Star Crossed Lovers

Hancock style
Love separated
We tear each other apart
Love combined
We light up the world

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Sunday Sessions 30…

I ❤ Marina and the Diamonds.

The day I met Idris <3

This week I was invited to the London preview screening of The Losers, a comic-based film due for release at the end of May.

With a very hot cast (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Chris Evans, Columbus Short, and Óscar Jaenada), some steamy scenes and of course lots of action and a fair few LOL moments it was thoroughly enjoyable!

Definitely one for popcorn-loving action fiends. And you were reminded throughout the film that it is based on a comic – which isn’t at all a bad thing. It’s lots of light fun. I hope the similar release date for the A-Team movie doesn’t do too much damage.

Now I’m not one for crushes on celebs but meeting Idris Elba in person was definitely the highlight of the evening for me. *swoon*. He’s gorgeous even on crutches. He’d been due to attend the LA premiere but thanks to the ash cloud (and lucky for us!) he was grounded here in the UK along with the two writers – – who wore their suits they’d bought for the glitzy LA premiere!

Make sure you go check it out when it’s released on the 28th May. And shout out to my dear Bruce Wayne for the hook up! x

Global Mamas Internship Competition

Are you 16+ with creative genes and a passion for social progress and international development?

Would you like to win an all expenses paid month long internship with the Global Mamas NGO in Accra, Ghana?

The internship will provide the winner with the opportunity to embark on a life changing journey to help female entrepreneurs grow their businesses and become self-sufficient through business and IT consulting and training.

All you need to do is become a member of the ASPECKS online community, buy one of their limited edition Global Citizen t-shirts and submit some creative content to the website about what it means to you to be a GLOBAL CITIZEN.

Entries will be judged on the basis of creative thought and effort and a cross-section of entries will be posted on the website. The most innovative articulation will win!

For more details, please check out the ASPECKS website.

Global Mamas is a non-profit and fair trade organization set up by the Women In Progress network that assists women to become economically independent.

ASPECKS exists to promote the spirit of cultural exchange and skills collaboration within the context of global society.

Shout out to my homeboys Paul & Kofi – founding directors of ASPECKS.

RIP Guru

Dear Guru,

Thank you for Jazzmatazz. Thank you for music.

Rest in Peace.

A saddened fan x

(Wanted to put ‘Feel the Music’ up but couldn’t find a decent online version. This track, tho only audio, is one of my fav of Guru’s many fantastic collabos)

Black Britain Decides

Help us make history!

Black Britain Decides’ is sure to be the biggest BME political rally of the 2010 General Election. This will be our collective opportunity to tell the political leaders and their parties that we care about our nation and we demand our right to make it a better place for everyone.

Operation Black Vote , the 1990 Trust in partnership with church leaders, other faith leaders, business leaders, activists and the Peace Alliance will be hosting a political rally ‘Black Britain Decides’ on Wednesday 28th of April 2010, at 6.30pm. It is to be held at The Methodist Church, Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH.

In an anticipated closely fought election battle, the BME vote becomes crucial. We have outlined that there are at least 120 marginal seats that BME voters could significantly influence. This then is our time to demand greater social and racial justice.

The rally will be the biggest of it’s kind with all three party leaders invited along as well as other prominent speakers. Don’t miss this unique opportunity for Black Britain to play a positive and powerful role in this critical General Election campaign.

Black Britain Decides’ is free and places are limited so registering is essential. You can register on the web at: http://www.blackbritaindecides.com

For any queries please contact Jyoti Bhojani or Aisha Hassan on 0208 983 5460 or Aisha@obv.org.uk

Many thanks,

Simon Woolley

Director of Operation Black Vote

(Posted on behalf of Simon Woolley who was a fellow guest speaker at Silence is Not Golden)

Sunday Sessions 29…

Love. Complications. Drama. Tears. Pain. Questions. Loss…it’s all beautiful.

“Anybody could’ve told you right from the start it’s ’bout to fall apart”

Blackberry Molasses

Perfect soundtrack to today’s Sunshine.
THROWBACK!

SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN!

Really looking forward to attending this exciting evening of thought-provoking performance and debate being directed by my dear and extremely talented friend Dean Atta.

Silence is Not Golden is a one-off event where the young people of The Broadway Youth Board, Rhymes Won’t Wait and Words In Motion have collaborated to create innovative pieces that voice the views of young people on a variety of relevant and important issues that often go unheard by a wider audience.

Photo credits to: RedNinja Photography

“SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN is a creative response to the forthcoming election and the big issues of the day, using spoken word poetry, music, theatre and dance to create an exciting evening of collaborations and conversations between artists and activists, youth ministers and youth workers, campaigners and councilors, audience and performer, younger and older.”

Join me there at 5.30pm on Sunday 18th April at The Broadway Theatre, Barking, E. London.

Check out the event on Facebook.

Book your tickets (£5 / £3 for concessions) on: 020 8507 5607

SEE YOU THERE!

NJ* x

Sunday Sessions 28…

You are everywhere…

(Pics aren’t mine but the lyrics could’ve come straight out of my heart)