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News From Around the Web: March 18

March 18th, 2013

In today’s top news, President Obama nominates Tom Perez as next labor secretary; hundreds of New Yorkers will testify in trial challenging NYPD’s stop and frisk procedures; and Black farmers have still not been paid $1.2 billion from a 2010 settlement.

President Obama nominated Tom Perez to be his next labor secretary. [Politico]

Hundreds of New Yorkers will testify in a trial beginning Monday that will challenge the NYPD’s stop and frisk procedures. [AP]

Black farmers have still not been paid their $1.2 billion discrimination settlement from the USDA. [Monroe News Star]

Prosecutors are considering murder charges against Winnie Mandela following the exhumation of bodies of two young activists last seen at her home 24 years ago. [AP]

CNN is under fire for coverage of the Steubenville rape trial that was biased towards the convicted rapists and not the victim. [Huffington Post]

Dr. Conrad Murray, who was Michael Jackson’s personal physician, is refusing to testify in trial for a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Jackson’s mother. [CNN]

An ex-Oklahoma QB was killed in a plane crash Sunday that claimed the life of one other person. [Chicago Tribune]

Police in India’s Madhya Pradesh state say they have arrested six people in connection with the gang rape of a Swiss tourist. [BBC News]
Al Jazeera’s English and Arabic websites are reported to have been blocked in Ethiopia. [Al Jazeera]
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News From Around the Web: March 14

March 14th, 2013

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In today’s top news, a third protest has erupted in Brooklyn over the police killing of Kimani Gray; First Lady Michella Obama will cover Vogue’s April issue; and Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has offered to pay for the funeral of Jonylah Watkins, an infant who was shot and killed in Chicago.

A third protest erupted Wednesday night in Brooklyn, New York, where police killed Kimani Gray. [BET]

First Lady Michelle Obama will cover the April issue of Vogue magazine. [BET]

Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose has offered to pay for the funeral of Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old that was shot and killed in Chicago. [NBC Chicago]

The White House said Tuesday that all criticism of the level of diversity in President Obama’s second-term cabinet should be held until he completes it. [Black Voices]

Lawyers suing the New York Police Department for its stop-and-frisk policy are calling it the “the trial of the century.” [Black Voices]

Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant will be out “indefinitely” after spraining his left ankle. [AP]

A New York woman plummets to her death from an 8th floor apartment with her baby, who survives. [Huffington Post]

Carnival Cruise Lines will fly their passengers on one of its cruises back to Florida after the ship’s generator failed while docked in the Caribbean. [AP]

Scientists are saying that embalming the body of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will be difficult. [CNN]

Xi Jinping was named China’s president Thursday by the country’s parliament. [Al Jazeera]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 27 Edition

December 27th, 2012

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In today’s top news, nationwide jobless claims fall to lowest levels in four years, a smaller crowd is expected in Washington, D.C. for President Obama’s second inauguration ceremony and Newtown residents are asking for a temporary halt of donations after being overwhelmed by gifts.

Nationwide jobless claims fall to lowest levels in four years. [Reuters]

A smaller crowd is expected in Washington, D.C., for President Obama’s second inauguration ceremony. [BET]

Newtown residents are asking for a temporary halt of donations after being overwhelmed by gifts. [CNN]

President Obama and Michelle Obama release yearly Kwanzaa message. [WhiteHouse]

Several Black teachers are suing the Chicago Public School system alleging its turnaround program is discriminatory. [CBSChicago]

The Virginia Historical Society has launched a searchable database of slave names. [Progress-Index]

Janet Jackson is engaged to billionaire Wissam al Mana. [BET]

Brandy is engaged to music mogul Ryan Press. [BET]

Nelson Mandela is doing well after being released from the hospital but has not “fully recovered” yet. [Reuters]

South African President Jacob Zuma defended his comment that caring for pets is “white culture” by saying the statement was an attempt to “decolonize the African mind.” [SAPA]

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News From Around the Web: Nov. 21 Edition

November 21st, 2012

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In today’s top news, a bus bomb hit Tel Aviv, Israel, as diplomats try to broker a peace deal between Israel and Palestine, a group of Black farmers in Alabama are suing the federal government for discrimination, and Rep. James Clyburn said racial “code words” are being used to insult U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.

A bus bomb hit Tel Aviv as diplomats try to broker a peace deal between Israel and Palestine. [NBCNews]

A group of Black farmers in Alabama are suing the federal government for discrimination. [FOX6]

Rep. James Clyburn said racial “code words” are being used to insult U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice. [The Grio]

GZA of the Wu Tang Clan will teach high school science in 10 New York City schools. [CNN]

Twinkie maker Hostess Brands failed to reach an agreement with a baker’s union Tuesday. [NBCNews]

Alicia Keys recently reunited with her estranged father. [BET]

Birdman celebrated 500 million records sold by Cash Money Records. [BET]

Singer Frank Ocean says he’s not offering any more information about his love life. [BET]

Deion Sanders’ son has plans to play football at Southern Methodist University. [ESPN]

The U.N. reports that there has been a large drop in new HIV infections among children worldwide. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 13 Edition

September 13th, 2012

(Photo: Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

In today’s top news, President Obama called the leaders of Egypt and Libya overnight to discuss the recent anti-American attacks, the U.S. is deploying troops to beef up embassy security worldwide and a man was shot on the campus of Morgan State University.

President Obama called the leaders of Egypt and Libya overnight to discuss the recent anti-American attacks. [USATODAY]

The U.S. is deploying troops to Libya and other international posts to beef up embassy security. [CNN]

A man was shot on the campus of Morgan State University. [ABCNews]

Saturday Night Live has cast an African-American actor to play President Obama. [ANI]

Black Merrill Lynch brokers lose their appeal in racial bias bonus suit. [Reuters]

Jay-Z and Kanye West have been nominated for 19 BET Hip Hop Awards. [BET]

Rapper Chi Ali is released from prison after serving 12 years for second-degree murder. [BET]

Chris Brown defends his questionable neck tattoo and denies any reference to Rihanna. [BET]

Uganda’s female MC Keko recently signed with Sony, making her the first from Uganda to receive a major recording deal. [The Star]

South African miners call for a general strike to bring mining companies “to their knees.” [BBC]

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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]

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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 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]

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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]

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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]

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