Brixton

BRITISH BLACK PANTHER EXHIBITION

An exhibition presenting the legacy of the British Black Panther movement will be coming to Brixton in October. Taking place at the Photofusion Gallery during Black History Month, the show will feature current portraits of Panther members and archive photographs shot by Neil Kenlock, the official photographer of the British Black Panther Movement.  A documentary film will also accompany the exhibition. The show has been curated by The Organised Youth project, a group of 13-25 year olds who were inspired by the youthful []

UK ANTICS: RAPPER ENGLISH FRANK RACIST TOWARDS AFRICAN SECURITY GUARD (VIDEO) /THEN COMES APOLOGY VIA TWITTER

Earlier this year rapper English Frank performed at the event Hip Hop Isn’t Dead concert in Brixton which also featured Black the Ripper, Akala, and Ty. Things went down hill for Frank when he called a security guard “dumb” and then went on to say “I don’t want to sound racist but he is African”. But according to Frank he can get away with saying this because: “I’m from Brixton, I’m more African than him”. Now which fool fool black man in his Brixtonian crew gave him that impression? Come on own []

UK NEWS: WILL SMITH VISITS BRIXTON

Will Smith took in the sights and sounds of Brixton today, accompanied by local Labour MPs Tessa Jowell and “Britain’s answer to Barack Obama” Chuka Umunna. Via The Independent Will Smith made a surprise appearance in Brixton today with local Tessa Jowell and Chuka Umunna. It emerged the Fresh Prince of Bell Air star wanted to stay true to his character’s roots and see the “real London”. Tessa Jowell, MP for neighbouring Dulwich and West Norwood, tweeted earlier to say: “Will Smith wanted to see ‘London’s Harlem’! So proud to show []

UK EVENT: THE WORLD BASKETBALL FESTIVAL COMING TO BRIXTON

NIKE ANNOUNCES 02 ACADEMY BRIXTON LINE-UP UPDATE! Academy Brixton, in the heartland of British Hoops. The iconic Brixton venue will host a spectacular fusion of music and basketball with exclusive appearances from basketball heroes past and present – the first legendary name confirmed is Scottie Pippen. At this unique, highlight event the stage will be a rolling showcase of music and basketball with the soundtrack supplied by global and local stars.  Angel has been added to the festival bill alongside headliners Big []