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News from Around the Web: April 12 Edition

April 12th, 2012

In today’s top news, George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, says she thinks George Zimmerman made a mistake in shooting her son and the Beverly Hills police have closed the investigation into Whitney Houston’s death, finding no foul play.

George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of Trayvon Martin. [BET]

Trayvon Martin’s mother says she thinks George Zimmerman made a mistake in shooting her son.  [MSNBC]

The Beverly Hills police have closed the investigation into Whitney Houston’s death, finding no foul play.  [BET]

Bobbi Kristina reportedly plans to star in a new reality show. [BET]

U.S. Justice Department is suing Apple for conspiring with publishers to rig e-book prices. [MSNBC]

An independent report on the Hardest Hit Housing Markets program says more could be done to aid struggling homeowners. [CNN]

Connecticut plans to repeal the death penalty. [CNN]

April is National STD Awareness Month. [BET]

South Sudan ignores U.N. calls to remove troops from disputed oil field. [BBC]

Protests break out in Syria as troops withdraw in compliance with ceasefire. [AJE]

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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In today’s top news, lawyers for George Zimmerman, the shooter of Trayvon Martin, have withdrawn from the case, eight Black New York college students reported being “stopped and frisked” by the NYPD a total of 92 times and a white man is attacked and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Lawyers for the shooter of Trayvon Martin have withdrawn from the case.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 28 Edition

March 28th, 2012

In today’s top news, Chaka Khan and friends record Trayvon Martin tribute, Magic Johnson and partners make record purchase of L.A. Dodgers for $2 billion and the Supreme Court holds its final day of arguments on Obama’s historic health care law

Chaka Khan and friends record Trayvon Martin tribute. [BET]

Magic Johnson and partners buy L.A. Dodgers for $2 billion. [AP]

Supreme Court holds its final day of arguments on Obama’s historic health care law. [Reuters]

Gas prices reach $4 and above in 10 states and Washington. D.C. [CNN]

Some Hunger Games fans post racist comments to Twitter in disappointment over casting of Black actors. [BET]

Basketball Wives star Tami Roman suffers a mild heart attack. [BET]

U.N. human rights chief says Syria is targeting children. [BBC]

The Red Cross considers building a hotel in Haiti. [AP]

Mega Millions jackpot reaches record $476 million. [MSNBC]

France seeks arrest of Equitorial Guinea president’s  “playboy” son for money laundering. [Reuters]

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News From Around the Web: March 26 Edition

March 26th, 2012

In today’s top news, BET News to air an exclusive Trayvon Martin special tonight, the New Black Panther Party offers $10K for capture of Trayvon’s killer, George Zimmerman, and the Supreme Court begins three days of hearings on challenges to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

BET to air exclusive Trayvon Martin news special. [BET]

New Black Panther Party offers $10K for capture of Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman. [Chicago Tribune]

Supreme Court begins three days of hearings on challenges to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. [NYT]

Some church leaders and members wore hoodies this Sunday in honor of Trayvon Martin. [Yahoo]

IRS to garnish rapper Nas’s wages. [BET]

Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack has been hospitalized for pneumonia. [BET]

Wife of Afghan massacre suspect Robert Bales says “he would not do that.” [CNN]

McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s eaters among the most unhealthy fast food customers. [MSNBC]

Oil is discovered in Kenya. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 29

February 29th, 2012

In today’s top news, Google’s privacy policy is set to change tomorrow, March 1, Mitt Romney wins primary elections in Michigan and Arizona, and Ohio will prosecute school shooting suspect T.J. Lane as an adult.

Google’s privacy policy is set to change March 1. [BET]

Mitt Romney wins primaries in Michigan and Arizona. [MSNBC]

Ohio to prosecute school shooting suspect as an adult. [ABC]

Slaves who built the U.S. Capitol were honored by lawmakers. [LATimes]

Stroke deaths down in African-American children with sickle cell. [BET]

Autism not diagnosed as early in minority children. [AP]

Wendy Williams tells Chris Brown and Rihanna to back off romantic revival. [BET]

Pentagon admits it dumped 9/11 remains in a landfill. [MSNBC]

Syrian army continues assaults on civilians as the U.N. prepares a humanitarian resolution. [Reuters]

Uganda attracts $3 billion in oil investment. [EastAfrican]

Iran now accepting gold for oil in light of E.U. sanctions. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 28 Edition

February 28th, 2012

In today’s top news, gunfire in an Ohio high school left two students dead and four wounded, 50 Cent says his trip to Africa was “enlightening” and Israel declares it won’t warn the U.S. ahead of a potential attack on Iran.

Two students died and four were wounded after a teen gunman opened fire in an Ohio high school. [MSNBC]

50 Cent says his trip to Africa was “enlightening.” [BET]

Israel won’t warn the U.S. ahead of a potential attack on Iran. [AP]

The U.S. Treasury Dept. will begin freezing bank accounts of child support debtors next year. [BET]

Malaysia cancels Erykah Badu concert over “Allah” tattoos. [AP]

One in five older Americans scrimp on health care to save money. [TODAY]

Light-skinned vs. dark-skinned pageant causes a stir. [Daily Mail]

FHM Philippines scrapped its latest cover image over claims of racism. [AP]

Occupy London camp finally gets evicted. [CNN]

Part of the controversial Keystone oil pipeline to begin construction. [MSNBC]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 23 Edition

February 23rd, 2012

In today’s top news, President Obama honors Black history at National African-American Museum ceremony,  Michael Jordan is suing a Chinese company for unauthorized use of his name and U.S. troops are now in four African countries to help fight the Lord’s Resistance Army.

President Obama honors Black history at National African-American Museum ceremony. [BET]

Michael Jordan is suing a Chinese company for unauthorized use of his name. [AP]

U.S. troops now in four African countries to help fight the Lord’s Resistance Army. [AP]

Obama apologizes to Afghanistan over Quran burnings at a NATO military base. [MSNBC]

Actor Terrence Howard has 30 days to shell out $50k to his estranged ex-wife. [BET]

Jury recommends 26 years of prison time for UVA student’s alleged role in the death of his girlfriend. [CNN]

Tabloid magazine publishes photo of Whitney Houston’s open casket. [Reuters]

Nigeria renews ExxonMobil’s oil drilling licenses. [AFP]

Poll shows President Obama is reaping the benefits from the improving economy. [AP]

European Court of Human Rights tells Italy it was wrong to send African migrants back to Libya. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 26 Edition

January 26th, 2012

In today’s top news, Sherri Shepherd fulfills her dream of playing a prostitute, there’s no end in sight to Drake’s and Common’s beef and Black leaders respond to the State of the Union address.

Sherri Shepherd says her latest role as a prostitute was on her dream board. [BET]

Common, Drake beef rages on. [BET]

Black leaders respond to the State of the Union address. [BET]

Bill Gates still believes in Africa aid. [Allafrica.com]

Black murder rate in Missouri is the highest in the nation. [VPC]

South Sudan strikes an oil pipeline deal with Kenya. [AFP]

Ice-T says Obama will win 2012 election, followed by a Hillary Clinton administration. [AP]

USDA calls for healthier school lunches. [MSNBC]

Sundance documentary examines rape in the U.S. military. [AP]

Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle working on tour collaboration. [MTV]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 17 Edition

January 17th, 2012

In today’s top news, music loses legend Jimmy Castor, boxing great Muhammad Ali celebrates his 70th birthday and the Occupy Movement marches on in Washington.

Funk legend Jimmy Castor dies at 64. [BET]

Muhammad Ali celebrates his 70th birthday today. [BET]

‘Occupy’ protesters plan to take on Congress. [MSNBC]

Gingrich gets grilled at a Black church. [AP]

Lil Boosie pens jailhouse letter to fans. [BET]

U.S. Border Patrol to toughen southern border policy. [AP]

Death toll rising in European cruise ship wreck. [CNN]

Holder vows to protect voting rights in an MLK day speech. [CNN]

Nigerian fuel agency is being investigated for corruption. [BBC]

2011 was a good year for beating down credit card debt. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 12 Edition

January 12th, 2012

In today’s top news, Haiti marks the somber two-year anniversary of its history-making earthquake, a lawsuit pops the top on racial discrimination at Pepsi, Co., and Jay-Z’s and Beyoncé’s new baby girl is already making history.

Haiti marks two years since a devastating earthquake shook the nation. [BET]

Pepsi shells out $3.1 million in racial bias case. [AP]

Michelle Obama says she has tried to ignore attempts to portray her as an “angry Black woman.” [Sun-Times]

President Obama took in $68 million in campaign funds at the end of 2011. [AP]

Jay-Z’s and Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy, sets a billboard record just days after birth. [WSJ]

Survey: Conflict between rich and poor is strongest in years. [AP]

J-Cole’s “Work Out” goes platinum. [BET]

Director George Lucas says he found out how hard Black Hollywood has it through making Red Tails. [BBC]

Uncle Snoop plans to intervene in Waka Flocka, Wiz Khalifa beef. [BET]

Fuel protests in Nigeria intensify as oil union workers join the fray. [Bloomberg]

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