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News From Around the Web: Feb. 13 Edition

February 13th, 2012

In today’s top news, the 2012 Grammy Awards honor the late Whitney Houston, some are angered as Etta James and Don Cornelius are left out of Grammys ‘in memoriam’ segment and new reports claim Houston died from deadly combo of prescription drugs and alcohol.

The 2012 Grammy Awards honor the late Whitney Houston. [BET]

Whitney Houston allegedly died from deadly combo of prescription drugs and alcohol. [TMZ]

Some angered that Grammys left Etta James and Don Cornelius out of ‘in memoriam’ segment. [MSNBC]

Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina hospitalized following her mother’s death. [BET]

New York City bans churches from operating in public schools on weekends. [WSJ]

Find out where ‘overweight’ ends and ‘obese’ begins. [BET]

Israeli Black Hebrews mourn Whitney Houston’s death. [BET]

U.S. government tops the list in layoffs. [MSNBC]

Gadhafi’s son warns of a Libyan revolt. [BBC]

U.S. admiral says Navy forces prepared to confront Iran. [FOX]

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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 World: Jan. 27 Edition

January 27th, 2012

In today’s top news, Etta James’s record sales have gained new life following her death, Black leaders in New Jersey say civil rights are too important to be left to a popular vote and U.S. economic growth is picking up.

Etta James’s record sales soaring after her death. [BET]

Black leaders in New Jersey say civil rights shouldn’t be left to a popular vote. [BET]

U.S. economic growth picking up. [BBC]

Mary J. Blige is upset her song from The Help didn’t snag any Oscar nods. [BET]

President Obama hits his stride ahead of the 2012 elections. [BET]

African leaders say they are ready to lead world growth. [AFP]

Atheist teen forces school to remove prayer from wall. [NYT]

Nigerian president open to talking with Boko Haram. [AJE]

Costa Concordia cruise disaster survivors offered $14,460 each. [MSNBC]

Three Chicago teens face hate crime charges for attacking an African-American student. [AP]

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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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Blues Singer Wants to Whip Beyoncé’s Butt

February 6th, 2009

Legendary blues singer Etta James is hatin’ on Barack and Beyoncé. Seems that James, who is played by Beyoncé in the movie Cadillac Records, doesn’t dig Beyoncé’s singing or the fact that President Obama chose her to serenade him with James’ signature tune on inauguration night.  “That woman singing for him, singing my song? She’s gonna get her ass whipped,” snapped James, speaking to an audience in Canada last week, according to TMZ.com. James, who has racked up four Grammys and 17 Blues Music Awards during her half-century career, was referring to her most famous number, “At Last.” A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Blues Hall of Fame and Grammy Hall of Fame, the 71-year-old James went on to say that she “can’t stand Beyoncé” and that the 27-year-old songstress “has no business up there singing, singing up there on a big old president day, singing my song that I been singing forever.” As for Obama, James dismissed him as “the one with the big ears,” adding, “He ain’t my president.” James reportedly never raised an objection about Beyoncé portraying her in the movie. Go here to sound off more on the story.

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