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News From Around the Web: March 7 Edition

March 7th, 2014

(Photo: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

In today’s news, President Obama urges Russian President Putin to pursue diplomacy in the crisis in the Ukraine; the nation’s economy added 175,000 jobs in February; and the NAACP will complain to the United Nations about civil rights and voting rights issues.

Obama urges Russian President Vladimir Putin to pursue diplomacy in Ukraine crisis. [BBC]

U.S. economy adds 175,000 jobs, unemployment rate at 6.7 percent. [Washington Post]

NAACP will discuss U.S. voting and civil rights issues at United Nations. [BET]

Darrell Issa apologizes to Elijah Cummings. [Politico]

Twitter cracks down on posting of explicit sexual content on Vine. [PC World]

Back in spotlight, Gov. Chris Christie officers GOP subtle advice. [NY Times]

Jason Weaver blasts “Coon” celebrations of Lil Boosie’s prison release. [NewsOne]

UCLA wraps up No. 2 seed in Pac-12 with win over Washington. [Oregonian]

At Oscar Pistorius trial, ex-girlfriend tells of gun incidents. [LA Times]

Mississippi has highest obesity rate in the country. [Nature World News]

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News From Around the Web: May 14 Edition

May 14th, 2012

In today’s top news, the seller of Trayvon Martin gun range targets said he sold out of his entire inventory in just two days, Newsweek magazine crowns Obama America’s first gay president and Black churches wrestle with allegiance to Obama and stance on gay marriage.

Seller of Trayvon Martin gun range targets said he sold out of his inventory in two days. [WKMG]

Newsweek magazine crowns Obama America’s first gay president. [ABC]

Black churches wrestle with allegiance to Obama and stance on gay marriage. [USATODAY]

After 42 years in the House, some predict Rep. Charles Rangel may lose his next primary. [Kansas City Star]

Rapper Lil Boosie found not guilty in murder trial. [BET]

A jury convicted William Balfour of killing Jennifer Hudson’s family. [BET]

Tennis champion Serena Williams makes her rap debut. [BET]

Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, to star in new Lifetime reality show. [Reuters]

A Panamanian castaway is suing Princess Cruises for not coming to his rescue at sea. [AP]

Uganda captures a senior LRA commander and says Kony capture not far off. [MSNBC]

Human rights lawyer calls Niger Hunger Games “on steroids.” [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: May 1 Edition

May 1st, 2012

In today’s top news, Bobby Brown grants his first interview since Whitney Houston’s death, President Obama rejects the notion that he politicized the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death and a new lawsuit accuses a Florida school district of racism.

Bobby Brown grants his first interview since Whitney Houston’s death. [BET]

President Obama rejects the notion that he politicized the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. [The Ticket]

A Florida school district has been accused of racism in new lawsuit. [Reuters]

Audra McDonald, David Alan Grier and James Earl Jones are among this year’s African-American Tony Award nominees. [BET]

Queen Latifah to perform at a gay pride festival. [BET]

Jury selection has begun in rapper Lil Boosie’s murder trial. [BET]

U.S. home ownership rate dips to 15-year low. [Reuters]

Federal judge blocks Texas rule banning Planned Parenthood from a state women’s health program. [MSNBC]

Pesticide exposure linked to brain changes. [AFP]

U.K. lawmakers say international media mogul Rupert Murdoch is unfit to run a major corporation. [MSNBC]

Chad’s leader has called for the formation of a regional force to tackle Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants.  [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: April 27 Edition

April 27th, 2012

In today’s top news, 20 years later, Rodney King speaks on the L.A. riots, the attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin says George Zimmerman misled the court about money he raised and a new secret service scandal has emerged involving prostitutes in El Salvador.

20 years later, Rodney King speaks on the L.A. riots. [BET]

The attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin says George Zimmerman misled the court about money. [CNN]

A new secret service scandal has emerged involving prostitutes in El Salvador. [BBC]

Black secret service agent revealed the Colombian prostitute scandal. [AFRO]

The U.S. economy grew at slower pace in the first quarter of 2012. [MSNBC]

Administration officials seek federal law banning cell phone use while driving. [Reuters]

Rapper Lil Boosie’s lyrics to be used in his murder trial. [BET]

Gabrielle Union gives her opinion on the state of health care. [BET]

KFC must pay $8.3 million to an Australian girl who became severely brain damaged after eating a chicken wrap. [BBC]

Nigerian militant group Boko Haram takes responsibly for bombing newspaper offices. [Vanguard]

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News From Around the Web: April 2 Edition

April 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, Oprah wants to interview Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, Florida NAACP condemns Al Sharpton’s call for civil disobedience if Zimmerman isn’t arrested soon and police in California gun down an unarmed Black teen.

Oprah wants to interview George Zimmerman. [BET]

Florida NAACP condemned Al Sharpton’s call for civil disobedience if George Zimmerman isn’t arrested soon. [WKMG]

Police in California gun down an unarmed Black teen. [RT]

Lil Boosie will receive anonymous jury in murder-for-hire case. [BET]

Some of Whitney Houston’s iconic clothes and jewelry fetched $80k at an auction Saturday. [CNN]

U.K. police brutality and racism caught on tape. [CNN]

Britain authorizes an intelligence agency to monitor all phone calls, emails, texts and online activities in the country. [Reuters]

Thousands of homes nationwide are priced at $10k or less. [MSNBC]

Study shows the HPV virus lasts longer in young Black women. [AACR]

Hillary Clinton warns Syria of “serious repercussions” if cease fire doesn’t begin. [MSNBC]

Kony 2012 sequel to be released tomorrow. [ABC]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 17 Edition

January 17th, 2012

In today’s top news, music loses legend Jimmy Castor, boxing great Muhammad Ali celebrates his 70th birthday and the Occupy Movement marches on in Washington.

Funk legend Jimmy Castor dies at 64. [BET]

Muhammad Ali celebrates his 70th birthday today. [BET]

‘Occupy’ protesters plan to take on Congress. [MSNBC]

Gingrich gets grilled at a Black church. [AP]

Lil Boosie pens jailhouse letter to fans. [BET]

U.S. Border Patrol to toughen southern border policy. [AP]

Death toll rising in European cruise ship wreck. [CNN]

Holder vows to protect voting rights in an MLK day speech. [CNN]

Nigerian fuel agency is being investigated for corruption. [BBC]

2011 was a good year for beating down credit card debt. [CNN]

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