10 Things We're Talking About This Week: 6/15/12

10 Things We're Talking About This Week: 6/15/12
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 15, 2012

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The cards for Father’s Day are nothing like those for Mother’s Day. Moms gets pronouncements of love and endless praise for holding the family together. Dads? It’s all about never giving up the remote, seething over family expenses, watching sports all day and scratching yourself. OK, I do three of those things.

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Ouch: Only 69 percent of Blacks in Nevada said they would vote for President Obama. That’s a far cry from the 94 percent of Black Nevadans who pulled the lever for him in 2008. The likely culprit: Obama’s support for same-sex marriage. (Though our sky-high unemployment numbers don’t help).

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Vanessa Bryant withdrew her divorce papers on Kobe. I’m all about love, so hope they can pull a Keith Sweat and make it last forever.

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After being arrested following an altercation with his 15-year-old daughter, Creflo Dollar told his Atlanta congregation: “I should have never been arrested.” Cops say he punched the girl and hit her with his shoe; Dollar says he spanked her. Let the debate over corporal punishment begin anew.

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Guess it was slow news day. 20/20 put the Blackest names to the test—you know, putting names like Eboni and Malik on resumes and seeing how ignored they are. Yes, you have heard this before. But hear this too: Condoleezza Rice has a job. So does ESPN’s LaChina Robinson. Names matter. But the person behind them matters more.

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“My hair is not very important to me… so I don’t encourage it to be important to you.” Solange Knowles, on Twitter, shutting down folks who obviously don’t have enough going on in their lives so they took to hating on how she wears her hair.

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Burger King has introduced the Bacon Sundae. Yep, bacon. Mixed with ice cream. Cue Homer Simpson drool. My two favorite foods. It has 510 calories, 18 grams of fat and 61 grams of sugar. So they should call it Diabetes in a Cup. I can feel my arteries clogging just writing about it.

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Kim Kardashian gave Kanye a $750,000 Lamborghini for his birthday? If someone I’d been dating for two minutes gave me such an expensive bauble, I’d be afraid. Before you know it, you’re finding the pet rabbit boiling on the stove.

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“They couldn’t put it down and they started looking through and then they started actually reading it. Eventually, I got, actually, a thumbs-up.” Michelle Obama, explaining Malia and Sasha’s reaction to her new book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America.

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I’m looking at you, Noelle Clough. Cops in Mesa, Arizona arrested the 22-year-old. (OK, fine so far). After she stabbed her husband. (Uh oh, here it comes). Following an argument. (Well, that’s to be expected). Over the answers he gave to a quiz in Cosmopolitan magazine. Jesus take the wheel. Now I’m sure I don’t have to add this, but I will: The couple had been drinking.


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