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Starbucks Wants to Discuss Race, NFL Star Retires Early to Avoid Head Injury and "Empire" Stars Jussie Smollett and Yazz Perform

By The View | Mar 18th, 2015

Co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace  and guest co-hosts Raven-Symoné and Samantha Ponder discuss the latest hot topics and "Empire" Stars Jussie Smollett and Yazz Perform.

Hot Topic: Expresso Yourself
Starbucks has launched a new campaign to start a dialogue about race. "The View" co-hosts debate if it is appropriate or even feasible to have this type of conversation while trying to get your coffee.

Hot Topic: Quit Happens
Chris Borland at age 24 has chosen to retire from the NFL as he does not want to risk a head injury.  This prompts "The View" co-hosts to ask if most athletes today play for the love of the game or for the love of money.

Hot Topic: Cheney Blasts Obama
Former Vice President Dick Cheney in a new Playboy article says President Obama is the worst President and also accuses him of playing the race card. Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace disagree on whether President Obama has been harshly criticized due to his race.

"Empire" Stars Jussie Smollett and Bryshere "Yazz" Gray
Jussie Smollett and Bryshere "Yazz" Gray are excited about the "Empire" soundtrack beating Madonna's new album to be number one on the charts.  Jussie Smollett talks about using Instagram to get an audition for "Empire."  Both Jussie and Yazz credit their success to their mothers.

Becky Hammon on "The View": First Female NBA Assistant Coach
Becky Hammon, the first female full time NBA assistant coach, talks about her position with the San Antonio Spurs and working with Head Coach Gregg Popovich.

Jussie Smollett and Yazz Perform "You're So Beautiful"
Stars of Fox's "Empire" Jussie Smollett and Bryshere "Yazz" Gray perform live for the first time on television the song "You're So Beautiful.”