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News From Around the Web: May 2 Edition

May 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, President Obama announces an “enduring partnership” between the U.S. and Afghanistan and Tyler Perry’s production studios in Atlanta catch fire.

President Obama announces an “enduring partnership” between the U.S. and Afghanistan. [BET]

Tyler Perry’s production studios in Atlanta catch fire. [CNN]

George Zimmerman’s latest Myspace page is uncovered and reveals disparaging comments about Mexicans. [Miami Herald]

Samuel L. Jackson talks to BET.com about his latest role in Django Unchained. [BET]

Nicki Minaj announces U.S. tour dates. [BET]

African-Americans are taking on the scourge of sex trafficking in Black communities. [UPI]

At least 11 protesters in Cairo, Egypt were killed by an unknown assailant. [BBC]

Women in Ghana are being trained as pilots and health care workers to deliver health materials to isolated communities. [RFI]

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News From Around the Web: March 21 Edition

March 21st, 2012

In today’s top news, the NAACP rallies for the arrest of Trayvon Martin’s killer, supporters in New York City today plan to hold “Million Hoodie March” in support of teen and a friend of Michelle Obama reveals that the first lady feels a ’special responsibility’ for Black girls.

The NAACP rallies for the arrest of Trayvon Martin’s killer. [BET]

“Million Hoody March” planned for Trayvon Martin in New York City today. [InterOccupy]

Michelle Obama’s friend says she feels a ’special responsibility’ for Black girls. [Examiner]

Robert DeNiro apologizes for first lady joke made at an Obama fundraiser. [Yahoo]

Oprah’s OWN network lays off one-fifth of its work force. [BET]

In today’s market, it’s better to buy your home than rent. [CNN]

Queen Latifah and Alfre Woodard to star in Steel Magnolias remake. [BET]

Studies show that a daily aspirin can ward off some cancers. [FOX]

Mississippi college disciplines students who yelled racist chants at basketball game. [BET]

A growing number of Ugandan women find themselves trapped as sex slaves in Asia. [AFP]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 15 Edition

February 15th, 2012

In today’s top news, Chaka Khan calls Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy party “insanity,” Whitney Houston’s family chooses to have a private funeral for the singer and Beyoncé gets back to business following the birth of Blue Ivy.

Chaka Khan says Clive Davis should have canceled his pre-Grammy party in the wake of Whitney Houston’s death. [BET]

Whitney Houston’s family chooses to have a private funeral for the singer. [CNN]

Beyoncé gets back to business following the birth of Blue Ivy. [BET]

One woman spends a year only shopping at Black businesses. [MotherJones]

Nicki Minaj explains her striking Grammy performance. [BET]

Nearly 600 Ugandan girls have been forced into the Malaysian sex trade. [TheMonitor]

Ray J dishes about his friendship with Whitney Houston. [BET]

Apple vows to improve worker’s conditions. [CNN]

Hispanic workforce expected to outpace that of Blacks and whites by 2020. [BET]

FDA finds lead in 400 popular lipsticks. [CNN]

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