2012

MAD NEWS 2012 – A YEAR OF UK ANTICS, UK STUPIDITY AND UK HILARITY

A lot more went down in 2012 but these particular UK ‘antics’ stick out the most in my mind. Check out my short list below. Alexandra Burke was very busy this year releasing and promoting new music. The singer along with her publicity team also expected us to believe that she was ‘dating’ footballer Jermain Defoe but that was a crock of rubbish. This had to be the biggest “showbiz” lie and joke of the year. But nice try Alexandra. I wish you all the best in 2013 ———————————————————————————- Members from the []

2012 BLACK WOMEN IN EUROPE POWER LIST

2012 Power List: The award-winning Black Women in Europe blog releases a third “list of our own” most powerful black women in Europe. CLICK HERE to visit the blog. … Congratulations to all those who made this year’s list.

UK EVENT: THE I’MPOSSIBLE CONVERSATION (JUNE 6 – LONDON)

The I’mPOSSIBLE conversation; the empowering event is back on Wednesday, June 6, at 6pm. No other event is putting women of colour in Britain’s stories and life experiences in the public domain, unabridged, with no interruptions or apologies.  I’mPOSSIBLE is creating history and widening the access to a group of women’s stories that inspire, empower and uplift, for everyone to enjoy. CLICK HERE to read more about the event. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

UK MUSIC NEWS: TINCHY STRYDER AND DIONNE BROMFIELD RECORD OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY SONG – SPINNIN’ FOR 2012

Dionne Bromfield and Tinchy Stryder, have teamed up to record an official Olympic Torch Relay song ”Spinnin’ For 2012”. The lyrics for the song, originally written and recorded by Speech Debelle, have been re-written by Tinchy & Dionne to produce as uplifting and inspirational song as you’re likely to hear all summer. “Spinnin’ For 2012”  will create the perfect soundtrack to what will be an epic 8,000 mile journey over 70 days which aims  to take the Olympic Flame within 1 hour’s []

PUMA ENLISTS CEDELLA MARLEY TO DESIGN OFFICIAL UNIFORM FOR JAMAICAN OLYMPIC TRACK AND FIELD TEAM

Photographs via Vogue UK /  Parlour Magazine Sports apparel giant Puma has enlisted fashion designer Cedella Marley (daughter of Bob) to design the official uniform for the Jamaican track and field 2012 Olympic team. In an interview with Vogue UK Cedella disclosed, “It’ll be Grace Jones meets my Dad. I’m trying to weave a red, gold and green tag on the inside but really it’s about the athletes. There will be elements of Dad’s look about it though, especially him in those tracksuits he used []