Archive for "Malcolm X"

News You Should Know: Aug. 13 Edition

August 13th, 2012

In today’s top news, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was fired from the Miami Dolphins, Malcolm X actor Robert Freeman Jr. died at 78 and Mitt Romney names Paul Ryan as his running mate.

Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was fired from the Miami Dolphins following a domestic violence dispute with his wife, Evelyn Lozada. [BET]

Malcolm X actor Robert Freeman Jr. dies at 78. [AP]

Mitt Romney names Paul Ryan as his running mate. [BET]

Russell Simmons tweets, Romney and Ryan “will destroy our people.” [Twitchy]

Black hair braiders in Oregon and other parts of the country face stiff regulation. [Oregonian]

Debbie Rowe, mother of Prince and Paris Jackson, said she approves of the new joint custody agreement. [BET]

Rep. Allen West fights back against ad that depicts him punching white women. [Palm Beach Post]

Rampant racial profiling is reported at Boston’s Logan International Airport. [AP]

Brazilian soccer star Pele makes surprise cameo at Olympic closing ceremony as the country gears up for the 2016 Summer games. [SWR]

Nigeria’s army kills 20 suspected members of militant group Boko Haram. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: June 11 Edition

June 11th, 2012

In today’s top news, Porgy and Bess wins the Tony award for best musical revival, Atlanta pastor Creflo Dollar seeks to clear up reports that he punched his teenage daughter in a scuffle last week and police are searching for the shooter who killed three and wounded three others near Auburn University this weekend.

Porgy and Bess wins the Tony Award for best musical revival. [AP]

Atlanta pastor Creflo Dollar seeks to clear up reports that he punched his teenage daughter in a scuffle last week. [CNN]

Three people were shot and killed and three others were wounded  at an apartment complex near Auburn University Saturday. [MSNBC]

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg defends stop-and-frisk before a Black congregation Sunday. [NYT]

UNC is fighting allegations of academic fraud after football players were enrolled in an African-American studies course that was never taught. [RNO]

Exonerated of a rape charge, Brian Banks will accept a tryout offer from the Seattle Seahawks. [AP]

Police are looking for the person who shot and killed 19-year-old rapper Lil Phat in Atlanta. [BET]

Mary J. Blige announced she will play Malcolm X’s wife, Betty Shabazz, in an upcoming film. [BET]

Study: Majority of Blacks with hypertension harbor hidden heart disease. [NewsMedical]

Boko Haram strikes two Nigerian churches leaving seven dead. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 29 Edition

May 29th, 2012

In today’s top news, Beyoncé reportedly brought down the house in her four-night post-baby concert in Atlantic City, Diddy’s son earns a $54,000 football scholarship to UCLA and Jay-Z is slated to oversee the remake of Annie starring Willow Smith.

Beyoncé reportedly brought down the house in her four-night post-baby concert in Atlantic City. [BET]

Diddy’s son awarded a $54,000 football scholarship to UCLA. [Daily Mail]

Jay-Z slated to oversee the remake of Annie starring Willow Smith. [BET]

T.I. plans to release his second novel in September. [BET]

Federal unemployment extensions for many long-term unemployed Americans are set to expire. [NYT]

Syracuse University and Alex Haley’s son are in a tug of war over a letter written by Malcolm X. [Post-Standard]

Miami police shot an unidentified man who tried to chew another mans face off. [MSNBC]

Cory Booker tells Oprah he can’t imagine running for president. [Star-Ledger]

A U.S. envoy to Haiti says that it will take another 30 years before the country starts to see economic growth. [MontrealGazette]

Sudan is set to withdraw its troops from disputed oil town Abyei. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 6 Edition

February 6th, 2012

In today’s top news, rapper M.I.A. gives the Super Bowl the finger, a Soul Train flash mob takes over Times Square and a Brown University student uncovers a lost Malcolm X speech.

M.I.A. flips middle finger at halftime Super Bowl show. [BET]

Soul Train flash mob takes over Times Square. [BET]

Brown U. student finds lost Malcolm X speech. [Sun Herald.com]

Talib Kweli talks to BET.com about The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. [BET]

The Schomburg Center gears up for Black History Month. [BET]

Arizona lawmaker proposes “White Appreciation Day.” [CBS5]

Report: Increasing risk of STD transmission among adults over 50. [DailyMail]

Mos Def returns to the big screen. [BET]

3,200 slave identities uncovered in Virginia. [CNN]

Bishop Eddie Long apologizes to Jewish group over “king” ceremony using the Torah. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 2 Edition

February 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, celebrities remember the life and contributions of Soul Train’s Don Cornelius, a trove of previously unseen Malcolm X artifacts have been discovered and Raven-Symoné is headed to Broadway.

Celebs remember Soul Train’s Don Cornelius. [BET]

New Malcolm X artifacts discovered. [AP]

Raven-Symoné is headed to Broadway. [BET]

Somali-born rapper K’Naan is mad Mitt Romney used his song and is seeking legal action. [WSJ]

Reggae star Elephant Man is charged with rape. [BET]

National Urban League and the U.S. Census Bureau host forum on Blacks. [BET]

GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he’s not worried about the poor. [CNN]

Study: Racism, prejudice and conservatism linked to low IQ. [LiveScience]

London landlords are evicting tenants to cash in big on Olympics tourists. [MSNBC]

The number of names on the government’s no-fly list has doubled in the past year. [AP]

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