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News From Around the Web: Aug. 20 Edition

August 20th, 2012

In today’s top news, South Africa’s deadly mine riots highlight squalid conditions of life on the mine, Rihanna told Oprah that she will always love Chris Brown and actress Zoe Saldana is slated to play Nina Simone in a biopic about the late singer.

South Africa’s deadly mine riots highlight squalid conditions of life on the mine. [AFP]

Rihanna told Oprah that she will always love ex Chris Brown. [BET]

Several charities have accused Rihanna of sanctioning domestic violence after her Oprah interview. [Independent]

Actress Zoe Saldana is slated to play Nina Simone in a biopic about the late singer. [BET]

The National Association of Black Journalists laments the lack of minority moderators scheduled for presidential debates. [BET]

A government health panel may make HIV testing as routine as cholesterol screenings. [Reuters]

A GOP Senate candidate is under fire after stating that women can’t get pregnant if it is a “legitimate rape.” [Yahoo]

First Lady Michelle Obama will visit the victims of the Sikh temple shooting Thursday. [CNN]

Nicki Minaj was forced to cancel two concert dates this weekend because of damaged vocal chords. [AP]

Ebola breaks out in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [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: May 21 Edition

May 21st, 2012

In today’s top news, the NAACP deems same-sex marriage a civil right, Black and Latino people are paying three percent more for homes and Michelle Obama takes first ladies to the South Side of Chicago during NATO visit.

The NAACP deems same-sex marriage a civil right. [BET]

Black and Latino people pay three percent more for homes. [BusinessInsider]

Michelle Obama takes first ladies to the South Side of Chicago during NATO visit. [Reuters]

Many war veterans protested the NATO summit, tossing medals into the streets. [MSNBC]

Will Smith smacks a reporter who tried to kiss him in the face. [ABCNEWS]

An attorney claims a judge and two lawyers conspired to drain Rosa Park’s estate of money. [BET]

Raven-Symoné says her sexuality is not public business after a tabloid claims she is a lesbian. [MTV]

T.I. wants out of the rap game. [BET]

Wendy Williams defends her plastic surgery. [BET]

French authorities are investigating ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in another sex scandal. [BBC]

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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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News From Around the Web: March 21 Edition

March 21st, 2012

In today’s top news, the NAACP rallies for the arrest of Trayvon Martin’s killer, supporters in New York City today plan to hold “Million Hoodie March” in support of teen and a friend of Michelle Obama reveals that the first lady feels a ’special responsibility’ for Black girls.

The NAACP rallies for the arrest of Trayvon Martin’s killer. [BET]

“Million Hoody March” planned for Trayvon Martin in New York City today. [InterOccupy]

Michelle Obama’s friend says she feels a ’special responsibility’ for Black girls. [Examiner]

Robert DeNiro apologizes for first lady joke made at an Obama fundraiser. [Yahoo]

Oprah’s OWN network lays off one-fifth of its work force. [BET]

In today’s market, it’s better to buy your home than rent. [CNN]

Queen Latifah and Alfre Woodard to star in Steel Magnolias remake. [BET]

Studies show that a daily aspirin can ward off some cancers. [FOX]

Mississippi college disciplines students who yelled racist chants at basketball game. [BET]

A growing number of Ugandan women find themselves trapped as sex slaves in Asia. [AFP]

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News From Around the Web: March 13 Edition

March 13th, 2012

In today’s top news, CNN lifts its suspension of Roland Martin over offensive remarks, Black churches vow to register one million voters on Easter Sunday and a new study links red meat to premature death from diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

CNN lifts suspension of Roland Martin over offensive remarks. [Newsbusters]

Black churches vow to register one million voters on Easter Sunday. [ChristianPost]

Study links red meat to premature death from diabetes, heart disease and cancer. [FOX]

Michelle Obama will lead the U.S. delegation to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. [AP]

Oprah gives her long-time beau Stedman some face time on the cover of O magazine. [BET]

Poll of Republican voters in Alabama and Mississippi show most believe Obama is Muslim. [NYDN]

Record rainfall soaks Southern Louisiana. [CNN]

Analysts say foreign policy will determine whether Obama remains in office next term. [AP]

Afghans attack delegation visiting site of massacre. [BBC]

Marketing agency makes homeless people wi-fi hotspots; offering Internet for donations. [NYT]

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