Archive for "Stand Your Ground Law"

News From Around the Web: Aug. 15 Edition

August 15th, 2012


In today’s top news, Evelyn Lozada has filed for divorce from Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, Vice President Joe Biden said Mitt Romney’s policies would “put y’all back in chains” and George Zimmerman won’t rely on a “Stand Your Ground” defense at trial.

Evelyn Lozada has filed for divorce from Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson. [BET]

Vice President Joe Biden said Mitt Romney’s policies would “put y’all back in chains.” [CNN]

George Zimmerman’s attorney says he won’t rely on a “Stand Your Ground” defense in his upcoming murder trial. [FOX]

Condoleezza Rice is hitting the campaign trail on behalf of rising GOP star Mia Love. [BET]

The oldest Black church in the U.S. celebrates 225 years. [BET]

Four million Bumbo Baby infant seats have been recalled amid reports of infant skull fractures. [AP]

The U.S. government is considering the use of battlefield blimps along the Mexican border. [MSNBC]

Starting today, undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children may now apply for work without danger of deportation. [CNN]

Olympic athletes from Ivory Coast and Guinea have been added to the roster of those gone AWOL in London. [ThisDay]

IBM plans to open a research lab in Kenya to help combat staggering traffic jams. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: June 19 Edition

June 19th, 2012

In today’s top news, recordings of George and Shellie Zimmermam speaking in code about the couple’s finances have been released, Adidas halts the release of the  ”shackle shoe” amid much criticism and Republicans are seeking to make cuts to the food stamp program.

Recordings of George and Shellie Zimmermam speaking in code about the couple’s finances have been released.  [BET]

Adidas halts the release of the “shackle shoe” amid much criticism. [CNN]

Republicans are seeking to make cuts to the food stamp program. [CBS News]

A white nationalism group registers to lobby in Washington. [The Hill]

YouTube censors “terrorist” videos. [CNN]

Bebe Winans’ memoir in tribute to Whitney Houston is due to hit shelves July 31. [BET]

Report says Asian-Americans more satisfied with life. [MSNBC]

Chicago rapper Chief Keef, 16, has inked a deal with Interscope Records. [BET]

E.U. condemns Boko Haram’s church attacks in Nigeria and following reprisal. [AFP]

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor will appeal his war crimes conviction. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: June 7 Edition

June 7th, 2012

In today’s top news, Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou are reportedly calling it quits, there is now an app to help New York residents record and report stop and frisks and a report shows that a stand your ground defense is more likely to succeed if the victim is Black.

Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou are reportedly calling it quits. [BET]

Rep. Maxine Waters’ ethics investigation to move forward. [BET]

There is now an app to help New York residents record and report stop and frisks. [BlackWeb2.0]

Report shows that a stand your ground defense is more likely to succeed if the victim is Black. [TampaBayTimes]

George Zimmerman’s next bond hearing is set for June 29. [NBC News]

A Dallas elementary school is criticized for giving students awards based on race. [GMA]

A drug-resistant strain of gonorrhea is spreading worldwide. [TIME]

Nas gives his two cents on the Nicki Minaj, Summer Jam boycott controversy. [BET]

Another Syrian massacre shocks the world. [BBC]

The U.S. is offering millions for information leading to the capture of Al-Shabab leaders. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 4 Edition

May 4th, 2012

In today’s top news, a source says George Zimmerman claims Trayvon Martin circled his SUV and intimidated him before his fatal shooting, a Jacksonville woman who “stood her ground” against her abusive husband and fired a warning shot faces 20 years in prison and a Houston teen says police beat him in 2010 as he tried to surrender himself during arrest.

A source says George Zimmerman claims Trayvon Martin circled his SUV, intimidating him before the fatal shooting. [Orlando Sentinel]

A Jacksonville woman who “stood her ground” against her abusive husband was denied a new trial.  [Florida Times-Union]

A Houston teen says police beat him in 2010 as he tried to surrender himself during arrest. [AP]

In some areas of the country, many still won’t vote for Obama because he is Black. [NYT]

The family of the late NFL legend Junior Seau is considering donating his brain for study following his unexpected suicide. [ NBC]

The family of FAMU drum major Robert Champion says the school should disband the marching band to prevent hazing. [BET]

Pepsi has plans to use Michael Jackson’s image on its new cans. [BET]

Lawmakers band together to try to limit post office closures. [Reuters]

A U.N. deadline looms for Sudan and South Sudan to end fighting or face sanctions. [BBC]

Brazil pledges to increase investment in Africa and acknowledges slave trade gains. [AFP]

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News From Around the Web: April 6 Edition

April 6th, 2012

In today’s top news, Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy, is “devastated” by her daughter’s autopsy report, pioneering Black journalist Gil Noble has died and it looks like the U.S. Senate may be without Black representation for the next few years.

Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy, is “devastated” by released autopsy report. [BET]

Black jobless rate decreased slightly in March. [BET]

Pioneering Black journalist Gil Noble has died. [BET]

The U.S. Senate may be without Black representation for the next few years. [CNN]

Maryland’s self-proclaimed Mega Millions winner now says she has lost the winning ticket. [MSNBC]

Coca Cola Co. has cut ties with group which supports “Stand Your Ground” laws. [Reuters]

Evicted 101-year-old Detroit woman gets her home back. [AP]

The internet is abuzz over Beyoncé’s new Tumblr blog. [BET]

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly dating. [BET]

Malawi’s president has died. [Telegraph]

London police are under investigation for claims of racism. [CNN]

Mali’s Tuareg rebels have declared independence and are seeking recognition of their “Azawad” nation. [VOA]


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News From Around the Web: April 3 Edition

April 3rd, 2012

In today’s top news, five people are dead after a shooting at an Oakland university, new evidence is revealed in the Trayvon Martin case and a California appeals court holds up the state’s affirmative action ban for university admissions.

Five dead in Oakland university shooting.  [BET]

New evidence revealed in Trayvon Martin case. [CNN]

California appeals court holds up the state’s affirmative action ban for university admissions. [Reuters]

President Bill Clinton hopes the Trayvon Martin tragedy will cause people to re-think “Stand Your Ground” law. [ABC]

Kentucky wins NCAA championship and celebratory riot leaves at least one person shot. [ABC]

Hunger Games tops $250 million at the box office. [BET]

Obesity rate may be underestimated. [CNN]

Michelle Obama to take part in The Biggest Loser. [BET]

Co-founder of largest Black bank dies. [Chicago Sun-Times]

U.S. joins $100 million aid pledge for Syria. [Democracy Now]

U.N. chief says world should be happy, not just rich. [MSNBC]

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