Archive for "Harlem"

News From Around the Web: April 18 Edition

April 18th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama says 8 million people have signed up for the Affordable Care Act; Basil Paterson, well-known political leader from Harlem, died at age 87; and in Nigeria, parents are seeking their abducted daughters.

Obama says 8 million signed up for health plans. [Business Week]

Basil Paterson, renowned Harlem political leader, is dead at 87. [BET]

In Nigeria, parents seek abducted daughters. [BBC]

Chelsea Clinton says she is expecting. [NY Times]

Obama urges Congress to pass immigration reform. [Business Standard]

Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial for assault. [Reuters]

Miami Heat’s Big 3 want third title before talking split. [USA Today]

Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines. [PC World]

Howard students continue tradition of giving back during spring break. [BET]

Oscar Pistorius trial: Key defense witness contradicts athlete’s testimony. [Daily News]

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News From Around the Web: March 31 Edition

March 31st, 2014

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In today’s news, a contentious re-election battle is taking shape for longtime Harlem Congressman Charlie Rangel; a graft case has reshaped the election for mayor of Washington, D.C.; and the impact of climate change is broad, according to the United Nations.

A contentious re-election battle looms for Charles Rangel in Harlem. [BET]

Graft case stirs race for mayor of Washington, D.C. [NY Times]

Climate change impact is broad, United Nations says. [Wall Street Journal]

Freshmen-led Kentucky powers past Michigan into Final Four. [USA Today]

Noah sails to estimated $44 million opening weekend at box office. [LA Times]

Arizona fans riot after loss to Kentucky. [NY Times]

Malaysia Airlines flight: Clock winding down on black-box battery. [CBS]

More than 20 prisoners die in Nigeria revolt. [BBC]

Gone With the Wind prequel gives life to Mammy. [BET]

Liberia confirms Ebola’s arrival from Guinea. [Aljazeera]

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News From Around the Web: March 13 Edition

March 13th, 2014

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In today’s news, Attorney General Eric Holder says he wants to reduce sentences for some drug-related offenses; seven people have been found dead in a collapsed building in Harlem; and a car plowed into a crowd at the South by Southwest music festival, killing two.

Eric Holder plans to reduce sentences for some drug-related offenses. [CNN]

In rubble of collapsed Harlem buildings, 7th body found. [USA Today]

Car plows into crowd at South by Southwest music fest, 2 killed. [Chicago Tribune]

Late winter storm wallops Midwest, Northeast. [Houston Chronicle]

Kobe Bryant won’t be returning this season. [Washington Post]

Angela Corey feels the heats from Blacks after prosecuting Zimmerman, Dunn. [BET]

George Zimmerman wants to ’show America who I truly am.’ [ABC]

Rick Ross debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 with Mastermind. [Entertainmentwise]

Nigeria orders probe into missing $20 billion of oil money. [BBC]

Despite bankruptcy, there is a growing sense of pride in Detroit. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 13 Edition

January 13th, 2014

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In today’s news, the Obama administration has cut ties with the contractor for its health care web site; Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for the 2014 baseball season; and Pope Francis has named new cardinals from Africa, South America and Asia.

Obama administration cutting ties with HealthCare.gov contractor. [Fox]

Alex Rodriguez suspended for 2014 baseball season. [ESPN]

Pope Francis looks to appoint cardinals from Africa, South America, Asia. [NY Times]

“12 Years a Slave” named best picture at Golden Globes. [LA Times]

Black unemployment fell to 11.9 percent in December. [BET]

San Francisco 49ers, headed to championship, pounce on Panthers’ lapses. [USA Today]

U.S. envoy dispatched to broker peace in South Sudan. [BBC]

Apollo Theater fulfills a different role in African-American culture. [NY Daily News]

In Haiti, many remain displaced four years after earthquake. [NPR]

Gov. Christie’s presidential hopes not dashed, some GOP leaders say. [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 20 Edition

December 20th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama commutes the sentences of eight cocaine offenders; Target said about 40 million credit cards may have been compromised in its stores; and after four decades in Congress, Charles Rangel says he will run for a 23rd term.

Obama commutes sentences of eight crack cocaine offenders. [LA Times]

Target says 40 million credit cards may have been compromised. [KSTP]

After four decades in Congress, Charles Rangel will seek 23rd term. [BET]

Tackling the racial gap in breast cancer survival. [NY Times]

Bankruptcy manager in Detroit to divide duties with mayor. [NY Times]

Kobe Bryant’s injury puts Lakers’ future in jeopardy. [USA Today]

Judge rules homeowner must stand trial in Renisha McBride death [BET]

Ugandan parliament passes law to ban miniskirts. [BBC]

Mariah Carey slammed by human rights group over concert in Angola. [Eonline]

Dennis Rodman lands in North Korea to train basketball team. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 19 Edition

December 19th, 2013

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In today’s news, the Senate approved the budget deal, which now goes to President Obama to be signed; at age 83, Charles Rangel is expected to seek a 23rd term in Congress; and Black and Latino applicants may have been denied Hurricane Sandy relief funds.

Senate approves budget, sends to Obama. [CNN]

At 83, Rangel is expected to seek 23rd term in Congress. [NY Times]

Latino, Black applicants denied Sandy relief funds. [Huffington Post]

New York City eager to see who the next school leader will be. [BET]

With LeBron James on sore ankle, Heat still beat Pacers. [USA Today]

Bids for George Zimmerman artwork top $100,000. [CNN]

Protest for Obamacare planned for Beyoncé’s D.C. concert. [BET]

Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan loses parliament majority. [BBC]

U.S. delegation to Russian Olympics includes gay athletes. [CNN]

U.S. Envoy: Time for intervention in Central African Republic. [NPR]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 18 Edition

December 18th, 2013

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In today’s news, Americans seeking Mega Millions jackpot flock to stores they consider lucky; a gunman kills four people and himself in Reno; and Archbishop Desmond Tutu criticizes services for Nelson Mandela for excluding Afrikaners.

Americans seeking Mega Millions jackpot flock to ‘lucky’ stores. [LA Times]

Gunman shoots 4, kills himself at Reno hospital. [Washington Post]

Archbishop Desmond Tutu criticizes Mandela services for excluding Afrikaners. [BBC]

The Voice declares Tessanne Chin season 5 winner. [USA Today]

Senate confirms Jeh Johnson to head Homeland Security.  [BET]

Accused Los Angeles airport gunman indicted on 11 federal charges. [Reuters]

A new name was granted for Florida school names for KKK leader. [BET]

Cincinnati deals Pittsburgh its first loss in defensive duel. [USA Today]

Three days of violence in South Sudan leave scored dead. [NY Times]

Blind man, guide dog safe after N.Y. subway track fall. [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: Nov.11 Edition

November 11th, 2013

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In today’s news, a young Black veteran’s message to the country is: Help us find jobs; President Obama calls upon Louisiana to expand Medicaid coverage; and a Houston birthday party turns into a shooting scene with two dead and 20 people hurt.

A young veteran’s message: Help us find jobs. [BET]

President Obama calls on Louisiana to expand Medicaid coverage. [Times Picayune]

Houston birthday party turns into shooting scene; 2 dead, 20 hurt. [LA Times]

Many Black New Yorkers see Bill de Blasio’s victory as their own. [NY Times]

Richie Incognito defends voice mail to Jonathan Martin. [NFL]

Hawaii House passes same-sex marriage bill. [LA Times]

UCLA has more NCAA championships than Black male freshmen. [Huffington Post]

Kenya to repatriate Somali refugees. [BBC]

Barneys, Macy’s to lead forum on racial profiling in retail. [BET]

Anthony Mackie arrested, charged with drunk driving. [contactmusic.com]

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News From Around the Web: May 31 Edition

May 31st, 2013

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In today’s news, Eric Holder’s plan for conducting meetings with reporters is troubled; American universities have shown uneven results in enrolling poor students; and the schools in Oklahoma destroyed by the recent tornado are to be rebuilt.

Eric Holder’s plan for meetings with reporters hits snag. [BET]

Universities show uneven efforts in enrolling poor. [NY Times]

Oklahoma schools destroyed by tornado to be rebuilt. [CBS]

Ghana set for oil production gains. [UPI]

McDonald’s CEO says he lost weight eating company’s food. [Free Press]

LeBron James explodes as Heat rout Pacers in Game 5. [USA Today]

Black candidate NY mayor would keep some of stop and frisk. [BET]

Oprah Winfrey receives honorary degree from Harvard.  [Boston.com]

Malcolm X’s grandson remembered at memorial service. [NY Times]

South African town accused of keeping apartheid alive. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: March 21

March 21st, 2013

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In today’s top news, President Obama visited the West Bank stressing the need for direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians, Rev. Al Sharpton will lead an anti-violence rally in Harlem and Vice President Biden will meet with New York City Mayor Bloomberg to discuss new federal gun laws.

President Obama visited the West Bank on Thursday, stressing the need for direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians. [NBC News]

Rev. Al Sharpton will lead an anti-violence rally today in Harlem. [DNAinfo]

Vice President Biden will meet with NYC Mayor Bloomberg today to discuss the need for new federal gun laws. [NBC New York]

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed the “Anti-Bloomberg” bill preventing any limits on soda sizes. [CNN]

Fashion retailer H&M debuts new Beyoncé campaign. [Black Voices]

Miami’s winning streak increased to 24 wins as they beat Cleveland last night. [ESPN]

Seven people were shot at a Chicago nightclub during a rap CD release party last night. [ABC Chicago]

Christian hip hop artist Amisho “Sho Baraka” Lewis is stirring controversy with raw lyrics about racism. [CNN]

South Korea has traced a cyber-attack that paralyzed more than 30,000 computers on Wednesday to a Chinese Internet address. [NPR]

North Korea said it would attack U.S. military bases on Japan and the Pacific island of Guam if provoked. [Reuters]

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