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News From Around the Web: April 23 Edition

April 23rd, 2014

In today’s news, the Supreme Court backs Michigan’s ban on affirmative action; First Lady Michelle Obama announced a one-stop job site for veterans; and suspects in a Detroit mob face attempted murder charges.

Supreme Court backs Michigan’s ban on affirmative action. [NY Times]

First lady announces one-stop job site for veterans. [ABC]

Detroit mob attack suspects face attempted murder charges. [BET]

Obama visits mudslide victims, sees damage firsthand. [USA Today]

Lupita Nyong’o named People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful’ person. [Daily News]

Ohio teacher fired over comment on Black president. [BET]

Indiana Pacers bounce back to rout Atlanta Hawks and even series at 1-1. [ESPN]

Bomb kills senior Egyptian policeman. [BBC]

New York Police Department Twitter campaign backfires. [USA Today]

Poll shows tight senate races in four southern states. [NY Times]

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News From Around the Web: April 18 Edition

April 18th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama says 8 million people have signed up for the Affordable Care Act; Basil Paterson, well-known political leader from Harlem, died at age 87; and in Nigeria, parents are seeking their abducted daughters.

Obama says 8 million signed up for health plans. [Business Week]

Basil Paterson, renowned Harlem political leader, is dead at 87. [BET]

In Nigeria, parents seek abducted daughters. [BBC]

Chelsea Clinton says she is expecting. [NY Times]

Obama urges Congress to pass immigration reform. [Business Standard]

Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial for assault. [Reuters]

Miami Heat’s Big 3 want third title before talking split. [USA Today]

Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines. [PC World]

Howard students continue tradition of giving back during spring break. [BET]

Oscar Pistorius trial: Key defense witness contradicts athlete’s testimony. [Daily News]

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News From Around the Web: March 12 Edition

March 12th, 2014

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(Photo: Alex von Kleydorff/The Hour/AP Photo)

In today’s news, Black ministers and the National Medical Association are encouraging enrollment in the Affordable Care Act; President Obama is pushing for more overtime pay for workers; and Black Twitter is a growing force in social media.

Clergy and medical professionals seek to boost Obamacare enrollment.  [BET]

President Obama to push for more overtime pay. [ABC]

Black Twitter growing into online force. [BET]

Mega Millions jackpot hits $353 million. [Newsday]

Man who spent decades on Louisiana death row is free. [Fox]

Uganda anti-homosexuality law challenged in court. [BBC]

Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch is robbed of $600,000. [Dallas News]

President Obama stops at Gap store during NYC visit.  [CBS]

Phil Jackson joins Knicks front office as the team’s latest savior. [CBS]

Beyoncé is a source of concern to Bill O’Reilly. [Huffington Post]

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News From Around the Web: March 7 Edition

March 7th, 2014

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In today’s news, President Obama urges Russian President Putin to pursue diplomacy in the crisis in the Ukraine; the nation’s economy added 175,000 jobs in February; and the NAACP will complain to the United Nations about civil rights and voting rights issues.

Obama urges Russian President Vladimir Putin to pursue diplomacy in Ukraine crisis. [BBC]

U.S. economy adds 175,000 jobs, unemployment rate at 6.7 percent. [Washington Post]

NAACP will discuss U.S. voting and civil rights issues at United Nations. [BET]

Darrell Issa apologizes to Elijah Cummings. [Politico]

Twitter cracks down on posting of explicit sexual content on Vine. [PC World]

Back in spotlight, Gov. Chris Christie officers GOP subtle advice. [NY Times]

Jason Weaver blasts “Coon” celebrations of Lil Boosie’s prison release. [NewsOne]

UCLA wraps up No. 2 seed in Pac-12 with win over Washington. [Oregonian]

At Oscar Pistorius trial, ex-girlfriend tells of gun incidents. [LA Times]

Mississippi has highest obesity rate in the country. [Nature World News]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 16 Edition

December 16th, 2013

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In today’s news, Nelson Mandela is laid to rest in his home village in South Africa; the murder rate in Chicago is on track to be the lowest in almost 50 years; and the victim of the Colorado shooting clings to life.

Nelson Mandela laid to rest in home village of Qunu, South Africa. [LA Times]

Chicago murder rate on track to be lowest in nearly 50 years. [BET]

Victim of Colorado school shooting clinging to life. [USA Today]

Pay for U.S. college presidents continues to grow. [NY Times]

Beyoncé’s surprise release is a stroke of marketing genius. [Boston Globe]

Central African Republic president offers peace talks. [BBC]

Rudy Gay leads Kings past Rockets in first home game since trade. [USA Today]

12 Years a Slave a wins African-American Film Critics’ movie of the year. [RTV]

Breast cancer drug can also prevent cancer, study finds. [NBC]

Teen charged with raping elderly nun. [Reuters]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 10 Edition

December 10th, 2013

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In today’s news, the world pays homage to Nelson Mandela; President Obama and other American presidents arrive in South Africa for Mandela services; and George Zimmerman’s girlfriend wants charges dropped.

World pays homage to Mandela in mass memorial service. [Reuters]

President Obama, former President George Bush and Hillary Clinton share a flight to South Africa. [NY Times]

George Zimmerman’s girlfriend wants charges dropped, document says. [CNN]

Newtown asks for privacy, kindness on one-year mark of massacre. [Boston.com]

Six named Heisman Trophy finalists. [ESPN]

Senator Rand Paul makes a pitch for Black voters. [BET]

Ex-San Diego mayor sentenced to home confinement for assaulting women. [CNN]

Kanye West slams fake interview with Nelson Mandela comments. [Business Journal]

U.S. to fly African Union troops to Central African Republic. [LA Times]

From D.C. to Maine, snow and ice to bedevil the East. [Christian Science Monitor]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 29 Edition

October 30th, 2013

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In today’s news, a federal judge rules that part of Texas’ new abortion law is unconstitutional; Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder testified that bankruptcy was the right call for Detroit; and complaints of discrimination against Black shoppers now spread to Macy’s.

Federal judge rules part of Texas’ new abortion law is unconstitutional. [Fox]

Michigan governor testifies that bankruptcy was right call for Detroit. [NY Times]

Complaints of bias against Black shoppers now spread to Macy’s. [BET]

Boston Red Sox on brink of World Series title. [Boston Herald]

Assault charge against Chris Brown reduced in D.C. brawl [CNN]

Penn State to pay $59.7 million to 26 Sandusky victims [USA Today]

Somalia’s al-Shabab commanders killed in strike. [BBC]

Two white men dress as Trayyon Martin and George Zimmerman for Halloween [America Blog]

Shaquille O’Neal announces support for Gov. Chris Christie. [BET]

Obama’s Facebook and Twitter updates hijacked in URL exploit. [CNET]

Ghana church leader warns all-night prayers threaten productivity. [Guardian]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 17 Edition

October 17th, 2013

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In today’s news, Congress passes a deal on the nation’s debt and ends the two-week government shutdown; Cory Booker becomes the first Black senator elected from New Jersey; and poor children are a majority in the nation’s public schools in the South and West.

Congress passes debt, budget deal. [Wall Street Journal]

Cory Booker wins Senate seat from New Jersey. [NY Times]

Poor children are majority in U.S. public schools in the South, West. [Washington Post]

Stenographer dragged off House floor after protest. [Fox]

String of dry ice bombs at L.A. airport was a prank, police say. [LA Times]

Dodgers stay alive in National League Championship. [Sports Illustrated]

Lupita Nyong’o: 12 Years a Slave was an “out-of-body experience.” [People]

South Africa soap opera actors strike, filming stops. [BBC]

Harry Belafonte sues family of Martin Luther King Jr. over papers. [BET]

Facebook changes privacy settings for teens. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 25 Edition

September 25th, 2013

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In today’s news, Kenya begins three days of national mourning after the attack on the mall in Nairobi; in Boston’s crowded mayoral race, no Black or Latino candidate advances; and premiums on Obamacare marketplaces beat expectation.

Kenya begins three days of national mourning after the mall attack. [BBC]

Tradition trumps diversity in Boston mayoral vote. [NY Times]

Premiums on Obamacare marketplaces beat expectations, report shows. [CBS]

World continues enormous progress against AIDS. [USA Today]

D.C. officials ponder whether to keep city government open during shutdown. [Washington Post]

Kanye West fires back at paparazzo’s assault lawsuit.  [Eonline]

Obama’s praise of Dante de Blasio’s afro lightens day. [NY Times]

Dwayne Wade, Kevin Durant star in new Twitter beef. [Fox]

Somalis in U.S. say they don’t want to be viewed negatively. [BET]

Jan Sithole, Swaziland activist elected to parliament. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 17 Edition

September 17th, 2013

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In today’s news, a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard leaves 13 dead, including the shooter; the United States and its allies are pushing for strong measures on Syria’s chemical weapons; and of the 12 candidates for mayor of Boston, five are Black and one is Latino.

Washington Navy Yard shooting leaves 13 dead, including shooter.  [Washington Post]

U.S. and allies push for strong U.N. measure on Syria’s arms. [NY Times]

In Boston mayoral race, half the 12 candidates are Black or Latino. [BET]

N.C. cop accused of shooting former FAMU football player due in court. [CBS]

Miss America Nina Davuluri brushes off racist remarks. [USA Today]

Bill Thompson concedes to Bill de Blasio in NYC mayor’s race. [Huffington Post]

Floyd Mayweather apologizes for post ridiculing Oscar De La Hoya. [ESPN]

Veggie-heavy stress reduction regimen shown to modify cell aging. [Bloomberg]

Rwandans vote in parliamentary elections. [BBC]

Facebook and Twitter blocked again in Iran after respite. [NY Times]

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