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News From Around the Web: Feb. 25 Edition

February 25th, 2013

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In today’s top news, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case challenging the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a Florida task force defends the “Stand Your Ground” law and The Onion is under fire for a vulgar tweet about Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday from an Alabama town that is challenging a provision in the 1965 Voting Rights Act.  [AP]

A Florida task force says that the “Stand Your Ground” law should not be overturned. [Miami Herald]

The Onion is under fire for a vulgar tweet about Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis. [The Grio]

Django Unchained takes Best Original Screenplay and Michelle Obama presents the award for Best Picture at the Oscars. [BET]

Louis Farrakhan laid out an action plan to improve economic disparities for African-Americans. [AP]

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting a baby girl. [BET]

MC Hammer says his weekend arrest in California was the result of racial profiling. [BET]

Scotland’s Roman Catholic archbishop resigned over abuse allegations. [CNN]

Cuban President Raul Castro says he will leave office in 2018. [CNN]

Park Geun-hye has become South Korea’s first female president. [New York Times]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 10 Edition

January 10th, 2013

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In today’s top news, Vice President Joe Biden says President Obama will act on gun violence soon; Denzel Washington and Django Unchained nab Oscar nominations; and Illinois has three sitting lawmakers currently facing criminal charges.

Vice President Joe Biden says President Obama will act on gun violence soon. [CNN]

Denzel Washington and Django Unchained nab Oscar nominations. [BET]

Illinois has three sitting lawmakers currently facing criminal charges. [BET]

A study revealed NFL player Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May. [AP]

A Virginia teen pleads guilty to setting fire to a church because of the congregation’s race. [MB]

Nas talks about his four Grammy nominations. [AP]

Rihanna will perform at the 2013 Grammy Awards. [BET]

Common says we need to “restructure the Black family.” [MSNBC]

South African police arrested 50 in farm protests. [AP]

Iraqi former inmates of Abu Ghraib prison received a $5 million settlement from a U.S. defense contractor accused of torture. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 27 Edition

February 27th, 2012

In today’s top news, Octavia Spencer of The Help wins Oscar for best supporting actress, Louis Farrakhan says the GOP is desperate to find a white replacement for Obama and controversial plans to drug test welfare recipients gain momentum.

Octavia Spencer of The Help wins Oscar for best supporting actress. [BET]

Louis Farrakhan says Republicans are searching for any white person to replace President Obama. [AP]

Plans to drug test welfare recipients gain momentum. [AP]

Wikileaks to publish more than five million emails from “shadow CIA” security firm. [MSNBC]

U.S. Supreme Court to hear case against Shell for alleged human rights abuses in Nigeria. [VOA]

BP oil spill trial delayed for settlement talks. [Reuters]

Syria prepares to release referendum results as explosions continue in opposition stronghold, Homs. [CNN]

Sec. of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. will not arm Syrian opposition. [CBS]

Liberian legislature to vote on anti-gay bill Tuesday. [The New Dawn]

White supremacist “camp” for boys still operates just outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. [Mail and Guardian]

Eating oranges and grapefruit may cut the risk of stroke. [DailyMail]

Nelson Mandela doing well after minor surgery. [BET]

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News From Around the World: Jan. 27 Edition

January 27th, 2012

In today’s top news, Etta James’s record sales have gained new life following her death, Black leaders in New Jersey say civil rights are too important to be left to a popular vote and U.S. economic growth is picking up.

Etta James’s record sales soaring after her death. [BET]

Black leaders in New Jersey say civil rights shouldn’t be left to a popular vote. [BET]

U.S. economic growth picking up. [BBC]

Mary J. Blige is upset her song from The Help didn’t snag any Oscar nods. [BET]

President Obama hits his stride ahead of the 2012 elections. [BET]

African leaders say they are ready to lead world growth. [AFP]

Atheist teen forces school to remove prayer from wall. [NYT]

Nigerian president open to talking with Boko Haram. [AJE]

Costa Concordia cruise disaster survivors offered $14,460 each. [MSNBC]

Three Chicago teens face hate crime charges for attacking an African-American student. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 24 Edition

January 24th, 2012

Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis

In today’s top news, The Help’s stars nab Oscar nominations, New Jersey gets its first openly gay high court judge and Rev. Jesse Jackson says “occupy for MLK.”

The Help stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer lead 2012 Oscar nominations. [BET]

New Jersey governor names first openly gay judge to state’s high court. [BET]

Rev. Jesse Jackson says we should “occupy” in memory of MLK. [CNN]

California lawmakers probe racial health disparity. [BET]

Supreme Court rules that warrants are needed for GPS tracking of crime suspects. [BET]

Aretha Franklin calls off her engagement. [BET]

Spike Lee says the Hollywood studios know nothing about Black people. [Yahoo]

Diddy is planning a cable TV “Revolt.” [NYDN]

Rihanna is the most-viewed female artist on YouTube. [BET]

A judge orders a woman to hand over the password to her computer’s hard drive. [MSNBC]

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