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UK NEWS: STUDENT TRAMPLED TO DEATH AT UNIVERSITY CLUB NIGHT

Pappzd reports that Northampton University student Nabila Nanfuka was trampled to death after trouble flared up in the Lava and Ignite Nightclub (Northampton). Terrified clubgoers stampeded out of the nightclub but Nabila fell and was trampled to death during the panic and commotion. The club was hosting the event the Wickedest Skank, organised as a university coach rave. Students from  Luton, Hertfordshire, Leicester, Kent, Coventry, Birmingham, Manchester and Northampton universities were in attendance. Click HERE to read more…. …. This is just tragic. Rest In Peace Nabila Nanfuka.

FOUNDER OF SUGAR HILL RECORDS SYLVIA ROBINSON DIES

The founder/CEO of seminal Hip Hop label Sugar Hill Records has died of congestive heart failure. Sylvia Robinson founded the label in the 1970s and formed the group The Sugarhill Gang who later went on to release the first commercially successful Hip Hop single Rappers Delight in 1979. She also was the visionary and guiding force behind Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five’s most successful single The Message. Sylvia was 75 years old. ______ ______ Rest In Peace Sylvia Robinson.

UK NEWS: IPCC ANNOUNCES THAT POLICE INVOLVED IN THE FATAL ARREST OF SMILEY CULTURE WILL NOT FACE ANY CHARGES

The Guardian reports that the laughable and useless IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) have announced that police officers who carried out the raid in which the reggae star Smiley Culture (real name David Emanuel) allegedly stabbed himself to death are unlikely to face criminal charges, disciplinary action or be officially questioned. In a confidential letter to the singer’s family, Mike Franklin, commissioner of the IPCC, said: “The [IPCC] investigation has identified aspects of the operation which were not satisfactory, and criticisms have []

AALIYAH DANA HAUGHTON (JANUARY 16, 1979 – AUGUST 25, 2011)

……………… Today marks the 10th anniversary of singer Aaliyah Dana Haughton’s tragic death. Aaliyah and various members of the record company boarded a twin-engine Cessna 402B (registration N8097W) at Marsh Harbour, Abaco Islands, The Bahamas, to travel to the airport in Opa-locka, Florida, after they completed filming the music video for the single “Rock the Boat”. The plane crashed shortly after takeoff, about 200 feet (60 m) from the runway. Aaliyah and the eight others on board, pilot Luis Morales III, hair stylist []

SINGER SONGWRITER NICK ASHFORD DIES

Singer/songwriter Nick Ashford who along with wife Valerie Simpson performed and wrote numerous classic R&B hits has sadly died of throat cancer. He was 69. Known as Ashford & Simpson, the duo wrote and produced Motown’s Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, including Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, You’re All I Need to Get By, Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing and Your Precious Love. Click HERE to read more… …. Rest In Peace Nick Ashford.

UK NEWS: THE IPCC ISSUE NEW STATEMENT OVER SMILEY CULTURE’S DEATH

Earlier this year Reggae star Smiley Culture (real name David Emanuel) died during a police raid inside his home on March 15 in Surrey and according to the MET died from a stab wound to the chest while “making a cup of tea”. This tragic and highly suspect incident is currently being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) but because of the lack of progress and concerns from the community/Emanuel family the IPCC Commissioner for the south-east Mike Franklin has []