Archive for "Stand Your Ground Law"

News From Around the Web: March 24 Edition

March 24th, 2014

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In today’s news, a change may be coming in Florida’s “stand your ground” law; the Obama administration is hunting for Uganda rebel leader Joseph Kony; and a religious case before the Supreme Court could affect the Affordable Care Act.

A change may be coming in Florida’s “stand your ground” law. [BET]

Obama administration to hunt for Uganda rebel leader Joseph Kony. [BBC]

Religious case at Supreme Court could affect Obamacare and much more. [LA Times]

Egyptian court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death. [Reuters]

Upstarts Kentucky, Stanford advance to Sweet 16. [Washington Post]

Shift in support for same-sex marriage greatest among Black Protestants. [Deseret]

Aretha Franklin celebrates 72nd birthday with Denzel Washington. [Huffington Post]

Rwanda reaches for new economic model. [NY Times]

Stress may double risk of infertility in women. [Jagran Post]

Legal questions abound over same-sex marriages in Michigan. [USA Today]

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News From Around the Web: March 7 Edition

March 7th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama urges Russian President Putin to pursue diplomacy in the crisis in the Ukraine; the nation’s economy added 175,000 jobs in February; and the NAACP will complain to the United Nations about civil rights and voting rights issues.

Obama urges Russian President Vladimir Putin to pursue diplomacy in Ukraine crisis. [BBC]

U.S. economy adds 175,000 jobs, unemployment rate at 6.7 percent. [Washington Post]

NAACP will discuss U.S. voting and civil rights issues at United Nations. [BET]

Darrell Issa apologizes to Elijah Cummings. [Politico]

Twitter cracks down on posting of explicit sexual content on Vine. [PC World]

Back in spotlight, Gov. Chris Christie officers GOP subtle advice. [NY Times]

Jason Weaver blasts “Coon” celebrations of Lil Boosie’s prison release. [NewsOne]

UCLA wraps up No. 2 seed in Pac-12 with win over Washington. [Oregonian]

At Oscar Pistorius trial, ex-girlfriend tells of gun incidents. [LA Times]

Mississippi has highest obesity rate in the country. [Nature World News]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 11 Edition

October 11th, 2013

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In today’s news, President Obama and Republican leaders have resumed debt talks; Americans are feeling squeezed by the government shutdown; and Kwame Kilpatrick, former Detroit mayor, was sentenced to 28 years in prison.

Obama, Republicans in debt talks on two fronts. [Washington Post]

Outside national parks, feeling squeezed by the shutdown. [NY Times]

Kwame Kilpatrick, former Detroit mayor, sentenced to 28 years in prison. [CBS]

Chemical weapons watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize. [NY Times]

Judge refuses to delay start of gay marriage in New Jersey. [Washington Post]

Sybrina Fulton speaks at Florida stand-your-ground hearing. [BET]

Jason Collins, openly gay and still unsigned, waits and wonders. [NY Times]

Kanye West says he’ll attack disrespectful photographers. [TMZ]

Facebook removing option to be unsearchable by name. [techcrunch]

Malawi cabinet fired amid corruption. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Aug. 21

August 21st, 2013

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In Tuesday’s tops news, President Obama will offer a plan to make it easier for people to pay for college; churches in Egypt are being affected by violence; and a new ad uses recordings from the Trayvon Martin shooting.

President Obama to offer plans to ease burden of paying for college. [NY Times]

Violence ravages churches in Egypt. [Washington Post]

New ad uses recordings from Trayvon Martin shooting. [USA Today]

ACLU: Muslims face more scrutiny for citizenship. [Beaumont Enterprise]

Maine governor denies telling GOP donors that Obama hates white people [Bangor News]

Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai may be charged for “judiciary insult.” [BBC]

Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 at the U.S. Open. [San Francisco Chronicle]

Albert Murray, noted Black essayist, critic and novelist, is dead at 97. [NY Times]

Lee Thompson Young suicide still a dark mystery. [TMZ]

Eating fruit can help brain health. [Medical News Today]

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News From Around the Web: July 22 Edition

July 22nd, 2013

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In Monday’s  top news, President Obama delivered remarks that discussed race in the aftermath of the George Zimmerman verdict; Rallies calling for “Justice for Trayvon” were held throughout the country with a prominent one in New York; and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he is opposed to a federal bailout of Detroit.

Obama speaks out as a Black American president. [Washington Post]

Trayvon rallies draw thousands in NY and around the country. [BET]

Michigan governor opposes federal bailout of Detroit. [CBS]

Mary Mary joins Stevie Wonder’s boycott of Florida. [WPTV]

Nigerian gunmen kidnap British man in Lagos. [Guardian]

Andrew Bynum: Cleveland Cavaliers will make playoffs. [USA Today]

Alzheimer’s can be countered by nutrition, exercise, report says.  [USA Today]

Seized Mali election officials freed. [BBC]

Five candidates for NY mayor spend night in public housing. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: July 3 Edition

July 3rd, 2013

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In today’s news, the Obama administration is delaying implementation of part of the Affordable Care Act; as Morsi is determined to stay in office, Egypt’s army maintains its ultimatum; and the trial of George Zimmerman continues after a debate among lawyers on his criminal justice background.

Obama administration to delay part of Affordable Care Act. [USA Today]

Egypt counts down to army deadline as President Mohamed Morsi says he will not resign. [Guardian]

After debate on Zimmerman’s criminal justice education, trial continues. [Orlando Sentinel]

Former congressman William Gray remembered by Obama, others. [BET]

Democrats push Chris Christie to support same-sex marriage. [NY Times]

Despite decline, Chicago gun violence continues to trouble residents. [BET]

Howard University academic deans allege fiscal mismanagement. [Washington Post]

Nelson Mandela’s family feud over graves. [BBC]

Doctors prescribe narcotics too often for pain, CDC chief says. [LA Times]

Baseball umpire Brian Runge fired for drug violation, report says. [LA Times]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 25 Edition

February 25th, 2013

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In today’s top news, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case challenging the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a Florida task force defends the “Stand Your Ground” law and The Onion is under fire for a vulgar tweet about Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday from an Alabama town that is challenging a provision in the 1965 Voting Rights Act.  [AP]

A Florida task force says that the “Stand Your Ground” law should not be overturned. [Miami Herald]

The Onion is under fire for a vulgar tweet about Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis. [The Grio]

Django Unchained takes Best Original Screenplay and Michelle Obama presents the award for Best Picture at the Oscars. [BET]

Louis Farrakhan laid out an action plan to improve economic disparities for African-Americans. [AP]

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting a baby girl. [BET]

MC Hammer says his weekend arrest in California was the result of racial profiling. [BET]

Scotland’s Roman Catholic archbishop resigned over abuse allegations. [CNN]

Cuban President Raul Castro says he will leave office in 2018. [CNN]

Park Geun-hye has become South Korea’s first female president. [New York Times]

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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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