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News From Around the Web: June 14 Edition

June 14th, 2013

(Photo: Courtesy Trayvon Martin Family via Facebook)

In today’s news, jurors will be sequestered in the Zimmerman trial; Massachusetts Sen. William Cowan says President Obama doesn’t need a “Black agenda;” and new HUD study says Black Americans still face racial discrimination in housing.

Jurors selected for Zimmerman’s trial will be sequestered, judge says. [Orlando Sentinel]

New HUD study says African-Americans still face discrimination in housing. [NewsOne]

Massachusetts Sen. William “Mo” Cowan says there’s no need for a “Black agenda” from President Obama. [ABCNews]

Nelson Mandela spends seventh day in hospital recovering from a lung infection. [USA Today]

At least two dozen were injured as a deck collapsed at a Miami bar. [MiamiHerald]

The Heat achieves victory over the Spurs and tie NBA Finals 2-2. [ESPN]

379 homes were destroyed during a forest fire in Black Forest, Colorado. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: June 22 Edition

June 22nd, 2012

(Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

In today’s top news , the Miami Heat win the NBA championship, the White House has “full confidence” in Attorney General Eric Holder amid the “Fast and Furious” controversy and George Zimmerman claims Trayvon Martin threatened to kill him.

The Miami Heat win the NBA championship. [AP]

The White House has thrown its “full confidence” behind Attorney General Eric Holder amid the “Fast and Furious” controversy. [The Ticket]

George Zimmerman claims Trayvon Martin threatened to kill him. [CNN]

Trayvon Martin’s parents resolve to stay focused on goals as George Zimmerman releases a flurry of information about the case. [BET]

A 64-year-old grandmother from L.A. takes second place in a fitness competition. [NBC4]

The adopted son of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has stepped forward to say that he was sexually abused. [BBC]

The Supreme Court ruled that people who committed crack crimes before the new, more lenient penalties took effect should benefit from the new rules. [AP]

50 Cent and Lil Kim weigh in on the Drake and Chris Brown beef. [BET]

Ice-T chats about his directorial debut. [BET]

Deaths of Somali pirate hostages are increasing. [BBC]

Egyptian protesters return to Tahrir Square to demand speedy election results. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: June 20 Edition

June 20th, 2012

In today’s top news, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is reportedly in a coma after suffering a stroke, the Rodney King 911 call has been released and a Texas grand jury refused to indict a father who killed a man for sexually abusing his daughter.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is reportedly in a coma after suffering a stroke. [CBS]

The dramatic Rodney King 911 call has been released. [CNN]

A Texas grand jury refused to indict a father who killed a man for sexually abusing his daughter. [CNN]

President Obama warned Mitt Romney to back off of criticizing his foreign policy decisions. [Politico]

The Southern Baptist Convention elects its first Black president. [BET]

T.I. calls Chief Keef a “representative” of the new generation. [BET]

The Miami Heat took Game 4 of the NBA Finals. [MSNBC]

The Pope calls for peace in Nigeria amid religious violence. [BBC]

Arsenio Hall is preparing to return to late-night TV. [BET]

The Jackson brothers are gearing up to go on their first tour after Michael’s death. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: June 18 Edition

June 18th, 2012

In today’s top news, police are investigating the drowning death of Rodney King, thousands filled New York streets in silent protest of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy and an SCLC official has spoken out in defense of embattled pastor Creflo Dollar.

Police are investigating the drowning death of Rodney King. [BET]

Thousands filled New York streets in silent protest of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy. [BET]

An SCLC official has spoken out in defense of Pastor Creflo Dollar, who was arrested for beating his 15-year-old daughter. [AJC]

More white baseball players are filling spots on HBCU teams. [NewsObserver]

The New York nightclub where Drake and Chris Brown brawled last week has been shut down by the city for violations. [E!]

Drake’s first performance since the brawl draws extra security. [BET]

Melanie Fiona and J. Cole collab on new single. [BET]

The Miami Heat take Game 3 of the NBA Finals  in a 91-85 win against Oklahoma City. [NBC Sports]

Egyptian army vows to transfer power to the country’s  elected president. [BBC]

Boko Haram takes responsibility for the weekend bombings of three churches in Nigeria that left 50 people dead. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: June 15 Edition

June 15th, 2012

In today’s top news, Drake is denying any involvement in the Chris Brown club brawl, a Nevada judge has denied Floyd Mayweather’s request for an early prison release and the Miami Heat take Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

Drake is denying any involvement in the Chris Brown club brawl. [BET]

A Nevada judge has denied Floyd Mayweather’s request for an early release despite his claims the food and water are threatening his health. [SI]

Miami Heat take Game 2 of the NBA Finals. [Miami Herald]

NAACP President Ben Jealous calls stop-and-frisk institutionalized racial profiling. [BET]

Rev. Jesse Jackson is planning a march to end Black-on-Black violence. [USAToday]

R. Kelly owes the IRS more than $5 million in back taxes. [Sun-Times]

Djimon Hounsou denies rumors that he cheated on his wife, Kimora Lee Simmons. [BET]

Tea Party leader makes racist joke about Blacks and public assistance. [Inquisitr]

Fatou Bensouda has become the first African to become chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. [BBC]

The U.N. fears there is no hope for peace in Syria. [BBC]

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