Month: November 2011

UK NEWS: TV CHEF LORRAINE PASCALE RACIALLY ABUSED ON TWITTER / INCIDENT NOW UNDER POLICE INVESTIGATION

A sad individual felt the need to send former model turned popular BBC TV chef Lorraine Pascale a good old fashioned racist tweet. Unpleasant tweet to get this morning coming right up. A very sad state of affairs … — Lorraine Pascale (@lorrainepascale) November 12, 2011 http://twitter.com/#!/JoshSoap/status/135197892213342210 This fool really took it there. *shaking my head* And there was me thinking that racism no longer existed in Britain. I blame John Terry. (Hahaha) Yet another wake up call folks! UPDATE: Tough day []

VIDEO: ‘BLACK LIFESTYLE’ IN JAPAN / WOMAN VISITS TANNING SALON TO BECOME AS DARK AS AMERICAN HIP HOP ARTISTS

A pale skin resembles beauty in Japan, but that no longer doesn’t count for everyone. Hina lives her life according to the ‘B-style’, or the ‘black lifestyle’. This includes going to the tanning salon regularly to become as dark as American hip hop artists. [Thanks Lorraine] You have men/women foolishly bleaching their skin in a bid to look lighter and now this mess. Hina reads the The Source, XXL  Magazine, and watches Hip Hop videos and believes that is “black lifestyle”? We are seriously doomed. []

UK MUSIC: GFrsh – ‘GOT EM SAYIN’

Check out rapper GFrsh’s latest offering ‘Got Em Sayin’. … The Track – *Scratches head and rubs temples* The Video – GFrsh drives around London in a Rolls-Royce Phantom, stops at at £1.99 meal deal chicken shop, then stands and raps next to the Rolls-Royce Phantom in front of some run down council estate. I am still crying/shaking with laughter. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: ACTOR JASON MAZA

I'm not gona preach about people illegally downloading films (I'm against obv) but its when i meet actors that do it & I'm baffled.. — Jason Maza (@JasonMaza) November 11, 2011 Surely all actors know the better films do the more that will be made and then more opportunities for all? #rantover — Jason Maza (@JasonMaza) November 11, 2011 British actor Jason Maza who stars in the recently released and much hyped film Demons Never Die, which has so far pulled in £51,269 at the []

NEW AFRICAN FASHION BOOK LAUNCH @ THE SOHO GALLERY (LONDON)

Photo Credit: ©JackieKing.net On the 7th November I attended the launch of Helen Jennings debut coffee table book, ‘New African Fashion’, c0-hosted by Bresi-Ando Consults.  Helen Jennings is one of Europe’s pre-eminent fashion journalists as well as the editor of ARISE, a magazine that celebrates African fashion, music and culture. On the night Jennings said, “I’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response to New African Fashion. This is the first coffee table book to celebrate the talented designers, models and image makers who are []

UK MUSIC NEWS: RAPPER SPEECH DEBELLE RETURNS TO FORMER LABEL BIG DADA

In 2009 Mercury Award winner Speech Debelle left her record label Big Dada under a cloud and blamed them for her disappointing debut album sales. At the time she told 6 Music that sales of Speech Therapy suffered because of poor distribution by Big Dada records. Prior to her win, the album had sold around 3,000 copies with sales increasing to just below 10,000.”The Mercury Prize was on Tuesday, and on Friday there were no more physical albums in the shops. I wasn’t disappointed []

THE ‘TOP BOY’ DEBATE SHOW REVIEW/S (BRIXTON) – CAST, WRITER & DOG ALL MISSING IN ACTION

Last week four-part “URBAN” drama ‘Top Boy’ aired on Channel 4 and pulled in 1 million viewers. Yes it went down a storm! Then over the weekend it was quietly announced that the, TOP BOY DEBATE SHOW shall be taking place Tuesday 7pm at Veranda bar 30 Acre Lane, Brixton, London SW2 5SG, with Ashley Walters, Richard Campbell, Sharon Duncan Brewster, Mark Prince and Gifford Sutherland hosted By Karen Allen.. This was an opportunity for those who tuned in to watch ‘Top Boy’ to []

UK NEWS: LEVI ROOTS SUED BY FORMER FRIEND WHO SAYS HE INVENTED REGGAE REGGAE SAUCE

Oh dear it’s all kicking off now! Via The Daily Mail Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Levi Roots is being sued for more than £300,000 by a former friend who claims he is the real inventor of the Reggae Reggae Sauce, a court heard today. Jamaican-born Tony Bailey, 52, claims it was his jerk chicken recipe Mr Roots took on Dragons’ Den in 2007, winning a £50,000 investment from Peter Jones and Richard Farleigh. Mr Roots told the Dragons on the show the jerk []

UK NEWS: OLYMPICS AMBASSADOR SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN PRISON FOR GOING ON A RAMPAGE DURING THE LONDON RIOTS

18-year-old former Olympics Ambassador Chelsea Ives, who met London mayor Boris Johnson as part of her  Olympic role for Waltham Forest council has been sentenced to two years in prison for rioting and looting during the London riots. The teenager was arrested after her mother spotted her on television and contacted the police. The Metro reports that Ives hurled a rock through a shop window then said to a friend ‘this is the best day ever’. She also admitted burglary, damaging a police  car, and []