Day: April 29, 2013

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 []