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News From Around the Web: Sept. 25 Edition

September 25th, 2012

In today’s top news, today is National Voter Registration Day, a court ruled the Army Corps of Engineers was not responsible for the flooding of New Orleans and President Obama addresses the United Nations.

Today is National Voter Registration Day. [BET]

An appeals court ruled the Army Corps of Engineers was not responsible for the flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. [CNN]

President Obama is slated to give a stern warning to Iran before the United Nations today. [Reuters]

Judge exonerates former L.A. gang member of murder after 19 years in prison. [AP]

George Zimmerman’s brother has spoken out in defense of his family. [FOX]

Home prices rise for the sixth straight month. [Reuters]

Stephon Marbury’s wife will join the cast of Basketball Wives. [BET]

Chris Brown failed a drug test and now faces a probation hearing in November. [BET]

Kenyan public schools have reopened after a three-week teacher strike. [BBC]

Over 20,000 South African road freight employees are on a pay strike. [AP]

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News From Around the Web: May 10 Edition

May 10th, 2012

In today’s top news, Obama’s support of gay marriage causes campaign contributions to soar, the NAACP is looking to register a record number of teen voters and sponsors have begun backing out of Basketball Wives as show boycott gains steam.

Obama’s support of gay marriage causes campaign contributions to soar. [Buzzfeed]

The NAACP is looking to register a record number of teen voters. [BET]

Sponsors backing out of Basketball Wives as show boycott gains steam. [BET]

Rihanna responds to her Saturday Night Live dress rehearsal controversy. [BET]

Proposed bill would make employer’s Facebook snooping illegal. [MSNBC]

Sony posts a record loss of $5.7 billion. [MSNBC]

A study says that having a  ”pot belly” may put you at an increased risk for sudden cardiac death. [HealthDay]

Russian president Vladimir Putin will skip this year’s G-8 summit chaired by President Obama. [FT]

Africa’s two female presidents have banded together to elevate women on the continent. [IPS]

Charles Taylor fights his 80-year sentence recommendation for war crimes conviction. [CNN]

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Politics: Does Race Matter in Politics? ; BET Will Hold On-Air Voter Registration Day

September 24th, 2008

Does race matter in politics? Today, Black lawmakers will gather for their annual legislative weekend and face some of the gravest situations the body has experienced since forming in 1976.  The 42 members who represent more than 40 percent of the African Americans in the United States will use this week to examine the impact the slowed economy, home foreclosures and job loss have on the communities they represent. Get more at Pamela on Politics.

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BET will hold on-air voter registration day. As the deadlines for voter registration in each state draw near, BET Networks is making an unprecedented, nationwide effort to encourage its audience to “STAND UP, SIGN UP, BE HEARD.” On Saturday, Sept. 27, BET Networks will host an on-air voter registration day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (ET/PT) aimed at getting people registered to vote. The special will re-air from 5-8 p.m. (ET/PT) Saturday. During this historic, three-hour “Stand Up, Sigh Up, Be Heard: The BET Voter Registration Day” special, the BET studio in New York City will serve as the headquarters for the event, featuring host Queen Latifah (The Secret Life of Bees), appearances by Jim Jones and Mary Mary, and an in-studio audience of 100 unregistered voters. In addition, BET will present live remote coverage from voter registration rallies taking place in cities in four key battleground states: Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit; Norfolk, Va.; and Philadelphia. Get more at BET.com/News.

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Stand Up…Be Heard!

September 23rd, 2008

On Saturday September 27, BET is coming to Norfolk, Va., Cleveland, Ohio, Detroit, Mich. (Highland Park) and Philadelphia, Pa., for the livest voter registration Drive ever!  Get more info here.

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