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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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News From Around the Web: May 25 Edition

May 25th, 2012

In today’s top news, a witness recounts seeing drum major Robert Champion beaten with drum mallets during hazing, former high school football star Brian Banks is exonerated in rape case and Lil Wayne fires back at Pusha T for Young Money diss track.

A witness recounts seeing drum major Robert Champion beaten with drum mallets. [CNN]

Former high school football star Brian Banks is exonerated in rape case. [GMA]

Lil Wayne fires back at Pusha T for Young Money diss track. [BET]

One Atlanta man is gearing up to celebrate Memorial Day with his family from the motherland. [BET]

A high school in Brooklyn plans to hand out condoms for students at this year’s prom. [MSNBC]

The Ukranian reporter who kissed Will Smith apologizes for the gaffe. [BET]

Rapper Kendrick Lamar supports President Obama’s stance on gay marriage. [BET]

Doctors report an increasing number of children eating detergent packs thought to be candy. [AP]

The U.N. urges member nations to drop sanctions against Zimbabwe. [BET]

African Union forces capture Al-Shabab militant stronghold near Mogadishu, Somalia. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 24 Edition

May 24th, 2012

In today’s top news, rapper 2 Chainz says airport officials tried to “assassinate” his swag this week, Colin Powell says he supports same-sex marriage and two female soldiers are suing to end the military restriction on women in combat.

Rapper 2 Chainz says airport officials tried to “assassinate” his swag when they arrested him for his over-sized chain this week. [BET]

General Colin Powell says he supports same-sex marriage. [CNN]

Two female soldiers are suing to end the military restriction on women in combat. [Reuters]

Mother of wrongfully deported teen Jakadrien Turner has filed suit against Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano for the mistake. [MSNBC]

NYPD roughs up 15-year-old honor student after mistaking her for a shoplifter. [NYDN]

NY Black radio pioneer and legend Hal Jackson dies at 96. [BET]

First Lady Michelle Obama will host a conference call with students this evening to discuss the presidential election. [BET]

George Zimmerman’s evolving views of the Sanford Police Department are now being aired and scrutinized. [CNN]

South Africa’s infamously impoverished township, Soweto, gets its own fashion week. [AP]

South African officials are suing to have a painting of president Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed removed from public view. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 21 Edition

May 21st, 2012

In today’s top news, the NAACP deems same-sex marriage a civil right, Black and Latino people are paying three percent more for homes and Michelle Obama takes first ladies to the South Side of Chicago during NATO visit.

The NAACP deems same-sex marriage a civil right. [BET]

Black and Latino people pay three percent more for homes. [BusinessInsider]

Michelle Obama takes first ladies to the South Side of Chicago during NATO visit. [Reuters]

Many war veterans protested the NATO summit, tossing medals into the streets. [MSNBC]

Will Smith smacks a reporter who tried to kiss him in the face. [ABCNEWS]

An attorney claims a judge and two lawyers conspired to drain Rosa Park’s estate of money. [BET]

Raven-Symoné says her sexuality is not public business after a tabloid claims she is a lesbian. [MTV]

T.I. wants out of the rap game. [BET]

Wendy Williams defends her plastic surgery. [BET]

French authorities are investigating ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in another sex scandal. [BBC]

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