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News From Around the Web: Aug 24 Edition

August 24th, 2012

In today’s top news, Rodney King’s autopsy results showed that drugs and alcohol contributed to his death, Mitt Romney is shy about releasing his tax returns because he doesn’t want to reveal how much he tithes to the Mormon Church and Alabama raises a monument to a Ku Klux Klan leader.

Rodney King’s autopsy results showed that drugs and alcohol contributed to his death. [LATimes]

Mitt Romney says he is reluctant to release his tax returns because he doesn’t want to reveal how much he tithes to the Mormon Church. [AP]

Alabama raises a monument to a Ku Klux Klan leader and draws the ire of residents. [NBC News]

George Zimmerman’s attorney has shut down his client’s Facebook page because it led to “unhelpful discussions.” [AP]

Previously undiscovered tapes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. captures his views on civil rights and Africa. [BET]

Lil Wayne says he found the now infamous club brawl between Drake and Chris Brown funny. [BET]

BET’s T.J. Holmes made it on to Vibe’s Juice Crew list. [BET]

Tropical storm Issac will hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic Friday and Florida residents urged to prepare for its arrival on Monday. [Weather.com]

Best Buy’s new CEO is slated to be paid $6.25 million if he doesn’t take the job. [NBC News]

Norway finds mass killer Anders Breivik sane, sentences him to 21 years in prison. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 15 Edition

August 15th, 2012


In today’s top news, Evelyn Lozada has filed for divorce from Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, Vice President Joe Biden said Mitt Romney’s policies would “put y’all back in chains” and George Zimmerman won’t rely on a “Stand Your Ground” defense at trial.

Evelyn Lozada has filed for divorce from Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson. [BET]

Vice President Joe Biden said Mitt Romney’s policies would “put y’all back in chains.” [CNN]

George Zimmerman’s attorney says he won’t rely on a “Stand Your Ground” defense in his upcoming murder trial. [FOX]

Condoleezza Rice is hitting the campaign trail on behalf of rising GOP star Mia Love. [BET]

The oldest Black church in the U.S. celebrates 225 years. [BET]

Four million Bumbo Baby infant seats have been recalled amid reports of infant skull fractures. [AP]

The U.S. government is considering the use of battlefield blimps along the Mexican border. [MSNBC]

Starting today, undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children may now apply for work without danger of deportation. [CNN]

Olympic athletes from Ivory Coast and Guinea have been added to the roster of those gone AWOL in London. [ThisDay]

IBM plans to open a research lab in Kenya to help combat staggering traffic jams. [BBC]

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New You Should Know: Aug. 2 Edition

August 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, Gabby Douglas competes for second gold at Olympics and the psychiatrist of the Colorado shooting suspect had “serious concerns” about his behavior.

Report: The psychiatrist of Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes had “serious concerns” about his behavior. [CNN]

Gymnast Gabby Douglas is Team USA’s best hope for all-around gold medal. [LA Times]

Women can now get no-cost contraception. [BET]

Obama is supporting Syria rebels, sources say. [The Guardian]

Venus Williams loses in the third round at the Olympics: “Hopefully, there’s 2016.” [Yahoo]

Judge in George Zimmerman’s case rejects request to step down. [Reuters]

The Tea Party looks to become more influential in the Senate. [WSJ]

U.S.’s  Olympic  swimmer Nathan Adrian beats Australian favorite James ‘‘The Missile’’ Magnussen by a fingertip. [AP]

Same-sex marriage opponents champion their views by buying Chik-fil-A chicken sandwiches. [CNN]

Egypt’s new government is officially announced, with military retaining most power. [BBC]

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News You Should Know: July 26 Edition

July 26th, 2012

In today’s top news, the names of six “secret” witnesses in George Zimmerman’s case are revealed, President Obama announces a new education program, and Katherine Jackson is no longer the guardian of Michael Jackson’s children.

President Obama announces a new initiative for Black academic excellence. [BET]

The judge reveals the names of six “secret” witnesses in George Zimmerman’s case. [News One]

Katherine Jackson is no longer the guardian of Michael Jackson’s children. [BET]

The top 10 African athletes to watch this Olympics. [BBC]

Authorities arrest James Brown’s daughter for a hit-and-run incident. [The Grio]

The “Black Madam” is charged with murder for lethal butt injections. [AP]

Somalia is close to creating its first legitimate government in more than 20 years. [ALJ]

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News You Should Know: July 19 Edition

July 19th, 2012

In today’s top news, Trayvon Martin’s shooter George Zimmerman says events were “all God’s plans,” Emmy nominations are announced this morning, and Penn State will respond to the NCAA’s demand for information within days.

Mad Men and ‘merican Horror Story lead the Emmy Awards pack so far with 17 nominations. [LA Times]

Trayvon Martin’s shooter George Zimmerman says events that fateful night were “all God’s plans.” [BET]

Penn State will respond to the NCAA’s demand for information. [Sports Illustrated]

Report: HIV-AIDS rate of Black gay males in the U.S. are the highest in the world. [AFP]

Black U.K. newspaper is granted access to Olympic Stadium after protests and petition. [The Guardian]

Rapper Ms. Melodie of Boogie Down Productions has died. [BET]

Older African-Americans and Hispanics are hit hardest by foreclosure. [AP]

About 100 people missing after ferry accident in Zanzibar. [BBC]

Mitt Romney is “not enthusiastic” about revealing his earlier tax returns. [REUTERS]

Next iPhone to be slimmer and lighter. [WSJ]

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News You Should Know: July 17 Edition

July 17th, 2012

Michelle Obama, Barack Obama Kiss Cam

(Photo: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

In today’s top news, the Obamas show major PDA on the Kiss Cam, FDA approves the first drug to prevent HIV and George Zimmerman is accused of molestation and discrimination.

FDA approves the first drug to prevent HIV. [AP]

George Zimmerman is accused of molestation and discrimination: “I know that he does not like Black people,” says Witness 9. [BET]

The Obamas show major PDA on the Kiss Cam. [BET]

Alicia Keys is the latest celebrity to endorse President Barack Obama on social media. [The Hill]

South Africa recalls 500,000 faulty HIV kits bought in South Korea. [Yahoo]

The Knicks must either match the Rocket’s lucrative deal for Jeremy Lin or let him walk. [ESPN]

A Nigerian 10-year-old boy is killed by an errant bomb while taking exams at school. [BBC]

Former Google golden child becomes CEO of Yahoo. [Business Week]

Drought in the U.S. could lead to dramatic spike in food prices. [Washington Post]

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News You Should Know: July 16 Edition

July 16th, 2012

Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

In today’s top news, Lia Neal is the second African-American female to make the U.S. Olympic swimming team, the African Union Commission elects its first woman leader, and recently signed New York Knicks player Jason Kidd is charged with DWI.

Lia Neal, 17,  is the second African-American female to make the U.S. Olympic swimming team. [NYT]

For the first time a woman has been elected to head the 54-nation African Union Commission. [Al-Jazeera]

George Zimmerman wants judge to recuse himself. [ABC]

NAACP turns to Black churches “to dispel HIV myths and spread the truth” in the community. [Washington Post]

New York Knicks player Jason Kidd is charged with DWI after crashing his vehicle this weekend. [CSM]

A child’s waist size  is directly related to her television watching habits, according to a study. [BBC]

Aretha Franklin is the latest celebrity to express an interest in becoming an American Idol judge. [CNN]

MSNBC.com is no more, after NBC and Microsoft dissolve their 16-year partnership. [AP]

Serena Williams wins the Stanford Classic title only a week after her Wimbledon win. [Reuters]

New details emerge in Syria massacre that left over 100 residents dead. [WSJ]

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News From Around the Web: July 9 Edition

July 9th, 2012

In today’s top news, Usher’s stepson was declared brain dead after a Jet Ski accident, George Zimmerman is at a safe house in Florida after posting $1 million in bail and a court battle over a Texas voter ID law is set to take place this week.

Usher’s stepson was declared brain dead after a Jet Ski accident. [BET]

Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman relocates to a safe house in Florida after posting $1 million in bail. [AP]

A controversial court battle over a Texas voter ID law is set to take place this week. [Reuters]

Hundreds of thousands of Internet users will lose access today because of a nasty virus. [CNN]

The Williams sisters took home the Wimbledon doubles title this weekend. [BET]

Morgan Freeman says President Obama’s white “mama” makes him America’s first mixed-race president — not the first Black president. [BET]

Study: The HPV vaccine is helping even those who skip it. [HealthDay]

South Sudan celebrates its first year of independence. [AFP]

South Africa desperately seeks to boost Black oil company ownership in the country. [Reuters]

Libya held its first democratic election this weekend. [Guardian]

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News From Around the Web: July 6 Edition

July 6th, 2012


In today’s top news, the Black jobless rate rose to 14.4 percent in June, George Zimmerman’s defense team renews public pleas for donations after bail was set at $1 million and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for serious “physical and emotional ailments.”

The unemployment rate for African-Americans rose to 14.4 percent in June. [BET]

George Zimmerman’s defense team renewed public pleas for donations after bail was set at $1 million. [NBC News]

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for serious “physical and emotional ailments,” his office announced. [AP]

Rihanna is suing her former accountants saying they cost her millions. [BET]

Wendy Williams is slated to produce the TV adaptation of Star Jones’ novel, Satan’s Sisters. [BET]

Muhammad Ali named 2012 Liberty Medal recipient. [AP]

A 14-year-old girl was killed in L.A. while watching a fireworks display this Fourth of July. [KTLA]

A 20-year-old Florida man received 162 years in prison for a first-time robbery offense that left no one injured. [NYDN]

Flyers for a three-day all-white Christian conference being held in Lamar County, Alabama, is angering some local residents. [MSNBC]

The U.N. calls for sanctions against Mali fighters, who are destroying important historical and religious sites in the area. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: July 5 Edition

July 5th, 2012

In today’s top news, singer Frank Ocean revealed that his first love was a man, the judge in the Trayvon Martin case is expected to make a decision on George Zimmerman’s bond request today and President Obama hit the road via bus, making stops in key swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Singer Frank Ocean revealed that his first love was a man. [BET]

A decision on George Zimmerman’s request for bond is expected to be handed down today. [CBSNews]

President Obama has hit the road via bus and is making stops in key swing states. [The Hill]

Nearly 700,000 Americans across 11 states celebrated the 4th of July without electricity. [CNN]

Legend Bobby Womack is talking about making a comeback. [BET]

A second arrest warrant was issued for That’s So Raven actor Orlando Brown. [BET]

A Nigerian entrepreneur has created a way to bring Nigerian films to the world. [CNN]

Nigerian president Goodluck Johnathan nominated the country’s first female Supreme Court chief justice. [AFP]

Childhood abuse has been linked to obesity in Black women. [L.A.Times]

Study shows U.S. apartment rent prices have reached their highest rate since 2007. [Reuters]

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