10 Things We're Talking About This Week: 7/13/12

10 Things We're Talking About This Week: 7/13/12
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 13, 2012

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“We know God’s in control, and we are leaning on our faith in Him and His word at this most difficult time.” The family of Kile Glover, Usher’s stepson who was critically injured in a jet ski accident.

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Props to Mitt Romney for not changing his message at the NAACP convention, but boy did it not go over well. He was booed and hissed—hissed—a bunch of times. The craziest part: Mr. R appeared shocked by the reception.

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I cringed when I read about Adaisha Miller. The Detroit women was killed while on the dance floor. She was dancing behind off duty Detroit cop Issac Parrish, and hugged him. His gun, holstered at his waist, accidentally fired, hitting Adaisha in the chest.

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Spike Lee, that’s who. The director’s latest project is a documentary on Bad, the album Michael Jackson released 25 years ago. Geez, has it been that long? I’m old.

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Florida A&M University Prez James Ammons resigned. Probably a good move. It happened the same day that parents of Robert Champion—you remember the drum major who was beaten to death in a hazing—sued the school.

6 of 10 Michael Rowe

“First of all, we were all really married. So, that’s number one. Then the second one is, it’s more positive and encouraging. It’s sexy—kinda like a Sex and the City type of thing.” Nicole Murphy, to Loop 21, explaining the differences between Basketball Wives and her show, Hollywood Exes.

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Is it just me, or does everyone have a hard time believing that Serena Williams has “only” won 14 grand Slam titles. Seems like she wins about four every year. And no, I’m not confusing her with Venus.

8 of 10 Michael Rowe

It’s 1998 all over again: D’Angelo is talking about a tour. And who’s riding shotgun? Mary J. Blige. One question, D, after your Essence Music Festival performance: Will you sing Brown Sugar this time?

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“He’s not America’s first black president—he’s America’s first mixed-race president.” Morgan Freeman, to NPR about you know who.

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“I’m kind of working on that,” Queen Latifah, to Barbara Walters, when asked if she had considered adopting.


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