News From Around the Web: April 6 Edition

April 6th, 2012

In today’s top news, Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy, is “devastated” by her daughter’s autopsy report, pioneering Black journalist Gil Noble has died and it looks like the U.S. Senate may be without Black representation for the next few years.

Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy, is “devastated” by released autopsy report. [BET]

Black jobless rate decreased slightly in March. [BET]

Pioneering Black journalist Gil Noble has died. [BET]

The U.S. Senate may be without Black representation for the next few years. [CNN]

Maryland’s self-proclaimed Mega Millions winner now says she has lost the winning ticket. [MSNBC]

Coca Cola Co. has cut ties with group which supports “Stand Your Ground” laws. [Reuters]

Evicted 101-year-old Detroit woman gets her home back. [AP]

The internet is abuzz over Beyoncé’s new Tumblr blog. [BET]

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly dating. [BET]

Malawi’s president has died. [Telegraph]

London police are under investigation for claims of racism. [CNN]

Mali’s Tuareg rebels have declared independence and are seeking recognition of their “Azawad” nation. [VOA]


  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious


News From Around the Web: April 5 Edition

April 5th, 2012

In today’s top news, Whitney Houston’s autopsy report confirms “white powder” found in hotel room, five former New Orleans police officers sentenced for Hurricane Katrina shootings and a new study shows that many whites and republicans are tired of Trayvon Martin coverage.

Whitney Houston’s autopsy report confirms “white powder” found in hotel room. [BET]

Five former New Orleans police officers sentenced for Hurricane Katrina shootings. [BET]

Study: Whites, republicans tired of Trayvon Martin coverage. [CNN]

Tyler Perry claims he was racially profiled by police. [BET]

Jesse Jackson’s daughter to work for FOX News. [Examiner]

Congressional Black Caucus members introduce Trayvon Martin legislation. [BET]

KKK accidentally sends membership letter to Black person. [CBS]

Connecticut senate repeals the state’s death penalty. [MSNBC]

Syria violence continues as U.N. peace team arrives. [BBC]

Mali’s rebels declare ceasefire. [BBC]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious

News From Around the Web: April 3 Edition

April 3rd, 2012

In today’s top news, five people are dead after a shooting at an Oakland university, new evidence is revealed in the Trayvon Martin case and a California appeals court holds up the state’s affirmative action ban for university admissions.

Five dead in Oakland university shooting.  [BET]

New evidence revealed in Trayvon Martin case. [CNN]

California appeals court holds up the state’s affirmative action ban for university admissions. [Reuters]

President Bill Clinton hopes the Trayvon Martin tragedy will cause people to re-think “Stand Your Ground” law. [ABC]

Kentucky wins NCAA championship and celebratory riot leaves at least one person shot. [ABC]

Hunger Games tops $250 million at the box office. [BET]

Obesity rate may be underestimated. [CNN]

Michelle Obama to take part in The Biggest Loser. [BET]

Co-founder of largest Black bank dies. [Chicago Sun-Times]

U.S. joins $100 million aid pledge for Syria. [Democracy Now]

U.N. chief says world should be happy, not just rich. [MSNBC]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious

News From Around the Web: April 2 Edition

April 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, Oprah wants to interview Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, Florida NAACP condemns Al Sharpton’s call for civil disobedience if Zimmerman isn’t arrested soon and police in California gun down an unarmed Black teen.

Oprah wants to interview George Zimmerman. [BET]

Florida NAACP condemned Al Sharpton’s call for civil disobedience if George Zimmerman isn’t arrested soon. [WKMG]

Police in California gun down an unarmed Black teen. [RT]

Lil Boosie will receive anonymous jury in murder-for-hire case. [BET]

Some of Whitney Houston’s iconic clothes and jewelry fetched $80k at an auction Saturday. [CNN]

U.K. police brutality and racism caught on tape. [CNN]

Britain authorizes an intelligence agency to monitor all phone calls, emails, texts and online activities in the country. [Reuters]

Thousands of homes nationwide are priced at $10k or less. [MSNBC]

Study shows the HPV virus lasts longer in young Black women. [AACR]

Hillary Clinton warns Syria of “serious repercussions” if cease fire doesn’t begin. [MSNBC]

Kony 2012 sequel to be released tomorrow. [ABC]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious

News From Around the Web: March 30 Edition

March 30th, 2012

In today’s top news, Veteran rapper E-40 muses on the Trayvon Martin tragedy, a white supremacist hacks Trayvon Martin’s email account and publishes messages online and a witness of Trayvon Martin’s killing comes forward with details.

Veteran rapper E-40 muses on the Trayvon Martin tragedy. [BET]

A white supremacist hacks Trayvon Martin’s email account and publishes messages online. [Gawker]

Witness of Trayvon Martin’s killing comes forward with details. [CNN]

Two FAMU professors allegedly present during hazing are place on leave. [AP]

Nick Cannon to head new comedy series. [BET]

Every senior at the all-male, all-African-American Urban Prep is admitted to college. [Chicago Tribune]

U.N. orders immediate cease-fire in Syria. [MSNBC]

Freeway Rick Ross responds to losing lawsuit against rapper Rick Ross. [BET]

The number of autistic children has risen 78 percent in the last decade. [CNN]

West African regional bloc ECOWAS gives Mali coup leaders 72 hours to step down. [AJE]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious

News from Around the Web: March 29 Edition

March 29th, 2012

In today’s top news, Trayvon Martin’s shooter appears uninjured in a surveillance video despite claims of self-defense, Spike Lee wrongly links elderly couple to George Zimmerman and a white alumni of Howard’s law school is credited with starting Trayvon Martin’s online petition.

Trayvon Martin’s shooter appears uninjured in video despite claims of self-defense. [BET]

Spike Lee wrongly links elderly couple to George Zimmerman. [BET]

White alumni of Howard’s law school is credited with starting Trayvon Martin’s online petition. [MSNBC]

Bobby Brown faces six months in jail following official DUI charge. [BET]

Florida teen gets life sentence for murdering two British tourists. [Guardian]

Criminal charges filed against JetBlue pilot who suffered a mental breakdown mid-flight. [Reuters]

Drinking alcohol may raise a woman’s risk for breast cancer. [HealthDay]

Overall cancer rates for U.S. are down. [CBS]

The National Rifle Association is selling hoodies that can conceal a gun. [MiamiNewTimes]

Delegation of west African leaders cancels Mali rebel negotiations. [BBC]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious

News From Around the Web: March 28 Edition

March 28th, 2012

In today’s top news, Chaka Khan and friends record Trayvon Martin tribute, Magic Johnson and partners make record purchase of L.A. Dodgers for $2 billion and the Supreme Court holds its final day of arguments on Obama’s historic health care law

Chaka Khan and friends record Trayvon Martin tribute. [BET]

Magic Johnson and partners buy L.A. Dodgers for $2 billion. [AP]

Supreme Court holds its final day of arguments on Obama’s historic health care law. [Reuters]

Gas prices reach $4 and above in 10 states and Washington. D.C. [CNN]

Some Hunger Games fans post racist comments to Twitter in disappointment over casting of Black actors. [BET]

Basketball Wives star Tami Roman suffers a mild heart attack. [BET]

U.N. human rights chief says Syria is targeting children. [BBC]

The Red Cross considers building a hotel in Haiti. [AP]

Mega Millions jackpot reaches record $476 million. [MSNBC]

France seeks arrest of Equitorial Guinea president’s  “playboy” son for money laundering. [Reuters]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious

News From Around the Web: March 27 Edition

March 27th, 2012

In today’s top news, Bobby Brown is arrested for driving under the influence, Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with colon cancer and a New Orleans police officer is suspended after an insensitive post about Trayvon Martin.

Bobby Brown is arrested for driving under the influence. [BET]

Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with colon cancer. [BET]

New Orleans police officer suspended after insensitive post about Trayvon Martin. [CNN]

Some Hunger Games fans were disappointed to see characters played by Blacks in the film adaptation. [MSNBC]

Parents of Trayvon Martin to appear on Capitol Hill in a forum on racial profiling. [CNN]

The distinctive pink hue of Starbucks’s Strawberrry Frappuccino come from insects. [ABC]

Syria accepts former U.N. chief Kofi Annan’s six-point plan for peace. [AJE]

Gunmen in Nigeria attack the U.S. Embassy. [Vanguard]

Credit report websites are being used by hackers to sell private information. [MSNBC]

Study shows too much sitting can be hazardous to health. [HealthDay]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious

News From Around the Web: March 26 Edition

March 26th, 2012

In today’s top news, BET News to air an exclusive Trayvon Martin special tonight, the New Black Panther Party offers $10K for capture of Trayvon’s killer, George Zimmerman, and the Supreme Court begins three days of hearings on challenges to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

BET to air exclusive Trayvon Martin news special. [BET]

New Black Panther Party offers $10K for capture of Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman. [Chicago Tribune]

Supreme Court begins three days of hearings on challenges to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. [NYT]

Some church leaders and members wore hoodies this Sunday in honor of Trayvon Martin. [Yahoo]

IRS to garnish rapper Nas’s wages. [BET]

Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack has been hospitalized for pneumonia. [BET]

Wife of Afghan massacre suspect Robert Bales says “he would not do that.” [CNN]

McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s eaters among the most unhealthy fast food customers. [MSNBC]

Oil is discovered in Kenya. [BBC]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious

News From Around the Web: March 23 Edition

March 23rd, 2012

In today’s top news, the coroner’s report reveals Whitney Houston drowned, Sanford police chief Bill Lee and county prosecutor Norm Wolfinger step down over Trayvon Martin case and singer El DeBarge is cleared of drug possession charges.

Coroner’s report reveals Whitney Houston drowned. [BET]

Sanford police chief Bill Lee and county prosecutor Norm Wolfinger step down over Trayvon Martin case. [AP]

Singer El DeBarge is cleared of drug possession charges. [BET]

Gun sales are on the rise. [MSNBC]

Audit of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority shows accounting problems which bolster lawsuit. [AP]

Right wing blog calls Farrakhan’s tweets in support of Trayvon Martin “veiled threats.” [BLAZE]

A California school counselor taped his students having sex. [CNN]

Rapper Tyga speaks out on the Omaha, Nebraska, shooting that wounded a member of his crew. [BET]

Nokia eyes tattoos that communicate with your cellphone. [CNN]

African nations call for a Nigerian to head the World Bank. [BBC]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious