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News From Around the Web: Jan. 28 Edition

January 28th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama is expected to announce raising of the minimum wage for federal contractors; a second grand jury indicts the officer involved  in the shooting of Jonathan Ferrell in North Carolina; and a study says that African-Americans make up 50 percent of the nation’s homicide victims.

Obama to raise minimum wage for federal contractors. [NY Times]

Second grand jury indicts officer in shooting of ex-FAMU football player. [CNN]

Study said Blacks are 50 percent of U.S. homicide victims. [BET]

Macklemore says Kendrick Lamar was “robbed” at Grammy Awards. [Washington Post]

Avonte Oquendo is laid to rest in New York. [BET]

Hillary Clinton says she hasn’t driven a car since 1996. [Des Moines Register]

With flowers and security, Maryland mall reopens. [NY Times]

Richard Sherman speaks about stereotypes and labels in sports. [MSNBC]

Attacks by extremists kill nearly 100 Nigerians. [ABC]

Sales of iPhones set record for quarter. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 4 Edition

September 4th, 2013

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In Wednesday’s top news, Obama’s call for Syria strike gets support from Speaker Boehner; Martin Luther King’s children are in another dispute; and South African gold miners go on strike.

House Speaker John Boehner supports President Obama’s call for Syria strike. [NY Times]

Martin Luther King Jr.’s children in dispute over intellectual property. [BET]

Ariel Castro found hanged in prison. [Chicago Tribune]

At Naval Academy rape hearing, midshipmen describe toga parties. [Washington Post]

Poll: New York mayor hopeful Bill de Blasio could avoid Democratic run-off. [Reuters]

One-quarter of deaths from heart disease, stroke avoidable, CDC says. [LA Times]

LeBron James developing sitcom for Starz. [NY Daily News]

Chicago shootings: 8 Dead, 25 wounded over Labor Day weekend. [BET]

Press freedom under fire in Liberia. [Guardian]

Apple announces Sept. 10 event to unveil new iPhone models. [Business Week]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 22

August 22nd, 2013

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In Wednesday’s top news, President Obama kicks off his college affordability bus tour; Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in the WikiLeaks case; and the president has endorsed Cory Booker’s bid for the United States Senate.

President Obama kicks off college affordability bus tour. [Wall Street Journal]

Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case. [Wall Street Journal]

Obama endorses Cory Booker’s Senate bid. [BET]

Median income rises, but is still below level at start of recession. [NY Times]

Egypt President Hosni Mubarak to be placed on house arrest after release. [Wall Street Journal]

Dr. Phil sexual assault tweet sparks outrage, prompts petition. [NY Daily News]

Sybrina Fulton releases song about Trayvon Martin. [Orlando Sentinel]

Chris Paul named NBA players’ union president. [USA Today]

San Diego mayor reaches tentative deal in harassment suit. [CBS]

Facebook wants more Africans online. [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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Techstyles of the Rich and Famous

August 19th, 2009

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By Sherri L. Smith, BlackWeb20.com

As the world’s love affair with high-tech gadgets spreads like wildfire, it’s not enough to own the most advanced tech, they have to look good too. Shiny, glossy, matte finishes, eye-catching technical wonders of the world, it’s a constant arms race to have the best and prettiest tech. And with all arms races, he with the deepest pockets has the biggest guns. Which is why some of the best tech is in the hands of the rich and famous. What sets celebrity tech apart from the tech of mere mortals? Bling and plenty of it – from gold-plating to Swarovski crystals and even diamonds, celebrity devices are in a class all by themselves. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Zeemote: Mobile Gaming Goes Analog

August 3rd, 2009

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By Sherri L. Smith, BlackWeb20.com

As a rabid and dedicated gamer. I can say with unwavering conviction that gaming in all its forms is cool. Whether it’s an RPG, FPS, Survival Horror, or a good old platformer — I’m into it. And even though I’m a tried-and-true console girl, I defiitely have love for the unbridled pleasure that PCs and handhelds can offer, hell the DS is helping kids manage their diabetes. One area that’s been lacking on the gaming front is the mobile phone. And while there have been attempts to make mobile gaming (anyone remember the Nokia N-Gage?), it’s only now with quality games backed by big named game studios like Electronic Arts, that anyone’s taking mobile gaming seriously. Read the rest of this entry »

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