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News From Around the Web: March 20 Edition

March 20th, 2014

(Photo: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

In today’s news, Kansas and Arizona have won court approval of changes in voting rules; Tiger Woods withdraws from Arnold Palmer invitational golf competition; and Australia says debris may be from missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

Two states win court approval on voter role changes. [NY Times]

Tiger Woods withdraws from Arnold Palmer invitational. [CBS]

Australia says debris may be from missing Malaysia Airlines jet. [LA Times]

More than 2,000 African migrants rescued off Italy. [BBC]

Congresswoman Donna Edwards wants raise for tipped workers, too. [delmarvanow]

New Jersey student drops her lawsuit against parents. [CNN]

Chicago man charged in 19-month-old girl’s death. [SF Gate]

NY Mayor Bill De Blasio’s approval rating takes hit, poll shows. [CBS]

Vernita Gray, Illinois gay rights advocate, dies. [BET]

Chris Brown is in solitary confinement. [HollywoodGossip]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 26 Edition

February 26th, 2014

(Photos from left: UPI/HO /LANDOV, Courtesy of Jordan Davis Family)

In today’s news, a rally to remember Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis is planned for Times Square in New York; President Obama is pushing for a $300 billion transportation plan; and Jason Collins’ No. 98 jersey is the top seller on the NBA’s website.

Rally to remember Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis to be held in New York. [BET]

Obama to push for $300 billion transportation plan. [LA Times]

Jason Collins’ No. 98 Nets jersey is top seller on NBA.com. [CNN]

Egypt names industrialist and minister as premier. [NY Times]

Delta Airlines joins Apple and others in opposition to anti-gay laws. [Bloomberg]

Kanye West offers 10 years of hits on Late Night. [MTV]

Most Americans support same-sex marriage. [NBC]

Most Democrats want Hillary Clinton to run in 2016; Republicans lukewarm to Gov. Christie. [USA Today]

Obamacare enrollment at 4 million, president says. [Fox]

Uganda police stop protest by opponents of miniskirt ban. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 12 Edition

February 12th, 2014

(Photo: The Florida Times-Union, Bob Mack, Pool)

In today’s news, Michael Dunn, testifying in a first-degree murder case, said he had “no choice” but to shoot Jordan Davis; Attorney General Eric Holder urges states like Alabama to restore the voting rights of ex-inmates; and the White House launches a summit on improving education for Black youth.

Michael Dunn said he had “no choice” but to shoot Jordan Davis. [LA Times]

Eric Holder urges states like Alabama to restore voting rights to ex-inmates. [Tuscaloosa News]

House approves higher debt limit without condition. [NY Times]

White House to launch summit on improving education for Black youth. [BET]

New peace talks begin in South Sudan conflict. [BBC]

Janelle Monae wins Boombox R&B video of the year. [boombox]

Woman at GOP town hall said Obama should be “executed.” [BET]

Deadly ice and snow storm takes aim at U.S. South. [Reuters]

Liberian takes charge of country’s army for first time since civil war. [VOA]

Gov. Christie promoted GOP despite scandal at home. [NPR]

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News From Around the Web: July 2 Edition

July 2nd, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama said that Africa is the next global success story; in the trial of George Zimmerman, there are varying legal opinions on how the two sides are faring; and Egypt’s president has been issued an ultimatum from that nation’s military.

Obama in Tanzania sees Africa as next global economic success. [CNN]

In Zimmerman trial, varying opinions from legal experts. [BET]

Egypt’s president faces ultimatum from military amid public protests. [NY Times]

Mandela birthday celebrations planned in South Africa. [BBC]

Ohio joins Texas in middle of abortion spotlight. [CNN]

BET Awards is top award show on cable among adults 18-49. [Wall Street Journal]

William Gray, former congressman and UNCF head, dies in London. [Washington Post]

Fallen firefighters plunge Arizona into grief. [LA Times]

Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford undergoes cardiac procedure. [The Republic]

Serena Williams knocked out of Wimbledon. [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 4 Edition

December 4th, 2012

In today’s top news, George Zimmerman’s defense releases bloody nose photo, a New York court upheld a $1 million high school racial harassment award and Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas releases her memoir today.

George Zimmerman’s defense releases bloody nose photo.[BET]

A New York court upheld a $1 million high school racial harassment award. [AP]

Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas releases her memoir today. [Grio]

Study shows weak graduation rates for  Black male college athletes. [AP]

An Arizona high school principal is under fire for making two boys hold hands as punishment for fighting. [NBCNews]

Rob Kardashian slams Rita Ora on Twitter after their breakup. [BET]

Tyga admits to his wealthy upbringing after an old video surfaces. [BET]

Nigerian oil tycoon Folorunsho Alakija overtakes Oprah as world’s richest Black woman. [PRWeb]

A U.K. company plans to build massive solar power plant in Ghana. [BBC]

NATO warns Syria against using chemical weapons on its population. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: Nov. 19 Edition

November 19th, 2012

In today’s top news, President Obama says the U.S. will need “a lot of prayer” to deal with the fiscal cliff, reports say Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. secretly returned to work last month and New York police think a serial killer may be taking out local shopkeepers.

President Obama says the U.S. will need “a lot of prayer” to deal with the fiscal cliff. [AP]

Reports say Jesse Jackson Jr. secretly returned to work last month. [WLS]

New York police think a serial killer may be taking out local shopkeepers. [NBCNews]

An Arizona gun shop bans Obama voters. [ABC15]

Billy Dee Williams to guest star on Modern Family. [BET]

Whoopi Goldberg says Nina Simone wanted the Oscar-winner to play her. [BET]

Bobby Brown pleads not guilty to his latest DUI charge. [BET]

The Democratic Republic of Congo rejected an ultimatum by the country’s M23 rebels. [AJE]

China busts a gang behind the production of fake Louis Vuitton handbags. [Reuters]

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News From Around the Web: Nov. 13 Edition

November 13th, 2012

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In today’s top news, Morehouse College names a new president, an accused East Coast rape suspect says women were objects and one anti-Obama CEO gave his employees raises instead of layoffs after President Obama’s re-election.

Morehouse College names a new president. [Atlanta Business Chronicle]

An accused East Coast rape suspect says women were objects. [AP]

One anti-Obama CEO gave his employees raises instead of layoffs after President Obama’s re-election. [CNN]

An Arizona woman ran over her husband with a car for not voting in the presidential election. [Reuters]

A group of Black L.A.pastors is protesting foreclosures on their churches by a Black-owned bank. [L.A. Times]

A judge ruled Halle Berry may not permanently relocate her 4-year-old daughter to France. [BET]

Lauryn Hill responds to Wyclef at a recent concert. [BET]

Shyne responds to Game’s diss song. [BET]

A new commuter train opens in Nairobi, Kenya. [BBC]

South African police arrest 37 in yet another mine protest. [Reuters]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 6 Edition

September 6th, 2012


In today’s top news, former President Bill Clinton gave a rousing speech in support of Barack Obama’s candidacy, a federal judge ruled that Arizona’s “show your papers” law will stand and the Labor Department reports the number of Americans on food stamps hit a record high in June.

Former President Bill Clinton gave a rousing speech in support for Barack Obama’s candidacy. [BET]

A federal judge ruled that Arizona’s “show your papers” law will stand. [AP]

The number of Americans on food stamps hit a record high in June, says the Labor Department. [CNBC]

Jay-Z and Will Smith are producing a new Angela Davis documentary. [BET]

Diddy, 50 Cent and other hip hop giants paid last respects to music exec Chris Lighty at his funeral. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: June 26 Edition

June 26th, 2012

In today’s top news, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of Arizona’s immigration law, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is taking a medical leave of absence after being treated from exhaustion and George Zimmerman makes another attempt at being released from jail.

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of Arizona’s immigration law and ruled against life sentences without parole for juveniles convicted of murder. [BET]

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is taking a medical leave of absence after being treated from exhaustion. [ChicagoTribune]

George Zimmerman makes another attempt at being released from jail. [NYT]

Another violent weekend in Chicago leaves four people dead and others wounded. [ChicagoTribune]

Amber Rose says she is giving up her singing career to start a family with husband Wiz Khalifa. [BET]

Former music exec Jimmy Henchman was indicted for conspiring to kill an associate of rapper 50 Cent. [BET]

A U.S. general says African militant groups have begun training together and sharing resources. [Reuters]

Hundreds are feared dead after deadly landslides hit eastern Uganda. [AFP]

Rodney King’s adult children are soliciting public donations for his burial fund. [TMZ]

Study: Blacks less likely to receive kidney donations. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: May 11 Edition

May 11th, 2012

In today’s top news, FAMU’s band director has stepped down amid the hazing death controversy, Mitt Romney says he’s “fine” with gay couples adopting children and the U.S. Department of Justice is suing an Arizona sheriff for racial profiling and discrimination against Latinos.

FAMU’s band director has stepped down amid hazing controversy. [CNN]

Mitt Romney says he’s “fine” with gay couples adopting children. [National Journal]

U.S. Department of Justice is suing an Arizona sheriff for racial profiling and discrimination against Latinos. [Reuters]

A Black female U.S. Army pioneer says she was mistreated because of her gender. [NYT]

A Florida teacher faces dismissal after disciplining students with a dog collar. [AP]

Kanye West raps about marrying Kim Kardashian. [BET]

Chris Brown and Rihanna feud over lyrics of new song. [BET]

Study shows Black boys at risk for self-harm. [WBLT]

Egypt holds its first televised presidential debate. [MSNBC]

A Nelson Mandela inspired fashion line will debut in the U.S. soon. [BET]

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