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News You Should Know: Aug. 7 Edition

August 7th, 2012

In today’s top news, Sikh temple gunman fronted a white supremacist rock band, Usain Bolt might become the first Olympian man to win consecutive gold medals in the 200m and Kevin Durant leads the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team in an explosive win.

Kevin Durant leads the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team in an explosive win against Argentina. [WaPo]

Wisconsin shooting gunman Wade Michael Page fronted a white supremacist rock band. [NYT]

Usain Bolt might become the first Olympian man to win consecutive gold medals in the 200 meter race. [HuffPo]

The rift between Apple and Google grows as new version of  iPhone drops YouTube app. [WSJ]

Death toll rises in Philippine capital as torrential rain flooding leaves thousands stranded. [CBS]

An Ohio husband shot his terminally ill wife as she laid in her hospital bed. [NBC]

Weight training might help prevent type 2 diabetes. [Boston]

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New You Should Know: July 31 Edition

July 31st, 2012

In today’s top news, Michael Phelps might make Olympic history again, Obama asks Bill Clinton to make a case for his re-election and a recently signed NFL player commits suicide.

NFL player O.J. Murdock kills himself in front of his former high school, police say. [CNN]

Obama asks Bill Clinton to make a case for his re-election at the Democratic National Convention. [BET]

Michael Phelps might make Olympic history again tonight. [AP]

Another Olympian is expelled from the games for a racist tweet. [WaPo]

China’s 16-year-old Olympian swimming champ denies dope allegations. [CNN]

Iranian president takes a jab at Mitt Romney’s controversial Israel trip. [AP]

A blackout leaves 600 million residents without power in India. [NPR]

Islamist occupiers stone an unwed couple to death in Mali. [Al Jazeera]

Rumor has it that Apple will announce the next iPhone and “mini iPad” this September. [NBCNews]

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News You Should Know: July 23 Edition

July 23rd, 2012

Michael Jackson's mother is found after reported missing

In today’s top news, Michael Jackson’s mother is reportedly no longer missing, Usher’s stepson Kyle Glover is taken off life support, and politicians reconsider gun laws after movie shooting.

Usher’s stepson Kyle Glover passed away this weekend. [BET]

Politicians are considering tighter federal gun laws after Aurora movie shooting. [CNN]

Michael Jackson’s mother, who was reported as missing, is reportedly “fine.” [BET]

Rupert Murdoch has stepped down from the boards of News Corp’s U.K. newspapers. [FT]

BET, MTV, Nickelodeon and other channels return to DirecTV subscribers. [Chicago Times]

Apple predicts a dip in earnings as consumers hold out for the new iPhone. [Bloomberg]

Penn State’s removal of Joe Paterno statue incites anger within the university’s community. [MSNBC]

Eating less salt could prevent stroke and cancer deaths. [BBC]

CDC: 1 in 13 women drink alcohol during pregnancy despite major health risks. [ABC]

South Sudanese runner will race under the Olympic flag after denying Sudan’s offer. [REUTERS]

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News from Around the Web: April 12 Edition

April 12th, 2012

In today’s top news, George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, says she thinks George Zimmerman made a mistake in shooting her son and the Beverly Hills police have closed the investigation into Whitney Houston’s death, finding no foul play.

George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of Trayvon Martin. [BET]

Trayvon Martin’s mother says she thinks George Zimmerman made a mistake in shooting her son.  [MSNBC]

The Beverly Hills police have closed the investigation into Whitney Houston’s death, finding no foul play.  [BET]

Bobbi Kristina reportedly plans to star in a new reality show. [BET]

U.S. Justice Department is suing Apple for conspiring with publishers to rig e-book prices. [MSNBC]

An independent report on the Hardest Hit Housing Markets program says more could be done to aid struggling homeowners. [CNN]

Connecticut plans to repeal the death penalty. [CNN]

April is National STD Awareness Month. [BET]

South Sudan ignores U.N. calls to remove troops from disputed oil field. [BBC]

Protests break out in Syria as troops withdraw in compliance with ceasefire. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 15 Edition

February 15th, 2012

In today’s top news, Chaka Khan calls Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy party “insanity,” Whitney Houston’s family chooses to have a private funeral for the singer and Beyoncé gets back to business following the birth of Blue Ivy.

Chaka Khan says Clive Davis should have canceled his pre-Grammy party in the wake of Whitney Houston’s death. [BET]

Whitney Houston’s family chooses to have a private funeral for the singer. [CNN]

Beyoncé gets back to business following the birth of Blue Ivy. [BET]

One woman spends a year only shopping at Black businesses. [MotherJones]

Nicki Minaj explains her striking Grammy performance. [BET]

Nearly 600 Ugandan girls have been forced into the Malaysian sex trade. [TheMonitor]

Ray J dishes about his friendship with Whitney Houston. [BET]

Apple vows to improve worker’s conditions. [CNN]

Hispanic workforce expected to outpace that of Blacks and whites by 2020. [BET]

FDA finds lead in 400 popular lipsticks. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 4. Edition

January 4th, 2012

(Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

In today’s top news, Mitt Romney came out on top in Iowa, Dennis Rodman is making a topless comeback to basketball and Michael Jackson’s doctor gets stripped of his medical license.

Mitt Romney takes victory in the Iowa caucuses. [BET]

Chicago’s chief of police is suspended for excessive use of force in a low-income area. [CNN]

Dennis Rodman to lead topless female basketball team. [BET]

Sickle cell keeps Steelers player Ryan Clark out of upcoming playoff game. [CNN]

Judge rules that a Black church is the rightful owner of a KKK shop. [BET]

BP and Halliburton still pointing fingers over the 2010 oil spill. [CNN]

Lawsuit alleges inequality among Maryland’s higher education funding. [FOX]

Dr. Conrad Murray is stripped of his medical license. [BET]

Children of late rapper Eazy-E to star in N.W.A. biopic. [BET]

Man crosses U.S. border with nothing but a copy of his passport on his iPad. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 1 Edition

December 1st, 2011

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In today’s top news, Black experts address community myths on World AIDS Day, Rwanda is deemed corruption free, and Oprah’s first class of South African ‘dreamgirls’ celebrate graduation.

Jahessye Shockley’s mother released from police without charges. [NYT]

Oprah’s South African school celebrates its first graduates. [AP]

Occupy camps cleared in L.A., Philly. [BET]

Al Sharpton’s MSNBC gig proves to be a ratings hit. [MSNBC]

Rwanda reportedly free of corruption. [Reuters]

Texas man gets 37 years in prison for bombing church. [Reuters]

Experts dispel Black myths on World AIDS Day. [BET]

Americans forfeit billions in vacation days each year. [CNN]

Apple defends against claims that its smartphone ‘assistant’ Siri is anti-abortion. [BBC]

Sheriff lands in the same jail that bears his name after meth scandal. [MSNBC]

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From Around the Web: Oct. 18 Edition

October 18th, 2011

From the Republican presidential debate to Apple’s big flop, the most buzzed-about stories from around the Web.

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain

Debates have had consequences this time around. [CNN]

Las Vegas Republican debate: what to watch for. [Washington Post]

In rare miss, Apple’s fourth quarter earnings disappoint. [MSNBC]

Will and Jada among new owners of 76ers. [The Grio]

Record deportations of illegal immigrants under Obama. [The Hill]

Million Man March, Farrakhan forgotten at MLK dedication. [News One]

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From Around the Web: Oct. 10 Edition

October 10th, 2011

The top stories creating buzz from around the web.

Q&A: Egypt’s tensions explained. [CNN]

U.S. stocks soar amid optimism over Europe [MSNBC]

Hank Williams Jr. defends Obama-Hitler analogy in song [The Grio]

Apple: iPhone 4S pre-orders top 1 million. [Washington Post]

Netflix Learns its lesson, backtracks on Qwikster [Forbes]

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iPod Nano 5G: Little Package Doing Big Things

September 16th, 2009

ipod nano 5G

By Sherri L. Smith, BlackWeb20.com

Just when I thought Apple had done everything it could possibly do with an iPod, they go and cook up the 5G Nano. Looking at specs for the latest Nano, Steve Jobs apparently has quite a few tricks up his sleeve. And when I saw the first screenshots of the techie goodness,  I had never been so happy to be wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

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