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News From Around the Web: March 13

March 13th, 2013

(Photo: AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

In today’s top news, Florida’s lieutenant governor Jennifer Carroll has resigned for ties to a company linked to illegal gambling, two high school football players in Steubenville, Ohio, go on trial for rape charges and a study states new voter ID laws have discriminated against young Black and Latino voters.

Florida’s lieutenant governor Jennifer Carroll has resigned because of her ties to an Internet cafe company that is now under federal investigation. [AP]

In Steubenville, Ohio, two high school football players go on trial on charges of raping a 16-year-old girl last summer. [NY Times]

A new study says that new voter ID laws disproportionately impacted young Black and Latino voters. [International Business Times]

House Republicans are sending mixed signals in an agreement to meet with President Barack Obama for talks over the budget. [AP]

The search continues for Terrilynn Monette, a New Orleans teacher, who has been missing for two weeks. [CNN]

A Chicago man has launched a social media campaign to end gun violence. [NBC Chicago]

Johnny Williams of Oakland, California, is free after spending 14 years in prison for a rape he never committed. [NBC Bay Area]

Dennis Rodman is in Rome supporting Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana to be the first Black pope. [AP]

The London Teaching Pool is complaining about inquiries from schools appearing not to want teachers of color. [BBCNews]

Cardinals will begin another round of voting to select the next pope. [Washington Post

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 31 Edition

January 31st, 2013


In today’s top news, the White House condemned the shooting death of Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton, George Zimmerman wants to delay his murder trial and the Jamaican government has embraced the controversial Super Bowl ad featuring white actors and Jamaican accents.

The White House condemned the shooting death of Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton. [BET]

George Zimmerman wants to delay his murder trial for the shooting of Trayvon Martin. [AP]

The Jamaican government has embraced the controversial Super Bowl ad featuring white actors and Jamaican accents. [Grio]

Arab-Americans are calling Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl ad racist. [NBCNews]

African-American William “Mo” Cowan will fill the senate seat vacated by John Kerry. [BET]

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver apologized for anti-gay remarks. [ESPN]

Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas will donate her Olympic items to the Smithsonian. [AP]

The NFL has dispelled rumors that Beyoncé  made outlandish demands for her Super Bowl performance. [BET]

Zimbabwe’s bank balance is $217 after paying government employees last week. [AJE]

France says Mali’s militants are in “disarray” after three weeks of airstrikes. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 29 Edition

January 29th, 2013

In today’s top news, President Obama plans to make an appeal for immigration reform, the president is asking police chiefs to back his plan for gun reform and Louis Farrakhan said the right to bear arms is unnecessary.

President Obama plans to make an appeal for immigration reform today. [CNN]

The president is asking police chiefs to back his plan for gun reform. [BET]

Louis Farrakhan said the right to bear arms is unnecessary. [CBSNews]

The NFL Players Association wants the league to fund a $100 million Harvard study on players’ injuries and illnesses. [CNN]

Ex-49er Kwame Harris was charged for felony domestic violence and assault charges for an attack on a former boyfriend. [Grio]

Boy Scouts may lift ban on homosexuals. [AP]

Chris Brown’s lawyer has contacted the police about his fight with Frank Ocean. [BET]

Colleges are creating drone piloting programs in anticipation of a domestic drone boom. [NBCNews]

A Mali donor meeting raised $455 million for the campaign to root out Islamic militants. [BBC]

Nigerian militant group Boko Haram reached a unilateral ceasefire with the Nigerian government. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 14 Edition

January 14th, 2013


In today’s top news, Don Cheadle and Django Unchained won Golden Globe awards, Colin Powell chided the GOP for its “intolerance” and Nas was hospitalized for vertigo.

Don Cheadle and Django Unchained won Golden Globe awards. [BET]

Colin Powell said there is a “darn vein of intolerance” running through some parts of the GOP. [BET]

Nas was hospitalized for vertigo. [BET]

A Missouri court has appointed a lawyer to protect the interests of the late Jovan Belcher’s 4-month-old daughter. [USATODAY]

Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa have decided to call off their divorce. [CNN]

Louis Farrakhan called Django Unchained “preparation for a race war.” [FOX]

An Ohio town will let some school employees bring guns to school once they have received tactical training. [Reuters]

Record low water levels in the Great Lakes are snarling commerce, tourism in the region. [CNN]

French fighter jets began bombing targets in militant strongholds of northern Mali this weekend. [AP]

Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki blocked a bid by legislators to give themselves $100K pay bonuses. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 21 Edition

December 21st, 2012


In today’s top news, Michelle Obama writes an open letter to Newtown, church bells in Newtown chimes 26 times in honor of the Sandy Hook shooting victims, and Fat Joe pleads guilty to tax evasion.

Michelle Obama writes an open letter to Newtown. [BET]

Church bells in Newtown chimes 26 times in honor of the Sandy Hook shooting victims. [NBCNews]

Fat Joe pleads guilty to tax evasion. [BET]

Sarah Palin bashed President Obama’s TIME Person of the Year win. [CNN]

The CDC reports that new infections of HIV among African-American women have declined. [Chicago Sun-Times]

Singer Frank Ocean is facing a $1 million lawsuit from his estranged father. [BET]

Katt Williams was detained in front of a Subway restaurant. [TMZ]

Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams and Cicely Tyson will star in the Broadway play “The Trip to Bountiful.” [Grio]

ESPN suspends host Rob Parker for RGIII comments. [Grio]

Archbishop Desmond Tutu likens Uganda’s anti-gay laws to apartheid. [Sapa-AFP]

Humanitarian groups warn that a Mali intervention will harm civilians. [VOA]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 5 Edition

December 5th, 2012

In today’s top news, new details emerge in the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide; President Obama is expected to ask Congress for $50 billion in emergency funds for Hurricane Sandy relief; and Katt Williams says he’s “kinda done” with stand-up comedy.

New details emerge as police try to piece together the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide. [BET]

President Obama is expected to ask Congress for $50 billion in emergency funds for Hurricane Sandy relief. [NYT]

Katt Williams says he’s “kinda done” with stand-up comedy. [CNN]

A fourth man pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges for killing  James Anderson of Mississippi. [AP]

Beyoncé confirms that she will release new music before her Super Bowl performance in February. [Billboard]

A new poll shows the majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana. [Reuters]

Marvin Gaye’s son wants Lenny Kravitz out of the late singer’s biopic. [BET]

Jay-Z chronicles the Barclays Center opening in new documentary. [BET]

Jamie Foxx will star in the upcoming Spider Man sequel. [ET]

Mali’s government has begun talks with the country’s rebels for the first time. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 20 Edition

September 20th, 2012


In today’s top news, forensic tests reveal Trayvon Martin’s DNA was not found on the murder weapon, Jesse Jackson Jr.’s D.C. home is reportedly up for sale and a report shows that Black male graduation rates lag behind whites.

Forensic tests reveal Trayvon Martin’s DNA was not found on the murder weapon. [BET]

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s D.C. home is reportedly up for sale. [NBC5]

Report shows that Black male graduation rates lag behind whites. [AP]

Whoopi Goldberg lambastes Mitt Romney via Twitter. [Twichy]

Wrongly accused rapist Brian Banks nabs a deal with the United Football League. [ESPN]

Nas and Lauryn Hill announce they will go on tour together. [BET]

Common wants to host a peace summit with Chief Keef and other Chicago rappers. [BET]

A Florida mom says she doesn’t regret beating up her son’s bully on a school bus. [NBCNews]

A 19-year-old woman from Uganda is Africa’s youngest legislator. [NewVision]

South African miners to resume work. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 27 Edition

August 27th, 2012

In today’s top news, Tameka Raymond plans to appeal her loss of full custody of her two children with Usher Raymond, anti-Obama documentary 2016: Obama’s America earned a whopping $6.3 million at the box office and weekend gun violence in Chicago claims the lives of nine and wounds 28.

Tameka Raymond plans to appeal her loss of full custody of her two children with Usher Raymond. [BET]

The scathing anti-Obama documentary 2016: Obama’s America earned $6.3 million at the box office. [BET]

Weekend gun violence in Chicago claims the lives of nine and wounds 28. [NBC News]

Tropical Storm Isaac threatens the Gulf Coast after claiming lives in Haiti. [Miami Herald]

Morris Brown College files for bankruptcy. [AP]

Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas tells Oprah she was called a “slave” by former teammates. [WSBTV]

Terrell Owens gets dumped from the Seattle Seahawks. [ESPN]

A study shows that school vouchers have a positive effect on college enrollment for African-Americans. [CNN]

Angola deports a band of Chinese gangsters accused of extortion, kidnappings and armed robberies. [BBC]

Miners slowly return to South Africa’s Lonmin platinum mine after deadly strikes. [BBC]

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News You Should Know: Aug. 13 Edition

August 13th, 2012

In today’s top news, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was fired from the Miami Dolphins, Malcolm X actor Robert Freeman Jr. died at 78 and Mitt Romney names Paul Ryan as his running mate.

Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was fired from the Miami Dolphins following a domestic violence dispute with his wife, Evelyn Lozada. [BET]

Malcolm X actor Robert Freeman Jr. dies at 78. [AP]

Mitt Romney names Paul Ryan as his running mate. [BET]

Russell Simmons tweets, Romney and Ryan “will destroy our people.” [Twitchy]

Black hair braiders in Oregon and other parts of the country face stiff regulation. [Oregonian]

Debbie Rowe, mother of Prince and Paris Jackson, said she approves of the new joint custody agreement. [BET]

Rep. Allen West fights back against ad that depicts him punching white women. [Palm Beach Post]

Rampant racial profiling is reported at Boston’s Logan International Airport. [AP]

Brazilian soccer star Pele makes surprise cameo at Olympic closing ceremony as the country gears up for the 2016 Summer games. [SWR]

Nigeria’s army kills 20 suspected members of militant group Boko Haram. [AJE]

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New You Should Know: July 31 Edition

July 31st, 2012

In today’s top news, Michael Phelps might make Olympic history again, Obama asks Bill Clinton to make a case for his re-election and a recently signed NFL player commits suicide.

NFL player O.J. Murdock kills himself in front of his former high school, police say. [CNN]

Obama asks Bill Clinton to make a case for his re-election at the Democratic National Convention. [BET]

Michael Phelps might make Olympic history again tonight. [AP]

Another Olympian is expelled from the games for a racist tweet. [WaPo]

China’s 16-year-old Olympian swimming champ denies dope allegations. [CNN]

Iranian president takes a jab at Mitt Romney’s controversial Israel trip. [AP]

A blackout leaves 600 million residents without power in India. [NPR]

Islamist occupiers stone an unwed couple to death in Mali. [Al Jazeera]

Rumor has it that Apple will announce the next iPhone and “mini iPad” this September. [NBCNews]

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