Herman Cain Thinks Obama Was Raised in Kenya, and More

In today's link roundup: Herman Cain proves that ignorance of the president's background knows no racial boundaries, new Mahalia Jackson film will cost $23.9 million and more. Plus: a Father's Day gift guide.

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Herman Cain: Obama was raised in Kenya (Indonesia, Kenya, same difference): And while we're talking about people's backgrounds, he'd rather not be called African American. Why? "I’m sure my ancestors go all the way back to Africa, but I feel more of an affinity for America than I do for Africa. I’m a black man in America.” Obama, he distinguished, is "more international."

New Mahalia Jackson film to cost $23.9 million: The Mahalia Jackson film starring American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino will explore the life of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in a new biographical film based on the Jules Schwerin book Got to Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel.

Video: Preacher tells Eddie Long, "If you want to come after me, come on!" Watch as Pastor Donald Battle calls New Birth elders to task and tells Eddie Long, “Sit down!” It was all part of a message welcoming new members from New Birth searching for a spiritual home to his congregation.

Uptown's Father's Day gift guide: Trust the people at Uptown. He doesn't need another tie or Swiss Army knife.

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