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News From Around the Web: Jan. 12 Edition

January 12th, 2012

In today’s top news, Haiti marks the somber two-year anniversary of its history-making earthquake, a lawsuit pops the top on racial discrimination at Pepsi, Co., and Jay-Z’s and Beyoncé’s new baby girl is already making history.

Haiti marks two years since a devastating earthquake shook the nation. [BET]

Pepsi shells out $3.1 million in racial bias case. [AP]

Michelle Obama says she has tried to ignore attempts to portray her as an “angry Black woman.” [Sun-Times]

President Obama took in $68 million in campaign funds at the end of 2011. [AP]

Jay-Z’s and Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy, sets a billboard record just days after birth. [WSJ]

Survey: Conflict between rich and poor is strongest in years. [AP]

J-Cole’s “Work Out” goes platinum. [BET]

Director George Lucas says he found out how hard Black Hollywood has it through making Red Tails. [BBC]

Uncle Snoop plans to intervene in Waka Flocka, Wiz Khalifa beef. [BET]

Fuel protests in Nigeria intensify as oil union workers join the fray. [Bloomberg]

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Why PETA Is Welcoming Waka Flocka Flame and Other Black Celebs To The Animal Rights Movement

February 10th, 2011

Waka

By Charing Ball, contributor, The Atlanta Post

Waka Flocka Flame, trap-rap superstar and possessor of one of the worst names in hip-hop history, believes in going Hard in the Paint – for the ethical treatment of animals, that is.

Yes that’s right. Mr. Ole Do it (Oh, Let’s Do it) has just been signed as a spokesperson for PETA’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) new celebrity activist campaign, “Ink Not Mink.” Flame, born William James, is certainly taking his new position seriously; recently, he stated in an interview with XXL Magazine, “animals should be treated the same as you would a kid. Would you want someone just to walk up and skin your kid? Hell no!”

Good point.

Read more at The Atlanta Post.

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