British punk icon Poly Styrene dies at 53: "A woman of mixed race who wore fluorescent thrift shop outfits and proudly sported dental braces onstage, she refused to conform to conventions of how female performers — punk or otherwise — were expected to appear." That's just one description of Poly Styrene. The lead singer of the punk band X-Ray Spex, known for her songs about consumerism, conformity, racism and alienation, passed away on Monday.
Michelle, Malia and Sasha's cutest mother-daughter moments: Mother's Day is around the corner, and this slide show will get you in the mood, with shots of the White House's most adorable residents over the years and their moms. If a guaranteed four more years of pictures of this family isn't reason enough to campaign for Obama 2012, then we don't know what is.
Sixteen fantasy "royal" weddings between black celebs: Just a little bit bored with coverage of William and Kate this week? Bossip has proposed a list of black "royal" weddings they'd rather see. Number one on the list: Queen Latifah and "longtime companion" Jeanette Jenkins.
Audio clips: Mob Deep's Prodigy reads from his memoir: The BVX says My Infamous Life has all the ingredients of a great hip-hop biography: tragic street drama, run-ins with the law and a dash of personal insight. But don't take it from us. Listen to the artist himself as he "recounts some life-and-death situations in the music industry and on the hard-luck streets of New York." Just when you thought hip-hop and story time didn't mix …
In other news: Poll: Egyptians Still Aren't Crazy About the U.S. or Obama.