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News You Should Know: Aug. 13 Edition

August 13th, 2012

In today’s top news, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was fired from the Miami Dolphins, Malcolm X actor Robert Freeman Jr. died at 78 and Mitt Romney names Paul Ryan as his running mate.

Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson was fired from the Miami Dolphins following a domestic violence dispute with his wife, Evelyn Lozada. [BET]

Malcolm X actor Robert Freeman Jr. dies at 78. [AP]

Mitt Romney names Paul Ryan as his running mate. [BET]

Russell Simmons tweets, Romney and Ryan “will destroy our people.” [Twitchy]

Black hair braiders in Oregon and other parts of the country face stiff regulation. [Oregonian]

Debbie Rowe, mother of Prince and Paris Jackson, said she approves of the new joint custody agreement. [BET]

Rep. Allen West fights back against ad that depicts him punching white women. [Palm Beach Post]

Rampant racial profiling is reported at Boston’s Logan International Airport. [AP]

Brazilian soccer star Pele makes surprise cameo at Olympic closing ceremony as the country gears up for the 2016 Summer games. [SWR]

Nigeria’s army kills 20 suspected members of militant group Boko Haram. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: June 26 Edition

June 26th, 2012

In today’s top news, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of Arizona’s immigration law, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is taking a medical leave of absence after being treated from exhaustion and George Zimmerman makes another attempt at being released from jail.

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of Arizona’s immigration law and ruled against life sentences without parole for juveniles convicted of murder. [BET]

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is taking a medical leave of absence after being treated from exhaustion. [ChicagoTribune]

George Zimmerman makes another attempt at being released from jail. [NYT]

Another violent weekend in Chicago leaves four people dead and others wounded. [ChicagoTribune]

Amber Rose says she is giving up her singing career to start a family with husband Wiz Khalifa. [BET]

Former music exec Jimmy Henchman was indicted for conspiring to kill an associate of rapper 50 Cent. [BET]

A U.S. general says African militant groups have begun training together and sharing resources. [Reuters]

Hundreds are feared dead after deadly landslides hit eastern Uganda. [AFP]

Rodney King’s adult children are soliciting public donations for his burial fund. [TMZ]

Study: Blacks less likely to receive kidney donations. [CNN]

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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 18 Edition

June 18th, 2012

In today’s top news, police are investigating the drowning death of Rodney King, thousands filled New York streets in silent protest of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy and an SCLC official has spoken out in defense of embattled pastor Creflo Dollar.

Police are investigating the drowning death of Rodney King. [BET]

Thousands filled New York streets in silent protest of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy. [BET]

An SCLC official has spoken out in defense of Pastor Creflo Dollar, who was arrested for beating his 15-year-old daughter. [AJC]

More white baseball players are filling spots on HBCU teams. [NewsObserver]

The New York nightclub where Drake and Chris Brown brawled last week has been shut down by the city for violations. [E!]

Drake’s first performance since the brawl draws extra security. [BET]

Melanie Fiona and J. Cole collab on new single. [BET]

The Miami Heat take Game 3 of the NBA Finals  in a 91-85 win against Oklahoma City. [NBC Sports]

Egyptian army vows to transfer power to the country’s  elected president. [BBC]

Boko Haram takes responsibility for the weekend bombings of three churches in Nigeria that left 50 people dead. [CNN]

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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 15 Edition

May 15th, 2012

In today’s top news, Jay-Z says he supports President Obama’s stance on gay marriage, a coalition of Black ministers and civil rights leaders are backing Obama on gay marriage and FAMU’s marching band will be suspended for another year amid the hazing scandal.

Jay-Z says he supports President Obama’s stance on gay marriage. [BET]

A coalition of Black ministers and civil rights leaders are backing Obama on gay marriage. [Politico]

FAMU’s marching band will be suspended for another year amid hazing scandal. [BET]

The shift in support for gay marriage has energized immigrant rights activists. [AP]

Evidence has been filed in the Trayvon Martin case. [Detroit Free Press]

Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has ended his campaign for the White House. [CSM]

Rev. Jeremiah Wright says Obama’s team tried to bribe him into silence. [BET]

Baltimore’s oldest Black cemetery is restored with the help of inmates. [Baltimore Sun]

New Orleans rapper Mystikal begins his 90-day sentence for domestic abuse. [BET]

American military advisers are in Uganda prepping troops to battle Somalia’s Al-Shabab militant group. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: May 8 Edition

May 8th, 2012

In today’s top news, Andre 3000 begins shooting Jimi Hendrix biopic, Oprah’s OWN network sees staggering $330 million losses and the U.S. foils another Al-Qaeda “underwear bomb” plot brewing in Yemen.

Andre 3000 begins shooting Jimi Hendrix biopic. [BET]

Oprah’s OWN network sees staggering $330 million losses. [DailyMail]

U.S. foils another Al-Qaeda “underwear bomb” plot brewing in Yemen. [BBC]

Republican Rep. Allen West says Obama’s policies are destroying the Black community. [WP]

Will Smith supports Obama’s call for higher taxes on wealthier Americans. [AP]

Group of white Cornell students shout Trayvon Martin’s name while harassing Black students. [Cornell Daily Sun]

50 Cent talks about possible reunion with estranged Game. [BET]

Azealia Banks disses Lil Kim via Twitter. [BET]

The World Bank is concerned about the economic status of Sudan and South Sudan. [AFP]

In Northern Nigeria, Islamic police play matchmaker for single and widowed women. [AFP]

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News From Around the Web: May 1 Edition

May 1st, 2012

In today’s top news, Bobby Brown grants his first interview since Whitney Houston’s death, President Obama rejects the notion that he politicized the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death and a new lawsuit accuses a Florida school district of racism.

Bobby Brown grants his first interview since Whitney Houston’s death. [BET]

President Obama rejects the notion that he politicized the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. [The Ticket]

A Florida school district has been accused of racism in new lawsuit. [Reuters]

Audra McDonald, David Alan Grier and James Earl Jones are among this year’s African-American Tony Award nominees. [BET]

Queen Latifah to perform at a gay pride festival. [BET]

Jury selection has begun in rapper Lil Boosie’s murder trial. [BET]

U.S. home ownership rate dips to 15-year low. [Reuters]

Federal judge blocks Texas rule banning Planned Parenthood from a state women’s health program. [MSNBC]

Pesticide exposure linked to brain changes. [AFP]

U.K. lawmakers say international media mogul Rupert Murdoch is unfit to run a major corporation. [MSNBC]

Chad’s leader has called for the formation of a regional force to tackle Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants.  [BBC]

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News from Around the Web: April 9 Edition

April 9th, 2012

In today’s news, the suspected shooters of five Black men in Tulsa, Oklahoma have been arrested, Bill Cosby speaks out on the Trayvon Martin tragedy and, for the second time in three weeks, a CNN reporter says the N-word on live TV.

The suspected shooters of five Black men in Tulsa, Oklahoma have been arrested. [BET]

Bill Cosby speaks out on the Trayvon Martin tragedy. [WashingtonTimes]

For the second time in three weeks, a CNN reporter says the N-word on live TV. [DailyCaller]

Trayvon Martin’s family could sue the homeowner’s association in the neighborhood where he was killed. [AP]

A Fox Orlando news affiliate refers to neo-Nazis as a civil rights group. [ThinkProgress]

Violence forces cancellation of two Young Jeezy concerts in Canada. [BET]

Study: Children of mothers who are diabetic or obese while pregnant are at a higher risk of developing autism. [FOX]

Rapper Young Buck to lose much of his intellectual property in his bankruptcy settlement. [BET]

Easter Sunday suicide bombing in Nigeria kills 38. [CSM]

Mali’s president formally stepped down. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: March 14 Edition

March 14th, 2012

New poll shows President Obama’s approval rating is up 50 percent, Black female lawmaker proposes bill to limit men’s access to Viagra and Harlem churches see gospel tourism boom.

Poll shows Obama’s approval rating is up 50 percent. [Reuters]

Black female lawmaker introduces bill to limit men’s access to Viagra. [YahooNews]

Harlem churches see gospel tourism boom on Sundays. [BET]

Rick Santorum takes in two more primary victories. [FOX]

Majority of New Yorkers agree with NYPD spying on Muslims. [USATODAY]

Study shows sex education actually delays sexual activity. [BET]

Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga is found guilty at the Hague. [AllAfrica]

Oprah’s Houston family interview breaks OWN viewership records. [BET]

African-American smokers face additional barriers to quitting. [Florida Times-Union]

Libya seeks to become the next hot tourist destination. [MSNBC]

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