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News From Around the Web: June 14 Edition

June 14th, 2013

(Photo: Courtesy Trayvon Martin Family via Facebook)

In today’s news, jurors will be sequestered in the Zimmerman trial; Massachusetts Sen. William Cowan says President Obama doesn’t need a “Black agenda;” and new HUD study says Black Americans still face racial discrimination in housing.

Jurors selected for Zimmerman’s trial will be sequestered, judge says. [Orlando Sentinel]

New HUD study says African-Americans still face discrimination in housing. [NewsOne]

Massachusetts Sen. William “Mo” Cowan says there’s no need for a “Black agenda” from President Obama. [ABCNews]

Nelson Mandela spends seventh day in hospital recovering from a lung infection. [USA Today]

At least two dozen were injured as a deck collapsed at a Miami bar. [MiamiHerald]

The Heat achieves victory over the Spurs and tie NBA Finals 2-2. [ESPN]

379 homes were destroyed during a forest fire in Black Forest, Colorado. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: March 19

March 19th, 2013

(Photo: Courtesy Watkins Family via CBS News)

In today’s top news, Jonylah Watkins will be laid to rest, Lil Wayne was released from the hospital and graduation rates have improved for Black NCAA tournament players.

The funeral for Jonylah Watkins, the 6-month-old who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Chicago, will be held today. [Chicago Tribune]

Lil Wayne has been released from a Los Angeles hospital where he was taken in after having seizures. [BET]

On the 10-year anniversary of the Iraq war, 57 people were killed in bombings throughout Baghdad.  [AP]

Graduation rates have improved for NCAA tournament players, especially African-Americans. [TheGrio]

Bobbie Smith, the former lead singer of the group the Spinners, has died. He was 76. [Billboard]

Officers involved in the shooting of Kimani Gray have previously been sued for civil rights violations. [WNYC]

At least seven U.S. Marines were killed and several others were injured at a Nevada training site. [USA Today]

The housing market has shown signs of improvement in February as the number of new permits for construction climbed to the highest level since 2008. [Reuters]

Two teenage girls were charged with menacing for allegedly threatening the victim in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case via Twitter and Facebook. [ABC]

Two suicide bombers killed at least 22 people in an attack on a bus station in the Northern Nigerian city of Kano yesterday. [Bloomberg]

Pope Francis set the tone for a new, humbler papacy on Tuesday with a call for the defense of the weak and the environment. [Reuters]

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News from Around the Web: April 11 Edition

April 11th, 2012

In today’s top news, lawyers for George Zimmerman, the shooter of Trayvon Martin, have withdrawn from the case, eight Black New York college students reported being “stopped and frisked” by the NYPD a total of 92 times and a white man is attacked and robbed by a group of Black men in Baltimore.

Lawyers for the shooter of Trayvon Martin have withdrawn from the case. [BET]

Eight Black New York college students reported being “stopped and frisked” by the NYPD a total of 92 times. [NYT]

White man attacked and robbed by group of Black men in Baltimore. [CNN]

Final jurors chosen for the trial of William Balfour, alleged killer of Jennifer Hudson’s family. [ChicagoTribune]

Five-year-old boy brings heroin to school for show-and-tell. [MSNBC]

Rick Ross forced to cancel two shows after suffering a seizure. [BET]

Nicki Minaj’s new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, debuts at No. 1. [BET]

Hospitals hosting McDonald’s chains under pressure to cut ties. [USATODAY]

Syria gives Kofi Annan another promise that it will comply with ceasefire despite continued violence. [BBC]

Sudan vows to retake lucrative oil fields from South Sudan. [BBC]

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Janet Gets Out of the Hospital

October 1st, 2008

Janet Jackson

Janet gets out of the hospital. 

Janet Jackson has been released from the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. Her brief hospitalization wasn’t serious enough to stop boyfriend Jermaine Dupri from partying with T.I. in New York City, according to a report. Get more at Entertainment Spotlight. 

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Rev. Jackson Is Released From Hospital

September 8th, 2008

The civil rights leader had suffered from a stomach ailment

Jesse Jackson
The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been released from a Chicago hospital, two days after being admitted for severe stomach pains. The 66-year-old civil rights leader checked into Northwestern Memorial Hospital last Wednesday and was treated for viral gastroenteritis, inflammation of the stomach and intestines, and dehydration, according to the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, the organization Jackson founded. He fell ill after returning from voter registration events in Ohio and Georgia, a news release said. “I have high regard for these doctors,” Jackson told the Chicago Tribune from his hospital bed Thursday. Jackson is now back on his regular schedule, a Rainbow/PUSH spokeswoman said.

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National News: U.S. Official Nix African Refugee Program; Worker Fired After Hanging Noose At A Children’s Hospital

August 22nd, 2008

U.S. official nix African refugee program. The U.S. State Department has ended a program that allowed African refugees with family members in the United States because DNA tests proved that many of the Africans were not really related. The program, established nearly two decades ago to assist people trying to escape political unrest and violence, accepted close relatives, including parents and children, of people already here. Most of the refugees flowed through Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Guinea and Gambia. Of the 3,000 who were tested, most were originally from Somalia, Ethiopia, or Liberia, according to the State Department. “The program has been suspended,” said State Department spokesman Robert Wood, noting that only about fifth of applicants from those countries had actual blood ties.

Worker is fired after hanging a noose at a children’s hospital. Authorities in Philadelphia are investigating a potential hate crime after finding a noose swinging in an electrical shop at The Children’s Hospital. The alleged culprit hasnoose been fired for the Aug. 11 incident, hospital officials announced this week, but they refused to disclose his name, which has infuriated some residents. The fired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers allegedly hung a noose on a light fixture on the 13th floor of the Aberson Pediatric Research Center. According to FOX News 29, the worker’s colleagues had asked him at least three times to remove the racially offensive symbol. Children’s Hospital released a statement to the news channel that says: “We believe this to be a blatantact of racial intimidation, for which we have ZERO tolerance at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This has not happened before and was an isolated incident.” Jerry Mondesire, who heads the local chapter of the NAACP, says he believes the hospital handled the situation the right way.

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Entertainment News: Gunfire Disrupts Rick Ross’ Charity Event; Morgan Freeman Released From Memphis Hospital Following Car Wreck; Remy Ma Hires High-Powered Lawyer To Appeal Her Conviction

August 8th, 2008

No one injured at The Boss’ “Be Out Day.”

Ricky Ross 

One man was arrested and another was being sought by police after gunshots disrupted a Florida charity event hosted by rapper Rick Ross. The Boss held his annual “Be Out Day” celebration this week, an event where he distributes food and school supplies, and encourages voter registration. Flo-Rida had performed and Ross had just taken the stage when the suspects began shooting and sending participants diving for cover. “The shots happened near the event … across the street, but it was close enough that it seemed as if it happened in the park (where the show was taking place),” says Elora Mason, publicist for Rick Ross Charities, Inc. “It’s not clear what brought it on, but police said the person shooting appeared to be shooting in the air.” The investigation is ongoing. Police cleared the stage, but Ross later returned to do a short performance and then sign autographs for some of those who remained. Ross says 2,000 backpacks were distributed.

Morgan Freeman reportedly “resting comfortably.”

Morgan Freeman 

Having undergone surgery for injuries connected to a weekend car crash, actor Morgan Freeman is back at home. A spokesman for the veteran actor says he left Memphis’ Regional Medical Center on Thursday. “He was released today at noon local time and is now resting comfortably,” Ken Sunshine says. Freeman and his passenger Demaris Meyer, who reportedly gave the hospital a phony name to hide her relationship with the married-but-separated star, were traveling in Mississippi when he lost control of the vehicle. Both occupants had to be cut out of the Nissan. Freeman later revealed that he and his long-time wife Myrna have been separated since December, apparently to quell speculation about Meyer’s identity. She was also treated for her injuries.

Remy Ma hopes legal eagle can come to rescue.

 Remy Ma

Just three months into an eight-year sentence for felonious assault, weapons possession and attempted coercion, rapper Remy Ma has hired a lawyer who she hopes will help her appeal her way to freedom. William “Billy” Murphy Jr. won an acquittal on behalf of boxing promoter Don King in 1998 after he’d been charged with defrauding Lloyd’s of London. Murphy has also represented DMX and Mary J. Blige, among other celebrities. “With the addition of Mr. Murphy…I now believe I have assembled a team that will have the might and expertise to tell my side of the story,” Remy says in a statement. “I am confident that after hearing everything, my side will prevail.” Remy was convicted this spring in the shooting of her former friend Makeda Barnes-Joseph in a dispute over money.

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Patient Dies As Hospital Staff Walks By

July 2nd, 2008

The 49-year-old New Yorker was ignored for more than an hour.
A shocking in-house video shows that a psychiatric patient at a troubled New York hospital fell out of her chair and was left to die on the emergency room floor as hospital staff walked past but refused to react for almost an hour. Read the article; watch the video here; and comment.

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