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News From Around the Web: July 2 Edition

July 2nd, 2012


In today’s top news, Cissy Houston paid tribute to her legendary daughter at this year’s BET Awards, Rev. Al Sharpton called Rodney King a “symbol of forgiveness” at King’s memorial service this weekend and Lauren London joins the cast of The Game.

Cissy Houston paid tribute to her legendary daughter at this year’s BET Awards. [BET]

Rev. Al Sharpton called Rodney King a “symbol of forgiveness” at King’s memorial service this weekend. [AP]

Lauren London joins the cast of The Game. [BET]

Tiger Woods reached the 74th win of his career this weekend at the AT&T National golf tournament. [AP]

Lauryn Hill pleads guilty to tax evasion. [BET]

Television personality Wendy Williams and Suzanne de Passe are linking up to create multi-cultural films. [PRNewswire]

Millions of Americans were left without power over the weekend amid record heat surges. [Reuters]

Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson says Caribbean and American descendants of slaves have a “superior athletic gene” that allows them to excel at sports. [Daily Mail]

Four kidnapped foreign aid workers were released in Somalia overnight. [AFP]

One thousand anti-government protesters were arrested in Khartoum, Sudan, on Sunday. [AllAfrica]

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News From Around the Web: June 29 Edition

June 29th, 2012

In today’s top news, Congress voted to hold Eric Holder with contempt following the Fast and Furious fallout, George Zimmerman has his second bond hearing today and Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are slated to speak at Rodney King’s funeral Saturday.

Congress voted to hold Eric Holder in contempt following the Fast and Furious fallout. [BET]

George Zimmerman will find out if he will be released from prison ahead of the Trayvon Martin trial. [ABC News]

Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are slated to speak at Rodney King’s funeral Saturday. [LATimes]

Rhymefest slammed newbie rapper Chief Keef, calling his music “senseless savagery.” [BET]

Hundreds of Colorado homes have been lost to a raging wildfire. [MSNBC]

A California couple seeking to adopt children in Ghana has been detained as officials suspect they may have forged documents. [CNN]

Snoop Dogg was busted for marijuana possession in Norway. [BET]

Much of the U.S. is bracing for an extreme heat wave. [Reuters]

Venus and Serena Williams will represent the U.S. during this year’s summer Olympics. [BET]

Report says Nestle has turned a blind eye to child labor in its cocoa supply chain. [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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News From Around the Web: March 5 Edition

March 5th, 2012

In today’s top news, Nick Cannon says he has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, former child star Brandy says her daughter will have to wait to hit the stage and Oprah Winfrey is set to interview Whitney Houston’s family.

Nick Cannon says he has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. [BET]

Former child star Brandy says her daughter will have to wait to hit the stage. [BET]

Oprah to interview Whitney Houston’s family. [AP]

President Obama on Sunday warned of “loose talk of war” with Iran.  [AFP]

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to address the “targeted killing” of Americans abroad. [FOX]

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi endorses Jesse Jackson Jr. for r-eelection. [AP]

Seven-year-old boy survives tornado after being dropped on a highway. [MSNBC]

Scientists are testing out an artificial pancreas for diabetics. [CNN]

Designer drug “Spice” linked to kidney failures. [Reuters]

Congo explosions kill 200 and wound nearly 2,000. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: March 1 Edition

March 1st, 2012

In today’s top news, a new study shows a sharp increase in mosques in the U.S., an Alabama prison bans inmate from reading Slavery by Another Name, citing security risk and more Black juveniles sentenced to life without parole.

Study shows a sharp increase in mosques in the U.S. [BET]

Prison bans inmate from reading Slavery by Another Name, citing security risk. [CNN]

More Black juveniles sentenced to life without parole. [Miller-McCune]

Rick Ross to be questioned in a murder investigation. [BET]

Maryland to allow same-sex marriages. [CNN]

Damaging tornadoes rip through the Midwest. [Yahoo]

U.S. judge apologizes over racist Obama email. [AFP]

U.S. troops stationed abroad claim they are being ripped off by phone companies. [MSNBC]

Target pulls greeting cards that mocked the late Whitney Houston. [BET]

Ongoing fighting displaces thousands in Mali. [IRIN]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 21 Edition

December 21st, 2011

(Photo: AP Photo/Longmont Times-Call, Richard M. Hackett)

In today’s top news, chilly weather kills several out west; in New York, investigators are puzzled by a hanging Black baby doll and Washington state’s MLK day bomber finally gets sentenced.

Deadly western blizzards claim the life of at least seven. [Reuters]

Black doll hung by a noose is found at a New York parks department office. [NBC]

ATF agents used fake rap label to make a massive weapons and drug bust. [BET]

Study: Blacks less likely to be diagnosed with depression than whites. [Rutgers]

U.S. to reduce troops on border. [CNN]

White supremacist bomber who planned an MLK day attack gets 32 years in prison. [BET]

Dutch magazine editor resigns following Rihanna n-word controversy. [BBC]

Eight soldiers charged in the death of a fellow Asian G.I. who faced daily racist taunts. [MSNBC]

Egyptian women protest military attacks on female demonstrators. [CNN]

Underwear bomber asks for a new lawyer ahead of sentencing next month. [Reuters]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 19 Edition

December 19th, 2011

(Photo: AP Photo/Tampa Tribune, Joseph Brown III)

In today’s top news, investigators are still poring over details of the FAMU student hazing death, Diddy may be pitching in on your New Year’s cab fare and some California gun owners have decided to swap their steel for plastic.

Atlanta high school is tied to FAMU hazing death. [LA Times]

Southwest U.S. braces for impact of unusual winter weather. [CNN]

FAMU president John Ammons to keep job amid hazing probe. [AP]

New York man burns 73-year-old woman alive over an unsettled debt. [CNN]

Diddy will help you get home safely this New Year’s Eve by handing out free debit and metro cards. [BET]

California Black church community group trades gift cards for guns. [10 News]

FBI says nationwide, violent crimes are declining. [WSJ]

Doctor, 100, still taking appointments and making house calls. [MSNBC]

Study: more young people being arrested. [ABC]

Michael Jackson’s house auction raises $1 million. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: Dec. 2 Edition

December 2nd, 2011

(Photo: John Amis-Pool/Getty Images)

In today’s top news, Bishop Eddie long’s wife files for divorce, rough winds batter parts of California, the ICC hires an African at the helm and Cain’s latest accuser has a bleeding heart.

Black unemployment increased slightly in November. [BET]

Bishop Eddie Long’s wife files for divorce. [AJC]

Wild winds wreak havoc in California. [CNN]

Honda recalls hundreds of thousands of airbags. [MSNBC]

NYC Mayor admits he “smoked up” in college. [MSNBC]

Some McDonald’s to charge for Happy Meal toys. [CSM]

First Family lights national Christmas tree. [Reuters]

Cain accuser’s “heart bleeds” for his wife Gloria. [CNN]

A Gambian woman will take over as prosecutor for the ICC [BBC]

Rich nations pledge climate donations to developing world. [AJE]

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From Around the Web: Oct. 26 Edition

October 26th, 2011

From the first major injury reported since the Occupy Wall Street movement began to the resurgence of  “birther talk” among President Barack Obama’s opponents, catch up on the most talked about headlines from around the web.

Occupy Oakland: Iraq vet critically injured by police projectile. [Mercury News]

EU heads locked in talks on debt. [BBC]

So wrong! Teacher accused of dragging, choking 6-Year-Old. [News One]

Snow blankets Denver area — after 80-degree day. [MSNBC]

Priests ignite trafficking feud. [Daily Beast]

Don’t expect end of GOP’s birther talk. [Black America Web]

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‘Stay And Die,’ Weather Officials Warn As Monster Ike Nears Texas

September 12th, 2008

They fear that stubborn squatters could face the same fate as Katrina victims.

Texas evac
“Stay and die” is the warning from weather officials who say that Hurricane Ike, which is steaming toward the Texas Gulf Coast, could be a deadly monster as sinister as his evil cousin, Katrina. “All neighborhoods … and possibly entire coastal communities … will be inundated during the period of peak storm tide,” the advisory from the National Weather Service said. Read more about the warning and how people are reacting here.

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