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FOREVER 21 NOW SELLING CROP TOP BLACK PANTHER T-SHIRTS

April 18, 2014 Leave a comment

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When I came across this on my Twitter timeline today I was at a loss for words.

Really Forever 21? Do you even understand who the Panthers were and what their movement was all about?

I am guessing NO! So please let me provide this link to help you all out.

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Does anyone actually own the copyright for the logo?

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REGGAE DANCEHALL STAR VYBZ KARTEL FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER

March 14, 2014 5 comments

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Dancehall star Vybz Kartel (real name Adidja Palmer) has been found guilty of murder.

Via The Jamaica Gleaner

Palmer and three of his four co-accused have been found guilty of the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams marking the end to a keenly watched trial that has lasted for 65 days. 

The eleven-member jury began deliberating at 3:45 p.m. 

Initially, the eleven-member jury deliberated for 1 hour and 53 minutes before returning a 10-1 verdict. 

They were sent back to reconsider because the verdict was not unanimous and was reached under two hours. 

The jurors then went back to consider the matter before again returning to the courtroom. 

Adidja Palmer – GUILTY 
Shawn Campbell – GUILTY 
Kahira Jones – GUILTY 
Shane Williams – Not GUILTY 
Andre St John – GUILTY 

The convicts are to be sentenced on March 27.

Palmer’s lawyers say they will appeal verdict.

Well I would be lying if I said that this verdict has come as a surprise.

Last week rapper Busta Rhymes attended Palmer’s trial. The man has turned in to a complete idiot!

Rest In Peace Clive Williams.

PRESIDENT OF FRANCE HIRES EXPERT IN ‘GANGSTA RAP’ TO HELP WRITE HIS SPEECHES

March 12, 2014 Leave a comment
President Francois Hollande

President Francois Hollande

This is just pure unadulterated FOOLISHNESS.

I have seen and heard it all now.

Via The Daily Mail

The president of France is to try to turn around his abysmal approval ratings by hiring an expert in gangsta rap music to write his speeches.

Francois Hollande has appointed Pierre-Yves Bocquet to help him spice up his speeches, which are widely considered to be boring.

A graduate of France’s top school for civil servants, Mr Bocquet is well qualified for the role. But it has emerged that he also leads a secret life as a rap music critic under the pseudonym Pierre Evil.

Formerly a social security project manager in Mr Hollande’s administration, Mr Bocquet is known among colleagues as a ‘meticulous and methodical’ technocrat.

But his fondness for thick, shiny rings nonetheless confused colleagues at the Elysée who knew nothing of his double life as a hip hop music critic. Continue Reading….

Pierre-Yves Bocquet has been reported as being an ‘authority on American rappers’.  I need to see this Pierre-Yves Bocquet aka Pierre Evil.

Anyway wasn’t it the same Francois Hollande who while running for the presidency, released a campaign video which featured those twats  Jay-Z and Kanye West’s hit single Niggas In Paris blaring in the background?   Hmmmm yes I think it was.

Does Hollande really believe that incorporating American street slang in his speeches will help to win him more votes???

This is both bizarre and stupid France (if true).

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And this message goes out to The Times who have also featured this story on their website. Public Enemy have NEVER been ‘gangsta rappers’, so please explain to me why you have featured a photograph of group members alongside the story?

Here are some words of advice for you..do your damn research idiots!

WILL SMITH AND JADEN SMITH WIN ‘WORST ACTOR’ AND ‘SUPPORTING ACTOR’ AT RAZZIE AWARDS 2014

March 3, 2014 2 comments

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Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith have both won Razzie Awards for their efforts in the sci-fi film After Earth.

The father and son won three awards,  Jaden Smith for worst actor, Will Smith for worst supporting actor and worst screen combo.

After Earth cost $130m (£78m) to make and was co-written by Will Smith and directed by M Night Shyamalan. The film only grossed $60m at the US and Canadian box office.

Jaden and Will did not attend the ceremony.

The Golden Raspberry Awards, called the Razzies for short, is an award ceremony in recognition of the worst in film. Founded by American copywriter and publicist John J. B. Wilson in 1980, the annual Razzie Awards ceremony in Los Angeles precedes the corresponding Academy Awards ceremony by one day. The term raspberry in the name is used in its irreverent sense, as in “blowing a raspberry”. The awards themselves are in the form of a “golfball-sized raspberry” which sits atop a Super 8 mm film reel, the whole of which is spray-painted gold.

The Golden Raspberry Award statuette.

The Golden Raspberry Award statuette.

Hahahahahahahaha – Oh dear!

The Razzies crack me up. I would love to attend a ceremony one day.

I still have not watched After Earth but judging from the clips that I have seen it just looks like one big old vanity project for the Smiths.

PR MOVES: VICTORIA BECKHAM VISITS WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR “CHARITY”…

February 27, 2014 Leave a comment
Exploitation: Victoria Beckham surrounded by children in Cape Town, while celebrity photographer Annie Leibowitz clicks away.

Victoria Beckham surrounded by children in Cape Town while celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz clicks away.

PR antics of this nature just make’s my blood boil.

Via The Daily Mail

Victoria Beckham’s recent trip to Cape Town, South Africa, was documented by famed American portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz.

During her whirlwind yet ‘educating and inspiring’ two-day trip, which was spent supporting the charity Born Free - which aims to end the transmission of HIV from mothers to their children – the doting mother-of-four was captured on film bonding with a group of gorgeous children as they posed in the street for the snapper. Continue Reading….

When you want the world to know you ‘care’ team up with a charity organisation, fly out to the motherland with celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz  in tow, visit women and children (preferably those who are carrying the HIV virus), visit hospitals, pose for photographs with a look of concern on your face, then fly out in a private jet two days later. Job done!

And as for the charity Born FreeI am at the point where I don’t trust any of these charities who claim their mission is to help Africa’s poverty stricken and the suffering. There is usually something murky going on internally involving donations.

I wonder how much money the charity spent sending Victoria Beckham and Annie Leibovitz to South Africa.

EBONY MAGAZINE FRONT COVER (MARCH ISSUE 2014) – ANGELA BASSETT

February 21, 2014 1 comment

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AGENT DEFENDS FOOTBALLER WHO CLAIMS TO BE 17 YEARS OLD BUT IS ALLEGEDLY 41

February 15, 2014 2 comments

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Apologies for the late posting of this bizarre story.

Football giant Lazio has threatened legal action against a Senegalese website which has claimed 17 year old player Joseph Marie Minala is actually 41 years old.

The club said in a statement:

‘Lazio denounce this latest attempt from hostile figures to throw a sinister light on this club. We reserve the right to take action against those responsible for the protection of the good name of the company and the footballer.’

Minala’s agent Diego Tavano told Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport:

“He had a difficult time growing up. Talk to him and you’ll see he’s a 17-year-old lad in every way.”

Joseph with team mates

Joseph with team mates

The Cameroonian star joined the Italian team last year and has done exceptionally well in the youth team under-20s championship. But Senego.net claims Minala confessed he was turning 42 this August and had lied about his age in order to send money home to his family in Cameroon.  Minala’s childhood friends also claim that the player is a lot older.

In response to the allegations Minala said:

“I have read the alleged statements posted on the website in which it says I confessed my real age which was different to what was stated in my official documents. They are false statements attributed to me by people who do not know me.”

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I am sorry but this does not look like a 17 year old. Compared to his team mates Minala looks like he could be their father and in his late thirties / early forties.

Did no one at Lazio question the legitimacy of his age when they first clapped eyes on him?

His agent says he had a ‘difficult time growing up’ which explains why he looks a lot older than his years. But I still find it hard to believe that this man was born in 1996.

You can be 17 years old and look mature for your age but not THAT mature.

This is a Nollywood film in the making….

VANITY FAIR FRONT COVER – 20TH ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD EDITION

February 3, 2014 Leave a comment

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DAMAGE CONTROL: AFTER N-WORD CONTROVERSY MADONNA TAKES BLACK SON TO THE GRAMMYS

January 27, 2014 3 comments
Madonna with adopted son David Banda at last night's Grammys ceremony

Madonna with adopted son David Banda at last night’s Grammys ceremony

Several weeks ago Madonna caused uproar after she called her Caucasian son Rocco Ritchie a ‘nigga’ on her Instagram page (Click here to read all about it).

The star was then later forced to apologise.

Last night the 55 year old (who is old enough to know better) rocked up to The Grammys red carpet with a gold grill in her mouth and her adopted black son David Banda in tow. Click here to watch them talking to E! host Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet.

Oh dear…. Now isn’t it odd that not long after ‘nigga gate’ Madonna suddenly decides to thrust David Banda even more in to the limelight by showing him off at the Grammys.

This has to be the most suspect and calculating publicity move ever.

*major side eye Madge*.

Hahahaha!

NOTICE TO BLACK ARTISTS: YOUR SERVICES ARE NO LONGER NEEDED

January 21, 2014 11 comments

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Check out this open letter to black artists written by  on behalf of  ‘The Industy’, over at Rap Rehab.

Dear black artists,

We regret to inform you that the need for your services will soon come to an end as we enter a critical restructuring period. Fortunately, after having spent nearly a century meticulously studying your art, language, fashion, and lifestyle, we have learned enough to confidently move forward without your assistance. We thank you for your contributions but have decided to make some necessary changes as a result of your decreasing value. Focus groups show that consumers are looking for more relatable images. While 2013 marked the first time in Billboard’s 55 year history that there were no black artists on the Hot 100 chart, this was a great year for us with Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, and Macklemore claiming the #1 spot on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart, proving that market demands are shifting. Consequently, in the next few months, we will be gradually phasing out your positions as we finalize this reorganization. In the meantime, we ask you to continue with business as usual, training your replacements Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber until instructed otherwise.  

Continue Reading….

Sebastien Elkouby

Sebastien Elkouby

Satire  which touches on many TRUTHS!

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