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In today’s news, the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing targeted Times Square; the Senate voted to end the furloughs of air traffic controllers; and the five living presidents gathered for the dedication of the Bush Library.
New York’s Times Square was next target for Boston suspects. [CNN]
Senate votes to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. [Washington Post]
George W. Bush honored by Obama and past presidents. [NY Daily News]
House Votes to Give Birmingham Bombing Victims Congressional Medals. [BET.com]
In today’s news, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead as the city is effectively closed during the dragnet for a second suspect; President Obama turns from scolding the Senate to comforting Bostonians; and the father of Hadiya Pendleton slams the Senate for not voting for background checks bill.
One suspect in the Boston Bombing is dead. [NYTimes]
Boston is shut down in hunt for potential assailant. [Boston Globe]
In today’s news, the Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed for a measure to expand background checks for gun buyers; an explosion in a Texas fertilizer plant left several people dead and hundreds injured; and President Obama travels to Boston for a memorial service for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The Senate blocked the drive for gun control. [NYTimes]
Mississippi man arrested for poison ricin mailings. [LA Times]
Obama to travel to Boston for interfaith service. [Fox]
Several dead and hundreds injured in Texas fertilizer explosion. [NBC]
In today’s top news, the White House condemned the shooting death of Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton, George Zimmerman wants to delay his murder trial and the Jamaican government has embraced the controversial Super Bowl ad featuring white actors and Jamaican accents.
The White House condemned the shooting death of Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton. [BET]
George Zimmerman wants to delay his murder trial for the shooting of Trayvon Martin. [AP]
The Jamaican government has embraced the controversial Super Bowl ad featuring white actors and Jamaican accents. [Grio]
Arab-Americans are calling Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl ad racist. [NBCNews]
African-American William “Mo” Cowan will fill the senate seat vacated by John Kerry. [BET]
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver apologized for anti-gay remarks. [ESPN]
Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas will donate her Olympic items to the Smithsonian. [AP]
The NFL has dispelled rumors that Beyoncé made outlandish demands for her Super Bowl performance. [BET]
Zimbabwe’s bank balance is $217 after paying government employees last week. [AJE]
France says Mali’s militants are in “disarray” after three weeks of airstrikes. [BBC]
In today’s top news, the Black unemployment rate rose to 14.0 percent in December; NAACP President Ben Jealous says new GOP senator Tim Scott doesn’t care about civil rights; and a sixth man plead guilty to federal hate crime charges for targeting African-Americans in Jackson, Mississippi.
The Black unemployment rate rose to 14.0 percent in December. [BET]
NAACP President Ben Jealous says new GOP senator Tim Scott doesn’t care about civil rights. [BET]
A sixth man plead guilty to federal hate crime charges for targeting African-Americans in Jackson, Mississippi, in 2011. [USATODAY]
GM is recalling more than 69,000 full-sized trucks and vans that could easily roll away. [Reuters]
Frank Ocean was busted for speeding and marijuana possession in California. [BET]
Philadelphia’s Mummers parade features Blackface. [Grio]
A California lawyer gives his house to a homeless family for a year. [NYDN]
Congressional supporters seek to revive the Violence Against Women Act. [CNN]
Democratic Republic of Congo’s M23 rebels threaten to end peace talks with the government. [BBC]
A mysterious martian meteorite is found in the deserts of Morocco. [BBC]
In today’s top news, Louisiana police say 20-year-old Sharmeka Moffitt lied about being burned by the KKK, reports say Donald Trump has evidence that President Obama and Michelle Obama once filed for divorce and Mitt Romney’s son Tagg apologized for stating that he wanted to “swing” on Obama.
Louisiana police say 20-year-old Sharmeka Moffitt lied about being burned by the KKK. [CBSNews]
Reports say Donald Trump is gearing up to reveal evidence that President Obama and Michelle Obama once filed for divorce. [DailyMail]
Mitt Romney’s son Tagg apologized for stating that he wanted to “swing” on Obama during the presidential debates. [CNN]
A friend of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says its unclear whether the congressman will return to work. [CNBC]
A Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana said when pregnancy results from a rape, “God intended” it. [Reuters]
Amber Rose slipped and told Twitter fans she will be having a baby boy. [BET]
Vivica A. Fox is the latest celeb to weigh in on Stacey Dash’s endorsement of Mitt Romney. [BET]
In today’s top news, three Texas white supremacists are found guilty of hate crimes for assaulting a Black man, photos surfaced showing U.S. troops posing next to mangled body parts of Afghan corpses and the first lady speaks out on the death of Trayvon Martin.
Three Texas white supremacists are found guilty of hate crimes for assaulting a Black man. [BET]
U.S. troops posed smiling next to mangled body parts of Afghan corpses. [L.A. Times]
The first lady speaks out on the death of Trayvon Martin. [AP]
In today’s top news, Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy, is “devastated” by her daughter’s autopsy report, pioneering Black journalist Gil Noble has died and it looks like the U.S. Senate may be without Black representation for the next few years.
Whitney Houston’s mother, Cissy, is “devastated” by released autopsy report. [BET]
Black jobless rate decreased slightly in March. [BET]
Pioneering Black journalist Gil Noble has died. [BET]
The U.S. Senate may be without Black representation for the next few years. [CNN]
Maryland’s self-proclaimed Mega Millions winner now says she has lost the winning ticket. [MSNBC]
Coca Cola Co. has cut ties with group which supports “Stand Your Ground” laws. [Reuters]
Evicted 101-year-old Detroit woman gets her home back. [AP]
The internet is abuzz over Beyoncé’s new Tumblr blog. [BET]
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly dating. [BET]
Political unknown Alvin Greene stunned Democrats when he won the primary in South Carolina for U.S. Senate.
Now, he’s upping his game a bit with the launch of a new Web site. For many watching Greene’s candidacy, that move confirms that he seriously has his eyes set on being a serious competitor in November’s elections.
Although South Carolina police has begun to investigate how the unemployed Greene got the $10,000 filing fee the state requires for U.S. Senate candidates, the 32-year-old Air Force and Army vet is not backing down.
Earlier this month, his victory was upheld by South Carolina’s Democratic Party’s executive committee despite protests from his competitor Vic Rawl and other Democrats in the state.
Greene insists he hasn’t broken any laws and that he got the money from saving his military checks.
The green and white Web site features two video interviews, a short bio and the slogan “Let’s Get South Carolina Back to Work!”
His three issues are jobs, education and justice, but the bio on the site leaves as much to the imagination at the man himself does. It reads:
Alvin Michael Greene was born in Florence, South Carolina. He grew up in Manning, South Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. Alvin M. Greene is a United States Air Force and United States Army Veteran who has served for thirteen years of honorable service.
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