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News From Around the Web: Nov. 26 Edition

November 26th, 2012

In today’s top news, state officials predict Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation could cost taxpayers $5.1 million, Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge to chair Congressional Black Caucus and retailers expect Americans will spend nearly $1.5 billion in online purchases this Cyber Monday.

Chicago officials predict Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation could cost taxpayers $5.1 million. [ABCNews]

Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge to chair Congressional Black Caucus. [Plain Dealer]

Retailers expect Americans will spend nearly $1.5 billion in online purchases this Cyber Monday. [ABCNews]

Chris Brown deleted his Twitter account after a nasty exchange with a female comedian. [BET]

A Georgia man suspected of shoplifting at a Walmart dies after a scuffle with employees. [NBCNews]

A seven-year-old girl becomes the country’s youngest medical marijuana patient. [NBCNews]

Chris Brown and Drake won’t face criminal charges for their infamous club brawl. [BET]

Halle Berry’s ex was arrested after an altercation with her new beau on Thanksgiving. [BET]

Millions of Egyptians are called to protest against President Mohamed Morsi. [Times]

Ugandan parliament drops the death penalty from its proposed anti-homosexuality bill. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Nov. 7 Edition

November 7th, 2012

In today’s top news, President Obama was elected to a second term in office, Maine voted in favor of legalizing gay marriage within the state and a nor’easter threatens to dump snow on the East Coast one week after Hurricane Sandy.

President Obama was elected to a second term in office. [BET]

Maine voted in favor of legalizing gay marriage within the state. [BET]

Just one week after Hurricane Sandy ripped through the East Coast, a nor’easter threatens to dump snow on the region. [NBCNews]

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was reelected while on medical leave. [AP]

Donald Trump calls on Americans to revolt in the wake of Obama’s win. [Yahoo!]

Black GOP star Mia Love loses Utah congressional race. [Grio]

World stock prices rose after Obama’s re-election. [AP]

Cleveland’s infamous “uppercut” bus driver was fired from his job as a result of the incident. [Plain Dealer]

Too Short and E-40 announce collab album 10 years in the making. [BET]

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said he looks forward to working with Obama in the future. [BBC]

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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: Aug. 17 Edition

August 17th, 2012

In today’s top news, doubts remain after police release re-enactment of Chavis Carter’s alleged suicide, FAMU is attempting to settle out of court with the family of  Robert Champion, and Russell Simmons backs Vice President Joe Biden’s “chains” remark.

The police re-enactment of Chavis Carter’s alleged suicide has done little to quell doubts about his death. [NYT]

FAMU is attempting to settle out of court with the family of slain drum major Robert Champion. [BET]

Russell Simmons backs Vice President Joe Biden’s “chains” remark. [BET]

R&B crooners Trey Songz and R. Kelly end their three-year beef. [BET]

Ziggy Marley says his father, Bob Marley, wished more Black Americans were fans of his music. [ABC]

Texas officials are trying to stop the spread of West Nile virus in the state. [NBC]

Scientists say they are one step closer to creating a birth control pill for men. [BBC]

Over 30 people were killed when South African police opened fire on protesting miners. [CNN]

Ugandan gay rights activists hacked the website of the country’s prime minister and posted pro gay-rights messages. [BBC]

The Russian capital of Moscow has banned gay pride parades for the next 100 years. [BBC]

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News You Should Know: July 19 Edition

July 19th, 2012

In today’s top news, Trayvon Martin’s shooter George Zimmerman says events were “all God’s plans,” Emmy nominations are announced this morning, and Penn State will respond to the NCAA’s demand for information within days.

Mad Men and ‘merican Horror Story lead the Emmy Awards pack so far with 17 nominations. [LA Times]

Trayvon Martin’s shooter George Zimmerman says events that fateful night were “all God’s plans.” [BET]

Penn State will respond to the NCAA’s demand for information. [Sports Illustrated]

Report: HIV-AIDS rate of Black gay males in the U.S. are the highest in the world. [AFP]

Black U.K. newspaper is granted access to Olympic Stadium after protests and petition. [The Guardian]

Rapper Ms. Melodie of Boogie Down Productions has died. [BET]

Older African-Americans and Hispanics are hit hardest by foreclosure. [AP]

About 100 people missing after ferry accident in Zanzibar. [BBC]

Mitt Romney is “not enthusiastic” about revealing his earlier tax returns. [REUTERS]

Next iPhone to be slimmer and lighter. [WSJ]

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News From Around the Web: June 27 Edition

June 27th, 2012

In today’s top news, a report says Trayvon Martin’s life may have been spared if George Zimmerman would have identified himself as a neighborhood watch captain, Rep. Charles Rangel won his 22nd term in Congress and President Obama’s reelection campaign has a team of lawyers on standby to combat legal disputes arising from this year’s election.

A report says Trayvon Martin’s life may have been spared if George Zimmerman would have identified himself as a neighborhood watch captain. [AP]

Rep. Charles Rangel won his 22nd term in Congress Tuesday, fending off four challengers. [NYT]

President Obama’s reelection campaign has a team of lawyers on standby to combat legal disputes arising from this year’s election. [AP]

The Pentagon held its first gay pride event. [ABC News]

A boxing promoter has offered Drake and Chris Brown $1 million to get in the ring. [CNN]

Beyonce’s father Matthew Knowles is trying to create the next Destiny’s Child. [CW39]

50 Cent was involved in a car accident yesterday morning. [BET]

NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire hurled a gay slur at a fan via Twitter. [BET]

Lawyers for Kris Humphries are expected to subpoena Amber Rose to find out details about when Kim Kardashian began seeing boyfriend Kanye West. [BET]

Nigerian President Goodluck Johnathan fired several state oil company executives over reports of corruption. [BBC]

Ethiopia convicted prominent journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega of conspiring to overthrow the government. [Reuters]

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News From Around the Web: June 21 Edition

June 21st, 2012

In today’s top news, Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee was sacked amid Trayvon Martin case criticism, Attorney General Eric Holder was found in contempt of Congress for his handling of the “Fast and Furious” gun trafficking program and the Southern Baptist Convention declares gay rights are not civil rights.

Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee was sacked amid Trayvon Martin case criticism. [BET]

Attorney Genral Eric Holder was found in contempt of Congress for his handling of the “Fast and Furious” gun trafficking program. [BET]

The Southern Baptist Convention declares gay rights are not civil rights. [AP]

New York City’s Black residents left out of the city’s jobs rebound. [NYT]

Half of all new HIV diagnoses occur in the South. [BET]

Exposure to traffic noise has been linked with heart attacks. [WHAM]

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has replaced Tiger Woods as the highest paid athlete. [LATimes]

A judge has thrown out three of 51 child sex abuse charges lodged against former Penn. State football coach Jerry Sandusky. [AP]

The Ugandan government bans 38 NGOs it has accused of promoting gay rights. [CNN]

Two South African hostage, captured by Somali pirates, have been freed after 20 months of captivity. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: June 14 Edition

June 14th, 2012

In today’s top news, the NAACP is looking into Pastor Creflo Dollar’s arrest, George Zimmerman’s wife says she fears for her life after her mug shot was published and a steelworker was awarded $25 million from his employer for racial discrimination.

The NAACP is looking into Pastor Creflo Dollar’s arrest. [Citizen]

George Zimmerman’s wife says she fears for her life after her mug shot was published. [GMA]

A steelworker was awarded $25 million from his employer for racial discrimination. [BuffaloNews]

The U.S. military is expanding its secret military operations across Africa. [WaPo]

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes is slated to launch a fashion line. [BET]

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant are calling off their divorce. [BET]

Burglars hit Kanye West’s L.A. home. [BET]

Detroit may not send any Black representatives to Congress. [Bloomberg]

The ICC seeks a 30-year jail term for Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga. [BBC]

A South African transgender pageant winner was found murdered in his home. [MSNBC]

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News From Around the Web: June 5 Edition

June 5th, 2012

In today’s top news, today voters choose who will run in the November general elections, Nicki Minaj addresses the Hot 97 Summer Jam controversy and Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman’s donations spike upon his return to jail.

Today is primary day! [BET]

Nicki Minaj addresses the Hot 97 Summer Jam controversy. [BET]

Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman’s donations spike upon his return to jail. [ABC News]

FAMU president James Ammons proposed new requirements for band membership at the school to end hazing. [AP]

Soldier Brandy Fonteneaux was stabbed 74 times by a fellow soldier experiencing a psychotic break. [Daily Mail]

Queen Latifah says her performance at a gay pride celebration was not an “outing” of her sexuality. [BET]

R&B veteran Brian McKnight and young crooner Chris Brown spar over Twitter. [BET]

Janet Jackson to produce transgender documentary. [AP]

African migrants were targeted in a Jerusalem arson attack. [BBC]

Israel orders the deportation of 25,000 undocumented immigrants following anti-African protests. [RFI]

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News From Around the Web: May 30 Edition

May 30th, 2012

In today’s top news, former Liberian president Charles Taylor is sentenced to 50 years in prison for war crimes, co-hosts Terrence J and Rocsi to leave 106 & Park and after a Texas vote, Mitt Romney is now the official Republican presidential nominee.

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor is sentenced to 50 years in prison for war crimes. [BET]

Terrence J and Rocsi to leave 106 & Park. [BET]

After a Texas vote, Mitt Romney is now the official republican presidential nominee. [Miami Herald]

Serena Williams is eliminated in the first round of the French Open. [MSNBC]

Black pilots are suing United Continental alleging racial discrimination. [Bloomberg]

Emory University acquires a vast collection of historical African-American photos. [Emory]

Louis Farrakhan critiques President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, calling it a “sin.” [HuffingtonPost]

Police seek witnesses to the infamous face chewing incident. [BET]

U.S. student is killed while filming the violence in Syria. [MSNBC]

The FBI is now helping Kenyan officials investigate a bomb that exploded in downtown Nairobi. [AP]

The U.N. confirms that Sudan has pulled its troops out of the disputed Abyei border region also claimed by South Sudan. [BBC]

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