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UK NEWS: WOMAN SHOT BY POLICE THAT SPARKED THE 1985 BRIXTON RIOTS DIES

Dorethy ‘Cherry’ Groce who was shot and left paralyzed from the waist down by police in 1985, has died. Some hours later this incident went on to spark the second Brixton riots. Click HERE to read more about Cherry and the 1985 Brixton riots. Website Operation Black Vote reports that Cherry died on the 25 April (Easter Sunday) surrounded by family members. For 26 years Cherry courageously battled with numerous complications caused by the shooting. Although her life expectancy was only 10 years she continued to be an []

UK NEWS/VIDEO: RAPPER TY SPEAKS ON STEPHEN LAWRENCE’S LEGACY ON THE 18TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH

18 year-old Stephen Lawrence was murdered in a racially motivated attack at a bus stop 18 years ago on the 22 April 1993. Although no one has ever been found guilty of the murder, he didn’t die in vain.  Journalist Marvin Sparks spoke to UK rapper Ty on the impact of his death, his parents fight to bring exposure to their son’s murder, compares then with now on race relations in the UK, police treatment, the role the media played and why []

VIDEO: JUSTICE FOR SMILEY CULTURE MARCH (LONDON)

Thousands of supporters and family members of 80s Reggae star Smiley Culture (real name David Emmanuel) marched to Metropolitan Police headquarters New Scotland Yard yesterday (16 April)  calling for a public inquiry in to his death. David died during a police raid inside his home on March 15 and according to the MET died from a stab wound to the chest while “making a cup of tea”. Rest In Peace David Emmanuel aka Smiley Culture.

UK NEWS: RIO FERDINAND RELEASES MURDER APPEAL VIDEO

    The Metropolitan Police in conjunction with The Sun Newspaper have released a murder appeal video featuring footballer Rio Ferdinand. The Sun newspaper are also offering a £10,000 reward in addition to the reward of up to £20,000 being offered by the Met police for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of those responsible for the murder of Rio McFarlane. Rio McFarlane, 18, was murdered on Monday 6 September 2010 in Dragon Road, SE15. At approx 21.30hrs nearby police []

SMILEY CULTURE’S DISTRAUGHT FAMILY AND FRIENDS DEMAND ANSWERS FROM THE POLICE OVER HIS DEATH IN THEIR CUSTODY

Via The Guardian A meeting between top Metropolitan police officers and members of the public descended into chaos and tears, as family and friends of the dead pop star Smiley Culture accused senior police chiefs of being “murderers”. A former senior adviser to the former London mayor Ken Livingstone also warned that the black community in Brixton was at “boiling point” after the 48-year-old pop star’s “bizarre” death in police custody two weeks ago. The musician, who had success in the 1980s []

UK NEWS: JADE GOODY “CONTACTED” PSYCHIC SALLY MORGAN’

TV psychic Sally Morgan claims that reality TV star Jade Goody who died in March 2009 after a battle with cervical cancer, has ‘contacted’ her. Morgan claims in The Mirror that she was contracted by Goody’s ex-partner Jeff Brazier a year after her death. “As soon as he sat down and I opened myself up to spirit, there was Jade, loud and clear, radiating a deep love for her sons. The first thing I felt was her ­concern for her boys,” Morgan []

UK NEWS: POLICE OFFICER SAYS REGGAE STAR SMILEY CULTURE ‘STABBED HIMSELF TO DEATH DURING RAID’

  Via This Is Local London Reggae star Smiley Culture plunged a carving knife into his chest during a police drug raid on his home, a police detective has said. Detective Constable Stuart Hobkirk told a judge the musician – real name David Emanuel – stabbed himself in front of officers at his Warlingham home on March 15. The revelation came at Croydon Crown Court on Tuesday, where Mr Emanuel, who grew up in Tulse Hill, was due to stand trial for []

UK NEWS/VIDEO: JUSTICE FOR SMILEY CULTURE PUBLIC MEETING (BRIXTON TOWN HALL – LONDON)

The Justice for Smiley Culture public meeting took place several hours ago at Brixton Town Hall in London. British Reggae star Smiley Culture (real name David Emmanuel) who burst on to the music scene in the mid 1980s died on the 15 March during a police raid inside his Surrey home. According to the Metropolitan Police David stabbed himself to death while making a cup of tea during a police raid. Yes that’s right because the British police make a habit of allowing ‘suspects’ []

HOLLYWOOD SCREEN ICON ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES

Hollywood screen icon Elizabeth Taylor died early this morning at the age of 79. Taylor entered Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles two months ago for treatment of symptoms of congestive heart failure. Click HERE to read more… Rest In Peace Elizabeth Taylor.

FOOLISH UK NEWS OF THE DAY: SECRET LOVER OF 7/7 BOMBER SAYS HE TURNED HER LESBIAN

  A young woman who had an affair with married 7/7 bomber Jermaine Lindsay claims that his betrayal turned her off men for life and she is now a lesbian…. Via The Evening Standard A teenager who was the secret girlfriend of 7/7 suicide bomber Jermaine Lindsay told today how she has become a lesbian because she “can’t trust men”. Lindsay, 19, was married when he detonated a bomb on the Piccadilly line between Russell Square and King’s Cross on 7 July 2005. But he was []