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News From Around the Web: June 14 Edition

June 14th, 2012

In today’s top news, the NAACP is looking into Pastor Creflo Dollar’s arrest, George Zimmerman’s wife says she fears for her life after her mug shot was published and a steelworker was awarded $25 million from his employer for racial discrimination.

The NAACP is looking into Pastor Creflo Dollar’s arrest. [Citizen]

George Zimmerman’s wife says she fears for her life after her mug shot was published. [GMA]

A steelworker was awarded $25 million from his employer for racial discrimination. [BuffaloNews]

The U.S. military is expanding its secret military operations across Africa. [WaPo]

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes is slated to launch a fashion line. [BET]

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant are calling off their divorce. [BET]

Burglars hit Kanye West’s L.A. home. [BET]

Detroit may not send any Black representatives to Congress. [Bloomberg]

The ICC seeks a 30-year jail term for Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga. [BBC]

A South African transgender pageant winner was found murdered in his home. [MSNBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 17 Edition

May 17th, 2012

In today’s top news, Herman Cain endorses Mitt Romney for president, legendary go-go performer Chuck Brown dies at age 75 and pastor and famous gospel singer Marvin Winans is carjacked and robbed in Detroit.

Herman Cain endorses Mitt Romney for president. [BET]

Legendary go-go performer Chuck Brown dies at age 75. [CNN]

Pastor and famous gospel singer Marvin Winans was carjacked and robbed in Detroit Wednesday. [WXYZ]

Man sues Walmart over “all black people leave” announcement. [MSNBC]

An all-white Houston jury acquits a white officer in the beating of a Black teen. [LATimes]

Children from ethnic and racial minorities now make up more than half the births in the U.S. [BBC]

Tim Story has surpassed Tyler Perry as the highest grossing Black director in Hollywood. [BET]

Tupac Shakur’s estate denies he was a homophobe. [BET]

Usher wants his ex-wife Tameka Foster out of his Atlanta mansion. [TMZ]

Precious metal reserves valued at $20 billion discovered in Haiti’s hills. [Caribbean360]

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News From Around the Web: May 9 Edition

May 9th, 2012

In today’s top news, Obama says he supports same-sex marriage, closing arguments begin in Jennifer Hudson family murder trial and a group of white supremacists are accused of planning a race war in Florida.

Obama says he supports same-sex marriage. [BET]

Closing arguments begin in Jennifer Hudson family murder trial. [BET]

A group of white supremacists are accused of planning a race war in Florida. [MSNBC]

SEC charges ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick in investment scheme. [MLive]

Former Bad Boy rapper G-Dep is sentenced to 15 years in prison for a 1993 murder. [BET]

Former Miss USA Kenya Moore is rumored to be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. [BET]

Cornell suspends a fraternity over Trayvon Martin racist harassment incident. [Ithaca Independent]

Facebook looks out for the emotional needs of America’s veterans and service members. [MSNBC]

A U.K. man has found himself accused of a massacre in the Central African Republic. [BBC]

Sudan accused of more border attacks on South Sudan. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 7 Edition

May 7th, 2012

In today’s top news, the last of 11 students charged in FAMU hazing case turns herself in to authorities, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calls violence in Detroit “unacceptable” and Black women see the biggest drop in employment across all races, genders.

Last of 11 charged in FAMU hazing case turns herself in to authorities. [CNN]

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calls violence in Detroit “unacceptable.” [DetroitNews]

Black women see the biggest drop in employment across all races, genders. [BusinessWeek]

Colombian prostitute says her Secret Service agent clients were “stupid brutes.” [NBC]

Raven-Symoné talks to BET.com about her Broadway show, Sister Act and Whitney Houston. [BET]

Singer Chris Brown launches a toy line. [BET]

Study suggests men’s breast cancer more aggressive than women’s. [HealthDay]

Six Jamaicans are arrested in a U.S. lottery scam. [AP]

France elects Francois Hollande president. [BBC]

Four African leaders have been invited to this year’s G-8 summit to discuss food security. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: April 6 Edition

April 6th, 2012

In today’s top news, Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy, is “devastated” by her daughter’s autopsy report, pioneering Black journalist Gil Noble has died and it looks like the U.S. Senate may be without Black representation for the next few years.

Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy, is “devastated” by released autopsy report. [BET]

Black jobless rate decreased slightly in March. [BET]

Pioneering Black journalist Gil Noble has died. [BET]

The U.S. Senate may be without Black representation for the next few years. [CNN]

Maryland’s self-proclaimed Mega Millions winner now says she has lost the winning ticket. [MSNBC]

Coca Cola Co. has cut ties with group which supports “Stand Your Ground” laws. [Reuters]

Evicted 101-year-old Detroit woman gets her home back. [AP]

The internet is abuzz over Beyoncé’s new Tumblr blog. [BET]

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly dating. [BET]

Malawi’s president has died. [Telegraph]

London police are under investigation for claims of racism. [CNN]

Mali’s Tuareg rebels have declared independence and are seeking recognition of their “Azawad” nation. [VOA]


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News From Around the Web: Dec. 20 Edition

December 20th, 2011

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In today’s top news, GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich gets the stamp of approval from J.C. Watts, pop star Rihanna rejects being called a racial slur and Detroit’s budget crisis has put its publicly funded Black museum on the chopping block.

Black Republican lawmaker J.C. Watts to endorse Newt Gingrich’s presidential candidacy. [BET]

Rihanna snaps back after a Dutch magazine calls her the N-word. [MTV]

U.S intelligence officials pointing fingers after Kim Jong Il death went unnoticed for 48 hours. [NYT]

Housing starts are at highest level since April last year. [MSNBC]

Detroit eyes budget cuts that may affect city museums, zoo. [Free Press]

NYC rats raid holiday treats at area post offices. [MSNBC]

Georgia group delivers natural hair Barbie dolls to young Black girls. [News 13]

Study: Black girls exercise less and less as they age. [BET]

D.C. Black men outraged over police treatment. [WUSA9]

Plane crash lands on a busy New Jersey highway. [NYT]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 6 Edition

December 7th, 2011

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In today’s top news, Herman Cain’s accuser gives the nitty gritty of their alleged affair, FAMU students have taken matters of hazing into their own hands and the Occupy Movement may be your new next door neighbors.

Herman Cain accuser shares details of affair. [HuffPo]

FAMU students take action on hazing. [BET]

Two-year old Bianca Jones missing in Detroit. [AP]

Clothing retailer H&M in trouble for using computer-generated models. [Daily Mail]

Haiti seeks to build its tourism rep. [AFP]

DMX hoops in a wheelchair to show support for injured troops. [BET]

FAA chief in the hot seat after drunk driving arrest. [BBC]

Occupy Movement settles into foreclosed homes after park evictions. [MSNBC]

U.S. strengthens sanctions on Eritrea. [AJE]

Basketball’s Stephon Marbury says he is never moving back to the U.S. [BET]

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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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From Around the Web: Nov. 21 Edition

November 21st, 2011

Oprah Winfrey

In today’s top stories, Oprah returns to her TV roots, a shady Kilpatrick deal gives new meaning to “behind closed doors” and Swaziland’s King claims his 12th wife was never thrown from the royal palace.

Oprah Will Return to Talk in 2012 [Reuters]

First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden Booed at Weekend Event [Mediaite]

Herman Cain Tears Up Over His Wife at Debate [Des Moines Register]

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Took 10K Bribe in Restroom [Detroit Free Press]

Swazi King Denies Eviction of 12th Wife From Royal Palace [BBC]

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How Kwame Kilpatrick’s Downfall Displays The Psychology of Corruption

December 21st, 2010

By R. Asmerom, The Atlanta Post

When Kwame Kilpatrick took office as Mayor of Detroit in 2002 at the young age of 31, he was the man; a role model, a shining example of a young and successful Black rising star in politics.  As fast as he rose, however, just as swiftly did he fall. Eight years later, Kilpatrick is not a dynamo but a joke of sorts. He is currently serving a prison term on corruption related charges and is now facing 38 federal criminal charges.

Along with his father and three others, Kilpatrick is accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes and extorting money from municipal contractors and other entities. Kilpatrick is also accused of using money from his nonprofit to fund his family’s lavish lifestyle as well as kicking back hundreds of thousands to his father. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Obstruction of justice and marital infidelity are also involved.

Read more at The Atlanta Post.

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