10 Things We're Talking About This Week: 5/11/12

10 Things We're Talking About This Week: 5/11/12
ESSENCE.COM May, 11, 2012

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“I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.” — President Obama on Good Morning America. Well, he wasn’t going to win the South anyway.

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I’m looking at you, Terrell Owens. Bad enough you lost $80 million from your playing career. But to spill all on Dr. Phil? With three of your baby mamas in tow? That’s just trifling.

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OWN has lost some $330 million. Or, as Oprah calls it, pocket change.

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André 3000 is playing Jimi Hendrix in a biopic. Yikes. I’ve seen Dre in a few movies, but he’s never given me any indication he’s Will Smith (Ali) or Jamie Foxx (Ray).

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As in Red, White and Blue. The USO kicked off its 2012 tour in March. But who’s visiting the troops right now? None other than Regina King, who’s touring with cast-mates from Southland and The Big Bang Theory.

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It’s Mother’s Day. Trust that my suggestion of playing golf so my wife can stay home with our son and be a mother did not go over well.

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The high school dropout rate for Blacks is 9.3 percent, 50 percent lower than it was in 2000. Most people I share that stat with don’t believe it, as media reports would have you believe it’s significantly higher. But check it out for yourself here: NCES.edu.

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New mommy Beyoncé told Entertainment Tonight she definitely wants more kids, and added, “I feel like now I know the reason that I was born.”

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Often when athletes go pro before graduating, they don’t even look back at their college. So you’ve got to give it up for the example Shaquille O’Neal set by earning his doctorate in education from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.

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Sending love to Jennifer Hudson, who wept when prosecutors wrapped up their case against William Balfour. He pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew, but his fate is in the hands of the jury now.


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