In the News: Cornel West Won’t Face Charges; Danroy Henry Honored with Athletic Center and More

In the News: Cornel West Won’t Face Charges; Danroy Henry Honored with Athletic Center and More

Princeton University professor Cornel West was arrested at an Occupy DC protest on Sunday, but he won't face charges (Image: Facebook)

  • Cornel West Won’t Face Charges for Supreme Court Demonstration Arrest

Civil Rights activist Cornel West and 18 others were arrested on the steps of the Supreme Court during an Occupy DC protest on Sunday, according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors announced Monday that they did not press charges against the group.

The author was in Washington for the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall.

Read more about the Princeton University professor’s arrest at CBS News…

  • James Brown Inducted Into Georgia Radio Hall of Fame

The “Godfather of Soul” was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame on Saturday. The late legend’s daughter, Deanna Brown Thomas, accepted the honor on his behalf at an awards ceremony.

James Brown was among several honorees, including Ben Porter, a Macon radio station owner who got his radio start in south Georgia as “Jack the Bellboy,” and Ernie Harwell, the renowned voice of the Detroit Tigers, to receive their award posthumously.

Read more at The Grio…

  • FCC Rules Set to Curb ‘Bill Shock’

Gone are the days of surprise cell phone charges.

New U.S. policies will require that wireless providers send customers usage notifications when they’ve reached their monthly limits or are roaming overseas, announced the CTIA, Federal Communications Commission and Consumers Union in a statement Monday.

Cell phone users will receive updates before and after hitting their text, voice and data limits. They will also get roaming notices while traveling outside of the country.

The free and instant notices will come by voice or text. Providers are required to offer two of the four notifications – overseas, text, voice and data – by Oct. 17, 2012, and must provide all four by April 17, 2013.

Read more at Mashable…

  • Danroy Henry Athletic Center Honors Pace University Football Player

Family and friends of Danroy “D.J.” Henry Jr., a 20-year-old Pace University student who was fatally shot by New York police, gathered on the first anniversary of his death outside an athletic field named in his honor.  The D.J. Henry Athletic Field is located in his hometown of Easton, Mass.

Read more at ESPN…