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News From Around the Web: March 13 Edition

March 13th, 2012

In today’s top news, CNN lifts its suspension of Roland Martin over offensive remarks, Black churches vow to register one million voters on Easter Sunday and a new study links red meat to premature death from diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

CNN lifts suspension of Roland Martin over offensive remarks. [Newsbusters]

Black churches vow to register one million voters on Easter Sunday. [ChristianPost]

Study links red meat to premature death from diabetes, heart disease and cancer. [FOX]

Michelle Obama will lead the U.S. delegation to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. [AP]

Oprah gives her long-time beau Stedman some face time on the cover of O magazine. [BET]

Poll of Republican voters in Alabama and Mississippi show most believe Obama is Muslim. [NYDN]

Record rainfall soaks Southern Louisiana. [CNN]

Analysts say foreign policy will determine whether Obama remains in office next term. [AP]

Afghans attack delegation visiting site of massacre. [BBC]

Marketing agency makes homeless people wi-fi hotspots; offering Internet for donations. [NYT]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 22 Edition

February 22nd, 2012

In today’s top news, the Obamas open up the White House to blues music, the Supreme Court will consider a new challenge to affirmative action and Roland Martin’s on-air apology for his offensive Super Bowl tweets is accepted by GLAAD.

The Obamas open up the White House to blues music. [BET]

The Supreme Court will consider a new challenge to affirmative action. [ABC]

Roland Martin’s on-air apology for Super Bowl tweets is accepted by GLAAD. [Reuters]

New York Mayor Bloomberg defends extensive surveillance of Muslims. [CNN]

Nigerian victims of environmental disasters and abuses are too poor to sue, say jurists. [AFP]

President Obama to break ground on National Black History Museum. [AP]

An Ohio boy brings a gun to daycare. [MSNBC]

Mariah Carey speaks on Whitney Houston’s death. [BET]

Michelle Obama’s support continues to boost J.Crew’s stock. [BET]

U.S. government backs the Red Cross’s call for an end to violence in Syria. [BBC]

Child soldiers increasingly join Somalia violence. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 10 Edition

February 10th, 2012

In today’s top news, President Obama begins to abandon Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act, Beyoncé and Jay-Z move to trademark Blue Ivy’s name and ‘Bruhs’ back Roland Martin after CNN suspension.

President Obama begins to abandon Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act. [BET]

Beyoncé and Jay-Z move to trademark Blue Ivy’s name. [MTV]

‘Bruhs’ back Roland Martin after CNN suspension. [CBS]

Roland Martin to meet with GLAAD over Super Bowl tweets. [Reuters]

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. faces ethics investigation over mistress’ plane ticket. [BET]

Kobe Bryant’s assault charges dropped. [BET]

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign celebrates two-year anniversary. [BET]

U.N. warns of food crisis in South Sudan. [CNN]

Late rapper Nate Dogg’s estate is ordered to pay sky-high hospital bill. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 9 Edition

February 9th, 2012

In today’s top news, CNN suspends Roland Martin over “offensive” Super Bowl tweets, Atlanta 10-year-old Gyasi Francis is missing and FEMA plans to waive debts of Katrina victims.

CNN suspends Roland Martin over “offensive” Super Bowl tweets. [BET]

Atlanta 10-year-old Gyasi Francis is missing. [AJC]

FEMA plans to waive debts of Katrina victims. [AP]

BET is developing two new shows. [BET]

University of Florida suspends Alpha Phi Alpha for hazing incident. [CNN]

Black officers file discrimination lawsuit against Capitol police. [BET]

Dennis Rodman’s topless women’s basketball dream team is almost complete. [BET]

An Illinois NAACP chapter is concerned about churches hooking up with banks. [CBS]

Timbaland and Missy Elliott are planning to release comeback albums this summer. [BET]

White college students donned blackface in a disturbing Black history video. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 7 Edition

February 7th, 2012

In today’s top news, Feb. 7th marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Beyoncé makes her first public appearance since the birth of Blue Ivy and Super Bowl Champions the New York Giants return home to a parade in their honor.

Feb. 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. [BET]

Beyoncé makes her first public appearance since the birth of Blue Ivy. [BET]

New York Giants return home to a parade in their honor. [AP]

Al Sharpton is very concerned about the NYPD and muslims. [CapitalNewYork]

Santorum calls Obama “hostile” toward people of faith. [Politico]

Valerie Jarrett says much more needs to be done about Black unemployment. [BET]

Wal-Mart Foundation donates $9.5 million in grants to promote healthy eating among minorities. [BET]

LGBT advocacy group GLAAD wants Roland Martin fired over his Super Bowl tweets. [LATimes]

SAG Award winner Viola Davis gets glam for LA Times. [BET]

DNA testing manufacturer says one in ten Americans have questions about paternity. [MSNBC]

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