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News From Around the Web: Aug. 17 Edition

August 17th, 2012

In today’s top news, doubts remain after police release re-enactment of Chavis Carter’s alleged suicide, FAMU is attempting to settle out of court with the family of  Robert Champion, and Russell Simmons backs Vice President Joe Biden’s “chains” remark.

The police re-enactment of Chavis Carter’s alleged suicide has done little to quell doubts about his death. [NYT]

FAMU is attempting to settle out of court with the family of slain drum major Robert Champion. [BET]

Russell Simmons backs Vice President Joe Biden’s “chains” remark. [BET]

R&B crooners Trey Songz and R. Kelly end their three-year beef. [BET]

Ziggy Marley says his father, Bob Marley, wished more Black Americans were fans of his music. [ABC]

Texas officials are trying to stop the spread of West Nile virus in the state. [NBC]

Scientists say they are one step closer to creating a birth control pill for men. [BBC]

Over 30 people were killed when South African police opened fire on protesting miners. [CNN]

Ugandan gay rights activists hacked the website of the country’s prime minister and posted pro gay-rights messages. [BBC]

The Russian capital of Moscow has banned gay pride parades for the next 100 years. [BBC]

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News From Around The Web: July 10 Edition

July 10th, 2012

In today’s top news, a family friend of Usher is under investigation for the Jet Ski incident that left his stepson brain dead, Romney outspends Obama this month once again and a report reveals that 70 percent of African-American children cannot swim.

Usher’s family friend is placed under investigation for the jet-ski incident that left his stepson brain-dead. [NYDN]

A new survey shows that Black women are the most religious group in America. [BET]

Romney campaign outspends Obama by about $30 million in June. [FOX]

Comedian Steve Harvey plans to perform his final stand-up act at this year’s Hoodie Awards. [BET]

Trayvon Martin’s street memorial has been removed by the city of Sanford, but preserved in the local museum. [CNN]

The ICC sentences Congolese warlord to 14 years for recruiting and using child soldiers. [BBC]

Report: Only 30 percent of African-American children can swim, drowning at a rate three times higher than their white peers. [GRIO]

First results are due in Libya’s historic parliamentary election. [CNN]

Texas is one of several states to reject major provisions of Obama’s signature health law [REUTERS]

Egypt’s recently dissolved parliament meet in court, increasing tension with military leaders and the Supreme Court. [ALJ]

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News From Around the Web: July 9 Edition

July 9th, 2012

In today’s top news, Usher’s stepson was declared brain dead after a Jet Ski accident, George Zimmerman is at a safe house in Florida after posting $1 million in bail and a court battle over a Texas voter ID law is set to take place this week.

Usher’s stepson was declared brain dead after a Jet Ski accident. [BET]

Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman relocates to a safe house in Florida after posting $1 million in bail. [AP]

A controversial court battle over a Texas voter ID law is set to take place this week. [Reuters]

Hundreds of thousands of Internet users will lose access today because of a nasty virus. [CNN]

The Williams sisters took home the Wimbledon doubles title this weekend. [BET]

Morgan Freeman says President Obama’s white “mama” makes him America’s first mixed-race president — not the first Black president. [BET]

Study: The HPV vaccine is helping even those who skip it. [HealthDay]

South Sudan celebrates its first year of independence. [AFP]

South Africa desperately seeks to boost Black oil company ownership in the country. [Reuters]

Libya held its first democratic election this weekend. [Guardian]

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News From Around the Web: June 20 Edition

June 20th, 2012

In today’s top news, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is reportedly in a coma after suffering a stroke, the Rodney King 911 call has been released and a Texas grand jury refused to indict a father who killed a man for sexually abusing his daughter.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is reportedly in a coma after suffering a stroke. [CBS]

The dramatic Rodney King 911 call has been released. [CNN]

A Texas grand jury refused to indict a father who killed a man for sexually abusing his daughter. [CNN]

President Obama warned Mitt Romney to back off of criticizing his foreign policy decisions. [Politico]

The Southern Baptist Convention elects its first Black president. [BET]

T.I. calls Chief Keef a “representative” of the new generation. [BET]

The Miami Heat took Game 4 of the NBA Finals. [MSNBC]

The Pope calls for peace in Nigeria amid religious violence. [BBC]

Arsenio Hall is preparing to return to late-night TV. [BET]

The Jackson brothers are gearing up to go on their first tour after Michael’s death. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: May 17 Edition

May 17th, 2012

In today’s top news, Herman Cain endorses Mitt Romney for president, legendary go-go performer Chuck Brown dies at age 75 and pastor and famous gospel singer Marvin Winans is carjacked and robbed in Detroit.

Herman Cain endorses Mitt Romney for president. [BET]

Legendary go-go performer Chuck Brown dies at age 75. [CNN]

Pastor and famous gospel singer Marvin Winans was carjacked and robbed in Detroit Wednesday. [WXYZ]

Man sues Walmart over “all black people leave” announcement. [MSNBC]

An all-white Houston jury acquits a white officer in the beating of a Black teen. [LATimes]

Children from ethnic and racial minorities now make up more than half the births in the U.S. [BBC]

Tim Story has surpassed Tyler Perry as the highest grossing Black director in Hollywood. [BET]

Tupac Shakur’s estate denies he was a homophobe. [BET]

Usher wants his ex-wife Tameka Foster out of his Atlanta mansion. [TMZ]

Precious metal reserves valued at $20 billion discovered in Haiti’s hills. [Caribbean360]

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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: 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 18 Edition

April 18th, 2012

In today’s top news, three Texas white supremacists are found guilty of hate crimes for assaulting a Black man, photos surfaced showing U.S. troops posing next to mangled body parts of Afghan corpses and the first lady speaks out on the death of Trayvon Martin.

Three Texas white supremacists are found guilty of hate crimes for assaulting a Black man. [BET]

U.S. troops posed smiling next to mangled body parts of Afghan corpses. [L.A. Times]

The first lady speaks out on the death of Trayvon Martin. [AP]

Michelle Obama shows off her prom picture. [BET]

Witness at Senate hearing says “End Racial Profiling Act” offends police. [BET]

Thousands housed in trailers after Hurricane Katrina may receive payments. [Reuters]

Fans are suing reality show The Bachelor for its failure to cast people of color. [NYDN]

Diddy, Jay-Z top Forbes’s list of the five wealthiest hip hop artists. [Forbes]

An abducted Texas newborn is found alive and safe after woman kills his mother. [MSNBC]

Gulf seafood deformities post-BP oil spill baffle scientists. [AJE]

Mali picks Microsoft official as interim prime minister. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: March 16 Edition

March 16th, 2012

In today’s top news, a new study stresses the importance of mobilizing Black voters, more Black families are turning to home schooling and Afghan president Hamid Karzai calls for U.S. troops to leave the country’s villages.

A new study stresses the importance of mobilizing Black voters. [BET]

More Black families are turning to home schooling. [BBC]

Afghan president Hamid Karzai calls for U.S. troops to leave the country’s villages. [MSNBC]

Carol’s Daughter is planning to launch an online destination dedicated to natural hair. [BET]

Death investigation of Florida teen Trayvon Martin has been sent to the State Attorney’s Office. [BET]

Survey shows three out of ten adults aged 25 to 34 are living at home with parents. [TODAY]

Study links cadmium and other estrogen-like pollutants to higher rates of breast cancer. [LATimes]

Mississippi college band yells racial remark at a Latino basketball player during a game. [CNN]

Houston mother to be reunited with her son who was kidnapped eight years ago. [AP]

Uganda gay group sues U.S. evangelical minister for allegedly sowing hatred. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 1 Edition

February 1st, 2012

In today’s top news, Soul Train pioneer Don Cornelius dies at 75, Beyoncé fans want to erect a monument to the singer in Houston and BET celebrates Black History Month.

Soul Train pioneer Don Cornelius dies at 75. [BET]

Beyoncé fans in Houston are clamoring for a monument to the singer. [BET]

BET celebrates Black History Month. [BET]

Flavor Flav speaks out on his recent family feud. [BET]

A Congolese inventor has created the first African tablet. [News.com.au]

More and more Americans are shirking census race labels. [FOX]

Connecticut student bullied for not being ‘Black enough.’ [NewsTimes]

South African lesbian killers get 18 years in prison. [BBC]

Pfizer recalls one million packets of birth control. [MSNBC]

Photography exhibit examines Black male fashion. [BET]

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