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UPROAR OVER RICK ROSS’ NEW VIDEO HOLD ME BACK (NIGERIA)

While rapper Rick Ross sits in his Miami mansion sipping on green tea and chomping down on a large fat juicy steak (well done) for breakfast there is uproar brewing across the ocean over the release of his new music video Hold Me Back which was shot in Lagos (Nigeria) earlier this year. In the video Big Ricky walks through the slums of Lagos wearing his trademark gold chains, hands out dollar bills to poverty stricken children and is surrounded by a []

PRECIOUS NETWORK EVENT: WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A WOMAN IN BUSINESS IN MODERN BRITAIN

On the 29th March PRECIOUS hosted a frank and honest discussion about what it means to be a woman in business in modern Britain. Speakers featured on the night were: Jessica Huie – CEO Colorblind Cards Ltd and Founder JH Public Relations Ltd. Ronke Lawal – Founder RSL Management, CEO Islington Chamber of Commerce. Mendora Ogbogbo – CEO, Parli-Training. JobedaAli  – CEO, Managing Director, Fair Knowledge & CEO, Three Sisters Care. Watch footage below.

UK NEWS: MAYOR BORIS JOHNSON VISITS SOUTHSIDE RADIO

Via RWDMAG.COM Boris looks really uncomfortable/awkward  in this photograph…. London Mayor Boris Johnson pretended to care for a day, and took time out of his busy schedule to visit community radio station Southside Radio. Southside Radio is a project run in South East London by young people for young people. For the last five summers the station, based in Waterloo, has run a full time radio operation throughout August. Continue Reading….. ………………………………………………………………………………….. This is a really positive step forward. Well done to those involved who []

UK NEWS: ENVOY ROLE FROM DAMILOLA TAYLOR’S FATHER

Via BBC News The father of Damilola Taylor – the schoolboy murdered in south London in 2000 – is to be Labour’s special envoy on youth violence and knife crime. Richard Taylor has been campaigning against the carrying of knives since his son, 10, was killed as he returned home to Peckham after a day at school. He will liaise with other families who lost relatives in similar circumstances and try to alter teenagers’ attitudes. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Mr Taylor []

MASTER P TAKES ON BET WITH NEW CABLE NETWORK, ‘BETTER BLACK TELEVISION’

Hip-hop entrepreneur Percy Miller, a.k.a. Master P, is launching a family-friendly cable network, Better Black Television. The network will provide “positive content for a black and brown culture,” according to a company statement. BBTV, set to launch in 2009, will be a general entertainment channel running a wide range of scripted, unscripted and news programming, including drama and comedy series, movies, animation, reality, politics, sports and entertainment news, children’s educational and teen programming, as well as “responsible hip-hop music and videos.” Source  []

UK NEWS: QUADRUPLETS ACHIEVE TOP A-LEVEL EXAM GRADES

(Left to right) 18-year-old quadruplets Tobi, Tayo, Tolu, and Tosin, who are all members of the Oke family. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire A-level results are being hit by sibling inflation as the number of photogenic twins gaining top grades and places at the same university rose again for the 17th year in a row. And 2008 saw the usual twins being trumped by the appearance of the Oke quadruplets – Tolu, Tayo, Tobi and Tosin – who achieved A and B grades []

UK EVENT: LIVE & UP

The up and coming Live and Up community event, that is set to take place on Sunday August 17th at Burgess Park,  will celebrate the London Borough of Southwark and the diversity of cultures that reside in Southwark. Not the sterotypical criminal, one dimensional demographic that the British media loves to portray on a daily basis.  A long with the exciting and unique fusion of live music that will take centre stage on the day, this FREE event will also feature a fun fair on the grounds. Directions to Burgess Park: Buses: 12, 35, 40, 45, 63, []

UK EVENT: LEWISHAM PEOPLE’S DAY FESTIVAL 2008

  Yesterday (July 12th) I ventured out to Mountsfield Park in South East London (my endz lol) to check out the Lewisham People’s Day 2008 festival, which is Lewisham’s longest running community festival.    Every July this event takes place, but up until yesterday I always chose to stay away. Reports of trouble flaring up during the festivities put me off so I always opted to stay home.    But this year I made up my mind to attend and have no []