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News From Around the Web: March 27 Edition

March 27th, 2014

(Photo: AP Photo/Gabriel Bouys, Pool)

In today’s news, President Obama has his first meeting with Pope Francis; Morehouse College is hosting a White House summit on Black male success; and Oprah Winfrey launches a national tour.

President Obama has first meeting with Pope Francis. [USA Today]

Morehouse to host White House summit on Black male success. [BET]

Oprah Winfrey launches Arena Tour of Uplift. [LA Times]

More objects spotted by satellite in Malaysia Airlines hunt. [CNN]

Former San Francisco education official accused of murder-for-hire. [SF Gate]

Rand Paul wants donors to know he’s prepared to run for president.  [The Wire]

Northwestern University players win bid to unionize. [ESPN]

Guinea Ebola outbreak: Bat-eating banned to curb virus. [BBC]

Apple wants Emojis to be more racially diverse. [BET]

Ballistics and screams threaten Oscar Pistorius’s defense. [ABC]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 3 Edition

October 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, a judge halts Pennsylvania’s controversial new voter ID requirement, Usher orders his ex-wife out of his mansion and Oprah’s OWN is slated to partner with Tyler Perry.

A judge halts Pennsylvania’s controversial new voter ID requirement. [BET]

Usher orders his ex-wife out of his mansion. [BET]

Oprah’s OWN to partner with Tyler Perry. [LATimes]

A Philly police officer was caught on tape punching a woman at a Puerto Rican Day Parade. [AP]

Jay-Z reflects on the anniversary of his Hard Knock Life album. [BET]

Study shows Black children are exposed to more background television. [CSM]

Winter storms will now receive names, courtesy of the Weather Channel. [Weather]

Twenty-five students were killed in northern Nigeria by an unknown gunman. [BBC]

A Dutch “abortion boat” is sailing to the coast of Morocco to provide offshore abortions. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 17 Edition

September 17th, 2012

In today’s top news, Nicki Minaj has officially agreed to join American Idol as a judge, Chicago may sue teachers’ union as strike drags on and Michelle Obama is slated to give the keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner.

Nicki Minaj has officially agreed to join American Idol as a judge. [BET]

Chicago may sue teachers’ union as strike drags on. [NBCNews]

Michelle Obama is slated to give the keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner. [PRN]

Occupy Wall Street reignites its fight against the 1 percent. [NBCNews]

Report: Clark Atlanta students have some of the highest debt. [Grio]

Usher broke his silence about his recent custody battle on Oprah’s Next Chapter. [BET]

Chris Brown is due back in court over his assault case. [AP]

Bay Area rapper J. Diggs was arrested for attempted murder. [BET]

Thousands around the Muslim world are still protesting over an offensive film. [BBC]

South African police have banned activist Julius Malema from addressing the striking miners. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 8 Edition

May 8th, 2012

In today’s top news, Andre 3000 begins shooting Jimi Hendrix biopic, Oprah’s OWN network sees staggering $330 million losses and the U.S. foils another Al-Qaeda “underwear bomb” plot brewing in Yemen.

Andre 3000 begins shooting Jimi Hendrix biopic. [BET]

Oprah’s OWN network sees staggering $330 million losses. [DailyMail]

U.S. foils another Al-Qaeda “underwear bomb” plot brewing in Yemen. [BBC]

Republican Rep. Allen West says Obama’s policies are destroying the Black community. [WP]

Will Smith supports Obama’s call for higher taxes on wealthier Americans. [AP]

Group of white Cornell students shout Trayvon Martin’s name while harassing Black students. [Cornell Daily Sun]

50 Cent talks about possible reunion with estranged Game. [BET]

Azealia Banks disses Lil Kim via Twitter. [BET]

The World Bank is concerned about the economic status of Sudan and South Sudan. [AFP]

In Northern Nigeria, Islamic police play matchmaker for single and widowed women. [AFP]

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News From Around the Web: March 21 Edition

March 21st, 2012

In today’s top news, the NAACP rallies for the arrest of Trayvon Martin’s killer, supporters in New York City today plan to hold “Million Hoodie March” in support of teen and a friend of Michelle Obama reveals that the first lady feels a ’special responsibility’ for Black girls.

The NAACP rallies for the arrest of Trayvon Martin’s killer. [BET]

“Million Hoody March” planned for Trayvon Martin in New York City today. [InterOccupy]

Michelle Obama’s friend says she feels a ’special responsibility’ for Black girls. [Examiner]

Robert DeNiro apologizes for first lady joke made at an Obama fundraiser. [Yahoo]

Oprah’s OWN network lays off one-fifth of its work force. [BET]

In today’s market, it’s better to buy your home than rent. [CNN]

Queen Latifah and Alfre Woodard to star in Steel Magnolias remake. [BET]

Studies show that a daily aspirin can ward off some cancers. [FOX]

Mississippi college disciplines students who yelled racist chants at basketball game. [BET]

A growing number of Ugandan women find themselves trapped as sex slaves in Asia. [AFP]

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News From Around the Web: March 12 Edition

March 12th, 2012

In today’s top news, daughter of the late Whitney Houston tells Oprah she can still feel her mother’s presence, critics fear the Kony 2012 campaign could do more harm than good and the NAACP plans to take the voting rights issue to the United Nations.

Bobbi Kristina, daughter of the late Whitney Houston, tells Oprah she can still feel her mother’s presence. [BET]

Critics fear Kony 2012 campaign could do more harm than good. [BET]

NAACP to take voting rights issue to the United Nations. [Guardian]

Republican Congress members threaten impeachment of Obama if Syria is attacked.  [RT]

The NCAA tournament bracket is now live. [BET]

Report: Hate groups on the rise. [Reuters]

U.S. women turn “dining out” money into charity. [MSNBC]

Univ. of Maryland student arrested for threatening to go on shooting rampage. [MSNBC]

Jamaican drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke faces sentencing in U.S. case. [AP]

Israel rolls out “iron dome” to help stem rocket fire. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 14 Edition

February 14th, 2012

In today’s top news, Whitney Houston’s family prepares for the singer’s funeral, fans of Houston are lashing out against iTunes price hikes and Oprah’s OWN network plans to honor the late diva in an on-air special.

Whitney Houston’s family prepares for the singer’s funeral. [BET]

Fans of Whitney Houston are angered at iTunes price hike following the singer’s death. [Contactmusic]

Oprah’s OWN network will honor Whitney Houston in on-air special. [HollywoodReporter]

President Obama compromises on birth control coverage. [BET]

Obama’s re-election team launches the “Truth Team.” [CBS]

Christina Milian joins The Voice. [BET]

‘Cash mobs’ mobilize to boost small business revenue. [MSNBC]

Diddy hospitalized for post-Grammy migraine. [BET]

Court hears challenge to California affirmative action ban. [AP]

Common says Drake feud is over. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 9 Edition

December 9th, 2011

(Photo: John Ricard)

In today’s top news, Obama blasts GOP critics with a snarky comeback, Jay-Z prepares to raise cash for the United Way, and Oprah’s TV network may be getting a lot more color.

Obama tells critics to  “ask Bin Laden” if he’s an appeaser. [CBS]

NBC will approve Questlove’s future Fallon show selections. [AP]

Jay-Z to perform for charity. [BET]

FAMU president punished after hazing death. [Orlando Sentinel]

Scientists discover nature’s own STD test. [MSNBC]

Sandusky’s wife stands by her man. [ABC]

Despite the achievement gap, Black parents do care about education. [BET]

Eddie Murphy eyes role of ex-D.C. mayor Marion Barry in upcoming HBO film. [Hollywood Reporter]

Oprah’s OWN network may shift its aim to Black viewers. [NYPost]

Black atheists in the south share stories. [CNN]

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Oprah Stays on Syndication…For Now

November 9th, 2009

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Oprah Winfrey announced that she has no plans as of now to move her nationally syndicated show to her cable station, the Oprah Winfrey Network. But, she could change her mind by the end of the year.

From MSNBC.com

“We are not commenting on rumors or speculation,” said Beth Gebhard, a spokesperson for OWN, in response to questions about a possible Los Angeles move. Gebhard also said, “(OWN) will announce our launch date by the end of the year.”

Winfrey’s current deal ends in 2011, but the host has previously announced her retirement only to later renew her contract several times.

The fuel for this latest round of rumors has less to do with Winfrey’s contract and more to do with one of her longtime producers. Discovery announced Wednesday that Lisa Erspamer, co-executive producer of Winfrey’s talk show, will join OWN in January as chief creative executive. To those in the industry, that announcement suggested that perhaps Winfrey was planning to uproot the show as we know it and move it to L.A., and ultimately, to OWN.

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Is Oprah Quitting?

November 8th, 2008

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After 24 years of hosting and executive producing the Oprah Winfrey show, its rumored that the diva of all talk show hosts may be leaving to work full-time with OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network), which is a partnership between Harpo and Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, Md. “We’re talking now about what the presence will be and what kind of programming she would be involved in directly. But this is her chapter 2, and building the OWN brand online and on-air is… a core mission for her,” said Discovery CEO David Zaslav on a conference call. Although, he said Winfrey plans to leave in 2011 when her syndication contract ends with CBS and ABC, Harpo spokesperson Lisa Halliday is calling Zaslav’s comments “premature.” “She has not made a final decision as to whether she will continue her show in syndication. CBS Television Distribution also released a statement yesterday, saying it “would certainly welcome and hope that ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ would continue in syndication beyond [2011], but that is a decision only Ms. Winfrey will be making.”

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