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News From Around the Web: Feb. 27 Edition

February 27th, 2012

In today’s top news, Octavia Spencer of The Help wins Oscar for best supporting actress, Louis Farrakhan says the GOP is desperate to find a white replacement for Obama and controversial plans to drug test welfare recipients gain momentum.

Octavia Spencer of The Help wins Oscar for best supporting actress. [BET]

Louis Farrakhan says Republicans are searching for any white person to replace President Obama. [AP]

Plans to drug test welfare recipients gain momentum. [AP]

Wikileaks to publish more than five million emails from “shadow CIA” security firm. [MSNBC]

U.S. Supreme Court to hear case against Shell for alleged human rights abuses in Nigeria. [VOA]

BP oil spill trial delayed for settlement talks. [Reuters]

Syria prepares to release referendum results as explosions continue in opposition stronghold, Homs. [CNN]

Sec. of State Hillary Clinton says the U.S. will not arm Syrian opposition. [CBS]

Liberian legislature to vote on anti-gay bill Tuesday. [The New Dawn]

White supremacist “camp” for boys still operates just outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. [Mail and Guardian]

Eating oranges and grapefruit may cut the risk of stroke. [DailyMail]

Nelson Mandela doing well after minor surgery. [BET]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 7 Edition

February 7th, 2012

In today’s top news, Feb. 7th marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Beyoncé makes her first public appearance since the birth of Blue Ivy and Super Bowl Champions the New York Giants return home to a parade in their honor.

Feb. 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. [BET]

Beyoncé makes her first public appearance since the birth of Blue Ivy. [BET]

New York Giants return home to a parade in their honor. [AP]

Al Sharpton is very concerned about the NYPD and muslims. [CapitalNewYork]

Santorum calls Obama “hostile” toward people of faith. [Politico]

Valerie Jarrett says much more needs to be done about Black unemployment. [BET]

Wal-Mart Foundation donates $9.5 million in grants to promote healthy eating among minorities. [BET]

LGBT advocacy group GLAAD wants Roland Martin fired over his Super Bowl tweets. [LATimes]

SAG Award winner Viola Davis gets glam for LA Times. [BET]

DNA testing manufacturer says one in ten Americans have questions about paternity. [MSNBC]

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News From Around the World: Jan. 30 Edition

January 30th, 2012

In today’s top news, family, friends and fans pay their last respects to Etta James, GOP members are going crazy over “Captain Obama” and 400 are arrested at Occupy Oakland.

Etta James is laid to rest. [BET]

One GOP candidate depicts Obama as captain of a slave ship. [BET]

…And another RNC chairman compares him to the captain of the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia. [CNN]

400 arrested at Occupy Oakland. [LATimes]

President Obama tells colleges to lower costs. [BET]

U.N. chief tells African leaders to respect gay rights. [AFP]

The Help wins big at SAG. [AP]

Street art is Egypt’s latest revolution. [MSNBC]

Native Americans in South Dakota sue state for being edged out of early voting. [100R]

Report: Blacks and Latinos eat more sugary cereal. [BET]

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News From Around the World: Jan. 27 Edition

January 27th, 2012

In today’s top news, Etta James’s record sales have gained new life following her death, Black leaders in New Jersey say civil rights are too important to be left to a popular vote and U.S. economic growth is picking up.

Etta James’s record sales soaring after her death. [BET]

Black leaders in New Jersey say civil rights shouldn’t be left to a popular vote. [BET]

U.S. economic growth picking up. [BBC]

Mary J. Blige is upset her song from The Help didn’t snag any Oscar nods. [BET]

President Obama hits his stride ahead of the 2012 elections. [BET]

African leaders say they are ready to lead world growth. [AFP]

Atheist teen forces school to remove prayer from wall. [NYT]

Nigerian president open to talking with Boko Haram. [AJE]

Costa Concordia cruise disaster survivors offered $14,460 each. [MSNBC]

Three Chicago teens face hate crime charges for attacking an African-American student. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: Jan. 24 Edition

January 24th, 2012

Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis

In today’s top news, The Help’s stars nab Oscar nominations, New Jersey gets its first openly gay high court judge and Rev. Jesse Jackson says “occupy for MLK.”

The Help stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer lead 2012 Oscar nominations. [BET]

New Jersey governor names first openly gay judge to state’s high court. [BET]

Rev. Jesse Jackson says we should “occupy” in memory of MLK. [CNN]

California lawmakers probe racial health disparity. [BET]

Supreme Court rules that warrants are needed for GPS tracking of crime suspects. [BET]

Aretha Franklin calls off her engagement. [BET]

Spike Lee says the Hollywood studios know nothing about Black people. [Yahoo]

Diddy is planning a cable TV “Revolt.” [NYDN]

Rihanna is the most-viewed female artist on YouTube. [BET]

A judge orders a woman to hand over the password to her computer’s hard drive. [MSNBC]

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