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News From Around the Web: Aug. 28 Edition

August 28th, 2012

In today’s top news, Isaac gains hurricane strength as it nears the Gulf Coast, President Obama pledges assistance for states affected by Isaac and First Lady Michelle Obama appears as a nude slave on the cover of a Spanish magazine.

Isaac gains hurricane strength as it nears the Gulf Coast. [NBC]

President Obama pledges assistance for Gulf Coast governors. [Yahoo]

Michelle Obama appears as a nude slave on the cover of a Spanish magazine. [Buzzfeed]

Herman Cain says Blacks are “closet conservatives.” [BET]

Snoop Dogg says hip hop is more accepting of homosexuality. [BET]

Kendrick Lamar explains why he doesn’t vote. [BET]

50 Cent is looking for African business partners to distribute his energy drink. [Capital FM]

Tyler Perry’s Atlanta studio sees its second fire this year. [LATimes]

Riots rage in the Kenyan city of Mombasa after the murder of a Muslim cleric. [BBC]

A least six Somali children died after picking up explosives in a playground at their elementary school. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 17 Edition

May 17th, 2012

In today’s top news, Herman Cain endorses Mitt Romney for president, legendary go-go performer Chuck Brown dies at age 75 and pastor and famous gospel singer Marvin Winans is carjacked and robbed in Detroit.

Herman Cain endorses Mitt Romney for president. [BET]

Legendary go-go performer Chuck Brown dies at age 75. [CNN]

Pastor and famous gospel singer Marvin Winans was carjacked and robbed in Detroit Wednesday. [WXYZ]

Man sues Walmart over “all black people leave” announcement. [MSNBC]

An all-white Houston jury acquits a white officer in the beating of a Black teen. [LATimes]

Children from ethnic and racial minorities now make up more than half the births in the U.S. [BBC]

Tim Story has surpassed Tyler Perry as the highest grossing Black director in Hollywood. [BET]

Tupac Shakur’s estate denies he was a homophobe. [BET]

Usher wants his ex-wife Tameka Foster out of his Atlanta mansion. [TMZ]

Precious metal reserves valued at $20 billion discovered in Haiti’s hills. [Caribbean360]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 31 Edition

January 31st, 2012

In today’s top news, Republican Rep. Allen West tells Obama and his Democratic counterparts to “get the hell out of the U.S.;” cleared of a death sentence, Mumia Abu Jamal begins his life prison term and one bullying victim receives $100k in damages.

Rep. Allen West tells Obama and Democrats to “get the hell out of the U.S.” [BET]

Now off death row, Mumia Abu Jamal begins his life sentence. [BET]

Bullying victim receives $100k in damages. [BET]

Herman Cain says he would work for a Gingrich administration. [TODAY]

Mandela loses his last surviving sibling. [CNN]

Dr. Conrad Murray wants to be released from prison. [BET]

Morehouse president Robert M. Franklin will step down. [PRN]

African Union opens $200 million headquarters in Ethiopia. [BET]

Study: Segregation lowest in a century. [USATODAY]

Occupy DC camps remain defiant of deadline. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 8 Edition

December 8th, 2011

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In today’s top news, Herman Cain speaks directly to Black folks, Occupy D.C turns up the heat in the nation’s capitol and Beyoncé may soon be shelling out big bucks to a video-game developer.

Herman Cain speaks directly to Black America. [BET]

U.S. government admits to testing AIDS drugs on foster kids. [MSNBC]

Occupy D.C. “Takes Back the Capitol.” [CNN]

African-American 15-year-old girl is youngest to fly plane cross-country. [DAILYNEWS]

Macy’s worker fired for kicking transgender customer out of fitting room. [KENS5]

Widow of slain cop says she is okay with Mumia’s death penalty being lifted. [AP]

Weave bandits plague Atlanta beauty shops. [FOX5]

New Orleans struggled with rampant homicides. [NYT]

Report: 274 U.S. troop remains dumped at landfill. [BBC]

Beyoncé sued for $100 million after video-game developer says she “double crossed” them. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 6 Edition

December 7th, 2011

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In today’s top news, Herman Cain’s accuser gives the nitty gritty of their alleged affair, FAMU students have taken matters of hazing into their own hands and the Occupy Movement may be your new next door neighbors.

Herman Cain accuser shares details of affair. [HuffPo]

FAMU students take action on hazing. [BET]

Two-year old Bianca Jones missing in Detroit. [AP]

Clothing retailer H&M in trouble for using computer-generated models. [Daily Mail]

Haiti seeks to build its tourism rep. [AFP]

DMX hoops in a wheelchair to show support for injured troops. [BET]

FAA chief in the hot seat after drunk driving arrest. [BBC]

Occupy Movement settles into foreclosed homes after park evictions. [MSNBC]

U.S. strengthens sanctions on Eritrea. [AJE]

Basketball’s Stephon Marbury says he is never moving back to the U.S. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 5 Edition

December 5th, 2011

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In today’s top news, Magic Johnson attempts to make moves in yet another field, Bishop Eddie Long says he needs to take time away from his megachurch and a deadly ‘game’ played by some children takes another life.

Magic Johnson makes a play for major league baseball. [BET]

Cain reminisces about his old “hood.” [BET]

Bishop Eddie Long taking time off after wife announces divorce. [ABC]

Cain expected to endorse Newt Gingrich. [Daily Beast]

Deadly ‘choking game’ claims another child. [MSNBC]

Europe bans airport body scanners [Mother Jones]

Amnesty International wants Zambia to lock up George Bush. [AP]

Few kids actually send racy text messages. [NYT]

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime. [FOX]

State of Michigan considers intervening to save Detroit. [USATODAY]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 2 Edition

December 2nd, 2011

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In today’s top news, Bishop Eddie long’s wife files for divorce, rough winds batter parts of California, the ICC hires an African at the helm and Cain’s latest accuser has a bleeding heart.

Black unemployment increased slightly in November. [BET]

Bishop Eddie Long’s wife files for divorce. [AJC]

Wild winds wreak havoc in California. [CNN]

Honda recalls hundreds of thousands of airbags. [MSNBC]

NYC Mayor admits he “smoked up” in college. [MSNBC]

Some McDonald’s to charge for Happy Meal toys. [CSM]

First Family lights national Christmas tree. [Reuters]

Cain accuser’s “heart bleeds” for his wife Gloria. [CNN]

A Gambian woman will take over as prosecutor for the ICC [BBC]

Rich nations pledge climate donations to developing world. [AJE]

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From Around the Web: Nov. 23 Edition

November 23rd, 2011

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In today’s top news, a gang of thieving teens baffle police, Occupy protesters are running up high tabs across the country, Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky is in more trouble and Herman Cain thinks he’s got what it takes to grab Black votes.

Teen flash mob robs a Maryland 7-Eleven. [CNN]

Nearly half of all Americans struggle to make ends meet. [MSNBC]

New Sandusky child abuse allegations surface. [CNN]

Occupy protests running a high tab with U.S. cities. [AP]

New Mexico Black pastors allege discrimination by state university. [NYT]

DC DMV offers HIV testing. [AP]

Three U.S. students arrested in Cairo amid violence. [BBC]

One million in Zimbabwe need food aid. [IRIN]

Obama to hold third Native American conference. [AP]

Herman Cain bets on Black votes. [BET]

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From Around the Web: Nov. 21 Edition

November 21st, 2011

Oprah Winfrey

In today’s top stories, Oprah returns to her TV roots, a shady Kilpatrick deal gives new meaning to “behind closed doors” and Swaziland’s King claims his 12th wife was never thrown from the royal palace.

Oprah Will Return to Talk in 2012 [Reuters]

First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden Booed at Weekend Event [Mediaite]

Herman Cain Tears Up Over His Wife at Debate [Des Moines Register]

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Took 10K Bribe in Restroom [Detroit Free Press]

Swazi King Denies Eviction of 12th Wife From Royal Palace [BBC]

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From Around the Web: Nov. 2 Edition

November 2nd, 2011

From the latest on Herman Cain’s harassment allegations to the NFL teams that would best benefit during next year’s draft, catch up on the latest headlines from around the web.

Cain blames Perry as new harassment allegations surface. [The Hill]

Europe halts Greece loans ahead of vote. [MSNBC]

TD Bank adds $9 savings account fee, hikes others. [CNN Money]

Loudon County GOP head resigns over Obama zombie image. [The Root]

2012 NFL Draft: Five teams that could be looking to trade up for a top prospect. [The Bleacher Report]

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