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News From Around the Web: Dec. 13 Edition

December 13th, 2012

In today’s top news, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed now supports gay marriage; census data shows whites to lose majority status in the U.S. by 2043; and Jesse Jackson Jr.’s wife will not seek his old House seat.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed now supports gay marriage. [BET]

Census data shows whites to lose majority status in the U.S. by 2043. [L.A.Times]

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s wife will not seek his old House seat. [BET]

The influence of Michigan’s union-weakening right to work laws may spread across the U.S. [NBCNews]

A$AP Rocky pleads guilty to attempted grand larceny. [BET]

Evelyn Lozada poses naked for PETA. [Grio]

A new study shows that pedestrians who text are four times as likely to be hit by a car. [ABC]

Sean Penn said Port-au-Prince Haiti is no more or less dangerous than Detroit. [AP]

A woman in Spain was arrested for transporting cocaine in her breast implants. [CNN]

The FDA has issued a warning for body parts and human tissue implants that may be tainted. [NBCNews]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 30 Edition

October 30th, 2012

In today’s top news, Hurricane Sandy kills at least 16 in the U.S. and leaves millions without power across the East Coast, Sandy may delay the release of Friday’s job’s report; the last before the election and President Obama says, “I know Black America wants to keep Michelle as first lady.”

Hurricane Sandy kills at least 16 in the U.S. and leaves millions without power, reeling from floods. [CNN]

Sandy may delay the release of Friday’s job’s report; the last before the election. [AP]

In an interview President Obama says, “I know Black America wants to keep Michelle as first lady.” [Grio]

A Florida judge in the Trayvon Martin case refuses to issue a gag order for George Zimmerman’s lawyers. [Reuters]

A study shows Black students feel more prepared for college than other races. [HoustonChronicle]

Cissy Houston and Bobbi Kristina resolve inheritance issues. [BET]

Basketball Wives star Tami Roman inked a six-figure product endorsement deal. [BET]

Scott Storch avoids arrest for child support by paying $20,000 in arrears. [BET]

Tanzania’s capital, Dar es Salaam, gets its first commuter train. [BBC]

Europe’s fashion buyers are looking to Nigeria. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 25 Edition

September 25th, 2012

In today’s top news, today is National Voter Registration Day, a court ruled the Army Corps of Engineers was not responsible for the flooding of New Orleans and President Obama addresses the United Nations.

Today is National Voter Registration Day. [BET]

An appeals court ruled the Army Corps of Engineers was not responsible for the flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. [CNN]

President Obama is slated to give a stern warning to Iran before the United Nations today. [Reuters]

Judge exonerates former L.A. gang member of murder after 19 years in prison. [AP]

George Zimmerman’s brother has spoken out in defense of his family. [FOX]

Home prices rise for the sixth straight month. [Reuters]

Stephon Marbury’s wife will join the cast of Basketball Wives. [BET]

Chris Brown failed a drug test and now faces a probation hearing in November. [BET]

Kenyan public schools have reopened after a three-week teacher strike. [BBC]

Over 20,000 South African road freight employees are on a pay strike. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: June 13 Edition

June 13th, 2012

In today’s top news, George Zimmerman’s wife was arrested for perjury after lying about the couple’s finances, a Georgia KKK branch loses its bid to adopt a stretch of the state’s highway and police in Chicago are working overtime to stem the rising tide of street violence.

George Zimmerman’s wife was arrested for perjury after lying about the couple’s finances. [BET]

A Georgia KKK branch loses its bid to adopt a stretch of the state’s highway. [CNN]

Police in Chicago are working overtime to stem the rising tide of street violence. [ChicagoTribune]

A new documentary chronicles how the Grammy Awards show was reworked in the hectic hours after Whitney Houston’s death. [AP]

Usher, 2Chainz and Big Sean will perform at this year’s BET Awards. [BET]

Creator and executive producer of Basketball Wives,  Shaunie O’Neal, says she plans to fire three cast members. [BET]

Spike Lee warns that Obama supporters cannot rest on their laurels, expecting an easy victory. [Politico]

Waka Flocka Flame says Rick Ross and Jay-Z copied his style. [BET]

Israel has begun its plan to detain and deport more than 200,000 undocumented African migrants. [CNN]

Imprisoned boxer Floyd Mayweather seeks release from solitary confinement on grounds that he is becoming out of shape. [ESPN]

Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, is losing its distinction as “most dangerous city in the world.” [AP]

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News From Around the Web: June 8 Edition

June 8th, 2012

In today’s top news, FAMU’s board of trustees issued a vote of no confidence for President James Ammons, another man allegedly high on bath salts bites a chunk off of someone’s face and  Lauryn Hill is in hot water for failing to pay taxes on $1.8 million in income.

FAMU’s board of trustees issued a vote of no confidence for university president James Ammons over his handling of the hazing scandal. [BET]

Another man allegedly high on bath salts bites a chunk off of someone’s face. [KATC]

The DOJ claims Lauryn Hill failed to pay taxes on $1.8 million in income. [Reuters]

The CDC says nearly 60 percent of teens are texting and driving. [AP]

Suicides among U.S. troops are rising. [AP]

Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada pens a letter to her 7-year-old self. [BET]

Rising rapper Azealia Banks ditches Lady Gaga’s manager for her beau. [BET]

A study shows that regular meditation can help Black teens skirt heart problems later on in life. [ScienceDaily]

A man whose wife was killed in a Nigerian plane crash this weekend is suing Boeing and the estate of the pilot in U.S. court. [CNN]

The Netherlands’ soccer league claims racist chants were yelled at members of the team during a recent training session in Poland. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 10 Edition

May 10th, 2012

In today’s top news, Obama’s support of gay marriage causes campaign contributions to soar, the NAACP is looking to register a record number of teen voters and sponsors have begun backing out of Basketball Wives as show boycott gains steam.

Obama’s support of gay marriage causes campaign contributions to soar. [Buzzfeed]

The NAACP is looking to register a record number of teen voters. [BET]

Sponsors backing out of Basketball Wives as show boycott gains steam. [BET]

Rihanna responds to her Saturday Night Live dress rehearsal controversy. [BET]

Proposed bill would make employer’s Facebook snooping illegal. [MSNBC]

Sony posts a record loss of $5.7 billion. [MSNBC]

A study says that having a  ”pot belly” may put you at an increased risk for sudden cardiac death. [HealthDay]

Russian president Vladimir Putin will skip this year’s G-8 summit chaired by President Obama. [FT]

Africa’s two female presidents have banded together to elevate women on the continent. [IPS]

Charles Taylor fights his 80-year sentence recommendation for war crimes conviction. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: April 26 Edition

April 26th, 2012

In today’s top news, former Liberian leader Charles Taylor has been convicted of war crimes and the Supreme Court appears to be leaning toward support of Arizona’s immigration law.

Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor has been convicted of war crimes. [BET]

The Supreme Court appears to be leaning toward support of Arizona’s immigration law. [Reuters]

Chrysler posts its biggest profit since 1998. [CNN]

College students protested student loan debt on “Trillion Dollar Day.” [Reuters]

Doctors warn American Idol winner Ruben Studdard to lose weight. [BET]

Star Jones wants to organize high-profile Black women against Basketball Wives. [S2S]

Wacka Flocka Flame declares he’ll never work with Wiz Khalifa. [BET]

Many Africans living abroad are returning home amid struggling western economies. [CNN]

The offices of a major Nigerian newspaper were hit by bombs. [BBC]

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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]

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