10 Things We're Talking About This Week: 7/20/12

10 Things We're Talking About This Week: 7/20/12
ESSENCE.COM Jul, 20, 2012

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“The black church founded the NAACP, and it is not the organization for the advancement of gays and lesbians.” Rev. William Owens, ignoring that the NAACP was founded by a mostly White coalition. The only Black leader: W.E.B. Dubois.

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Prosecutors were all set to try Leon Walker for snooping on his wife’s e-mail. But then they learned his now ex-wife, Clara, had been snooping on Leon’s phone, so they dropped charges. Leon himself hit me up on Twitter, saying: “Don’t believe the spin, Bob. They dropped the charges because the prosecution itself was sustained by lies and misconduct.” Ohhhhhh snap!

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How many times have I been annoyed when someone declares some action “was God’s plan”? That tripe, however, has rarely angered me as much as when George Zimmerman said it to Sean Hannity. Zimmerman’s only regret is that he hadn’t been put into position to kill Trayvon. A position he put himself into. Good luck under the prison, George.

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“Just to let y’all know, I do have a restaurant. It’s called Flavor Flav’s House of Flavor, it’s a take-out restaurant only. Fried chicken, we got collard greens, potato salad, coleslaw, red velvet waffles. Yeah we be gettin’ it in.” Flava Flav on the intercom of a Southwest Airline flight during descent. Hey, I love minstrels as much as the next person, but shouldn’t Flav be in jail for commandeering that mic?

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First President Obama credits Malia and Sasha for alerting him to the same-sex marriage struggle. Now Jada Pinkett-Smith tells Congress that Willow alerted her to the problem of human trafficking. My son, who is 6-months-old, only alerts me to his diaper being full. Step it up, son!

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Sending boo-boo kisses to Halle Berry. During a fight scene in her new movie, The Hive, the actress took a spill and hit her head, reports TMZ. She was rushed to the hospital but released.

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Perhaps dreams really can come true. Guess who was being touted as front runner for Mitt Romney’s second in command? Condoleezza Rice! A Black woman nominated for the Republican ticket? Someone pinch me.

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The Internet was all abuzz about the alleged photo of Blue Ivy, the first time we’ve seen her since she was about a month old. Whatever baby that is in that photo, she’s certainly a cutie pie.

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Peer pressure gets to everyone, I guess. After a Kiss Cam caught the First Couple in its sights, the crowd booed when President Obama only put his arm around the First Lady. Given a second chance later on, however, he leaned in and planted a solid smacker on her lips. Needless to say, the crowd went wild.

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Michael Vick wants a puppy. The Virginia resident told Piers Morgan owning one would be therapeutic for his kids. In related news, every dog in America has just fled the country.

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