Flatbush to Become City’s First ‘Little Caribbean’ Neighborhood

FLATBUSH — Welcome to the Little Caribbean. Though Flatbush has been a hub for Caribbean people, food and culture for years, the area will be officially dubbed the “Little Caribbean” of New York City this week. A large area of southern Crown Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush will be included in the designation, to be…

Dove issues apology over ‘racist’ ad campaign

Dove has been accused of racism after a Facebook advertising campaign by the personal care brand showed a black woman turning into a white woman. The advert, which has since been removed from its Facebook page, showed a black woman removing her top to reveal a white woman underneath supposedly after using Dove body lotion.…

Oscars board expels producer over sexual assault allegations

The organisation behind the Oscars has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein following numerous allegations of sexual assault made against the film producer. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said its board "voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority" to expel him. Its members include Hollywood figures such as Tom Hanks and…

Stormzy and J Hus lead nominations for 2017 MOBO Awards

THE 2017 MOBO Awards just announced their nominees, with Stormzy leading the pack racking up five nominations including Best Male and Best Album. The nominations were revealed today (Oct 17) at YouTube Space in London. Other nominees include J Hus, who follows Stormzy with four nominations, hotly tipped R&B singer Jorja Smith with three prestigious…

Leroy Gibbons shot in Portmore

Leroy Gibbons VETERAN singer Leroy Gibbons said he is counting his blessings after surviving a shooting incident on Monday morning. The entertainer was shot in the buttocks as he walked with a friend along the Port Henderson main road in Portmore, St Catherine. “I ran off but realised something was wrong when I couldn't move…