The BBC reports that American author Maya Angelou has died. She was 86 years old. Angelou was best-known for her 1969 memoir […]
I was a huge ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ so I actually remember watching this interview when it originally aired. Rest In Peace Tupac Amaru Shakur.
Dancehall artist Vybz Kartel (real name Adidja Palmer) has been sentenced to life in prison for murder. A jury found 38-year-old Palmer guilty of the death of associate Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams. Williams was killed after being asked to Kartel’s home to discuss two missing illegal hand guns. His body has never been found. Palmer won’t be eligible for parole for 35 years. … When ‘bad man’ antics go wrong.
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of 15-year-old school girl Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh. Shereka was fatally shot in the neck on Saturday (March 22) at a house in Hackney Wick. The teen will appear today (March 24) at Stratford Magistrates Court. Two 16-year-old boys previously arrested on suspicion of her murder have been released without charge. … This news saddens and sickens me. I have so many questions…… Rest In Peace Shereka-Fab Ann Marsh.
Dorothy ‘Cherry’ Groce was shot and paralysed from the waist down after armed police raided her home looking for her son. This incident sparked the 1985 Brixton riots . After 30 years the Metropolitan police has grudgingly apologised to the family of Cherry Groce for the shooting. Due to the injuries sustained at the hands of an armed policeman, doctors gave the mother of six 10 years to live. Cherry lived for 26 years and died in 2011. Official documents show that pathologists believe the […]
It has been reported that BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor has died at his home in London. He was 41 years old. Ghana-born Dumor was a presenter for BBC World News and its Focus on Africa programme. One of Ghana’s best-known journalists, he joined the BBC as a radio broadcaster in 2007 after a decade of journalism in Ghana. Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama said on Twitter that his country had lost one of its finest ambassadors. BBC Global News Director Peter Horrocks […]
The IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) has apologised to Mark Duggan’s family for “wrongly” telling the media he had fired at police before he was shot dead in 2011. Via BBC News The Independent Police Complaints Commission’s chair Dame Anne Owers met the family of Mr Duggan on Tuesday. The IPCC said it would look into how “police responded to intelligence”. It also promised to interview some “key witnesses” who had previously declined to speak and those whose accounts were “inconsistent with other […]
Via BBC News Tottenham MP David Lammy has said he refused to attend a vigil for Mark Duggan because he did not want to share a platform with “anarchist groups”. He told The Andrew Marr Show he did not want to appear with “people that don’t accept that a jury laboured and reached a decision”. Up to 500 people gathered at Tottenham Police Station on Saturday. On Wednesday, an inquest jury concluded Mark Duggan was lawfully killed when he was shot dead […]