Jay-Z Not Dropping B-Word

In today's link roundup: The rumor about Jay-Z's cleanup of his lyrics is false. Plus: Israel lobby recruits black college students. 

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Jay-Z not dropping b-word: Depending on who you asked, last week's rumor that he'd decided to stop using "bitch" after the birth of his daughter was either sweet, inspirational, unnecessary or too little, too late. But it was also totally false, his reps confirmed today.

Israel lobby recruits black college students: According to ColorLines, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is "developing a cadre of black allies to declare there's no way Israel can be racist," and HBCUs are the focus.

Kansas House speaker won't resign over Obama emails: Mike O'Neal has apologized for emails with sinister Bible quotes and Grinch references focused on the president and first lady, but he says he won't step down. 

Jerry Springer defends Obama on Fox: Who better than an expert in confrontation to confront the network on bashing the president "every day"?

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