Quote of the day

QUOTES OF THE DAY: UK RAPPER AKALA

“I remember the Daily Mail wrote an article about my sister (Ms Dynamite) at the time,” he says, “and essentially their argument was, ‘Well, she’s not really black, is she – she’s quite clever and she’s got a white mum!’ It was so funny the way they tried to co-opt us. Remember that big story about Bob Marley and his ‘white dad’ last year? He was unequivocally black power, but he’s rewritten as this fun-loving Rasta. Mark Duggan [the Tottenham man shot by police []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: SIMONE BRESI-ANDO (FOUNDER OF BRESI-ANDO CONSULTS AND I’MPOSSIBLE)

“Define success on your terms. There is no other joy but achieving goals you created for yourself that have not been tampered with by external or societal pressures or structures. Fix your own mask first before helping others, broken souls can only give so much. Give wisely and wholly.” [Stylist Magazine – Top tips to mark International Women’s Day] On March 8th The I’mPossible Conversation will be part of the South Bank Centre’s Women Of The World Festival in London on International Women’s []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: NOEL CLARKE TALKS ‘HOOD’ FLICKS, BLACK BRITISH ACTORS AND THE FUTURE

“I feel like it’s important for me as a filmmaker to keep evolving. And as a person in general, I think it’s important to always want to progress and do better. But more specifically, as a member of the black community, I’ve seen that we have progressed so far, and it’s now time to move on. “If people wanna say this [street dramas] trend is my fault, I’ll take that on the chin. I’m proud that I did those films and I’m []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: MARY J BLIGE

Earlier this year Burger King dropped their latest commercial online featuring singer Mary J Blige. Mary promoting their new Crispy Chicken Wraps through song proved to be a source of confusion, laughter and entertainment for days. Poor Mary. Now the singer has finally addressed the situation on the Angie “I love everyone” Martinez radio show. “It was just something I thought would have been a great branding opportunity. It never was a chicken commercial. It was about a sandwich and I was []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: IDRIS ELBA

“I’m so bored of answering that. Are there differences between black actors’ opportunities and white actors’ opportunities? Yes, there are. It’s been said. I’d rather a young black actor read about success as opposed to how tough it was. I get these roles because I can act and that’s it. Hopefully that’s it. The less I talk about being black, the better. [Via Vulture]

FUNNIEST “ADVICE” OF THE DAY: RELATIONSHIP COACH HAS SOME ADVICE FOR SINGLE BLACK WOMEN…..

Self proclaimed relationship, dating and lifestyle coach Des O’Connor who has been accused of lacking the qualifications to coach anyone apparently once claimed that the best way for black women to meet good black men is to… “Sit by the toilets in a night club if you want to find a good black man”  www.desoconnors.com [Thank Nessa] *Still crying with laughter* Your thoughts please…..

QUOTE OF THE DAY: ALEXANDRA BURKE

Singer Alexandra Burke reveals that her former X-Factor mentor and “nation’s sweetheart” now turned has been Cheryl Cole went through a period of ignoring her texts but has suddenly acknowledged her again via Twitter. “I haven’t heard anything from Cheryl for over a year and then she tweeted me publicly the other day, which I was really surprised about,” “I’ve texted her a few times but never heard anything back. I was surprised to hear from her on Twitter, which was very public. Don’t get []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: DESIGNER NICOLE FARHI SAYS ‘CELEBRITIES ARE PAID TO APPEAR FRONT ROW AT CATWALK SHOWS”

Designer Nicole Farhi has claimed that A-list celebrities are paid to sit front and centre at catwalk shows. It is so unprofessional. I have never paid a celebrity and I will never do it. It’s stupid. ‘What do they show you in the papers after a fashion show? Not the clothes, but the celebrities who are being paid to sit at the show.’ ‘They will all hate me for it [exposing the practice]. I don’t give a s*** because I think it []