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News From Around the Web: Oct. 31 Edition

October 31st, 2012

In today’s top news, President Obama is scheduled to visit hurricane ravaged New Jersey today, experts say Hurricane Sandy is unlikely to stall the election and Stacey Dash tweets a photo of her and Paul Ryan.

President Obama is scheduled to visit hurricane ravaged New Jersey today. [MSNBC]

Experts say Hurricane Sandy is unlikely to stall the election. [NBC]

Stacey Dash tweets a photo of her and Paul Ryan. [USWeekly]

Queen Latifah’s daytime talk show is set to debut in fall 2013. [BET]

Toni Braxton says Oprah was mean to her in a 1998 interview. [BET]

Toni Braxton has been accused of transferring money to avoid paying creditors. [TMZ]

A study shows teens with smartphones may be more sexually active. [NBCNews]

Iranian warships leave the coast of Sudan after a four-day post. [Reuters]

Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire was sentenced to eight years in jail on charges stemming from the 1994 genocide. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 26 Edition

October 26th, 2012


In today’s top news, Lil Wayne was hospitalized after suffering a seizure aboard a private jet, President Obama and Mitt Romney are both on track to raise nearly $2 billion in campaign donations and Condoleezza Rice defended Mitt Romney’s position on women’s issues.

Lil Wayne was hospitalized after suffering a seizure aboard a private jet. [BET]

President Obama and Mitt Romney are both on track to raise nearly $2 billion in campaign donations. [NYT]

Condoleezza Rice defends Mitt Romney’s position on women’s issues. [Politico]

Oprah Winfrey is reportedly developing a drama series for HBO. [WaPo]

Hurricane Sandy is headed for the East Coast. [NYT]

A Texas high school has begun tracking students with computer chips. [NBCNews]

Rapper Angel Haze opens up about being raped on new song. [BET]

A video surfaced showing Chief Keef associate Lil Reese brutally beating a young woman. [BET]

Angola launched a $5 billion sovereign wealth fund to diversify its economy. [CNN]

Sudan plans to report Israel to the U.N. over an alleged airstrike that caused an explosion. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 27 Edition

September 27th, 2012

(Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

(Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

In today’s top news, Jay-Z says he feels like he has achieved the “American Dream,” police are investigating racist hate mail sent to GOP Congressional candidate Mia Love and Bronx’s District Attorney vows to cut back on prosecuting certain stop-and-frisk cases.

Jay-Z says he feels like he has achieved the “American Dream.” [AP]

Police are investigating racist hate mail sent to GOP congressional candidate Mia Love. [Politico]

The Bronx’s District Attorney vows to cut back on prosecuting certain stop-and-frisk cases. [BET]

Two women were caught trying to smuggle cocaine in weaves at New York’s JFK International Airport. [DailyCaller]

Swizz Beats is named global ambassador for the NYC Health and Hospitals Corp. [BET]

DMX dismisses Fredro Starr’s diss, calling him a “midget rapper.” [BET]

Study: Black girls under stress gain more weight. [USN]

Bobbi Kristina Brown was involved in a “mysterious” car accident with her boyfriend. [Yahoo]

The South African gold mine strike continues to spread. [BBC]

Sudan and South Sudan sign a groundbreaking deal. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 24 Edition

September 24th, 2012

(Photo: AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

In today’s top news, Michelle Obama calls voting rights activism the “march of our time,” voting laws in 23 states may keep more than 10 million Latino voters from the ballot and polls show President Obama is leading Mitt Romney in key battleground states.

Michelle Obama calls voting rights activism the “march of our time.” [Politico]

New voting laws in 23 states may keep more than 10 million Latino voters from the polls. [Reuters]

Polls show President Obama is leading Mitt Romney in key battleground states. [CNN]

Gas prices drop for the first time since July. [Reuters]

A draft of the Emancipation Proclamation was put on display at President Lincoln’s Cottage. [AP]

Jamie Foxx says he is ready to get behind the camera and try his hand at directing. [BET]

DMX says that he doesn’t want to beat up Drake. [BET]

Kanye West is worried about the possible release of a sex tape with a Kim Kardashian look-alike. [BET]

A suicide bomber attacked a northern Nigerian church, killing two and injuring 48. [BBC]

Sudan and South Sudan seek peace at a U.N. brokered summit. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 7 Edition

September 7th, 2012

In today’s top news, Barack Obama officially accepts the nomination for president of the United States, Chicago is bracing for a massive teacher strike, and Secret Service arrest a North Carolina man for Twitter threats against President Obama.

Barack Obama officially accepts the nomination for president of the United States. [BET]

Chicago is bracing for a massive teacher strike. [Reuters]

The Secret Service arrest a North Carolina man for Twitter threats against President Obama. [CNN]

BET CEO Debra Lee says the Republican party is “pandering” to African-Americans and women. [Politico]

Chris Lighty’s family orders a second autopsy. [BET]

Alicia Keys releases a collection of shoes for Reebok. [BET]

Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, will be buried at sea. [Reuters]

U.S. government lawyers say BP sought to blame the “blue-collar rig workers” for the Gulf oil spill. [Reuters]

U.S. officials warn of a new border conflict brewing between Sudan and South Sudan. [BBC]

Mexican authorities say U.S. Border Patrol agents fatally shot a Mexican citizen for throwing rocks across the border. [CNN]

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News You Should Know: July 23 Edition

July 23rd, 2012

Michael Jackson's mother is found after reported missing

In today’s top news, Michael Jackson’s mother is reportedly no longer missing, Usher’s stepson Kyle Glover is taken off life support, and politicians reconsider gun laws after movie shooting.

Usher’s stepson Kyle Glover passed away this weekend. [BET]

Politicians are considering tighter federal gun laws after Aurora movie shooting. [CNN]

Michael Jackson’s mother, who was reported as missing, is reportedly “fine.” [BET]

Rupert Murdoch has stepped down from the boards of News Corp’s U.K. newspapers. [FT]

BET, MTV, Nickelodeon and other channels return to DirecTV subscribers. [Chicago Times]

Apple predicts a dip in earnings as consumers hold out for the new iPhone. [Bloomberg]

Penn State’s removal of Joe Paterno statue incites anger within the university’s community. [MSNBC]

Eating less salt could prevent stroke and cancer deaths. [BBC]

CDC: 1 in 13 women drink alcohol during pregnancy despite major health risks. [ABC]

South Sudanese runner will race under the Olympic flag after denying Sudan’s offer. [REUTERS]

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News From Around the Web: July 2 Edition

July 2nd, 2012


In today’s top news, Cissy Houston paid tribute to her legendary daughter at this year’s BET Awards, Rev. Al Sharpton called Rodney King a “symbol of forgiveness” at King’s memorial service this weekend and Lauren London joins the cast of The Game.

Cissy Houston paid tribute to her legendary daughter at this year’s BET Awards. [BET]

Rev. Al Sharpton called Rodney King a “symbol of forgiveness” at King’s memorial service this weekend. [AP]

Lauren London joins the cast of The Game. [BET]

Tiger Woods reached the 74th win of his career this weekend at the AT&T National golf tournament. [AP]

Lauryn Hill pleads guilty to tax evasion. [BET]

Television personality Wendy Williams and Suzanne de Passe are linking up to create multi-cultural films. [PRNewswire]

Millions of Americans were left without power over the weekend amid record heat surges. [Reuters]

Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson says Caribbean and American descendants of slaves have a “superior athletic gene” that allows them to excel at sports. [Daily Mail]

Four kidnapped foreign aid workers were released in Somalia overnight. [AFP]

One thousand anti-government protesters were arrested in Khartoum, Sudan, on Sunday. [AllAfrica]

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News From Around the Web: May 30 Edition

May 30th, 2012

In today’s top news, former Liberian president Charles Taylor is sentenced to 50 years in prison for war crimes, co-hosts Terrence J and Rocsi to leave 106 & Park and after a Texas vote, Mitt Romney is now the official Republican presidential nominee.

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor is sentenced to 50 years in prison for war crimes. [BET]

Terrence J and Rocsi to leave 106 & Park. [BET]

After a Texas vote, Mitt Romney is now the official republican presidential nominee. [Miami Herald]

Serena Williams is eliminated in the first round of the French Open. [MSNBC]

Black pilots are suing United Continental alleging racial discrimination. [Bloomberg]

Emory University acquires a vast collection of historical African-American photos. [Emory]

Louis Farrakhan critiques President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, calling it a “sin.” [HuffingtonPost]

Police seek witnesses to the infamous face chewing incident. [BET]

U.S. student is killed while filming the violence in Syria. [MSNBC]

The FBI is now helping Kenyan officials investigate a bomb that exploded in downtown Nairobi. [AP]

The U.N. confirms that Sudan has pulled its troops out of the disputed Abyei border region also claimed by South Sudan. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 29 Edition

May 29th, 2012

In today’s top news, Beyoncé reportedly brought down the house in her four-night post-baby concert in Atlantic City, Diddy’s son earns a $54,000 football scholarship to UCLA and Jay-Z is slated to oversee the remake of Annie starring Willow Smith.

Beyoncé reportedly brought down the house in her four-night post-baby concert in Atlantic City. [BET]

Diddy’s son awarded a $54,000 football scholarship to UCLA. [Daily Mail]

Jay-Z slated to oversee the remake of Annie starring Willow Smith. [BET]

T.I. plans to release his second novel in September. [BET]

Federal unemployment extensions for many long-term unemployed Americans are set to expire. [NYT]

Syracuse University and Alex Haley’s son are in a tug of war over a letter written by Malcolm X. [Post-Standard]

Miami police shot an unidentified man who tried to chew another mans face off. [MSNBC]

Cory Booker tells Oprah he can’t imagine running for president. [Star-Ledger]

A U.S. envoy to Haiti says that it will take another 30 years before the country starts to see economic growth. [MontrealGazette]

Sudan is set to withdraw its troops from disputed oil town Abyei. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 9 Edition

May 9th, 2012

In today’s top news, Obama says he supports same-sex marriage, closing arguments begin in Jennifer Hudson family murder trial and a group of white supremacists are accused of planning a race war in Florida.

Obama says he supports same-sex marriage. [BET]

Closing arguments begin in Jennifer Hudson family murder trial. [BET]

A group of white supremacists are accused of planning a race war in Florida. [MSNBC]

SEC charges ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick in investment scheme. [MLive]

Former Bad Boy rapper G-Dep is sentenced to 15 years in prison for a 1993 murder. [BET]

Former Miss USA Kenya Moore is rumored to be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. [BET]

Cornell suspends a fraternity over Trayvon Martin racist harassment incident. [Ithaca Independent]

Facebook looks out for the emotional needs of America’s veterans and service members. [MSNBC]

A U.K. man has found himself accused of a massacre in the Central African Republic. [BBC]

Sudan accused of more border attacks on South Sudan. [BBC]

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