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News From Around the Web: Feb. 4 Edition

February 4th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama secures $750 million to connect more students to the Internet; Detroit is making the case that it can be a great city again; and Nelson Mandela’s will leaves $4.1 million to family, school and the African National Congress.

Obama secures $750 million in pledges to connect more students to Internet. [Fox]

Detroit makes the case that it can be a great city again. [NY Times]

Nelson Mandela’s will leaves $4.1 million to family, staff, schools, ruling party. [Fox]

Future is blindingly bright for Seahawks’ Russell Wilson. [ESPN]

Chris Brown dodges jail again; judge keeps the singer in rehab. [CNN]

Nigeria’s former VP Atiku Abubakar joins opposition party. [BBC]

Texas tops list of wrongful conviction exonerations. [NBC]

Poll: Mississippi still most religious state, Vermont least. [Fox]

A 9-year-old boy with cancer finds encouragement in Detroit. [BET]

Sen. Tim Scott conducts unconventional tour of South Carolina. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: April 3

April 3rd, 2013

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In today’s top news, Rutgers University fired head basketball coach Mike Rice, Nelson Mandela is making progress in seventh day at hospital and former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools reported to jail and was released on bond in cheating scandal.

Rutgers University fired head basketball coach Mike Rice after ESPN broadcast a video showing him physically and verbally abusing players. [CNN]

Nelson Mandela is making progress as he spends the seventh day at the hospital. [BET]

The former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools reported to jail on Tuesday for cheating scandal. She was released on bond on Wednesday morning. [CNN]

President Obama will attend this month’s dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library in Dallas. [USA Today]

Rev. Al Sharpton kicks off the National Action Network convention in New York City. [BET]

D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry hospitalized after experiencing a drop in blood sugar. [AP]

President Obama and Michelle Obama were moved after viewing 42, a movie about Jackie Robinson. [AP]

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that will regulate the production, processing and sale of marijuana. [USA Today]

North Carolina lawmakers introduced a bill declaring that the state has the power to establish an official religion. [NBCNews]

Four sisters aged between 19 and 24 in north India received burns after two men on motorbike splashed them with acid. [Al Jazeera]

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News You Should Know: July 16 Edition

July 16th, 2012

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In today’s top news, Lia Neal is the second African-American female to make the U.S. Olympic swimming team, the African Union Commission elects its first woman leader, and recently signed New York Knicks player Jason Kidd is charged with DWI.

Lia Neal, 17,  is the second African-American female to make the U.S. Olympic swimming team. [NYT]

For the first time a woman has been elected to head the 54-nation African Union Commission. [Al-Jazeera]

George Zimmerman wants judge to recuse himself. [ABC]

NAACP turns to Black churches “to dispel HIV myths and spread the truth” in the community. [Washington Post]

New York Knicks player Jason Kidd is charged with DWI after crashing his vehicle this weekend. [CSM]

A child’s waist size  is directly related to her television watching habits, according to a study. [BBC]

Aretha Franklin is the latest celebrity to express an interest in becoming an American Idol judge. [CNN]

MSNBC.com is no more, after NBC and Microsoft dissolve their 16-year partnership. [AP]

Serena Williams wins the Stanford Classic title only a week after her Wimbledon win. [Reuters]

New details emerge in Syria massacre that left over 100 residents dead. [WSJ]

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News From Around The Web: July 10 Edition

July 10th, 2012

In today’s top news, a family friend of Usher is under investigation for the Jet Ski incident that left his stepson brain dead, Romney outspends Obama this month once again and a report reveals that 70 percent of African-American children cannot swim.

Usher’s family friend is placed under investigation for the jet-ski incident that left his stepson brain-dead. [NYDN]

A new survey shows that Black women are the most religious group in America. [BET]

Romney campaign outspends Obama by about $30 million in June. [FOX]

Comedian Steve Harvey plans to perform his final stand-up act at this year’s Hoodie Awards. [BET]

Trayvon Martin’s street memorial has been removed by the city of Sanford, but preserved in the local museum. [CNN]

The ICC sentences Congolese warlord to 14 years for recruiting and using child soldiers. [BBC]

Report: Only 30 percent of African-American children can swim, drowning at a rate three times higher than their white peers. [GRIO]

First results are due in Libya’s historic parliamentary election. [CNN]

Texas is one of several states to reject major provisions of Obama’s signature health law [REUTERS]

Egypt’s recently dissolved parliament meet in court, increasing tension with military leaders and the Supreme Court. [ALJ]

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News From Around the Web: May 16 Edition

May 16th, 2012

In today’s top news, a medical report shows that Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman had a broken nose and other injuries, Trayvon Martin’s autopsy shows he had bruised knuckles at the time of his death and Jay-Z will take a break from recording to focus on parenting Blue Ivy.

Medical report shows George Zimmerman had a broken nose and other injuries after shooting Trayvon Martin. [BET]

Trayvon Martin’s autopsy shows he had bruised knuckles at the time of his death. [WFTV]

Jay-Z will take a break from recording to focus on parenting Blue Ivy. [BET]

Bobby Brown says recording his new album has been “healing.” [BET]

Study says more African-Americans leaving religious faiths each year. [USC]

Florida woman kills her four children before taking her own life. [NYT]

Mississippi lawmaker is fine with women using hangers to perform self-abortions. [MaddowBlog]

Report shows rising child care costs are forcing women to leave behind careers. [TODAY]

Chinese agencies looking for English teachers only seek white applicants. [MSNBC]

Charles Taylor says Hague prosecutors paid witnesses to testify against him in the war crimes trial. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 15 Edition

May 15th, 2012

In today’s top news, Jay-Z says he supports President Obama’s stance on gay marriage, a coalition of Black ministers and civil rights leaders are backing Obama on gay marriage and FAMU’s marching band will be suspended for another year amid the hazing scandal.

Jay-Z says he supports President Obama’s stance on gay marriage. [BET]

A coalition of Black ministers and civil rights leaders are backing Obama on gay marriage. [Politico]

FAMU’s marching band will be suspended for another year amid hazing scandal. [BET]

The shift in support for gay marriage has energized immigrant rights activists. [AP]

Evidence has been filed in the Trayvon Martin case. [Detroit Free Press]

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has ended his campaign for the White House. [CSM]

Rev. Jeremiah Wright says Obama’s team tried to bribe him into silence. [BET]

Baltimore’s oldest Black cemetery is restored with the help of inmates. [Baltimore Sun]

New Orleans rapper Mystikal begins his 90-day sentence for domestic abuse. [BET]

American military advisers are in Uganda prepping troops to battle Somalia’s Al-Shabab militant group. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: May 14 Edition

May 14th, 2012

In today’s top news, the seller of Trayvon Martin gun range targets said he sold out of his entire inventory in just two days, Newsweek magazine crowns Obama America’s first gay president and Black churches wrestle with allegiance to Obama and stance on gay marriage.

Seller of Trayvon Martin gun range targets said he sold out of his inventory in two days. [WKMG]

Newsweek magazine crowns Obama America’s first gay president. [ABC]

Black churches wrestle with allegiance to Obama and stance on gay marriage. [USATODAY]

After 42 years in the House, some predict Rep. Charles Rangel may lose his next primary. [Kansas City Star]

Rapper Lil Boosie found not guilty in murder trial. [BET]

A jury convicted William Balfour of killing Jennifer Hudson’s family. [BET]

Tennis champion Serena Williams makes her rap debut. [BET]

Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, to star in new Lifetime reality show. [Reuters]

A Panamanian castaway is suing Princess Cruises for not coming to his rescue at sea. [AP]

Uganda captures a senior LRA commander and says Kony capture not far off. [MSNBC]

Human rights lawyer calls Niger Hunger Games “on steroids.” [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: March 22 Edition

March 22nd, 2012

In today’s top news, Trayvon Martin’s parents speak to NYC crowds at Million Hoodie March, right wing blog suggests that Rev. Al Sharpton is “exploiting” the racial implications of the Trayvon Martin case, and Ray J denies rumors that he has a sex tape with the late Whitney Houston.

Trayvon Martin’s parents speak to NYC crowds at Million Hoodie March. [AP]

Right wing blog suggests that Rev. Al Sharpton is “exploiting” the racial implications of the Trayvon Martin case. [TheBlaze]

Ray J denies rumors that he has a sex tape with the late Whitney Houston. [BET]

North Carolina school asked students to dress in “African-American attire” or animal print for Black History Month. [MSNBC]

Mother of Rev. Al Sharpton has died. [BET]

Idris Elba will grace the silver screen as South African leader Nelson Mandela. [BET]

The U.S. Army is taking a second look at its PTSD evaluation program. [CNN]

Survey: Americans think today’s politicians talk about religion too much. [MSNBC]

Major supermarket chains to stop selling “pink slime” beef. [CBS]

Mali rebels announce takeover of country. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: March 16 Edition

March 16th, 2012

In today’s top news, a new study stresses the importance of mobilizing Black voters, more Black families are turning to home schooling and Afghan president Hamid Karzai calls for U.S. troops to leave the country’s villages.

A new study stresses the importance of mobilizing Black voters. [BET]

More Black families are turning to home schooling. [BBC]

Afghan president Hamid Karzai calls for U.S. troops to leave the country’s villages. [MSNBC]

Carol’s Daughter is planning to launch an online destination dedicated to natural hair. [BET]

Death investigation of Florida teen Trayvon Martin has been sent to the State Attorney’s Office. [BET]

Survey shows three out of ten adults aged 25 to 34 are living at home with parents. [TODAY]

Study links cadmium and other estrogen-like pollutants to higher rates of breast cancer. [LATimes]

Mississippi college band yells racial remark at a Latino basketball player during a game. [CNN]

Houston mother to be reunited with her son who was kidnapped eight years ago. [AP]

Uganda gay group sues U.S. evangelical minister for allegedly sowing hatred. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: March 14 Edition

March 14th, 2012

New poll shows President Obama’s approval rating is up 50 percent, Black female lawmaker proposes bill to limit men’s access to Viagra and Harlem churches see gospel tourism boom.

Poll shows Obama’s approval rating is up 50 percent. [Reuters]

Black female lawmaker introduces bill to limit men’s access to Viagra. [YahooNews]

Harlem churches see gospel tourism boom on Sundays. [BET]

Rick Santorum takes in two more primary victories. [FOX]

Majority of New Yorkers agree with NYPD spying on Muslims. [USATODAY]

Study shows sex education actually delays sexual activity. [BET]

Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga is found guilty at the Hague. [AllAfrica]

Oprah’s Houston family interview breaks OWN viewership records. [BET]

African-American smokers face additional barriers to quitting. [Florida Times-Union]

Libya seeks to become the next hot tourist destination. [MSNBC]

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