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Will Same-Sex Romance Sink R&B's Ocean?

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When journalist Anderson Cooper said he's gay in an email, the twitter-verse mostly shrugged. When R&B singer Frank Ocean acknowledged a romance with another man, there was a tidal wave of reaction online. Host Michel Martin and the Barbershop guys discuss that news, and a controversial Independence Day tweet by comedian Chris Rock.
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