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Violator Management founder and Hip Hop manager Chris Lighty (44) has died. The New York Daily News reports that Lighty died early this morning. Sources claim the music mogul shot himself after an argument with his estranged wife Veronica outside his Bronx apartment. Lighty had been a part of the Hip Hop scene for many years and worked with pioneers LL Cool J and KRS-One before going on to found Violator Management where he managed the careers of Mariah Carey, 50 Cent […]
[Thanks Lorraine] I bet this dancer’s ‘in box’ is now filled with invitations from TV shows from around the world begging her to teach and show off her ‘African dance moves’ to viewers. She will then go on to be praised and applauded for her impressive skills, make a ton of money and become the ‘face’ of African dance. Ha ha ha.
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Via The Daily Mail A gay couple in Virginia is suing United-Continental airlines after the two men found a large dildo had been removed from their checked luggage and taped to the top of their suitcase – and then sent down to the baggage pickup carousel. Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger say baggage handlers at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport invaded their privacy and targeted them for humiliation because of their sexuality. They are seeking punitive damages to hold the airline accountable, […]
Via The Independent A 16-year-old girl has been given a life sentence for killing a teenager with an pintail comb. Rebecca Douglas, who was 15 at the time, spiked 16-year-old Julie Sheriff’s head with the pointed metal handle. Douglas, who had been sleeping rough at friends’ houses, was ordered to serve a minimum of 10 years after being convicted of murder last month. The Old Bailey heard that the pintail comb had been taken out of Julie’s red weave hair before being […]
KICKIN’ IT WITH THE KINKS is a documentary that explores the complexities of haircare among women and especially among women of African descent. While many have opted to be part of the growing trend of ‘going natural’ others continue to go through great lengths to achieve unnaturally long flowy hair. The history of afro-textured hair is re-visited, norms derived from these explored and the dangers of chemical products unveiled. Mundia, a Manchester based student, explores this area further. She documents the reality […]
Yesterday website moorizZLA Says posted the article ‘Use of the ‘n word’ in Hip Hop music – Does it perpetuate racism? The piece discussed the prevalence of the word “nigger’ in today’s Hip Hop music and it’s crossover in to the mainstream. Excerpt from the article: The prevalence of the use of the word in hip-hop music has arguably greatly increased over the years. And with the crossing over of hip hop culture into the mainstream, one in which the majority of its consumers are white, […]