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News From Around the Web: April 18 Edition

April 18th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama says 8 million people have signed up for the Affordable Care Act; Basil Paterson, well-known political leader from Harlem, died at age 87; and in Nigeria, parents are seeking their abducted daughters.

Obama says 8 million signed up for health plans. [Business Week]

Basil Paterson, renowned Harlem political leader, is dead at 87. [BET]

In Nigeria, parents seek abducted daughters. [BBC]

Chelsea Clinton says she is expecting. [NY Times]

Obama urges Congress to pass immigration reform. [Business Standard]

Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial for assault. [Reuters]

Miami Heat’s Big 3 want third title before talking split. [USA Today]

Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines. [PC World]

Howard students continue tradition of giving back during spring break. [BET]

Oscar Pistorius trial: Key defense witness contradicts athlete’s testimony. [Daily News]

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News From Around the Web: April 17 Edition

April 17th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama announces $600 million for job skills programs; Democrats say that Obamacare should be defended; and an insurgent candidate seeks to become Chicago’s first African-American female mayor.

Obama announces $600 million for job skills programs.  [Washington Post]

Defend Obamacare unabashedly, some Democrats say. [ABC]

Running without fear, an insurgent challenges Chicago’s mayor. [BET]

Michael Bloomberg launches $50 million gun control effort. [CBC News]

NY political leader Basil Paterson, father of former governor, is dead. [WNBC]

Firetruck plows into California cafe; 15 hurt. [Washington Post]

Wu-Tang Clan-associated rapper cuts off penis in suicide attempt. [Daily News]

Lamar Odom signs with the New York Knicks. [Eonline]

As many as 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram, Nigerian officials say. [CNN]

Injuries from e-cigarettes increase amid rising popularity. [Fox]

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News From Around the Web: April 15 Edition

April 15th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama and Republicans are competing for support among women; Vice President Biden and Gov. Deval Patrick are among the officials at Boston bombing memorial; and 72 people are killed in a bus station blast in Nigeria.

President Obama, Republicans compete for support among women. [BET]

Joe Biden, Deval Patrick among officials at Boston bombing memorial. [Reuters]

Blast at bus station in Nigeria’s capital kills 72.  [ABC]

Jackie Robinson’s legacy to be honored across baseball. []

Maryland governor signs pot decriminalization bill. [KRNV]

Miami Heat locked into No. 2 seed after loss to Washington Wizards. [Miami Herald]

Flavor Flav pleads guilty in domestic battery case. [Newsday]

Black police captain files discrimination suit against Los Angeles. [CBS]

Prosecutor wraps up Oscar Pistorius grilling in murder trial. [Reuters]

As Ebola outbreak spreads, vaccine remains years away. [CBS]

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News From Around the Web: April 14 Edition

April 14th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama blasts voting restrictions speaking at National Action Network conference; more than 70 people were killed in a bus blast near Nigeria’s capitol; and victims of the Boston Marathon are being honored.

Obama blasts voting restrictions at National Action Network. [BET]

More than 70 killed in bus blast in Nigeria. [BBC]

Boston Marathon victims to be honored. [Chicago Tribune]

Former KKK leader suspected in Jewish Center attacks. [NBC]

Democratic leader: GOP base “animated by racism.” [NY Post]

Beyoncé and Solange Knowles surprise fans with rare collaboration. [Fashion Times]

49ers’ Aldon Smith arrested for airport bomb threat. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

Brit Hume: Obama, Holder “benefited enormously” from being Black.  [Mediaite]

Prosecutor: Oscar Pistorius shot lover as they talked. [USA Today]

Ebola empties hotels as Africa borders close. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

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News From Around the Web: March 31 Edition

March 31st, 2014

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In today’s news, a contentious re-election battle is taking shape for longtime Harlem Congressman Charlie Rangel; a graft case has reshaped the election for mayor of Washington, D.C.; and the impact of climate change is broad, according to the United Nations.

A contentious re-election battle looms for Charles Rangel in Harlem. [BET]

Graft case stirs race for mayor of Washington, D.C. [NY Times]

Climate change impact is broad, United Nations says. [Wall Street Journal]

Freshmen-led Kentucky powers past Michigan into Final Four. [USA Today]

Noah sails to estimated $44 million opening weekend at box office. [LA Times]

Arizona fans riot after loss to Kentucky. [NY Times]

Malaysia Airlines flight: Clock winding down on black-box battery. [CBS]

More than 20 prisoners die in Nigeria revolt. [BBC]

Gone With the Wind prequel gives life to Mammy. [BET]

Liberia confirms Ebola’s arrival from Guinea. [Aljazeera]

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News From Around the Web: March 3 Edition

March 3rd, 2014


In today’s news, in a landmark Oscar win, 12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture; Lupita Nyong’o wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actress; and the African-American prostrate rate drops for the first time.

A landmark Oscar win for 12 Years a Slave. [NY Times]

Lupita Nyong’o wins Oscar for best supporting actress. [ABC]

African-American prostate cancer rate drops for first time ever. [WDSU]

Ukraine “on brink of disaster,” prime minister says; Secretary of State John Kerry to visit. [USA Today]

Suspected Islamists kill 85 in northeast Nigeria. [Reuters]

Tense times for Black students at UCLA law school. [BET]

LeBron James swaps black mask for clear one at NBA’s request. [LA Times]

Disney to end funding to Boy Scouts over gay policy. [Fox]

After forest fires and drought, now rains torment Southern California. [CNN]

How slaves shaped American cooking. [National Geographic]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 25 Edition

February 25th, 2014

In today’s news, at the University of Mississippi, students remain concerned about recent racist incidents; Attorney General Eric Holder sees methods of curbing bans on gay marriage; and Kobe Bryant says the hiring of Jason Collins by the Brooklyn Nets will encourage others to hire openly gay athletes.

At Ole Miss, students remain concerned about racist incidents. [BET]

Knicks guard Raymond Felton arrested on gun charges. [USA Today]

Eric Holder sees methods of curbing bans on gay marriage. [NY Times]

Kobe Bryant on Jason Collins: Courageous act will have domino effect.  [Yahoo Sports]

Attorney: Jordan Davis likeness used without permission.  [FCN]

Is Black History Month still needed? Some say no. [Detroit Free Press]

Louis Farrakhan calls for separate court system for African-Americans. [BET]

Militants attack school in Nigeria. [BBC]

Eating barbecued and fried foods leads to Alzheimer’s disease. [Business Standard]

Chris Brown to remain in rehab for extended treatment. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 28 Edition

January 28th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama is expected to announce raising of the minimum wage for federal contractors; a second grand jury indicts the officer involved  in the shooting of Jonathan Ferrell in North Carolina; and a study says that African-Americans make up 50 percent of the nation’s homicide victims.

Obama to raise minimum wage for federal contractors. [NY Times]

Second grand jury indicts officer in shooting of ex-FAMU football player. [CNN]

Study said Blacks are 50 percent of U.S. homicide victims. [BET]

Macklemore says Kendrick Lamar was “robbed” at Grammy Awards. [Washington Post]

Avonte Oquendo is laid to rest in New York. [BET]

Hillary Clinton says she hasn’t driven a car since 1996. [Des Moines Register]

With flowers and security, Maryland mall reopens. [NY Times]

Richard Sherman speaks about stereotypes and labels in sports. [MSNBC]

Attacks by extremists kill nearly 100 Nigerians. [ABC]

Sales of iPhones set record for quarter. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 15 Edition

January 15th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama says he will use his pen and telephone to take on Congress; the vote on a new constitution in Egypt could be a turning point; and Kanye West was named as suspect in a battery probe in Beverly Hills.

Obama: “I will use my pen and phone to take on Congress.” [CBS]

Vote on new constitution could be turning point for Egypt. [USA Today]

Kanye West named a suspect in Beverly Hills battery probe. [CNN]

Judge gives Chicago six months to OK gun sales law. [ABC]

Boko Haram blamed for deadly Nigeria market blast. [Telegraph]

“Octomom” Nadya Suleman faces 5-year sentence in welfare fraud case. [LA Times]

Jim Caldwell hired as new coach of Detroit Lions. [LA Times]

Family of unarmed man shot dead in North Carolina files suit. [BET]

Gov. Chris Christie apologizes again for political payback plot. [Washington Post]

Federal judge rules Oklahoma ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 5 Edition

December 5th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama tells young people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act; Nelson Mandela is not well, his family says, but is still teaching lessons; and 911 calls from the Newtown, Connecticut, attack were made public.

Obama to youth: Be responsible and sign up for Obamacare. [USA Today]

Nelson Mandela not well but still teaching lessons, his family says. [LA Times]

Newtown massacre 911 calls reveal calm, anguish and gunshots. [Reuters]

Poor Black and Hispanic men are the face of H.I.V. [NY Times]

Will Detroit’s art collection be put up for sale in bankruptcy? [USA Today]

Michelle Obama unveils White House Christmas decor. [BET]

Wolves-Spurs game in Mexico City postponed due to smoke. [NBA News]

Nigeria holds trial for 500 Islamic extremist suspects. [ABC]

Actor Paul Walker died from injuries and burns, official says. [LA Times]

In attack in Kenya, four accused refused bail. [BBC]

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