METRO NEWS

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Is certification for community health workers a good idea?
One day about five years ago, Sharine Eliza was working as a medical assistant in Camden, N.J., when she was warned about the next patient.…
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Hall named 11th member Equal Opportunity Review Commission
Karen Hall, former St. Benedict the Moor School athletic director, teacher and college head basketball coach of both women and men, a new Pittsburgh Courier…
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Women’s Law Association names Lewis Woman of the Year
The Women’s Law Association  at Duquesne honored Tracey McCants Lewis, assistant clinical professor of law at the University, at its 23rd annual Woman of the Year…
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Metro Beat: 1 firearm recovered, 2 arrested in Mexican War Streets
PITTSBURGH, PA – As a result of input from several citizens, two arrests were made and a firearm was removed from the streets. At approximately…
Districts with large Black enrollment, lower home value rank low in study
Take a father to school day set for May 15

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Republicans slam Hillary Clinton in Clinton Foundation tax error
A day after the Clinton Foundation acknowledged mistakes in how it disclosed its donors, a representative with the Republican National Committee (RNC) on Monday accused…
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POV: Live from the Freddie Gray protests In Baltimore the media doesn’t want you to see
The family of Freddie Gray held a peaceful and moving memorial service for the 25-year-old Baltimore man at New Shiloh Baptist Church on Monday morning. Few…
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On her first day as attorney general, Loretta Lynch sends Justice Department officials to Baltimore
Hours after she was sworn in as the first African-American woman to hold the office of Attorney General, Loretta Lynch released a statement about the…
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Atlanta teacher killed in crash on her way to supervise prom
DECATUR, Ga. — An Atlanta-area high school teacher who was en route to supervise a high school prom was killed in a weekend crash that also hospitalized…
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News Roundup: “The Wire” cast members call for an end to violence In Baltimore…and more
Cast members of HBO’s The Wire, which has a storyline based in the streets of Baltimore, took to social media to ask that those in…
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When the sun comes up In Baltimore: A mother slaps her rioting son; Gang members team up for good & more
Our hearts are heavy for what’s happening in Baltimore. A passionate city is in unrest because they’re hurt and they need answers after Freddie Gray’s…
Clergy marches peacefully amid state of emergency in Baltimore
Baltimore calls National Guard, cancels school, sets curfew after violence rocks city
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Are you ready for a Nelly country EP?
Popular country albums tend to sell well. Nelly — whose last album, M.O., pushed a miserable number of units — probably knows this. So Nelly’s decision…
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Watch It Now: FOX unveils ‘Wayward Pines’ premiere on Hulu [video]
  FOX couldn’t wait to unveil its new paranormal drama “Wayward Pines,” so the network rolled out a major sneak peek this week! You won’t…
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Nas will return with new album this summer
Nas proclaimed on last year’s “The Season” that it was “the season of Nasir.”  That season is coming in a few months. The street poet announced that…
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Wiz Khalifa’s heart aches for Amber Rose on Usher duet
Usher and Wiz Khalifa are sending some mixed signals in their new collaboration. The pair linked up on a remix of Rico Love’s “Somebody Else,”…
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PRESS PLAY: Ciara dries her tears & drops ‘Dance Like We’re Making Love’
Ciara is gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated album Jackie and released her second single “Dance Like We’re Making Love.” After dropping…
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Kenya Moore calls off wedding in ‘Life Twirls On’ preview
Kenya Moore’s wedding dreams have come crashing down around her in the trailer for her sitcom “Life Twirls On.” The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star…
President Obama’s top 10 jokes from White House Correspondents’ Dinner
8 times wrestling obviously influenced hip-hop

SPORTS

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The Steelers 2015 draft, the key to passing on the ‘torch of success’
The 2015 NFL Draft is right around the corner and despite the 11-5 record and AFC North division title in 2014, the Pittsburgh Steelers have…
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Inside Conditions…The grass may be not greener
When the Rivers Casino opened in Pittsburgh in August of 2009, I suppose that the owners and investors may have originally thought that the venue…
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Big fight is not Hagler-Hearns, so don’t expect a knockout
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tommy Hearns understood what was expected from him the night 30 years ago when he stepped into the ring to face…
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Before he faces Mayweather, relive Pacquiao’s top 5 fights
Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 37 KOs) is gearing up for his fight on May 2 with Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. in the MGM Grand Garden Arena…
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Cavs sweep Celts as James scores 27 in 101-93 victory
BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a shoulder injury to Kevin Love to complete a first-round sweep of…
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Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip NFL draft
The hat-and-hug routine with the NFL commissioner that has become a rite of passage for many college football stars on draft night is not for…
Penguins searching for answers after quick playoff exit
Jackie Robinson West cuts ties with Little League over “disrespect”

OPINION

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Have Blacks declared war on themselves?
It seems hardly a week goes by without another report of a seemingly innocent, unarmed Black male being killed by the police.  I have written…
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The media or the police: A choice between two evils for many Blacks
As a teen in the “War on Drugs” 1980s, I remember being almost jubilant on those rare occasions when the local news showed a criminal…
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Presidential candidates should hire people of color
I have screamed about this before, and I will do it again. The presidential candidates — all of them — need to step up to…
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High expectations for Loretta Lynch
After months of unnecessary delay, Loretta Lynch has finally won confirmation to serve as the nation’s attorney general. On Thursday, the Senate voted 56-43 to…
Normalizing relations with Castro
Winning the battle, continuing the war

BUSINESS

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Car Review: Cadillac ATS Coupe
DETROIT – Cadillac has got something. Its two-seat version of the ATS sedan was slick, fun to drive and it had plenty of style. We…
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Blacks turned away from housing — again
(NNPA)–The Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, otherwise known as HOPE Inc., has filed two federal lawsuits against Creek Club and Nile Gardens apartments alleging racial…
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Pursuit of a Dream: How Engineer and Businessman Benjamin Montgomery bought plantation he was once enslaved on
Benjamin Montgomery was born into slavery in 1819 in Loudoun County, Va. He was sold to Joseph E. Davis, a Mississippi planter. Davis was the…
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Black women face pay gap
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black women working full time earned just 64 cents for every dollar White men made in 2013, according to a new report…
Jay Z claps back at TIDAL ‘smear campaign’ with a dozen tweets
Car Review: 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD

INTERNATIONAL

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Nepal experiences largest earthquake in 80 years; death toll reaches over 1,400
Our prayers are up for the country of Nepal. Today the South Asian land experienced a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 and depth of…
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A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria.…
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#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerian president says there’s little chance abducted school girls may be rescued
The president-elect of Nigeria delivered some heartbreaking news on the anniversary of the kidnappings that sparked the #BringBackOurGirls movement. It was just one year ago…
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#BringBackOurChildhood: 800,000 Children Displaced Due To Boko Haram’s Reign Of Terror
UNICEF claims in a new report that Boko Haram has ruined far more lives than the we knew about, and it’s hoping social media activism…
#Blessed: North West Gets Baptized In Jerusalem
Ambassador: US handed Cambodia to ‘butcher’ 40 years ago

LIFESTYLE

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News Roundup: FLOTUS steals show at White House Correspondents’ Dinner…and more
Ever since she stepped into the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama has emerged as a fashion icon. Although she’s surrounded by stylish celebrities at star-studded…
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Baltimore Reacts To The Freddie Gray Case [PHOTOS]
From the peaceful protests to the riots, to the homegoing services, see the city’s reaction to case of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who died after his…
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Amber Rose In ‘Sister Code’
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Real talk about the Black church & civil rights activism [video]
We all know what a central role the Black church had during the civil rights movement of the 20th century, but what role can it…
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All The Glamorous Looks From Last Night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner [PHOTOS]

GENERATION Y

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Every high school in the U.S. to receive a free ‘Selma’ DVD
That “Selma” reign just won’t let up! In celebration of the DVD release of Ava DuVernay’s inspirational and Academy Award-winning epic film “Selma,” Paramount Home…
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NY Teen who lost home in Hurricane Sandy accepted to 7 Ivy League schools
Congratulations to this senior who got in to 7 Ivies: http://t.co/PPedd4iWiu. #TellYourStory in your #collegeessay to make a difference — Story2 (@_Story_2) April 20, 2015…
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Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous unaffiliated church known for its hateful, unorthodox protests, especially against homosexuality, brought its hate speech to Howard University –…
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For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change
NEW YORK (AP) — Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture…
Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout
Braddock’s Unity Baptist Church hosts talent show

HEALTH

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Happy Earth Day: 4 ways the great outdoors can naturally improve your health
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the spring air is calling your name beauties. So in honor of National Earth Day (April 22nd) and…
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Racism and stress killing Black women
WASHINGNTON (NNPA) – Racism and gender-bias is killing Black women – literally, according to scholars and health care advocates. During an online discussion that capped…
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Indiana state health officials report recent HIV outbreak is worsening
Indiana state health officials confirmed the recent HIV epidemic in Scott County is worsening, the New York Times reports. With reports of up to 130 cases…
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Dr. Oz’s colleagues petition to have him fired for ‘quack’ medicine
Likable TV host and health doctor Mehmet Oz has defended his position as a member of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons Department of Surgery.…
Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings
Dr. Jennifer Caudle dispels top 5 health myths

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…’1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music’
You turned up the volume—again. Surely, the guy in the car next to yours must think you’re weird. There you are, groovin’ to your tunes,…
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Life of Black man displayed in zoo matters, too
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – An ordinary Internet search on Ota Benga yields black-and-white photos of a petite Black man, almost naked, smiling with a row of…
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#WorldBookDay: 9 of the best hip-hop memoirs for your reading list
Despite the glimpses into celebrity life we get on a daily basis thanks to social media, nothing beats getting an in-depth story straight from the source.…
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Cover to Cover…‘Explore the Cosmos’
Nighttime is absolutely your favorite time. Some people choose to hang out with friends after dark. Some go to movies, listen to music, or just…
“Michelle Obama: A Life,” details life & times of the first lady
Cover to Cover…‘Reach’

EDITORS PICK

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Search is on to identify liver donor for UPMC patient
(Warren, OH)  Jamie, a beautiful four-year old foster child from Trumbull County, Ohio has been in a Pittsburgh hospital in critical condition since early January…

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Letter to Mom
Fourteen years ago I wrote a column that was an open thank you letter to my mother. My mother passed away on April 7 and…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…It’s voting time again. Time to get educated

PEOPLE

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David Simon and ‘The Wire’ cast slam Baltimore riots
The Wire‘s acclaim partly stems from its examination of the broken systems that overlook us: Both its consenters and victims. It didn’t delve that much into…
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Young Thug engaged to beauty Karlae (photos)
Young Thug magical year has gotten better. The “Lifestyle” rapper just announced that he got engaged to longtime girlfriend Karlae. Rumors began flying after the…
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Kandi Burruss, Claudia Jordan, Tameka Raymond at ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ red carpet premiere
ATLANTA — Celebrities made the red carpet hot for the premiere of Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to the smash campy comedy at the Regal Cinemas…
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OMG! Steamy photos Of Amber Rose & Miles from ‘Moesha’ hit the Net
Amber Rose stars as Lexi in the upcoming film Sister Code and gets steamy with her costar Marcus Paulk, AKA Danger, in one of the…
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Kim Kardashian’s devastating fertility nightmare explained
The typically private details of the average person’s life would never be water cooler conversation. But the average person is not Kim Kardashian. This woman’s…
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Ludacris’ wife Eudoxie’s baby shower with Letoya Luckett and Monica
Ludacris’ very pregnant wife Eudoxie invited her Atlanta BFFs, singers Monica Brown and LeToya Luckett, over for her ceremonial baby shower in anticipation for the…
PM BUZZ: Did Apollo abuse Phaedra?; Kim K defends Bruce’s transition & more
All the glamorous looks from White House Correspondents’ Dinner! [PHOTOS]

Education

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School targets ethnic female students in poster about school conduct
One Colorado school took it upon itself to tell young women of color how they should be acting. A school providing a code of conduct…

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