Month: December 2011

ARTICLE OF THE DAY: I AM AFRICAN CAMPAIGN – ‘ALICIA KEYS IS NOT AFRICAN’

Check out this brilliant article written by Carolyn Edgar about celebrity backed campaigns set up to “save Africa”. After returning from a trip to South Africa earlier this year Carolyn wrote, I rolled my eyes at Alicia Keys’ “I Am African” campaign when I first saw the photos. I rolled my eyes at the idea of Alicia Keys repping “Africa” by letting her hair go curly and poufy and wearing random tribal paint on her light skin. I rolled my eyes at []

UK NEWS: OXFORD STREET STABBING – 11 PEOPLE ARRESTED / VICTIM NAMED

The teenager who was brutally stabbed to death yesterday during the Boxing Day Christmas sales on Oxford Street has been officially named. Witnesses say 18-year-old Seydou Diarrassou was among a group of youths when he was stabbed inside the Foot Locker store ‘over a box of trainers’.  He then managed to stagger outside before collapsing in the street. Scotland Yard said today that five 19-year-olds, three 17-year-olds, two 22-year-olds and one 16-year-old are among the eleven people who have been arrested in connection with []

UK NEWS: MAN STABBED TO DEATH ON OXFORD STREET

A man said to be in his late teens/early twenties was stabbed to death today in broad daylight on Oxford Street during the height of the Boxing Day sales.  A number of arrests have been made. Via The Guardian The victim is believed to have been stabbed outside the Footlocker shop at the junction of Stratford place. The stabbing caused chaos on the busy shopping street on the opening day of the post-Christmas sales after police cordoned off much of the area, []

RAPPER NELLY OWES AMERICAN EXPRESS OVER $20,000

TMZ reports that rapper Nelly (real name Cornell Iral Haynes Jr) is being sued by American Express for running up a still outstanding credit card debt of $20,403.64. Earlier this year the rapper’s ex-manager said his former manager had been struggling financially for some time, which Nelly later denied. …. For goodness sake!!! Nelly made MILLIONS of dollars. Don’t these artists know anything about financial management and putting aside money for a rainy day???? Click HERE to watch Nelly’s MTV Cribs episode. The house []