Israel Rounding Up Africans to Deport

In today's link roundup: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Africans threaten the viability of the Jewish state. Plus: Are black women key to easing military suicides?

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Are black women key to easing military suicides? Black women have the lowest rates of suicide in the country, and although it's not completely understood why, Veterans Affairs officials hope to re-create elements of black female culture that may help stop military veterans from killing themselves.

Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez's health is "absolutely fine": The Venezuelan president has recently scaled back his public appearances after undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba. But on Monday he plans to formally sign up to run for re-election.

Djimon Hounsou responds to Kimora breakup rumors: Global Grind spoke exclusively with Hounsou, and he addressed the false accusations that are being spread about him and his family. Read what he had to say.

Israel begins rounding up and interning Africans: Israel said on Monday that it had started rounding up African migrants in the first stage of a controversial "emergency plan" to intern and deport thousands deemed a threat to the Jewish character of the state, Africanglobe.net reports. Israel Radio reported that dozens of Africans, mainly from South Sudan, had already been detained in the Red Sea resort of Eilat, including mothers and children. The Israeli government wants to get rid of "60,000 African migrants, whose numbers are seen by many Israelis as a law-and-order issue and even a threat to the long-term viability of the Jewish state," according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Burglary at Kanye West's home: According to TMZ, Someone in Kanye's camp who was at the hip-hop artist's home called the LAPD this morning to report the break-in, and there was evidence that the thieves dropped some of West's belongings on the way out.

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