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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 From Around the Web: April 30 Edition

April 30th, 2012

In today’s top news, Beyoncé dispels surrogacy rumors, President Obama shouts out Young Jeezy at the latest White House Correspondents’ Dinner and Brian McKnight receives offers to perform his X-rated R&B satire ballad.

Beyoncé dispels surrogacy rumors. [BET]

President Obama shouts out Young Jeezy at the latest White House Correspondents’ Dinner. [Billboard]

Brian McKnight receives offers to perform his X-rated R&B satire ballad. [BET]

Ellen show DJ Tony Okungbowa makes his silver screen debut. [BET]

Bill Clinton and President Obama campaign together on the economy. [Reuters]

A Gallup poll shows that Americans expect to work longer, retire. [TODAY]

New study shows overweight teens may have harder time controlling diabetes. [CTV]

A mother’s stress level during pregnancy may cause iron deficiency in newborns. [HealthDay]

Sudan president declares state of emergency along South Sudan border. [CNN]

Uganda claims Sudanese government supports Joseph Kony. [New Vision]

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News from Around the Web: April 9 Edition

April 9th, 2012

In today’s news, the suspected shooters of five Black men in Tulsa, Oklahoma have been arrested, Bill Cosby speaks out on the Trayvon Martin tragedy and, for the second time in three weeks, a CNN reporter says the N-word on live TV.

The suspected shooters of five Black men in Tulsa, Oklahoma have been arrested. [BET]

Bill Cosby speaks out on the Trayvon Martin tragedy. [WashingtonTimes]

For the second time in three weeks, a CNN reporter says the N-word on live TV. [DailyCaller]

Trayvon Martin’s family could sue the homeowner’s association in the neighborhood where he was killed. [AP]

A Fox Orlando news affiliate refers to neo-Nazis as a civil rights group. [ThinkProgress]

Violence forces cancellation of two Young Jeezy concerts in Canada. [BET]

Study: Children of mothers who are diabetic or obese while pregnant are at a higher risk of developing autism. [FOX]

Rapper Young Buck to lose much of his intellectual property in his bankruptcy settlement. [BET]

Easter Sunday suicide bombing in Nigeria kills 38. [CSM]

Mali’s president formally stepped down. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 3 Edition

January 3rd, 2012

(Photo: Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

In today’s top news, music legend Aretha Franklin gets a ring, two Black frats have Obama’s back and Georgia’s anti-fat ads attract bad flack.

The ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin gets engaged. [BET]

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says poor Blacks shouldn’t get welfare handouts. [CBS]

FAMU Board approves anti-hazing plan. [CNN]

Some Memphis Black farmers say they have been shut out of a class action lawsuit. [WMC-TV]

Nigerians take to the streets to protest high gas prices. [BBC]

Diabetes during pregnancy may lead to ADHD. [CNN]

Two Black fraternities have joined forces to rally support for Obama’s re-election bid. [BET]

Senegalese musician Youssou Ndour eyes the country’s top post. [AP]

Georgia’s anti-obesity ads featuring children are ruffling feathers. [NYDN]

Hong Kong rings in 2012 with fresh fears of a Bird Flu outbreak. [WSJ]

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Sports: Sister Stopped in Stuttgart Sets; Tony Parker Wonders Why They Call Him Big Papa

October 2nd, 2008

serena williams

Sister stopped in Stuttgart sets.

Serena Williams will lose her No. 1 ranking in women’s tennis to Jelena Jankovic after her loss at the Porsche Grand Prix. Falling to the same Chinese competitor who bounced her sister Venus from the Olympics singles match-ups, Williams says she made “a lot of errors.” Li Na advances past Williams in the Stuttgart, Germany tournament. “Obviously, I want to be No. 1, but I am not focusing on that,” says Williams. “I am focusing on winning titles, and that goes hand-in-hand.” Venus Williams has stayed alive in the contest after her win on Tuesday.

Tony Parker wonders why they call him big papa. Echoing his actress wife Eva Longoria Parker’s denials that her recent weight-gain was due to pregnancy, a hoops star says he’s puzzled. “We don’t wanna hide it,” San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker says of the baby speculation. Parker says he’d be glad to share news of his wife’s pregnancy – if it were true. “I don’t know why people keep asking us,” he adds. Maybe they’re hinting that Mrs. Parker shouldn’t drink beer.

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Entertainment News: Rapper Still Denies Correctional Past As Web Site Offers More Proof; Woman Who Claimed Chris Rock Pregnancy Pens Tell All; Nelly Recruited As New Sean Jean Model

July 30th, 2008

Rapper still denies CO past as Web site offers more proof

Rick Ross
Fellow Miami MC Trick Daddy may have let Rick Ross off the hook by saying rumors of Ross’ prison guard past don’t matter. But The Smoking Gun Web site hasn’t let up. The popular investigative Web site has offered what appears to be irrefutable proof that Ross’ denials of having worked as a Florida correctional officer are outright lies. Though Ross recently defended his outlaw image and street-influenced rhymes on a Phoenix radio show, stating “One of my closest homies was on ‘ America ’s Most Wanted,’” The Smoking Gun reports that Ross once got a perfect attendance award for his prison guard work. Among other documents in the Web site’s 86-page acquisition of the rapper’s personnel file are contact information listings for his mother and sister – whose names appear, identically, on Ross’ CD liner notes. Additionally, the file shows a 1997 resignation letter from William Leonard Roberts, who borrowed his Rick Ross stage name from a once-notorious L.A. dope dealer.

Nelly is recruited as new model for Sean John

Nelly
Rapper Nelly now has not only his own line of blue jeans for women, but he’s modeling men’s clothes, too. The sculpted, shirtless performer’s image was splattered all over the Web and featured on Fox’s Tuesday “Wendy Williams Show” as he appeared with pants hanging slightly below a Sean John underwear waistband. “To me, Nelly is the quintessential definition of the Sean John man,” says the fashion line’s founder, Sean “Diddy” Combs. “He has the attitude, the swagger and, most of all, the physique that our customers can both aspire and relate to. And let’s be honest, all of the ladies out there are going to be thanking us for this campaign.”

Woman who claimed pregnancy by Chris Rock not done yet
Negative test results may have damaged her credibility, but a Georgia woman says she’ll write a book about her alleged affair and disproven, alleged pregnancy by comedian Chris Rock. Lawyers for the comedian say there’s no reason to pay the planned book – or its writer – any attention. “There is a final judgment. This is not Chris Rock’s child,” one attorney for the star says. “It’s been fully litigated, and that includes DNA testing.”

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