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News From Around the Web: April 8

April 8th, 2013

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In today’s top news, the Obama administration requested $25.6 billion in its 2013 budget to spend on the drug war, Trayvon Martin’s parents have settled a wrongful-death claim and the leading cause of death in young Black men is homicide.

The Obama administration in its 2013 budget requested $25.6 billion in federal spending on the drug war. [HuffingtonPost]

Trayvon Martin’s parents have settled a wrongful-death claim with the Florida homeowners association of the subdivision where their son was shot and killed. [BET]

The leading cause of death in young Black men ages 15 to 24 is homicide, surpassing unintentional injuries, suicide, cancer, HIV and other diseases combined. [NewsWise]

Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first female prime minister, is dead at the age of 87. [Telegraph]

The National Park Service celebrated a national monument honoring Col. Charles Young,  the first African-American colonel in the U.S. Army. [Lancaster Eagle]

The maternal mortality rate has jumped dramatically among Blacks in New York City from roughly 40 per 100,000 live births in the 1990s to 79 deaths last year. [NY Daily News]

The nonprofit Union of Minority Neighborhoods has been holding public story circles across Boston for minorities who were bused out of their communities as children. [AP]

Anne Smedinghoff, a 25-year-old U.S. diplomat based in Kabul, Afghanistan, was killed by a suicide bomber. [CNN]

Authorities found the bodies of two children buried under 20 feet of dirt at a home construction site in Stanley, North Carolina. [ABC News]

China announces the number of cases of bird flu has increased, and there is no evidence of human-to-human transmission of the virus. [CNN]
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News From Around the Web: March 29

March 29th, 2013

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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]
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News From Around the Web: May 16 Edition

May 16th, 2012

In today’s top news, a medical report shows that Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman had a broken nose and other injuries, Trayvon Martin’s autopsy shows he had bruised knuckles at the time of his death and Jay-Z will take a break from recording to focus on parenting Blue Ivy.

Medical report shows George Zimmerman had a broken nose and other injuries after shooting Trayvon Martin. [BET]

Trayvon Martin’s autopsy shows he had bruised knuckles at the time of his death. [WFTV]

Jay-Z will take a break from recording to focus on parenting Blue Ivy. [BET]

Bobby Brown says recording his new album has been “healing.” [BET]

Study says more African-Americans leaving religious faiths each year. [USC]

Florida woman kills her four children before taking her own life. [NYT]

Mississippi lawmaker is fine with women using hangers to perform self-abortions. [MaddowBlog]

Report shows rising child care costs are forcing women to leave behind careers. [TODAY]

Chinese agencies looking for English teachers only seek white applicants. [MSNBC]

Charles Taylor says Hague prosecutors paid witnesses to testify against him in the war crimes trial. [BBC]

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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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Singer’s Third Relative Ruled as Homicide Victim

October 29th, 2008

Julian King

Singer’s third relative ruled as homicide victim.

Julian King, the 7-year-old nephew of singer and actress Jennifer Hudson, died of multiple gunshot wounds, a medical examiner ruled. A day after King’s body was discovered in an abandoned SUV in Chicago, his homicide was formally announced as the third to devastate Hudson’s family. The actress’ mom and younger brother were also discovered dead of gunshot wounds last week in the home they shared, while King went missing due to an apparent abduction. It wasn’t known if the child was killed at the same time as his grandmother and uncle. Police arrested Hudson’s estranged brother-in-law, William Balfour, in connection with the killings, but he hasn’t been charged. Cops have no motive in the slayings. Click here for a recap and timeline of the tragic events.

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