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News From Around the Web: Jan. 29 Edition

January 29th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama seeks to reset his agenda in his State of the Union message; a grand jury in North Carolina indicted the police officer who killed Jonathan Ferrell; and Democrats see same-sex marriage as an issue that will mobilize voters.

Obama seeks to reset his agenda in State of the Union message. [BET]

Grand jury indicts cop who killed unarmed Jonathan Ferrell in N.C. [BET]

Democrats see same-sex marriage as issue that will mobilize voters. [Washington Post]

House passes abortion funding restrictions. [WTXL]

Missouri inmate Herbert Smulls gets stay of execution. [CNN]

College football players form union for athletes. [SF Gate]

Kanye West settles with teenager he punched. [showbizspy]

U.N. says crisis in Central African Republic is getting worse. [BBC]

GOP congressman Randy Webber calls Obama a “socialist dictator.” [Washington Post]

Liberia says 65 percent of its rape victims in 2013 were children. [Presstv]

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News From Around the Web: April 1

April 1st, 2013

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In today’s top news, all of Urban Prep Academy’s senior class is college-bound for the fourth year, Louisville’s Kevin Ware is recovering from surgery after a gruesome leg injury and the White House is expecting 35,000 people at the 135th Easter Egg Roll.

Urban Prep Academy, an all-Black male charter school in Chicago, is sending all of its students to college for the fourth year. [Chicago Sun Times]

Louisville’s Kevin Ware is recovering from surgery after a gruesome leg injury in last night’s game against Duke. [ABCNews]

A crowd of 35,000 is expected to show up to the White House lawn for the 135th Easter Egg Roll. [NBC Washington]

Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for James Holmes, who was accused in last year’s movie theater massacre in Colorado. [Washington Post]

Philip Banks III, an African-American, is the new highest-ranking uniformed officer in the NYPD. [The Grio]

The Supreme Court is weighing in on race as they address the affirmative action and voting rights cases. [AP]

Conservatives attack Google for using its homepage to celebrate Cesar Chavez’s birthday and not Easter. [Politico]

Elwin Wilson, a former KKK supporter who apologized for years of violent racism toward Blacks, has died at 76. [AP]

The number of female tourists arriving to India has dropped by 35 percent in the past three months since the fatal Delhi rape. [The Guardian]

An Afghan teenager killed an American soldier by stabbing him in the neck while he played with a group of local children. [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: March 27

March 27th, 2013

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In today’s top news, the U.S. Supreme Court convenes to hear second gay marriage case; the Chicago Teachers Union will rally against planned school closings; and the location has been approved for a museum honoring Black firefighters in Chicago.

The U.S. Supreme Court convenes to hear second gay marriage case. [Reuters]

The Chicago Teachers Union is planning a rally against planned school closings. [Chicago Tribune]

Chicago approves location for future museum honoring the city’s African-American firefighters. [ABC Chicago]

None of the groups that raised money for the reward in the capture of Christopher Dorner want to pay up. [ABC]

Julia Pierson is the first woman to lead the Secret Service. [Newsday]

Two teen girls that made online attacks against the Steubenville rape victim will appear in court today. [CBSNews]

Former Pittsburgh Steelers player Kordell Stewart has filed for divorce from his reality TV star wife, Porsha Williams. [BET]

A plan to have unarmed students patrolling the campus of Towson University has sparked accusations of racism. [NBC Washington]

North Korea said it was cutting off a key military hotline with South Korea amid high tensions between the two sides. [CNN]

An earthquake killed at least one person and injured 19 other people in central Taiwan. [Wall Street Journal]

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News From Around the Web: March 19

March 19th, 2013

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In today’s top news, Jonylah Watkins will be laid to rest, Lil Wayne was released from the hospital and graduation rates have improved for Black NCAA tournament players.

The funeral for Jonylah Watkins, the 6-month-old who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Chicago, will be held today. [Chicago Tribune]

Lil Wayne has been released from a Los Angeles hospital where he was taken in after having seizures. [BET]

On the 10-year anniversary of the Iraq war, 57 people were killed in bombings throughout Baghdad.  [AP]

Graduation rates have improved for NCAA tournament players, especially African-Americans. [TheGrio]

Bobbie Smith, the former lead singer of the group the Spinners, has died. He was 76. [Billboard]

Officers involved in the shooting of Kimani Gray have previously been sued for civil rights violations. [WNYC]

At least seven U.S. Marines were killed and several others were injured at a Nevada training site. [USA Today]

The housing market has shown signs of improvement in February as the number of new permits for construction climbed to the highest level since 2008. [Reuters]

Two teenage girls were charged with menacing for allegedly threatening the victim in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case via Twitter and Facebook. [ABC]

Two suicide bombers killed at least 22 people in an attack on a bus station in the Northern Nigerian city of Kano yesterday. [Bloomberg]

Pope Francis set the tone for a new, humbler papacy on Tuesday with a call for the defense of the weak and the environment. [Reuters]

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News From Around the Web: March 15

March 15th, 2013

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In today’s top news, Carol Gray, the mother of Kimani Gray, wants to know why the police had to kill her son; Jonathan Watkins, the father of slain infant Jonylah Watkins, is in talks with Chicago police; and rapper Jay-Z will co-produce and perform on the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby.

Carol Gray, mother of Kimani Gray, wants to know why the police had to kill her son. [AP]

Jonathan Watkins, father of slain infant Jonylah Watkins, is in talks with Chicago police. [ABC Chicago]

Rapper Jay-Z has teamed up with Australian director Baz Luhrmann to produce and perform on the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby. [Reuters]

The two officers now under scrutiny for fatally shooting Brooklyn teen Kimani Gray are decorated cops who had fired their weapons before. [NY Daily News]

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is being asked to apologize for referring to the first Black female leader of the state Assembly by race and gender, and not by name. [AP]

Antron Brown is the first African-American to win a major driving title in the U.S. [Jacksonville.com]

Ohio conservative Sen. Rob Portman is changing his stance on gay marriage after finding out his son is gay. [CNN]

Another Carnival Cruise ship is having technical difficulties that are affecting its sailing speed. [Huffington Post]

The UN and human rights groups are warning of a rise in sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [Al Jazeera]

An alleged victim described abuses she says were committed under former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier’s rule. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: March 13

March 13th, 2013

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In today’s top news, Florida’s lieutenant governor Jennifer Carroll has resigned for ties to a company linked to illegal gambling, two high school football players in Steubenville, Ohio, go on trial for rape charges and a study states new voter ID laws have discriminated against young Black and Latino voters.

Florida’s lieutenant governor Jennifer Carroll has resigned because of her ties to an Internet cafe company that is now under federal investigation. [AP]

In Steubenville, Ohio, two high school football players go on trial on charges of raping a 16-year-old girl last summer. [NY Times]

A new study says that new voter ID laws disproportionately impacted young Black and Latino voters. [International Business Times]

House Republicans are sending mixed signals in an agreement to meet with President Barack Obama for talks over the budget. [AP]

The search continues for Terrilynn Monette, a New Orleans teacher, who has been missing for two weeks. [CNN]

A Chicago man has launched a social media campaign to end gun violence. [NBC Chicago]

Johnny Williams of Oakland, California, is free after spending 14 years in prison for a rape he never committed. [NBC Bay Area]

Dennis Rodman is in Rome supporting Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana to be the first Black pope. [AP]

The London Teaching Pool is complaining about inquiries from schools appearing not to want teachers of color. [BBCNews]

Cardinals will begin another round of voting to select the next pope. [Washington Post

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 15 Edition

February 15th, 2013

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In today’s top news, the charred body found amid the ashes of a cabin fire was positively ID’d as Christopher Dorner, two Black cops wrote statements about racism in the LAPD and an Illinois legislator wants to propose a gun safety bill named after Hadiya Pendleton.

The charred body found amid the ashes of a cabin fire was positively ID’d as fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner. [CNN]

Two Black cops wrote statements about racism in the LAPD. [BET]

An Illinois legislator wants to propose a gun safety bill named after Hadiya Pendleton. [ChicagoTribune]

President Obama participated  in a Google “Fireside Hangout” where he took questions on the State of the Union speech. [BET]

FOX News mocked 102-year old Desiline Victor, who waited three hours to vote during the presidential election. [MediaMatters]

Philadelphia 7-year-old Zora Ball became the youngest person to create a mobile video game app. [Grio]

Chris Brown and Drake are suing each other over their infamous club brawl. [BET]

A meteor fell near a town in Russia’s Ural Mountains and injured more than 900 people. [BBC]

Five days after losing power due to an engine fire, the stranded Carnival cruise ship finally docked in Alabama. [NBCNews]

South African President Jacob Zuma spoke out against rape in his State of the Nation speech. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: Nov. 13 Edition

November 13th, 2012

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In today’s top news, Morehouse College names a new president, an accused East Coast rape suspect says women were objects and one anti-Obama CEO gave his employees raises instead of layoffs after President Obama’s re-election.

Morehouse College names a new president. [Atlanta Business Chronicle]

An accused East Coast rape suspect says women were objects. [AP]

One anti-Obama CEO gave his employees raises instead of layoffs after President Obama’s re-election. [CNN]

An Arizona woman ran over her husband with a car for not voting in the presidential election. [Reuters]

A group of Black L.A.pastors is protesting foreclosures on their churches by a Black-owned bank. [L.A. Times]

A judge ruled Halle Berry may not permanently relocate her 4-year-old daughter to France. [BET]

Lauryn Hill responds to Wyclef at a recent concert. [BET]

Shyne responds to Game’s diss song. [BET]

A new commuter train opens in Nairobi, Kenya. [BBC]

South African police arrest 37 in yet another mine protest. [Reuters]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 26 Edition

October 26th, 2012


In today’s top news, Lil Wayne was hospitalized after suffering a seizure aboard a private jet, President Obama and Mitt Romney are both on track to raise nearly $2 billion in campaign donations and Condoleezza Rice defended Mitt Romney’s position on women’s issues.

Lil Wayne was hospitalized after suffering a seizure aboard a private jet. [BET]

President Obama and Mitt Romney are both on track to raise nearly $2 billion in campaign donations. [NYT]

Condoleezza Rice defends Mitt Romney’s position on women’s issues. [Politico]

Oprah Winfrey is reportedly developing a drama series for HBO. [WaPo]

Hurricane Sandy is headed for the East Coast. [NYT]

A Texas high school has begun tracking students with computer chips. [NBCNews]

Rapper Angel Haze opens up about being raped on new song. [BET]

A video surfaced showing Chief Keef associate Lil Reese brutally beating a young woman. [BET]

Angola launched a $5 billion sovereign wealth fund to diversify its economy. [CNN]

Sudan plans to report Israel to the U.N. over an alleged airstrike that caused an explosion. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 24 Edition

October 24th, 2012


In today’s top news, Louisiana police say 20-year-old Sharmeka Moffitt lied about being burned by the KKK, reports say Donald Trump has evidence that President Obama and Michelle Obama once filed for divorce and Mitt Romney’s son Tagg apologized for stating that he wanted to “swing” on Obama.

Louisiana police say 20-year-old Sharmeka Moffitt lied about being burned by the KKK. [CBSNews]

Reports say Donald Trump is gearing up to reveal evidence that President Obama and Michelle Obama once filed for divorce. [DailyMail]

Mitt Romney’s son Tagg apologized for stating that he wanted to “swing” on Obama during the presidential debates. [CNN]

A friend of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says its unclear whether the congressman will return to work. [CNBC]

A Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana said when pregnancy results from a rape, “God intended” it. [Reuters]

Amber Rose slipped and told Twitter fans she will be having a baby boy. [BET]

Vivica A. Fox is the latest celeb to weigh in on Stacey Dash’s endorsement of Mitt Romney. [BET]

Lil Wayne says Kanye helped with new album. [BET]

Syria agrees to a ceasefire during the Islamic holiday of Eid. [BBC]

Officials from Western nations say an offensive against Mali rebels will not happen until 2013. [AJE]

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