Archive for "discrimination"

News From Around the Web: Aug. 23 Edition

August 23rd, 2012

In today’s top news, foreclosure threatens the future of historic Black college Morris Brown, a poll shows the majority of New Yorkers say police favor whites and rapper L.L. Cool J was able to fight and detain a burglar in his home Wednesday until police arrived.

Foreclosure threatens the future of historic Black college Morris Brown. [AJC]

According to a poll, the majority of New Yorkers say police favor whites. [NYT]

L.L. Cool J fought a burglar in his home Wednesday and held him until police arrived. [Reuters]

Several New Jersey entrepreneurs have accused restaurant chain Dunkin Donuts of bias in a new lawsuit. [CBS]

Rapper 2 Chainz’s debut album has soared up the charts. [BET]

Kandi Burruss is returning to school to study sex education and clinical sexology. [BET]

NFL star Michael Strahan will reportedly replace Regis Philbin on Live! with Kelly. [BET]

A Georgia cheer coach is accused of having the girls strip. [MSNBC]

Mourners in South Africa paid tribute to the victims of the Lonmin mine shootings. [MSNBC]

More fighting erupts in major Syrian cities of Damascus and Aleppo. [BBC]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious


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]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious

News From Around the Web: May 30 Edition

May 30th, 2012

In today’s top news, former Liberian president Charles Taylor is sentenced to 50 years in prison for war crimes, co-hosts Terrence J and Rocsi to leave 106 & Park and after a Texas vote, Mitt Romney is now the official Republican presidential nominee.

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor is sentenced to 50 years in prison for war crimes. [BET]

Terrence J and Rocsi to leave 106 & Park. [BET]

After a Texas vote, Mitt Romney is now the official republican presidential nominee. [Miami Herald]

Serena Williams is eliminated in the first round of the French Open. [MSNBC]

Black pilots are suing United Continental alleging racial discrimination. [Bloomberg]

Emory University acquires a vast collection of historical African-American photos. [Emory]

Louis Farrakhan critiques President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, calling it a “sin.” [HuffingtonPost]

Police seek witnesses to the infamous face chewing incident. [BET]

U.S. student is killed while filming the violence in Syria. [MSNBC]

The FBI is now helping Kenyan officials investigate a bomb that exploded in downtown Nairobi. [AP]

The U.N. confirms that Sudan has pulled its troops out of the disputed Abyei border region also claimed by South Sudan. [BBC]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious

News From Around the Web: May 11 Edition

May 11th, 2012

In today’s top news, FAMU’s band director has stepped down amid the hazing death controversy, Mitt Romney says he’s “fine” with gay couples adopting children and the U.S. Department of Justice is suing an Arizona sheriff for racial profiling and discrimination against Latinos.

FAMU’s band director has stepped down amid hazing controversy. [CNN]

Mitt Romney says he’s “fine” with gay couples adopting children. [National Journal]

U.S. Department of Justice is suing an Arizona sheriff for racial profiling and discrimination against Latinos. [Reuters]

A Black female U.S. Army pioneer says she was mistreated because of her gender. [NYT]

A Florida teacher faces dismissal after disciplining students with a dog collar. [AP]

Kanye West raps about marrying Kim Kardashian. [BET]

Chris Brown and Rihanna feud over lyrics of new song. [BET]

Study shows Black boys at risk for self-harm. [WBLT]

Egypt holds its first televised presidential debate. [MSNBC]

A Nelson Mandela inspired fashion line will debut in the U.S. soon. [BET]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious

News from Around the Web: April 18 Edition

April 18th, 2012

In today’s top news, three Texas white supremacists are found guilty of hate crimes for assaulting a Black man, photos surfaced showing U.S. troops posing next to mangled body parts of Afghan corpses and the first lady speaks out on the death of Trayvon Martin.

Three Texas white supremacists are found guilty of hate crimes for assaulting a Black man. [BET]

U.S. troops posed smiling next to mangled body parts of Afghan corpses. [L.A. Times]

The first lady speaks out on the death of Trayvon Martin. [AP]

Michelle Obama shows off her prom picture. [BET]

Witness at Senate hearing says “End Racial Profiling Act” offends police. [BET]

Thousands housed in trailers after Hurricane Katrina may receive payments. [Reuters]

Fans are suing reality show The Bachelor for its failure to cast people of color. [NYDN]

Diddy, Jay-Z top Forbes’s list of the five wealthiest hip hop artists. [Forbes]

An abducted Texas newborn is found alive and safe after woman kills his mother. [MSNBC]

Gulf seafood deformities post-BP oil spill baffle scientists. [AJE]

Mali picks Microsoft official as interim prime minister. [AJE]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious

News From Around the Web: Feb. 24 Edition

February 24th, 2012

In today’s top news, singer Chris Brown is under investigation for allegedly stealing a fan’s phone, a new study links chemical hair relaxers to fibroid tumors and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton predicts Syrian rebels will get arms and overthrow President Assad.

Chris Brown is under investigation for stealing a fan’s phone. [BET]

New study links relaxers to fibroid tumors. [BET]

Sec. of State Hillary Clinton predicts Syrian rebels will get arms and overthrow President Assad. [MSNBC]

Tyler Perry is penning a comeback role for the legendary Diana Ross. [BET]

Nigerian animator creates African version of Dora the Explorer. [CNN]

A lawsuit in Alaska says Obama can’t run in the state because of his “mulatto” race. [ENEWSPF]

Controversial John Edwards sex tape to be destroyed. [ABC]

The Beverly Hills Hilton fired staffers who leaked info about Whitney Houston’s death. [BET]

Are Black male teachers becoming extinct? [CNN]

An airstrike of unknown origin kills four in Somalia. [BBC]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious

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]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious

News From Around the Web: Feb. 2 Edition

February 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, celebrities remember the life and contributions of Soul Train’s Don Cornelius, a trove of previously unseen Malcolm X artifacts have been discovered and Raven-Symoné is headed to Broadway.

Celebs remember Soul Train’s Don Cornelius. [BET]

New Malcolm X artifacts discovered. [AP]

Raven-Symoné is headed to Broadway. [BET]

Somali-born rapper K’Naan is mad Mitt Romney used his song and is seeking legal action. [WSJ]

Reggae star Elephant Man is charged with rape. [BET]

National Urban League and the U.S. Census Bureau host forum on Blacks. [BET]

GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he’s not worried about the poor. [CNN]

Study: Racism, prejudice and conservatism linked to low IQ. [LiveScience]

London landlords are evicting tenants to cash in big on Olympics tourists. [MSNBC]

The number of names on the government’s no-fly list has doubled in the past year. [AP]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious

News From Around the Web: Jan. 31 Edition

January 31st, 2012

In today’s top news, Republican Rep. Allen West tells Obama and his Democratic counterparts to “get the hell out of the U.S.;” cleared of a death sentence, Mumia Abu Jamal begins his life prison term and one bullying victim receives $100k in damages.

Rep. Allen West tells Obama and Democrats to “get the hell out of the U.S.” [BET]

Now off death row, Mumia Abu Jamal begins his life sentence. [BET]

Bullying victim receives $100k in damages. [BET]

Herman Cain says he would work for a Gingrich administration. [TODAY]

Mandela loses his last surviving sibling. [CNN]

Dr. Conrad Murray wants to be released from prison. [BET]

Morehouse president Robert M. Franklin will step down. [PRN]

African Union opens $200 million headquarters in Ethiopia. [BET]

Study: Segregation lowest in a century. [USATODAY]

Occupy DC camps remain defiant of deadline. [CNN]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious

News From Around the Web: Jan. 25 Edition

January 25th, 2012

In today’s top news, President Obama addresses the nation’s economy, Tamar Braxton admits her candid persona can be overwhelming and ‘time’ is running out for lovers of the ‘old’ Facebook design.

President Obama calls for an economy “built to last” in his State of the Union Address. [BET]

Tamar Braxton says, “I need a filter.” [BET]

Facebook users must prepare for the coming of ‘Timeline’. [NYT]

Duke’s Black students call for a better racial climate. [AP]

DMX to release two albums of previously unreleased music. [BET]

Al Sharpton scheduled to eulogize the late Etta James at her public funeral. [BET]

NYPD officer pleads guilty to false arrest of Black man. [Reuters]

Black entrepreneurs want to jump-start middle class growth. [Bloomberg]

Egypt marks one year since Mubarak overthrown. [BBC]

Google to change its privacy policy. [BBC]

  • SEND TO A FRIEND
  • Digg It
  • Delicious