GREETINGS & NEWS

Greetings and welcome to PANTHER NEWSLETTER ISSUE 8.

There’s been a lot of interesting news this month; in this section we’ll concentrate on the most fascinating highlights.  A big shout goes out to our new readers in Belize, Bermuda, Holland, Nigeria and Ethiopia; welcome aboard; “Rock and come in!”  In this issue we have more or less the usual suspects, another SPECIAL GUEST, FEATURED POEMS, NORMSKIS ARTICLE and everybody’s favourite THE CULTURE CORNER.

Check out NORMSKIS MUSICAL COA-COA BASKET and NORMSKIS MUSICAL LEGENDS on the right hand side of this main page.  Every month you’ll hear the best Reggae revive 45’s that’ll make you dance and jive and come alive! and the very best of our Musical Legends.

So: “Wake the town and tell the people to enjoy ISSUE 8 of PANTHER NEWSLETTER.” – Bless…

NEWS

First Black Female MP Diane Abbott Bids for Britains Labour Party Leadership

After the withdrawal of John Mc Donnell, Diane Abbott secured the 33 nominations needed to secure a spot on the ballot in the leadership elections this fall. News reports and blog reactions here…

Lady Foella Benjamin takes her seat in the House of Lords

Children’s TV presenter Floella Benjamin has taken her seat in the House of Lords as a Liberal Democrat peer.  Continued…

Henrietta Lacks: the mother of modern medicine

How did cells taken from a poor black woman in 1951 come to unlock some of the biggest advances in science?  More…

Whats gone wrong with Jamaica?

Birmingham’s concerned Jamaican community are worried about the long-term image of the Caribbean island.  Read on…

ITS NOT ABOUT COCAINE ITS ABOUT OIL!!!

In light of what’s currently going on in Jamiaca, this interesting article flew my way, its content gives us a different insight to what’s happening.  Please read…

Buju Banton arrested on cocaine charge in Florida

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration have confirmed that reggae artiste Buju Banton is now in a Florida lock-up after being charged with intent to distribute cocaine;  more…

Malcolm X gunman Thomas Hagan freed

The last man serving time for the 1965 murder of civil rights leader Malcolm X has been released on parole.  Continued…

Unfortunately we will not see these stories on the evening news or in the national newspapers

 

Black Man Buys Gatwick Airport

The mainstream media kept this so very, very quiet, not even the BBC covered this story, or any of the other major news networks including CNN!  “What’s that all about?”  Click away…

Old news but still A Beautiful sight to See

 

Obituary

Siphiwo Desmond Ntshebe the South African opera singer chosen by Nelson Mandela to perform at the opening ceremony of the World Cup died of acute meningitis on Tuesday 25 May 2010 at Livingston Hospital in Port Elizabeth.  The shock of Ntshebe’s tragic death has left his fellow countrymen and women, and all who knew him, completely devastated, by the loss of a truly great man. Read more here…

Gary Coleman star of Diff’rent Strokes dies at 42.  More…

Temptations singer Allie-Ollie Woodson who led the group in the 80’s and 90’s has died of cancer aged 58.  Here…

Marvin Isley, bass player and youngest member of the Isely Brothers dies at 56.  Continued…

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