It’s Monday and there’s no time to waste, so let’s just jump into the things we didn’t cover, but thought you should know.

Tamron Hall in Talks to Become “The Today Show” Third Hour Co-Host – Ann Curry is out and NBC seems to be scrambling to shake up its line-up. Could Tamron Hall be it? Let’s hope she fairs better than Curry. {Shadow & Act}

Anderson Cooper Gets Celeb Support After Coming Out – Umm, who was shocked that Anderson Cooper is gay? Kudos to him for “coming out,” but he didn’t have to. {MTV}

Newly Elected Mexican Leader Pledges Transparency – Our neighbors to the south have a new president. Although he hails from the PRI party, which was known to be corrupt, president-elect Enrique Peña Nieto has vowed to be completely transparent and fix Mexico’s ailing economy. {NY Times}

5 Million ‘Test Tube’ Babies Born to Date – Remember when test tube babies were a joke? Well, not anymore. {Philly.com}

Spanking Linked to Mental Illness, Says StudyMore reasons not to spank. A study of more than 34,000 people found that being spanked “significantly increased the risk of developing mental health issues as adults.” Yikes. {Yahoo}

Why Black British Drama Is Going Online, Not on TV – Looks like our British cousins are catching onto the web series wagon as well. Black folks are taking the initiative and going out to create their own path. I’m for it! {the Guardian}

Suspect Held Without Bond In Murder Of 7-Year-Old Heaven Sutton – Chicago police have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of 7-year-old Heaven Sutton. Let’s hope her family gets some justice and the city’s residents are inspired to put down their weapons. {Newsone}

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  • Right as Rain

    Spanking Linked to Mental Illness, Says Study – More reasons not to spank. A study of over 34,000 people found that being spanked “significantly increased the risk of developing mental health issues as adults.” Yikes.

    That is not surprising at all.

  • Anderson Cooper Coming Out……..lol.

  • I am still spanking minez REGARDLESS!!! You show out, I’ll show you the way back to the fold of correctness!