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News From Around the Web: Feb. 21 Edition

February 21st, 2014

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In today’s news, Florida A&M University selects its first woman president; racist episodes continue to stir the campus of the University of Mississippi; and brain dead Jahi McMath is improving, her mother says.

Florida A&M selects new president, first woman. [BET]

Racist episodes continue to stir University of Mississippi campus. [NY Times]

Brain dead Jahi McMath’s mother says daughter is much better. [Liberty Voice]

Michelle Obama and Jimmy Fallon: back together again. [USA Today]

The Dalai Lama will meet with Obama at the White House. [Time]

U.N. chief wants 3,000 more troops in Central African Republic. [Reuters]

FBI confirms Black activist was killed during 1973 Wounded Knee occupation. [CBS]

Same-sex marriage lawsuits exploding in U.S. courts. [NBC]

Judge: Spying on NJ Muslims by NYPD was legal. [News92]

LeBron James sticks nose into Kevin Durant’s MVP party. [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 15 Edition

January 15th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama says he will use his pen and telephone to take on Congress; the vote on a new constitution in Egypt could be a turning point; and Kanye West was named as suspect in a battery probe in Beverly Hills.

Obama: “I will use my pen and phone to take on Congress.” [CBS]

Vote on new constitution could be turning point for Egypt. [USA Today]

Kanye West named a suspect in Beverly Hills battery probe. [CNN]

Judge gives Chicago six months to OK gun sales law. [ABC]

Boko Haram blamed for deadly Nigeria market blast. [Telegraph]

“Octomom” Nadya Suleman faces 5-year sentence in welfare fraud case. [LA Times]

Jim Caldwell hired as new coach of Detroit Lions. [LA Times]

Family of unarmed man shot dead in North Carolina files suit. [BET]

Gov. Chris Christie apologizes again for political payback plot. [Washington Post]

Federal judge rules Oklahoma ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Nov. 25 Edition

November 25th, 2013

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In today’s news, the Obama administration reached an accord with Iran regarding nuclear arms and a winter-like storm threatens holiday travel.

Obama administration reaches accord with Iran on nuclear arms. [NY Times]

Winter-like storm lumbers east, threatening holiday travel. [LA Times]

George Zimmerman’s behavior tells a story, lawyer to Trayvon Martin’s parents says. [BET]

Parts of Amtrak passenger train derail in South Carolina. [CNN]

NAACP seeks harsher charges in San Jose racial hazing case. [LA Times]

Florida A&M trustees resume search for new president. [USA Today]

Mali holds legislative vote amid security fears. [Washington Post]

Rihanna’s mother steals the  show at American Music Awards. [People]

Jared Dudley, Chris Paul spark Clippers rout of Bulls. [ESPN]

South African papers defy ban on photographing President Zuma’s home. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 17 Edition

September 17th, 2013

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In today’s news, a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard leaves 13 dead, including the shooter; the United States and its allies are pushing for strong measures on Syria’s chemical weapons; and of the 12 candidates for mayor of Boston, five are Black and one is Latino.

Washington Navy Yard shooting leaves 13 dead, including shooter.  [Washington Post]

U.S. and allies push for strong U.N. measure on Syria’s arms. [NY Times]

In Boston mayoral race, half the 12 candidates are Black or Latino. [BET]

N.C. cop accused of shooting former FAMU football player due in court. [CBS]

Miss America Nina Davuluri brushes off racist remarks. [USA Today]

Bill Thompson concedes to Bill de Blasio in NYC mayor’s race. [Huffington Post]

Floyd Mayweather apologizes for post ridiculing Oscar De La Hoya. [ESPN]

Veggie-heavy stress reduction regimen shown to modify cell aging. [Bloomberg]

Rwandans vote in parliamentary elections. [BBC]

Facebook and Twitter blocked again in Iran after respite. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 3 Edition

September 3rd, 2013

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In Monday’s top news, President Obama gets critical support from John McCain for an attack on Syria; Nelson Mandela is discharged from the hospital; and the Trayvon Martin Foundation gets $50,000 from donors in Orlando.

Obama gains McCain’s support for Syria attack. [NY Times]

Still in critical condition, Mandela is discharged from hospital. [Washington Post]

Orlando donors contribute $50,000 to Trayvon Martin Foundation. [Orlando Sentinel]

FAMU marching band playing again after suspension. [Oregon Live]

Liberian press union calls on president to release imprisoned journalist. [All Africa]

Serena Williams advances to the quarterfinals of the US Open. [ESPN]

CBS, Time Warner Cable reach agreement, end blackout. [USA Today]

Life expectancy grows for women age 50 and up. [NY Times]

The Butler enjoys Labor Day upset with $20 million. [Hollywood Reporter]

Kanye West performs at wedding of grandson of Kazakhstan’s president. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 13

August 13th, 2013

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In Tuesday’s news, a federal judge ruled that New York’s stop-and-frisk initiative violates the constitution; Attorney General Eric Holder announced sentencing guidelines for nonviolent offenders; and North Carolina’s governor signed a sweeping new elections bill that changes voting requirements.

Federal judge rules stop and frisk unconstitutional. [NY Times]

Eric Holder announces sentencing guidelines for nonviolent offenders. [BET]

N.C. governor quietly signs sweeping elections bill. [USA Today]

In Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe tells rivals to accept his re-election or commit suicide. [CNN]

Black Baltimore Orioles star says fans threw banana at him. [Think Progress]

Trayvon’s father named honorary captain of FAMU football team. [Orlando Sentinal]

Swiss clerk disputes Oprah Winfrey’s account of racism in posh store. [NY Daily News]

Teenager denied heart transplant for nonconforming and confrontations with the law. [ABC]

Gunmen kill 44 people in Nigeria conflict. [BBC]

Racial bias suit against Paula Deen dismissed. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: June 28 Edition

June 28th, 2013

In today’s news, the Senate passes a major overhaul of the nation’s immigration system; South Africans prayed all night for an ailing Nelson Mandela; and Trayvon Martin’s friend testified that the encounter with George Zimmerman was racially motivated.

Senate passes its major immigration overhaul. [LA Times]

Prayer vigil for Nelson Mandela after condition improves. [BBC]

Trayvon Martin’s friend testified that encounter was racially charged. [USA Today]

Obama heads to South Africa with Mandela on his mind. [Reuters]

Detroit’s City Council president confronting legal troubles. [BET]

Parents of hazing victim react to FAMU reinstating Marching 100. [CBS Atlanta]

New rules aim to rid schools of junk food.  [BET]

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez of the Patriots denied bail in murder case. [Fox News]

Cavaliers select Anthony Bennett with No. 1 pick in NBA draft. [LA Times]

Paula Deen dropped by Target, Home Depot, others. [Newsday]

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News From Around the Web: June 3 Edition

June 3rd, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama criticized a Republican student loan plan as being unfair and poorly conceived; there will be an unusually large number of films by or focused on African-Americans this year; and George Zimmerman’s attorney has backed off accusations that a video featured Trayvon Martin fighting.

Obama rips GOP student loan plan as “not fair” and “not smart.” [BET]

This promises to be a banner year for African-American films. [NY Times]

George Zimmerman’s attorney backtracks on alleged Trayvon Martin video. [Orlando Sentinel]

Three storm chasers among those killed in Oklahoma. [LA Times]

FDA looks to reconsider restrictions on diabetes drug. [NY Times]

GOP lawmakers criticize Eric Holder over leak probes. [LA Times]

Pacers frustrate LeBron James, Heat to force Game 7. [USA Today]

Man born in Senegal vies to be Germany’s first Black parliament member. [NY Times]

FAMU hazing defendant says he protected the victim. [BET]

Ethiopian protesters take to the streets. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 13 Edition

May 13th, 2013

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In today’s news, a shooting at a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans left 19 people injured; the victims of the kidnapping in Cleveland have asked that they be allowed privacy; and Black and Latino lawyers are underrepresented in arguing before the Supreme Court.

Shooting at New Orleans Mother’s Day parade leaves 19 injured. [USA Today]

Cleveland kidnapping victims request privacy. [Wall Street Journal]

Black and Latino lawyers underrepresented in appearing at Supreme Court. [Fox News]

Florida A&M student pleads no contest in band hazing death. [BET]

Desmond Tutu said he will no longer vote for South Africa’s ANC. [Mail & Guardian]

Nigerian doctors shut down hospital in protest. [BBC]

There is a lack of Black pitchers and catchers in Major League Baseball. [Baseball Nation]

George Zimmerman’s lawyer wants jury sequestered in Trayvon Martin trial. [BET]

Malcolm X’s grandson killed in Mexico. [BET]

Minnesota is expected to become 12th state to adopt same-sex marriage. [Chicago Tribune]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 14 Edition

December 14th, 2012

In today’s top news, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice removed herself from consideration for secretary of state post; charges against Jordan Davis’ shooter upgraded to first-degree murder; and Nelson Mandela’s whereabouts are in question.

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice removed herself from consideration for the secretary of state post. [BET]

Charges against Jordan Davis’ shooter upgraded to first-degree murder. [Reuters]

Nelson Mandela’s whereabouts are in question after reports that he is receiving treatment at an unknown location. [AP]

Florida A&M University has been placed on probation for failing to meet basic educational standards. [UPI]

Rick Ross and John Legend receive Academy-award consideration for Best Original Song. [BET]

A warrant was issued for Katt Williams’ arrest after he failed to show up at an arraignment. [BET]

The U.S. will send troops and missiles to Turkey to help defend against Syrian attacks. [Reuters]

Basketball legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving will appear on NBC’s The Office. [The Grio]

China’s biggest English newspaper launches an Africa edition. [BBC]

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