Are These Earrings Racist?

In today's link roundup: Slavery and style really don't mix. Plus: Jay Z: Beyoncé's not pregnant.  

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Are these earrings racist? Dolce & Gabbana has responded to the backlash over its debut of earrings in the "Blackamoor" style, saying they simply represent ornaments found in Sicilian homes. We think anyone sporting jewelry in a style that some say  "romanticizes slavery" is also going to need to wear a T-shirt explaining how that works in great detail, so hopefully D&G is designing those as well. 

Nicki Minaj reality show in the works? Television viewers might be seeing more of the Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded rapper next year, Ebony reports.

Tameka Raymond responds to Usher: In a RadarOnline preview of her latest interview, Raymond claims that she didn't marry Usher for his money and that such claims are sexist and an insult to Usher.

Jay-Z: Beyoncé's not pregnant: According to the rapper, Blue Ivy II isn't on the way again anytime soon.

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