Month: July 2008

DISARMING BRITAIN SEASON: SHOULD THIS BILLBOARD BE REMOVED?

The Billboard below, promoting Channel 4’s Disarming Britain season, which takes a look at the current rise in violence on Britain’s streets, was brought to my attention today by photographer Lloyd Best. Best (a black man) say’s he walks past this Billboard on a daily basis and finds it offensive. He is currently in the process of getting the authorities to remove the billboard from the public’s view. I am interested to know what your thoughts are on this matter? Is the billboard offensive? should it be removed ASAP?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: TERRENCE HOWARD

“I despise rap music because it doesn’t tell a story anymore. Music cannot be harmful. There is a war song that tribes play when they go out to war, and rap has become a continuous war song without a cause. I will not be a part of that, that’s why I had trouble with the songs on ‘Hustle & Flow.’ (Pride Magazine – July issue)

MICHAEL JACKSON SET TO TEAM UP WITH NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

Michael Jackson is set to revive his music career by teaming up with reformed boy band New Kids On The Block. The musician has held a number of secret talks with the band who will go on tour for the first time in 20 years, in September. And Jackson has agreed to collaborate with them as he attempts to reignite his music career after his acquittal for child abuse charges three years ago. New Kids On The Block singer Donnie Wahlberg says, “It’s very []

UK NEWS: SHAKILUS MURDER ACCUSED IN COURT

Murdered: Shakilus Townsend Four teenagers, including a girl of 15, have appeared in court accused of murdering 16-year-old Shakilus Townsend in south London. Shakilus, from Deptford, was beaten with a baseball bat and repeatedly stabbed in Thornton Heath on 3 July. Tyrell Ellis, 18, of Thornton Heath, two youths, aged 17 and 16, and the girl, were remanded in custody by Sutton Magistrates. One man, 22, has been bailed while a fifth youth was arrested on Thursday. The defendants will next appear []