Britain

QUOTES OF THE DAY: ASHLEY WALTERS – (BLACK BRITISH ACTORS MOVING STATESIDE / MULTICULTURAL BRITAIN)

In a recent interview with The Independent actor Ashley Walters talks about black British actors who complain about the lack of opportunities in Britain and have moved to America …. and multicultural Britain. “Here’s my theory: I looked up to people like Lenny Henry and David Harewood. They were the kind of people who made me want to get into this. But they don’t write enough, they don’t produce enough and they don’t direct enough.” “Lenny’s production company put a film out []

VIDEO: HOW IMPORTANT IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN BRITAIN

For those of you who don’t know here in Britain Black History Month is “celebrated” in October, so last month UK 360 pounded the streets to find out what the public really think about Black History Month. One young woman featured admits that she couldn’t care less about Black History Month and I wouldn’t expect you to luv. Hahahaha. Rapper Akala is also featured. I simply adore that man. He isn’t afraid to speak the truth on a public forum and talks a lot of sense. The man is no coward. … Your thoughts please…..

FILM TO BE MADE TELLING THE STORY OF MIXED-RACE ARISTOCRAT IN 18TH CENTURY BRITAIN

Via Blouin Artinfo The second feature to be written and directed by the British filmmaker Amma Asante, “Belle” will tell the story of a mixed-race woman raised as an aristocrat in 18th-century England. Dido Elizabeth Belle (1761-1804) was the illegitimate daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay of the British navy and an enslaved woman, herself known as Belle. The movie is partially inspired by the above painting (artist unknown), in which Dido, wearing a turban, stands to the right of her orphaned cousin, []

UK NEWS: GORDON BROWN RESIGNS, DAVID CAMERON IS BRITAINS NEW PRIME MINISTER.

Well it all kicked off last night! Gordon Brown has now officially resigned and is no longer Labour Party leader/Prime Minister. Conservative leader David Cameron is now our new Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has been appointed deputy prime minister. Oh happy days! Via BBC News The new UK Prime Minister David Cameron is shaping his government, after his Conservative Party formed an historic coalition with the Liberal Democrats. Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg is to be the new deputy prime minister, with four colleagues []

UK NEWS: THE SUN NEWSPAPER COMPARES CONSERVATIVE LEADER DAVID CAMERON TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

This is today’s front cover of that tabloid rag The Sun. Misguided editorial team members  seem to think that Conservative leader David Cameron is just like President Obama. Ha ha ha ha! *shaking my head* They CANNOT be serious! Anyway today is Election day in Britain where we the people have our say on who runs the country tomorrow. So get out there and VOTE ! Prime Minister Gordon Brown (Labour), David Cameron (Conservative), Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrat) I wonder if there []

UK NEWS: COUPLE DEMAND APOLOGY OVER ‘RACIST’ RECEIPT

Via The Metro A student and his girlfriend are outraged after being called a ‘black couple’ on their receipt by staff at a London pub. Johnson Abraham, 24, and Roxanne Duhur, 21, claim they were the only couple dining when they received their bill at the Slug And Lettuce in Islington Green. Mr Abraham, a mechanical engineering student from Dalston, was at the pub last month with Ms Duhur to celebrate her new job as an estate agent. They ordered at the []

UK NEWS: TEENAGERS ATTACK MOTHER OF TWO WITH BLEACH

Via The Metro A mother-of-two was seriously burnt when she was attacked with bleach in front of her family after asking a group of youths to be quiet during the new Harry Potter film, police said today. The 46-year-old woman was watching the film with her husband and two children at a cinema when she asked the group of five or six teenagers, including at least one girl, to stop making a noise. After the film, two of the group followed the []