South East London

UK NEWS: REMEMBERING THE NEW CROSS FIRE 30 YEARS ON

“The New Cross Fire killed 13 young black people during a birthday party in a house in New Cross, Southeast London on Sunday January 18th, 1981 The party was a joint birthday celebration for Yvonne Ruddock and Angela Jackson and was held at 439 New Cross Road, going on throughout the night. There was a fairly high degree of racial tension in New Cross, as it was well known that the far right group the National Front were active in the area. []

UK MUSIC NEWS: GIGGS – FROM RAPPER TO CLOTHING DESIGNER

UK rapper and Peckham resident Giggs is turning in to a right little entrepreneur. Giggs has now entered into the world of fashion and has ‘created’ his own clothing line SN1 Wear. Check out the stunning photographs and video footage below… Via Ragggs.com The House of Sean John must be quaking in their boots right now. There’s nothing particularly special about the menswear. It’s okay. But the womens wear looks dated and tacky. Women were wearing those types of dresses back in the early nineties. We are now in 2010. Who []

UK NEWS: MAYOR BORIS JOHNSON VISITS SOUTHSIDE RADIO

Via RWDMAG.COM Boris looks really uncomfortable/awkward  in this photograph…. London Mayor Boris Johnson pretended to care for a day, and took time out of his busy schedule to visit community radio station Southside Radio. Southside Radio is a project run in South East London by young people for young people. For the last five summers the station, based in Waterloo, has run a full time radio operation throughout August. Continue Reading….. ………………………………………………………………………………….. This is a really positive step forward. Well done to those involved who []

UK RAPPER GIGGS SIGNS TO XL RECORDINGS

The word on the grimey street is that UK rapper Giggs has now signed to XL Recordings. Well……I never saw this coming…. This is going to be interesting…… Giggs – You Raised Me/Open Up Giggs ft The Streets ‘Slow Song’

UK NEWS: LEWISHAM BOROUGH’S FIRST BLACK POLICE OFFICER TO APPEAR IN CANCER RESEARCH UK COMMERCIAL

Photograph via Mercury Today David Michael, the first black policeman to serve in the London Borough of Lewisham, will appear in a Cancer Research UK commercial later on this month. Michael was diagnosed with having prostate cancer in December last year, but later went on to have keyhole surgery to remove the tumour and has now made a full recovery. The former policeman went on to achieve the rank of detective chief inspector, and is now adviser for community relations to Lewisham []

UK RAPPER/BET AWARD WINNER GIGGS LASHES OUT AT BBC, MTV AND THE UK INDUSTRY

Giggs – The BET UK Award winner has lashed out at the UK industry by releasing a you tube video naming the industry executives in the European market he believes are trying to stop his career from growing.   MTV Base and The BBC’s 1Xtra supremo controllers have been named, as Giggs warns even though they are “Black Balling” him, he will not be stopped.   ‘The Last Straw’ was removed before the BET awards after it was raised as an issue that would disallow []

UK NEWS: TEENAGER SHOT DEAD IN CROSS FIRE

A teenager shot dead in a supermarket was an innocent bystander caught in crossfire, police have said. The 18-year-old was killed in the Costcutter store in Walworth, south-east London on Wednesday night. Officers said he was with family members when he was shot as two men tried to force their way past him while trying to get away from someone. About five men were then seen to leave the area on mopeds. A 19-year-old man has been arrested. The 18-year-old victim is []