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UK NEWS: BBC UNDER FIRE FROM THE BLACK COMMUNITY AFTER DIZZEE RASCAL APPEARANCE ON NEWSNIGHT

  Via the Guardian Newspaper Pitting hip-hop star Dizzee Rascal against Jeremy Paxman in a Newsnight special was probably designed to up the “yoof” factor in the heavyweight debate about the consequences of Barack Obama’s election victory. But rather than receiving plaudits for making the programme less stuffy, the BBC has been criticised for its unorthodox choice of guest, with Paxman accused of conducting a “patronising” and “crass” interview with the London-born rapper.Critics say the 58-year-old journalist asked questions that he would []

UK NEWS: FORMER BIG BROTHER CONTESTANT DARNELL SWALLOW SET TO COLLABORATE WITH UK RAPPER GIGGS

After appearing in this summer’s snoozefest Big Brother 9, contestant and singer/songwriter Darnell Swallow is now working on some sort of collaboration with BET Best UK Hip Hop winner Giggs. Via Rwdmag “He’s recently linked up with BET Award winner Giggs and had this to say on his MySpace. “What up with it?! Been working on a collabo with Giggs, getting to know why he’s a BET Award winner and the best upcoming rapper in the UK… check it out… Congrats on the BET Giggs. []

UK NEWS: HARRODS BOSS MOHAMMED AL FAYED QUESTIONED OVER ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

From the moment Al Fayed decided to embark on a quest to prove that the establishment ( a world that at one point he badly wanted to be a part of) had murdered his son Dodi and Princess Diana, I knew that it was only going to be a matter of time before he would be made to pay…. Via BBC News Harrods department store owner Mohamed Al Fayed has been questioned by police over allegations of a sexual assault on a girl under 16. Police are []

UK NEWS: CANNIBAL CHEF GIVEN LIFE SENTENCE

Murderer Anthony Morley won the first Mr Gay UK contest in 1993 Victim/lover Damian Oldfield A chef who stabbed his lover to death before cutting flesh off his thigh and cooking and eating it has been jailed. Anthony Morley, 36, the first winner of Mr Gay UK, was told he would serve a minimum of 30 years in prison for the murder of 33-year-old Damian Oldfield. Morley was convicted of murdering Mr Oldfield at his home in Bexley Avenue, Leeds, by a []

UK NEWS: LEUKAEMIA SURVIVOR DANIEL DE GALE DIES

Daniel De Gale (March 14th 1987 – October 2008)  [Thanks Agnes] I just received the sad news that leukaemia survivor Daniel De Gale sadly passed away today. Daniel was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 1993 at the age of six and was put on a 2 year course of chemotherapy which he completed in March 1995. But after being in remission for just 9 months, he relapsed in December 1995, when a routine blood test revealed leukaemia cells again. With no assurance that a []

UK NEWS: MAN SHOT FOR WEARING OBAMA T-SHIRT

Dube Egwuatu A man told today how he was shot three times in a London street for wearing a Barack Obama T-shirt. Dube Egwuatu was buying a mobile telephone top-up card in an off-licence when the gunman confronted him and glared at the top, which carries an image of the Democrat US presidential candidate underneath the legend ‘Believe’. The man then launched into a tirade of racist slurs, shouting ‘I f***ing hate n*****s’ and urging 36-year-old Mr Egwuatu to leave the shop []

UK NEWS: ANTI-BLACK/RAP DEMONSTRATION ORGANISED BY NEO NAZIS SET TO TAKE PLACE IN LEEDS

According to the Antifa England News website, a demonstration against black people and rap music has been organised by the Nazi British People’s Party. The demostration will take place on Saturday 18th October, 11am, out side music store HMV, Lands Lane, Leeds City Centre. Click here to read more. British People’s Party Leader Kevin Watmough Kevin and his cronies clearly have nothing better to do on a Saturday morning.   So you hate rap music, you want it banned from these shores and you hate niggers. BORING!!! Heard it all before Kevin. []

UK NEWS: BLACK MEN IN RAISED PROSTATE CANCER RISK

Black men living in England have a three times higher risk of prostate cancer than white men, figures show. They also tend to be diagnosed five years younger, a study of all cases in London and Bristol found. The results cannot be explained by access to diagnostic tests, awareness of the condition or screening, the British Journal of Cancer reported. Cancer charities said the finding may lead to better care for men at higher risk of the disease. Researchers at the University []

UK NEWS: BUSTA RHYMES RELEASED!

After being detained by UK Immigration officials today for NO GOOD REASON, rapper Busta Rhymes has been released. Via The London Paper Busta Rhymes has been released after being barred from entering the UK today. His detention throwing plans for an anti-violence gig into chaos. Organisers of the gig were said to be considering Ludacris as his replacement. But Busta’s lawyer intervened and a High Court Judge agreed that the decision to detain was unlawful. The 36 year old MC was released immediately. The []

UK NEWS: LONDON RAPPER COMMISSIONED TO WRITE HIP HOP TRACK ABOUT ASTROBIOLOGY

Photograph: The London Paper A student from Wembley who uses his love of hip hop to make cosmology easier to understand, is to showcase his NASA-commissioned rap at the Science Museum tonight. Bigwigs at the US Space Agency asked Jonathan Chase, 28, to write the “Astrobiology Rap” for the latest European edition of NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine. The song and accompanying video is fast becoming a YouTube hit and has been viewed more than 10,000 times. The 28-year-old rapper is a Science Communication student []