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News From Around the Web: Oct. 29 Edition

October 30th, 2013

(Photo: AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa, File)

In today’s news, a federal judge rules that part of Texas’ new abortion law is unconstitutional; Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder testified that bankruptcy was the right call for Detroit; and complaints of discrimination against Black shoppers now spread to Macy’s.

Federal judge rules part of Texas’ new abortion law is unconstitutional. [Fox]

Michigan governor testifies that bankruptcy was right call for Detroit. [NY Times]

Complaints of bias against Black shoppers now spread to Macy’s. [BET]

Boston Red Sox on brink of World Series title. [Boston Herald]

Assault charge against Chris Brown reduced in D.C. brawl [CNN]

Penn State to pay $59.7 million to 26 Sandusky victims [USA Today]

Somalia’s al-Shabab commanders killed in strike. [BBC]

Two white men dress as Trayyon Martin and George Zimmerman for Halloween [America Blog]

Shaquille O’Neal announces support for Gov. Chris Christie. [BET]

Obama’s Facebook and Twitter updates hijacked in URL exploit. [CNET]

Ghana church leader warns all-night prayers threaten productivity. [Guardian]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 7 Edition

December 7th, 2012

In today’s top news, the Labor Department announced more African-Americans found jobs in November, Trenton, N.J. mayor Tony Mack and his brother were indicted and George Zimmerman  is suing NBC for editing 911 tapes to make him look like a racist.

More African-Americans found jobs in November. [BET]

Trenton, N.J. mayor Tony Mack and his brother were indicted for extortion, bribery and mail and wire fraud. [BET]

George Zimmerman says he is suing NBC for editing 911 tapes to make him look like a racist. [BET]

A recent poll shows Illinois voters wouldn’t mind voting for Senator Michelle Obama. [Grio]

L.A.’s oldest Black church sues its former pastor. [Grio]

Wendy Williams says Beyoncé talks like she only has a fifth grade education. [HuffPo]

Four top mobile carriers are setting up a service to allow users to text emergencies to “911.” [Reuters]

A Penn State sorority is being investigated after photos of a racist, Mexican costume party surfaced. [Yahoo!]

South Africa bids to become the call center capital of the world. [CNN]

Ghana votes in parliamentary and presidential elections today. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Nov. 2. Edition

November 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Obama’s reelection, the Black unemployment rate rose to 14.3 percent in October and President Obama and Mitt Romney are winding up their final campaign events in swing states.

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Obama’s reelection. [BET]

The Black unemployment rate rose to 14.3 percent in October. [BET]

President Obama and Mitt Romney are winding up their final campaign events in swing states. [CNN]

The bodies of two NYC boys swept away by Hurricane Sandy were found. [NYPost]

Newark Mayor Cory Booker let a Hurricane Sandy victim “hang out” at his house and use his electricity. [Observer]

New charges were filed against Penn State officials in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case. [CNN]

A sequel to The Best Man is scheduled for a Nov. 15, 2013 release. [BET]

Iranians mark the anniversary of the U.S. embassy seizure. [AP]

Three Kenyans have been charged with the murder of Venezuela’s ambassador to Kenya. [BBC]

South African president Jacob Zuma calls for traditional African courts to solve “African problems.” [BBC]

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News You Should Know: July 23 Edition

July 23rd, 2012

Michael Jackson's mother is found after reported missing

In today’s top news, Michael Jackson’s mother is reportedly no longer missing, Usher’s stepson Kyle Glover is taken off life support, and politicians reconsider gun laws after movie shooting.

Usher’s stepson Kyle Glover passed away this weekend. [BET]

Politicians are considering tighter federal gun laws after Aurora movie shooting. [CNN]

Michael Jackson’s mother, who was reported as missing, is reportedly “fine.” [BET]

Rupert Murdoch has stepped down from the boards of News Corp’s U.K. newspapers. [FT]

BET, MTV, Nickelodeon and other channels return to DirecTV subscribers. [Chicago Times]

Apple predicts a dip in earnings as consumers hold out for the new iPhone. [Bloomberg]

Penn State’s removal of Joe Paterno statue incites anger within the university’s community. [MSNBC]

Eating less salt could prevent stroke and cancer deaths. [BBC]

CDC: 1 in 13 women drink alcohol during pregnancy despite major health risks. [ABC]

South Sudanese runner will race under the Olympic flag after denying Sudan’s offer. [REUTERS]

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News You Should Know: July 19 Edition

July 19th, 2012

In today’s top news, Trayvon Martin’s shooter George Zimmerman says events were “all God’s plans,” Emmy nominations are announced this morning, and Penn State will respond to the NCAA’s demand for information within days.

Mad Men and ‘merican Horror Story lead the Emmy Awards pack so far with 17 nominations. [LA Times]

Trayvon Martin’s shooter George Zimmerman says events that fateful night were “all God’s plans.” [BET]

Penn State will respond to the NCAA’s demand for information. [Sports Illustrated]

Report: HIV-AIDS rate of Black gay males in the U.S. are the highest in the world. [AFP]

Black U.K. newspaper is granted access to Olympic Stadium after protests and petition. [The Guardian]

Rapper Ms. Melodie of Boogie Down Productions has died. [BET]

Older African-Americans and Hispanics are hit hardest by foreclosure. [AP]

About 100 people missing after ferry accident in Zanzibar. [BBC]

Mitt Romney is “not enthusiastic” about revealing his earlier tax returns. [REUTERS]

Next iPhone to be slimmer and lighter. [WSJ]

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News From Around the Web: June 22 Edition

June 22nd, 2012

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In today’s top news , the Miami Heat win the NBA championship, the White House has “full confidence” in Attorney General Eric Holder amid the “Fast and Furious” controversy and George Zimmerman claims Trayvon Martin threatened to kill him.

The Miami Heat win the NBA championship. [AP]

The White House has thrown its “full confidence” behind Attorney General Eric Holder amid the “Fast and Furious” controversy. [The Ticket]

George Zimmerman claims Trayvon Martin threatened to kill him. [CNN]

Trayvon Martin’s parents resolve to stay focused on goals as George Zimmerman releases a flurry of information about the case. [BET]

A 64-year-old grandmother from L.A. takes second place in a fitness competition. [NBC4]

The adopted son of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has stepped forward to say that he was sexually abused. [BBC]

The Supreme Court ruled that people who committed crack crimes before the new, more lenient penalties took effect should benefit from the new rules. [AP]

50 Cent and Lil Kim weigh in on the Drake and Chris Brown beef. [BET]

Ice-T chats about his directorial debut. [BET]

Deaths of Somali pirate hostages are increasing. [BBC]

Egyptian protesters return to Tahrir Square to demand speedy election results. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: June 4 Edition

June 4th, 2012

In today’s top news, George Zimmerman’s lawyers are expected to request his release from jail after his bond was revoked Friday, a deadly plane crash kills 163 in Nigeria and Nicki Minaj is boycotting the 2012 Hot 97 Summer Jam concert after a diss from a radio personality.

George Zimmerman’s lawyers are expected to request his release from jail after his bond was revoked Friday. [BET]

A deadly plane crash kills 163 in Nigeria. [CNN]

Nicki Minaj boycotts the 2012 Hot 97 Summer Jam concert after a diss from a radio personality. [BET]

A white Tennessee Baptist’s radio show is canceled over insensitive comments about the Trayvon Martin case. [USATODAY]

Lauryn Hill gets rave reviews for her comeback concert in New York this weekend. [BET]

Facebook may soon allow children under age 13 to set up profiles on the site. [BBC]

Jobless rate for Americans is four points below the average. [USATODAY]

A tragic car crash in Ohio killed the car’s teen driver and two teen passengers just hours before the driver’s high school graduation. [MSNBC]

Mother of a 5-week-old baby is in police custody today after she placed the baby on the roof of her car and drove off. [MSNBC]

The child abuse case of former Penn State football coach, Jerry Sandusky, is slated to begin tomorrow. [Reuters]

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From Around the Web: Nov. 28 Edition

November 28th, 2011

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In today’s top news, Tyler Perry reaches out to the whistleblower Penn State abuse victim, Wyclef Jean is back in the spotlight over his charity’s spending and Occupy L.A. tries to flex its muscle against an evacuation deadline.

Black atheists face stigma at home. [NYT]

Tyler Perry writes open letter to Penn State victim. [Daily Beast]

N.J. Tea Party blames Obama for Black unemployment. [Star-Ledger]

Black Kentucky twins seek opera fame. [Kernel]

Legendary Black photographer Teenie Harris honored in new exhibit. [BET]

Wyclef Jean is back in hot water over charity spending. [BET]

Eqypt pulls off first election since uprising. [MSNBC]

Occupy L.A. refuses to heed deadline. [LATimes]

FDA allows manufacturers to reuse wayward food. [MSNBC]

Illegal immigrant laws affect citizens too. [Hattiesburg American]

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From Around the Web: Nov. 23 Edition

November 23rd, 2011

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In today’s top news, a gang of thieving teens baffle police, Occupy protesters are running up high tabs across the country, Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky is in more trouble and Herman Cain thinks he’s got what it takes to grab Black votes.

Teen flash mob robs a Maryland 7-Eleven. [CNN]

Nearly half of all Americans struggle to make ends meet. [MSNBC]

New Sandusky child abuse allegations surface. [CNN]

Occupy protests running a high tab with U.S. cities. [AP]

New Mexico Black pastors allege discrimination by state university. [NYT]

DC DMV offers HIV testing. [AP]

Three U.S. students arrested in Cairo amid violence. [BBC]

One million in Zimbabwe need food aid. [IRIN]

Obama to hold third Native American conference. [AP]

Herman Cain bets on Black votes. [BET]

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