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News From Around the Web: June 28 Edition

June 28th, 2012


In today’s top news, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the U.S. House votes today on whether they will hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress and the Montford Point Marines, the first African-Americans allowed in the Marine Corps, were awarded a Congressional Gold Medal.

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. [BET]

The U.S. House votes today on whether they will hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for mishandling Fast and Furious. [CNN]

Attorney General Eric Holder defended President Obama’s record on civil rights. [BET]

The Montford Point Marines, the first African-Americans allowed in the Marine Corps, were awarded a Congressional Gold Medal. [AP]

Jordin Sparks talks to BET.com about the new video for her Whitney Houston duet “Celebrate.” [BET]

R. Kelly fell ill while on the way to New York to promote his new album and recently released autobiography. [Philly.com]

A Motown Records-inspired musical is slated to hit Broadway next spring. [BET]

Mali’s Timbuktu is on UNESCO’s danger list. [BBC]

Nigerian President Goodluck Johnathan urges families to limit the number of children they are having. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: June 19 Edition

June 19th, 2012

In today’s top news, recordings of George and Shellie Zimmermam speaking in code about the couple’s finances have been released, Adidas halts the release of the  ”shackle shoe” amid much criticism and Republicans are seeking to make cuts to the food stamp program.

Recordings of George and Shellie Zimmermam speaking in code about the couple’s finances have been released.  [BET]

Adidas halts the release of the “shackle shoe” amid much criticism. [CNN]

Republicans are seeking to make cuts to the food stamp program. [CBS News]

A white nationalism group registers to lobby in Washington. [The Hill]

YouTube censors “terrorist” videos. [CNN]

Bebe Winans’ memoir in tribute to Whitney Houston is due to hit shelves July 31. [BET]

Report says Asian-Americans more satisfied with life. [MSNBC]

Chicago rapper Chief Keef, 16, has inked a deal with Interscope Records. [BET]

E.U. condemns Boko Haram’s church attacks in Nigeria and following reprisal. [AFP]

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor will appeal his war crimes conviction. [BBC]

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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: May 31 Edition

May 31st, 2012

In today’s top news, Attorney General Eric Holder asks Black churches to join the fight for our “sacred” voting rights, a report shows that FAMU drum major Robert Champion died one hour after he was hazed and the makers of FEMA trailers are set to pay $43 million to those suffering from health issues caused by chemicals in the homes.

Attorney General Eric Holder asks Black churches to join the fight for our “sacred” voting rights. [BET]

Report shows that FAMU drum major Robert Champion died one hour after he was hazed. [Miami Herald]

Makers of FEMA trailers set to pay $43 million to those suffering from health issues caused by chemicals in the homes. [CNN]

Black surgeon sues UCLA over racist joke. [The Root]

First Lady Michelle Obama says the president “tucks her in” to bed each night at the White House. [DailyMail]

Bobbi Kristina walked off of the set of her new Tyler Perry show after an emotional breakdown. [BET]

Idris Elba is rumored to star in the next Hunger Games movie. [BET]

After her sister’s big upset loss at the French Open, tennis champ Venus Williams is also out of the tournament. [SI]

Africa NGO says the rush to adopt African children needs to stop. [CNN]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton points finger at Russia for contributing to Syria’s civil war. [BBC]

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News From Around the Web: May 14 Edition

May 14th, 2012

In today’s top news, the seller of Trayvon Martin gun range targets said he sold out of his entire inventory in just two days, Newsweek magazine crowns Obama America’s first gay president and Black churches wrestle with allegiance to Obama and stance on gay marriage.

Seller of Trayvon Martin gun range targets said he sold out of his inventory in two days. [WKMG]

Newsweek magazine crowns Obama America’s first gay president. [ABC]

Black churches wrestle with allegiance to Obama and stance on gay marriage. [USATODAY]

After 42 years in the House, some predict Rep. Charles Rangel may lose his next primary. [Kansas City Star]

Rapper Lil Boosie found not guilty in murder trial. [BET]

A jury convicted William Balfour of killing Jennifer Hudson’s family. [BET]

Tennis champion Serena Williams makes her rap debut. [BET]

Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, to star in new Lifetime reality show. [Reuters]

A Panamanian castaway is suing Princess Cruises for not coming to his rescue at sea. [AP]

Uganda captures a senior LRA commander and says Kony capture not far off. [MSNBC]

Human rights lawyer calls Niger Hunger Games “on steroids.” [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: May 7 Edition

May 7th, 2012

In today’s top news, the last of 11 students charged in FAMU hazing case turns herself in to authorities, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calls violence in Detroit “unacceptable” and Black women see the biggest drop in employment across all races, genders.

Last of 11 charged in FAMU hazing case turns herself in to authorities. [CNN]

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder calls violence in Detroit “unacceptable.” [DetroitNews]

Black women see the biggest drop in employment across all races, genders. [BusinessWeek]

Colombian prostitute says her Secret Service agent clients were “stupid brutes.” [NBC]

Raven-Symoné talks to BET.com about her Broadway show, Sister Act and Whitney Houston. [BET]

Singer Chris Brown launches a toy line. [BET]

Study suggests men’s breast cancer more aggressive than women’s. [HealthDay]

Six Jamaicans are arrested in a U.S. lottery scam. [AP]

France elects Francois Hollande president. [BBC]

Four African leaders have been invited to this year’s G-8 summit to discuss food security. [CNN]

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News From Around the Web: May 1 Edition

May 1st, 2012

In today’s top news, Bobby Brown grants his first interview since Whitney Houston’s death, President Obama rejects the notion that he politicized the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death and a new lawsuit accuses a Florida school district of racism.

Bobby Brown grants his first interview since Whitney Houston’s death. [BET]

President Obama rejects the notion that he politicized the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. [The Ticket]

A Florida school district has been accused of racism in new lawsuit. [Reuters]

Audra McDonald, David Alan Grier and James Earl Jones are among this year’s African-American Tony Award nominees. [BET]

Queen Latifah to perform at a gay pride festival. [BET]

Jury selection has begun in rapper Lil Boosie’s murder trial. [BET]

U.S. home ownership rate dips to 15-year low. [Reuters]

Federal judge blocks Texas rule banning Planned Parenthood from a state women’s health program. [MSNBC]

Pesticide exposure linked to brain changes. [AFP]

U.K. lawmakers say international media mogul Rupert Murdoch is unfit to run a major corporation. [MSNBC]

Chad’s leader has called for the formation of a regional force to tackle Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants.  [BBC]

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News from Around the Web: April 12 Edition

April 12th, 2012

In today’s top news, George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, says she thinks George Zimmerman made a mistake in shooting her son and the Beverly Hills police have closed the investigation into Whitney Houston’s death, finding no foul play.

George Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of Trayvon Martin. [BET]

Trayvon Martin’s mother says she thinks George Zimmerman made a mistake in shooting her son.  [MSNBC]

The Beverly Hills police have closed the investigation into Whitney Houston’s death, finding no foul play.  [BET]

Bobbi Kristina reportedly plans to star in a new reality show. [BET]

U.S. Justice Department is suing Apple for conspiring with publishers to rig e-book prices. [MSNBC]

An independent report on the Hardest Hit Housing Markets program says more could be done to aid struggling homeowners. [CNN]

Connecticut plans to repeal the death penalty. [CNN]

April is National STD Awareness Month. [BET]

South Sudan ignores U.N. calls to remove troops from disputed oil field. [BBC]

Protests break out in Syria as troops withdraw in compliance with ceasefire. [AJE]

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News From Around the Web: April 6 Edition

April 6th, 2012

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]

Malawi’s president has died. [Telegraph]

London police are under investigation for claims of racism. [CNN]

Mali’s Tuareg rebels have declared independence and are seeking recognition of their “Azawad” nation. [VOA]


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News From Around the Web: April 5 Edition

April 5th, 2012

In today’s top news, Whitney Houston’s autopsy report confirms “white powder” found in hotel room, five former New Orleans police officers sentenced for Hurricane Katrina shootings and a new study shows that many whites and republicans are tired of Trayvon Martin coverage.

Whitney Houston’s autopsy report confirms “white powder” found in hotel room. [BET]

Five former New Orleans police officers sentenced for Hurricane Katrina shootings. [BET]

Study: Whites, republicans tired of Trayvon Martin coverage. [CNN]

Tyler Perry claims he was racially profiled by police. [BET]

Jesse Jackson’s daughter to work for FOX News. [Examiner]

Congressional Black Caucus members introduce Trayvon Martin legislation. [BET]

KKK accidentally sends membership letter to Black person. [CBS]

Connecticut senate repeals the state’s death penalty. [MSNBC]

Syria violence continues as U.N. peace team arrives. [BBC]

Mali’s rebels declare ceasefire. [BBC]

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