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News From Around the Web: Feb. 18 Edition

February 18th, 2014

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In today’s news, a mistrial was declared on the murder charge against Michael Dunn in the killing of Jordan Davis; an Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacks a plane and takes it to Geneva; President Obama warns Uganda’s president over an anti-gay bill.

Mistrial on murder charge in Jordan Davis case. [BET]

Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian Airlines plane, flies to Geneva, seeks asylum. [CNN]

President Obama warns Uganda’s president over anti-gay bill. [BBC]

In NBA All-Star game, East beats West 163-155.  [Chicago Tribune]

George Zimmerman says he’s homeless, suffers from PTSD. [AJC]

Will Smith dances with Jimmy Fallon on Tonight Show’s return to NYC. [Just Jared]

12 Years a Slave wins top British film awards. [Reuters]

Social contact, regular exercise key to living longer. [NDTV]

A 15-year-old girl killed over a prank in Arkansas. [NBC]

Samsung’s new Galaxy said to  feature sharper, larger display. [Bloomberg]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 9 Edition

September 9th, 2013

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In Monday’s top news, President Obama faces an uphill battle getting congressional approval for a strike on Syria; Benjamin Jealous plans to step down as president of the NAACP; and staffing cuts in the Philadelphia public schools have created uncertainty among parents.

President Obama faces an uphill battle with Congress on Syria strike. [USA Today]

Ben Jealous to step down as head of NAACP in January. [BET]

Staffing cuts create uncertainty for Philadelphia schools. [Washington Post]

Somalia aims to get a million more children into school. [BBC]

Bloomberg says de Blasio is running a racist campaign for NY mayor. [USA Today]

Arsenio Hall Show returns after a nearly 20-year hiatus. [NY Times]

Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka for fifth U.S. Open title. [LA Times]

E-cigarettes as effective as nicotine patches. [BBC]

NSA can crack most Web privacy encryption, records show. [UPI]

Kanye West announces fall “Yeezus” tour, Kendrick Lamar to open. [NY Daily News]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 19 Edition

September 19th, 2012


In today’s top news, President Obama says he and Jay-Z have a lot in common, Chicago public school teachers return to work today after suspending strike and the Department of Education has awarded $228 million in grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

During a fundraiser in his honor, President Obama says he and Jay-Z have a lot in common. [Politico]

Chicago public school teachers return to work today after suspending strike. [CNN]

The Department of Education has awarded $228 million in grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. [AP]

Magic Johnson opens school to help at-risk students earn a high school diploma. [AP]

Pusha T blames his beef with Lil Wayne on social media. [BET]

Jasmine Guy claims her ex owes nearly $40k in back child support. [BET]

Tyler Perry cancels his latest Madea play over rampant ticket scalping. [BET]

Composer Randy Newman pens “I’m Dreaming of a White President” song.  [AP]

South African police used rubber bullets and tear gas on protesting mine workers. [BBC]

A French magazine runs cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad one week after deadly protests over an anti-Islam video. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: March 28 Edition

March 28th, 2012

In today’s top news, Chaka Khan and friends record Trayvon Martin tribute, Magic Johnson and partners make record purchase of L.A. Dodgers for $2 billion and the Supreme Court holds its final day of arguments on Obama’s historic health care law

Chaka Khan and friends record Trayvon Martin tribute. [BET]

Magic Johnson and partners buy L.A. Dodgers for $2 billion. [AP]

Supreme Court holds its final day of arguments on Obama’s historic health care law. [Reuters]

Gas prices reach $4 and above in 10 states and Washington. D.C. [CNN]

Some Hunger Games fans post racist comments to Twitter in disappointment over casting of Black actors. [BET]

Basketball Wives star Tami Roman suffers a mild heart attack. [BET]

U.N. human rights chief says Syria is targeting children. [BBC]

The Red Cross considers building a hotel in Haiti. [AP]

Mega Millions jackpot reaches record $476 million. [MSNBC]

France seeks arrest of Equitorial Guinea president’s  “playboy” son for money laundering. [Reuters]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 21 Edition

February 21st, 2012

In today’s top news, Chris Brown and Rihanna have confirmed their renewed friendship through new music, Bobby Brown explains why he left his ex-wife’s funeral and Magic Johnson is preparing to launch a new television network via Comcast.

Chris Brown and Rihanna have confirmed their friendship through new music. [BET]

Bobby Brown explains why he left Whitney Houston’s funeral. [BET]

Magic Johnson will launch a TV network via Comcast. [LATimes]

NAACP blasts Iowa for lackluster minority protection. [ABC5]

Federal government is the worst offender of veteran discrimination. [MSNBC]

Chicago teacher sues for the right to use the N-word in class. [SunTimes]

French police are questioning former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn over prostitution links. [MSNBC]

Haiti may soon receive its first cruise ship in 25 years. [USATODAY]

Basketball star Allen Iverson gets lucrative offer from soccer league. [YahooNews]

Eighty-eight year-old Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe dispels rumors about his health. [AFP]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 5 Edition

December 5th, 2011

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In today’s top news, Magic Johnson attempts to make moves in yet another field, Bishop Eddie Long says he needs to take time away from his megachurch and a deadly ‘game’ played by some children takes another life.

Magic Johnson makes a play for major league baseball. [BET]

Cain reminisces about his old “hood.” [BET]

Bishop Eddie Long taking time off after wife announces divorce. [ABC]

Cain expected to endorse Newt Gingrich. [Daily Beast]

Deadly ‘choking game’ claims another child. [MSNBC]

Europe bans airport body scanners [Mother Jones]

Amnesty International wants Zambia to lock up George Bush. [AP]

Few kids actually send racy text messages. [NYT]

Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime. [FOX]

State of Michigan considers intervening to save Detroit. [USATODAY]

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Photos: Magic Means Business

February 11th, 2011

VIBE

Former Laker star Magic Johnson’s  recent VIBE deal is just the latest in a string of business ventures.

Check out a list of them on BET.com!

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Magic Johnson is Outraged!

October 11th, 2008

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Magic Johnson is outraged!

A Minneapolis radio station said Friday it would air public service announcements on HIV/AIDS after a pair of talk hosts accused former NBA star Magic Johnson of faking AIDS. KTLK’s Chris Baker and Langdon Perry made the remarks during Baker’s conservative talk show on Wednesday, Fox Sports reports. After Johnson condemned the statements, the station on Friday said it regretted “some off-hand remarks” by the pair. According to a partial transcript and audio clip posted on a media watchdog site, mediamatters.org, the remarks came after a caller asserted that health care isn’t a basic right. Perry responded by asking about treatable diseases that a person can live with for a long time “if you just get some basic drugs.” Baker responded, “Like Magic Johnson?” Perry replied, “Like Magic with his faked AIDS. Magic faked AIDS.” Baker said, “You think Magic faked AIDS for sympathy?” Perry replied, “I’m convinced that Magic faked AIDS.” “Me too,” Baker said. Johnson, in a statement Thursday, said he was “outraged that Chris Baker and Langdon Perry would minimize such a serious and deadly issue.” He added: “Millions are dying from HIV/AIDS, and the fact that they would make jokes about my status is unbelievable. Chris, Langdon and KTLK should use their power in a more positive light by encouraging people to get tested for this disease instead of making up such ridiculous lies.” Johnson was diagnosed with HIV in 1991 and then retired from the NBA at 32. KTLK’s statement said it recognized the seriousness of AIDS and the “great work” Johnson has done to call attention to the disease.

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