March 29th, 2013
(Photo: AP Photo/Lulamile Feni-Daily Dispatch)
In today’s top news, Nelson Mandela is recovering positively in hospital; President Obama urged the nation and Congress into action against gun violence Thursday; and both suspects pleaded not guilty in the killing of Hadiya Pendleton.
Nelson Mandela is recovering positively after being admitted to the hospital yesterday for a lung infection. [BBC]
President Obama is shaming the nation and Congress into action against gun violence Thursday. [CNN]
Both men pleaded not guilty in the killing of Hadiya Pendleton. [BET]
The EPA plans to unveil a proposal that aims to clean up automobile emissions, a plan that may lead to higher gas prices. [Fox News]
7,000 patients who visited a Tulsa, Oklahoma, dentist may have been exposed to HIV and hepatitis. [CNN]
Rep. Don Young of Alaska said he “meant no disrespect” when he used the term “wetbacks” to refer to the migrant laborers who worked on his father’s farm. [ADN]
A woman says she was roughed up by two LAPD officers and has filed a lawsuit against them. [KTLA
Rapper Lil Wayne reveals he is epileptic. [Today
Charles Barkley is defending CBS sports analyst Doug Gottlieb’s “white man’s perspective” joke during NCAA coverage. [AP
A 16-story building collapsed in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, killing three people and injuring 17 others. [Al Jazeera
February 11th, 2013
In today’s top news, police have taken two men into custody in the case of slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton, the manhunt for renegade ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner enters its second week and President Obama is expected to be more aggressive in this year’s State of the Union address.
Police have taken two men into custody as “persons of interest” in the case of slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton. [BET]
The manhunt for renegade ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner enters its second week. [CNN]
President Obama is expected to be more aggressive in this year’s State of the Union address. [Politico]
Pope Benedict XVI resigned from his position because of his age. [CNN]
Chris Brown crashed his car while trying to evade paparazzi after the Grammy Awards. [AP]
Rapper Ab Soul called fugitive Christopher Dorner’s revenge killing rampage a “necessary evil.” [Grio]
New York City’s Central Park Five may be closer to receiving a settlement from the city. [BET]
U.S. teen births have hit a record low. [NBCNews]
Kenya is set to hold its first presidential debate ahead of this year’s general elections. [BBC]
Guinea’s military chief and nine others were killed when their plane crashed in Liberia. [AJE]
February 6th, 2013
In today’s top news, the U.S. Postal Service will end Saturday mail service to cut costs; a Florida judge denied George Zimmerman’s request to delay his murder trial; and Home Depot announces plans to hire 80,000 more employees for spring.
The U.S. Postal Service will end Saturday mail service to cut costs. [BET]
Home Depot announced plans to hire 80,000 more employees for spring. [CNN]
A Florida judge denied George Zimmerman’s request to delay his murder trial. [BET]
Florida congresswoman Frederica Wilson introduced a resolution honoring Trayvon Martin on his 18th birthday. [Grio]
A proposed bill in Alabama would exonerate the wrongly convicted Scottsboro Boys. [BET]
The city of Detroit may lose up to 51 of its public parks. [Yahoo!]
Students at Duke University are planning to protest a racist, Asian-themed fraternity party. [Yahoo!]
A pregnant prison guard was arrested for having sex with an inmate who faces the death penalty for murder. [NBCNews].
French officials say they are in a “real war” with terrorists in Mali. [BBC]
The U.N. condemned Somalia for convicting a journalist and the rape victim he interviewed. [AJE]
February 5th, 2013
In today’s top news, a DOJ memo reveals the U.S. can order drone strikes on Americans; the NFL says Beyoncé did not cause the Super Bowl blackout; and lawyers in the Trayvon Martin case continue to argue over when George Zimmerman’s murder trial will begin.
A DOJ memo shows that the U.S. can order drone strikes on Americans it believes are connected to al-Qaeda. [NBCNews]
The NFL says Beyoncé did not cause the Super Bowl blackout. [BET]
Lawyers in the Trayvon Martin case are arguing over when George Zimmerman’s murder trial will begin. [BET]
A $400k reward has been announced for information about the Hadiya Pendleton shooting. [BET]
Pakistan’s tourism board plans to build an amusement park in the town where Osama bin Laden was killed. [NBCNews]
Malcolm X’s grandson was arrested by the FBI while en route to Iran. [PressTV]
A study shows Google displays more ads related to criminal activity when “Black names” are searched. [BBC]
The NYPD is defending its undercover spying on Muslims. [AP]
A Chinese tech company has unveiled a new Windows smartphone made specifically for use in African countries. [BBC]
Malian forces captured al-Qaeda fighters in Northern Mali. [AJE]
February 1st, 2013
In today’s top news, today marks the start of Black History Month, the Black unemployment rate slipped to 13.8 percent in January and a student was taken into custody for the shooting of a 14-year-old student at an Atlanta middle school.
Today marks the start of Black History Month. [BET]
The Black unemployment rate slipped to 13.8 percent in January. [BET]
A student was taken into custody for the shooting of a 14-year-old student at an Atlanta middle school. [USATODAY]
At least three people are dead after a suicide bombing outside the U.S. embassy in Turkey. [CNN]
Beyoncé sang the national anthem live and admitted to lip-syncing at President Obama’s inauguration. [BET]
California’s Hispanic population is expected to outnumber whites by 2014. [Reuters]
The Arkansas senate approved a bill to ban some abortions as early as five weeks into the pregnancy. [Reuters]
A 5-year-old boy in Alabama has been held hostage in an underground bunker for four days, as of today. [NBCNews]
Gambia is giving public sector workers a four-day work week so citizens have more time to “pray, socialize and tend to fields.” [BBC]
French president Francois Hollande will visit Mali on Saturday. [AJE]
January 30th, 2013
In today’s top news, President Obama calls for swift action on immigration reform, a girl who performed at Obama’s inauguration was shot dead in Chicago and Harry Belafonte urged Blacks to get involved in the country’s debate over guns.
President Obama calls for swift action on immigration reform. [BET]
A girl who performed at Obama’s inauguration was shot dead in Chicago. [NBCNews]
Harry Belafonte urged Blacks to get involved in the country’s debate over guns. [AP]
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings says President Obama disrespects the Congressional Black Caucus and other groups of Blacks who supported his re-election. [Sacramento Observer]
Deion Sanders’ daughter Deiondra has joined the Bikini Basketball League. [Yahoo!]
Toyota is recalling 1 million vehicles for airbag and windshield wiper issues. [NBCNews]
Chris Brown was seen wearing a cast after his fight with Frank Ocean. [BET]
A man was charged with the murder of rapper Yung Teddy. [BET]
South Africa’s richest Black man, Patrice Motsepe, will donate half of his wealth to the poor. [BBC]
A Dutch court rejected four of the five claims brought by a group of Nigerian plaintiffs against oil giant Shell. [BBC]
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]
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]
March 23rd, 2012
In today’s top news, the coroner’s report reveals Whitney Houston drowned, Sanford police chief Bill Lee and county prosecutor Norm Wolfinger step down over Trayvon Martin case and singer El DeBarge is cleared of drug possession charges.
Coroner’s report reveals Whitney Houston drowned. [BET]
Sanford police chief Bill Lee and county prosecutor Norm Wolfinger step down over Trayvon Martin case. [AP]
Singer El DeBarge is cleared of drug possession charges. [BET]
Gun sales are on the rise. [MSNBC]
Audit of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority shows accounting problems which bolster lawsuit. [AP]
Right wing blog calls Farrakhan’s tweets in support of Trayvon Martin “veiled threats.” [BLAZE]
A California school counselor taped his students having sex. [CNN]
Rapper Tyga speaks out on the Omaha, Nebraska, shooting that wounded a member of his crew. [BET]
Nokia eyes tattoos that communicate with your cellphone. [CNN]
African nations call for a Nigerian to head the World Bank. [BBC]
January 4th, 2010
Washington D.C Police along with the FBI will interview NBA Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas who admitted to hiding at least three guns in his locker at the Verizon Center.
The interview with law enforcement was already scheduled before an alleged gun showdown between Arenas and his teammate, Javaris Crittenton in the locker room during a confrontation about a gambling debt.
From Washington Informer
In a story first reported by the New York Post and Yahoo Sports, Arenas and teammate Javaris Crittenton had a confrontation in the Wizards locker room during which Arenas and Crittenton drew guns on one another over a $25,000 debt that Arenas owed Crittenton. The dispute reportedly began on a team flight from Phoenix on Sat., Dec. 19, and continued in the team locker room on Mon., Dec. 21. An investigation is currently underway by Federal authorities, District police and the NBA.
After Saturday night’s game, Arenas’ spoke to the media regarding the situation. “It was clearly bad judgment on my part,” Arenas said referring to the earlier charges that he bought guns into the Verizon Center and placed in his locker. He has since turned the guns over to team security. The guns were not loaded and there was no ammunition with the weapons.
“It was better than throwing them in the trash,” he said. But despite the investigation, Arenas said he was not nervous about any possible criminal charges.
“I’m a goofball. I’m going to make fun of it. Why be depressed about it at home?” Arenas added that the story has been blown a bit out of proportion by the media.
The NBA and the Feds aren’t laughing. That’s for sure.