Month: April 2013

UK NEWS: WOMAN CHARGED OVER NAOMI ONI ACID ATTACK

Via BBC News A woman has been charged over an acid attack on a 21-year-old in east London. Naomi Oni had acid thrown in her face after getting off a bus in Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, in the early hours of 30 December. She was on her way home from her job at a Victoria’s Secret store in Westfield, Stratford, when she was attacked. Mary Konye, 21, has been charged with throwing or casting a corrosive fluid with intent to burn, maim, disfigure, []

UK ENTERTAINMENT WEBSITE ‘GRM DAILY’ SET TO HIT SKY TV CHANNEL LOADED TV

After four years of bringing entertainment and black music into the homes of teenagers and young adults through YouTube, GRM Daily will now enter a new phase bringing the best of the best to your TV screens. From Wednesday 1st May you can find exclusive music, news and never before seen footage from GRM Daily each and every day at 7pm on Sky TV channel Loaded TV (channel 200). Well, well, well…GRM Daily is definitely moving up in the world and has come a long way in a relatively []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: SNOOP DOGG BLASTS REGGAE LEGEND BUNNY WAILER

Earlier this year legendary Reggae star Bunny Wailer publicly called out rapper Snoop Dogg’s “conversion” to Rastafari and his ridiculous “Snoop Lion” antics.  CLICK HERE to read all about it. Now in a recent interview with Rolling Stone Magazine Snoop has hit back at Bunny. The people I visited at the Nyabinghi Temple aren’t speaking negative on me. They’re real Rastas. I went in there and filmed them, showed their whole get-down. Nobody did that before. If anyone, they should have complained – “He []

MUSIC: BEYONCE AND ANDRE 3000 – BACK TO BLACK (AMY WINEHOUSE COVER)

Check out Andre 3000 and Beyonce’s cover of Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black, which features on the Great Gatsby soundtrack (Jay-Z is a producer on this soundtrack). Can someone please tell me whose idea was it to give Mark Ronson his own radio show? The man has no personality and sounds like he is hosting the show from his bed with one eye closed. Anyway Mark produced and recorded the single with Amy back in 2006 and is being nice about the cover . He claims he is “flattered” by the new version but Amy’s []

UK NEWS: FOOTBALL UNION PFA LEFT ‘EMBARRASSED’ AFTER US COMEDIAN REGINALD D HUNTER USES N-WORD DURING AWARDS CEREMONY

Via The Daily Mail A footballing body today admitted it was  embarrassed over the ‘gross error of judgement’ that saw comedian Reginald D  Hunter repeatedly using racist slurs during his act at an awards  dinner. Hunter, a black stand-up from Georgia in the  U.S., used the word ‘n*****’ a number of times during his 30-minute performance  at the Grosvenor Hotel in central London yesterday. Professional Footballers’ Association  chairman Clarke Carlisle said: ‘I thought that we made a really gross error of  judgement []

FAMILY OF MURDERED BLACK TEENAGER EMMETT TILL SET TO PURSUE LIL WAYNE’S SPONSORS

Earlier this year Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne Carter) caused controversy when he appeared on the remix of Atlanta artist Future’s unreleased single ‘Karate Chop’ and rapped the line, “beat the p*ssy up like Emmett Till.” For those of you who don’t know who Emmett Till is, Till was a 14 year old African-American boy who was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955, after he reportedly whistled and flirted with Carolyn Bryant, a 21 year old Caucasian woman. Till was from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region, when []

UK SHORT FILM: PASS THE COMB (TRAILER)

A CHANGE THE STEREO INITIATIVE We are pleased to announce that Pass the Comb is complete and will have two screenings in May! The New Black film club in association with Black History studies will Premier the film on May 27th at 6.30 sharp in the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton. To buy tickets for this event click here. The second screening takes place on May 30th and this is part of a listening party by NLPR. For information and tickets please click []

UK NEWS: PR GURU MAX CLIFFORD CHARGED WITH 11 INDECENT ASSAULTS

BBC News reports that millionaire PR guru Max Clifford has been charged with eleven indecent assaults. The alleged offences relate to seven different women and girls ranging in age from 14 to 19 years old. Mr Clifford, 70, from Surrey, who says the allegations are “completely false”, will appear in court next month. He was arrested in Operation Yewtree – set up after claims were made against Jimmy Savile – although his arrest was unrelated to the former BBC DJ. Operation Yewtree has three []