September 10th, 2012
(Photo: AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
In today’s top news, Serena Williams wins the U.S. Open final, Jay-Z says he doesn’t get what Occupy Wall Street is all about and President Obama’s campaign fundraising surpassed Mitt Romney’s for the first time in months.
Serena Williams wins the U.S. Open Final. [AP]
Jay-Z says he never supported Occupy Wall Street because he didn’t understand its aim. [NYDN]
President Obama’s campaign fundraising surpassed Mitt Romney’s for the first time in months. [CNN]
Chicago public school teachers strike for the first time in 25 years. [Chicago Tribune]
George Zimmerman’s lawyers are seeking the school records of Trayvon Martin. [LATimes]
NeNe Leakes tells BET.com she “always wanted to be an actress.” [BET]
BET original movie Being Mary Jane to open Urbanworld Film Festival. [BET]
Michelle Rodriguez chats about her Resident Evil costars. [BET]
South Africa lifts its ban on fracking. [BBC]
South Africa’s Marikana miners have staged a protest in defiance of a deadline to return to work. [AJE]
August 22nd, 2012
In today’s top news, a Washington man accused of making an email threat against President Obama was arrested, Nike will sell its latest LeBron James sneakers for $300 and Rep. Todd Akin says he will remain in the Missouri senate race after his “legitimate rape” comments.
The Secret Service arrested a Washington man accused of making an email threat against President Obama. [NBC News]
Nike will sell its latest LeBron James sneakers for $300. [ESPN]
Congressman Todd Akin says he will remain in the Missouri senate race after his “legitimate rape” comments caused a firestorm. [Reuters]
Kanye West is rumored to be considering a seat at the American Idol judges table. [BET]
A poll shows New Yorkers opinions about Stop-and-Frisk are divided along racial lines. [BET]
A woman held captive in a Philadelphia basement for a decade sues the city. [CNN]
A referee at the U.S. Open has been charged for allegedly murdering her husband with a coffee cup. [GMA]
Mike Tyson sympathizes with Chad Johnson amid his swirl of domestic violence related issues. [BET]
China has replaced the U.S. as Nigeria’s top crude oil importer. [This Day]
Federal authorities destroyed more than $1 billion worth of marijuana plants found growing on federal lands. [CNN]
A South African farm worker is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche. [BBC]
June 29th, 2012
In today’s top news, Congress voted to hold Eric Holder with contempt following the Fast and Furious fallout, George Zimmerman has his second bond hearing today and Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are slated to speak at Rodney King’s funeral Saturday.
Congress voted to hold Eric Holder in contempt following the Fast and Furious fallout. [BET]
George Zimmerman will find out if he will be released from prison ahead of the Trayvon Martin trial. [ABC News]
Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are slated to speak at Rodney King’s funeral Saturday. [LATimes]
Rhymefest slammed newbie rapper Chief Keef, calling his music “senseless savagery.” [BET]
Hundreds of Colorado homes have been lost to a raging wildfire. [MSNBC]
A California couple seeking to adopt children in Ghana has been detained as officials suspect they may have forged documents. [CNN]
Snoop Dogg was busted for marijuana possession in Norway. [BET]
Much of the U.S. is bracing for an extreme heat wave. [Reuters]
Venus and Serena Williams will represent the U.S. during this year’s summer Olympics. [BET]
Report says Nestle has turned a blind eye to child labor in its cocoa supply chain. [BBC]
November 30th, 2009
The World Tennis Association has fined Serena Williams $82,500 and placed her on two years probation as punishment for her profanity-laced tirade against a line official during a U.S Open tennis match in September.
Serena’s fine could increase to more than $175,000 if any other “major offense” occurs during the probation period.
Ms. Williams has yet to comment about the ruling.