Month: January 2013

UK NEWS: VIRGIN ATLANTIC ACCUSED OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION OVER JOB APPLICATION

Via Wales Online A refugee from West Africa who settled in Wales 10 years ago is accusing  Virgin Atlantic of racial discrimination after his application for a call centre  job was rejected. When Max Kpakio applied in his own name for the job in Swansea he was turned  down, but when he submitted a new application under the made-up name Craig Owen  he was repeatedly invited to attend an interview. Mr Kpakio, 36, arrived in Wales in 2002 after escaping from the []

THE VOICE ASKS… ‘HAS BLACK CULTURE MADE BRITISH SOCIETY COOL?’

  Voice Online contributors Jasmine Dotiwala and Rosa Doherty discuss whether or not ‘black culture has made British society cool’. JASMINE DOTIWALA YES For the purposes of this column, with tongue very firmly in cheek, I am going to tell you what you already know but would probably be too scared to voice. As a neutral bystander that is neither black nor white living in the western world, I can, from an observer’s point of view, clearly see that the rest of society []

DESPERATE TIMES: BLACKBERRY APPOINTS ALICIA KEYS AS IT’S NEW GLOBAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Struggling smart phone giant Blackberry announced earlier today that they have appointed singing superstar Alicia Keys as their new ‘Global Creative Director’. Blackberry hopes that her appointment to the post will help “inspire the future” of the company. *confused face* Via CNET Keys said she previously was a BlackBerry power user, but she left the platform after noticing sexier phones at the gym. For a while she had two phones, but Keys has now moved back to just a BlackBerry. Continue Reading…. *confused face* 1) []

NEW UK ARTIST OF THE DAY: LUCIE – PULL ON MY HAIR

Check out talented newcomer Lucie and her new single ‘Pull On My Hair’. I predict big things for Lucie in 2013. If she fails to win a MOBO Award and an Urban Music Award for ‘Best Newcomer’ (along with the pimp/rapper featured) it will be an absolute travesty. I for one will boycott both prestigious events if Lucie’s contribution to the UK’s “URBAN” music scene is overlooked. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

VIDEO: UNIVERSITY GRADUATE KELVIN OKAFOR WOWS THE ART WORLD

Middlesex University graduate Kelvin Okafor, whose accurate drawings are often mistaken for photographs, is garnering critical acclaim and making waves in the art world after scooping a number of national awards and exhibiting at galleries across the country.  The Tottenham based artist has drawn celebrities including Beyonce, Rihanna, Tinie Tempah and Amy Winehouse. CLICK HERE to view more of Kelvin’s work. This man is truly talented Well done and congratulations Kelvin.

UK THEATRE: WIN TICKETS TO SEE THE NEW PLAY ‘BAG LADIES’

Mad News is giving away tickets to see the new play Bag Ladies, from the writer and the creator of the hit UK web series Venus vs Mars. Bag Ladies is a hard hitting story about friendship.Why do we have friends? How can a friendship last when those who claim to be your friends, are dealing with issues they refuse to talk about? How can you have a love life when those you trust for advice are filled with jealousy and pain? How can you build []

UK NEWS: US NETWORK RENEWS ‘TRISHA GODDARD’ TALK SHOW FOR A SECOND SEASON

US TV network NBC Universal has renewed ‘The Trisha Goddard Show’ for a second season. In a press release the network said: “Trisha Goddard,” which has already been renewed in more than 85% of the U.S. for its second season in national syndication, is executive produced by Paul Faulhaber and hosted by popular television personality, Trisha Goddard. Since its debut, the one-hour talk show has been upgraded in major markets including Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, Phoenix, Las Vegas and more. “We are so []