to XL Recordings, was due to play 10 dates starting tomorrow in Birmingham. However, police confirmed that they warned organisers about security concerns after being contacted by the promoters for Giggs’ London date on 4 March at the O2 Islington Academy. Continue Reading…. Well this news doesn’t surprise me. Just think about the type […]

UK NEWS: POLICEMAN AVOIDS JAIL AFTER TWO DOGS DIE

Via The Mail A police dog handler who let his two devoted German Shepherds bake to death in the back of his car has escaped jail after claiming the stress of the job made him forgetful. PC Mark Johnson faced up to six months in prison and a £20,000 fine for letting his beloved dogs die in ‘excruciating pain’ during a heat wave after becoming distracted by paperwork for seven hours. But yesterday he was handed a six-month conditional discharge and ordered […]

UK NEWS: COUNCILLOR IN COURT OVER COCONUT ROW

Via The Voice Online  LIBERAL DEMOCRAT Shirley Brown has appeared in court following allegations that she called an Asian Conservative a ‘coconut’.  Brown, who represents the Ashley ward in Bristol said last week that she will plead not guilty to charges of racially aggravated harassment.  Bristol magistrates have adjourned the case until 12 April.  The accused allegedly called Jay Jethwa a ‘coconut’, which implies someone is black/brown on the outside but white on the inside therefore betraying their race, during a heated […]

TONY BLAIR AND GEORGE W BUSH ATTEND AWARDS CEREMONY IN OIL RICH NIGERIA

This leaves a nasty taste in my mouth…. Via The Mail Tony Blair and George Bush joined Nigeria’s business and political elite at an awards ceremony yesterday and pledged their support to the oil-rich country’s new acting president. The former British prime minister and ex-U.S. president were invited to the event in the capital city of Abuja by host, newspaper mogul Nduka Obaigbena, though neither of them spoke at the event. Continue Reading…. Who the HELL invited those war criminals? We all know […]

FORMER MISS ENGLAND ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF DRINK-DRIVING

Former Miss England Rachel Christie was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving last week. Christie was with boyfriend TV Gladiator “Tornado” (real name David McIntosh), when they were stopped near Marble Arch in central London. The heptathlete, niece of former Olympic gold medal sprinter Linford Christie, apparently refused to blow in to the breathalyser when asked repeatedly to do so. She was taken to a station and charged with failing to provide a specimen for analysis. Scotland Yard said she was bailed to appear before City of Westminster JPs on February […]

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