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7 Things We’re Talking About

From Michael Brown’s fatal shooting to Rihanna’s W Magazine cover, here are the 7 hot topics we can’t stop talking about this week.

SHOW TRANSCRIPT

[MUSIC] Hello. Essense.com. I'm Dana Johnson. This is 7 Things We're Talking About. And I've definitely missed you. But now I'm back. And I'm bringing some pretty hot items this week. So we are going to jump into it with number one. The streets, the runways, the sidewalks, the hallways. Everybody's talking about this fashion killer right here Rhianna, on the cover of the September issue of W Magazine. The pop star looked gorgeous. She sports makeup, lots of furs in different nature inspired setups. [MUSIC] The girl is even surrounded by wolf's in one shot. Okay people, and she slay's it. And if the cover wasn't enough, she's in a spread with icons Iman and Naomi Campbell, in an exclusive feature for [UNKNOWN]. Do you see these pictures? Are you drooling yet? Moving right along in more picture news. Queen of the paparazzi and perfectly posed selfie, Kim Kardashian [MUSIC] Kardashian is releasing a coffee table book of selfies. According to fastcompany.com, your girl, Kim, has a new book called Selfish, that will be a $20 collection of selfies. That you can probably already see for free on her Instagram. Along with a few never before seen personal images. I don't think those really exist that will look exactly like the ones you've already seen. Considering Kim has the golden touch, it will probably fly off the shelfs because Kim knows how to sell stuff. I'm just going to sit back and relax and see what kind of social media means in this Kim K selfie movement will produce. In the news, on a much more serious note, we lost comedic icon Robin Williams at the age of 63 from an apparent suicide. Many of entertainment's notables are sharing their tributes from Quess Love to Joan Rivers. President Obama also released a beautiful statement. Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind. He arrived in our lives as an alien, but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit. Robin, you will definitely be missed. Essence. We have lost yet another unarmed young man due to senseless violence. On Saturday, August 9th, the national media began to report on an unarmed black teenager killed by the police in [UNKNOWN] Missouri, a small, predominantly black suburban town in St. Louis. Michael Brown was an 18 year old shot down two days. Two days before he was supposed to start college. The police officer who killed him is part of a law enforcement agency currently being investigated for civil rights violations. What led up to Brown's death Saturday is a point of major contention. Witnesses say the teen was unarmed and his hands were in the air. Demonstrating that he was unarmed. Police have said that Brown attacked the officer in his car and tried to take the gun from him. Hmm there's a debate here. As Federal civil rights investigators and the FBI carry out their own inquiry into the controversial case, tensions are running high in the town of just 21,000, where there's a history of distrust between the predominantly black community and the large white police force. President Obama released a statement offering his condolences to the family while promoting peace in this time of unrest. This is also a major topic this week on essence.com during at essence debate. Twitter lunchtime chat. We asked you whether or not you feel community relations with police will change and here's what you had to say. @beethenerd said relationships will change once the community and the powers that be collaborate to effect change. While @cyndejohnson said generalizing all officers based on the actions of a few is like putting all black folks into one pile. There's finally justice for Renisha McBride. After eight hours of deliberation a Michigan jury has found Theodore Wafer guilty of second-degree murder, manslaughter and felony use of firearm after fatally shooting Renisha McBride. To freshen your memory Essence, back in November 2013. 19 year old McBride went to Wafers house seeking help after her car crashed nearby. Wafer who felt threaten, reacted by shooting the unarmed woman in the face with his shotgun. And he shot her through the door. She wasn't even in the home. Wafer will be sentenced at the end of this month. Okay Essence, breathe. We are going to transition to a much lighter note. We're gonna go from real life to reality TV, as BET just announced three new shows in production. Keisha Cole will return to our TV screens. This will be her third reality show, with BET, and will follow the singer and she tries to cope with being a parent, her estranged relationship with NBA player Daniel Gibson, motherhood, her up and down changing career, pretty much just being a celebrity. Also David and Tamela Mann will also have a show that will follow the Meet the Browns couple and their family of 4 adult children. And Nelly! The rapper, the it guy will be jumping into the reality TV area via an unscripted series that will consist of 8 hour long episodes following the rapper as he navigates his music career, businesses which. By the way, did you know he co owns the NBA charlotte Bobcats? Mn. And his relationship with his children and the children of his late sister, it'll also include his new relationship with Floy May Weather's ex girlfriend Miss Jackson who I know you've seen it in the blogs, so now this, all this ingredients stirring in the pot is something I definitely have to see. And last, but certainly not least. We are going to round out the week on a positive note and feature 13 year old pitcher, Monae Davis. This dynamite young athlete has led her team to the little league world series thanks to her 70 miles per hour fastball. Davis will become the 18th girl to play in the little league world series in 68 years. You keep doing your thing, and we wish you and your team the best of luck. So, there you have it, it was a mouthful this week. I'm always gonna bring you the, 7 things we're talking about. I'm Dana Johnson, and I'll see you here, next time, next week.