Governor Wants FAMU President Suspended

In today's link roundup: Gov. Rick Scott thinks Florida A&M president James Ammons should be suspended amid the school's hazing scandal. Plus: A new family portrait for the Obamas. 

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Governor wants FAMU president suspended: Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he wants Florida A&M University President James Ammons suspended amid multiple investigations spurred by the death of a drum major in a suspected case of hazing. Scott said he doesn't have any evidence that Ammons did anything wrong but thinks a suspension is warranted, the Washington Post reports.

Black clergy, athletes and entertainers to "Occupy the Dream": "I think it's appropriate for the black church, the black community and the civil rights family to join hand in hand with what 'Occupy' is doing," said the Rev. Jamal Harrison-Bryant, leader of the newly formed Occupy the Dream, a collection of more than 1,000 concerned African-American clergy, business owners, entertainers and professional athletes.

New family portrait for the Obamas: The White House released a new official portrait of the first family today. The biggest differences between this one and the last one, taken in 2009: Malia 13, and Sasha, 10, are really growing up, and Bo is nowhere to be found.

Who are the black Golden Globe nominees? The Help, a number of the actors in it and Idris Elba have received nods. In addition, Morgan Freeman will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

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