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News From Around the Web: Jan. 11 Edition

January 11th, 2013


In today’s top news, Rep. Charles Rangel called the lack of diversity in President Obama’s cabinet “embarrassing as hell,” Atlanta pastor Louie Giglio was withdrawn from Obama’s inauguration over anti-gay remarks and Tyler Perry is offering a $100k reward for information in the case of two Florida men that went missing in 2003.

Rep. Charles Rangel called the lack of diversity in President Obama’s cabinet “embarrassing as hell.” [BET]

Atlanta pastor Louie Giglio was withdrawn from President Obama’s inauguration over anti-gay remarks. [BET]

Tyler Perry is offering a $100k reward for information in the case of two Florida men that went missing in 2003. [AP]

President Obama signed a law giving himself lifetime Secret Service detail. [Yahoo!]

Entertainment companies agree to hold dialogue on gun violence. [L.A.Times]

A student was shot at a Taft, California, high school Thursday. [AP]

Beyoncé announces new Destiny’s Child music. [BET]

Donald Trump crowns a Black Miss USA, Nana Meriwether. [E!News]

Rebels in the Central African Republic have agreed to a one-week truce with the government. [BBC]

France says its ready to intervene in Mali to stop militants in the country’s north. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Oct. 3 Edition

October 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, a judge halts Pennsylvania’s controversial new voter ID requirement, Usher orders his ex-wife out of his mansion and Oprah’s OWN is slated to partner with Tyler Perry.

A judge halts Pennsylvania’s controversial new voter ID requirement. [BET]

Usher orders his ex-wife out of his mansion. [BET]

Oprah’s OWN to partner with Tyler Perry. [LATimes]

A Philly police officer was caught on tape punching a woman at a Puerto Rican Day Parade. [AP]

Jay-Z reflects on the anniversary of his Hard Knock Life album. [BET]

Study shows Black children are exposed to more background television. [CSM]

Winter storms will now receive names, courtesy of the Weather Channel. [Weather]

Twenty-five students were killed in northern Nigeria by an unknown gunman. [BBC]

A Dutch “abortion boat” is sailing to the coast of Morocco to provide offshore abortions. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Sept. 19 Edition

September 19th, 2012


In today’s top news, President Obama says he and Jay-Z have a lot in common, Chicago public school teachers return to work today after suspending strike and the Department of Education has awarded $228 million in grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

During a fundraiser in his honor, President Obama says he and Jay-Z have a lot in common. [Politico]

Chicago public school teachers return to work today after suspending strike. [CNN]

The Department of Education has awarded $228 million in grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. [AP]

Magic Johnson opens school to help at-risk students earn a high school diploma. [AP]

Pusha T blames his beef with Lil Wayne on social media. [BET]

Jasmine Guy claims her ex owes nearly $40k in back child support. [BET]

Tyler Perry cancels his latest Madea play over rampant ticket scalping. [BET]

Composer Randy Newman pens “I’m Dreaming of a White President” song.  [AP]

South African police used rubber bullets and tear gas on protesting mine workers. [BBC]

A French magazine runs cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad one week after deadly protests over an anti-Islam video. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: May 31 Edition

May 31st, 2012

In today’s top news, Attorney General Eric Holder asks Black churches to join the fight for our “sacred” voting rights, a report shows that FAMU drum major Robert Champion died one hour after he was hazed and the makers of FEMA trailers are set to pay $43 million to those suffering from health issues caused by chemicals in the homes.

Attorney General Eric Holder asks Black churches to join the fight for our “sacred” voting rights. [BET]

Report shows that FAMU drum major Robert Champion died one hour after he was hazed. [Miami Herald]

Makers of FEMA trailers set to pay $43 million to those suffering from health issues caused by chemicals in the homes. [CNN]

Black surgeon sues UCLA over racist joke. [The Root]

First Lady Michelle Obama says the president “tucks her in” to bed each night at the White House. [DailyMail]

Bobbi Kristina walked off of the set of her new Tyler Perry show after an emotional breakdown. [BET]

Idris Elba is rumored to star in the next Hunger Games movie. [BET]

After her sister’s big upset loss at the French Open, tennis champ Venus Williams is also out of the tournament. [SI]

Africa NGO says the rush to adopt African children needs to stop. [CNN]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton points finger at Russia for contributing to Syria’s civil war. [BBC]

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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 2 Edition

May 2nd, 2012

In today’s top news, President Obama announces an “enduring partnership” between the U.S. and Afghanistan and Tyler Perry’s production studios in Atlanta catch fire.

President Obama announces an “enduring partnership” between the U.S. and Afghanistan. [BET]

Tyler Perry’s production studios in Atlanta catch fire. [CNN]

George Zimmerman’s latest Myspace page is uncovered and reveals disparaging comments about Mexicans. [Miami Herald]

Samuel L. Jackson talks to BET.com about his latest role in Django Unchained. [BET]

Nicki Minaj announces U.S. tour dates. [BET]

African-Americans are taking on the scourge of sex trafficking in Black communities. [UPI]

At least 11 protesters in Cairo, Egypt were killed by an unknown assailant. [BBC]

Women in Ghana are being trained as pilots and health care workers to deliver health materials to isolated communities. [RFI]

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News From Around the Web: April 5 Edition

April 5th, 2012

In today’s top news, Whitney Houston’s autopsy report confirms “white powder” found in hotel room, five former New Orleans police officers sentenced for Hurricane Katrina shootings and a new study shows that many whites and republicans are tired of Trayvon Martin coverage.

Whitney Houston’s autopsy report confirms “white powder” found in hotel room. [BET]

Five former New Orleans police officers sentenced for Hurricane Katrina shootings. [BET]

Study: Whites, republicans tired of Trayvon Martin coverage. [CNN]

Tyler Perry claims he was racially profiled by police. [BET]

Jesse Jackson’s daughter to work for FOX News. [Examiner]

Congressional Black Caucus members introduce Trayvon Martin legislation. [BET]

KKK accidentally sends membership letter to Black person. [CBS]

Connecticut senate repeals the state’s death penalty. [MSNBC]

Syria violence continues as U.N. peace team arrives. [BBC]

Mali’s rebels declare ceasefire. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Feb. 24 Edition

February 24th, 2012

In today’s top news, singer Chris Brown is under investigation for allegedly stealing a fan’s phone, a new study links chemical hair relaxers to fibroid tumors and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton predicts Syrian rebels will get arms and overthrow President Assad.

Chris Brown is under investigation for stealing a fan’s phone. [BET]

New study links relaxers to fibroid tumors. [BET]

Sec. of State Hillary Clinton predicts Syrian rebels will get arms and overthrow President Assad. [MSNBC]

Tyler Perry is penning a comeback role for the legendary Diana Ross. [BET]

Nigerian animator creates African version of Dora the Explorer. [CNN]

A lawsuit in Alaska says Obama can’t run in the state because of his “mulatto” race. [ENEWSPF]

Controversial John Edwards sex tape to be destroyed. [ABC]

The Beverly Hills Hilton fired staffers who leaked info about Whitney Houston’s death. [BET]

Are Black male teachers becoming extinct? [CNN]

An airstrike of unknown origin kills four in Somalia. [BBC]

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From Around the Web: Nov. 28 Edition

November 28th, 2011

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

In today’s top news, Tyler Perry reaches out to the whistleblower Penn State abuse victim, Wyclef Jean is back in the spotlight over his charity’s spending and Occupy L.A. tries to flex its muscle against an evacuation deadline.

Black atheists face stigma at home. [NYT]

Tyler Perry writes open letter to Penn State victim. [Daily Beast]

N.J. Tea Party blames Obama for Black unemployment. [Star-Ledger]

Black Kentucky twins seek opera fame. [Kernel]

Legendary Black photographer Teenie Harris honored in new exhibit. [BET]

Wyclef Jean is back in hot water over charity spending. [BET]

Eqypt pulls off first election since uprising. [MSNBC]

Occupy L.A. refuses to heed deadline. [LATimes]

FDA allows manufacturers to reuse wayward food. [MSNBC]

Illegal immigrant laws affect citizens too. [Hattiesburg American]

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Madea Makes A Comeback: Tyler Perry Goes Back to Stage

December 28th, 2009

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After a five year stage hiatus, “Madea” is coming back on stage.

Tyler Perry made the announcement on his website that he’s taking Madea on the road as part of a new play, “Madea’s Big Happy Family”

“All I want to say is that if you have not seen “MADEA” live on stage you haven’t seen Madea at all. In the movies, I’m limited but on stage….FREEEEDDOMMMM!!! LOL,” Perry said on his website.

The first leg of the tour begins Jan 4, in El Paso, TX with stops in Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle and Portland.

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