Archive for "NYPD"

News From Around the Web: Aug. 23 Edition

August 23rd, 2012

In today’s top news, foreclosure threatens the future of historic Black college Morris Brown, a poll shows the majority of New Yorkers say police favor whites and rapper L.L. Cool J was able to fight and detain a burglar in his home Wednesday until police arrived.

Foreclosure threatens the future of historic Black college Morris Brown. [AJC]

According to a poll, the majority of New Yorkers say police favor whites. [NYT]

L.L. Cool J fought a burglar in his home Wednesday and held him until police arrived. [Reuters]

Several New Jersey entrepreneurs have accused restaurant chain Dunkin Donuts of bias in a new lawsuit. [CBS]

Rapper 2 Chainz’s debut album has soared up the charts. [BET]

Kandi Burruss is returning to school to study sex education and clinical sexology. [BET]

NFL star Michael Strahan will reportedly replace Regis Philbin on Live! with Kelly. [BET]

A Georgia cheer coach is accused of having the girls strip. [MSNBC]

Mourners in South Africa paid tribute to the victims of the Lonmin mine shootings. [MSNBC]

More fighting erupts in major Syrian cities of Damascus and Aleppo. [BBC]

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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 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: May 24 Edition

May 24th, 2012

In today’s top news, rapper 2 Chainz says airport officials tried to “assassinate” his swag this week, Colin Powell says he supports same-sex marriage and two female soldiers are suing to end the military restriction on women in combat.

Rapper 2 Chainz says airport officials tried to “assassinate” his swag when they arrested him for his over-sized chain this week. [BET]

General Colin Powell says he supports same-sex marriage. [CNN]

Two female soldiers are suing to end the military restriction on women in combat. [Reuters]

Mother of wrongfully deported teen Jakadrien Turner has filed suit against Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano for the mistake. [MSNBC]

NYPD roughs up 15-year-old honor student after mistaking her for a shoplifter. [NYDN]

NY Black radio pioneer and legend Hal Jackson dies at 96. [BET]

First Lady Michelle Obama will host a conference call with students this evening to discuss the presidential election. [BET]

George Zimmerman’s evolving views of the Sanford Police Department are now being aired and scrutinized. [CNN]

South Africa’s infamously impoverished township, Soweto, gets its own fashion week. [AP]

South African officials are suing to have a painting of president Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed removed from public view. [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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News From Around the Web: March 14 Edition

March 14th, 2012

New poll shows President Obama’s approval rating is up 50 percent, Black female lawmaker proposes bill to limit men’s access to Viagra and Harlem churches see gospel tourism boom.

Poll shows Obama’s approval rating is up 50 percent. [Reuters]

Black female lawmaker introduces bill to limit men’s access to Viagra. [YahooNews]

Harlem churches see gospel tourism boom on Sundays. [BET]

Rick Santorum takes in two more primary victories. [FOX]

Majority of New Yorkers agree with NYPD spying on Muslims. [USATODAY]

Study shows sex education actually delays sexual activity. [BET]

Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga is found guilty at the Hague. [AllAfrica]

Oprah’s Houston family interview breaks OWN viewership records. [BET]

African-American smokers face additional barriers to quitting. [Florida Times-Union]

Libya seeks to become the next hot tourist destination. [MSNBC]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 16 Edition

February 16th, 2012

In today’s top news, Bobby Brown is fighting for the right to attend Whitney Houston’s funeral, the last Katrina FEMA trailer leaves New Orleans and a bus company and driver are being sued in connection with the death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion.

Bobby Brown is fighting for the right to attend Whitney Houston’s funeral. [BET]

The last Katrina FEMA trailer leaves New Orleans. [AP]

Bus company and driver sued in FAMU hazing death. [BET]

Congressional Black Caucus to honor Whitney Houston. [SmokingGun]

Waiting to Exhale sequel will go on without Whitney. [BET]

Interracial marriage in U.S. hits new high. [AP]

Nicki Minaj says she’s done proving herself. [BET]

New York police fear suicides at 9/11 memorial site. [NYT]

National Enquirer to produce Whitney Houston documentary. [BET]

Amnesty International: Libya’s armed militias are out of control. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 25 Edition

January 25th, 2012

In today’s top news, President Obama addresses the nation’s economy, Tamar Braxton admits her candid persona can be overwhelming and ‘time’ is running out for lovers of the ‘old’ Facebook design.

President Obama calls for an economy “built to last” in his State of the Union Address. [BET]

Tamar Braxton says, “I need a filter.” [BET]

Facebook users must prepare for the coming of ‘Timeline’. [NYT]

Duke’s Black students call for a better racial climate. [AP]

DMX to release two albums of previously unreleased music. [BET]

Al Sharpton scheduled to eulogize the late Etta James at her public funeral. [BET]

NYPD officer pleads guilty to false arrest of Black man. [Reuters]

Black entrepreneurs want to jump-start middle class growth. [Bloomberg]

Egypt marks one year since Mubarak overthrown. [BBC]

Google to change its privacy policy. [BBC]

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Mother of Slain N.Y. Officer Demands Investigation

August 3rd, 2009

Natalia Harding, whose son was shot by a fellow New York City Police officer who mistook him for a thug, wants the shooter behind bars. She believes her son, Officer Omar Edwards, was killed because he is African American. Andrew Dunton, the officer who shot her son three times, including once in the back, is White. “I would like to see him go to jail,” said Harding. “He is going to go out and do the same thing again, and I don’t want another parent to suffer what I am going through.” Edwards, 25, was off duty and dressed in street clothes when he drew his gun and chased a man who had broken into his car in East Harlem. The police department contends that it is a case of “friendly fire” and that Edwards did not identify himself when confronted by Dunton and two other officers. Police victims’ advocate Rev. Al Sharpton, head of the Harlem-based National Action Network, told TV station NY1 that Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau has not told the family whether a grand jury has been convened. “It’s like it’s sweeped up under the rug,” Harding said.

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