Omarion Cancels Appearance at London Nightclub Accused of Racism.

On Oct. 2, promoters at DSTRKT announced an appearance by Omarion. However, the R&B star tweeted that he would not support the club.  The very popular west end  club has been embroiled in controversy surrounding the entry of four black women on Sep 26.

Zalika Miller said, a promoter said one of her friends was too dark and the other was too fat.

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Protesters have called for black performers to boycott the venue.

Last week, Karrucehe Tran   received some backlash after she made an appearance at the club days after the women were denied. Karrueche denounced the discrimination allegations, but some were upset that she decided to party at the club.



Teatime has finally caught on in the US

Teatime has finally caught on in the US

By: Cindy Adams


Tea. America’s newest meal is tea.

Seeing a friend? Teatime’s cheaper than lunch.

Discussing business? Teatime’s shorter than dinner.

Handle some obligation? Forget cocktails. Orange pekoe is classier than Johnnie Walker Black.

Pouring entails more rituals than curtsying for the queen.

Ellen Easton’s “Afternoon Tea: Tips, Terms and Traditions” says it began with China’s Emperor Shen Nung in Year 2737 (which is when my housekeeper last cleaned our kettle).

1770 King George III smuggled plants into England.

The earliest silver teapot sits in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

If it’s weddings, tea for two or just for flashing your new face-lift, invites need be sent “at least six weeks in advance.”

On account of Bloomers and T-shirts clash with savories and crumpets, protocol thus states “the type of dress required.”

Page 7: “The fewer the guests, the more elaborate the preparations.” And shove the paper plates. Also no cuppa with Tupper. We’re talking porcelain.

Aroma. Melted chocolates, fresh scones. Afternoon tea — pastries, finger sandwiches — originated in early 19th century. Seems the 7th Duchess of Bedford needed a snack and, probably, Cook was out of Skippy. Anyhow, the custom eventually sailed to the New World. 1773’s Boston Tea Party was in all the papers, right?

1904 brought iced tea. 1913 Ellen Easton’s ancestors packaged tea bags. 1954 Instant Tea. 1970 Sugar cubes. 1990s pre-bottled Lipton and Snapple stuff.

Mind: Water poured from a height allows more oxygen — whateverthehell that means. What follows is 17 de rigeur steps:

Like No. 10: Place strainer above cup in close proximity. 11: Teapot to the right above the cup. Spout faces right. 15: Milk and sugar tongs on tray left side above the plate. Sugar, left; milk, right, with handle to the right. 17. Tea cozy used only after service begins and tea decanted.

Napkins. To plate’s left; closed edge left. To excuse yourself never put napkin on chair. Soiled, it could damage upholstery. Place to your setting’s left. Upon completion, refold and replace to same position.

Spoon. Do not stir in sweeping motions. With spoon at six o’clock position, fold the liquid three times towards the 12 o’clock position. Replace spoon on saucer’s right side.

Cup. Never wave or hold it aloft. At a buffet, saucer stays in your lap with left hand. Maneuver cup with right hand. At table, tea police say to raise the cup only and replace in saucer between sips.

Tea bag. Place used bag on a saucer’s side. Do not squeeze the thing by wrapping the string around. It’s no yo-yo, you yo-yo.

And don’t loop your fingers through the handle or muzzle the cup in your palm.

Sugar cubes. Suppose servers just rubbed their nose or scratched some dandruff? They must use tongs not unhygienic fingers.

Lemon slice. Allowable for it to float in the teacup. Classy is to pre-wrap it in gauze so it doesn’t spritz anyone. Unclassy, for sure not done, is to poke your finger in and dredge the soggy blob out.

Pinky up: Forget it.

Original handleless tiny cups were held with thumb, index and middle fingers. Pinky up created balance.

Attention low-lifes: You don’t need that now.

Shove a pinky ring on it and stop trying to hang the thing out.

Teapot: Spout faces hostess or pourer.

Foods: The body needs warming so in cold weather it’s heartier, spicier. In summer it’s cucumber, tuna, watercress — light and airy.

Dumbwaiter. Not some stupid waitstaffer.

A portable device to transport hot food from one station to another.

Afternoon Tea — or Low Tea — is puddings, crustless tasties between 3 and 5 p.m.

High tea’s cold chicken, sliced meats, pot pies, between 5 and 7 p.m. and equals light supper. As if the host likes the guests but . . . only . . . maybe . . . not all that much.

One drinks tea. One does not take tea. Nor does one slurp the stuff.

“Not my cup of tea” comes from 15th-century Japan.

“No tea to him” indicated the host’s antipathy toward that particular individual.

So good luck.

Invite me.

And if your studio apartment lacks an infuser — a perforated porcelain ball wherein to contain the tea leaves — it’s OK.

Invite me anyway.

Rihanna pelted with potato chips in London (she wasn’t happy!)

Rihanna could have done with an umbrella onstage in Manchester the other night after the crowd began pelting her with chips.

The singer was left in rage during her gig at the Manchester Arena on Tuesday after she was forced to dodge bags of the salty treat.

The snack attack came just moments after Rih praised the crowd for reaching “the next level of crazy.”

Her mood quickly changed and she interrupted her performance to reprimand fans responsible for the crisp missiles.

She said: “Were you throwing [bleep] at me? That’s an epic fail.”

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Micky D’s worker fired for putting too much chocolate on Dessert

Bosses accused her of giving away food, even though it was paid for, and she was fired for gross misconduct

A McDonald’s waitress claims she was sacked for sprinkling extra chocolate topping on a McFlurry dessert. Sarah Finch, 19, was asked by a workmate to make her a “nice one” of the  ice creams.

But even though her colleague paid for it, bosses accused her of giving away food and she was fired for gross misconduct.

Now Sarah is taking McDonald’s to an employment board  for unfair dismissal. Ms Finch states in her application: “I was accused of stealing food. “The issue was that I had done this in response to a specific request for someone I actually knew. “Had it not been in response to a request, or it was someone I did not know, then I do not believe there would have been even a warning.

Before she was sacked from her  job Sarah, of Kidwelly,England  near Carmarthen, was described as an “exceptional employee”.

But Ron Mounsey, the director of the McDonald’s in Llangunnor, wrote to her mother  and tribunal representative Tessa: “She has admitted giving away food without receiving payment. “This is classed as gross misconduct as per my employee handbook, the consequence is dismissal.” Sarah’s tribunal will be heard in Cardiff at a date to be fixed.



Racist Parents Attempting to Oust an Indian Headmistress

A “playground mafia” of racist parents were involved in a campaign to oust an Indian headmistress from a primary school, an employment tribunal was told

 Sudhana Singh

(Note:The Position of Headmistress or Headteacher is similar to Principal)

One man was heard to say “bloody Indian woman should not be in charge of our children” while children were reported gossiping that their parents “hated blacks.”

Details of the racist remarks, made at the school which caters for children from five to 11 years, were given to the tribunal by headteacher Sudhana Singh who is suing the governers and Reading Borough Council for race discrimination.

Traumatised Mrs Singh, a teacher with 20 years experience, claimed that she experienced “deeply rooted racist views” when she took over as headteacher of Moorlands Primary School in Reading, Berks England.

One supporter of the unpopular head was branded a “Paki lover,” the tribunal heard.

Mrs Singh is suing the local authority and the Governors of Moorlands Primary School after she claims she was subjected to a campaign of unlawful race discrination, bullying and harassment.

“I believe that the campaign to remove me from my post was, in substantial part, related to my ethnic origins,” she said in her statement read by the tribunal in Reading.

“The degree of resistance and hostility I was met with was much greater than would otherwise have been the case but for my racial origins,” she said.

“In respect of these problems both respondents failed to provide appropriate level of support but essentially adopted an approach which was detrimental to me and was less favourable compared with the way a headteacher from a different had and would have been treated.”

Mrs Singh started her career in South Africa in 1989 and emigrated to the UK in 2001 when she started teaching in Slough, Berks., where she rose to the position of deputy head.

In September 2009 she took up the post of headteacher at Moorlands Primary School in Tilehurst but continued to live in Slough.

Mrs Singh told the panel she was shocked when a “malicious in nature” anonymous letter attacking her and written by “concerned teachers” was handed to the school governors in February last year.

She said she encountered aggression from a group of parents who were described by the previous head as the “Playground mafia.”

She claimed that governors were not supportive and many were part of the campaign to oust her.

The “deeply entrenched racist views of the parents” were highlighted during a discussion a member of staff had with a group of pupils, the panel heard.

One child said that “his Dad hates blacks”. This view was seconded by another child.

When the pupils were asked about famous black personalities like Michael Jackson they were alleged to have said to the staff member: “If you like them (black people) then he was walking out of the classroom.” The student then did this.

Feeling she would receive no support from the governors she contacted Reading Borough Council about “deep seated ” and “endemic” racism at the school and a complaint was lodged.

She claims the council did not conduct a proper investigation into her concerns.

Within the school, which has in excess of 400 students, Mrs Singh began a campaign of “renewed vigor to tackle the problem of racism.”

Parents and some governors then started a petition to remove her from her position as headteacher and she claims that she was given no support.

“I considered that such disruptive and devisive action should have been stopped in its tracks by the respondent but I was left to understand that I had no authority to prevent this kind of action even on school premises,” she said.

Mrs Singh said that she was left feeling traumatised and unsafe after a meeting with verbally abusive parents to discuss a proposed residental trip.

As a result she was violently ill after returning home.

During this time a parent was overheard on the phone saying: “Bloody Indian woman should not be in charge of our children,” she told the panel.

Another reported a child saying: Mrs Singh has to leave because she is Indian.” The child was said to have heard this at school.

A parent who supported the headteacher was branded a “Paki lover” was warned “if you don’t shut up, we will shut you up.”

“The events that I have talked about, that began from the onset of my headship at Moorlands, led to high levels of stress, anxiety and deep unhappiness,” Mrs Singh said in her witness statement.

“While I continually sought help from the local authority and tried to engage with the governing body, all my efforts were met with a lack of duty of care from both Respondents and intense resistance from the 1st respondent (the governors).

“I began to feel so unsafe when I went to school that I sought the help of the police.

“After the petition was delivered, the hostility I encountered when I went into the playground and after school, was palpable to me.

“Parents were in tight circle waiting for me to come into the playground.

“When I spoke of feeling afraid and under threat, I was told by the second respondent (the local authority) that I should go to the police.”

The council launched an independent inquiry after receiving the petition.

The report, which followed the investigation, criticised Mrs Singh claiming that there was a “climate of fear” at the school.

She said the investigation completely failed to challenge the weight and credibility of the evidence.

Mrs Singh added that she was later ordered to take gardening leave in July 2010, and claimed she was made to feel that if she did not agree she would be suspended.

She suffered a miscarriage shortly after being sent on gardening leave .

She returned to school at the start of the new school year. However she claimed that when she returned the onslaught of bullying, harassment and racial discrimination from both the Governing Body and Reading Borough Council started again.

She was bombarded with complaints from parents, with some being sent to her work email address very late at night.

She was signed off sick by her GP in October 2010 and was later diagnosed with depression in a severe form and symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder.

She said in her statement: “I considered committing suicide on at least two occasions but received help from health professionals and my sister.

“Despite my determined and tenacious efforts to build relationships with the Governing Board, my constant request for help from the local authority, my passion to serve the children of Moorlands and my courage in facing up to the parents, my efforts were met with harassment, bullying and victimisation.”

While on sick leave she claimed she was constantly contacted by both the Governing Body and the Local Authority with a view to ending her contract.

“I have completely lost my confidence as a headteacher and feel unable to ever work again in the school,” said Mrs Singh.

“I have always enjoyed excellent mental health my entire life and the events at Moorlands Primary School have changed my life completely.”

The hearing is expected to last 15 days.

By:The Telegraph/UK