· Janet Jackson covers the new HX and shares her celebrity girl-crush with Clay Cane. " You know who I think is flawless? Alicia Keys. I think she's absolutely beautiful, such a sweetheart, down to earth. So maybe Alicia Keys." Yeah, maybe ...
· Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi seeks "a grand-jury probe of whether White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White House Counsel Harriett Miers were in contempt of Congress for failing to respond to subpoenas issues as part of the U.S. attorney firing probe. "
· Former professional basketball Earvin "Magic" Johnson tours black churches in Miami and encourages an end to the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS. ''We have a major problem, a crisis in our community and only we can take care of it. Blacks and browns, we need to come together.''
· ACLU: "Terror list" has more than 900,000 names.
· The Boston Globe criticizes Gov. Deval Patrick for only modest growth in the Massachusetts HIV/AIDS prevention budget, encouraging efforts& ; to the& ; "black and Hispanic communities, which are increasingly bearing the brunt of the disease ... Among gay and bisexual men between the ages of 13 and 24 diagnosed with HIV between 2004 and 2006, 53 percent were black or Hispanic."
· Republican senators block Democratic bill "to curb rising home foreclosures."
· New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg writes an op-ed in The New York Times: I'm not running for president ...but if a candidate takes an independent, nonpartisan approach—and embraces practical solutions that challenge party orthodoxy—I’ll join others in helping that candidate win the White House."
· Andrés Duque at Blabbeando reports "an unprecedented move" by Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY) who warns "Puerto Rican legislators that passage of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages in the island might affect the Puerto Rican government's ability to access federal funding in the future. ... [S]uch a measure would make it difficult to ask openly gay Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), the chairman of the Financial Services Committee, for assistance."