Month: December 2012

MAN STABS 22 SCHOOL CHILDREN IN CHINA

Via BBC News A man with a knife has wounded 22 children – at least two of them seriously – and an adult at a primary school in central China. The attack happened at the gate of a school in Chenpeng village in Henan province. Police arrested a 36-year-old local man at the scene. Security at China’s schools has been increased in recent years following a spate of similar knife attacks in which nearly 20 children have been killed. Continue Reading…. It has []

GUNMAN KILLS 20 CHILDREN IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Via The Guardian America was confronted with one of its worst ever mass shootings on Friday when 20 children and six adults were shot dead by a gunman who opened fire at an elementary school in Connecticut. The massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, about 65 miles north-east of New York, is understood to have been carried out by a lone gunman, who was later found dead at the scene. State police lieutenant Paul Vance said 18 children died at []

NEW BLACK BRITISH WEB SERIES: SPIN (EPISODES 1 – 3)

I have just discovered this new black British web series called Spin. The first episode debuted online in June of this year and some how passed me by. Anyway check out Spin. I really enjoyed watching the episodes so far and can’t’ wait to see how the story develops in episode 4. … …

MAJOR EXCITEMENT OF THE DAY!!! KANYE WEST “SURPRISES” PHARRELL WILLIAMS DURING Q&A

Kanye West makes an unexpected appearance during Pharrell Williams’ Q&A session at Design Miami while Williams discusses the new book that he plans on flogging to the masses titled Places and Spaces I’ve Been. … The two most IRRITATING characters within the world of black music in one room. First off what is Pharrell wearing? And the flurry of excitement when Kanye emerges from the darkness with his beef cake bodyguards is just comical. Twits. Pharrell however does talk a lot of sense when it comes to the subject matter of art/design and fashion. Kanye []

UK “URBAN” FILM: LONDON HEAT (SHORT PILOT EPISODE)

It is an unusually sunny day in London and the radio speakers are buzzing with the sound of the city. Malcolm (Alex Aplerku) is a street smart kid with lots of ambition. His biggest goal is Jasmine (Rochelle Neil), the girl literally next door, but when it’s evident that her loyalties are split between him and the ‘Man’ (Leemore Marrett Jr), the heat begins to burn in the London estate. What unfolds are a series of events that changes the average perception []

RADIO STATION DONATES MONEY TO FUND SET UP FOR THE FAMILY OF ROYAL HOAX NURSE

Via Sky News A memorial fund for the family of the dead nurse who was the victim of the royal hoax call has been set up by the radio station responsible for the prank. Southern Cross Austereo, the parent company of radio station 2Day FM, said the remainder of the profits for 2012 should go to a memorial fund to benefit Jacintha Saldhana’s family. The sum is expected to amount to AUS$500,000 (£326,000). It has also cancelled its Christmas party, saying it []