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MANDELA MEMORIAL: FAKE SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER CLAIMS IT WAS ‘SCHIZOPHRENIC EPISODE’

The sign language interpreter who appeared at Nelson Mandela’s memorial and was later exposed as being a fake has been named, and claims he suffered a schizophrenic episode on stage that left him unable to do his job properly. Thamsanqa Jantjie told the Johannesburg Star: “There was nothing I could do. I was alone in a very dangerous situation. I tried to control myself and not show the world what was going on. I am very sorry, it’s the situation I found myself in”. []

NELSON MANDELA DIES

BBC News reports that South African president Jacob Zuma  has announced that Nelson Mandela has sadly passed away. He was 95 years old. “Our nation has lost its greatest son,” Mr Zuma said. Rest In Peace Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Freedom fighter.

FAST & FURIOUS STAR PAUL WALKER DIES IN CAR CRASH

BBC News reports that actor Paul Walker (40) died yesterday afternoon in a car crash in California. The Fast & Furious star was a passenger in a Porsche sports car driven by a friend – who also died – when it crashed north of Los Angeles. Walker was said to be attending a charity event at the time. … This is really sad and shocking news to wake up to. Rest In Peace Paul Walker.

RUSSIA: MAN NAILS TESTICLES TO GROUND IN FRONT OF TOURISTS

Now this is what you call taking protesting to the next level. Via The Metro A man was arrested after stripping naked and nailing his own testicles to the ground in broad daylight and in full view of tourists at one of the world’s most visited landmarks. Self-styled performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky received treatment at a clinic before being taken to a police station following the incident, which he said was a protest against Russia’s ‘police state’. He shocked visitors in Moscow’s []

UK FUGITIVE ‘TERROR SUSPECT’ AND SEAN ‘P DIDDY’ COMBS SEPARATED AT BIRTH?

I am probably the only one who thinks this… but every time I look at fugitive ‘terror suspect’ Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed I think he resembles mogul Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs. Somali-born Mohamed escaped the surveillance of British authorities after he cut off his electronic tag and slipped out of a London mosque wearing a burka last Friday. Anti-terror police have now launched a manhunt. Click here to read more….

‘BARNEYS NEW YORK’ ACCUSED OF RACIAL PROFILING, JAY Z ISSUES STATEMENT AND DEFENDS HIS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STORE

The WAKE UP calls just keep on coming folks! Last week it was reported that 19 year old African-American student Trayon Christian is suing department store Barneys for “allegedly” calling the police on him after he purchased a $350 designer belt in April. While leaving the store undercover detectives “allegedly” stopped  him and asked, “how a young black man such as himself could afford to purchase such an expensive belt,”. The student was then handcuffed and held for 2 hours before being released []

AUSTRALIAN WOMAN HOLDS ‘AFRICAN THEMED’ BIRTHDAY PARTY, ACCUSED OF RACISM BY INTERNATIONAL WEBSITES

An Australian woman, named Olivia hosted an ‘African themed’ birthday party and then decided to share the photographs on her Facebook page. Olivia’s Facebook page was exposed by Tumblr user BlackinAsia who wrote: Blackface, elephant and gorilla costumes, warpaint, Native American headdresses (?!) and more …. I’m at a loss for words,”  In an attempt to defend herself Olivia said: “It was my ‘African themed’ party and it was honestly made that theme because I have always wanted to go to Africa (to teach English) []

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 []