Couple Remarries After Half a Century

In today's link roundup: Two octogenarians rediscover love after 50 years apart. Plus: VMA nominees announced; Rihanna and Drake lead.

Roland Davis and Lena Henderson (Valerie Odell/ABC)
Roland Davis and Lena Henderson (Valerie Odell/ABC)

Couple remarries after half a century: Roland Davis and Lena Henderson divorced in 1964 after 20 years of marriage. Now, after nearly 50 years, they will have a second wedding. The ceremony is scheduled for Saturday in Buffalo, N.Y. The two talked on the phone for months before their children knew they’d reunited. “It was grown folks’ business,” Henderson told ABC News.

Lupe Fiasco on Obama and other topics: The rapper recently called President Obama a baby killer because of his foreign policy. Last week he openly cried over the violence in Chicago. For better or worse, this artist isn’t self-conscious about sharing his most serious thoughts. Check out BET’s list of other topics about which he hasn’t held his tongue.

Fashion as resistance: The case of Mali: In a piece for Racialicious, one writer argues that clothing can represent something beyond the superficial during the country’s nationalist struggles.

VMA nominees announced: Drake and Rihanna lead with five nods each. Check out the full list at the Boombox.