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News From Around the Web: Aug. 15 Edition

August 15th, 2012


In today’s top news, Evelyn Lozada has filed for divorce from Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, Vice President Joe Biden said Mitt Romney’s policies would “put y’all back in chains” and George Zimmerman won’t rely on a “Stand Your Ground” defense at trial.

Evelyn Lozada has filed for divorce from Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson. [BET]

Vice President Joe Biden said Mitt Romney’s policies would “put y’all back in chains.” [CNN]

George Zimmerman’s attorney says he won’t rely on a “Stand Your Ground” defense in his upcoming murder trial. [FOX]

Condoleezza Rice is hitting the campaign trail on behalf of rising GOP star Mia Love. [BET]

The oldest Black church in the U.S. celebrates 225 years. [BET]

Four million Bumbo Baby infant seats have been recalled amid reports of infant skull fractures. [AP]

The U.S. government is considering the use of battlefield blimps along the Mexican border. [MSNBC]

Starting today, undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children may now apply for work without danger of deportation. [CNN]

Olympic athletes from Ivory Coast and Guinea have been added to the roster of those gone AWOL in London. [ThisDay]

IBM plans to open a research lab in Kenya to help combat staggering traffic jams. [BBC]

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News You Should Know: July 17 Edition

July 17th, 2012

Michelle Obama, Barack Obama Kiss Cam

(Photo: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

In today’s top news, the Obamas show major PDA on the Kiss Cam, FDA approves the first drug to prevent HIV and George Zimmerman is accused of molestation and discrimination.

FDA approves the first drug to prevent HIV. [AP]

George Zimmerman is accused of molestation and discrimination: “I know that he does not like Black people,” says Witness 9. [BET]

The Obamas show major PDA on the Kiss Cam. [BET]

Alicia Keys is the latest celebrity to endorse President Barack Obama on social media. [The Hill]

South Africa recalls 500,000 faulty HIV kits bought in South Korea. [Yahoo]

The Knicks must either match the Rocket’s lucrative deal for Jeremy Lin or let him walk. [ESPN]

A Nigerian 10-year-old boy is killed by an errant bomb while taking exams at school. [BBC]

Former Google golden child becomes CEO of Yahoo. [Business Week]

Drought in the U.S. could lead to dramatic spike in food prices. [Washington Post]

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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: July 5 Edition

July 5th, 2012

In today’s top news, singer Frank Ocean revealed that his first love was a man, the judge in the Trayvon Martin case is expected to make a decision on George Zimmerman’s bond request today and President Obama hit the road via bus, making stops in key swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Singer Frank Ocean revealed that his first love was a man. [BET]

A decision on George Zimmerman’s request for bond is expected to be handed down today. [CBSNews]

President Obama has hit the road via bus and is making stops in key swing states. [The Hill]

Nearly 700,000 Americans across 11 states celebrated the 4th of July without electricity. [CNN]

Legend Bobby Womack is talking about making a comeback. [BET]

A second arrest warrant was issued for That’s So Raven actor Orlando Brown. [BET]

A Nigerian entrepreneur has created a way to bring Nigerian films to the world. [CNN]

Nigerian president Goodluck Johnathan nominated the country’s first female Supreme Court chief justice. [AFP]

Childhood abuse has been linked to obesity in Black women. [L.A.Times]

Study shows U.S. apartment rent prices have reached their highest rate since 2007. [Reuters]

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News From Around the Web: June 13 Edition

June 13th, 2012

In today’s top news, George Zimmerman’s wife was arrested for perjury after lying about the couple’s finances, a Georgia KKK branch loses its bid to adopt a stretch of the state’s highway and police in Chicago are working overtime to stem the rising tide of street violence.

George Zimmerman’s wife was arrested for perjury after lying about the couple’s finances. [BET]

A Georgia KKK branch loses its bid to adopt a stretch of the state’s highway. [CNN]

Police in Chicago are working overtime to stem the rising tide of street violence. [ChicagoTribune]

A new documentary chronicles how the Grammy Awards show was reworked in the hectic hours after Whitney Houston’s death. [AP]

Usher, 2Chainz and Big Sean will perform at this year’s BET Awards. [BET]

Creator and executive producer of Basketball Wives,  Shaunie O’Neal, says she plans to fire three cast members. [BET]

Spike Lee warns that Obama supporters cannot rest on their laurels, expecting an easy victory. [Politico]

Waka Flocka Flame says Rick Ross and Jay-Z copied his style. [BET]

Israel has begun its plan to detain and deport more than 200,000 undocumented African migrants. [CNN]

Imprisoned boxer Floyd Mayweather seeks release from solitary confinement on grounds that he is becoming out of shape. [ESPN]

Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, is losing its distinction as “most dangerous city in the world.” [AP]

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News From Around the Web: June 5 Edition

June 5th, 2012

In today’s top news, today voters choose who will run in the November general elections, Nicki Minaj addresses the Hot 97 Summer Jam controversy and Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman’s donations spike upon his return to jail.

Today is primary day! [BET]

Nicki Minaj addresses the Hot 97 Summer Jam controversy. [BET]

Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman’s donations spike upon his return to jail. [ABC News]

FAMU president James Ammons proposed new requirements for band membership at the school to end hazing. [AP]

Soldier Brandy Fonteneaux was stabbed 74 times by a fellow soldier experiencing a psychotic break. [Daily Mail]

Queen Latifah says her performance at a gay pride celebration was not an “outing” of her sexuality. [BET]

R&B veteran Brian McKnight and young crooner Chris Brown spar over Twitter. [BET]

Janet Jackson to produce transgender documentary. [AP]

African migrants were targeted in a Jerusalem arson attack. [BBC]

Israel orders the deportation of 25,000 undocumented immigrants following anti-African protests. [RFI]

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News From Around the Web: May 31 Edition

May 31st, 2012

In today’s top news, Attorney General Eric Holder asks Black churches to join the fight for our “sacred” voting rights, a report shows that FAMU drum major Robert Champion died one hour after he was hazed and the makers of FEMA trailers are set to pay $43 million to those suffering from health issues caused by chemicals in the homes.

Attorney General Eric Holder asks Black churches to join the fight for our “sacred” voting rights. [BET]

Report shows that FAMU drum major Robert Champion died one hour after he was hazed. [Miami Herald]

Makers of FEMA trailers set to pay $43 million to those suffering from health issues caused by chemicals in the homes. [CNN]

Black surgeon sues UCLA over racist joke. [The Root]

First Lady Michelle Obama says the president “tucks her in” to bed each night at the White House. [DailyMail]

Bobbi Kristina walked off of the set of her new Tyler Perry show after an emotional breakdown. [BET]

Idris Elba is rumored to star in the next Hunger Games movie. [BET]

After her sister’s big upset loss at the French Open, tennis champ Venus Williams is also out of the tournament. [SI]

Africa NGO says the rush to adopt African children needs to stop. [CNN]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton points finger at Russia for contributing to Syria’s civil war. [BBC]

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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 24 Edition

May 24th, 2012

In today’s top news, rapper 2 Chainz says airport officials tried to “assassinate” his swag this week, Colin Powell says he supports same-sex marriage and two female soldiers are suing to end the military restriction on women in combat.

Rapper 2 Chainz says airport officials tried to “assassinate” his swag when they arrested him for his over-sized chain this week. [BET]

General Colin Powell says he supports same-sex marriage. [CNN]

Two female soldiers are suing to end the military restriction on women in combat. [Reuters]

Mother of wrongfully deported teen Jakadrien Turner has filed suit against Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano for the mistake. [MSNBC]

NYPD roughs up 15-year-old honor student after mistaking her for a shoplifter. [NYDN]

NY Black radio pioneer and legend Hal Jackson dies at 96. [BET]

First Lady Michelle Obama will host a conference call with students this evening to discuss the presidential election. [BET]

George Zimmerman’s evolving views of the Sanford Police Department are now being aired and scrutinized. [CNN]

South Africa’s infamously impoverished township, Soweto, gets its own fashion week. [AP]

South African officials are suing to have a painting of president Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed removed from public view. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: March 19 Edition

March 19th, 2012

In today’s top news, police release Trayvon Martin 911 tapes, top leaders gather in D.C. for BET’s Leading Women Defined conference and Mitt Romney wins primary victory in Puerto Rico.

Police release Trayvon Martin 911 tapes. [BET]

Top leaders gather in D.C. for BET’s Leading Women Defined conference. [BET]

Mitt Romney wins primary victory in Puerto Rico. [BBC]

Sugary drinks and sodas linked to heart disease in men. [BET]

Despite progress, one in four high school students drop out. [AP]

The Temptations sue iTunes over royalties. [Billboard]

Kony 2012 director detained and hospitalized. [NYT]

Data shows Nigerians are the most educated in the U.S. [HoustonChronicle]

Slavery still alive in Mauritania. [CNN]

Virginia student told to read Langston Hughes poem “Blacker.” [WAMU]

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