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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: April 20

April 20th, 2012

In today’s top news, George Zimmerman apologizes to Trayvon Martin’s family, Michelle Bachmann used the phrase “tar baby” in reference to President Obama’s energy policy and President Obama tells students, “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.”

George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin’s shooter, appears in court for bail hearing. [BET]

Michelle Bachmann used the phrase “tar baby” in reference to President Obama’s energy policy. [AP]

President Obama tells students, “I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth.” [NBC]

Sheree Whitfield is leaving the Real Housewives of Atlanta. [BET]

Oprah not listed among Time’s 100 Most Influential People. [Reuters]

Oprah is slated to speak at Spelman’s graduation this year. [AJC]

Measles cases reached 15-year high in 2011. [CNN]

The FDA confirms that Gulf seafood is safe for consumption despite discoveries of deformities. [AP]

Starbucks to discontinue using dye extracted from bugs for their beverages. [CNN]

South Sudan to pull out of disputed oil town. [CBS]

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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 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: March 13 Edition

March 13th, 2012

In today’s top news, CNN lifts its suspension of Roland Martin over offensive remarks, Black churches vow to register one million voters on Easter Sunday and a new study links red meat to premature death from diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

CNN lifts suspension of Roland Martin over offensive remarks. [Newsbusters]

Black churches vow to register one million voters on Easter Sunday. [ChristianPost]

Study links red meat to premature death from diabetes, heart disease and cancer. [FOX]

Michelle Obama will lead the U.S. delegation to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. [AP]

Oprah gives her long-time beau Stedman some face time on the cover of O magazine. [BET]

Poll of Republican voters in Alabama and Mississippi show most believe Obama is Muslim. [NYDN]

Record rainfall soaks Southern Louisiana. [CNN]

Analysts say foreign policy will determine whether Obama remains in office next term. [AP]

Afghans attack delegation visiting site of massacre. [BBC]

Marketing agency makes homeless people wi-fi hotspots; offering Internet for donations. [NYT]

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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: March 5 Edition

March 5th, 2012

In today’s top news, Nick Cannon says he has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, former child star Brandy says her daughter will have to wait to hit the stage and Oprah Winfrey is set to interview Whitney Houston’s family.

Nick Cannon says he has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. [BET]

Former child star Brandy says her daughter will have to wait to hit the stage. [BET]

Oprah to interview Whitney Houston’s family. [AP]

President Obama on Sunday warned of “loose talk of war” with Iran.  [AFP]

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to address the “targeted killing” of Americans abroad. [FOX]

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi endorses Jesse Jackson Jr. for r-eelection. [AP]

Seven-year-old boy survives tornado after being dropped on a highway. [MSNBC]

Scientists are testing out an artificial pancreas for diabetics. [CNN]

Designer drug “Spice” linked to kidney failures. [Reuters]

Congo explosions kill 200 and wound nearly 2,000. [CNN]

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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: 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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