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News You Should Know: Aug. 13 Edition

August 13th, 2012

In today’s top news, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was fired from the Miami Dolphins, Malcolm X actor Robert Freeman Jr. died at 78 and Mitt Romney names Paul Ryan as his running mate.

Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was fired from the Miami Dolphins following a domestic violence dispute with his wife, Evelyn Lozada. [BET]

Malcolm X actor Robert Freeman Jr. dies at 78. [AP]

Mitt Romney names Paul Ryan as his running mate. [BET]

Russell Simmons tweets, Romney and Ryan “will destroy our people.” [Twitchy]

Black hair braiders in Oregon and other parts of the country face stiff regulation. [Oregonian]

Debbie Rowe, mother of Prince and Paris Jackson, said she approves of the new joint custody agreement. [BET]

Rep. Allen West fights back against ad that depicts him punching white women. [Palm Beach Post]

Rampant racial profiling is reported at Boston’s Logan International Airport. [AP]

Brazilian soccer star Pele makes surprise cameo at Olympic closing ceremony as the country gears up for the 2016 Summer games. [SWR]

Nigeria’s army kills 20 suspected members of militant group Boko Haram. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: June 20 Edition

June 20th, 2012

In today’s top news, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is reportedly in a coma after suffering a stroke, the Rodney King 911 call has been released and a Texas grand jury refused to indict a father who killed a man for sexually abusing his daughter.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is reportedly in a coma after suffering a stroke. [CBS]

The dramatic Rodney King 911 call has been released. [CNN]

A Texas grand jury refused to indict a father who killed a man for sexually abusing his daughter. [CNN]

President Obama warned Mitt Romney to back off of criticizing his foreign policy decisions. [Politico]

The Southern Baptist Convention elects its first Black president. [BET]

T.I. calls Chief Keef a “representative” of the new generation. [BET]

The Miami Heat took Game 4 of the NBA Finals. [MSNBC]

The Pope calls for peace in Nigeria amid religious violence. [BBC]

Arsenio Hall is preparing to return to late-night TV. [BET]

The Jackson brothers are gearing up to go on their first tour after Michael’s death. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: June 19 Edition

June 19th, 2012

In today’s top news, recordings of George and Shellie Zimmermam speaking in code about the couple’s finances have been released, Adidas halts the release of the  ”shackle shoe” amid much criticism and Republicans are seeking to make cuts to the food stamp program.

Recordings of George and Shellie Zimmermam speaking in code about the couple’s finances have been released.  [BET]

Adidas halts the release of the “shackle shoe” amid much criticism. [CNN]

Republicans are seeking to make cuts to the food stamp program. [CBS News]

A white nationalism group registers to lobby in Washington. [The Hill]

YouTube censors “terrorist” videos. [CNN]

Bebe Winans’ memoir in tribute to Whitney Houston is due to hit shelves July 31. [BET]

Report says Asian-Americans more satisfied with life. [MSNBC]

Chicago rapper Chief Keef, 16, has inked a deal with Interscope Records. [BET]

E.U. condemns Boko Haram’s church attacks in Nigeria and following reprisal. [AFP]

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor will appeal his war crimes conviction. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: June 18 Edition

June 18th, 2012

In today’s top news, police are investigating the drowning death of Rodney King, thousands filled New York streets in silent protest of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy and an SCLC official has spoken out in defense of embattled pastor Creflo Dollar.

Police are investigating the drowning death of Rodney King. [BET]

Thousands filled New York streets in silent protest of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy. [BET]

An SCLC official has spoken out in defense of Pastor Creflo Dollar, who was arrested for beating his 15-year-old daughter. [AJC]

More white baseball players are filling spots on HBCU teams. [NewsObserver]

The New York nightclub where Drake and Chris Brown brawled last week has been shut down by the city for violations. [E!]

Drake’s first performance since the brawl draws extra security. [BET]

Melanie Fiona and J. Cole collab on new single. [BET]

The Miami Heat take Game 3 of the NBA Finals  in a 91-85 win against Oklahoma City. [NBC Sports]

Egyptian army vows to transfer power to the country’s  elected president. [BBC]

Boko Haram takes responsibility for the weekend bombings of three churches in Nigeria that left 50 people dead. [CNN]

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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 1 Edition

May 1st, 2012

In today’s top news, Bobby Brown grants his first interview since Whitney Houston’s death, President Obama rejects the notion that he politicized the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death and a new lawsuit accuses a Florida school district of racism.

Bobby Brown grants his first interview since Whitney Houston’s death. [BET]

President Obama rejects the notion that he politicized the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. [The Ticket]

A Florida school district has been accused of racism in new lawsuit. [Reuters]

Audra McDonald, David Alan Grier and James Earl Jones are among this year’s African-American Tony Award nominees. [BET]

Queen Latifah to perform at a gay pride festival. [BET]

Jury selection has begun in rapper Lil Boosie’s murder trial. [BET]

U.S. home ownership rate dips to 15-year low. [Reuters]

Federal judge blocks Texas rule banning Planned Parenthood from a state women’s health program. [MSNBC]

Pesticide exposure linked to brain changes. [AFP]

U.K. lawmakers say international media mogul Rupert Murdoch is unfit to run a major corporation. [MSNBC]

Chad’s leader has called for the formation of a regional force to tackle Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants.  [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: April 27 Edition

April 27th, 2012

In today’s top news, 20 years later, Rodney King speaks on the L.A. riots, the attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin says George Zimmerman misled the court about money he raised and a new secret service scandal has emerged involving prostitutes in El Salvador.

20 years later, Rodney King speaks on the L.A. riots. [BET]

The attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin says George Zimmerman misled the court about money. [CNN]

A new secret service scandal has emerged involving prostitutes in El Salvador. [BBC]

Black secret service agent revealed the Colombian prostitute scandal. [AFRO]

The U.S. economy grew at slower pace in the first quarter of 2012. [MSNBC]

Administration officials seek federal law banning cell phone use while driving. [Reuters]

Rapper Lil Boosie’s lyrics to be used in his murder trial. [BET]

Gabrielle Union gives her opinion on the state of health care. [BET]

KFC must pay $8.3 million to an Australian girl who became severely brain damaged after eating a chicken wrap. [BBC]

Nigerian militant group Boko Haram takes responsibly for bombing newspaper offices. [Vanguard]

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News From Around the World: Jan. 27 Edition

January 27th, 2012

In today’s top news, Etta James’s record sales have gained new life following her death, Black leaders in New Jersey say civil rights are too important to be left to a popular vote and U.S. economic growth is picking up.

Etta James’s record sales soaring after her death. [BET]

Black leaders in New Jersey say civil rights shouldn’t be left to a popular vote. [BET]

U.S. economic growth picking up. [BBC]

Mary J. Blige is upset her song from The Help didn’t snag any Oscar nods. [BET]

President Obama hits his stride ahead of the 2012 elections. [BET]

African leaders say they are ready to lead world growth. [AFP]

Atheist teen forces school to remove prayer from wall. [NYT]

Nigerian president open to talking with Boko Haram. [AJE]

Costa Concordia cruise disaster survivors offered $14,460 each. [MSNBC]

Three Chicago teens face hate crime charges for attacking an African-American student. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 20 Edition

January 20th, 2012

In today’s top news, Jay-Z debunks Blue Ivy poem rumors, NAACP President Ben Jealous predicts a fail for South Carolina’s voter ID bill and a new report shows ties between DOJ big wigs and mortgage banks.

Jay-Z says Blue Ivy Carter poem a fake. [BET]

NAACP President Ben Jealous predicts failure for the South Carolina voter ID bill. [BET]

Links between top Justice Department officials and mortgage banks revealed. [Reuters]

BET receives 14 NAACP nominations. [BET]

Obama belts a tune at the Apollo with Al Green. [AP]

DMX says a Ruff Ryders reunion may be in the works. [BET]

Search for cruise disaster survivors coming to a close. [CNN]

Gang members arrested after touting murder on Facebook. [Reuters]

Ebony.com gets a new look. [BET]

Gadhafi reportedly had a stash of chemical weapons. [BBC]

Cameroon concerned that militant group Boko Haram may be on the move. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 27 Edition

December 27th, 2011

(Photo: AP Photo/Office of U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo)

In today’s top news, a Black WWII veteran finally gets his due, Nigeria fights to fend off terrorist attacks, and a post-Christmas shopping day at the Mall of America turns into an all-out brawl.

Black Navy veteran receives medal for WWII action. [BET]

More than 100 Sears and Kmart stores to close soon. [MSNBC]

Some members of Congress just keep getting richer. [NYT]

Nigeria is still reeling from deadly Christmas Day bombings. [BET]

Egypt puts an end to “virginity tests” for detained female protesters. [CNN]

A fired man catches a lawsuit from his former company over his Twitter followers. [BBC]

Post-Christmas shopping turned into a brawl at the Mall of America. [StarTribune]

Man returns $10,000 to teach his children a lesson about honesty. [AP]

Atlanta rapper Young Vito surrenders in Slim Dunkin murder case. [BET]

Iran seeks the death penalty for an alleged U.S. spy. [FOX]

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