News From Around the Web: Jan. 12 Edition

January 12th, 2012

In today’s top news, Haiti marks the somber two-year anniversary of its history-making earthquake, a lawsuit pops the top on racial discrimination at Pepsi, Co., and Jay-Z’s and Beyoncé’s new baby girl is already making history.

Haiti marks two years since a devastating earthquake shook the nation. [BET]

Pepsi shells out $3.1 million in racial bias case. [AP]

Michelle Obama says she has tried to ignore attempts to portray her as an “angry Black woman.” [Sun-Times]

President Obama took in $68 million in campaign funds at the end of 2011. [AP]

Jay-Z’s and Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy, sets a billboard record just days after birth. [WSJ]

Survey: Conflict between rich and poor is strongest in years. [AP]

J-Cole’s “Work Out” goes platinum. [BET]

Director George Lucas says he found out how hard Black Hollywood has it through making Red Tails. [BBC]

Uncle Snoop plans to intervene in Waka Flocka, Wiz Khalifa beef. [BET]

Fuel protests in Nigeria intensify as oil union workers join the fray. [Bloomberg]

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