We’re almost to the finished line, Clutchettes. The weekend is thisclose. But before we break out our maxi dresses and get ready to hit the beach, check out some of the things we didn’t get to cover today but thought you should know.

Queen Latifah in the process of adopting a child – In a recent appearance on “The View” Latifah let it slip that she was “in the process” of adopting a child. Go, Queen! {theGrio}

Frank Ocean, Target: retail giant won’t sell “Channel Orange,” says it’s strictly a business decision – Target answers rumors that they aren’t carrying Frank Ocean’s CD because of his sexuality. According to the retail giant, it’s strictly business. {HuffoPo}

Yoruba Richen wins 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship for “The New Black” (doc on race, sexuality, church) – YES WE CAN! Go, Yourba! {Shadow & Act}

Why we should be grateful for our “haters” – Although I don’t believe us normal folks have “haters,” I can get with this article. Listen to the most constructive parts of criticism about you; get rid of the rest. {Black Enterprise}

Katie Holmes used disposable phones to orchestrate divorce – Dang. Scientology is that deep that Katie had to go all Stringer Bell on Tom just to get out of her marriage? Wow! {HuffPo}

Will Smith to make directorial debut with “epic” retelling of Cain & Abel story w/ vampiric twist! – Will ain’t playing with y’all. A new TV show in the works and he’s directing films? The takeover! {Shadow & Act}

For Penn State, Freeh report lands in minefield of legal threats – Welp, it looks like Penn State’s beloved head football coach Joe Paterno knew about Jerry Sandusky’s shady dealings. {LA Times}

Biden gives fiery defense of Obama at NAACP meeting – Take that Mittens. VP Biden fires up the crowd at the NAACP convention. {Reuters}

Nigeria petrol tanker fire kills 95 – After the horrible plane crash last month and the growing sectarian conflict, Nigeria can’t seem to catch a break. Let’s keep our Nigerian brothers and sisters in our prayers. {Reuters}

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