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News From Around the Web: May 18 Edition

May 18th, 2012

In today’s top news, BET.com takes a look back at the contributions of the late, legendary Donna Summer, Trayvon Martin’s autopsy results show that he has marijuana in his system and police say Trayvon Martin’s death was “ultimately avoidable.”

BET.com takes a look back at the contributions of the late, legendary Donna Summer. [BET]

Trayvon Martin’s autopsy results show that he had marijuana in his system. [BET]

Police say Trayvon Martin’s death was “ultimately avoidable.” [CNN]

The Game stars Tia Mowry and Pooch Hall not returning for season 6. [BET]

Satirical cartoon The Boondocks will be returning for another season. [HipHopWired]

Facebook prepares to debut on Wall Street. [Reuters]

Michelle Obama reportedly talked divorce. [New York Post]

Notorious 1980’s drug dealer is arrested in NYC. [AP]

The U.S. to assign an Army brigade to various countries in Africa for training. [AP]

Obama to announce a $3bn plan to boost food security and farm productivity across Africa . [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 2 Edition

May 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, President Obama announces an “enduring partnership” between the U.S. and Afghanistan and Tyler Perry’s production studios in Atlanta catch fire.

President Obama announces an “enduring partnership” between the U.S. and Afghanistan. [BET]

Tyler Perry’s production studios in Atlanta catch fire. [CNN]

George Zimmerman’s latest Myspace page is uncovered and reveals disparaging comments about Mexicans. [Miami Herald]

Samuel L. Jackson talks to BET.com about his latest role in Django Unchained. [BET]

Nicki Minaj announces U.S. tour dates. [BET]

African-Americans are taking on the scourge of sex trafficking in Black communities. [UPI]

At least 11 protesters in Cairo, Egypt were killed by an unknown assailant. [BBC]

Women in Ghana are being trained as pilots and health care workers to deliver health materials to isolated communities. [RFI]

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News From Around the Web: April 2 Edition

April 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, Oprah wants to interview Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, Florida NAACP condemns Al Sharpton’s call for civil disobedience if Zimmerman isn’t arrested soon and police in California gun down an unarmed Black teen.

Oprah wants to interview George Zimmerman. [BET]

Florida NAACP condemned Al Sharpton’s call for civil disobedience if George Zimmerman isn’t arrested soon. [WKMG]

Police in California gun down an unarmed Black teen. [RT]

Lil Boosie will receive anonymous jury in murder-for-hire case. [BET]

Some of Whitney Houston’s iconic clothes and jewelry fetched $80k at an auction Saturday. [CNN]

U.K. police brutality and racism caught on tape. [CNN]

Britain authorizes an intelligence agency to monitor all phone calls, emails, texts and online activities in the country. [Reuters]

Thousands of homes nationwide are priced at $10k or less. [MSNBC]

Study shows the HPV virus lasts longer in young Black women. [AACR]

Hillary Clinton warns Syria of “serious repercussions” if cease fire doesn’t begin. [MSNBC]

Kony 2012 sequel to be released tomorrow. [ABC]

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News From Around the Web: March 16 Edition

March 16th, 2012

In today’s top news, a new study stresses the importance of mobilizing Black voters, more Black families are turning to home schooling and Afghan president Hamid Karzai calls for U.S. troops to leave the country’s villages.

A new study stresses the importance of mobilizing Black voters. [BET]

More Black families are turning to home schooling. [BBC]

Afghan president Hamid Karzai calls for U.S. troops to leave the country’s villages. [MSNBC]

Carol’s Daughter is planning to launch an online destination dedicated to natural hair. [BET]

Death investigation of Florida teen Trayvon Martin has been sent to the State Attorney’s Office. [BET]

Survey shows three out of ten adults aged 25 to 34 are living at home with parents. [TODAY]

Study links cadmium and other estrogen-like pollutants to higher rates of breast cancer. [LATimes]

Mississippi college band yells racial remark at a Latino basketball player during a game. [CNN]

Houston mother to be reunited with her son who was kidnapped eight years ago. [AP]

Uganda gay group sues U.S. evangelical minister for allegedly sowing hatred. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: March 15 Edition

March 15th, 2012

In today’s top news, former Chicago governor Rod Blagojevich begins his 14-year prison sentence today, Kony 2012 screenings are halted in Northern Uganda after residents express outrage and Memphis will finally name a street after Martin Luther King Jr. 40 years after his death.

Former Chicago governor Rod Blagojevich begins his 14-year prison sentence today. [BET]

Kony 2012 screenings halted in Northern Uganda after residents express outrage. [BBC]

Memphis to finally name a street after Martin Luther King Jr. 40 years after his death.  [CNN]

The White House is turning its attention to foreign-policy matters this week. [BET]

President Obama says it is not yet time to intervene in Syria. [AJE]

A new book from food justice activist Bryant Terry says that Black people can enjoy vegan food too. [BET]

Study shows that a lack of sleep may cause heavier eating. [WebMD]

Taliban suspends peace talks with the U.S. [Reuters]

Shocking, new anti-smoking campaign sets out to de-glamorize the addictive habit. [Reuters]

Arizona is on pace to have its busiest year for executions. [AP]

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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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News From Around the Web: March 6 Edition

March 6th, 2012

In today’s top news, U.S. blood banks are in severe need of African-American donors, Super Tuesday raises the stakes for Republican presidential nominee hopefuls and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says it’s legal to kill Americans plotting terrorism abroad.

U.S. blood banks are in severe need of African-American donors. [BET]

Super Tuesday has arrived. [BET]

Attorney General Eric Holder says it’s legal to kill Americans plotting terrorism abroad. [Telegraph]

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says time is running out for Iran. [CNN]

Study: Violent crime has spiked in Haiti’s cities. [AP]

Colleges and employers request applicant’s Facebook passwords. [MSNBC]

Study: Black and Latino students far more likely to be suspended than whites. [MSNBC]

Black families overrepresented among U.S. homeless. [ICPH]

Former U.S. service members suing over sexual assaults at prestigious Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. [TODAY]

U.S. pledges aid to Congo after 200 killed in Blast. [AFP]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 28 Edition

February 28th, 2012

In today’s top news, gunfire in an Ohio high school left two students dead and four wounded, 50 Cent says his trip to Africa was “enlightening” and Israel declares it won’t warn the U.S. ahead of a potential attack on Iran.

Two students died and four were wounded after a teen gunman opened fire in an Ohio high school. [MSNBC]

50 Cent says his trip to Africa was “enlightening.” [BET]

Israel won’t warn the U.S. ahead of a potential attack on Iran. [AP]

The U.S. Treasury Dept. will begin freezing bank accounts of child support debtors next year. [BET]

Malaysia cancels Erykah Badu concert over “Allah” tattoos. [AP]

One in five older Americans scrimp on health care to save money. [TODAY]

Light-skinned vs. dark-skinned pageant causes a stir. [Daily Mail]

FHM Philippines scrapped its latest cover image over claims of racism. [AP]

Occupy London camp finally gets evicted. [CNN]

Part of the controversial Keystone oil pipeline to begin construction. [MSNBC]

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