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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: March 23 Edition

March 23rd, 2012

In today’s top news, the coroner’s report reveals Whitney Houston drowned, Sanford police chief Bill Lee and county prosecutor Norm Wolfinger step down over Trayvon Martin case and singer El DeBarge is cleared of drug possession charges.

Coroner’s report reveals Whitney Houston drowned. [BET]

Sanford police chief Bill Lee and county prosecutor Norm Wolfinger step down over Trayvon Martin case. [AP]

Singer El DeBarge is cleared of drug possession charges. [BET]

Gun sales are on the rise. [MSNBC]

Audit of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority shows accounting problems which bolster lawsuit. [AP]

Right wing blog calls Farrakhan’s tweets in support of Trayvon Martin “veiled threats.” [BLAZE]

A California school counselor taped his students having sex. [CNN]

Rapper Tyga speaks out on the Omaha, Nebraska, shooting that wounded a member of his crew. [BET]

Nokia eyes tattoos that communicate with your cellphone. [CNN]

African nations call for a Nigerian to head the World Bank. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 27 Edition

February 27th, 2012

In today’s top news, Octavia Spencer of The Help wins Oscar for best supporting actress, Louis Farrakhan says the GOP is desperate to find a white replacement for Obama and controversial plans to drug test welfare recipients gain momentum.

Octavia Spencer of The Help wins Oscar for best supporting actress. [BET]

Louis Farrakhan says Republicans are searching for any white person to replace President Obama. [AP]

Plans to drug test welfare recipients gain momentum. [AP]

Wikileaks to publish more than five million emails from “shadow CIA” security firm. [MSNBC]

U.S. Supreme Court to hear case against Shell for alleged human rights abuses in Nigeria. [VOA]

BP oil spill trial delayed for settlement talks. [Reuters]

Syria prepares to release referendum results as explosions continue in opposition stronghold, Homs. [CNN]

Sec. of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. will not arm Syrian opposition. [CBS]

Liberian legislature to vote on anti-gay bill Tuesday. [The New Dawn]

White supremacist “camp” for boys still operates just outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. [Mail and Guardian]

Eating oranges and grapefruit may cut the risk of stroke. [DailyMail]

Nelson Mandela doing well after minor surgery. [BET]

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Farrakhan Calls Organized Religion a Flop

October 20th, 2008

Louis Farrakhan

Farrakhan calls organized religion a flop

. Nation of Islam’s Minister Louis Farrakhan on Sunday said organized religion is failing it’s disciples and urged a “new beginning” during the rededication ceremony for a renovated mosque on Chicago’s South Side. “Religion, as it is being preached and practiced, is a failure,” said a passionate Farrakhan, 75, during remarks at the Mosque Maryam, the national headquarters of the Nation of Islam. About 2,500 Nation of Islam members and guests attended the event, according to The Los Angeles Times, and 5,000 more people watched from TV screens in huge tents on the grounds outside the newly renovated mosque. “Are Muhammad and Jesus enemies?” Farrakhan asked. “Why, then, are we?”

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