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News From Around the Web: March 10 Edition

March 10th, 2014

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In today’s news, Attorney General Eric Holder vows to reverse the rising number of heroin deaths; a Chicago rapper, known for his “Shooters” song, has been charged with murder; and there is still no sign of the missing Malaysian Airlines aircraft.

Attorney General Eric Holder vows to fight rising heroin deaths. [CNN]

Chicago rapper, known for “Shooters” song, charged with murder. [LA Times]

Days later, no sign of Malaysian Airlines aircraft. [CNN]

Four Nigerian men get 20 lashes for “homosexual offenses.” [BBC]

Study: Millennials confused about their politics, finances and culture. [Atlantic]

There is tension in the Republican Party over gay rights. [LA Times]

Beyoncé, other stars seek to empower women in new campaign. [cocoafab.com]

Should Tiger Woods rest before he returns? [ESPN]

Howard University students prepare for alternative spring break. [BET]

Kenyan president and cabinet to take pay cut. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 9 Edition

January 9th, 2014

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In today’s news, the Obama administration is focusing on surveillance and the economy in today’s agenda; a march in North Carolina aims to recharge the civil rights movement; and Dennis Rodman apologizes for comments in North Korea.

Obama focuses on surveillance, the economy. [CNN]

North Carolina march aims to recharge civil rights movement. [BET]

Dennis Rodman apologizes for North Korea outburst, says he’d been drinking. [CNN]

Jahi McMath gets feeding and breathing tubes. [Time]

Swearing toddler in “thug” video taken into protective custody. [CNN]

Super PAC raises $4 million for possible Hillary Clinton run. [CBS]

Central African Republic crisis: President Djotodia future in balance. [BBC]

Federal government offers new approach to classroom discipline. [BET]

Kanye West threatens legal action against Coinye programmers. [NY Daily News]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 20 Edition

December 20th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama commutes the sentences of eight cocaine offenders; Target said about 40 million credit cards may have been compromised in its stores; and after four decades in Congress, Charles Rangel says he will run for a 23rd term.

Obama commutes sentences of eight crack cocaine offenders. [LA Times]

Target says 40 million credit cards may have been compromised. [KSTP]

After four decades in Congress, Charles Rangel will seek 23rd term. [BET]

Tackling the racial gap in breast cancer survival. [NY Times]

Bankruptcy manager in Detroit to divide duties with mayor. [NY Times]

Kobe Bryant’s injury puts Lakers’ future in jeopardy. [USA Today]

Judge rules homeowner must stand trial in Renisha McBride death [BET]

Ugandan parliament passes law to ban miniskirts. [BBC]

Mariah Carey slammed by human rights group over concert in Angola. [Eonline]

Dennis Rodman lands in North Korea to train basketball team. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Nov. 18 Edition

November 18th, 2013

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In today’s news, tornadoes devastate areas in the Midwest, killing six people; the extension of benefits for the nation’s unemployed is set to end; and as the Philippines cleans up, there is a lingering problem about people who were displaced by Typhoon Haiyan.

Tornadoes rip through Midwest, killing 6 and devastating neighborhoods. [CNN]

Extension of benefits for jobless is set to end. [NY Times]

As cleanup begins, displaced pose a challenge for Philippines. [NY Times]

President Obama taps Debo Adegbile to lead DOJ Civil Rights Division. [BET]

Obamas, Clintons to visit JFK grave site Wednesday. [Business Week]

After launching a video, UCLA student becomes champion of diversity. [BET]

“The Best Man Holiday” nearly causes upset against ‘Thor.” [Contactmusic.com]

Jordan Hill’s career game carries Lakers to 114-99 win over Pistons. [LA Times]

NASA to launch robotic explorer to Mars. [Fox]

South African President Jacob Zuma visits Nelson Mandela. [Kansas City Star]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 26

August 26th, 2013

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In Monday’s top news, thousands gathered to commemorate March on Washington; Egypt’s military is seeking to use religion to quell the ranks; and the Justice Department is seeking to block a school voucher program in Louisiana.

Marching for Martin Luther King’s dream: “The task is not done.” [BET]

Egypt military enlists religion to quell ranks. [NY Times]

Justice Department tries to block Louisiana’s school voucher program. [Fox]

Chicago students begin classes after school closures. [Fox]

Colin Powell calls verdict in Trayvon Martin killing “questionable.” [NY Daily News]

Ohio student says racist postings were meant as a joke. [Kansas City Star]

Arthur Ashe’s legacy on display at US Open. [NY Times]

Justin Timberlake wins top prize at MTV Video Awards. [Hollywood Reporter]

Instagram, Vine and Netflix hit by Amazon glitch. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: July 26 Edition

July 26th, 2013

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In today’s news,  Juror B29 in the Zimmerman trial said that the shooter of Trayvon Martin “got away with murder;” Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department will challenge voting laws in various states; and an Ohio gun group raised $12,000 for George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman juror: George Zimmerman got away with murder. [BET]

Justice Department to challenge states’ voting laws. [Washington Post]

Ohio firearms group raises $12K for George Zimmerman. [Orlando Sentinel]

Will Bloomberg’s veto of police monitor stand? [BET]

Anthony Weiner says he may have had online relationships with three women after Congress. [Politico]

Why breast cancer is more likely to kill Black women. [LA Times]

Caribbean nations propose slavery compensation plans. [Guardian]

San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick: a man of action and few words [LA Times]

Chiwoniso Maraire, one of Zimbabwe’s most popular singers, dies at 37. [BBC]

Google makes another TV push with $35 Chromecast device. [Wall Street Journal]

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News From Around the Web: July 15 Edition

July 15th, 2013

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In the top news, George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin; President Obama called the death of the 17-year-old Trayvon Martin a national tragedy; and Nelson Mandela might be discharged soon, a former South African president said.

George Zimmerman found not guilty in death of Trayvon Martin. [BET]

President Obama calls Trayvon’s death a “tragedy for America.” [BET]

Mandela could be discharged soon, former South African president says. [Fox]

Egypt freezes assets of Muslim Brotherhood leaders. [BBC]

Holder announces major changes to leak probe guidelines. [USA Today]

Abortion top issue again for 2014 elections in U.S. [AP]

Sprinters Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell fail tests as doping scandal hits athletics. [Reuters]

Jay-Z to tour with wife, Beyoncé. [Mirror]

Blood drive protests FDA ban on gay donors. [ABC]

Boko Haram leader calls for more attacks in Nigeria after dorm killings. [Guardian]

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News From Around the Web: May 14 Edition

May 14th, 2013

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In today’s news, Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of murder; Detroit’s emergency financial manager, Kevyn Orr, says the city’s fiscal health is worse than anticipated; and two waiters were arrested for the death of Malcolm X’s grandson.

Philadelphia abortion doctor guilty of murder in late-term procedures. [NY Times]

Detroit’s emergency financial manager paints a bleak picture. [BET]

Two waiters arrested in killing of Malcolm X’s grandson. [USA Today]

Plano, Texas, elects first African-American mayor. [Pegasus News]

Lawmakers criticize Justice Department over AP phone records grab. [Fox]

Obama attends fundraisers in NY to raise money for 2014. [NY1]

Detroit NAACP sues Michigan over emergency manager. [M-Live]

Thieves target Justin Beiber concert in South Africa. [BBC]

Civil rights groups say assault on voting continues in 2013. [BET]

Ghana’s state media gets infrastructure for digital migration. [Ghana Business News]

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News From Around the Web: April 5

April 5th, 2013

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In today’s top news, Black unemployment dropped to 13.3 percent, President Obama will propose cutting Social Security, Medicare and other government benefits in new budget and a federal judge ruled to make a common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages.

The national unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent, while Black unemployment dropped to 13.3 percent. [BET]

As part of his new budget, President Obama will propose cutting Social Security, Medicare and other government benefits. [LA Times]

A federal judge ruled Friday that the government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages. [NY Times]

Attorney General Eric Holder said Martin Luther King Jr. “would not yet be satisfied” with the progress the nation has made on protecting voting rights. [Black Voices]

A murder suspect in Mississippi was found dead after he shot and killed Eric Smith, a homicide detective, inside an interrogation room on Thursday. [CBS]

Ex-Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll opened up about her resignation after being tied to a veterans charity that is under federal investigation for gambling. [BET]

Roger Ebert, who died at the age of 70 Thursday, was a champion of Black film. [The Grio]

Two missiles have been loaded onto mobile launchers in North Korea and are ready to be launched, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Friday. [CNN]

A building collapsed in the Mumbai suburb of Thane, India, leaving 45 people dead. [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 12 Edition

December 12th, 2012


In today’s top news, George Zimmerman’s request to remove his monitoring device was denied, Attorney General Eric Holder suggests automatic voter registration and Michigan’s union-weakening “right to work” bills were signed into law.

A Florida judge denied George Zimmerman’s request to remove his monitoring device. [BET]

Attorney General Eric Holder suggests automatic voter registration. [Bloomberg]

Michigan’s union-weakening “right to work” bills were signed into law. [CNN]

The controversial “drum major” inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial will be removed. [CNN]

A masked gunman opened fire in an Oregon shopping mall, killing two people before taking his own life. [USATODAY]

A Black meteorologist was fired after responding to a racial remark on her employer’s Facebook page. [Maynard Institute]

T.I. has organized a charity in support of homeless veterans. [BET]

Legendary hip hop group Public Enemy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [BET]

Ghana’s opposition party affirmed that it will contest the results of last week’s presidential election. [AP]

Lagos, Nigeria is the first African city to get a Monopoly board. [BBC]

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