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News From Around the Web: May 20 Edition

May 20th, 2014

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In today’s news, new NAACP leader Cornell William Brooks says he is humbled by being selected to lead the civil rights group; the NBA charges Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and schedules a June 3 vote; and President Obama took a detour to attend a Little League game.

New NAACP leader says he humbled by selection. [BET]

NBA charges Donald Sterling, schedules June 3 vote. [CNN]

Obama takes detour to Little League game. []

Dozens wed after Oregon gay marriage ruling. [Ydr]

New York mayor De Blasio calls for universal broadband. [NBC]

The Shield actor Michael Jace charged in wife’s shooting death. [CNN]

Jay Z And Solange play happy family. [Contactmusic]

San Antonio Spurs in control, Oklahoma City Thunder in trouble. [Sportige]

In Malawi elections, Joyce Banda faces strong challenges. [BBC]

Oscar Pistorius to start psychiatric evaluation. [New York Daily News]

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News From Around the Web: May 15 Edition

May 15th, 2014

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In today’s news, the 20 women in the U.S. Senate have banded together over the missing Nigerian girls; 60 years after Brown v. Board decision, segregation is seen as gaining ground; and the New York Times names its first Black executive editor.

All 20 women senators band together over missing Nigerian girls. [NY Times]

Segregation seen to gain ground 60 years after Brown decision. [Post Dispatch]

New York Times names new editor, first African-American to lead paper. [NY Times]

Bill Clinton insists Hillary Clinton is in good health. [BBC]

Miami Heat advances to East finals behind late rally. [ESPN]

Solange Knowles attacked Jay Z over designer Rachel Roy. [Daily News]

9/11 Museum documentary stirs controversy on eve of opening. [CNN]

Trayvon Martin’s mother hosts weekend for mothers affected by gun violence. [BET]

Justin Bieber accused of attempted robbery of a cell phone. [CNN]

Judge orders Oscar Pistorius to undergo psychiatric evaluation. [LA Times]

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News From Around the Web: May 14 Edition

May 14th, 2014

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In today’s news, Michigan officials say Congressman John Conyers does not have enough signatures to qualify for the ballot for a 26th term; Boko Haram’s threat keeps Nigerian village awake; and Magic Johnson said people should pray for Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling.

Rep. John Conyers is blocked from ballot for 26th term in Congress. [BET]

Boko Haram threat keeps abducted Nigerian girls’ village awake. [CNN]

Magic Johnson: “We need to pray for Donald Sterling.” [LA Times]

After brawl, Jay Z and Solange Knowles go jewelry shopping. [Washington Post]

Suspect charged in shooting of five near Atlanta high school. [Reuters]

Hillary Clinton reflects on motherhood in new memoir. [Daily News]

Oscar Pistorius ordered to undergo mental evaluation. [BBC]

Washington Monument reopens after quake repairs. [CNN]

Thunder rally in final minute to stun Clippers, take 3-2 lead. [ESPN]

Michael Jackson’s Xscape: What’s the verdict? [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: May 13 Edition

May 13th, 2014

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In today’s news, Michael Sam’s kiss after being drafted by the NFL has ignited strong reactions; Donald Sterling attacks Magic Johnson in televised interview; and Newark, N.J., is selecting a successor to former mayor Cory Booker.

Reactions heat up after Michael Sam kisses boyfriend on TV. [CNN]

Donald Sterling slams Magic Johnson in interview. [ABC]

Newark, NJ,  is choosing successor to ex-Mayor Cory Booker. [Chron]

Mother in Nigeria IDs her daughter in Boko Haram video. [NBC]

Solange Knowles attacks Jay Z in elevator video from Met after-party. [Daily News]

Four dead, 22 injured in Chicago gun violence over Mother’s Day weekend. [BET]

Haitian orphan gets nation’s first 3-D printer prosthesis. [Reuters]

Candidate for House in N.C. primary against Clay Aiken dies in fall. [NY Times]

Pistorius trial: Prosecution applies for mental tests. [BBC]

BlackBerry aims to reverse slump with budget handset. [Business Day]

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News From Around the Web: May 7 Edition

May 7th, 2014

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In today’s news, in Chicago, four people were killed and 28 injured in gun violence; climate change is already affecting the country; and Nigerians beg their government for help in finding the kidnapped girls.

Chicago gun violence: 28 injured, four dead over the weekend. [BET]

Climate change is already affecting all of U.S., report says. [LA Times]

Nigerians beg for help for kidnapped girls. [USA Today]

Kevin Durant beats LeBron James for NBA MVP. [San Jose Mercury]

Hawaii releases video of teen stowaway [Fox]

First-grader brings his grandmother’s heroin to school. [CNN]

Spike Lee to adapt She’s Gotta Have It into TV series for Showtime. [The Grio]

South Africans expected to re-elect African National Congress. [ABC]

Monica Lewinsky breaks silence: “I want to ‘take back my narrative.’” [Washington Post]

Oscar Pistorius accused of sinister remark in South African court. [LA Times]

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News From Around the Web: May 5 Edition

May 5th, 2014

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In today’s news, Black unemployment fell to 11.6 percent in April; Condoleezza Rice says no to Rutgers address after student protests; and acrobats were injured in a fall as circus stunt goes awry.

Black unemployment fell to 11.6 percent in April. [BET]

Condoleezza Rice says no to Rutgers address after student protests. [Daily Digest News]

Acrobats injured in fall as circus stunt goes awry. [Seattle PI]

Obama skewers Republicans, Democrats, media at dinner. [CBS]

Former President Bush honored with Kennedy Award. [Charlotte Observer]

Brooklyn Nets hang on to beat Raptors in Game 7, will face Miami. [Daily News]

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have reportedly married. [laist]

Nigeria leader Goodluck Jonathan speaks out on missing girls plea. [BBC]

Oscar Pistorius Trial: Defense in critical phase. [Sky News]

As traffic deaths fall, pedestrian deaths do not. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: April 18 Edition

April 18th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama says 8 million people have signed up for the Affordable Care Act; Basil Paterson, well-known political leader from Harlem, died at age 87; and in Nigeria, parents are seeking their abducted daughters.

Obama says 8 million signed up for health plans. [Business Week]

Basil Paterson, renowned Harlem political leader, is dead at 87. [BET]

In Nigeria, parents seek abducted daughters. [BBC]

Chelsea Clinton says she is expecting. [NY Times]

Obama urges Congress to pass immigration reform. [Business Standard]

Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial for assault. [Reuters]

Miami Heat’s Big 3 want third title before talking split. [USA Today]

Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines. [PC World]

Howard students continue tradition of giving back during spring break. [BET]

Oscar Pistorius trial: Key defense witness contradicts athlete’s testimony. [Daily News]

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News From Around the Web: April 16 Edition

April 16th, 2014

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In today’s news, the Obama administration is reviewing clemency procedures; Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day; and a Republican legislator is seeking to cut off Attorney General Eric Holder’s salary.

Obama administration will review clemency process on granting pardons. [USA Today]

Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day. [ESPN]

GOP legislation would cut off Attorney General Holder’s salary. [Fox]

Bloomberg to spend $50 million to challenge NRA on gun safety. [CNN]

Man charged with Boston Marathon hoax due in court. [Washington Post]

New York police end Muslim surveillance program. [Detroit Free Press]

Runner from Sierra Leone is missing in England. [BBC]

Pharrell Williams cries “Happy” tears. [CNN]

President Obama has moment of silence for Boston Marathon victims. [BET]

Oscar Pistorius faces uphill battle in murder trial, experts say. [NBC]

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News From Around the Web: April 15 Edition

April 15th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama and Republicans are competing for support among women; Vice President Biden and Gov. Deval Patrick are among the officials at Boston bombing memorial; and 72 people are killed in a bus station blast in Nigeria.

President Obama, Republicans compete for support among women. [BET]

Joe Biden, Deval Patrick among officials at Boston bombing memorial. [Reuters]

Blast at bus station in Nigeria’s capital kills 72.  [ABC]

Jackie Robinson’s legacy to be honored across baseball. []

Maryland governor signs pot decriminalization bill. [KRNV]

Miami Heat locked into No. 2 seed after loss to Washington Wizards. [Miami Herald]

Flavor Flav pleads guilty in domestic battery case. [Newsday]

Black police captain files discrimination suit against Los Angeles. [CBS]

Prosecutor wraps up Oscar Pistorius grilling in murder trial. [Reuters]

As Ebola outbreak spreads, vaccine remains years away. [CBS]

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News From Around the Web: April 14 Edition

April 14th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama blasts voting restrictions speaking at National Action Network conference; more than 70 people were killed in a bus blast near Nigeria’s capitol; and victims of the Boston Marathon are being honored.

Obama blasts voting restrictions at National Action Network. [BET]

More than 70 killed in bus blast in Nigeria. [BBC]

Boston Marathon victims to be honored. [Chicago Tribune]

Former KKK leader suspected in Jewish Center attacks. [NBC]

Democratic leader: GOP base “animated by racism.” [NY Post]

Beyoncé and Solange Knowles surprise fans with rare collaboration. [Fashion Times]

49ers’ Aldon Smith arrested for airport bomb threat. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

Brit Hume: Obama, Holder “benefited enormously” from being Black.  [Mediaite]

Prosecutor: Oscar Pistorius shot lover as they talked. [USA Today]

Ebola empties hotels as Africa borders close. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

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