Day: January 8, 2014

UK NEWS: JURY SAYS MARK DUGGAN WAS LAWFULLY KILLED BY POLICE (REACTIONS TO VERDICT)

Via BBC News Mark Duggan, whose death sparked riots in England in 2011, was lawfully killed by police, an inquest jury has concluded by a majority of 8 to 2. The 29-year-old was shot dead by armed officers in August 2011 in Tottenham, north London. Following the inquest at the Royal Courts of Justice, his aunt Carole Duggan said her nephew had been “executed”. Mr Duggan’s brother Shaun Hall said: “We still fight for justice.” There were angry scenes outside the courts, []

UK NEWS: ALESHA DIXON LAUNCHES HER FIRST PERFUME

Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon is the latest celebrity to jump on board the ‘I have created my own fragrance’ train. The star launched her first fragrance named Rose Quartz at London’s St Martin’s Lane Hotel this afternoon. Congratulations Alesha.

BLACK BRITISH DOCUMENTARY – BEAUTY IS… (TRAILER)

Beauty is… a feature length film exploring the topic of beauty from a Pan African perspective through a candid collection of personal and group interviews. Beauty is… includes an assortment of short films and animations through which we also explore the impact of education and schooling, confidence in dating and relationships, and controversial topics like skin bleaching and ‘light skin — dark skin’ preference. Beauty is…  examines the nature of our external features such as hair, skin and body shape, and then []