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News From Around the Web: Jan. 24 Edition

January 24th, 2014

(Photo: AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Tom Gralish)

In today’s news, Philadelphia public schools are subject of an investigation about cheating; Arizona State fraternity’s racially charged party continues to fuel debate; and South Sudan’s government and rebels are set to sign a peace accord.

Philadelphia schools face cheating investigation. [BET]

Arizona State frat’s racially charged party continues to fuel debate. [AZcentral.com]

South Sudan government, rebels set to sign peace deal. [The News International]

Gov. Christie bridge scandal continues as U.S. attorney issues subpoenas. [NJ.com]

Justin Bieber exits jail, bail set at $2,500 after arrest. [CBS]

Three bombings rock Cairo on eve of uprising anniversary. [Haaretz]

Michigan’s governor plans to give $350 million to bankrupt Detroit. [BET]

Mary J. Blige’s father critical after stabbing. [NBC]

Bosh’s 31, LeBron’s 27 push Heat past Lakers 109-102. [Sun Sentinel]

Missouri obstructing health law, judge rules. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 24 Edition

October 24th, 2013

(Photo: AP Photo/Manuel Diaz)

In today’s news, African-American pastors are giving praise to the Affordable Care Act; Dominicans of Haitian descent are cast into legal limbo; and the bankruptcy trial in Detroit has become a frenzied affair.

Black pastors give praise to Obamacare. [BET]

Dominicans of Haitian descent cast into legal limbo by court. [NY Times]

In Detroit bankruptcy trial, union says city had pensions in sight. [Reuters]

Red Sox dominate the Cardinals in Game 1. [Boston Globe]

Another New York Black shopper says Barneys is racist. [NY Post]

Police say 11-year-old brought 400 rounds of ammo to school. [USA Today]

Support for legal marijuana soars to 58 percent. [Christian Science Monitor]

Spanking tied to later aggression among kids. [Reuters]

Ivory Coast’s soccer star Yaya Toure wants action on racist chants. [BBC]

Kanye West praises Jay Z’s social skills. [MTV]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 16 Edition

September 16th, 2013

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In Monday’s today’s news, President Obama touts the nation’s economy five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers; there were weekend memorials marking the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham church bombings; and unrest in Egypt has extended outside of major cities into the countryside.

President Obama touting economy on 5th anniversary of Lehman Brothers’ collapse. [Washington Post]

Birmingham church bombing of 1963 is remembered. [NBC]

Turmoil in Egypt extends into the countryside. [NY Times]

Police shootings raise questions in New York and North Carolina. [CNN]

For first time, Miss America is of Indian descent. [USA Today]

Floyd Mayweather puts on dominating display in win. [CBS]

Paula Deen gets standing ovation at first public appearance since scandal. [ABC]

Queen Latifah’s new talk show debuts “with a Jersey flavor.” [NJ.com]

New signs of improvement in the youth obesity epidemic. [USA Today]

Archbishop Ignatius Kattey freed by Nigerian kidnappers. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Nov. 6 Edition

November 6th, 2012

In today’s top news, Americans are hitting the polls to choose the country’s next president, Jay-Z sings “99 problems but a Mitt ain’t one” at a last-minute Obama rally, and Beyoncé penned an open letter to President Obama on the eve of the election.

Today is Election Day. [BET]

Jay-Z sings “99 problems but a Mitt ain’t one” at a last-minute Obama rally. [Yahoo!]

Beyoncé penned an open letter to President Obama on the eve of the election. [Grio]

Michelle Obama encouraged Florida voters saying, “Don’t let anybody push you out of line.” [NBCNews]

In a rare move for most states, a Washington, D.C., jail helped its inmates vote. [USATODAY]

Polls in Hurricane Sandy-hit areas in New York and New Jersey show voters are undeterred by the storm’s damage. [AP]

Mary J. Blige helped raise $23 million for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. [BET]

Natina Reed of Blaque was laid to rest in Georgia. [BET]

50 Cent admits that his beef with Floyd Mayweather was a publicity stunt. [BET]

South Africa rolls out Nelson Mandela bank notes. [BBC]

Flooding in Nigeria has displaced 2 million people. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 29 Edition

August 29th, 2012


In today’s top news, Hurricane Isaac bears down on New Orleans on the seven-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, two RNC attendees threw nuts at a Black camerawoman and called her an “animal,” and protesters try to arrest Condoleezza Rice at an RNC event.

Hurricane Isaac bears down on New Orleans on the seven-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. [Reuters]

Two attendees at the Republican National Convention threw nuts at a Black camerawoman and called her an “animal.” [BET]

Protesters try to arrest Condoleezza Rice at an RNC event. [Politico]

Amber Rose is reportedly pregnant by fiancé Wiz Khalifa. [BET]

Angela Bassett will star alongside Mary J. Blige in biopic Betty and Coretta. [BET]

Senegal suffers severe floods. [BBC]

A grenade attack in the Kenyan city of Mombasa kills 3, wounds 11. [CNN]

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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 World: Jan. 27 Edition

January 27th, 2012

In today’s top news, Etta James’s record sales have gained new life following her death, Black leaders in New Jersey say civil rights are too important to be left to a popular vote and U.S. economic growth is picking up.

Etta James’s record sales soaring after her death. [BET]

Black leaders in New Jersey say civil rights shouldn’t be left to a popular vote. [BET]

U.S. economic growth picking up. [BBC]

Mary J. Blige is upset her song from The Help didn’t snag any Oscar nods. [BET]

President Obama hits his stride ahead of the 2012 elections. [BET]

African leaders say they are ready to lead world growth. [AFP]

Atheist teen forces school to remove prayer from wall. [NYT]

Nigerian president open to talking with Boko Haram. [AJE]

Costa Concordia cruise disaster survivors offered $14,460 each. [MSNBC]

Three Chicago teens face hate crime charges for attacking an African-American student. [AP]

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