Rihanna: Lightened on Vogue cover? In a cover shoot for British Vogue's November issue, ColorLines describes her look as "white and blonde" and uses the singer's pale look as a springboard for discussion of skin lightening in the beauty industry.
NAACP disputes review praising New Jersey state police: According to a report Wednesday from New Jersey's attorney general, the state police is a model agency now that it has emerged from the shadow of a racial-profiling scandal. But the NAACP disagrees and has raised serious questions about the agency's recruiting efforts among African Americans.
NBA cancels preseason: With no agreement reached between the NBA and its players, all preseason games have been canceled. The delay will cost the league approximately $200 million.
VIDEO: Beyoncé behind the scenes for L'Oréal Paris: L'Oréal Paris has released a behind-the-scenes video of Beyoncé shooting her most recent commercial for the beauty company. Check it out at the Huffington Post.
In other news: Former KKK Organizer Drops Out of House Race.