Rest In Peace

UK RADIO NEWS: FORMER CHOICE FM PRESENTER AND HEAD OF MUSIC KIRK ANTHONY DIES

It has been reported that former Choice FM presenter Kirk Anthony has died in Lagos, Nigeria. Earlier today radio station Smooth 98.1FM posted the following messages: With very heavy hearts, @Smooth981FM announces the passing of our dear friend & colleague, Kirk Anthony, who passed away yesterday. #RIPKirk — Smooth98.1FM (@Smooth981FM) June 1, 2013 Words cannot express the magnitude of this loss. He was truly an amazing man who did what he loved with so much passion. #RIPKirk — Smooth98.1FM (@Smooth981FM) June 1, []

KRISS KROSS STAR CHRIS KELLY DIES

The Associated Press reports that Chris Kelly from the hit 1990s Hip Hop duo Kriss Kross has died at the age of 34. Chris died at an Atlanta hospital on Wednesday of an apparent drug overdose at his home, authorities said. No official cause of death has been determined, pending an autopsy. Chris “Mac Daddy,” Kelly and his group mate, Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith, were  discovered by music producer Jermaine Dupri while performing at an  Atlanta shopping mall. Dupri signed the duo and they later []

LIL WAYNE FINALLY APOLOGISES TO THE FAMILY OF MURDERED BLACK TEENAGER EMMETT TILL

Rapper Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne Carter) has finally issued a public apology to the family of slain teenager Emmett Till. Wayne caused controversy earlier this year when he appeared on the remix of Atlanta artist Future’s unreleased single ’Karate Chop’ and rapped the line, “beat the p*ssy up like Emmett Till.” Emmett Till was a 14 year old African-American boy who was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955, after he reportedly whistled and flirted with Carolyn Bryant, a 21 year old Caucasian woman. Click here to read more. Till’s family demanded an []

FAMILY OF MURDERED BLACK TEENAGER EMMETT TILL SET TO PURSUE LIL WAYNE’S SPONSORS

Earlier this year Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne Carter) caused controversy when he appeared on the remix of Atlanta artist Future’s unreleased single ‘Karate Chop’ and rapped the line, “beat the p*ssy up like Emmett Till.” For those of you who don’t know who Emmett Till is, Till was a 14 year old African-American boy who was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955, after he reportedly whistled and flirted with Carolyn Bryant, a 21 year old Caucasian woman. Till was from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region, when []

STEPHEN LAWRENCE: 20 YEARS ON – REST IN PEACE

Today marks the 20th anniversary of black teenager Stephen Lawrence’s death. Stephen (18) was stabbed to death in an unprovoked racist attack in 1993 while he waited at a bus stop with friend Duwayne Brooks in Eltham, South East London. After YEARS of fighting for justice Doreen and Neville Lawrence finally saw two of Stephen’s killers Gary Dobson and David Norris convicted of his murder in January 2012. But the fight still continues to secure the convictions of fellow gang members Neil Acourt, Jamie Acourt and Luke Knight who are still roaming the streets []

UK NEWS: PEOPLE TAKE TO THE STREETS TO CELEBRATE MARGARET THATCHER’S DEATH

After it was announced yesterday that former prime minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher had died her critics took to the streets in celebration across the country.  In Brixton, Glasgow and Leeds people opened champagne and cheered, shouting: “Maggie, Maggie, Maggie, dead, dead, dead”. The celebrations continued in to the early hours of this morning and police struggled to disperse the crowds that gathered. (Interestingly enough I did not see any black people celebrating Thatcher’s death outside The Ritzy in Brixton). Yesterday The Daily Telegraph closed their online comment section because of the abuse aimed at Thatcher and []

FORMER PRIME MINISTER MARGARET THATCHER DIES

The BBC reports that former prime minister Baroness Thatcher has died. She was 87 years old. Her spokesman Lord Bell issued the following statement: “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.” Thatcher was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990. She was the first woman to hold the post. I have always found her strangely fascinating. She was as hard as nails. I look forward to watching the up []

UK NEWS: MOTHER AND FATHER FOUND GUILTY OF KILLING THEIR CHILDREN IN BOTCHED ARSON PLOT

Via The Daily Mail Mick and Mairead Philpott were today found  guilty of killing six of their children in a house fire in Derby as part of a  botched attempt to frame his former lover. The couple were convicted of the manslaughter  of their ‘babies’ after a seven-week trial where Mick Philpott repeatedly sobbed  in the dock, collapsing when the prosecution accused him of planning the fire  that ended in tragedy. But the jury refused to accept his excuse  that someone had started the []

VENUS NOIRE (THE SARAH BAARTMAN STORY) – FULL LENGTH FILM (2010)

Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman, displayed as a freak because of her unusual physical features, was finally laid to rest 187 years after she left Cape Town for London. Her remains were buried on Women’s Day, 9 August 2002, in the area of her birth, the Gamtoos River Valley in the Eastern Cape. Baartman was born in 1789. She was working as a slave in Cape Town when she was “discovered” by British ship’s doctor William Dunlop, who persuaded her to travel with him []