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There were some serious head-turning articles in the news this week including the sudden death of hit-maker Whitney Houston, her daughter Bobbi Christina’s  rush to the hospital, and the release of the first images of baby girl Blue Ivy Carter. Here are some of the other articles that got my attention:


*Black Men Dandyism, Masculinity and Homophobia (The Root DC)

*Author Zane Talks About Self-Promotion & Character Development (Media Bistro)


*Singer Whitney Houston Dies At 48 (CBS News/Associated Press)

*Houston’s Daughter Bobbi Christina Rushed to Hospital (CBS News)

*Nicki Minaj and Marilyn Monroe, Is She Perpetuating White Female Beauty Standards (The Grio)

*CNN Suspends Roland Martin For Offensive Tweets (Huffington Post)

*Vicki Secret Model Quits To Reserve Body For Hubby (ABC News)

* Oprah’s Mag Hit By Declining Sales (Madame Noire)

*The Carter Family Releases Pics Of Daughter Blue Ivy (MTV)

Awe... Blue Ivy and mom

Life in General:

*Some Blacks Resist Being Called “African-American” (TheGrio.com)

*Woman Leaves Her Home To The Homeless (Today/msnbc.com)

*Activist Patricia Due, Mother Of Author Tananarive Due, Dies (CNN)


Blue Ivy Photo: Helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com,Houston Photo: Dan Steinburg/AP