It’s that time again, folks. Our daily round-up of interesting, thought-provoking, or down right crazy stories from around the web. Although it’s only Tuesday, this week has been a doozy. From the tragedy in Nigeria to the recall election in Wisconsin, so many things are going on in the world that we wish we could cover it all but we just can’t.

So, let’s get started….

Five Myths About Crime in Black America—and the Statistical Truths – You know how people think the worst of black folks and like to pretend that we are out there raping, murdering, and robbing everybody? Colorlines breaks it all the way down and tackles some of the myths about black folks and crime. A definite must-read. {Colorlines}

First black mayor elected in Germany – Yes, he can! John Ehret, the son of an African-American dad and German mom just became the first black mayor in the whole of Germany. {theGrio}

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block: Stop Discriminating and Retaliating Against Dr. Christian Head – So….attaching the head of a respected black doctor to a gorilla being sodomized in a slide-show presentation was some sort of joke? Methinks not. Do better UCLA. {Change.org}

Kimora Lee Simmons & Djimon Hounsou ON THE ROCKS? – Uh oh. Let’s hope this one isn’t true (but umm…how good is Djimon looking these days? That gray beard suits him). {the YBF}

13-Year-Old Shot Dead By His White, 75-Year-Old Next Door Neighbor – I really hate hearing these types of stories. How much are young, black lives worth? Darius Simmons was shot as he was taking out the trash while his mother looked on in horror. {News One}

President Obama Graces the July Cover of ESSENCE – Mr. Obama’s swag is on 10 on this cover. Let’s see if it’ll translate at the ballot box come November. {Essence}

Houston soldier stabbed 74 times in brutal murder – Army Specialist Brandy Fonteneaux was brutally murdered in her barracks back in January by a fellow soldier who claims he was suffering from temporary insanity. Let’s hope the army fully investigates her brutal murder. {MyFoxHouston}

The Wire: The Musical with Michael Kenneth Williams – The Wire was on of my favorite shows and this spoof is absolutely hilarious. {Funny or Die}

Bonus: To lighten things up a bit…Watch “The Wire: The Musical”

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