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UK TV: CHANNEL 4 RESPONDS TO ‘MY CRAZY NEW JAMAICAN LIFE’ BACKLASH

Several weeks ago Channel 4 and production company Acme brought viewers the documentary ‘My Crazy New Jamaican Life’, in honour of ‘Black History Month’. ‘My Crazy New Jamaican Life’ (which was originally going to called ‘Yardie Wives’) focused on two English women,Debbie and Holly who ‘are each immersed in or passionate about Jamaican culture, from X-rated bashment styles to food, patois or having a family with a Jamaican-born man’. After the documentary aired the backlash came thick and fast and singer Shola Ama also []

UK TV: DOCUMENTARY ‘MY CRAZY NEW JAMAICAN LIFE’ SUFFERS BACKLASH

Last night in honour of ‘Black History Month’ Channel 4 and independent production company Acme brought us the documentary‘My Crazy New Jamaican Life’. Debbie, who’s 25, and Holly, who’s 19, are each immersed in or passionate about Jamaican culture, from X-rated bashment styles to food, patois or having a family with a Jamaican-born man. Debbie has three children with Jamaican-born Variel. But when she discovers that Variel is about to have a child with another woman, she questions the conventions of the family []

CHANNEL 4 NEWS: NAOMI CAMPBELL TALKS RACISM IN FASHION

YES NAOMI! Shut this poor excuse for a journalist down. What does the former President of Liberia Charles Taylor have to do with what Naomi is trying to promote here? I hate it when people bring up this situation. The last I checked Naomi was NOT THE ONE ON TRIAL FOR WAR CRIMES and some 13 years prior to that trial was not the one who invited Charles Taylor around to her home to have dinner with a wealth of famous guests. []

UK NEWS: CHANNEL 4 FINALLY ADDRESSES SHAMBOLIC ‘TOP BOY’ OPEN AUDITIONS

After last Sunday’s ‘Top Boy’ open audition fiasco (click here to read all about it and my thoughts on the matter) Channel 4 has finally come forward to  address the situation. In a statement issued to The Voice a spokeswoman said: “The auditions were attended by more people than had been anticipated and was closed early for safety reasons. The situation was extremely well handled by police on the ground and the crowds dispersed very quickly.” Hayley White, group director at Hoxton Hall where the []

UK TV / TRAILER: NEW FOUR-PART DRAMA ‘TOP BOY’ TO AIR ON CHANNEL 4 (STARRING ASHLEY WALTERS AND KANO)

Click HERE to view more photographs. Soul Culture reports that “Urban” drama Top Boy will be coming to our screens on Channel 4 at the end of October . The four-part drama stars Ashley Walters and rapper Kano. On London’s Summerhouse Estate, lives are lived along lines, and challenges come in all forms, even – especially – for kids. Thirteen-year-old Ra’Nell (Malcolm Kamulete) finds he has to ‘step up and be a man’ when his mentally ill mother Lisa (Sharon Duncan Brewster) is []