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VIDEO: TRICIA ROSE ON ‘HIP HOP, MASS MEDIA AND RACIAL STORYTELLING IN THE AGE OF OBAMA’

Tricia Rose, http://www.triciarose.com professor of Africana Studies at Brown University, discusses hip hop’s retreat from politics and the potential for that music to help tell the stories of the dispossessed today. Rose is author of the ground-breaking 1994 book Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America, Longing To Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy, and The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop–and Why It Matters. [Thanks Simone] Tricia Rose speaks []

UK EVENT: THE I’M POSSIBLE CONVERSATION – INSPIRING

On Wednesday 15 June I attended the highly anticipated I’mPOSSIBLE Conversation, an event founded by the brilliant Simone Bresi-Ando for British women of colour (from all walks of life) to share their experiences in an intimate and friendly environment. Actress, comedian and the evening’s host Tameka Empson, former Channel 4 TV commissioner Angela Ferreira, playwright, art critic and author Bonnie Greer OBE,  actress, playwright and comedian Angie LeMar, author Precious Williams and ITV Newsreader Charlene White each gave their pearls of wisdom, []

AUDIO: ADELE – PROMISE THIS (LIVE LOUNGE BBC RADIO 1)

UK songstress Adele has covered Cheryl Cole’s hit single Promise This and the nation’s biggest fraud should bow down, kiss the ring, then get a pen and a pad, and take notes. After Adele’s brilliant cover of the song aired on BBC Radio 1 this morning Cheryl’s PR man tweeted Just spoken to Cheryl who, like the rest of the country, was 'blown away' by Adele's R1 Live Lounge session. — Supersonic PR (@supersonicpr) January 27, 2011 I jokingly retorted that I []

UK RADIO: MEET THE BLOGGERS DELIGHT CREW

Founded in August 2010 Bloggers Delight is the newest show to be aired through rising radio station Bang 103.6FM (www.bangradio.fm). The show is made up of some of the UK’s up and coming bloggers/personalities  who engage in lively and sometimes explosive debates each week, that we have with our peers and social circles behind closed doors. I highly recommend that you tune in to Bloggers Delight every Wednesday at 6pm (GMT) on Bang 103.6FM and check out the down to earth, honest, []

UK NEWS: DIANE ABBOTT ENTERS LABOUR LEADERSHIP CONTEST

Via BBC News Backbench MP Diane Abbott has joined the race for the Labour leadership. The Londoner told the BBC her bid was “serious”, saying there was little between the other candidates, who “all look the same”. The 57-year-old Cambridge graduate, who became the UK’s first black woman MP in 1987, said she was getting support from female and left-leaning colleagues. Continue Reading…. I was shocked when I heard that Diane had entered the contest. This is brilliant news. I wish her the best []