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News From Around the Web: May 7 Edition

May 7th, 2012

In today’s top news, the last of 11 students charged in FAMU hazing case turns herself in to authorities, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calls violence in Detroit “unacceptable” and Black women see the biggest drop in employment across all races, genders.

Last of 11 charged in FAMU hazing case turns herself in to authorities. [CNN]

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calls violence in Detroit “unacceptable.” [DetroitNews]

Black women see the biggest drop in employment across all races, genders. [BusinessWeek]

Colombian prostitute says her Secret Service agent clients were “stupid brutes.” [NBC]

Raven-Symoné talks to BET.com about her Broadway show, Sister Act and Whitney Houston. [BET]

Singer Chris Brown launches a toy line. [BET]

Study suggests men’s breast cancer more aggressive than women’s. [HealthDay]

Six Jamaicans are arrested in a U.S. lottery scam. [AP]

France elects Francois Hollande president. [BBC]

Four African leaders have been invited to this year’s G-8 summit to discuss food security. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: April 27 Edition

April 27th, 2012

In today’s top news, 20 years later, Rodney King speaks on the L.A. riots, the attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin says George Zimmerman misled the court about money he raised and a new secret service scandal has emerged involving prostitutes in El Salvador.

20 years later, Rodney King speaks on the L.A. riots. [BET]

The attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin says George Zimmerman misled the court about money. [CNN]

A new secret service scandal has emerged involving prostitutes in El Salvador. [BBC]

Black secret service agent revealed the Colombian prostitute scandal. [AFRO]

The U.S. economy grew at slower pace in the first quarter of 2012. [MSNBC]

Administration officials seek federal law banning cell phone use while driving. [Reuters]

Rapper Lil Boosie’s lyrics to be used in his murder trial. [BET]

Gabrielle Union gives her opinion on the state of health care. [BET]

KFC must pay $8.3 million to an Australian girl who became severely brain damaged after eating a chicken wrap. [BBC]

Nigerian militant group Boko Haram takes responsibly for bombing newspaper offices. [Vanguard]

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News from Around the Web: April 19 Edition

April 19th, 2012

In today’s top news, the presiding judge in the Trayvon Martin case steps down citing a conflict of interest, Florida’s governor intends to launch a gun law task force in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death and a Secret Service agent forced to quit amid the Columbia prostitute scandal may sue.

The presiding judge in the Trayvon Martin case steps down citing a conflict of interest. [BET]

Florida’s governor intends to launch a gun law task force in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death. [CNN]

A Secret Service agent forced to quit amid the Columbia prostitute scandal may sue. [CBS]

New evidence surfaced showing that the Secret Service agents pre-planned their Colombian escapade. [ABC]

President Obama’s reelection campaign is looking for more Black staffers amid criticism. [Politico]

Harlem-born rapper Azealia Banks signs with Lady Gaga’s management team. [BET]

Following her missive to the first lady, Beyoncé writes an open letter to Sade. [BET]

Study: Physical activity lowers risk of Alzheimer’s disease. [USATODAY]

Study: Elderly Black, Latino and Asian Americans  have trouble meeting basic daily expenses. [Reuters]

India test fires a long-range missile named the “China killer.” [MSNBC]

South Africans are outraged as an internet video of a teenage girl’s rape goes viral. [BBC]

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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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