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UK NEWS: PLAQUE HONOUR FOR ‘FIRST BLACK STAR’ ELISABETH WELCH

The BBC reports that the singer Elisabeth Welch is to be commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque in south-west London. Welch is the second black woman to be honoured with a blue plaque in London (who was the first?) The plaque will be unveiled in Ovington Court, Kensington, which was her home during the 1930s when she rose to fame on the cabaret circuit. The performer died aged 99 in 2003 and has been described as “Britain’s first black star”. Welch was born []

RAPPER EVE TO BE HONOURED IN JAMAICA

First the organisers of the Jamaican music awards ceremony EME announced that rapper Trina is going to be honoured and now it’s rapper Eve’s turn. Click HERE if you missed my previous commentary/rant regarding their first announcement. Check out extracts from the press release I received today. Kingston, Jamaica: Hip-Hop rapper, actress and successful designer Eve will be one of three international stars including TRINA and Jamerican comedian Rayzor who are confirmed to perform at the glitzy Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards, set to take place on Saturday, March 12, []