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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: 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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News From Around the Web: Feb. 9 Edition

February 9th, 2012

In today’s top news, CNN suspends Roland Martin over “offensive” Super Bowl tweets, Atlanta 10-year-old Gyasi Francis is missing and FEMA plans to waive debts of Katrina victims.

CNN suspends Roland Martin over “offensive” Super Bowl tweets. [BET]

Atlanta 10-year-old Gyasi Francis is missing. [AJC]

FEMA plans to waive debts of Katrina victims. [AP]

BET is developing two new shows. [BET]

University of Florida suspends Alpha Phi Alpha for hazing incident. [CNN]

Black officers file discrimination lawsuit against Capitol police. [BET]

Dennis Rodman’s topless women’s basketball dream team is almost complete. [BET]

An Illinois NAACP chapter is concerned about churches hooking up with banks. [CBS]

Timbaland and Missy Elliott are planning to release comeback albums this summer. [BET]

White college students donned blackface in a disturbing Black history video. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 17 Edition

January 17th, 2012

In today’s top news, music loses legend Jimmy Castor, boxing great Muhammad Ali celebrates his 70th birthday and the Occupy Movement marches on in Washington.

Funk legend Jimmy Castor dies at 64. [BET]

Muhammad Ali celebrates his 70th birthday today. [BET]

‘Occupy’ protesters plan to take on Congress. [MSNBC]

Gingrich gets grilled at a Black church. [AP]

Lil Boosie pens jailhouse letter to fans. [BET]

U.S. Border Patrol to toughen southern border policy. [AP]

Death toll rising in European cruise ship wreck. [CNN]

Holder vows to protect voting rights in an MLK day speech. [CNN]

Nigerian fuel agency is being investigated for corruption. [BBC]

2011 was a good year for beating down credit card debt. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 4. Edition

January 4th, 2012

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In today’s top news, Mitt Romney came out on top in Iowa, Dennis Rodman is making a topless comeback to basketball and Michael Jackson’s doctor gets stripped of his medical license.

Mitt Romney takes victory in the Iowa caucuses. [BET]

Chicago’s chief of police is suspended for excessive use of force in a low-income area. [CNN]

Dennis Rodman to lead topless female basketball team. [BET]

Sickle cell keeps Steelers player Ryan Clark out of upcoming playoff game. [CNN]

Judge rules that a Black church is the rightful owner of a KKK shop. [BET]

BP and Halliburton still pointing fingers over the 2010 oil spill. [CNN]

Lawsuit alleges inequality among Maryland’s higher education funding. [FOX]

Dr. Conrad Murray is stripped of his medical license. [BET]

Children of late rapper Eazy-E to star in N.W.A. biopic. [BET]

Man crosses U.S. border with nothing but a copy of his passport on his iPad. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 19 Edition

December 19th, 2011

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In today’s top news, investigators are still poring over details of the FAMU student hazing death, Diddy may be pitching in on your New Year’s cab fare and some California gun owners have decided to swap their steel for plastic.

Atlanta high school is tied to FAMU hazing death. [LA Times]

Southwest U.S. braces for impact of unusual winter weather. [CNN]

FAMU president John Ammons to keep job amid hazing probe. [AP]

New York man burns 73-year-old woman alive over an unsettled debt. [CNN]

Diddy will help you get home safely this New Year’s Eve by handing out free debit and metro cards. [BET]

California Black church community group trades gift cards for guns. [10 News]

FBI says nationwide, violent crimes are declining. [WSJ]

Doctor, 100, still taking appointments and making house calls. [MSNBC]

Study: more young people being arrested. [ABC]

Michael Jackson’s house auction raises $1 million. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 5 Edition

December 5th, 2011

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In today’s top news, Magic Johnson attempts to make moves in yet another field, Bishop Eddie Long says he needs to take time away from his megachurch and a deadly ‘game’ played by some children takes another life.

Magic Johnson makes a play for major league baseball. [BET]

Cain reminisces about his old “hood.” [BET]

Bishop Eddie Long taking time off after wife announces divorce. [ABC]

Cain expected to endorse Newt Gingrich. [Daily Beast]

Deadly ‘choking game’ claims another child. [MSNBC]

Europe bans airport body scanners [Mother Jones]

Amnesty International wants Zambia to lock up George Bush. [AP]

Few kids actually send racy text messages. [NYT]

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime. [FOX]

State of Michigan considers intervening to save Detroit. [USATODAY]

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Jokes vs Jesus: Club Seeks to Remove “Noisy” Church

December 29th, 2009

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Owners of a comedy club in Austin, Texas are seeking to remove their neighbors–a church– from a strip mall because the praise and worship activities from the church is interfering with local business.

Rich Miller, co-owner of the Cap City Comedy Club told reporters from the Wall Street Journal that the noise from church services is coming through their walls and making it difficult for patrons to hear comedians during performances.

The owner of the strip mall has asked the Fresh Oil Family Fellowship Church to leave at the end of the year but they refuse to go.

Bishop Nathan Thomas , the founder and pastor of the Pentecostal church said he will fight in court against what he perceives as religious “bigotry and racism” and has organized several “Jokes vs Jesus” protests in front of the club.

(We)”can’t walk away from its assignment, “We’re changing lives,” said Thomas to reporters.

From WSJ.com

Bishop Thomas, who wears his shoulder-length hair in braids and uses his blackberry as a cheat sheet when preaching, says he is trying to steer his flock away from the stiffness of traditional church services. Fresh Oil’s Bible study, held every Wednesday evening, is accompanied by booming drums, keyboards and microphone-enhanced singing — and this is proving a problem for the performers at the comedy club next door.

“Stand-up is a very constructed experience,” said Mr. French, who’s written for David Letterman and Dennis Miller. “If there’s any distraction at all it doesn’t work.”

At Cap City, which opened its doors more than 20 years ago, audience members are asked to silence their cellphones during shows and waiters move gently about the tables so nothing gets between punch lines and the audience.

The club’s business and Fresh Oil’s services next door “are not compatible,” said Rich Miller, one of the club’s owners.

George Shakiban, the landlord, said Bishop Thomas is confusing a legitimate request to vacate the premises with prejudice. Aside from playing loud music, Fresh Oil breached a long-term rental contract because its security deposit check bounced, he said.

“At the end of the day this is a business,” said Mr. Shakiban, who is based in California.

Bishop Thomas said the check was good and that Fresh Oil is being bullied out of the strip mall because it is a black church.

“I’m not going nowhere till a judge hears our case,” he said.

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Pastor Steals Nearly $160,000 from Parishioners

November 16th, 2009

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Bishop Steven Parrott, the former pastor of Lighthouse Temple in Newark, NJ., pleaded guilty to misconduct by a corporate official. Parrot stole around $158,000 from church parishioners and community members.

Under the plea agreement, Parrott must pay restitution and serve at least three years in state prison.

At least one of Parrott’s victims is homeless, according to the Star-Ledger and the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, of which Lighthouse Temple is a member, could also be sued.

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