Month: September 2013

UK TV: EASTENDERS AXE CHARACTERS SAM AND AVA (WELL THAT DIDN’T LAST FOR VERY LONG…)

Via Digital Spy EastEnders characters Sam James and Ava Hartman will both be leaving the soap later this year, Digital Spy can exclusively reveal. The Walford couple, played by Cornell S John and Clare Perkins, will bow out on screen as the Hartman family’s ongoing transplant storyline reaches its natural conclusion. Continue Reading…. Well the inclusion of this latest black family “unit” didn’t last for very long did it? I am sure the Taverneirs were on our screens back in the early 1990s for longer (old skool Eastenders []

BBC ONE TO BROADCAST THE STEPHEN LAWRENCE ‘UNITY’ CONCERT

Via The BBC Media Centre The BBC will broadcast highlights from The Stephen Lawrence Unity Concert on Tuesday 1 October at 10.35-11.35pm on BBC One. The concert, in memory of Stephen Lawrence, comes 20 years after the 18 year old was stabbed to death by racists in South East London, and unites some of music’s biggest names for a special show. BBC One will broadcast a 60-minute show from the performance held on Sunday 29 September, with the concert also being repeated []

UK RADIO NEWS: DJ 279 TALKS TO ‘THE BRITISH BLACK LIST’ ABOUT CHOICE FM AXING / MY THOUGHTS

Last week DJ 279 (also known as Numbers) officially announced that he had been “let go” by Choice FM (Click Here to read if you missed it). On Saturday night his replacement (rival/nemesis) Tim Westwood  “blasted off” with his first ever Hip Hop/Rap show on Choice FM. In response to his axing DJ 279 spoke exclusively to The British Black List . I took a couple phone calls (on September 14) and people were like ‘Westwood’s gonna be joining Choice…”. Numbers received []

UK NEWS: EDL LEADER QUIZZED BY POLICE AFTER HE IS SPOTTED OUTSIDE TULISA’S £6 MILLION RENTED MANSION

Via The Mail English Defence League boss Tommy Robinson was questioned by police after he was spotted outside the home of Tulisa Contostavlos with a cameraman. Mr Robinson – real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – was confronted by police officers and had his car searched after the former X Factor judge dialled 999. Friends of the star have said she feels ‘victimised’ by their activities and is still too scared to return to the £6million Hertfordshire home. Continue Reading…. [Thanks Lorraine] What a []

‘DARK GIRLS’ (FULL LENGTH DOCUMENTARY)

  When Africans were first brought to the United States as slaves, many slave owners took a strange approach to diving the labor among the humans they owned — lighter skinned blacks were assigned to work inside the house, performing more precise but less physically demanding chores, while their darker skinned brethren were forced to perform punishing manual labour in the fields. In the 21st Century, a grim vestige of this tradition lives on in African-American culture, as women with dark complexion []

BLACKBERRY SET TO CUT 4,500 JOBS / WILL’GLOBAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR’ ALICIA KEYS LOSE HER JOB TOO?

It was announced yesterday that Canadian smart phone giant Blackberry has made the decision to make 4,500 members of its staff redundant. Via The Huffington Post Canada BlackBerry says job cuts will help it halve its operating costs by June 1, 2014. It expects to post a loss of US$950 million to $995 million when it reports its second-quarter earnings next Friday. There were reports earlier this week that the struggling cellphone company was ready to slash 40 per cent of its workforce []

UK RADIO: DJ 279 “OFFICIALLY LET GO” BY CHOICE FM / TIM WESTWOOD TAKES OVER POPULAR HIP HOP DJ’S POSITION

Choice FM radio personality DJ 279 has officially announced that he has left the station. 4 the record I have officially been let go from @choicefm. I've enjoyed doing my thing, and wish the @choicefm family the best of luck #279 — DJ 279 (@DJ279) September 20, 2013 It was obvious that long time Choice employee DJ 279 (also known as Numbers) had lost his job when it was announced that his nemesis/rival Tim Westwood was joining the station. Check out the []

VIDEO: PORN STARS DIAGNOSED WITH HIV URGE FOR CONDOM USE

Two of the porn actors recently diagnosed HIV-Positive used an emotional press conference today to call on the industry to require all performers to use condoms and criticized the length of time between testing – as a third performer believed to be infected with the virus came forward publicly.  … What did they expect???