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Whitney Houston's body is carried to a hearse following funeral services at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ on Saturday.

Articles and stories about Whitney Houston’s death and funeral were everywhere this past week. Believe it or not there were still some standout stories that managed to surface above the tragedy such as the tearful on-air admission to drug use made by TV personality Wendy Williams, and the CDC’s warning to all of an untreatable strain of gonorrhea. Warning: The images in the CDC article are graphic (Yikes!). Take a read at some of the other headlines that caught my eye.

(Click on the titles below to read the articles and watch videos.)


*Designer b michael Serves Up Classic American Style (The Grio)

*NYC’s Street Style Stars for Fashion Week (Huffington Post/Stylelist .com)

*Author Shares Her Self-publishing Journey with Aspiring Novelists (Oosa Online Book Club)

*Tips to Get Over Writer Burn-out (Warrior Writers)

*Good Advice for Fiction Writers: The Antagonist, Man vs. Society (The Other Side of Story)


*Whitney Houston’s Home-going Service Watched by the World (Associated Press/Yahoo Music) (Early Report)

*Whitney’s Chilling Comments About Michael Jackson (Yahoo Music)

*Will Oprah Take Whitney’s Place in the Waiting to Exhale Sequel? (Madame Noire)

*The Grammy Awards were a Step Backward for Soul Music (Soultracks)

*Meet the Teenage Singer in the New Adele Commercial for Target (Madame Noire)

*BET Star Tribute to Maya Angelou: “Still I Rise” (Clutch Magazine)

*Wendy Williams Admits to Drug Addiction during Tribute to Whitney (YouTube)

TV talk show host Wendy Williams gives a tearful tribute to Whitney Houston and admits to her own past drug use.

Life in General:

*CDC Warns of New Untreatable Gonorrhea Strain (Rollingout.com)

*Baby’s Brother Umbilical Cord Cures Sister’s Sickle Cell Anemia (The Grio)

*Black Child Taken Away from White Foster Parents (The Grio)

*Chicago Woman Documents Her Year of Shopping “Black” in New Book (Mother Jones)

Photos: AP/Mel Evans; You tube