It has been reported that comedian, actor and writer Felix Dexter died earlier today following a battle with multiple myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer. Felix starred in the hit 1990s BBC black British sketch show The Real McCoy and also recently starred in the BBC 1 sitcom Citizen Khan. As far as I am concerned Felix was one of the funniest comedians out there, hands down. Rest In Peace Felix Dexter.
Local news website The Comet reports that British award-winning film maker Mark Straker died suddenly on Thursday (17 October). The writer and filmmaker’s many accolades include Best Acting at the London Black Film Makers International Film Festival in 2009 for Second Chance, a Hollywood VSM award in 2009 for Hitchin-based short film One of Us, and a British Cinema Inspiration Award for PUKKA in 2004. Mr Straker was also the founder of Stevenage-based charity Positive Strides UK, which delivers arts programmes for […]
This news story cracked me up this morning. The Voice reports that the founder of a small business school in the UK who is being sued by the prestigious Harvard University for copyright infringement has made a counter-claim against the institution. Reverend Dr Tina Beloveth Powerful claims her Harvard School of Management and Technology was named after her grandfather, however Harvard University, established in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is seeking damages and an injunction against her. Although Rev Powerful is willing to change the […]