Day: October 18, 2012

UK FILM: THE FADE DOCUMENTARY (TRAILER)

Big Bright Films debut their feature length documentary The Fade; the distinctive film presents an exclusive window into the lives of 4 barbers, including Johnny “Cakes” Castellanos; responsible for the images of two of hip-hop’s icons, Jay Z and Pharel Williams. The observational film seamlessly transports us to and from Accra, London, New Jersey and Kingston submitting to its inhibited narrative and paralleling common themes of identity, business, masculinity and culture. Directed by Andy Mundy-Castle, Assistant Producer on Channel 4’s multi-award winning []

PIC OF THE DAY: WYCLEF SHOWS OFF HIS BODY ON HIS 43RD BIRTHDAY

Musician Wyclef is now 43 years old and in celebration of this milestone the former Fugees star released this photograph of himself on Twitter…. Wyclef wrote: Today I am 43 years old. I look and feel 26. You can’t keep a good man down. Keep a smile when they want you to smile. The world really doesn’t need to see Wyclef oiled up and wearing speedos that match the colour of his bike. Who has convinced him that he looks 26 years []

UK NEWS: JOHN TERRY WILL NOT APPEAL MATCH BAN FOR RACIALLY ABUSING ANTON FERDINAND / ASHLEY COLE FINED 90K

BBC News reports that Chelsea skipper John Terry has released a statement telling the world that he will not appeal against his four match ban for racially abusing QPR player Anton Ferdinand. Terry called Ferdinand a f**king black c**t during a match in October 2011. In a statement released via his representatives Terry said: “After careful consideration, I have decided not to appeal against the FA judgment. “I want to take this opportunity to apologise to everyone for the language I used in the game []

UK NEWS: FOOTBALLER JERMAIN DEFOE RECIEVES AWARD FROM ‘SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD”

Today footballer Jermain Defoe tweeted a photograph of his mother receiving a ‘Show Racism The Red Card’ award on his behalf at the House of Commons. Mum at the House of Commons, where she received my award from Show Racism the Red Card. http://t.co/ZrMZmKq2 — Jermain Defoe (@IAmJermainDefoe) October 18, 2012 Hahahahahahahaha. Is Jermain footballs Malcolm X behind the scenes? I am just confused right now. Have I missed something here? What has Jermain Defoe (of all people) done to show racism the red []

GOALKEEPER DAVID JAMES ‘I DON’T SEE RACISM’ / ENGLAND UNDER-21s RACIALLY ABUSED IN SERBIA DURING MATCH

In a recent interview former England goalkeeper David James said the following: “I struggle with the racist issue in football because I don’t see it, and  that’s not because I’ve got my head in the sand. In the earlier days, yes, but  the game’s changed. There are some wonderful organisations out there which have  helped football become a much more enjoyable game for everyone. “Stuff in the crowd being aimed at players – that’s gone, or pretty much  gone. I don’t hear []