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News From Around the Web: April 4

April 4th, 2013

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In today’s top news, the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored with a non-violence campaign; Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy will sign a tough gun control bill; and North Korea could be planning a missile launch soon.

The 45th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. will be honored with the “50 Days of Nonviolence” campaign. [Reuters]

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy will sign a tough gun control bill that will make over 100 weapons illegal. [CNN]

North Korea could be planning a missile launch soon, a U.S. official said. [CNN]

President Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the U.S. Treasury. [BET]

The man who gunned down TV personality DJ Megatron was sentenced to 21 years in prison. [BET]

Exonerated football player Brian Banks signed with the Atlanta Falcons. [AP]

Assemblyman Eric A. Stevenson, a New York State lawmaker, was arrested on federal charges of accepting bribes and conspiring to defraud the state. [NY Times]

An Ohio judge sentenced Richard Beasley to death for the murder of three men who responded to an ad on the Craigslist website for a non-existent job. [Reuters]

Fast-food workers staged walkouts at McDonald’s, Burger King and other restaurants in New York City to protest wages that are “not enough.” [NBCNews]

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News From Around the Web: March 14

March 14th, 2013

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In today’s top news, a third protest has erupted in Brooklyn over the police killing of Kimani Gray; First Lady Michella Obama will cover Vogue’s April issue; and Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose has offered to pay for the funeral of Jonylah Watkins, an infant who was shot and killed in Chicago.

A third protest erupted Wednesday night in Brooklyn, New York, where police killed Kimani Gray. [BET]

First Lady Michelle Obama will cover the April issue of Vogue magazine. [BET]

Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose has offered to pay for the funeral of Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old that was shot and killed in Chicago. [NBC Chicago]

The White House said Tuesday that all criticism of the level of diversity in President Obama’s second-term cabinet should be held until he completes it. [Black Voices]

Lawyers suing the New York Police Department for its stop-and-frisk policy are calling it the “the trial of the century.” [Black Voices]

Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant will be out “indefinitely” after spraining his left ankle. [AP]

A New York woman plummets to her death from an 8th floor apartment with her baby, who survives. [Huffington Post]

Carnival Cruise Lines will fly their passengers on one of its cruises back to Florida after the ship’s generator failed while docked in the Caribbean. [AP]

Scientists are saying that embalming the body of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will be difficult. [CNN]

Xi Jinping was named China’s president Thursday by the country’s parliament. [Al Jazeera]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 25 Edition

October 25th, 2012

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In today’s top news, Colin Powell endorses President Obama’s re-election, Hurricane Sandy kills two in Jamaica, makes landfall in Miami, and D.C. sniper Lee Malvo says he was sexually abused by his accomplice, John Allen Muhammad.

Colin Powell endorsed President Obama’s re-election. [CBS News]

Hurricane Sandy kills 2 in Jamaica, makes landfall in Miami. [CNN]

D.C. sniper Lee Malvo says he was sexually abused by his accomplice, John Allen Muhammad. [TODAY]

President Obama will become the first president to vote early when he casts his ballot today. [CBSNews]

Rev. Jesse Jackson was arrested and jailed during a protest with workers in Illinois. [AP]

Bobby Brown was arrested for his second DUI this year. [BET]

Diddy was injured in a car accident in L.A. [BET]

Rosci Diaz lands hosting gig on Entertainment Tonight. [BET]

Kenya bans political candidates from sending mass texts to voters. [BBC]

South Africa’s striking gold miners have come to a wage agreement with mine bosses. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 22 Edition

October 22nd, 2012


In today’s top news, President Obama and Mitt Romney will face off in the final presidential debate tonight, Trayvon Martin’s parents say his school records aren’t as relevant as George Zimmerman’s medical records and Ohio’s controversial voter fraud billboards will come down.

President Obama and Mitt Romney will face off in the final presidential debate tonight. [CNN]

Trayvon Martin’s parents say his school records aren’t as relevant as George Zimmerman’s medical records. [BET]

Ohio’s controversial voter fraud billboards will come down. [Reuters]

A Wisconsin man opened fire in a salon, killing three women before taking his own life. [NBCNews]

Voters in three states are set to vote on whether marijuana should be fully legalized and taxed. [NBCNews]

Marlon Wayans says he has “Democratic skin, but a Republican pocket.” [BET]

Flavor Flav is out on bail after a domestic violence arrest. [BET]

Venus Williams wins the Luxembourg Open. [USATODAY]

South African police admit to “overreacting” during August’s deadly platinum mine protest. [AJE]

Pope Benedict XVI named the first Native American saint. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 19 Edition

October 19th, 2012

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In today’s top news, President Obama’s re-election campaign confirms it set the record for a single day of fundraising earlier this week, Michelle Obama wrote an open letter to women, encouraging the bloc to vote for her husband, and a new study shows that humans are not naturally racist.

President Obama’s re-election campaign confirms it set the record for a single day of fundraising earlier this week. [CNN]

Michelle Obama wrote an open letter to women, encouraging the bloc to vote for her husband. [Elle]

A new study shows that humans are not naturally racist. [Atlantic]

The St. Louis Zoo removed a Halloween ghost display after many said it looked like a lynching. [HuffingtonPost]

Kimora Lee Simmons calls Stacey Dash’s Romney endorsement a publicity stunt. [BET]

Meshell Ndegeocello says the public shouldn’t pre-judge Zoe Saldana’s portrayal of Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic. [BET]

Chris Rock hinted at a possible collabo tour with Dave Chappelle. [BET]

Diddy was honored by Al Sharpton’s National Action Network. [SP]

South Africa’s striking gold field miners return to work. [BBC]

South Sudan resumes oil production after historic deal. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 3 Edition

October 3rd, 2012

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In today’s top news, presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will square off in the first presidential debate tonight, a Black high school student in Arkansas is hazed with a noose and Nicki Minaj tells Mariah Carey “I’m gonna knock you out” during American Idol auditions.

Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will square off in the first presidential debate tonight. [CNN]

A Black high school student in Arkansas is hazed with a noose. [CNN]

Nicki Minaj tells Mariah Carey “I’m gonna knock you out” during American Idol auditions. [BET]

President Obama is outspending Mitt Romney on television ads. [NYT]

Both Romney and Obama rejected an invitation to participate in a forum on Black issues. [NNPA]

The Congressional Black Caucus takes on the stereotype that Black males aren’t college material. [NationalJournal]

Lawsuit may halt airing of Lifetime’s all-Black Steel Magnolias remake. [BET]

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Sahara Davenport dies at age 27. [BET]

South Africa strike spreads to an iron ore mine. [Reuters]

The U.S. is gathering information about possible targets in Libya. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 11 Edition

September 11th, 2012


In today’s top news, many Americans are commemorating  11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, a group of Black ministers is demanding that both sides put an immediate end to Chicago’s teacher strike and GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says he sides with former Obama aide, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in Chicago’s teacher strike standoff.

Many Americans are commemorating  11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. [NBCNews]

A group of Black ministers is demanding that both sides put an immediate end to Chicago’s teacher strike. [WLS]

GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says he sides with former Obama aide, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, about the Chicago public school strike. [CNN]

A group of Black pastors claim that Democrats don’t serve Black interests. [CNA]

Jennifer Hudson says she forgives the killer of her sister, mother and nephew. [BET]

The NAACP is calling for the release of a Black man who says he killed a white man in self-defense. [BET]

President Obama responds to Nicki Minaj’s Mitt Romney lyric. [BET]

Nicki Minaj confirms that her lyrical nod to Mitt Romney was not an endorsement, but display of wit. [AP]

Air Nigeria made its final flight yesterday. [BBC]

A new strike hits a South African gold mine. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 10 Edition

September 10th, 2012

Serena Williams wins the US Open. (Photo: AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

(Photo: AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

In today’s top news, Serena Williams wins the U.S. Open final, Jay-Z says he doesn’t get what Occupy Wall Street is all about and President Obama’s campaign fundraising surpassed Mitt Romney’s for the first time in months.

Serena Williams wins the U.S. Open Final. [AP]

Jay-Z says he never supported Occupy Wall Street because he didn’t understand its aim. [NYDN]

President Obama’s campaign fundraising surpassed Mitt Romney’s for the first time in months. [CNN]

Chicago public school teachers strike for the first time in 25 years. [Chicago Tribune]

George Zimmerman’s lawyers are seeking the school records of Trayvon Martin. [LATimes]

NeNe Leakes tells BET.com she “always wanted to be an actress.” [BET]

BET original movie Being Mary Jane to open Urbanworld Film Festival. [BET]

Michelle Rodriguez chats about her Resident Evil costars. [BET]

South Africa lifts its ban on fracking. [BBC]

South Africa’s Marikana miners have staged a protest in defiance of a deadline to return to work. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 4 Edition

September 4th, 2012

In today’s top news, Actor Michael Clark Duncan dies Monday at age 54, First Lady Michelle Obama is set to address the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night and President Obama makes an appearance in Jay-Z’s concert video.

Actor Michael Clark Duncan dies at age 54. [BET]

First Lady Michelle Obama is set to address the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night. [CNN]

President Obama makes an appearance in Jay-Z’s concert video. [Reuters]

Paris Jackson tweets she will “move to Africa” if Romney wins the election. [ABCNews]

Gulf residents still enduring Isaac aftermath of flooding, power outages. [AP]

After a brief musical detour, R. Kelly has promised to return to the raunchy style he is best known for. [AP]

Seal lets loose on wife Heidi Klum in a recent interview, claiming she “lacks class.” [TMZ]

The memoir of a Navy SEAL who helped kill Osama bin Laden may cause legal trouble for the author. [CNN]

Refugees reportedly fleeing Syria in record numbers. [BBC]

A South African court set aside the murder charges of 270 miners following public outcry. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 31 Edition

August 31st, 2012

In today’s top news, Mitt Romney formally accepts the nomination for Republican presidential candidate, legendary hip hop manager Chris Lighty, 44, dies, and Gulf residents try to focus on clean-up as Isaac weakens.

Mitt Romney formally accepts the nomination for Republican presidential candidate. [BET]

Legendary hip hop manager Chris Lighty dead. [BET]

Gulf residents try to focus on clean-up as Isaac weakens. [CNN]

A federal court rejects Texas voter ID law. [AP]

The Chicago Teachers Union voted to strike over wages, job security and contract issues. [NBCNews]

Lupe Fiasco says the culture that newcomer Chief Keef represents scares him. [BET]

Three people died Friday morning in a supermarket shooting in New Jersey. [NBCNews]

California will begin issuing driver’s licenses to some undocumented immigrants. [Reuters]

South Africa’s justice minister demands an explanation after 270 protesters were charged with murder. [BBC]

World food prices jumped 10 percent in July, says World Bank. [BBC]

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