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News From Around the Web: Nov.11 Edition

November 11th, 2013

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In today’s news, a young Black veteran’s message to the country is: Help us find jobs; President Obama calls upon Louisiana to expand Medicaid coverage; and a Houston birthday party turns into a shooting scene with two dead and 20 people hurt.

A young veteran’s message: Help us find jobs. [BET]

President Obama calls on Louisiana to expand Medicaid coverage. [Times Picayune]

Houston birthday party turns into shooting scene; 2 dead, 20 hurt. [LA Times]

Many Black New Yorkers see Bill de Blasio’s victory as their own. [NY Times]

Richie Incognito defends voice mail to Jonathan Martin. [NFL]

Hawaii House passes same-sex marriage bill. [LA Times]

UCLA has more NCAA championships than Black male freshmen. [Huffington Post]

Kenya to repatriate Somali refugees. [BBC]

Barneys, Macy’s to lead forum on racial profiling in retail. [BET]

Anthony Mackie arrested, charged with drunk driving. [contactmusic.com]

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News From Around the Web: Nov. 1 Edition

November 1st, 2013

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In today’s news, a federal court has blocked changes to the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program; President Obama has tilted the judiciary back toward the Democrats; and Cory Booker takes office as a United States senator.

Court blocks stop-and-frisk changes for New York Police. [NY Times]

Obama tilts federal judiciary back toward Democrats. [USA Today]

Cory Booker takes office as U.S. senator. [BET]

Deep cuts to country’s food stamp program kick in as Congress debates more. [Fox]

Anger over “shop and frisk” turns to street protests. [BET]

In reversal, strict Texas abortion law to take effect. [LA Times]

Jay Z, on Barneys furor, says he’s no stranger to being profiled. [NY Daily News]

Report: Obama campaign considered dumping Biden for Hillary Clinton. [CNN]

Source: Teammates bullied Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin. [Fox]

Zimbabwe court rules Robert Mugabe “insult law” invalid. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 31 Edition

October 31st, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama pledges to see the Affordable Care Act through its implementation; New York protesters target Barneys after allegations of “shop and frisk;” and the Boston Red Sox win the World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals.

President Obama on health care: “We’re going to see it through.” [Washington Post]

New York protesters target Barneys after Black shoppers claim bias. [Reuters]

Red Sox win World Series with 6-to-1 victory over Cardinals. [NY Times]

Cory Booker plans hands-on approach in the Senate. [USA Today]

Marvin Gaye family sues Robin Thicke over “Blurred Lines.” [BBC]

Jay Z’s dilemma with Barneys shows risk of celebrity-store partnerships. [Star Tribune]

Bodies of migrants found in Niger. [BBC]

Republican favorability sinks to all-time low. [Gallop]

New York City Council raises cigarette buying age to 21. [Wish TV]

Rand Paul fails to address accusations of plagiarism. [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 29 Edition

October 30th, 2013

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In today’s news, a federal judge rules that part of Texas’ new abortion law is unconstitutional; Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder testified that bankruptcy was the right call for Detroit; and complaints of discrimination against Black shoppers now spread to Macy’s.

Federal judge rules part of Texas’ new abortion law is unconstitutional. [Fox]

Michigan governor testifies that bankruptcy was right call for Detroit. [NY Times]

Complaints of bias against Black shoppers now spread to Macy’s. [BET]

Boston Red Sox on brink of World Series title. [Boston Herald]

Assault charge against Chris Brown reduced in D.C. brawl [CNN]

Penn State to pay $59.7 million to 26 Sandusky victims [USA Today]

Somalia’s al-Shabab commanders killed in strike. [BBC]

Two white men dress as Trayyon Martin and George Zimmerman for Halloween [America Blog]

Shaquille O’Neal announces support for Gov. Chris Christie. [BET]

Obama’s Facebook and Twitter updates hijacked in URL exploit. [CNET]

Ghana church leader warns all-night prayers threaten productivity. [Guardian]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 28 Edition

October 28th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama pushed for investment education in a speech at a Brooklyn school; Chris Brown was arrested in Washington, D.C., on a felony assault charge; the Boston Red Sox even the World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Obama pushed for education investment in trip to Brooklyn school. [BET]

Chris Brown arrested in D.C. on felony assault charge. [Washington Post]

Boston Red Sox even with St. Louis Cardinals in World Series. [Fox]

Kathleen Sebelius prepares to face the music on Obamacare. [Christian Science Monitor]

Florida men dress as Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman for Halloween. [Orlando Sentinel]

Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray released from jail. [LA Times]

Macy’s says its employees not involved in ’shop and frisk’ allegations. [ABC]

NYC police commissioner said Avonte Oquendo may be dead. [BET]

Madagascar election is free and fair, observers say. [BBC]

Former South African government minister detained in New York. [Guardian]

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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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