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News From Around the Web: March 27

March 27th, 2013

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In today’s top news, the U.S. Supreme Court convenes to hear second gay marriage case; the Chicago Teachers Union will rally against planned school closings; and the location has been approved for a museum honoring Black firefighters in Chicago.

The U.S. Supreme Court convenes to hear second gay marriage case. [Reuters]

The Chicago Teachers Union is planning a rally against planned school closings. [Chicago Tribune]

Chicago approves location for future museum honoring the city’s African-American firefighters. [ABC Chicago]

None of the groups that raised money for the reward in the capture of Christopher Dorner want to pay up. [ABC]

Julia Pierson is the first woman to lead the Secret Service. [Newsday]

Two teen girls that made online attacks against the Steubenville rape victim will appear in court today. [CBSNews]

Former Pittsburgh Steelers player Kordell Stewart has filed for divorce from his reality TV star wife, Porsha Williams. [BET]

A plan to have unarmed students patrolling the campus of Towson University has sparked accusations of racism. [NBC Washington]

North Korea said it was cutting off a key military hotline with South Korea amid high tensions between the two sides. [CNN]

An earthquake killed at least one person and injured 19 other people in central Taiwan. [Wall Street Journal]

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News From Around the Web: March 8

March 8th, 2013

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In today’s top news, the African-American unemployment rate has held steady at 13.8 percent, Michael Jordan applied for a marriage license and Philadelphia officials have voted to close 23 public schools.

The national unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent as the jobless rate for Blacks held steady at 13.8 percent. [BET]

Philadelphia officials have voted to close 23 public schools; 10 percent of the city’s total. [NYTimes]

A college education is linked to lower divorce rates for white women, but not for Black women. [Futurity]

The late August Wilson’s plays are being brought back to life by high school students in a national monologue contest. [NPR]

Facebook showed off a new home page redesign that will include bigger pictures. [NYTimes]

Apple is looking to make iOS the operating system for cars made by other companies. [Business Insider]

Former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will be laid to rest today. [CNN]

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Suleiman Abu Ghaith, has been brought to New York to stand trial for conspiracy to kill Americans. [Reuters]

Michael Jordan applied for a marriage license in Florida. [ESPN]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 3 Edition

October 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, a judge halts Pennsylvania’s controversial new voter ID requirement, Usher orders his ex-wife out of his mansion and Oprah’s OWN is slated to partner with Tyler Perry.

A judge halts Pennsylvania’s controversial new voter ID requirement. [BET]

Usher orders his ex-wife out of his mansion. [BET]

Oprah’s OWN to partner with Tyler Perry. [LATimes]

A Philly police officer was caught on tape punching a woman at a Puerto Rican Day Parade. [AP]

Jay-Z reflects on the anniversary of his Hard Knock Life album. [BET]

Study shows Black children are exposed to more background television. [CSM]

Winter storms will now receive names, courtesy of the Weather Channel. [Weather]

Twenty-five students were killed in northern Nigeria by an unknown gunman. [BBC]

A Dutch “abortion boat” is sailing to the coast of Morocco to provide offshore abortions. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 27 Edition

August 27th, 2012

In today’s top news, Tameka Raymond plans to appeal her loss of full custody of her two children with Usher Raymond, anti-Obama documentary 2016: Obama’s America earned a whopping $6.3 million at the box office and weekend gun violence in Chicago claims the lives of nine and wounds 28.

Tameka Raymond plans to appeal her loss of full custody of her two children with Usher Raymond. [BET]

The scathing anti-Obama documentary 2016: Obama’s America earned $6.3 million at the box office. [BET]

Weekend gun violence in Chicago claims the lives of nine and wounds 28. [NBC News]

Tropical Storm Isaac threatens the Gulf Coast after claiming lives in Haiti. [Miami Herald]

Morris Brown College files for bankruptcy. [AP]

Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas tells Oprah she was called a “slave” by former teammates. [WSBTV]

Terrell Owens gets dumped from the Seattle Seahawks. [ESPN]

A study shows that school vouchers have a positive effect on college enrollment for African-Americans. [CNN]

Angola deports a band of Chinese gangsters accused of extortion, kidnappings and armed robberies. [BBC]

Miners slowly return to South Africa’s Lonmin platinum mine after deadly strikes. [BBC]

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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: Feb. 23 Edition

February 23rd, 2012

In today’s top news, President Obama honors Black history at National African-American Museum ceremony,  Michael Jordan is suing a Chinese company for unauthorized use of his name and U.S. troops are now in four African countries to help fight the Lord’s Resistance Army.

President Obama honors Black history at National African-American Museum ceremony. [BET]

Michael Jordan is suing a Chinese company for unauthorized use of his name. [AP]

U.S. troops now in four African countries to help fight the Lord’s Resistance Army. [AP]

Obama apologizes to Afghanistan over Quran burnings at a NATO military base. [MSNBC]

Actor Terrence Howard has 30 days to shell out $50k to his estranged ex-wife. [BET]

Jury recommends 26 years of prison time for UVA student’s alleged role in the death of his girlfriend. [CNN]

Tabloid magazine publishes photo of Whitney Houston’s open casket. [Reuters]

Nigeria renews ExxonMobil’s oil drilling licenses. [AFP]

Poll shows President Obama is reaping the benefits from the improving economy. [AP]

European Court of Human Rights tells Italy it was wrong to send African migrants back to Libya. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 17 Edition

February 17th, 2012

In today’s top news, BET to air live coverage of Whitney Houston’s funeral, Chris Brown denies jokes about hitting women and Eddie Long’s wife has changed her mind about divorce … again.

BET to air live coverage of Whitney Houston’s funeral. [BET]

Chris Brown denies jokes about hitting women. [BET]

Eddie Long’s wife has changed her mind about divorce … again. [ChristianPost]

Bobby Brown gets invite to Whitney Houston’s funeral. [BET]

Plane carrying 18kg of marijuana is seized after mistakenly flying into President Obama’s airspace. [Guardian]

Hip hop producer Scott Storch arrested for cocaine possession. [BET]

Libya marks one-year anniversary of uprising. [BBC]

Lauryn Hill asks fans to be patient with her transition. [BET]

FDA warns some electric toothbrushes are hazardous to health. [MSNBC]

U.S. to invest 1.5 billion in Nigerian power sector. [ThisDay]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 23 Edition

January 23rd, 2012

In today’s top news, Red Tails took a lion’s share of the weekend box office, many mourn the passing of college football coach Joe Paterno and Obama is gearing up to address the 99 percent in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech.

Red Tails wins big at the weekend box office. [EW]

Legendary college football coach Joe Paterno dies at 85. [BET]

Obama’s next State of the Union to focus on the 99 percent. [AP]

Four more FAMU students arrested for hazing. [Orlando Sentinel]

Heidi Klum and Seal reportedly headed for divorce. [BET]

Nicki Minaj to delay the release of her next album. [BET]

Recovering Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to resign from Congress this week. [AP]

Newt Gingrich gaining traction in his presidential bid. [BET]

Oprah is convinced of another Obama win. [AP]

U.S. looking to Africa for help with Iran. [FOX]

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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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News From Around the Web: Dec. 2 Edition

December 2nd, 2011

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In today’s top news, Bishop Eddie long’s wife files for divorce, rough winds batter parts of California, the ICC hires an African at the helm and Cain’s latest accuser has a bleeding heart.

Black unemployment increased slightly in November. [BET]

Bishop Eddie Long’s wife files for divorce. [AJC]

Wild winds wreak havoc in California. [CNN]

Honda recalls hundreds of thousands of airbags. [MSNBC]

NYC Mayor admits he “smoked up” in college. [MSNBC]

Some McDonald’s to charge for Happy Meal toys. [CSM]

First Family lights national Christmas tree. [Reuters]

Cain accuser’s “heart bleeds” for his wife Gloria. [CNN]

A Gambian woman will take over as prosecutor for the ICC [BBC]

Rich nations pledge climate donations to developing world. [AJE]

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