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News From Around the Web: May 31 Edition

May 31st, 2012

In today’s top news, Attorney General Eric Holder asks Black churches to join the fight for our “sacred” voting rights, a report shows that FAMU drum major Robert Champion died one hour after he was hazed and the makers of FEMA trailers are set to pay $43 million to those suffering from health issues caused by chemicals in the homes.

Attorney General Eric Holder asks Black churches to join the fight for our “sacred” voting rights. [BET]

Report shows that FAMU drum major Robert Champion died one hour after he was hazed. [Miami Herald]

Makers of FEMA trailers set to pay $43 million to those suffering from health issues caused by chemicals in the homes. [CNN]

Black surgeon sues UCLA over racist joke. [The Root]

First Lady Michelle Obama says the president “tucks her in” to bed each night at the White House. [DailyMail]

Bobbi Kristina walked off of the set of her new Tyler Perry show after an emotional breakdown. [BET]

Idris Elba is rumored to star in the next Hunger Games movie. [BET]

After her sister’s big upset loss at the French Open, tennis champ Venus Williams is also out of the tournament. [SI]

Africa NGO says the rush to adopt African children needs to stop. [CNN]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton points finger at Russia for contributing to Syria’s civil war. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 25 Edition

May 25th, 2012

In today’s top news, a witness recounts seeing drum major Robert Champion beaten with drum mallets during hazing, former high school football star Brian Banks is exonerated in rape case and Lil Wayne fires back at Pusha T for Young Money diss track.

A witness recounts seeing drum major Robert Champion beaten with drum mallets. [CNN]

Former high school football star Brian Banks is exonerated in rape case. [GMA]

Lil Wayne fires back at Pusha T for Young Money diss track. [BET]

One Atlanta man is gearing up to celebrate Memorial Day with his family from the motherland. [BET]

A high school in Brooklyn plans to hand out condoms for students at this year’s prom. [MSNBC]

The Ukranian reporter who kissed Will Smith apologizes for the gaffe. [BET]

Rapper Kendrick Lamar supports President Obama’s stance on gay marriage. [BET]

Doctors report an increasing number of children eating detergent packs thought to be candy. [AP]

The U.N. urges member nations to drop sanctions against Zimbabwe. [BET]

African Union forces capture Al-Shabab militant stronghold near Mogadishu, Somalia. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 11 Edition

May 11th, 2012

In today’s top news, FAMU’s band director has stepped down amid the hazing death controversy, Mitt Romney says he’s “fine” with gay couples adopting children and the U.S. Department of Justice is suing an Arizona sheriff for racial profiling and discrimination against Latinos.

FAMU’s band director has stepped down amid hazing controversy. [CNN]

Mitt Romney says he’s “fine” with gay couples adopting children. [National Journal]

U.S. Department of Justice is suing an Arizona sheriff for racial profiling and discrimination against Latinos. [Reuters]

A Black female U.S. Army pioneer says she was mistreated because of her gender. [NYT]

A Florida teacher faces dismissal after disciplining students with a dog collar. [AP]

Kanye West raps about marrying Kim Kardashian. [BET]

Chris Brown and Rihanna feud over lyrics of new song. [BET]

Study shows Black boys at risk for self-harm. [WBLT]

Egypt holds its first televised presidential debate. [MSNBC]

A Nelson Mandela inspired fashion line will debut in the U.S. soon. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: May 4 Edition

May 4th, 2012

In today’s top news, a source says George Zimmerman claims Trayvon Martin circled his SUV and intimidated him before his fatal shooting, a Jacksonville woman who “stood her ground” against her abusive husband and fired a warning shot faces 20 years in prison and a Houston teen says police beat him in 2010 as he tried to surrender himself during arrest.

A source says George Zimmerman claims Trayvon Martin circled his SUV, intimidating him before the fatal shooting. [Orlando Sentinel]

A Jacksonville woman who “stood her ground” against her abusive husband was denied a new trial.  [Florida Times-Union]

A Houston teen says police beat him in 2010 as he tried to surrender himself during arrest. [AP]

In some areas of the country, many still won’t vote for Obama because he is Black. [NYT]

The family of the late NFL legend Junior Seau is considering donating his brain for study following his unexpected suicide. [ NBC]

The family of FAMU drum major Robert Champion says the school should disband the marching band to prevent hazing. [BET]

Pepsi has plans to use Michael Jackson’s image on its new cans. [BET]

Lawmakers band together to try to limit post office closures. [Reuters]

A U.N. deadline looms for Sudan and South Sudan to end fighting or face sanctions. [BBC]

Brazil pledges to increase investment in Africa and acknowledges slave trade gains. [AFP]

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News From Around the Web: May 3 Edition

May 3rd, 2012

In today’s top news, 13 have been charged in the hazing death of FAMU band member Robert Champion, Trayvon Martin’s social media posts may be used at George Zimmerman’s murder trial and Rapper 2 Chainz will educate voters about felon’s voting rights for “Respect My Vote!” campaign.

Thirteen charged in the hazing death of FAMU band member Robert Champion. [BET]

Trayvon Martin’s social media posts may be used at George Zimmerman’s murder trial. [Miami Herald]

Rapper 2 Chainz to educate voters about felons’ voting rights for “Respect My Vote!” campaign. [BET]

Newt Gingrich suspends his presidential campaign. [BET]

Beyoncé wins writing award from the New York Association of Black Journalists. [NYDN]

Singer Omarion joins Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group. [BET]

A student files a $20 million claim against the DEA for being left in a holding cell for four days. [NBC]

Facebook privacy problems are on the rise. [MSNBC]

Jobless numbers see biggest dip in the last year. [Reuters]

Dozens are killed in a raid on a cattle market in northern Nigeria. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: March 30 Edition

March 30th, 2012

In today’s top news, Veteran rapper E-40 muses on the Trayvon Martin tragedy, a white supremacist hacks Trayvon Martin’s email account and publishes messages online and a witness of Trayvon Martin’s killing comes forward with details.

Veteran rapper E-40 muses on the Trayvon Martin tragedy. [BET]

A white supremacist hacks Trayvon Martin’s email account and publishes messages online. [Gawker]

Witness of Trayvon Martin’s killing comes forward with details. [CNN]

Two FAMU professors allegedly present during hazing are place on leave. [AP]

Nick Cannon to head new comedy series. [BET]

Every senior at the all-male, all-African-American Urban Prep is admitted to college. [Chicago Tribune]

U.N. orders immediate cease-fire in Syria. [MSNBC]

Freeway Rick Ross responds to losing lawsuit against rapper Rick Ross. [BET]

The number of autistic children has risen 78 percent in the last decade. [CNN]

West African regional bloc ECOWAS gives Mali coup leaders 72 hours to step down. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 16 Edition

February 16th, 2012

In today’s top news, Bobby Brown is fighting for the right to attend Whitney Houston’s funeral, the last Katrina FEMA trailer leaves New Orleans and a bus company and driver are being sued in connection with the death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion.

Bobby Brown is fighting for the right to attend Whitney Houston’s funeral. [BET]

The last Katrina FEMA trailer leaves New Orleans. [AP]

Bus company and driver sued in FAMU hazing death. [BET]

Congressional Black Caucus to honor Whitney Houston. [SmokingGun]

Waiting to Exhale sequel will go on without Whitney. [BET]

Interracial marriage in U.S. hits new high. [AP]

Nicki Minaj says she’s done proving herself. [BET]

New York police fear suicides at 9/11 memorial site. [NYT]

National Enquirer to produce Whitney Houston documentary. [BET]

Amnesty International: Libya’s armed militias are out of control. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 23 Edition

January 23rd, 2012

In today’s top news, Red Tails took a lion’s share of the weekend box office, many mourn the passing of college football coach Joe Paterno and Obama is gearing up to address the 99 percent in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech.

Red Tails wins big at the weekend box office. [EW]

Legendary college football coach Joe Paterno dies at 85. [BET]

Obama’s next State of the Union to focus on the 99 percent. [AP]

Four more FAMU students arrested for hazing. [Orlando Sentinel]

Heidi Klum and Seal reportedly headed for divorce. [BET]

Nicki Minaj to delay the release of her next album. [BET]

Recovering Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to resign from Congress this week. [AP]

Newt Gingrich gaining traction in his presidential bid. [BET]

Oprah is convinced of another Obama win. [AP]

U.S. looking to Africa for help with Iran. [FOX]

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National: Julian Bond Decides to Stay as NAACP Chairman; Hampton’s Band Will Perform in Inaugural Parade

December 10th, 2008

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Julian Bond decides to stay as NAACP chairman. Long-time civil rights veteran Julian Bond says the outpouring of support in the three weeks after announcing he would not seek another term as chairman of the NAACP, forced him to change his mind. Bond, 68, said in an interview on “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” on Tuesday that he was flooded with calls from board members and others asking him to remain at the helm of the civil rights organization, reports The Associated Press.  Read the rest here.
 

Hampton’s band will perform in the inaugural parade. Hampton University’s band, “The Force,” has been selected as one of three Virginia groups to march in the Inaugural Parade on Jan. 20, event organizers said Monday. The group was one of roughly 1,400 bands, acts and drill teams who applied for the honor. The parade, which follows the swearing-in ceremony of President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden, will travel from the U.S. Capitol, along Pennsylvania Avenue, to the White House.

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