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New You Should Know: Aug. 2 Edition

August 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, Gabby Douglas competes for second gold at Olympics and the psychiatrist of the Colorado shooting suspect had “serious concerns” about his behavior.

Report: The psychiatrist of Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes had “serious concerns” about his behavior. [CNN]

Gymnast Gabby Douglas is Team USA’s best hope for all-around gold medal. [LA Times]

Women can now get no-cost contraception. [BET]

Obama is supporting Syria rebels, sources say. [The Guardian]

Venus Williams loses in the third round at the Olympics: “Hopefully, there’s 2016.” [Yahoo]

Judge in George Zimmerman’s case rejects request to step down. [Reuters]

The Tea Party looks to become more influential in the Senate. [WSJ]

U.S.’s  Olympic  swimmer Nathan Adrian beats Australian favorite James ‘‘The Missile’’ Magnussen by a fingertip. [AP]

Same-sex marriage opponents champion their views by buying Chik-fil-A chicken sandwiches. [CNN]

Egypt’s new government is officially announced, with military retaining most power. [BBC]

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News From Around The Web: July 10 Edition

July 10th, 2012

In today’s top news, a family friend of Usher is under investigation for the Jet Ski incident that left his stepson brain dead, Romney outspends Obama this month once again and a report reveals that 70 percent of African-American children cannot swim.

Usher’s family friend is placed under investigation for the jet-ski incident that left his stepson brain-dead. [NYDN]

A new survey shows that Black women are the most religious group in America. [BET]

Romney campaign outspends Obama by about $30 million in June. [FOX]

Comedian Steve Harvey plans to perform his final stand-up act at this year’s Hoodie Awards. [BET]

Trayvon Martin’s street memorial has been removed by the city of Sanford, but preserved in the local museum. [CNN]

The ICC sentences Congolese warlord to 14 years for recruiting and using child soldiers. [BBC]

Report: Only 30 percent of African-American children can swim, drowning at a rate three times higher than their white peers. [GRIO]

First results are due in Libya’s historic parliamentary election. [CNN]

Texas is one of several states to reject major provisions of Obama’s signature health law [REUTERS]

Egypt’s recently dissolved parliament meet in court, increasing tension with military leaders and the Supreme Court. [ALJ]

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News From Around the Web: June 25 Edition

June 25th, 2012

In today’s top news, BET remembers the music of Michael Jackson on the third anniversary of his death, “superhero” Newark Mayor Cory Booker helped and comforted a pedestrian hit by a car and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett said President Obama has a “genuine love” for the Black community.

BET remembers the music of Michael Jackson on the third anniversary of his death. [BET]

“Superhero” Newark Mayor Cory Booker helped and comforted a pedestrian hit by a car. [NBC4]

Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett said President Obama has a “genuine love” for the Black community. [WaPo]

President Obama pledged to fight for immigration reform. [BET]

Politico suspends a Black reporter who said Mitt Romney is “comfortable” with “white folks.” [NYDN]

Some cash-strapped U.S. cities are considering selling advertising space on fire trucks and other spaces. [NYT]

Kandi Burruss says the Black community is “hush-hush” when it comes to discussing sex. [BET]

NBA star Tony Parker is suing the NY club where the Drake and Chris Brown brawl went down for $20 million. [BET]

Iraq orders BBC, Voice of America and other media outlets to shut down operations in the country. [MSNBC]

Egypt’s newly elected President Mohammed Mursi begins the task of forming a government. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: June 22 Edition

June 22nd, 2012

(Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

In today’s top news , the Miami Heat win the NBA championship, the White House has “full confidence” in Attorney General Eric Holder amid the “Fast and Furious” controversy and George Zimmerman claims Trayvon Martin threatened to kill him.

The Miami Heat win the NBA championship. [AP]

The White House has thrown its “full confidence” behind Attorney General Eric Holder amid the “Fast and Furious” controversy. [The Ticket]

George Zimmerman claims Trayvon Martin threatened to kill him. [CNN]

Trayvon Martin’s parents resolve to stay focused on goals as George Zimmerman releases a flurry of information about the case. [BET]

A 64-year-old grandmother from L.A. takes second place in a fitness competition. [NBC4]

The adopted son of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has stepped forward to say that he was sexually abused. [BBC]

The Supreme Court ruled that people who committed crack crimes before the new, more lenient penalties took effect should benefit from the new rules. [AP]

50 Cent and Lil Kim weigh in on the Drake and Chris Brown beef. [BET]

Ice-T chats about his directorial debut. [BET]

Deaths of Somali pirate hostages are increasing. [BBC]

Egyptian protesters return to Tahrir Square to demand speedy election results. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: June 20 Edition

June 20th, 2012

In today’s top news, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is reportedly in a coma after suffering a stroke, the Rodney King 911 call has been released and a Texas grand jury refused to indict a father who killed a man for sexually abusing his daughter.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is reportedly in a coma after suffering a stroke. [CBS]

The dramatic Rodney King 911 call has been released. [CNN]

A Texas grand jury refused to indict a father who killed a man for sexually abusing his daughter. [CNN]

President Obama warned Mitt Romney to back off of criticizing his foreign policy decisions. [Politico]

The Southern Baptist Convention elects its first Black president. [BET]

T.I. calls Chief Keef a “representative” of the new generation. [BET]

The Miami Heat took Game 4 of the NBA Finals. [MSNBC]

The Pope calls for peace in Nigeria amid religious violence. [BBC]

Arsenio Hall is preparing to return to late-night TV. [BET]

The Jackson brothers are gearing up to go on their first tour after Michael’s death. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: June 18 Edition

June 18th, 2012

In today’s top news, police are investigating the drowning death of Rodney King, thousands filled New York streets in silent protest of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy and an SCLC official has spoken out in defense of embattled pastor Creflo Dollar.

Police are investigating the drowning death of Rodney King. [BET]

Thousands filled New York streets in silent protest of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy. [BET]

An SCLC official has spoken out in defense of Pastor Creflo Dollar, who was arrested for beating his 15-year-old daughter. [AJC]

More white baseball players are filling spots on HBCU teams. [NewsObserver]

The New York nightclub where Drake and Chris Brown brawled last week has been shut down by the city for violations. [E!]

Drake’s first performance since the brawl draws extra security. [BET]

Melanie Fiona and J. Cole collab on new single. [BET]

The Miami Heat take Game 3 of the NBA Finals  in a 91-85 win against Oklahoma City. [NBC Sports]

Egyptian army vows to transfer power to the country’s  elected president. [BBC]

Boko Haram takes responsibility for the weekend bombings of three churches in Nigeria that left 50 people dead. [CNN]

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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: May 2 Edition

May 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, President Obama announces an “enduring partnership” between the U.S. and Afghanistan and Tyler Perry’s production studios in Atlanta catch fire.

President Obama announces an “enduring partnership” between the U.S. and Afghanistan. [BET]

Tyler Perry’s production studios in Atlanta catch fire. [CNN]

George Zimmerman’s latest Myspace page is uncovered and reveals disparaging comments about Mexicans. [Miami Herald]

Samuel L. Jackson talks to BET.com about his latest role in Django Unchained. [BET]

Nicki Minaj announces U.S. tour dates. [BET]

African-Americans are taking on the scourge of sex trafficking in Black communities. [UPI]

At least 11 protesters in Cairo, Egypt were killed by an unknown assailant. [BBC]

Women in Ghana are being trained as pilots and health care workers to deliver health materials to isolated communities. [RFI]

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News From Around the World: Jan. 30 Edition

January 30th, 2012

In today’s top news, family, friends and fans pay their last respects to Etta James, GOP members are going crazy over “Captain Obama” and 400 are arrested at Occupy Oakland.

Etta James is laid to rest. [BET]

One GOP candidate depicts Obama as captain of a slave ship. [BET]

…And another RNC chairman compares him to the captain of the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia. [CNN]

400 arrested at Occupy Oakland. [LATimes]

President Obama tells colleges to lower costs. [BET]

U.N. chief tells African leaders to respect gay rights. [AFP]

The Help wins big at SAG. [AP]

Street art is Egypt’s latest revolution. [MSNBC]

Native Americans in South Dakota sue state for being edged out of early voting. [100R]

Report: Blacks and Latinos eat more sugary cereal. [BET]

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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]

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