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News From Around the Web: Dec. 20 Edition

December 20th, 2012


In today’s top news, President Obama called for concrete proposals on how to end gun violence by January, police are on the hunt for two escaped bank robbers in Chicago and Al Sharpton stressed the nation’s need to limit access to high-powered weapons.

President Obama called for concrete proposals on how to end gun violence by January. [NBCNews]

Police are on the hunt for two escaped bank robbers in Chicago. [GMA]

Al Sharpton stressed the nation’s need to limit access to high-powered weapons. [BET]

Wacka Flocka Flame was ordered to pay $500,000 to a shooting victim. [BET]

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is launching a vodka line soon. [BET]

HBO has plans to adapt the Alicia Keys-produced play Stick Fly into a film. [Grio]

An Australian resort owner has banned Tiger Woods. [Yahoo!]

A Texas state trooper has been suspended for subjecting two women to roadside cavity searches. [NBCNews]

Ben Affleck testified before Congress, urging action in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [VOA]

A group of extremely tall Sudanese basketball players have been cleared to play at an Illinois high school. [NBCChicago]

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News From Around the Web: June 13 Edition

June 13th, 2012

In today’s top news, George Zimmerman’s wife was arrested for perjury after lying about the couple’s finances, a Georgia KKK branch loses its bid to adopt a stretch of the state’s highway and police in Chicago are working overtime to stem the rising tide of street violence.

George Zimmerman’s wife was arrested for perjury after lying about the couple’s finances. [BET]

A Georgia KKK branch loses its bid to adopt a stretch of the state’s highway. [CNN]

Police in Chicago are working overtime to stem the rising tide of street violence. [ChicagoTribune]

A new documentary chronicles how the Grammy Awards show was reworked in the hectic hours after Whitney Houston’s death. [AP]

Usher, 2Chainz and Big Sean will perform at this year’s BET Awards. [BET]

Creator and executive producer of Basketball Wives,  Shaunie O’Neal, says she plans to fire three cast members. [BET]

Spike Lee warns that Obama supporters cannot rest on their laurels, expecting an easy victory. [Politico]

Waka Flocka Flame says Rick Ross and Jay-Z copied his style. [BET]

Israel has begun its plan to detain and deport more than 200,000 undocumented African migrants. [CNN]

Imprisoned boxer Floyd Mayweather seeks release from solitary confinement on grounds that he is becoming out of shape. [ESPN]

Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, is losing its distinction as “most dangerous city in the world.” [AP]

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News From Around the Web: April 26 Edition

April 26th, 2012

In today’s top news, former Liberian leader Charles Taylor has been convicted of war crimes and the Supreme Court appears to be leaning toward support of Arizona’s immigration law.

Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor has been convicted of war crimes. [BET]

The Supreme Court appears to be leaning toward support of Arizona’s immigration law. [Reuters]

Chrysler posts its biggest profit since 1998. [CNN]

College students protested student loan debt on “Trillion Dollar Day.” [Reuters]

Doctors warn American Idol winner Ruben Studdard to lose weight. [BET]

Star Jones wants to organize high-profile Black women against Basketball Wives. [S2S]

Wacka Flocka Flame declares he’ll never work with Wiz Khalifa. [BET]

Many Africans living abroad are returning home amid struggling western economies. [CNN]

The offices of a major Nigerian newspaper were hit by bombs. [BBC]

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Gucci Mane Protégé, Shot in Robbery

January 19th, 2010

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Wacka Flocka Flame, a 23-year-old rapper signed to Gucci Mane’s label “So Icey Entertainment,” was shot twice during a robbery on Tuesday.   He was shot after he refused to give up his jewerly.

From Entertainment and Showbiz

23-years-old American rapper and Gucci Mane protégé, Juaquin Malphurs from Chattanooga Tennessee, better known by his stage name Waka Flocka Flame, has reportedly been inflicted with twin gunshots.

Details are very scarce at the moment but it’s being rumored that the incident occurred in an armed robbery after Waka Flocka refused to forgo his jewelry.

Waka Flocka Flame signed fellow Atlanta rapper, Gucci Mane’s “So Icey Entertainment” recently. He was famous for his hit single “O Let’s Do It” in 2009.

According to KarenCivil.com, representatives from So Icey  confirmed the shooting.

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