The Disappearing Mary J Blige Chicken Commercial

In today's link roundup: Here's the Burger King ad that was pulled right after its premiere. Plus: Barbara Walters finds her roots.  

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The disappearing Mary J. Blige chicken commercial: "Crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, three cheeses, ranch dressing, wrapped up in a tasty, flour tortilla," Mary J. Blige sang in a new Burger King commercial that premiered this week. Watch it here. But after some negative backlash on Twitter, the ad has disappeared from YouTube. In honor of the dustup, Hip Hop Wired pulled together this list of 10 other "stereotype-enforcing fried chicken commercials."

What Trayvon evidence could a jury actually hear? When it comes to Trayvon Martin's death, there are new stories and allegations every day. Slate lets us know which information would actually be admissible in a court of law if George Zimmerman were to go on trial.

Study: Black kids more optimistic on race: That was the result of an experiment in which black and white children looked at the same picture of two children of different races on a playground and gave their interpretations, CNN reports. 

Barbara Walters finds her roots: The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., helped The View host uncover her ancestry on the PBS series Finding Your Roots. Hear Walters talk about it here.

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