Michael Vick's Dog Kennel Purchased by Animal-Rescue Organization and More

In today's link roundup: An animal-rescue charity buys Vick's dogfighting headquarters, and Queen Latifah launches a clothing line. Plus, a literary journey through black America's biggest problems. 

Posted:
 
michael_vick

Queen Latifah's new clothing line: It will debut on HSN in August. She's an actress, singer, rapper and producer. But would you trust her to dress you?

A literary journey through five of the biggest problems facing black America: Sure, maybe the stories in these books are fictional and meant for entertainment, but you'll immediately recognize some somber real-life issues between the their covers. Yes, Push (the book behind Precious) is on the list, which was compiled by the Altanta Post.

Michael Vick's dog kennel purchased: Bad Newz Kennels, the house where football star Mike Vick used to breed and fight dogs, has been purchased by an animal-rescue organization and will now be called "Dogs Deserve better." The Pennsylvania-based philanthropic organization is said to have paid about $600,000 for the Surry County, Va., five-bedroom home to use as a rehabilitation center for dogs.

Gabrielle Union's upcoming acting gigs: Someone's going to be busy. She's landed roles in the film adaptation of Steve Harvey's best-seller, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man; Tyler Perry's Good Deeds; and the indie dramedy Family Tree.

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter 

Comments
The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.