Month: October 2013

UK WRITERS: ‘AN OPEN LETTER TO GANG MEMBERS’ BY LISA BENT

Check out fellow blogger Lisa Bent’s brilliant open letter to misguided  gang members. We live in a time when the biggest threat on the street is from someone who looks like you. This concept is so alien to me because years before, the threat would have come from the National Front, The Klu Klux Klan and many years before that, the slave master.  If you knew your history you would consider this prospect with shame. If you fully understood the many hazards of []

BIZARRE QUOTES OF THE DAY: KANYE WEST CONTINUES TO TALK OUT OF HIS BOTTOM

Some one really needs to beat Kanye West around the head with a high heeled boot.  The son of a college professor and former Black Panther is a born idiot. During an interview with Ryan Seacrest the rapper said the following … “There’s no way Kim Kardashian shouldn’t be on the cover of Vogue. She’s, like, the most intriguing woman right now. She’s got Barbara Walters calling her, like, every day. And collectively, we’re the most influential with clothing.” “No one is looking at []

NEW BLACK BRITISH WEB SERIES ‘ONES N TWOS’ COMING SOON!

Ones n Twos is a unique online comedy series that follows the lives of an eclectic bunch of DJs that broadcast live on pirate radio station OnesNTwos FM –  the biggest little station in London. in each episode the DJs broadcast from the stations custom built studio in the station manager’s girlfriends flat. With clashing personalities, secret crushes and power struggles life is never simple for the team at OnesnTwos FM. ‘Ones N Twos stars – Danny ‘Slim’ Gray, Kat B, Mighty Moe, Axel []

UK EVENT: BEFFTA AWARDS 2013 – THE WINNERS / MAD NEWS LOSES OUT TO CARRIB DIRECT

The prestigious BEFFTA ( Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television & Arts) Awards took place on the 25th and 26th October. Surprisingly Mad News was nominated for the ‘Best Community News Website‘ award. But I knew the odds were against me winning the award because I was never officially informed that Mad News had be nominated (I came across this information while having a nose at the nominations list) and I was not sent an invitation to the ceremony. That said it all really []

UK NEWS: GAY ART STUDENT PLANS TO LOSE HIS VIRGINITY IN FRONT OF LIVE AUDIENCE IN HACKNEY

Via The Daily Mail A gay art student has sparked outrage over plans to lose his virginity in front of a crowd of 100 people – in the name of art. Clayton Pettet, 19, said he will have gay sex for the first time in a gallery for a project entitled ‘Art School Stole My Virginity’. He said his ‘performance art project’ – followed by a question and answer session –  will challenge the idea of sexuality. He is planning for his []

SHOLA AMA’S MANAGEMENT DEFENDS HER DECISION TO NARRATE ‘MY CRAZY NEW JAMAICAN LIFE’

Last week in honour of ‘Black History Month’ Channel 4 aired the documentary My Crazy New Jamaican Life, which was originally going to be called Yardie Wives. For those who missed it ‘My Crazy New Jamaican Life’ focused on two English women, Debbie and Holly who are both in love with Jamaican culture. Since the documentary aired on Thursday night it has suffered a major backlash  and it’s narrator singer Shola Ama has also received criticism for agreeing to narrate the documentary . (Click []

‘BARNEYS NEW YORK’ ACCUSED OF RACIAL PROFILING, JAY Z ISSUES STATEMENT AND DEFENDS HIS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STORE

The WAKE UP calls just keep on coming folks! Last week it was reported that 19 year old African-American student Trayon Christian is suing department store Barneys for “allegedly” calling the police on him after he purchased a $350 designer belt in April. While leaving the store undercover detectives “allegedly” stopped  him and asked, “how a young black man such as himself could afford to purchase such an expensive belt,”. The student was then handcuffed and held for 2 hours before being released []