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News From Around the Web: Feb. 25 Edition

February 25th, 2014

In today’s news, at the University of Mississippi, students remain concerned about recent racist incidents; Attorney General Eric Holder sees methods of curbing bans on gay marriage; and Kobe Bryant says the hiring of Jason Collins by the Brooklyn Nets will encourage others to hire openly gay athletes.

At Ole Miss, students remain concerned about racist incidents. [BET]

Knicks guard Raymond Felton arrested on gun charges. [USA Today]

Eric Holder sees methods of curbing bans on gay marriage. [NY Times]

Kobe Bryant on Jason Collins: Courageous act will have domino effect.  [Yahoo Sports]

Attorney: Jordan Davis likeness used without permission.  [FCN]

Is Black History Month still needed? Some say no. [Detroit Free Press]

Louis Farrakhan calls for separate court system for African-Americans. [BET]

Militants attack school in Nigeria. [BBC]

Eating barbecued and fried foods leads to Alzheimer’s disease. [Business Standard]

Chris Brown to remain in rehab for extended treatment. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 29 Edition

January 29th, 2013

In today’s top news, President Obama plans to make an appeal for immigration reform, the president is asking police chiefs to back his plan for gun reform and Louis Farrakhan said the right to bear arms is unnecessary.

President Obama plans to make an appeal for immigration reform today. [CNN]

The president is asking police chiefs to back his plan for gun reform. [BET]

Louis Farrakhan said the right to bear arms is unnecessary. [CBSNews]

The NFL Players Association wants the league to fund a $100 million Harvard study on players’ injuries and illnesses. [CNN]

Ex-49er Kwame Harris was charged for felony domestic violence and assault charges for an attack on a former boyfriend. [Grio]

Boy Scouts may lift ban on homosexuals. [AP]

Chris Brown’s lawyer has contacted the police about his fight with Frank Ocean. [BET]

Colleges are creating drone piloting programs in anticipation of a domestic drone boom. [NBCNews]

A Mali donor meeting raised $455 million for the campaign to root out Islamic militants. [BBC]

Nigerian militant group Boko Haram reached a unilateral ceasefire with the Nigerian government. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 14 Edition

January 14th, 2013


In today’s top news, Don Cheadle and Django Unchained won Golden Globe awards, Colin Powell chided the GOP for its “intolerance” and Nas was hospitalized for vertigo.

Don Cheadle and Django Unchained won Golden Globe awards. [BET]

Colin Powell said there is a “darn vein of intolerance” running through some parts of the GOP. [BET]

Nas was hospitalized for vertigo. [BET]

A Missouri court has appointed a lawyer to protect the interests of the late Jovan Belcher’s 4-month-old daughter. [USATODAY]

Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa have decided to call off their divorce. [CNN]

Louis Farrakhan called Django Unchained “preparation for a race war.” [FOX]

An Ohio town will let some school employees bring guns to school once they have received tactical training. [Reuters]

Record low water levels in the Great Lakes are snarling commerce, tourism in the region. [CNN]

French fighter jets began bombing targets in militant strongholds of northern Mali this weekend. [AP]

Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki blocked a bid by legislators to give themselves $100K pay bonuses. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 26 Edition

September 26th, 2012

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In today’s top news, a new Whitney Houston single featuring R. Kelly has been released, Diddy and Cassie confirm they are a couple and 50 Cent hires investigators to look into Chris Lighty’s death.

A new Whitney Houston single featuring R. Kelly has been released. [USATODAY]

Diddy and Cassie confirm they are a couple. [BET]

50 Cent hires investigators to look into Chris Lighty’s death. [BET]

Federal authorities crack down on L.A. marijuana dispensaries. [Reuters]

Louis Farrakhan says the Black community must take responsibility for gun violence. [NYDN]

Madonna defends her “Black Muslim” comments about President Obama. [Guardian]

Ann Coulter says liberals who date Black women think they are “freedom riders.” [Mediaite]

BlackBerry maker looks to Africa for growth potential. [AP]

South Africa’s Julius Malema has been charged with money laundering. [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: 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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