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DAVID CAMERON LOSES COMMONS VOTE ON SYRIA ACTION BUT I AM NOT CONVINCED THIS IS THE END OF IT

Via BBC News MPs have rejected possible UK military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government to deter the use of chemical weapons. David Cameron said he would respect the defeat of a government motion by 285-272, ruling out joining US-led strikes. The US said it would “continue to consult” with the UK, “one of our closest allies and friends”. Continue Reading… I am not convinced that this is the end of it and believe that Cameron and his band of merry []

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 []

SUSAN BOYLE INVITED TO SING FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA

Britain’s Got Talent finalist/runner up Susan Boyle has reportedly been invited to sing for President Barack Obama on Independence Day. Her unofficial spokesperson and older brother Gerry claims she has been asked to perform at the White House on July 4, but admitted that she was still feeling “exhausted”. Boyle was admitted in to the Priory Clinic earlier this week after suffering an “emotional breakdown”. ………………………………………………………….. Isn’t this taking the fascination with Susan Boyle a tad bit too far? What will they decide to do next?  Set up a stage on []