We’ve finally made it to Friday; let’s celebrate! But first, check out a few things we didn’t talk about but totally thought you should know.

Fear of a Black President – If you haven’t read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ essay for The Atlantic you need it. It’s AMAZING. {The Atlantic}

USHER RAYMOND’S EX-WIFE LOSES CUSTODY WAR – This is ugly, but my heart truly goes out to Tameka Raymond. She’s had a rough couple of months. {TMZ}

NYPD: 16 bullets fired at gunman Jeffrey Johnson outside Empire State Building – Our thoughts and prayers also go out to the victims of the Empire State Building shooting. {Newsday}

Romney birth certificate remark rekindles Obama controversy – He just couldn’t leave it alone, eh? {Reuters}

Syrian rebels try win the hearts of countrymen – Looks like the rebels are winning the hearts of their people. The Assad regime is in trouble. {The AP}

SNEAK PEEK: Gabby Douglas REVEALS To Oprah How She Dealt With BULLYING – Another must-see Oprah interview! Can’t wait. {theYBF}

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  • Mademoiselle

    .I haven’t been following their situation, but I wonder why the article about Usher’s custody case is presented from the woman’s vantage point… the wording is a little clumsy (man’s ex-wife loses custody instead of man awarded custody). Were we expecting her to win custody?

  • JN

    i really have to start reading more of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ work.

  • Mademoiselle

    I knew Ryan wouldn’t be too far removed from Akin’s POV on rape/abortion: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/24/ryan-on-abortion-exceptions-rape-is-just-another-method-of-conception/