Kelvin MacKenzie the former editor of tabloid rag The Sun runs like a frightened rat after Channel 4 reporter Alex Thomson confronts him over The Sun’s reporting of the Hillsborough tragedy back in 1989. Via LBC In 1989, MacKenzie over-ruled a journalist to write the headline “Hillsborough: The Truth” on an article which was last week completely disproved about Liverpool fans being to blame for the tragedy. The story led to the boycott of The Sun in Liverpool, one which still continues to […]
While rapper Rick Ross sits in his Miami mansion sipping on green tea and chomping down on a large fat juicy steak (well done) for breakfast there is uproar brewing across the ocean over the release of his new music video Hold Me Back which was shot in Lagos (Nigeria) earlier this year. In the video Big Ricky walks through the slums of Lagos wearing his trademark gold chains, hands out dollar bills to poverty stricken children and is surrounded by a […]
Check out spoken word artist Lion Heart’s video to No Make Up Today.
A story about identity, brotherhood and the courage it takes to live life on your own terms in an uncompromising world. Mo is a young boy growing up in a traditional Egyptian household, but beyond the front door of the family’s modest London flat is a completely different world — the streets of Hackney. The impressionable Mo idolizes his handsome older brother Rashid and wants to follow is his footsteps. However, Rashid, a charismatic and shrewd member of a local gang, wants […]
Last night the UK “URBAN” press were out in full force for the 2012 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards nominations launch party which took place in London’s trendy Soho. MOBO founder Kanya King said: We are very excited about the nominations for the 17th MOBO Awards. The talent this year has been truly exceptional and we are so proud to be flying the flag for urban music which has again been dominating the charts in the past MOBO Music year. The MOBO […]
Over the weekend a random UK-based man with 152 followers started the Twitter trend #Why I’m Not Attracted To Black Girls. At first glance I thought user Mike Skeeva was of mixed race origin but it turns out he is Caucasian with a deep tan and claims “I’m not racist I like black culture.”. Anyway old Mike clearly forgot just how powerful Twitter is and how fast tweets spread because within minutes thousands picked up on his controversial trend followed by his offensive tweets about black […]
In an interview with The Voice Online budding entrepreneur Kyle Jordan talks about how a picture of rapper Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent flashing his cash inspired him to create the social media site Stunt-In. The site allows people worldwide to upload and share their photographs. What is Stunt–In? Stunt-In is the UK’s latest social networking site that allows people to upload pictures all over the world and basically share in each other’s experiences and see how different people live life. What […]
An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the uncle he idolizes in LUV, a poignant and gritty coming-of-age story featuring standout performances by Common, Danny Glover, Dennis Haysbert, Charles S. Dutton and newcomer Michael Rainey Jr. With his mother in rehab and his father out of the picture, young Woody Watson (Michael Rainey Jr.) lives with his grandmother (Lonette McKee) in suburban Baltimore and longs for his family […]
On September 11 the brilliant and inspirational autumn edition of the I’mPOSSIBLE conversation took place at L’Oreal headquarters in front of a sold out audience. BBC London host Brenda Emmanus presided over proceedings while panelists Bola Agbaje (Award winning playwright), Stephanie Busari Akamba (Digital Producer CNN), Ruth Butah (Head of UK celebrity PR for Dolce and Gabbana) and Lukwesa Burak (Sky News International anchor) spoke openly and frankly about their personal lives, juggling motherhood with demanding careers, overcoming prejudices in the work […]
Sista’s Keeper is a new magazine for African-American teenage girls age 12-19. The primary message is to promote sisterhood and fellowship between young black women through the concept “I AM my sista’s keeper”. Also, Sista’s Keeper strives to encourage self-esteem & inspire them to follow their dreams! The September 2012 Premiere Issue has been published and is now available online. Click HERE to read.