February 4th, 2013
In today’s top news, the Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII, 34-31; Muhammad Ali’s daughter says rumors that her father is near death are untrue; and eight people were killed and 38 injured in a California tour-bus crash.
The Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII, 34-31. [BET]
Muhammad Ali’s daughter says rumors that her father is near death are untrue. [BET]
Eight people were killed and 38 injured in a California tour-bus crash. [NBCNews]
President Obama plans to spend the day in Minnesota campaigning for his gun proposals. [AP]
Convicted murderer Steven Robbins was re-captured after Chicago authorities mistakenly released him. [CNN]
The president says the Boy Scouts should lift its ban on gays. [AP]
Beyoncé received rave reviews for her Super Bowl halftime performance. [BET]
Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old girl shot by the Taliban, speaks out for the first time since the incident. [Yahoo!]
Somalian militant group al-Shabab is back on Twitter. [BBC]
Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo now say peace may be reached by March. [AJE]
July 6th, 2012
In today’s top news, the Black jobless rate rose to 14.4 percent in June, George Zimmerman’s defense team renews public pleas for donations after bail was set at $1 million and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for serious “physical and emotional ailments.”
The unemployment rate for African-Americans rose to 14.4 percent in June. [BET]
George Zimmerman’s defense team renewed public pleas for donations after bail was set at $1 million. [NBC News]
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for serious “physical and emotional ailments,” his office announced. [AP]
Rihanna is suing her former accountants saying they cost her millions. [BET]
Wendy Williams is slated to produce the TV adaptation of Star Jones’ novel, Satan’s Sisters. [BET]
Muhammad Ali named 2012 Liberty Medal recipient. [AP]
A 14-year-old girl was killed in L.A. while watching a fireworks display this Fourth of July. [KTLA]
A 20-year-old Florida man received 162 years in prison for a first-time robbery offense that left no one injured. [NYDN]
Flyers for a three-day all-white Christian conference being held in Lamar County, Alabama, is angering some local residents. [MSNBC]
The U.N. calls for sanctions against Mali fighters, who are destroying important historical and religious sites in the area. [AJE]
January 17th, 2012
In today’s top news, music loses legend Jimmy Castor, boxing great Muhammad Ali celebrates his 70th birthday and the Occupy Movement marches on in Washington.
Funk legend Jimmy Castor dies at 64. [BET]
Muhammad Ali celebrates his 70th birthday today. [BET]
‘Occupy’ protesters plan to take on Congress. [MSNBC]
Gingrich gets grilled at a Black church. [AP]
Lil Boosie pens jailhouse letter to fans. [BET]
U.S. Border Patrol to toughen southern border policy. [AP]
Death toll rising in European cruise ship wreck. [CNN]
Holder vows to protect voting rights in an MLK day speech. [CNN]
Nigerian fuel agency is being investigated for corruption. [BBC]
2011 was a good year for beating down credit card debt. [CNN]
June 22nd, 2009
Former President Bill Clinton, who was blasted by Black leaders for his campaign tactics during his wife’s run against Barack Obama, is back to the kind of talk that made him a star in the Black community. On Saturday, during Major League Baseball’s Beacon Awards Luncheon in Cincinnati, Clinton said that racial equality in America is still a long way off – despite the election of Obama as president. Read more.
February 12th, 2009
D.C. Students Arrested After Huge Girl Fight
lunchtime girl fight at Washington, D.C.’s Cardozo High School resulted in 16 students being arrested. Police were called to the school after hearing reports about a “large group of females engaging in just a big fight,” said a police official. “As a result of the large fight, several other melees began to erupt.” Click for more.
NAACP Will Honor Ali
The NAACP will honor legendary boxer Muhammad Ali by granting him an Image Awards for distinguished service in Los Angeles ceremony tonight in Los Angeles. The NAACP, the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights group, praised the former world heavyweight champion’s accomplishments as perhaps the greatest boxer of all time and as a great social activist and humanitarian. Actress Halle Berry and screenwriter-actor Tyler Perry will host the 40th annual awards show, which will air on Fox TV. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, marks its 100th anniversary today.
January 12th, 2009
Charles Morgan, Jr., whose legal brilliance was tapped for some of the most high-profile civil rights cases in modern history, has died. He was 78. During his many courtroom battles, Morgan, helped craft the defense that compelled the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the 1967 draft-evasion conviction of world heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali. Read the rest here.
September 19th, 2008
Muhammad Ali drops in on Ryder Cup. Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was a surprise visitor at the Ryder Cup golf tournament in his native Louisville, Ky. on Thursday. European team captain Nick Faldo was overwhelmed to the point of tears by his first meeting with former heavyweight champion who many regard as the greatest boxer in history. “It was an incredible moment,” Faldo says. “I thought it was really special. I’m full of emotion and I have got to let it out somewhere.”
Baller’s visit to Africa inspires documentary. NBA star Tracy McGrady is gaining attention off the court following his recent travels in Africa, including Chad, where he met refugees from Darfur. The athlete’s encounters and experiences in the Motherland are the subject of the new documentary “3 Points.” Among McGrady’s experiences are observing children who play soccer without a field of grass. When McGrady offers to pay $1,000 for the creation of competition grounds, he’s told that the green is low on the children’s needs list. Despite his influence and wealth, McGrady often finds himself unclear on what to do about the overwhelming tragedy he sees. Producers of “3 Points” hope to find a distributor for the film.
Linebacker issued citations for alleged intoxication. Wisconsin linebacker Jonathan Casillas is due in court today to face accusations that he drove drunk on a motor scooter last month. Casillas, 21, was cited for first-offense drunken driving, driving with a prohibited alcohol concentration and driving with two persons on a moped. “We handled that the same way as any alcohol or drug (violation),” coach Bret Bielema says of the school’s response. The Wisconsin State Journal adds that Bielema didn’t elaborate on Casillas’ discipline. Wisconsin has a 3-0 record and will next play Michigan on Sept. 27.