Welcome back to work, ladies! We hope you had a well-deserved break this Labor Day weekend. Here is what we've got bubbling in our morning coffee: Chris Brown is back atop the charts! His current single, "Deuces," is number one the R&B/Hip-Hop chart. This also marks the first time since his Rihanna incident that he has gained widespread musical recognition. Dwight Howard is having issues with his baby mama, again. Rihanna is baring all in Hawaii. Bishop T.D. Jakes is talking about how God saved him from an explosion. And Black farmers are looking for over a $1 billion in bailout money. Plus, CNN is discussing how Twitter has changed how we communicate, by way of Kanye West... Here's what you had to say: Amber commented via Facebook: "Not a Chris Brown fan but I totally dig this song and his performance in 'Takers.'" TaMika wrote via Facebook: "Keep up the good work, Chris!"

Essence.com
Sep, 07, 2010

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  • Chris Brown hits the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop charts once again. His current single, "Deuces," is his third #1 on the chart. It's the first time he's seen some widespread musical recognition since his 2009 incident with Rihanna. [CNN]
  • Ever thought about how Twitter has changed the way we communicate? CNN discusses how Kanye West is a prime example of how communication has forever changed. "There is no filter or middle man between his thoughts and the rest of the world." [CNN]
  • Nicole Richie is explaining the "virgin" tattoo on her wrist. She got it when she was 16 after declaring herself one. She says she now feels embarrassed by it and feels the need to explain it. [CNN]
  • Bishop T.D. Jakes is talking about how God saved him and his home from an explosion. [BOSSIP]
  • Whoopi Goldberg has caught the shopping bug. She reportedly spent $2,300 on a life-sized picture of Michael Jordan and another $2,700 on shoes and jerseys this weekend. [PEREZ]
  • Rihanna bared all in Hawaii. She was spotted on vacation wearing a small bikini and showcasing all of her tattoos. [Radar]
  • One of the trailblazers in the desegregation of schools in the south has died. Jefferson Thomas of the "Little Rock Nine" passed away, reportedly from pancreatic cancer. He was 67. [CNN]
  • Dwight Howard is still having issues with his baby mama, Royce Reed. The two got into an argument about whether or not he should be picking up his son that day. It escalated and police were called. [TMZ]
  • The National Black Farmers Association will be holding a press conference this morning. They are looking for over a billion dollars in bailout money, this after an August 5th court ruling. [CNN]
  • Jayden Smith and Justin Bieber had an epic dance-off in a bowling alley over the weekend. It was cute to see the kids go at it. [TMZ]