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News From Around the Web: April 10 Edition

April 10th, 2012

In today’s top news, the special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case has decided not to use a grand jury, a Michigan road sign is hacked to display “Trayvon a N—-r” and police say both  Tulsa shooting suspects confessed to their crimes.

The special prosecutor in the Trayvon Martin case has decided not to use a grand jury. [BET]

A Michigan road sign is hacked to display “Trayvon a N—-r.” [MSNBC]

Police say Tulsa shooting suspects confessed to crimes. [Reuters]

Think Like a Man producer is confident that the film will be No. 1 at the box office on April 20. [BET]

A Washington seventh grader took control of his school bus after the driver collapsed. [MSNBC]

Study: Blacks and Latinos less likely to be prescribed antidepressants. [UofM]

Rapper Eve says she is close to releasing her first new album in 10 years. [BET]

Early dental x-rays for children may be linked to brain tumors. [ABC]

Mali coup leader rejects assistance from foreign troops. [BBC]

Syria has begun withdrawing troops from cities in accordance with the U.N.-backed peace plan. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: March 30 Edition

March 30th, 2012

In today’s top news, Veteran rapper E-40 muses on the Trayvon Martin tragedy, a white supremacist hacks Trayvon Martin’s email account and publishes messages online and a witness of Trayvon Martin’s killing comes forward with details.

Veteran rapper E-40 muses on the Trayvon Martin tragedy. [BET]

A white supremacist hacks Trayvon Martin’s email account and publishes messages online. [Gawker]

Witness of Trayvon Martin’s killing comes forward with details. [CNN]

Two FAMU professors allegedly present during hazing are place on leave. [AP]

Nick Cannon to head new comedy series. [BET]

Every senior at the all-male, all-African-American Urban Prep is admitted to college. [Chicago Tribune]

U.N. orders immediate cease-fire in Syria. [MSNBC]

Freeway Rick Ross responds to losing lawsuit against rapper Rick Ross. [BET]

The number of autistic children has risen 78 percent in the last decade. [CNN]

West African regional bloc ECOWAS gives Mali coup leaders 72 hours to step down. [AJE]

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World: Jaden Smith in Tokyo..The Game in England..see pics; Guinea Coup Leader Declares Himself President

December 26th, 2008

The Game

 

World Lens: Jaden Smith promotes his new movie in Tokyo; The Game hits the stage in London. See pics.

 
Guinea coup leader declares himself president. Not too long after the death of longtime President Lansana Conte, the leader of a military junta that subsequently took over the government, Capt. Moussa Dadis Camara, declared himself president of the country’s National Council for Democracy, reports CNN. The move, in effect, makes him the president of Guinea. Camara also instituted a curfew from 8 p.m. until 6:30 a.m for citizens, during the announcement made on the radio. He also suspended the government, constitution, political parties and unions, according to African journalist reports CNN. The nation’s Parliament currently is negotiating with the military, according to Africa News reporter Mamdo Dian Donghol Diallo. Despite the changes, the country seems calm, he says. “For the time being the situation is calm and negotiations are underway. There is no traffic. Everyone is staying inside their homes.” But international groups, like the African Union, have come out against the coup.

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