Month: February 2014

UK NEWS: THE I’MPOSSIBLE CONVERSATION TO HOST FIRST INTERNATIONAL EDITION IN NEW YORK

I’mPOSSIBLE founder Simone Bresi-Ando is taking her successful event series, The I’mPOSSIBLE conversation, to New York for its first international event. Dubbed a mix between ‘Oprah’s Legends Luncheon’ and ‘Inside the Actor’s Studio’, the panel event features women of colour from all walks of life who share their pearls of wisdom with the audience to help inspire on the theme of ‘How I Became POSSIBLE‘. Congratulations Simone ūüėÄ

PR MOVES: VICTORIA BECKHAM VISITS WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR “CHARITY”…

PR antics of this nature just make’s my blood boil. Via The Daily Mail Victoria Beckham’s recent trip to Cape Town, South Africa, was documented by famed American portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz. During her whirlwind yet ‘educating and inspiring’ two-day trip, which was spent supporting the charity¬†Born Free¬†– which aims to end the transmission of HIV from mothers to their children – the doting mother-of-four was captured on film bonding with a group of gorgeous children as they posed in the street []

SUSPECT MUSIC INDUSTRY ANTICS: LILY ALLEN WINS BEST SOLO ARTIST AT NME AWARDS 2014

Pop singer Lily Allen announced she was “retiring” from the music industry three years ago but decided to return to the scene late last year with the single Hard Out Here, along with a controversial video featuring those misguided former Britain’s Got Talent contestants the CEO Dancers. Hard ¬†Out Here failed to set the chart alight and Lily has not released her new album titled Sheezus (*rolls eyes*)¬†yet. So imagine my surprise when I spotted her smug mug on the front cover []

JAMAICAN COMEDY DRAMA ‘ME & MI KRU’ COMING TO UK TV

Hit Jamaican comedy drama Me and Mi Kru will premier on British television on Saturday March 1 on ABN TV (Sky Channel 290) at 7.30pm. ‚ÄėMe and Mi Kru‚Äô tells the tale of a single parent family, mother and son who live in the ghetto of Sea view Gardens, Kingston. The son a wannabe dancehall artist has a group called ‚ÄėInnocent Kru‚Äô, they are struggling and juggling to get on shows, promote themselves and move ahead in the Jamaican music industry against []

FOOLISHNESS OF THE DAY: DO THE BRITISH GET HIP HOP?

[Thanks Lorraine] Is what I just watched supposed to represent the Hip Hop scene here in the UK? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. I¬†don’t believe that this is¬†supposed to be a serious look at the Hip¬†Hop scene in this country and suspect that¬†the host’s tongue is firmly placed in his cheek. Your thoughts please….

FORMER CORONATION STREET STAR ZARAAH ABRAHAMS STARS IN SHORT FILM ‘BLACK GIRL IN PARIS’

Former Coronation Street star Zaraah Abrahams has come a long way since leaving the cobbles. The black British actress stars in the short film ‘Black Girl In Paris’ which will air on HBO in March. Based on the novel by¬†Shay Youngblood, the film stars¬†Tracey Heggins (Medicine for Melancholy) as a down-on-her-luck writer who experiences personal and sexual awakening thanks to a savvy prostitute, played by¬†Zaraah Abrahams (Spike Lee’s¬†upcoming¬†Da Sweet Blood of Jesus). … Zaarah is also set to star in an up []

UK THEATRE: PRODUCER GOLDIE AND FORMER EASTENDERS STAR CHARLES VENN TO STAR IN ‘KINGSTON 14’

Hit producer Goldie and former Eastenders star Charles Venn will star in the new theatre production KINGSTON 14, written by BAFTA award-winning and Olivier-nominated playwright Roy Williams (Offside РBBC, Suckerpunch) and directed by Clint Dyer (Olivier-nominated The Big Life, The Westbridge). The play also stars Brian Bovell, Ashley Chin, Gamba Cole, Derek Elroy, Trevor Laird and Tyson Oba. Story: Set in modern day Jamaica, KINGSTON 14 follows the story of James, a British police officer, who is sent to Kingston to investigate the murder of a UK tourist. James struggles to lead a proper investigation when []

‘LOOSE WOMEN’ STAR JAMELIA TALKS RACISM IN ENTERTAINMENT AND SAYS ‘I LOVE REPRESENTING DARK-SKINNED WOMEN’

In a recent interview with The Voice Loose Women star Jameila talks about the¬†problems she has faced in the world of UK entertainment. I‚Äôve come against that [prejudice] on so many occasions. When I first signed my record deal, people said, ‚Äėshe‚Äôs never gonna sell because she‚Äôs dark-skinned. Only light-skinned women are gonna sell‚Äô. People said that no-one would ever see me as sexy and I‚Äôd never be on the front of any magazine ‚Äď but I‚Äôve been on the cover of []