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News From Around the Web: Sept. 6 Edition

September 6th, 2013

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In today’s news, the American unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent; President Obama’s efforts to build support among G-20 nations for an intervention in Syria were less than successful; and South Africa’s strike gold mining workers return to work.

Unemployment rate eases to 7.3 percent. [LA Times]

Despite Obama’s pleas, G-20 nations remain deadlocked over Syria. [NBC]

South Africa’s striking gold miners return to work. [BBC]

National parks try to appeal to minorities. [NY Times]

George Zimmerman’s wife files for divorce, says she doesn’t recognize him. [ABC]

Ex-NFL star Hernandez to be arraigned on murder charge. [Reuters]

Electronic cigarettes growing in popularity with teens. [LA Times]

Maya Angelou to receive national Literarian Award. [BET]

Gunmen stage deadly attack on Nigeria market. [Aljazeera]

Shell to negotiate compensation for 2008 Nigeria oil spill. [Guardian]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 26 Edition

October 26th, 2012


In today’s top news, Lil Wayne was hospitalized after suffering a seizure aboard a private jet, President Obama and Mitt Romney are both on track to raise nearly $2 billion in campaign donations and Condoleezza Rice defended Mitt Romney’s position on women’s issues.

Lil Wayne was hospitalized after suffering a seizure aboard a private jet. [BET]

President Obama and Mitt Romney are both on track to raise nearly $2 billion in campaign donations. [NYT]

Condoleezza Rice defends Mitt Romney’s position on women’s issues. [Politico]

Oprah Winfrey is reportedly developing a drama series for HBO. [WaPo]

Hurricane Sandy is headed for the East Coast. [NYT]

A Texas high school has begun tracking students with computer chips. [NBCNews]

Rapper Angel Haze opens up about being raped on new song. [BET]

A video surfaced showing Chief Keef associate Lil Reese brutally beating a young woman. [BET]

Angola launched a $5 billion sovereign wealth fund to diversify its economy. [CNN]

Sudan plans to report Israel to the U.N. over an alleged airstrike that caused an explosion. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 22 Edition

August 22nd, 2012


In today’s top news, a Washington man accused of making an email threat against President Obama was arrested, Nike will sell its latest LeBron James sneakers for $300 and Rep. Todd Akin says he will remain in the Missouri senate race after his “legitimate rape” comments.

The Secret Service arrested a Washington man accused of making an email threat against President Obama. [NBC News]

Nike will sell its latest LeBron James sneakers for $300. [ESPN]

Congressman Todd Akin says he will remain in the Missouri senate race after his “legitimate rape” comments caused a firestorm. [Reuters]

Kanye West is rumored to be considering a seat at the American Idol judges table. [BET]

A poll shows New Yorkers opinions about Stop-and-Frisk are divided along racial lines. [BET]

A woman held captive in a Philadelphia basement for a decade sues the city. [CNN]

A referee at the U.S. Open has been charged for allegedly murdering her husband with a coffee cup. [GMA]

Mike Tyson sympathizes with Chad Johnson amid his swirl of domestic violence related issues. [BET]

China has replaced the U.S. as Nigeria’s top crude oil importer. [This Day]

Federal authorities destroyed more than $1 billion worth of marijuana plants found growing on federal lands. [CNN]

A South African farm worker is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: July 13 Edition

July 13th, 2012

In today’s top news, Wells Fargo & Co. has reached a $175 million settlement to resolve race discrimination probe, NAACP officials claim the only applause heard during Mitt Romney’s speech came from Black ringers and “Made in China” Team USA uniforms draw heavy criticism from U.S. lawmakers and activists.

Wells Fargo & Co. has reached a $175 million settlement to resolve allegations of lending discrimination. [BET]

NAACP officials claim that the only applause heard during Romney’s speech came from Black ringers invited by the candidate. [The Grio]

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s staff revealed that the congressman has a “mood disorder.”  [BET]

“Made in China” U.S. Olympic team uniforms are criticized by U.S. lawmakers and activists. [USA Today]

A federal race discrimination lawsuit has been filed against retail chain Wet Seal. [NYT]

Rashard Lewis and Ray Allen, former Seattle Sonics teammates, are back together again as both join the Miami Heat. [Miami Herald]

A prominent Ethiopian journalist and blogger was recently sentenced to 18 years in jail after criticizing the country’s anti-terrorism legislation. [BBC]

Over 100 Nigerian’s have died while trying to retrieve oil from a fuel tanker that had crashed and then exploded. [BBC]

The only abortion clinic in Mississippi will remain open. [CNN]

Hackers who posted the passwords of over 450,000 Yahoo users warn the site: “take this as a wake up-call, and not as a threat.” [NYT]

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News From Around the Web: June 27 Edition

June 27th, 2012

In today’s top news, a report says Trayvon Martin’s life may have been spared if George Zimmerman would have identified himself as a neighborhood watch captain, Rep. Charles Rangel won his 22nd term in Congress and President Obama’s reelection campaign has a team of lawyers on standby to combat legal disputes arising from this year’s election.

A report says Trayvon Martin’s life may have been spared if George Zimmerman would have identified himself as a neighborhood watch captain. [AP]

Rep. Charles Rangel won his 22nd term in Congress Tuesday, fending off four challengers. [NYT]

President Obama’s reelection campaign has a team of lawyers on standby to combat legal disputes arising from this year’s election. [AP]

The Pentagon held its first gay pride event. [ABC News]

A boxing promoter has offered Drake and Chris Brown $1 million to get in the ring. [CNN]

Beyonce’s father Matthew Knowles is trying to create the next Destiny’s Child. [CW39]

50 Cent was involved in a car accident yesterday morning. [BET]

NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire hurled a gay slur at a fan via Twitter. [BET]

Lawyers for Kris Humphries are expected to subpoena Amber Rose to find out details about when Kim Kardashian began seeing boyfriend Kanye West. [BET]

Nigerian President Goodluck Johnathan fired several state oil company executives over reports of corruption. [BBC]

Ethiopia convicted prominent journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega of conspiring to overthrow the government. [Reuters]

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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: May 29 Edition

May 29th, 2012

In today’s top news, Beyoncé reportedly brought down the house in her four-night post-baby concert in Atlantic City, Diddy’s son earns a $54,000 football scholarship to UCLA and Jay-Z is slated to oversee the remake of Annie starring Willow Smith.

Beyoncé reportedly brought down the house in her four-night post-baby concert in Atlantic City. [BET]

Diddy’s son awarded a $54,000 football scholarship to UCLA. [Daily Mail]

Jay-Z slated to oversee the remake of Annie starring Willow Smith. [BET]

T.I. plans to release his second novel in September. [BET]

Federal unemployment extensions for many long-term unemployed Americans are set to expire. [NYT]

Syracuse University and Alex Haley’s son are in a tug of war over a letter written by Malcolm X. [Post-Standard]

Miami police shot an unidentified man who tried to chew another mans face off. [MSNBC]

Cory Booker tells Oprah he can’t imagine running for president. [Star-Ledger]

A U.S. envoy to Haiti says that it will take another 30 years before the country starts to see economic growth. [MontrealGazette]

Sudan is set to withdraw its troops from disputed oil town Abyei. [BBC]

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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 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 13 Edition

April 13th, 2012

In today’s top news, President Obama says Kanye West is still a “Jackass,” Newark mayor Cory Booker saves a neighbor from a burning house and the National Rifle Association meets for its annual meeting amid pressure over gun laws.

President Obama says Kanye West is still a “Jackass.” [BET]

Newark mayor Cory Booker saves neighbor from burning house. [BET]

The National Rifle Association meets for its annual meeting amid pressure over gun laws. [NYT]

Three people were killed in an Ohio Cracker Barrel restaurant after shots rang out during a domestic dispute. [AP]

California’s Supreme Court ruled that employers no longer have to ensure lunch breaks for workers. [AP]

Arizona governor signs law banning most late-term abortions. [Reuters]

Rapper Diggy says he is one of the last “real MCs.” [BET]

The legendary Howard Theater reopens its doors. [BET]

U.N. peacekeepers stand ready to enforce Syria ceasefire. [AJE]

U.N. demands immediate end to Sudan oil conflict. [BBC]

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