Another musical great passes as Al Jarreau dies at 76. We have had to get used to great talents falling away in the last few years, but in truth we have to wonder if any of these great ones can even remotely be replaced.

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It took way too long for the Remake of Alex Haley’s Roots to hit the UK and then only to be aired on BBC4. When I first heard about it I was not impressed. The original was one of those things like ‘Star Wars’ woven into my past that should not be messed with. How could they improve on what was at the time and remains today one of the best TV shows of all time?

UK Great - Toyin Adekale

There are some tunes that are guaranteed to get everyone on the dance floor or nodding their heads in approval, ‘Four Leaf Clover’ by Toyin Adekale is one of those tunes. One of several that have become classic in the ‘Lovers Rock’ Genre, so what happened to amazing Toyin Adekale the singer of so many great songs?

Chinese Tech Wizz Kid Jayson Ho links up with award winning singer Stephan Dante for special Chinese New year event in Bangkok

What happens when Chinese/British entrepreneur and Tech wiz Jayson Ho invites an artist over to his exclusive event in Bangkok and that artist cannot make it? Simple being the guy he is he makes it happen anyway. That’s exactly what happened when Jayson Ho (Head of Tech company D8ii) wanted to have rising star Stephan Dante at his exclusive Chinese new year event at Char Rooftop bar in Bangkok. Stephan Dante was unable to make it due to her son being unwell. Jayson Ho is a man not used to not getting his way and so he contacted Stevie Eagle E from Shlepp Entertainment to set up a live video streaming performance with Stephan Dante to his guests.

It may to us in the West seem like such a simple thing. Shoes for our children to go to school. However in many parts of the world something we take for granted, Shoes, are in rare supply and many children amble to school bare footed or with extremely worn out footwear.

When you think of the Billions donated by the UK and other Western countries of which the UK is probably the highest giver, you wonder where all the money is going? It will always remain the case that giving starts at home and local rather than National or International giving is the way forward.

Former England boss Graham Taylor dies aged 72

We will remember him as the great manager of Watford football club. The man who unleashed perhaps the greatest black player this country has ever produced if not one of the greatest players of any race John Barnes.

President Obama delivers his farewell speech.

We have been spoilt having Obama as President for the last 8 years. We may not realise it now but soon enough we shall. For people of colour especially this was a watershed something we many of us thought we would never really see in our life time. It was one of those things that only the movies made tangible with films. However Obama made it a reality and he has proved to be perhaps one of the most dignified Presidents of all time.