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Actor Mel Gibson’s racist comments caught on tape

Actor Mel Gibson is at the centre of a race row after racist comments he made during an angry row with his wife was caught on tape by American website Radar Online.

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Chris Rock deals with black hair in new documentary

When African-American comedian Chris Rock was asked by his 5 year-old daughter why she had bad hair he was compelled to make a documentary about black hair delving into the million dollar black hair industry.

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Sex And The City 2 sparks Muslim race row

The writer of Sex And The City 2 has denied that the portrayal of Muslims in the film is racist after scenes show the women make jokes about Muslim women wearing the niqab, a face veil, and encountering misogynist views … Continue reading

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South Africa’s ‘black Pavarotti’ dies before World Cup performance

South African opera tenor Siphiwo Ntshebe who was referred to as the ‘black Pavarotti’ has died at the age of 34 from meningitis weeks before he was due to sing at South Africa’s World Cup opening ceremony.

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Black British actors finally getting the recognition they deserve in Britain

Black British actors have often had to go to America for success and good parts, however over the last few months British black actors have burst into the mainstream of London’s theatres and on television playing leading roles and finally … Continue reading

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Chinese-Australians angry as white actor is chosen to play Chinese-Australian war hero

The Chinese-Australian community has criticised a television producer for casting a white actor to play the role of a Chinese-Australian war hero in a new TV drama.

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Dizzee Rascal would be bonkers to play Bond

In the Belfast Telegraph today Grime music artist Dizzee Rascal came top in a poll to be the first black James Bond with 67 percent of the vote, however the Bond character is far from heroic and would be considered … Continue reading

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London’s Black Ballet going global

Black, graceful and gliding across the stage like a swan swimming along the surface of the water, London’s first black ballet dancers, Ballet Black has mesmerised audiences right across the country for years and are now taking their art and … Continue reading

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Black female playwright makes history

Katori Hall, an African-American female became the first black playwright to win a Laurence Olivier Award yesterday for her play The Mountaintop.

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New Online community for fans of Caribbean literature

A new online community designed for fans of West Indian literature aims to leverage Caribbean commonality across the power of the internet to create a networking tool that will strengthen bonds between readers, writers, publishers and book clubs in the … Continue reading

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Precious Oscar wins highlights taboo subject in the black community

The two Oscar awards for the movie Precious will hopefully highlight the taboo subject of child abuse within the black community.

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