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  • Beyonce accused of swagger jacking one more time…: Beyoncé’s “Countdown” video choreography is remarkably similar to dance moves by a Belgian dancer, proving, once again, nothing is new under the sun. Or Bey can’t stop stealing other people’s work. {The Improper}
  • Rihanna beats Madonna for new record: Among all musical acts, Rihanna’s run only falls behind the legendary Beatles as the fastest to reach the milestone. {Hip Hop Wired}
  • T-Boz discusses her brain tumor on CNN: Nearly 5 years ago, T-Boz began experiencing frequent headaches and discovered that she had a non-cancerous brain tumor. {Concrete Loop}
  • $1 million offered for weird portion of Tupac sex video: A million-dollar offer just rolled in for the Tupac sex video — but not for the explicit video … it’s just for the SONG in the background. {TMZ}
  • Malcolm Jamal Warner talks new show: Heed Magazine’s Fall issue features Reed Between The Lines co-star and sitcom veteran Malcolm Jamal Warner. The highly anticipated BET comedy stars the former ‘Huxtable’ and sitcom icon, Tracee Ellis Ross. {Clutch}

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  • Al Sharpton to report from Occupy Wall Street: The Rev. Al Sharpton will bring his nationally syndicated radio show to lower Manhattan Monday as the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations enter their 24th day. {CNN}
  • Whites are more pessimistic about the future than blacks: Optimism is plummeting among working-class whites, but it is holding steady for minorities. What does this great divergence in hopefulness mean for the 2012 presidential election? {The Atlantic}
  • Why higher suspensions for black students despite no evidence of greater misbehavior?: A new policy brief from a civil rights research and advocacy group out of UCLA reignites the concern that race influences which students are punished in schools and how they are punished.  {The Atlanta Journal-Constitution}
  • Samuel L. Jackson plays MLK on Broadway: Actor Samuel L. Jackson takes to the Broadway stage to play civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., in “The Mountaintop.” {}
  • Black American basketball player dies after bar attack in Romania: Romanian Basketball Federation chief Carmen Tocala told GSP radio that Hardy died Sunday, suffering two heart attacks following his beating Saturday night. {The Huffington Post}
  • Herman Cain claims that racism doesn’t hold blacks back: “I don’t believe racism in this country today holds anybody back in a big way,” said Cain, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, during an interview on CNN. {The Huffington Post}
  • Rosie O’Donnell teams up with Oprah for new show on OWN: Her initial plan calls for the one-hour program to begin with a comedy segment, move on to a single celebrity-guest interview — comedian Russell Brand will be her first guest — and wrap up with an audience-participation segment that’s some sort of game. {The Seattle Times}

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  • Chanel Iman works Hot magazine shoot: Chanel Iman continues to prove she can’t take a bad picture. Her spread in the September/October issue of Wonderland magazine is absolutely flawless. {Style Blazer}
  • Think negatively to feel good?: Financial blogger Mr. Money Mustache recently posted on the Greek and Roman philosophy of Stoicism. His view of the core of Stoic philosophy is thus: “to have a good and meaningful life, you need to overcome your insatiability”. One of the techniques stoics use to accomplish this is negative visualization, which helps you want the things you already have by contemplating life without the good things you already possess such as loved ones, good health, or a home. {Life Hacker}
  • Get great morning deals from the Consumerist blog: Clothing and more! {The Consumerist}
  • Would you date a man your family hates?: From the time Kris Humphries first appeared on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim’s family has made it abundantly clear that they were not feeling him. {Bossip}


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