Video of 2011 BET Awards Performances and More

In today's link roundup: Video highlights from the BET Awards performances, and seven black celebs who paid for being outspoken. Plus: New York gay-marriage vote expected to ripple nationally.

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VIDEO: 2011 BET Awards performances: If you missed it or want to relive it, check out the highlights here.

Fans celebrate Michael Jackson on anniversary of his death: Hundreds of Michael Jackson fans have marked the two-year anniversary of the singer's death by gathering for a memorial outside the Gary, Ind., home where Jackson grew up, the Associated Press reports.

New York gay-marriage vote expected to ripple nationally: Days after the state became the second largest in the country to legalize same-sex marriage, advocates say that what happens in the state has national implications and will encourage lawmakers elsewhere to support gay marriage.

Seven black celebs who paid for being outspoken: These celebs have had to learn the hard way that silence can be golden.

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