Month: September 2009

2009 MOBO AWARDS – TONIGHT!!!

Yes folks it’s finally here!!!! Coverage of tonights MOBO Awards ceremony will air live on BBC 3 at 9pm and you can catch it again on Friday 2nd October, on BBC 1 at 10.40pm Artists performing live at the SECC in Glasgow (Scotland) tonight will include Tinchy Stryder, N-Dubz, Chipmunk, Ironik, Jermaine Jackson and Keri Hilson, as well as JLS, Diversity, Flawless and Shaheen (the young Britain’s Got Talent contestent who sang at Michael Jackson’s memorial)  I’ve also heard that the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt will be there to present an award. []

UK NEWS: MET POLICE WARN GIRLS ON HIDING GUNS

Via BBC News Young women are being warned not to hide guns for their boyfriends, brothers or male friends in a new campaign by the Metropolitan police. It is aimed at the growing number of teenage girls in London who, the Met says, are being persuaded to store weapons for male gang members. Police are primarily targeting black girls aged between 15 and 19. People caught hiding a gun for someone else can expect to receive a five-year prison sentence. The series []

POWERLIST 2010: BRITAIN’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL BLACK PEOPLE

The names of the UK’s 100 most powerful people of African and Caribbean heritage are unveiled today in the second annual edition of The Powerlist: Britain’s 100 Most Influential Black People.  The list – compiled by a high-powered panel chaired by the British High Commissioner to Australia, Baroness Amos – smashes stereotypes by featuring business leaders, entrepreneurs and people from the arts, media, science and engineering, most of whom the average person in Britain will probably never have heard of, yet all []

UK MUSIC: PEREMPAY & DEE FT SHOLA AMA – ‘DJ PLAY’

Production team Perempay & Dee have teamed up with songstress Shola Ama and produced the uptempo track ‘DJ Play’. I quite like the track. It’s catchy and I’ve always liked Shola’s voice. I’m glad she’s back. But I’m not that keen on the new blond look. As for the video..well after watching it I just have one question… who the hell thought it would be a good idea to feature JACK TWEED (Jade Goody’s waste man widower) in the video??? (from mark 0.35). []

HAS MAD NEWS NOW BEEN BLACKLISTED?

I was left shocked and confused last week when I discovered that two of the most influential individuals from within the ‘rich’, ‘glamorous’ and ‘progressive’ world of UK “Urban” entertainment blocked me from seeing their Twitter updates. When it finally sunk in that Britain’s self proclaimed no.1 comedian and the Head of a popular music channel had blocked me I was left shaken to the core. So shaken, that I still haven’t recovered. What did I say/do to deserve such harsh treatment??? []

UPDATE: PICS – 10TH ANNUAL NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN FALL GALA

UPDATE: Last week I posted the photographs below that were taken at the 10th Annual New Yorkers For Children Fall Gala. I then asked out loud if the youth workers, foster children, their carers etc had been invited a long to this event, because all I could see were photographs of grinning celebrities. Anyway a visitor kindly informed me that they did attend and I now have photographs. [Thanks New York Social Diary] Amy McFarland, Susan Burden, Nicholas Scoppetta, Susan Magazine, and NYFC Youth Leaders at NEW YORKERS FOR CHILDREN’S 10th Annual Fall []

SAVE THE CHILDREN FEATURING NICO’S ‘THESE DAYS’

Save the Children and AKQA have unveiled a new film featuring Nicos mesmerising and beautiful These Days track from her album Chelsea Girl. Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive of Save the Children said: Nine million children’s lives are lost each year before the age of five – but we refuse to believe that nothing can be done. This film captures perfectly our optimism that change is possible. We hope that anyone seeing this film will want to get behind Save the Children with []