Don't Get Too Excited About the 1st Black Pope

In today's link roundup:  Today's announcement has some hoping to see the Obama of Catholicism. But a black pope isn't guaranteed. Plus: Haitians barred from performing at Carnival.

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Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana (Getty Images)

Don't get too excited about the first black Pope: It didn't take long after Pope Benedict XVI announced his impending resignation on Monday for people to start speculating about two black cardinals -- Ghana's Peter Turkson and Nigeria's Francis Arinze -- as the front-runners to replace him. But don't make firm plans to celebrate the Barack Obama of Catholicism just yet. Writer Dan Imira in New York magazine says "it could happen," but it's also very likely that Benedict's replacement will be European.

Keisha Cole battles Twitter over Michelle Williams criticism -- again: Maybe she doesn't know when to stop hating ... or maybe she knows exactly what she's doing. Cole's second attack on the former Destiny's Child member quickly made her a trending topic on the social network.

Most iconic black business-celebrity partnerships: Check out Uptown's list of couples who have dated, married and managed to build their own empires.

Haitians barred from performing at Carnival? At least three bands say they've been blacklisted from the annual event, and they suspect it's because President Michel Martelly's administration considers their songs to be critical of the government. That's not very celebratory.

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