August 2010

'Play Mas' at carnival but challenge cultural racism

Thomas L Blair Now is the time for “We t’ing!” No, I don’t mean the “rum and rhythm” festivities every August in Notting Hill, in an underserved iconic Black district in London. I’m talking about refuting a popular stereotype:  that Black people in B ...

Why I growl at fatcat Non-Governmental Organisations

 Pia WalterI've always been one of those cynical people who distrust the sincerity of non-profit organisations, especially environmental ones. And although I adore the idea of raising money under superior motives, I believe translating this selfl ...

How reporters can guard against branding Muslims as 'terrorists'

 I’m a reporter for a paper, website or broadcastingstation. Local police have raided various premises and arrested a number of men on suspicion of terrorist activity. They hold a media briefing but give little information, arguing that national secur ...

Music star Wyclef Jean is 'not fit to lead Haiti'

Charlie HintonMusic star Wyclef Jean is 'not fit to lead Haiti'Charlie HintonNo election in Haiti, and no candidate in those elections, will be considered legitimate by the majority of Haiti’s population, unless it includes the full and fair participation ...

MC award winners kick up a storm on YouTube

Deborah HobsonThree talented young Black men from south London collectively known as the group Jamm Tyme have got thousands of people talking and “skanking” to their infectious song So you think you can dance on the giant video-sharing website YouTube. &nb ...

Spartacus R. founding member of OSIBISA/GAPRadio has passed on

Karen HatterSpartacus R., known to many as Brother Fundisi, the TruthSayer, peacefully passed on from this existence on July 30, 2010 after battling cancer. At this time, arrangements have not been finalised by the family.Spartacus R. was one of the foundi ...