Last week industry folk and celebrities gathered at City Hall for The Community Channel’s LONDON 360 event.
Can you believe that Mad News didn’t receive an invitation to this event? The whole of London received an invitation apart from me. Even the man who sells The Big Issue outside the Tesco’s near where I work received an invitation. It’s a travesty!
I guess I have been well and truly blacklisted.
Anyway LONDON 360 is a regular TV and online magazine news show all about London and its communities, made by young Londoners 18-25 years old.
I have watched some of the news shows and they have been pretty impressive, very informative and well put together.
Click HERE to read more about London 360.
Check out the footage below.
What is with the dark shades Bashy? Was the sun also in attendance?
NEW FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE VIDEO IGNITES RACE ROW /ONLINE PETITION SET UP CALLING FOR THE BAND TO APOLOGISE
Check the latest video from Florence and Machine ‘No Light , No Light, which is interesting. The video has apparently ignited a race row because of its imagery.
Florence is in a church along with a group of choir boys and I am guessing they represent all that is good and innocent in the world. Then up pops a man ( it looks like he has been rolled in tar), who practices Voodoo, chases after a terrified Florence, sticks pins in to a doll and dances/rolls around the floor of the church possessed. He represents Evil.
[Thanks Marvin Sparks]
In response to Florence’s fans who have jumped up to defend the star, website Racialicous had this to say,
All sorts of defenses and excuses are being pulled out of the hat to try and label this music video as anything other than what it is: racist. Glorifying the white female central character as representing goodness, all while vilifying the evil dark skinned heathen Other. The number of times this has been done in film date back to one of the very first blockbusters, D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation, and continue on until today with this latest incarnation. But in this age of “colour-blindness” and “post-racial” talk, we confront a fairly new beast: vehement denial.
Click HERE to read full article.
An online petition has also been set up calling for the band to apologise. Click HERE to view.
Your thoughts please. Do you think this video is racist or is it just “art”?
A message from 50 Cent.
For Thanksgiving this week, I wanted to thank you all for supporting my Street King movement.
We’ve provided millions of meals through the World Food Programme but we’ve got a long way to go to reach 1 billion.
Let’s remember why we’re doing this. Watch my Thanksgiving video and click Share below to pass it on to your friends
This is positive but once he has succeeded in feeding 1 billion people… then what???