- Mariah Carey launched a Lollipop Bling website. There’s lots of pink and rainbow colors and well, bling. [Stylist]
- Publisher Conde Naste turned down Cameroonian photographer Mario Epanya’s bid for a “Vogue Africa.” Epanya recently released his final mock cover. [AOLBV]
- Scientists have identified a gene in African Americans that’s associated with kidney disease. AAs suffer from kidney failure at four times the rate of Whites. [ML] As of last night, there’s a new Target in Harlem. Tyson Beckford, Kelly Rowland, Selita Ebanks, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ruben Studdard, Islabel Toledo and Marcus Samuelsson were all there to welcome it to the neighborhood.
- “I don’t even recognize myself sometimes,” Mike Tyson said in an in-depth interview with Details. The former Heavyweight Champion also talks about being a vegan, helping and “feeling dirty.” [D]
- A new study is linking household cleaning products to breast cancer because they contain “endocrine disrupting chemicals” or “mammary gland carcinogens.” [FOX]
- Marion Jones’ relay teammates from 2000 Olympic games will get their medals back. [BG]
- NAACP said it had been “snookered” into thinking Shirley Sherrod had acted out of bias. The organization apologized to the former USDA head. [NYTimes]
- BET’s “Tiny and Toya” is over. You won’t miss this duo too much, though. Toya is getting her own spin off show and Tiny will be making appearances. [EurWeb]
- Ice-T was arrested yesterday for driving with a suspended license. He later called the police officer who cuffed him a “punk b**** rookie cop,” on Twitter, saying the officer told him, “I know who you are and I don’t give a f***.” The former rapper plays a detective on “Law and Order: SVU.” [TMZ]
- According to a new study, more Americans are blaming it on the alcohol. [CNN]
- Dermatologists always say, ‘don’t think because you have dark skin, you’re immune to melanoma.” Now new research shows that melanoma is increasing among darker-skinned Floridians. [Reuters]
- It ain’t easy being gay in the NFL, ESP commentator Marcellus Wiley. [HP]
- The director of the Ailey School, Denise Jefferson, died of ovarian cancer. She was 65. [NYTimes]
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