Musician blasts racism in speech, after receiving ‘brown people’ award


New Zealand RnB artist Aaradhna doesn’t want your ignorantly-labelled award.

Aaradhna Jayantilal Patel was awarded the Best Album in the Urban and Hip Hop category at Grammy Awards equivalent Thursday, for her album Brown Girl. Problem is, she’s not a hip hop artist; she’s a soul singer.

But upon taking the podium, the artist drew attention to the fact that she was being put in a box based on race — declining the award and giving it to her well-deserving nominees, Swidt.

“So this song is ‘Brown Girl‘ and it speaks on many things. It speaks on racism and being placed in a box and for me, I feel like if I was to accept this, I would feel like I’m not being truthful in my song,” Aaradhna told the crowd.  Read more…

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‘The Grand Tour’ will stream worldwide as Amazon Prime Video expands


Amazon may have found its answer to rival Netflix’s global expansion: Worldwide availability of its Prime Video streaming service. 

Amazon’s upcoming motor show The Grand Tour will be available in more than 200 markets next month. The show premieres Friday in 10 markets including the USA, UK, Germany, Australia and Japan.

In a video posted on YouTube, the cast of the Amazon Prime exclusive — Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond — noted that fans in over 200 countries will be able to catch up on the old episodes in December and “get a brand new episode every Friday on Amazon.”  Read more…

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