By NAN ET Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 18, 2017: Guyanese-American actor Sean Patrick Thomas is among many weighing in on the mayhem and murder that occurred in Charlottesville, VA last weekend.
“The truest test of one’s values, character, and patriotism is where one stands on Trump. It’s the ultimate litmus test,” tweeted Thomas this past week.
“If you would treat a Nazi or Klansman with scorn & disdain, why treat a Trump defender any differently?,” he questioned.
Bajan star Rihanna herself stayed away from commenting but she did retweet Roc Nation’s reaction to the clash: “Our prayers are with the victims in VA. We rebuke white supremacy & Nazi ideology. Love is stronger than hate. Unity & love will prevail.”
While Kerry Washington, whose roots extend to Jamaica, simply tweeted a photo of herself wearing a t-shirt that read: ‘Love Conquers Hate’ under the comment: “It has. And it will.”
Other Caribbean roots celebrities like Nia Long, Garcelle Beauvais, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Nicki Minaj, Wyclef Jean, Jason Derulo, Sean Paul and Shaggy did not comment.
ELEPHANT MAN FOR QUEEN’S SHOW
There was a time when dancehall star, Elephant “Pon De River” Man was in demand and a hot ticket item. Well in case you are wondering where the singer is these days, you can find out this Sunday at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY. Elephant Man, aka “The Energy God,” will be part of the ECIPS Music Festival from 11 a.m.
Also making the line up on the reggae and dancehall scene are Alkaline, Queen Ifrica, Half Pint, Teflon, Kip Rich, Papa Michigan, Lady G, Nardo Ranks, Mega Banton, Tinga Stewart and Roy Ryan. African singer Akon will headline the show.
Sean Kingston Picks Up Endorsement Deal
Jamaican-American “Beautiful Girls” singer, Sean Kingston, has picked up a major endorsement deal. The singer will help Monster’s line of headphones and speakers, including its new Ravebox wireless Bluetooth speaker.
Select Monster products will be featured in Kingston’s upcoming music video, timed with his upcoming “Made in Jamaica” album. “Monster products are all about bringing music to life, from dance, pop and hip hop to the complicated rhythms of reggae. By teaming up with Sean, we’re looking forward to bringing great music to his fans,” commented Monster founder Noel Lee. Monster first unveiled the Ravebox Bluetooth boombox at CES in January for US $499.
Nottingham Caribbean Carnival Is Sunday
The countdown is on to the Notthingham Caribbean Carnival, set for Sunday, August 20th along the riverside of the Meadows Embankment in Notthingham in West Londonw. It will also feature the ever popular Carnival Village with musical acts like Horace Andy set to perform. The carnival runs from noon until 8 p.m. and includes of course the Carnival parade of costumed bands. Since 1999 Nottingham Caribbean Carnival has been organized by Nottingham Carnival Trust.