Month: February 2009

UK NEWS: MET POLICE HIT BY CLAIM IT OPERATED SEGREGATED VANS FOR BLACK AND WHITE OFFICERS

Via The Guardian An “apartheid” system of discrimination and racist bullying operated at a London police station, according to claims made yesterday on the tenth anniversary of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry report. An Asian police community support officer alleged that he and other ethnic minority officers were made to travel separately from white officers. Asad Saeed, who will make his claims at an employment tribunal tomorrow, told in legal documents how one officer ordered a black woman colleague to get out of []

UK NEWS/TV: EASTENDERS TO AIR IT’S FIRST EPISODE FEATURING ENTIRELY BLACK CAST / VERDICT

Via BBC News EastEnders is to air the first episode featuring an entirely black cast for the first time in its 23-year history. Tonight’s programme will focus entirely on characters Patrick Trueman, Denise Wicks, fiance Lucas, and her daughters Chelsea and Libby. Patrick reminisces about London in the 1950s after his arrival from the Caribbean in the episode. The action will be set chiefly in his house, which is also the home of the other characters. The family discuss history around the []

JAMAICA BANS SEXUALLY EXPLICIT LYRICS AND VIOLENT MUSIC FROM ISLAND’S AIRWAVES

Photo Source The Jamaican Broadcasting Commission has banned all sexually explicit music, and music that depicts violence, from the country’s airwaves. The ban went into effect on Feb. 6. It covers all songs meant to promote the act of “daggering,” a dance move that simulates sexual intercourse. The ban includes music played on both radio and television. DJs have no leeway in the ban because the songs can’t be played even if the lewd lyrics are bleeped. Continue Reading…. “The ban went []

T-PAIN CANCELS CONCERT IN GUYANA AFTER RECEIVING DEATH/KIDNAPPING THREATS

Via Associated Press R&B singer T-Pain has canceled a concert in Guyana after receiving what a promoter calls “credible death and kidnapping threats.” Kerwin Bollers says Monday’s performance for Carnival celebrations was called off after e-mail and phone threats from an unidentified source. Police Commander Leroy Bollers reporters Sunday that authorities will investigate. T-Pain would have been one of the best-known U.S. singers to perform in the South American nation in years. The crime lords in Guyana obviously have way to much []

LONDON FASHION WEEK 2009: KANYE WEST ATTENDS VIVIENNE WESTWOOD RED LABEL SHOW

I hoped Kanye would keep his arse home, but I guess that was wishful thinking on my part! Kanye attended the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Show last night ( Feb 21st) with his ‘muse’ Amber Rose. According to blogger Ondo Lady Kanye and Amber arrived with body guards in tow. *rolls yes* Go away Kanye and take your side show with you. Amber ‘I’m going to enjoy my 15 minutes’ Rose, designer Vivienne Westwood and Kanye. Photographs: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images/D Martindale/WireImage

UK NEWS: JADE GOODY’S FIANCE’S BAIL TO BE EXAMINED FOR WEDDING….

Jade Goody Jack Tweed Via BBC News The Ministry of Justice is considering relaxing the bail conditions for Jade Goody’s fiance Jack Tweed, ahead of their wedding this weekend. It has emerged that reality TV star Goody, who has terminal cancer, may have to spend her wedding night alone because of his bail conditions. Tweed is on curfew after being convicted of assault last year. Justice Secretary Jack Straw said he had great sympathy for Goody who was facing her illness with []

REAL PHOTOGRAPH OF A BATTERED AND BRUISED RIHANNA RELEASED

TMZ.com have obtained a photograph of Rihanna after she was allegedly attacked by boyfriend/singer Chris Brown. To view photograph click here TMZ must have paid an LAPD insider MILLIONS for this photograph and it’s interesting that it’s been released on Rihanna’s 21st birthday…… Anyway the LAPD has since released a statement. Click here to read. Heads are about to roll! SMH…. [Thanks P Prez]