There’s a very special venue in east London, holding a unique event every month that is a must attend for all the hip-hop heads out there.
For as long as they have existed, institutions in the UK, which act as crucial pillars of our society, have failed to fully reflect the diversity of Britain. Absent from the Academy is a film which seeks to raise awareness of the lack of Black professors and teachers in academia, discussing the effects of under-representation on current and incoming students, academics and academic culture, and the educational system.
Recently I went to a screening of two short films dealing with the experiences of immigrants, and the challenges and prejudices they often face. The films made for powerful viewing, and provide a sharp contrast to the right-wing propaganda we usually hear levelled at immigrants from politicians, fringe movements like the EDL, and some in the media.
Meet Lyrically Challenged, a group of artists with a twist, who are on a particular mission.
Very few Hip Hop artists have mastered the fine art of consistently delivering, while remaining on top. Rapper Cormega is one such artist and I met with him earlier this week while he was in London at Tribe 7 Studios to hear about his forthcoming album entitled Mega Philosophy produced by the Large Professor.
Frankie Boyle is right on Ian Tomlinson case: “There was absolutely no evidence, apart from that film of him (Harwood) doing it”
Freddy Patel, the pathologist who conducted two post mortem examinations on Ian Tomlinson, the newspaper seller and father of nine who was killed in 2009 at the G20 protests in London after being pushed to the ground by a police officer, faces being struck off after a tribunal panel of medical professionals noticed a number of key errors in his work and found him to be ‘dishonest’.
Amid the jubilant celebrations enjoyed this morning, as Great Britain’s Olympic rowing team continued to build on their legacy of success, equally poignant and breathtaking albeit for different reasons, was London mayor Boris Johnson’s choice of guest at last nights Olympic swimming finals.
This year has seen a string of catastrophic events, including significant errors made by government ministers, piling more pressure on Cameron – as with each occasion the buck ultimately stops with him – and once again his judgment is under the spotlight.
The news broke yesterday that PC Simon Harwood, the officer who pushed Ian Tomlinson to the ground at the G20 in 2009-and who later died as a result from his injuries – had been cleared of charges of manslaughter at Southwalk crown court in London.
Recently, the head of the UK branch of G4S, the largest private security firm in the world, predicted that within the next few years an increasing amount police work will be allocated and outsourced to private security companies-like G4S.
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