'Oprah Winfrey Way' Awaits Chicago Approval and More

In today's link roundup: 'Oprah Winfrey Way' is coming soon, and Lauryn Hill announces her pregnancy. Plus: A mourning mother aims to save black runaways. 

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'Oprah Winfrey Way' awaiting City Hall approval: There's just one more hurdle before the talk show legend's name hits a street sign in her hometown. "It is really just a full circle, miracle story," Winfrey said, "that a little colored girl born in Kosciusko, Mississippi, on a red dirt road ends up with my name on a street in the greatest city in the world, Chicago." 

Behind-the-scenes interview with Jada Pinkett Smith: Entering the third season of her TNT series, HawthoRNe, she talked to Uptown magazine about family, career, sacrifice and the future.

Lauryn Hill announces pregnancy: This will be Hill's sixth child with longtime partner Rohan Marley. They already have Zion (14), Selah (13), Joshua (9), John (8) and Sarah (3). "I keep having these children. I don't know if I'm the most fertile woman in America," the singer said.

Mourning mother aims to save black runaways: Tanya Thompson, whose daughter was killed after running away and becoming a prostitute, told BlackAmericaWeb, "The black community nationwide has to do a much better job about getting information out about missing black girls and women, who, nine times out of 10, turn to the world of prostitution to survive. The problem with that industry now is that it has changed so much."

In other news: Should Weiner Step Down?

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