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News From Around the Web: April 11 Edition

April 11th, 2013

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In today’s top news, Michelle Obama went home  to Chicago to discuss gun violence; Ben Carson has withdrawn as Johns Hopkins Medical school’s commencement speaker; and Anthony Weiner hints that he may run for mayor of New York.

Michelle Obama traveled to her hometown of Chicago to give an emotional speech about gun violence and the need for youth programs. [BET]

South Korea, U.S. remain on edge over North Korea missile crisis. [Reuters]

Ben Carson, the African-American pediatric neurosurgeon, has withdrawn as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine after negative reaction to derogatory comments he made about marriage equality. [The Washington Post]

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg launches immigration lobby group. [The Guardian]

Django Unchained opening cancelled in China. [BBC]

After resigning from Congress in an internet sex scandal, Anthony Weiner is hinting that he is interested in running for mayor of New York City. [NYTimes]

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are displeased by the prospect of President Obama’s budget plans calling for reductions in entitlement programs. [BET]

Duke student wrote Kenya’s President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta’s victory speech. [NYAmsterdamNews]

Officials in Major League Baseball are looking for ways to increase the participation of African-American fans, whose support has sunk to a record low. [USAToday]

2,000 invited to Margaret Thatcher funeral, but not Argentina’s president. [Yahoo News]

A year after George Zimmerman was arrested for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman’s mother has written a letter of thanks to supporters of her son. [WESH.com]

The Midwest is being hit hard by storms, with tornadoes creating hazardous conditions in the St. Louis area. [USAToday]

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News From Around the Web: June 21 Edition

June 21st, 2012

In today’s top news, Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee was sacked amid Trayvon Martin case criticism, Attorney General Eric Holder was found in contempt of Congress for his handling of the “Fast and Furious” gun trafficking program and the Southern Baptist Convention declares gay rights are not civil rights.

Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee was sacked amid Trayvon Martin case criticism. [BET]

Attorney Genral Eric Holder was found in contempt of Congress for his handling of the “Fast and Furious” gun trafficking program. [BET]

The Southern Baptist Convention declares gay rights are not civil rights. [AP]

New York City’s Black residents left out of the city’s jobs rebound. [NYT]

Half of all new HIV diagnoses occur in the South. [BET]

Exposure to traffic noise has been linked with heart attacks. [WHAM]

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has replaced Tiger Woods as the highest paid athlete. [LATimes]

A judge has thrown out three of 51 child sex abuse charges lodged against former Penn. State football coach Jerry Sandusky. [AP]

The Ugandan government bans 38 NGOs it has accused of promoting gay rights. [CNN]

Two South African hostage, captured by Somali pirates, have been freed after 20 months of captivity. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 30 Edition

May 30th, 2012

In today’s top news, former Liberian president Charles Taylor is sentenced to 50 years in prison for war crimes, co-hosts Terrence J and Rocsi to leave 106 & Park and after a Texas vote, Mitt Romney is now the official Republican presidential nominee.

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor is sentenced to 50 years in prison for war crimes. [BET]

Terrence J and Rocsi to leave 106 & Park. [BET]

After a Texas vote, Mitt Romney is now the official republican presidential nominee. [Miami Herald]

Serena Williams is eliminated in the first round of the French Open. [MSNBC]

Black pilots are suing United Continental alleging racial discrimination. [Bloomberg]

Emory University acquires a vast collection of historical African-American photos. [Emory]

Louis Farrakhan critiques President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, calling it a “sin.” [HuffingtonPost]

Police seek witnesses to the infamous face chewing incident. [BET]

U.S. student is killed while filming the violence in Syria. [MSNBC]

The FBI is now helping Kenyan officials investigate a bomb that exploded in downtown Nairobi. [AP]

The U.N. confirms that Sudan has pulled its troops out of the disputed Abyei border region also claimed by South Sudan. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 21 Edition

May 21st, 2012

In today’s top news, the NAACP deems same-sex marriage a civil right, Black and Latino people are paying three percent more for homes and Michelle Obama takes first ladies to the South Side of Chicago during NATO visit.

The NAACP deems same-sex marriage a civil right. [BET]

Black and Latino people pay three percent more for homes. [BusinessInsider]

Michelle Obama takes first ladies to the South Side of Chicago during NATO visit. [Reuters]

Many war veterans protested the NATO summit, tossing medals into the streets. [MSNBC]

Will Smith smacks a reporter who tried to kiss him in the face. [ABCNEWS]

An attorney claims a judge and two lawyers conspired to drain Rosa Park’s estate of money. [BET]

Raven-Symoné says her sexuality is not public business after a tabloid claims she is a lesbian. [MTV]

T.I. wants out of the rap game. [BET]

Wendy Williams defends her plastic surgery. [BET]

French authorities are investigating ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn in another sex scandal. [BBC]

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