Month: March 2014

VIDEO: RAPPER EMBARRASSES HIMSELF ON TV SHOW – (CAR CRASH TELEVISION)

Juiceboxxx is an American rock/rap artist and producer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Check out his bizarre performance on Wisconsin Tonight. Jesus take the wheel…. But on a serious note he clearly has a drug problem.

UK POLITICS: LABOUR BLACK NETWORK TO BE LAUNCHED IN LONDON

Via The Afro News The Labour Black Network will be launched in London on 25th March 2014. The event to be held at the Wilson Room, Portcullis House, from 18:00 to 20:00, will be hosted by Diane Abbott, Member of Parliament for Hackney North and Stoke Newington. It will be attended by the current Black Labour MPs. David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham will address participants. The Labour Black Network is a newly emerging membership organisation to support African and Caribbean []

UK TV: THIS MORNING – “I THOUGHT ONLY PEOPLE IN AFRICA GOT HIV”

Peter Schofield and Holly Willoughby talk to Rachel Dilley, a mother-of-three who says she never dreamed she was at risk of HIV – because ‘only African people could get it’. “Growing up the only thing I’d seen was an advert on TV in Africa of African people dying of AIDS and I thought it was a disease you caught in that COUNTRY,  and that only they caught it. I didn’t realise that you know a white person had ever had it.” Is []

PRESIDENT OF FRANCE HIRES EXPERT IN ‘GANGSTA RAP’ TO HELP WRITE HIS SPEECHES

This is just pure unadulterated FOOLISHNESS. I have seen and heard it all now. Via The Daily Mail The president of France is to try to turn around his abysmal approval ratings by hiring an expert in gangsta rap music to write his speeches. Francois Hollande has appointed Pierre-Yves Bocquet to help him spice up his speeches, which are widely considered to be boring. A graduate of France’s top school for civil servants, Mr Bocquet is well qualified for the role. But []

UK NEWS: JOURDAN DUNN ANNOUNCED AS THE FACE OF NEW ‘NEXT’ VENTURE

I don’t usually pay much attention to developments in the world of fashion but it’s Jourdan Dunn. High Street retailer NEXT has announced that black British model Jourdan Dunn is the face of their new venture LABEL which will launch on Thursday. LABEL will sell brands including Warehouse, Adidas, Converse, Oasis, Hobbs, L K Bennett, and Glamourous. If Jourdan had not been discovered shopping in Primark all those years ago I wonder what she would be doing now. Congratulations Jourdan.

BBC LONDON – DOTUN ADEBAYO SHOW: ARE BLACK MEN DISPROPORTIONATELY INVOLVED IN NIGHTCLUB VIOLENCE?

Dotun Adebayo asks are young black men disproportionately involved in nightclub violence? Guests include Mr. Play, DJ Spoony and Sara Myers. Last night’s discussion is in response to Afia Asha’s controversial Facebook post that blamed young black men for the violence in south London nightclubs. Afia who is the bar managing director for the Brixton Fridge Bar wrote: “Unless and until young black people (18-35) learn to conduct themselves in a civil manner then the night time economy will be closed or severely []

UK TV: BIG REUNION STARS DAMAGE SET TO APPEAR IN ‘FLY ON THE WALL’ TV SERIES

Digital Spy reports that hit R&B group Damage (minus Coree Richards) will star in their own fly on the wall television series. Jade Jones, Andrez Harriett, Noel Simpson and Rahsaan J Bromfield – will be followed by cameras as they try to continue their musical comeback. Damage apparently also want to use the TV show to give viewers a glimpse inside their private lives, and to ‘give people who don’t get a chance to come into this industry a foot up’. ‘It’s []

LONDON BASED NIGERIAN COUPLE CREATE DOLLS TO HELP CHILDREN CONNECT WITH THEIR ROOTS

Raising their family in London, Nigerians Chris and Ada Ngoforo were keen for their children to stay in touch with their West African heritage. But the couple became concerned that their three young daughters didn’t speak any Igbo, one of Nigeria’s ethnic languages. “We thought amongst ourselves what we can do to actually help them to learn Igbo more,” says Chris Ngoforo. This desire to encourage their children to connect with their roots, coupled with an increasing frustration with the difficulty in []