18 August 2014

Sky Sets Diversity Target

In a press release today, Sky Broadcasting announced that it is setting a tangible target to ensure that at least 20% of all new original programming on its channels Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Sky Arts reflect the audiences that watch them. The aim is to ensure Black, Asian and other minorities are represented better on British TV. This move covers On screen portrayals, Production (including senior roles), Writing and Commissioning.

Stuart Murphy, Sky’s Director of Entertainment said: “Sky is dedicated to making programmes that feel representative of every one of the millions of viewers that watch our content every day, whatever their colour. So we have tackled the issue with the same sense of ambition that we show in all other areas of our business, setting ourselves a set of tangible goals that will hold us to account. Our aim is to kick start a sea change in the on screen representation of ethnic minorities on British television. It’s an incredibly exciting time, and I am very proud that Sky is going to be at the forefront.”

This is good news to read about as for a very long time British TV has been very hostile towards true diversity and representation. This has lead to many talented people leaving England for amazing careers abroad. Others have shown off their talents through online webisodes  such as Brothers With No Game, that have become very popular and pretty much welcomed. One of the things that got my attention is that they are not just covering the actors but those behind the cameras too. So hopefully that means we will never be subjected to another show like the ill fated show The Crouches or even the plethora of shows that contain so called minorities but do not have any of their input.

08 August 2014

Rocking Red Hair

Single braid extensions can set you back a minimum of £50 upwards. So I decided I would do what I had not done in years and and do my own braided extensions.  I think they turned out alright. Anyway check out my video for more information. Oh yeah I know I have not got the best edges but I address that in the video. Stay Blessed x

06 August 2014

05 August 2014

Mark Sebba Gets an Epic Send Off

Mark Sebba the CEO of Net a Porter was given an epic send off after 11 years for retirement. The London staff enlisted choirs, artwork, samba dancers, drummers and more to wish him well. The celebrations were also simultaneously joined by the international offices in America and Asia. He must have been a very good boss that kept all staff happy enough to give him such an amazing send off. It pays to be the boss but it pays even more to be nice to others

01 August 2014

Emancipation Day Jamaica

Today marks the 176 year anniversary of Emancipation Day in Jamaica. Slaves were freed and slavery ended on 1st August 1838. Slavery itself in the British colonies was ended four years earlier in 1834 but it was made official in Jamaica on Emancipation Day.

You can read the Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen's message here. Where he discusses Jamaicans tasting freedom for the 1st time and the hopes they would have had for the future not just themselves but for the nation. He also reflects on the current state of Jamaica. Worth a read.

Let us reflect on those gone by who fought the battle to freedom and many who lost their lives along the way. 

26 July 2014

Vlog: Derby Caribbean Carnival Procession 2014

It was Derby Caribbean Carnival last weekend. I walked the procession route with my kids and friends. This is a video of some the highlights. We had typical British weather, rain sun thunder lightning all in one day. The troupes still put on a good show despite the mixed weather.

21 July 2014

Makeup Revolution Scandalous Lips

Makeup Revolution Scandalous Lipstick Collection

Here is a video I did showing  the Iconic 3 eyeshadow palette plus lip swatches of the Scandalous lipstick collection by Makeup Revolution. Some of the shades are quite pastel in colour whereas the others work just fine. Take a look at the video below and tell me what you think.