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BRITAIN’S LEADING BLACK NEWSPAPER ‘THE VOICE’ DENIED ACCESS TO OLYMPIC STADIUM

This report from the Jamaica Gleaner has left me FUMING on this wet grey afternoon. Britain’s leading black publication The Voice has been denied press accreditation in to the Olympic stadium during the 2012 games. After applying for press accreditation the publication received the letter below from the British Olympic Association (BOA): “After careful consideration by the Media Accreditation Committee, we regret to inform you that your application for accreditation for the London 2012 Olympic Games has been unsuccessful. “Should we be []

VIDEO: UK JUMP OFF UK DEBATE – ARE RACIAL STEREOTYPES ACCEPTABLE?

With London being one of the most multinational cities in the United Kingdom our Jump Off debaters had a discussion about racial stereotypes and taboos. Here are some questions and ideas raised during the discussion? Are racial stereotypes acceptable? What are the stereotypes attached to different races What does it take for people to think differently from the stereotypes? Is the term “lighty” acceptable? Why do rappers reinforce this negative rapper stereotype? … The term “lighty” just annoys me. The deep subject []

UK NEWS: ACTOR ADAM DEACON TALKS ABOUT RACE IN THE UK – ‘MY TAKE ON TANNING”

I have said on numerous occasions that for some strange reason British actor Adam Deacon seems to have become the ‘go to person’ when mainstream media outlets want to venture in to topics relating to all things “URBAN”. He recently appeared on the Eddie Nestor radio talk show to discuss the Stephen Lawrence trial/verdict  which for various reasons raised an eyebrow. Anyway now in a recent interview featured on US entertainment mogul Steve Stoute’s The Tanning Of America website he talks about Race in the UK. Check out excerpts from the []

UK TV/VIDEO: BBC BIG QUESTION – SHOULD ADOPTION BE COLOUR BLIND?

Last week the government revealed new adoption guidelines that will now make it easier for couples to adopt children from different ethnic backgrounds, and say that race should no longer be a “deal-breaker” in adoption cases.  Click HERE to read more about this decision if you missed it. As expected the release of the new guidelines sparked major debate. Some felt that the new guidelines were a step in the right direction, while others expressed concern that a black/Asian child would lose his/her identity and have no understanding of their culture if placed []