Day: February 23, 2012

UK NEWS: ITV NEWS APOLOGISES AFTER REPORTER CALLS BLACK FOOTBALLERS “COLOURED”

I laughed out loud on the train when I read this story this morning.  How did ITV News manage to get this oh so wrong??? What a mess. Via The Telegraph ITV News has apologised after it used the word “coloured” in a report on racism in football. The offensive term was used during a report by ITV News reporter Richard Pallot on the racism in football summit at Downing Street on Wednesday. ITV News apologised shortly after the broadcast on its […]

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UK NEWS: POLICE OFFICER WINS DISCRIMINATION CASE

The Voice reports that a black gay police officer has won a case of racial and sexual orientation discrimination against Scotland Yard. Det Con Kevin Maxwell, 33, who works in the Met Police’s counter terrorism command, reportedly told the tribunal he was exposed to racist and homophobic comments from other officers and seniors during duty and training sessions, which he found to be an offensive environment to work in. “Such practices and behaviour have no place in a modern police service,” Simon […]

IDRIS ELBA TO PLAY NELSON MANDELA IN NEW BIOPIC

It has been confirmed that award-winning British actor Idris Elba will play Nelson Mandela in the up and coming biopic Long Walk To Freedom. The film will chronicle Mandela’s early life and the 27 years he spent in prison. There is no stopping Idris! Congratulations.

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