It’s Monday; summer is in full swing and the Olympics are popping. With so much going on in the world today, we can’t quite cover it all. So here are five things we didn’t cover today, but thought you should know.

Colorado shooting suspect charged with 24 counts of first-degree murder – And so it begins. {Chicago Tribune}

Mississippi church refuses to marry black couple – I’m sorry — I thought this was 2012, not 1912. {ABC News}

Houston tops our list of America’s coolest cities – Who knew H-town was so cool? Apparently the folks over at Forbes and the local residents. According to the mag, Houston is America’s coolest city. {Forbes}

Erykah Badu says Andre 3000 is a piece of … art – Good to see Erykah and Andre have such a good relationship. Things seemed to work out for their son, Seven. {Eurweb}

Florida Republican: We wanted to suppress black votes – Well, at least they’re honest about it now. {Salon}

Chris Rock-produced late-night series starring W. Kamau Bell gets a trailer – Glad to see these brothas working together. {Shadow & Act}

Oscar Grant movie being made in Oakland – Glad his story is going to be told. {theGrio}

Belittling kids as harmful as beating, study finds – Think yelling at kids is better than hitting them? Not so much. {CNN}

[Photos] Mav’s Star Dirk Nowitzki married in traditional Kenyan ceremony – Love that this couple was so intent on incorporating both of their cultures. Congrats to them! {Necole Bitchie}

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  • ChickenHead

    H-Town!!!!! Love my city!!!!

  • 726

    Emotional pain lasts a lifetime.