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BLKWRAP: Confirmations, Condemnations and Charades

This week's roundup in pop culture, policy, and politics.
/ Source: NBC News

Asking any woman her age is usually a taboo and dangerous act—unless you are an adorable little girl and the woman you’re asking is the First Lady of the United States.

During the annual Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day celebration at the White House, a little girl can be heard asking FLOTUS how old she is. After the First Lady says, “I’m 51” the little girl responds, “you’re too young for 51!”

Take note: That is what eating your veggies and dancing can do for you. #LetsMove

Pop Off of the Week: Dr. Dyson vs. Dr. West: What happens when two academics have major beef? A 10,000-word intellectual, shade bearing, tea spilling, take down. In an op-ed (more like mini novella) for the New Republic, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson uses every drop of toner in his printer, not to mention every SAT word known to man, to deliver the most biting critique of his one-time mentor Dr. Cornell West. Take a gander at what a READ looks like when you boast multiple degrees:

The volatility that West said roils his personal relations may also mar his political ones. Now he lumbers into his future, punch-drunk from too many fights unwisely undertaken, facing a cruel reality: His greatest opponent isn’t Obama, Sharpton, Harris-Perry, or me. It is the ghost of a self that spits at him from his own mirror.

Author Michael Eric Dyson on Jan. 30 and professor/activist Dr. Cornel West on October 13,2014.Scott Roth, Charles Rex Arbogast / AP

Poliwood Round-Up: Trending Topics in the #BlackTwitterverse This Week

Trend of the Week: #BrittneyGriner: In what appears to be a disturbing turn of events, WNBA star Brittney Griner and her fiance fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, were arrested on charges assault and disorderly conduct for a domestic argument that turned physical. In response to a call made from the residence, police arrived to find Griner bloodied, suffering from scratches, and a bite wound and Johnson bleeding from her lip. Neither woman wanted to press charges but both were arrested for what police are reporting a domestic-violence offense.

Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury and her fiancee, Glory Johnson #25 of the Tulsa Shock, run during a WNBA All-Star Cares event on July 18, 2014 at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona.Barry Gossage / Getty Images

THREE: Show Me the Receipts: In an interview with ‘Sway in the Morning’, actress Mo’Nique set out to clear her good name. Several weeks ago Mo’Nique stunned 'Empire' fans when she said that director Lee Daniels offered her the role of 'Cookie Lyon' played by Taraji P. Henson. Both Daniels and writing partner Danny Strong tried to discredit the Academy Award winner’s claim—that is until she produced the emails to Sway. Looks as if Mo’Nique gets to have the last word—redemption.

Director/producer Lee Daniels and actress/comedian Mo'Nique. Both photos were taken in April 2015.Tommaso Boddi, Robin Marchant / Getty Images

WATCH: email reading begins at the 6:57 mark:

TWO: #WeAreBlackbird: Blackbird is a coming of age story about a young black devout Christian boy struggling with his sexual identity in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This groundbreaking film on faith, sexual identity and abduction is directed by Patrik-Ian Polk, starring Academy Award winner Mo-Nique, 'Grey’s Anatomy' alum Isaiah Washington and newcomer Julian Walker. 'Blackbird' hits select theaters, Friday, April 24.

ONE: Confirmed!: After five months of Republican posturing, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, finally held the floor vote to confirm Loretta Lynch. There have been numerous calls for the vote, most notably from her Delta Sigma Theta soros who have been by her side since her initial hearings. Lynch now becomes the first African-American woman to be appointed Attorney General of the United States. The Obama Administration makes history yet again.

Loretta Lynch is sworn in to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on her nomination to be U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this January 28, 2015 photo.KEVIN LAM / Reuters