Maurice Tucker visits gay men and prostitutes living in Kingston Jamaica to find out more about their lives. I get the impression old Maurice here isn’t entirely comfortable with the subject matter judging by the choice of song chosen to open the documentary and this short synopses: This is a documentary on gay men living in Jamaica as male prostitutes. It is a taboo to be gay and living in Jamaica thus these men face daily reprisals allegedly from the police and […]
ROC Nation’s K Koke has been a ‘music news’ item since he revealed via Twitter last week that he has now parted company with his label RCA. But according to the rapper he is still working with Jay Z’s ROC Nation. (CLICK HERE to read if you missed it). When I posted the news, as usual my Mad News readers did not hold back and aired their views on K Koke (CLICK HERE to read the comments section) and neither did So Solid’s […]
[Thanks Lisa] Oh dear. Hahaha… I wonder if Nicki’s watched this yet. Hmmmmmm…. CLICK HERE to watch the film Venus Noire (The Sarah Baartman Story).
P.O.P (Power of Pussy”) is a multi part documentary series about some of the most celebrated and vindicated individuals in our culture; strippers. These women are sometimes classified as lowlifes of society, many thought to be streetwalking drug fiends with no regard for others. Some are thought to be impressionable young women, taken advantage of by men overseeing a seedy underworld. These are assumptions often made without any context from the women who live this life. This short documentary is a small look […]
In a new interview with ES Magazine singer turned TV personality Alesha Dixon revealed what her father said to her after she told him she was going to join the girl group Mis-Teeq. “I remember the day I said to my dad that I wanted to be in a girl group. Bless his soul, he said, ‘What makes you think you’re going to succeed? Black people from this country don’t succeed’. And I remember saying to my dad at 15, 16, ‘I’m not going to base […]
CoolBrands is an annual initiative to identify and celebrate Britain’s coolest brands. Since 2001 the survey has been canvassing the views and opinions of consumers all over the country to produce an annual barometer of the nation’s coolest brands. This year’s survey also sought opinions from an Expert Council made up of appointed influencers. This year’s panel of appointed influencers includes actor David Harewood (Homeland), rapper Plan B, Kiss FM duo Rickie & Melvin (Rickie Haywood-Williams and Melvin Odoom), rap-pop duo Rizzle […]
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, […]