Month: February 2014

UK TV: WIL JOHNSON TO LEAVE SOAP EMMERDALE

I posted the news in November 2012 that ITV 1 soap Emmerdale had cast its first black family. Waking The Dead star Wil Johnson was cast to play mechanic Dominic Andrews a single parent and 14-year-old Tendai Rinomhota signed on to play his wayward teenage daughter Gemma. Now it has been announced that Wil is leaving the soap. His on screen daughter Gemma will be killed off in the coming weeks and his character will leave the Dales not long after her death. []

TWEET OF THE DAY: ANITA BAKER

R&B has been replaced by Ego, Narcissism, the Cult of Personality… all of which has very little to do with actually "Creating Music" — Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) February 22, 2014 Well said Anita!

WIG DESIGNER SUING NICKI MINAJ FOR $30 MILLION

Via Access Atlanta An Atlanta wig designer is suing hip hop superstar Nicki Minaj for $30 million, claiming intellectual property infringement. In the civil complaint filed Friday morning in federal court, Terrence Davidson claims he and Minaj, his former client, struck a deal to form a wig-making business. But Davidson claims Minaj, whose real name is Onika Maraj, started the business without his consent or knowledge, turning it into a multi-million dollar business selling his designs. “I actually hand-made these wigs,” Davidson []

JUMP OFF UK DEBATE: IS THE N-WORD USED TOO FREELY? (YOUNG, BLACK, BRITISH AND CLEARLY LOST)

*rubs temples* There is no point in featuring young black British folk in debates of this nature when they clearly don’t know their history or much else when it comes to the subject matter of race/heritage.   The black man who speaks at the start and says the word ‘nigger’ “doesn’t mean what it used to mean and doesn’t have the same impact”  needs a damn wake up call.  The type of wake up call that will make it CRYSTAL CLEAR to him []

UK TV: IDRIS ELBA TO APPEAR AS JUDGE ON NEW SKY 1 TALENT SHOW

The Voice reports that actor Idris Elba will appear as a judge on a new Sky 1 talent show titled Launching People.  The purpose of the show is to ‘turn people’s dreams of making films, music, food and other passions into reality’. When asked about the project Idris said: I want to find a person to tell a story and inspire others. They might have an idea that they’re not quite sure how to take to the next level. If I represent anything, []