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News From Around the Web: Dec. 7 Edition

December 7th, 2012

In today’s top news, the Labor Department announced more African-Americans found jobs in November, Trenton, N.J. mayor Tony Mack and his brother were indicted and George Zimmerman  is suing NBC for editing 911 tapes to make him look like a racist.

More African-Americans found jobs in November. [BET]

Trenton, N.J. mayor Tony Mack and his brother were indicted for extortion, bribery and mail and wire fraud. [BET]

George Zimmerman says he is suing NBC for editing 911 tapes to make him look like a racist. [BET]

A recent poll shows Illinois voters wouldn’t mind voting for Senator Michelle Obama. [Grio]

L.A.’s oldest Black church sues its former pastor. [Grio]

Wendy Williams says Beyoncé talks like she only has a fifth grade education. [HuffPo]

Four top mobile carriers are setting up a service to allow users to text emergencies to “911.” [Reuters]

A Penn State sorority is being investigated after photos of a racist, Mexican costume party surfaced. [Yahoo!]

South Africa bids to become the call center capital of the world. [CNN]

Ghana votes in parliamentary and presidential elections today. [BBC]

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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: Aug. 15 Edition

August 15th, 2012


In today’s top news, Evelyn Lozada has filed for divorce from Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, Vice President Joe Biden said Mitt Romney’s policies would “put y’all back in chains” and George Zimmerman won’t rely on a “Stand Your Ground” defense at trial.

Evelyn Lozada has filed for divorce from Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson. [BET]

Vice President Joe Biden said Mitt Romney’s policies would “put y’all back in chains.” [CNN]

George Zimmerman’s attorney says he won’t rely on a “Stand Your Ground” defense in his upcoming murder trial. [FOX]

Condoleezza Rice is hitting the campaign trail on behalf of rising GOP star Mia Love. [BET]

The oldest Black church in the U.S. celebrates 225 years. [BET]

Four million Bumbo Baby infant seats have been recalled amid reports of infant skull fractures. [AP]

The U.S. government is considering the use of battlefield blimps along the Mexican border. [MSNBC]

Starting today, undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children may now apply for work without danger of deportation. [CNN]

Olympic athletes from Ivory Coast and Guinea have been added to the roster of those gone AWOL in London. [ThisDay]

IBM plans to open a research lab in Kenya to help combat staggering traffic jams. [BBC]

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News You Should Know: July 16 Edition

July 16th, 2012

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In today’s top news, Lia Neal is the second African-American female to make the U.S. Olympic swimming team, the African Union Commission elects its first woman leader, and recently signed New York Knicks player Jason Kidd is charged with DWI.

Lia Neal, 17,  is the second African-American female to make the U.S. Olympic swimming team. [NYT]

For the first time a woman has been elected to head the 54-nation African Union Commission. [Al-Jazeera]

George Zimmerman wants judge to recuse himself. [ABC]

NAACP turns to Black churches “to dispel HIV myths and spread the truth” in the community. [Washington Post]

New York Knicks player Jason Kidd is charged with DWI after crashing his vehicle this weekend. [CSM]

A child’s waist size  is directly related to her television watching habits, according to a study. [BBC]

Aretha Franklin is the latest celebrity to express an interest in becoming an American Idol judge. [CNN]

MSNBC.com is no more, after NBC and Microsoft dissolve their 16-year partnership. [AP]

Serena Williams wins the Stanford Classic title only a week after her Wimbledon win. [Reuters]

New details emerge in Syria massacre that left over 100 residents dead. [WSJ]

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News From Around the Web: June 11 Edition

June 11th, 2012

In today’s top news, Porgy and Bess wins the Tony award for best musical revival, Atlanta pastor Creflo Dollar seeks to clear up reports that he punched his teenage daughter in a scuffle last week and police are searching for the shooter who killed three and wounded three others near Auburn University this weekend.

Porgy and Bess wins the Tony Award for best musical revival. [AP]

Atlanta pastor Creflo Dollar seeks to clear up reports that he punched his teenage daughter in a scuffle last week. [CNN]

Three people were shot and killed and three others were wounded  at an apartment complex near Auburn University Saturday. [MSNBC]

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg defends stop-and-frisk before a Black congregation Sunday. [NYT]

UNC is fighting allegations of academic fraud after football players were enrolled in an African-American studies course that was never taught. [RNO]

Exonerated of a rape charge, Brian Banks will accept a tryout offer from the Seattle Seahawks. [AP]

Police are looking for the person who shot and killed 19-year-old rapper Lil Phat in Atlanta. [BET]

Mary J. Blige announced she will play Malcolm X’s wife, Betty Shabazz, in an upcoming film. [BET]

Study: Majority of Blacks with hypertension harbor hidden heart disease. [NewsMedical]

Boko Haram strikes two Nigerian churches leaving seven dead. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 16 Edition

May 16th, 2012

In today’s top news, a medical report shows that Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman had a broken nose and other injuries, Trayvon Martin’s autopsy shows he had bruised knuckles at the time of his death and Jay-Z will take a break from recording to focus on parenting Blue Ivy.

Medical report shows George Zimmerman had a broken nose and other injuries after shooting Trayvon Martin. [BET]

Trayvon Martin’s autopsy shows he had bruised knuckles at the time of his death. [WFTV]

Jay-Z will take a break from recording to focus on parenting Blue Ivy. [BET]

Bobby Brown says recording his new album has been “healing.” [BET]

Study says more African-Americans leaving religious faiths each year. [USC]

Florida woman kills her four children before taking her own life. [NYT]

Mississippi lawmaker is fine with women using hangers to perform self-abortions. [MaddowBlog]

Report shows rising child care costs are forcing women to leave behind careers. [TODAY]

Chinese agencies looking for English teachers only seek white applicants. [MSNBC]

Charles Taylor says Hague prosecutors paid witnesses to testify against him in the war crimes trial. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 15 Edition

May 15th, 2012

In today’s top news, Jay-Z says he supports President Obama’s stance on gay marriage, a coalition of Black ministers and civil rights leaders are backing Obama on gay marriage and FAMU’s marching band will be suspended for another year amid the hazing scandal.

Jay-Z says he supports President Obama’s stance on gay marriage. [BET]

A coalition of Black ministers and civil rights leaders are backing Obama on gay marriage. [Politico]

FAMU’s marching band will be suspended for another year amid hazing scandal. [BET]

The shift in support for gay marriage has energized immigrant rights activists. [AP]

Evidence has been filed in the Trayvon Martin case. [Detroit Free Press]

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has ended his campaign for the White House. [CSM]

Rev. Jeremiah Wright says Obama’s team tried to bribe him into silence. [BET]

Baltimore’s oldest Black cemetery is restored with the help of inmates. [Baltimore Sun]

New Orleans rapper Mystikal begins his 90-day sentence for domestic abuse. [BET]

American military advisers are in Uganda prepping troops to battle Somalia’s Al-Shabab militant group. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: May 14 Edition

May 14th, 2012

In today’s top news, the seller of Trayvon Martin gun range targets said he sold out of his entire inventory in just two days, Newsweek magazine crowns Obama America’s first gay president and Black churches wrestle with allegiance to Obama and stance on gay marriage.

Seller of Trayvon Martin gun range targets said he sold out of his inventory in two days. [WKMG]

Newsweek magazine crowns Obama America’s first gay president. [ABC]

Black churches wrestle with allegiance to Obama and stance on gay marriage. [USATODAY]

After 42 years in the House, some predict Rep. Charles Rangel may lose his next primary. [Kansas City Star]

Rapper Lil Boosie found not guilty in murder trial. [BET]

A jury convicted William Balfour of killing Jennifer Hudson’s family. [BET]

Tennis champion Serena Williams makes her rap debut. [BET]

Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, to star in new Lifetime reality show. [Reuters]

A Panamanian castaway is suing Princess Cruises for not coming to his rescue at sea. [AP]

Uganda captures a senior LRA commander and says Kony capture not far off. [MSNBC]

Human rights lawyer calls Niger Hunger Games “on steroids.” [CNN]

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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]

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News From Around the Web: March 14 Edition

March 14th, 2012

New poll shows President Obama’s approval rating is up 50 percent, Black female lawmaker proposes bill to limit men’s access to Viagra and Harlem churches see gospel tourism boom.

Poll shows Obama’s approval rating is up 50 percent. [Reuters]

Black female lawmaker introduces bill to limit men’s access to Viagra. [YahooNews]

Harlem churches see gospel tourism boom on Sundays. [BET]

Rick Santorum takes in two more primary victories. [FOX]

Majority of New Yorkers agree with NYPD spying on Muslims. [USATODAY]

Study shows sex education actually delays sexual activity. [BET]

Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga is found guilty at the Hague. [AllAfrica]

Oprah’s Houston family interview breaks OWN viewership records. [BET]

African-American smokers face additional barriers to quitting. [Florida Times-Union]

Libya seeks to become the next hot tourist destination. [MSNBC]

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