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News From Around the Web: Aug. 23 Edition

August 23rd, 2012

In today’s top news, foreclosure threatens the future of historic Black college Morris Brown, a poll shows the majority of New Yorkers say police favor whites and rapper L.L. Cool J was able to fight and detain a burglar in his home Wednesday until police arrived.

Foreclosure threatens the future of historic Black college Morris Brown. [AJC]

According to a poll, the majority of New Yorkers say police favor whites. [NYT]

L.L. Cool J fought a burglar in his home Wednesday and held him until police arrived. [Reuters]

Several New Jersey entrepreneurs have accused restaurant chain Dunkin Donuts of bias in a new lawsuit. [CBS]

Rapper 2 Chainz’s debut album has soared up the charts. [BET]

Kandi Burruss is returning to school to study sex education and clinical sexology. [BET]

NFL star Michael Strahan will reportedly replace Regis Philbin on Live! with Kelly. [BET]

A Georgia cheer coach is accused of having the girls strip. [MSNBC]

Mourners in South Africa paid tribute to the victims of the Lonmin mine shootings. [MSNBC]

More fighting erupts in major Syrian cities of Damascus and Aleppo. [BBC]

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News You Should Know: Aug. 6 Edition

August 6th, 2012

In today’s top news, Usain Bolt is the world’s fastest man again, a Syrian prime minister defects and NASA’s rover Curiosity lands on Mars.

NASA’s rover Curiosity landing on Mars is “an unprecedented feat of technology,” says Obama. [CNN]

Lightning strikes twice as Usain Bolt breaks the 100-meter Olympic record again. [Yahoo]

Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab defects. [BBC]

White supremacist Wade Michael Page is named as the Sikh temple gunman. [NPR]

Sanya Richards-Ross redeems past Olympic disappointment with 400-meter gold. [ESPN]

Scotsman Andy Murray overtakes Roger Federer for men’s singles tennis Olympic gold. [WaPo]

Hundreds of Mali citizens attend makeshift militia training camps to oust Islamists. [NYT]

Syrian rebels abduct nearly 50 Iranian pilgrims. [LA Times]

New cases of swine flu have emerged around county fair pigs. [WaPo]

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News You Should Know: Aug. 3 Edition

August 3rd, 2012

In today’s top news, Olympian gymnast Gabrielle Douglas gets her second gold and makes history, U.N. faces roadblocks in Syria resolution and the African-American unemployment rate dipped in July.

Olympian gymnast Gabrielle Douglas is the first African-American to win gold in the women’s individual all-around competition. [BET]

The African-American unemployment rate fell ever so slightly in July. [BET]

The U.N. General Assembly faces roadblocks in Syria resolution as members butt heads. [AP]

Olympics record holder Michael Phelps sets the bar higher with his 20th gold win. [WaPo]

Gay rights supporters organize a same-sex “kiss in” at Chick-fil-A locations. [ABC]

China media slams Hillary Clinton for warning Africa about exploitative nations. [VOA]

Olympian Kayla Harrison overcame childhood abuse to become the first U.S. judo athlete to win gold. [Boston Globe]

Doctors say that Susan G. Komen for the Cure oversells the benefits of mammograms. [Fox News]

Psychologists find that bronze medalists are often happier than silver medalists. [NPR]

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New You Should Know: Aug. 2 Edition

August 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, Gabby Douglas competes for second gold at Olympics and the psychiatrist of the Colorado shooting suspect had “serious concerns” about his behavior.

Report: The psychiatrist of Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes had “serious concerns” about his behavior. [CNN]

Gymnast Gabby Douglas is Team USA’s best hope for all-around gold medal. [LA Times]

Women can now get no-cost contraception. [BET]

Obama is supporting Syria rebels, sources say. [The Guardian]

Venus Williams loses in the third round at the Olympics: “Hopefully, there’s 2016.” [Yahoo]

Judge in George Zimmerman’s case rejects request to step down. [Reuters]

The Tea Party looks to become more influential in the Senate. [WSJ]

U.S.’s  Olympic  swimmer Nathan Adrian beats Australian favorite James ‘‘The Missile’’ Magnussen by a fingertip. [AP]

Same-sex marriage opponents champion their views by buying Chik-fil-A chicken sandwiches. [CNN]

Egypt’s new government is officially announced, with military retaining most power. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: June 15 Edition

June 15th, 2012

In today’s top news, Drake is denying any involvement in the Chris Brown club brawl, a Nevada judge has denied Floyd Mayweather’s request for an early prison release and the Miami Heat take Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

Drake is denying any involvement in the Chris Brown club brawl. [BET]

A Nevada judge has denied Floyd Mayweather’s request for an early release despite his claims the food and water are threatening his health. [SI]

Miami Heat take Game 2 of the NBA Finals. [Miami Herald]

NAACP President Ben Jealous calls stop-and-frisk institutionalized racial profiling. [BET]

Rev. Jesse Jackson is planning a march to end Black-on-Black violence. [USAToday]

R. Kelly owes the IRS more than $5 million in back taxes. [Sun-Times]

Djimon Hounsou denies rumors that he cheated on his wife, Kimora Lee Simmons. [BET]

Tea Party leader makes racist joke about Blacks and public assistance. [Inquisitr]

Fatou Bensouda has become the first African to become chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. [BBC]

The U.N. fears there is no hope for peace in Syria. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: June 12 Edition

June 12th, 2012

In today’s top news, Lauryn Hill addresses her tax evasion charges via Tumblr, the DOJ is suing Florida over purging voter lists and Pastor Creflo Dollar’s daughter told 911 operators that the physical attack was not the first of its kind from her father.

Lauryn Hill addresses her tax evasion charges via Tumblr. [BET]

The DOJ is suing Florida over purging voter lists ahead of the presidential election. [CNN]

Pastor Creflo Dollar’s daughter told 911 operators that the physical attack was not the first of its kind from her father. [AJC]

The FBI reports that the rate of violent crime is reaching a historic low. [MSNBC]

A Ku Klux Klan chapter wants to adopt a strip of Georgia highway. [CNN]

Nascent rapper Azealia Banks quits the “rap game.” [BET]

U.S. Supreme Court rejects birther appeal lawsuit. [BET]

More African-American bone marrow donors are needed to treat a rare blood disease. [WSBTV]

The U.N. says Syrian forces are using children as human shields. [MSNBC]

Kenya is asking the European Union to intervene in Somalia and fight its Al-Shabab militant group. [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: June 1 Edition

June 1st, 2012

In today’s top news, a coalition of Black fraternities and sororities launch an anti-hazing campaign, John Edwards found guilty of campaign fraud and Walmart drops its alliance with conservative advocacy group ALEC over its voting rights stance.

A coalition of Black fraternities and sororities launch an anti-hazing campaign. [USATODAY]

John Edwards found not guilty of campaign fraud. [BET]

Walmart drops its alliance with conservative advocacy group ALEC over its voting rights stance. [LATimes]

New drugs give autism patients hope for recovery. [Reuters]

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is scheduled to surrender for his three-month jail sentence for his domestic battery charge. [NYDN]

Some critics say Diddy’s son Justin should return the $54,000 scholarship he received from UCLA. [BET]

Kanye’s Nike Air Yeezy II to debut in June. [BET]

Police say drug dealer unknowingly sent text messages to officer in an attempt to sell methamphetamines. [AP]

Rwandan youth minister Callixte Nzabonimana received a life sentence for planning 1994 genocide. [BET]

U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay warned that Syria risks descending into a full civil war. [TIME]

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News From Around the Web: May 31 Edition

May 31st, 2012

In today’s top news, Attorney General Eric Holder asks Black churches to join the fight for our “sacred” voting rights, a report shows that FAMU drum major Robert Champion died one hour after he was hazed and the makers of FEMA trailers are set to pay $43 million to those suffering from health issues caused by chemicals in the homes.

Attorney General Eric Holder asks Black churches to join the fight for our “sacred” voting rights. [BET]

Report shows that FAMU drum major Robert Champion died one hour after he was hazed. [Miami Herald]

Makers of FEMA trailers set to pay $43 million to those suffering from health issues caused by chemicals in the homes. [CNN]

Black surgeon sues UCLA over racist joke. [The Root]

First Lady Michelle Obama says the president “tucks her in” to bed each night at the White House. [DailyMail]

Bobbi Kristina walked off of the set of her new Tyler Perry show after an emotional breakdown. [BET]

Idris Elba is rumored to star in the next Hunger Games movie. [BET]

After her sister’s big upset loss at the French Open, tennis champ Venus Williams is also out of the tournament. [SI]

Africa NGO says the rush to adopt African children needs to stop. [CNN]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton points finger at Russia for contributing to Syria’s civil war. [BBC]

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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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