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New You Should Know: July 31 Edition

July 31st, 2012

In today’s top news, Michael Phelps might make Olympic history again, Obama asks Bill Clinton to make a case for his re-election and a recently signed NFL player commits suicide.

NFL player O.J. Murdock kills himself in front of his former high school, police say. [CNN]

Obama asks Bill Clinton to make a case for his re-election at the Democratic National Convention. [BET]

Michael Phelps might make Olympic history again tonight. [AP]

Another Olympian is expelled from the games for a racist tweet. [WaPo]

China’s 16-year-old Olympian swimming champ denies dope allegations. [CNN]

Iranian president takes a jab at Mitt Romney’s controversial Israel trip. [AP]

A blackout leaves 600 million residents without power in India. [NPR]

Islamist occupiers stone an unwed couple to death in Mali. [Al Jazeera]

Rumor has it that Apple will announce the next iPhone and “mini iPad” this September. [NBCNews]

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News From Around the Web: June 5 Edition

June 5th, 2012

In today’s top news, today voters choose who will run in the November general elections, Nicki Minaj addresses the Hot 97 Summer Jam controversy and Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman’s donations spike upon his return to jail.

Today is primary day! [BET]

Nicki Minaj addresses the Hot 97 Summer Jam controversy. [BET]

Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman’s donations spike upon his return to jail. [ABC News]

FAMU president James Ammons proposed new requirements for band membership at the school to end hazing. [AP]

Soldier Brandy Fonteneaux was stabbed 74 times by a fellow soldier experiencing a psychotic break. [Daily Mail]

Queen Latifah says her performance at a gay pride celebration was not an “outing” of her sexuality. [BET]

R&B veteran Brian McKnight and young crooner Chris Brown spar over Twitter. [BET]

Janet Jackson to produce transgender documentary. [AP]

African migrants were targeted in a Jerusalem arson attack. [BBC]

Israel orders the deportation of 25,000 undocumented immigrants following anti-African protests. [RFI]

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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: April 25 Edition

April 25th, 2012

In today’s top news, Nicki Minaj returns to Twitter, Mitt Romney kicks off his general election campaign against President Obama after sweeping four primaries and Michelle Obama says the upcoming election could hinge on the votes of just a “few thousand folks.”

Nicki Minaj returns to Twitter. [BET]

Mitt Romney kicks off his general election campaign against President Obama after sweeping four primaries Tuesday. [MSNBC]

Michelle Obama says the upcoming election could hinge on the votes of just a “few thousand folks.” [Yahoo]

Michelle Obama is on pace to set the record for first lady television appearances. [BET]

Feds make first arrest in BP oil spill probe. [AP]

Chicago researchers are looking into whether weight loss can help African-American breast cancer survivors. [Chicago Tribune]

A release date has been set for a Jackie Robinson biopic. [BET]

Doctors warn about teens getting drunk off hand sanitizer. [KTLA]

Nigeria’s heath minister says 150 million are at risk of falling ill from malaria. [Vanguard]

The African Union proposes Sudan peace deal. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: April 23 Edition

April 23rd, 2012

In today’s top news, George Zimmerman is released on bail, trial begins in Maryland for two white brothers accused of beating a Black teen and trial also begins today for William Balfour, the accused murderer of Jennifer Hudson’s family.

George Zimmerman, shooter of Trayvon Martin, is released on bail at midnight Sunday. [BET]

Trial begins in Maryland for two white brothers accused of beating a Black teen while patrolling an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. [AP]

Trial also begins today for William Balfour, the accused murderer of Jennifer Hudson’s family. [AP]

The Supreme Court prepares to take a look into the validity of Arizona’s controversial immigration law. [ABC]

Issac Farris, nephew of Martin Luther King Jr., will step down from his post as head of the SCLC. [AJC]

Think Like a Man took the number one spot at the box office this weekend. [NYT]

Suge Knight suggests Tupac might still be alive. [BET]

Nicki Minaj said a voice in her head instructed her to shut down her Twitter account. [BET]

Two Kenyan runners dominated this weekend’s London Marathon. [CNN]

Sudanese war planes reportedly bombing South Sudanese border towns in fresh attacks. [CNN]

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News from Around the Web: April 16 Edition

April 16th, 2012

In today’s top news, Nicki Minaj deletes her Twitter account after fans leak music, the number of Blacks in major league baseball has dipped to the lowest point since the sport was newly integrated and a British peer Lord allegedly offered a ten million pound bounty for the capture of Presidents Obama and Bush.

Nicki Minaj deletes her Twitter account after fans leak music. [BET]

The number of Blacks in major league baseball has dipped to the lowest point since the sport was newly integrated. [USATODAY]

British peer Lord allegedly offered a ten million pound bounty for the capture of Presidents Obama and Bush. [Telegraph]

GOP donor says he wonders if President Obama’s “teleprompters are bullet-proof.” [LATimes]

President Obama raised $53 million for his campaign and the democratic party in March. [NPR]

Several U.S. Secret Service officers are on leave today after allegedly hiring prostitutes while on detail in Colombia with the president. [CBS]

A deadly weekend tornado in Oklahoma claimed six lives. [CNN]

Three elite NYPD gun-unit officers accused of treating Black suspects like “animals.” [NYDN]

The world’s armies are eying control of the natural resources buried under the melting arctic circle. [AP]

Nigeria is the third fastest growing economy in the world. [Vanguard]

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News from Around the Web: March 29 Edition

March 29th, 2012

In today’s top news, Trayvon Martin’s shooter appears uninjured in a surveillance video despite claims of self-defense, Spike Lee wrongly links elderly couple to George Zimmerman and a white alumni of Howard’s law school is credited with starting Trayvon Martin’s online petition.

Trayvon Martin’s shooter appears uninjured in video despite claims of self-defense. [BET]

Spike Lee wrongly links elderly couple to George Zimmerman. [BET]

White alumni of Howard’s law school is credited with starting Trayvon Martin’s online petition. [MSNBC]

Bobby Brown faces six months in jail following official DUI charge. [BET]

Florida teen gets life sentence for murdering two British tourists. [Guardian]

Criminal charges filed against JetBlue pilot who suffered a mental breakdown mid-flight. [Reuters]

Drinking alcohol may raise a woman’s risk for breast cancer. [HealthDay]

Overall cancer rates for U.S. are down. [CBS]

The National Rifle Association is selling hoodies that can conceal a gun. [MiamiNewTimes]

Delegation of west African leaders cancels Mali rebel negotiations. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 10 Edition

February 10th, 2012

In today’s top news, President Obama begins to abandon Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act, Beyoncé and Jay-Z move to trademark Blue Ivy’s name and ‘Bruhs’ back Roland Martin after CNN suspension.

President Obama begins to abandon Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act. [BET]

Beyoncé and Jay-Z move to trademark Blue Ivy’s name. [MTV]

‘Bruhs’ back Roland Martin after CNN suspension. [CBS]

Roland Martin to meet with GLAAD over Super Bowl tweets. [Reuters]

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. faces ethics investigation over mistress’ plane ticket. [BET]

Kobe Bryant’s assault charges dropped. [BET]

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign celebrates two-year anniversary. [BET]

U.N. warns of food crisis in South Sudan. [CNN]

Late rapper Nate Dogg’s estate is ordered to pay sky-high hospital bill. [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 Web: Jan. 13 Edition

January 13th, 2012

In today’s top news, Michelle Obama has plans to attend the 2012 BET Honors Awards, Philly mayor Michael Nutter tells unruly teens to stop acting like a–holes and Duke’s Black students are outraged at claims that they take the easy route.

Michelle Obama will grace the 2012 BET Honors. [BET]

MLK Day of Service is just around the corner.  [BET]

Philly Mayor Micheal Nutter flips on unruly youth after a shooting. [CBS]

Controversial Duke study says Black college students often switch to easier majors. [Herald Sun]

Lil Wayne to publish his prison memoir this November. [BET]

The First Lady joins Twitter. [Chicago Tribune]

President Obama seeks to raise the debt limit by $1.2 trillion. [Reuters]

Report: Somali pirate money boosts local economy. [CNN]

South Sudanese crisis worsens as genocide looms. [NYT]

An all-white Tennessee golf club is considering allowing entry to an African-American. [BET]

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