Archive for "Malcolm X"

News From Around the Web: Feb. 28 Edition

February 28th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama has unveiled an initiative to assist Black and brown young men; the nation’s largest African-American history museum is at risk in Detroit; and the fathers of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis have developed a close bond.

President Obama unveils imitative for Black and brown young men. [BET]

In Detroit, the nation’s largest African-American history museum at risk. [Aljazeera]

A close bond has been formed between the fathers of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis. [BET]

Attorney General Eric Holder hospitalized briefly. [CNN]

LeBron James, wearing mask, scores 31 to help Heat top Knicks. [Daily News]

Bill Clinton campaigns for Democrats in 2014 races. [Washington Post]

Boston mayor promises tighter security for 2014 marathon. [WLS]

Ghana hospital given 14 days to find “missing babies.” [BBC]

The real life Cinderella story of Lupita Nyong’o.  [ABC]

Nutrition labels are getting a makeover. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 14 Edition

February 14th, 2014

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In today’s news, a reprieve from the snow in the northeast is still days away; Nicki Minaj apologizes for controversial Malcolm X cover art; and Facebook goes beyond “male” and “female” with new gender options.

Northeast’s snow reprieve is still days away. [ABC]

Nicki Minaj apologizes for disrespectful Malcolm X cover art. [News One]

Facebook goes beyond “male” and “female” with new gender options. [CNN]

California bill would require warning labels on sugary drinks. [Fox]

Tickets for Derek Jeter’s final game at Yankee Stadium selling for $11,000. [Daily News]

Ban on same-sex marriage struck down in Virginia. [NBC]

Few tears shed for ex-mayor Ray Nagin in the city he once led. [CNN]

Myrlie Evers-Williams steps down from NAACP board. [BET]

UN mission to visit Democratic Republic of Congo massacre site. [BBC]

Al Roker and NY mayor in debate over weather and school closing. [Daily Beast]

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News From Around the Web: Nov. 4 Edition

November 4th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama campaigned in Virginia for Terry McAuliffe in the state’s highly watched governor’s race; a court decision to delay reforms in New York’s stop-and-frisk has disappointed many elected officials and activists; and the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport has reignited the debate on armed airport officers.

Obama at home on campaign trail for Terry McAuliffe in Virginia. [USA Today]

Officials and community groups disappointed with stop and frisk decision. [BET]

Los Angeles airport shooting renews debate on armed officers. [Wall Street Journal]

Sen. Lindsey Graham renews vows to block Obama nominees. [Washington Post]

Black driver makes history with NASCAR win, car gets towed. [USA Today]

Jay Z debuts men’s fragrance. [UPI]

Ghana is fast becoming a hub for African-Americans. [Grio]

Kerry Washington dominates Saturday Night Live. [Access Hollywood]

Rich collection of African-American history comes to Baltimore. [CBS]

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News From Around the Web: May 31 Edition

May 31st, 2013

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In today’s news, Eric Holder’s plan for conducting meetings with reporters is troubled; American universities have shown uneven results in enrolling poor students; and the schools in Oklahoma destroyed by the recent tornado are to be rebuilt.

Eric Holder’s plan for meetings with reporters hits snag. [BET]

Universities show uneven efforts in enrolling poor. [NY Times]

Oklahoma schools destroyed by tornado to be rebuilt. [CBS]

Ghana set for oil production gains. [UPI]

McDonald’s CEO says he lost weight eating company’s food. [Free Press]

LeBron James explodes as Heat rout Pacers in Game 5. [USA Today]

Black candidate NY mayor would keep some of stop and frisk. [BET]

Oprah Winfrey receives honorary degree from Harvard.  [Boston.com]

Malcolm X’s grandson remembered at memorial service. [NY Times]

South African town accused of keeping apartheid alive. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: May 14 Edition

May 14th, 2013

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In today’s news, Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of murder; Detroit’s emergency financial manager, Kevyn Orr, says the city’s fiscal health is worse than anticipated; and two waiters were arrested for the death of Malcolm X’s grandson.

Philadelphia abortion doctor guilty of murder in late-term procedures. [NY Times]

Detroit’s emergency financial manager paints a bleak picture. [BET]

Two waiters arrested in killing of Malcolm X’s grandson. [USA Today]

Plano, Texas, elects first African-American mayor. [Pegasus News]

Lawmakers criticize Justice Department over AP phone records grab. [Fox]

Obama attends fundraisers in NY to raise money for 2014. [NY1]

Detroit NAACP sues Michigan over emergency manager. [M-Live]

Thieves target Justin Beiber concert in South Africa. [BBC]

Civil rights groups say assault on voting continues in 2013. [BET]

Ghana’s state media gets infrastructure for digital migration. [Ghana Business News]

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News From Around the Web: May 13 Edition

May 13th, 2013

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In today’s news, a shooting at a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans left 19 people injured; the victims of the kidnapping in Cleveland have asked that they be allowed privacy; and Black and Latino lawyers are underrepresented in arguing before the Supreme Court.

Shooting at New Orleans Mother’s Day parade leaves 19 injured. [USA Today]

Cleveland kidnapping victims request privacy. [Wall Street Journal]

Black and Latino lawyers underrepresented in appearing at Supreme Court. [Fox News]

Florida A&M student pleads no contest in band hazing death. [BET]

Desmond Tutu said he will no longer vote for South Africa’s ANC. [Mail & Guardian]

Nigerian doctors shut down hospital in protest. [BBC]

There is a lack of Black pitchers and catchers in Major League Baseball. [Baseball Nation]

George Zimmerman’s lawyer wants jury sequestered in Trayvon Martin trial. [BET]

Malcolm X’s grandson killed in Mexico. [BET]

Minnesota is expected to become 12th state to adopt same-sex marriage. [Chicago Tribune]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 5 Edition

February 5th, 2013

In today’s top news, a DOJ memo reveals the U.S. can order drone strikes on Americans; the NFL says Beyoncé did not cause the Super Bowl blackout; and lawyers in the Trayvon Martin case continue to argue over when George Zimmerman’s murder trial will begin.

A DOJ memo shows that the U.S. can order drone strikes on Americans it believes are connected to al-Qaeda. [NBCNews]

The NFL says Beyoncé did not cause the Super Bowl blackout. [BET]

Lawyers in the Trayvon Martin case are arguing over when George Zimmerman’s murder trial will begin. [BET]

A $400k reward has been announced for information about the Hadiya Pendleton shooting. [BET]

Pakistan’s tourism board plans to build an amusement park in the town where Osama bin Laden was killed. [NBCNews]

Malcolm X’s grandson was arrested by the FBI while en route to Iran. [PressTV]

A study shows Google displays more ads related to criminal activity when “Black names” are searched. [BBC]

The NYPD is defending its undercover spying on Muslims. [AP]

A Chinese tech company has unveiled a new Windows smartphone made specifically for use in African countries. [BBC]

Malian forces captured al-Qaeda fighters in Northern Mali. [AJE]

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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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