wake up call

UK NEWS: JURY SAYS MARK DUGGAN WAS LAWFULLY KILLED BY POLICE (REACTIONS TO VERDICT)

Via BBC News Mark Duggan, whose death sparked riots in England in 2011, was lawfully killed by police, an inquest jury has concluded by a majority of 8 to 2. The 29-year-old was shot dead by armed officers in August 2011 in Tottenham, north London. Following the inquest at the Royal Courts of Justice, his aunt Carole Duggan said her nephew had been “executed”. Mr Duggan’s brother Shaun Hall said: “We still fight for justice.” There were angry scenes outside the courts, []

BBC RADIO 1 TELLS DIZZEE RASCAL ‘ITS NOT A GOOD TIME FOR “URBAN” ARTISTS’

Several months ago Dizzee Rascal took to his Twitter account and slammed BBC Radio 1 for refusing to add his new single to their playlist.  Click here to read all about it. But now Dizzee (as expected) has apologised for his outburst. The star tweeted: Sorry to @BBCR1 playlist team for calling you c*cksuckers. Even if u were cocksuckers it’s not my place call u c*cksuckers. I’m just a passionate artist and sometimes we get a bit carried away @BBCR1 I recognise []

UK MUSIC NEWS: DIZZEE RASCAL BLASTS BBC RADIO 1 PLAYLIST COMPILERS / RADIO 1 “DISAPPOINTED AND SURPRISED”

Last night Dizzee Rascal blasted BBC Radio 1 in a series of tweets for not playlisting his latest single Love This Town and removing Something Really Bad from their playlist. Dizzee tweeted: “Who ever does Radio 1 playlist suck my d**k! I’m tired of you C**ksuckers you better stop playing me. Make up your f**king minds!!!” “I’m tired of putting up with these 2 faced pricks at Radio 1! If anyone’s got a problem let me know. All this nice guy s**t’s dead!” “F**k []

UK NEWS: BBC EXPOSES ESTATE AGENTS WHO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE

Via The Guardian Estate agents in London are routinely discriminating against black people looking for a home in the private rental market, an undercover investigation has found. The BBC‘s Inside Out programme uncovered 10 estate agents in north-west London who were willing to meets landlords’ specification that properties should not be let to African-Caribbean people. Posing as a landlord who did not want to let out his flat to black people, an undercover reporter asked agents if they would be willing to discriminate against potential []

BLACK MEN IN CRISIS: ‘BIG BROTHER’ CONTESTANT REMOVED AFTER “THREATENING” AND “AGGRESSIVE” BEHAVIOUR

OH DEAR…. Another one learns the hard way. What a mess. Via Digital Spy Big Brother contestant Daley Ojuederie has been removed by producers following “threatening and aggressive behaviour” towards Hazel O’Sullivan. The 28-year-old slapped on-show love interest Hazel on the backside, clasped her around her neck and pinned her to the bed by both arms as they stayed together in the Safe House. A spokesperson confirmed to Digital Spy: “Due to threatening and aggressive behaviour towards Hazel O’Sullivan we have taken the decision to []