Month: October 2013

UK NEWS: BBC EXPOSES ESTATE AGENTS WHO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE

Via The Guardian Estate agents in London are routinely discriminating against black people looking for a home in the private rental market, an undercover investigation has found. The BBC‘s Inside Out programme uncovered 10 estate agents in north-west London who were willing to meets landlords’ specification that properties should not be let to African-Caribbean people. Posing as a landlord who did not want to let out his flat to black people, an undercover reporter asked agents if they would be willing to discriminate against potential []

CO-FOUNDER OF CHOICE FM (NOW CAPITAL XTRA) REPLIES TO THOSE WHO SAY HE ‘SOLD OUT’

In an interview with The Voice co-founder of Choice FM Patrick Berry has replied to those who say Choice FM’s demise was signalled in the day he and his business partner Neil Kenlock sold the station to Capital/Global Radio almost a decade ago. Berry said, “The people that said we sold out don’t understand that you can’t keep a radio station fuelled on love alone. The local advertisers we had were not enough alone to keep it going. That’s what forced the sale.” []

UK NEWS: BIG BROTHER STAR BRIAN BELO WINS SETTLEMENT OVER STOLEN ‘TOWIE’ IDEA

Big Brother winner Brian Belo has finally reached a settlement with ITV and Lime Pictures after taking legal action against the makers of the hit TV scripted reality show The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE). Via The Daily Mirror Belo, himself an Essex boy, claimed that the makers of the structured reality soap had adapted and reproduced part of a format he had originally developed with Sassy Films and Massive TV. The trio said they took the idea to Lime Pictures in March and []

‘WHO’S THE MAN?’ – STARRING ED LOVER AND DOCTOR DRE (FULL LENGTH FILM – 1993)

Who’s the Man? is a 1993 comedy film, directed by Ted Demme. The film stars Yo! MTV Raps hosts Doctor Dré and Ed Lover as its two main protagonists. It features dozens of cameo appearances from some of the top rap/hip-hop acts of the time, including (though not limited to) Busta Rhymes, Eric B., House of Pain, Ice-T, Kris Kross, Queen Latifah, KRS-One and Run-D.M.C.. This film is also the feature film debut of Terrance Howard. Doctor Dré and Ed Lover are []

COSMETIC CHEMISTRY CONNECTIONS (A NEW INITIATIVE ENCOURAGING YOUNG WOMEN OF COLOUR TO STUDY CHEMISTRY)

Cosmetic Chemistry Connections is a new initiative launching on October 30 that has been set up to encourage young women from disadvantaged backgrounds to study chemistry at University. We live in a beauty obsessed world which is ruled by advances in beauty products and treatments where not a week goes by without the launch of a new anti-ageing cream or Botox treatment. Unfortunately this is not reflected in the classroom where girls trail behind boys in STEM (science, technology, engineering) subjects. Cosmetic Chemistry Connections is the brainchild of Madeka Panchoo, Managing []

UK EVENT: BLOGGERS D’LIGHT LIVE (OCTOBER EDITION)

London’s No 1 debate/quiz show is back for their September edition of ‘Bloggers D’light Live’,  featuring a range of bloggers well versed in everything from popular culture, politics, social economics and everything else in between. They also give their unique perspective on a variety of topics, allowing the audience to interact with, as well as take in all the wisdom that the debaters have to offer.  Special guest debaters on the evening will be: Axel The Entertainer, Sade Salami, Chuckie Online and Rachel Ritfield. Spoken Word []

HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER CALLS KANYE WEST A ‘DUMB NIGGER’ IN FACEBOOK RANT

Oh dear.. oh dear… Earlier this week Hollywood producer John Palermo posted a series of offensive and racist remarks on his Facebook page. Palermo who produced the hit blockbuster movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine posted the following after reading that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had purchased a home in Bel-Air (Los Angeles). “There goes the neighborhood!!!” “It looks like a Poor Persian Palace, where’s Kris Jenner when you need her?! #MoneyCantBuyADumbNiggerClass” The Facebook page has been taken down and the producer now claims the aim was to raise []