Morning Coffee 4.17.08

Leona Lewis made history yesterday by becoming the first British pop singer to debut at No.1 on the US charts in over 20 years. Leona, please don’t do drugs like the last crossover artist who shall not be named…and avoid Lil’ Wayne while your here. {TimesUK}

2007 wasn’t a good year for Pakistani women, with more suicide attacks taking place that year then ever before. In the course of one year there were 636 honour killings, 731 rapes and 736 kidnappings–and those are the ones that have only been reported. {BBC}

Sigh. Another American city, another mayor, another conviction. Former Newark, NJ mayor Sharpe James and his former girlfriend/mistress, Tamika Riley have been convicted of fraud. I would do a Kwame-esque timeline on Sharpe, but his list goes back…way back…smh. {NYT}

Ta-Nehisi Coates examines Bill Cosby’s path from Cliff Huxtable to Malcolm X in a sweatshirt. {TheAtlantic}

While this isn’t “real” news, any tomfoolery going on at Barney’s CO-OP in New York is worth mentioning in my book. Oh no they didn’t! {Racked}

Barack Obama may be a history making presidential candidate, but that’s not enough for the city of Miami, who recently had an image of him removed from a public mural. So if he loses, can he go back up? Which, in my opinion, is a sucky consolation prize. {MiamiHerald}

Puffy, Diddy (what is it now?) talks about taking acting seriously, which we support–but can you pay some attention to your music label too? {Telegraph}


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