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News From Around the Web: Aug. 20 Edition

August 20th, 2012

In today’s top news, South Africa’s deadly mine riots highlight squalid conditions of life on the mine, Rihanna told Oprah that she will always love Chris Brown and actress Zoe Saldana is slated to play Nina Simone in a biopic about the late singer.

South Africa’s deadly mine riots highlight squalid conditions of life on the mine. [AFP]

Rihanna told Oprah that she will always love ex Chris Brown. [BET]

Several charities have accused Rihanna of sanctioning domestic violence after her Oprah interview. [Independent]

Actress Zoe Saldana is slated to play Nina Simone in a biopic about the late singer. [BET]

The National Association of Black Journalists laments the lack of minority moderators scheduled for presidential debates. [BET]

A government health panel may make HIV testing as routine as cholesterol screenings. [Reuters]

A GOP Senate candidate is under fire after stating that women can’t get pregnant if it is a “legitimate rape.” [Yahoo]

First Lady Michelle Obama will visit the victims of the Sikh temple shooting Thursday. [CNN]

Nicki Minaj was forced to cancel two concert dates this weekend because of damaged vocal chords. [AP]

Ebola breaks out in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: June 7 Edition

June 7th, 2012

In today’s top news, Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou are reportedly calling it quits, there is now an app to help New York residents record and report stop and frisks and a report shows that a stand your ground defense is more likely to succeed if the victim is Black.

Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou are reportedly calling it quits. [BET]

Rep. Maxine Waters’ ethics investigation to move forward. [BET]

There is now an app to help New York residents record and report stop and frisks. [BlackWeb2.0]

Report shows that a stand your ground defense is more likely to succeed if the victim is Black. [TampaBayTimes]

George Zimmerman’s next bond hearing is set for June 29. [NBC News]

A Dallas elementary school is criticized for giving students awards based on race. [GMA]

A drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea is spreading worldwide. [TIME]

Nas gives his two cents on the Nicki Minaj, Summer Jam boycott controversy. [BET]

Another Syrian massacre shocks the world. [BBC]

The U.S. is offering millions for information leading to the capture of Al-Shabab leaders. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: June 5 Edition

June 5th, 2012

In today’s top news, today voters choose who will run in the November general elections, Nicki Minaj addresses the Hot 97 Summer Jam controversy and Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman’s donations spike upon his return to jail.

Today is primary day! [BET]

Nicki Minaj addresses the Hot 97 Summer Jam controversy. [BET]

Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman’s donations spike upon his return to jail. [ABC News]

FAMU president James Ammons proposed new requirements for band membership at the school to end hazing. [AP]

Soldier Brandy Fonteneaux was stabbed 74 times by a fellow soldier experiencing a psychotic break. [Daily Mail]

Queen Latifah says her performance at a gay pride celebration was not an “outing” of her sexuality. [BET]

R&B veteran Brian McKnight and young crooner Chris Brown spar over Twitter. [BET]

Janet Jackson to produce transgender documentary. [AP]

African migrants were targeted in a Jerusalem arson attack. [BBC]

Israel orders the deportation of 25,000 undocumented immigrants following anti-African protests. [RFI]

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News From Around the Web: June 4 Edition

June 4th, 2012

In today’s top news, George Zimmerman’s lawyers are expected to request his release from jail after his bond was revoked Friday, a deadly plane crash kills 163 in Nigeria and Nicki Minaj is boycotting the 2012 Hot 97 Summer Jam concert after a diss from a radio personality.

George Zimmerman’s lawyers are expected to request his release from jail after his bond was revoked Friday. [BET]

A deadly plane crash kills 163 in Nigeria. [CNN]

Nicki Minaj boycotts the 2012 Hot 97 Summer Jam concert after a diss from a radio personality. [BET]

A white Tennessee Baptist’s radio show is canceled over insensitive comments about the Trayvon Martin case. [USATODAY]

Lauryn Hill gets rave reviews for her comeback concert in New York this weekend. [BET]

Facebook may soon allow children under age 13 to set up profiles on the site. [BBC]

Jobless rate for Americans is four points below the average. [USATODAY]

A tragic car crash in Ohio killed the car’s teen driver and two teen passengers just hours before the driver’s high school graduation. [MSNBC]

Mother of a 5-week-old baby is in police custody today after she placed the baby on the roof of her car and drove off. [MSNBC]

The child abuse case of former Penn State football coach, Jerry Sandusky, is slated to begin tomorrow. [Reuters]

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News From Around the Web: May 2 Edition

May 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, President Obama announces an “enduring partnership” between the U.S. and Afghanistan and Tyler Perry’s production studios in Atlanta catch fire.

President Obama announces an “enduring partnership” between the U.S. and Afghanistan. [BET]

Tyler Perry’s production studios in Atlanta catch fire. [CNN]

George Zimmerman’s latest Myspace page is uncovered and reveals disparaging comments about Mexicans. [Miami Herald]

Samuel L. Jackson talks to BET.com about his latest role in Django Unchained. [BET]

Nicki Minaj announces U.S. tour dates. [BET]

African-Americans are taking on the scourge of sex trafficking in Black communities. [UPI]

At least 11 protesters in Cairo, Egypt were killed by an unknown assailant. [BBC]

Women in Ghana are being trained as pilots and health care workers to deliver health materials to isolated communities. [RFI]

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News From Around the Web: April 25 Edition

April 25th, 2012

In today’s top news, Nicki Minaj returns to Twitter, Mitt Romney kicks off his general election campaign against President Obama after sweeping four primaries and Michelle Obama says the upcoming election could hinge on the votes of just a “few thousand folks.”

Nicki Minaj returns to Twitter. [BET]

Mitt Romney kicks off his general election campaign against President Obama after sweeping four primaries Tuesday. [MSNBC]

Michelle Obama says the upcoming election could hinge on the votes of just a “few thousand folks.” [Yahoo]

Michelle Obama is on pace to set the record for first lady television appearances. [BET]

Feds make first arrest in BP oil spill probe. [AP]

Chicago researchers are looking into whether weight loss can help African-American breast cancer survivors. [Chicago Tribune]

A release date has been set for a Jackie Robinson biopic. [BET]

Doctors warn about teens getting drunk off hand sanitizer. [KTLA]

Nigeria’s heath minister says 150 million are at risk of falling ill from malaria. [Vanguard]

The African Union proposes Sudan peace deal. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: April 23 Edition

April 23rd, 2012

In today’s top news, George Zimmerman is released on bail, trial begins in Maryland for two white brothers accused of beating a Black teen and trial also begins today for William Balfour, the accused murderer of Jennifer Hudson’s family.

George Zimmerman, shooter of Trayvon Martin, is released on bail at midnight Sunday. [BET]

Trial begins in Maryland for two white brothers accused of beating a Black teen while patrolling an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. [AP]

Trial also begins today for William Balfour, the accused murderer of Jennifer Hudson’s family. [AP]

The Supreme Court prepares to take a look into the validity of Arizona’s controversial immigration law. [ABC]

Issac Farris, nephew of Martin Luther King Jr., will step down from his post as head of the SCLC. [AJC]

Think Like a Man took the number one spot at the box office this weekend. [NYT]

Suge Knight suggests Tupac might still be alive. [BET]

Nicki Minaj said a voice in her head instructed her to shut down her Twitter account. [BET]

Two Kenyan runners dominated this weekend’s London Marathon. [CNN]

Sudanese war planes reportedly bombing South Sudanese border towns in fresh attacks. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: April 17 Edition

April 17th, 2012

In today’s top news, both Tulsa shooters enter “not guilty” pleas, Tulsa shooter Jake England says shootings were not race-motivated because he has Black friend and the Senate rejects the proposed “Buffett” tax rule.

Tulsa shooters enter “not guilty” pleas. [Reuters]

Tulsa shooter Jake England says shootings were not race-motivated because he has Black friends. [AP]

Senate rejects proposed “Buffett” tax rule. [MSNBC]

Attorney for Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman wants the presiding judge removed from the case. [CNN]

Mississippi governor signs bill tightening rules for abortion providers. [CNN]

Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, is pleased with her late son’s “comeback” at Coachella. [BET]

Nicki Minaj’s dad says the rapper is exaggerating claims of abuse. [BET]

Bob Marley’s daughter, Cedella Marley, proclaims that no artist can compare to her father. [BET]

Police handcuff Georgia kindergarten student for throwing a tantrum. [AP]

Fanatical Norway killer Anders Breivik tells court, “I would have done it again.” [AP]

The African Union has suspended membership of Guinea-Bissau over coup. [BBC]

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News from Around the Web: April 16 Edition

April 16th, 2012

In today’s top news, Nicki Minaj deletes her Twitter account after fans leak music, the number of Blacks in major league baseball has dipped to the lowest point since the sport was newly integrated and a British peer Lord allegedly offered a ten million pound bounty for the capture of Presidents Obama and Bush.

Nicki Minaj deletes her Twitter account after fans leak music. [BET]

The number of Blacks in major league baseball has dipped to the lowest point since the sport was newly integrated. [USATODAY]

British peer Lord allegedly offered a ten million pound bounty for the capture of Presidents Obama and Bush. [Telegraph]

GOP donor says he wonders if President Obama’s “teleprompters are bullet-proof.” [LATimes]

President Obama raised $53 million for his campaign and the democratic party in March. [NPR]

Several U.S. Secret Service officers are on leave today after allegedly hiring prostitutes while on detail in Colombia with the president. [CBS]

A deadly weekend tornado in Oklahoma claimed six lives. [CNN]

Three elite NYPD gun-unit officers accused of treating Black suspects like “animals.” [NYDN]

The world’s armies are eying control of the natural resources buried under the melting arctic circle. [AP]

Nigeria is the third fastest growing economy in the world. [Vanguard]

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News from Around the Web: April 11 Edition

April 11th, 2012

In today’s top news, lawyers for George Zimmerman, the shooter of Trayvon Martin, have withdrawn from the case, eight Black New York college students reported being “stopped and frisked” by the NYPD a total of 92 times and a white man is attacked and robbed by a group of Black men in Baltimore.

Lawyers for the shooter of Trayvon Martin have withdrawn from the case. [BET]

Eight Black New York college students reported being “stopped and frisked” by the NYPD a total of 92 times. [NYT]

White man attacked and robbed by group of Black men in Baltimore. [CNN]

Final jurors chosen for the trial of William Balfour, alleged killer of Jennifer Hudson’s family. [ChicagoTribune]

Five-year-old boy brings heroin to school for show-and-tell. [MSNBC]

Rick Ross forced to cancel two shows after suffering a seizure. [BET]

Nicki Minaj’s new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, debuts at No. 1. [BET]

Hospitals hosting McDonald’s chains under pressure to cut ties. [USATODAY]

Syria gives Kofi Annan another promise that it will comply with ceasefire despite continued violence. [BBC]

Sudan vows to retake lucrative oil fields from South Sudan. [BBC]

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