METRO NEWS

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Parents concerned after 2 guns found at Propel Braddock Hills High School
One day after guns were found on school property, parents of students at Propel Braddock Hills High School and Propel Braddock Hills Elementary School, both…
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The Dignity & Respect Champion for January is… Dr. John Wallace
Head Start–the federal program that promotes the school readiness of young children–began in 1965, the same year John Wallace was born.  When his parents enrolled…
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The August Wilson Education Project launched
The August Wilson Education Project; 11th Play Competition that takes place annually during the academic school year is currently in the midst of preparation. Teachers,…
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Sheriff: no proof of misconduct by Steelers security boss
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Allegheny County Sheriff says there is no proof of misconduct by a deputy who moonlights as the chief of security for…
Dignity & Respect honorees celebrated at annual breakfast
Pittsburgh mayor, official spar over ‘Undercover Boss’ fund

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Clergy members launch #UseMeInstead campaign in response to police’s Black target practice
    After it was revealed that the North Miami Beach Police Department had been using mugshots of African American men for target practice, many…
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Civil rights heroes to have records cleared
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Nine Black men arrested for integrating a Whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record,…
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Supporters of fired fire chief pack Georgia state capital
Supporters of ousted Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran packed Georgia’s Capitol Rotunda to protest what they consider unjust persecution he has suffered for expressing his…
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Report: Black Workers with advanced degrees make nearly the same as White Workers with B.A.s
According to a new study released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a disparity in the amount of money that African-American workers with…
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Home Depot employee kills supervisor, turns gun on self In N.Y.C.
Disturbed Home Depot employee Calvin Esdaile Jr. (pictured above) fatally shot his supervisor before turning the gun on himself Sunday afternoon, the New York Daily…
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Cops held NYTimes journalist Charles Blow’s son at gunpoint on Yale campus
Charles Blow revealed on Twitter this weekend that the concern and experiences of Black men targeted by cops and authorities are all too real. In…
Delta cancels 600 flights; airlines combined cancel 2500 nationwide
Caces of the flu at low levels in Georgia, CDC says
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Jennifer Lopez: ‘The artist in me wants more freedom’
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez turns heads with her wardrobe choices, from the green Versace gown she wore to the 2000 Golden Globe Awards…
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Alexandra Shipp tapped to play Storm in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ & we’re concerned
Some huge casting has been announced for X-Men Apocalypse, and the news has tinged excitement for the film with a little caution. Director Bryan singer…
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The amazing way J. Cole is using his childhood home
One of the most endearing aspects of J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive release was the rapper’s willingness to both literally and figuratively invite fans into his childhood home.…
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Eve and Jill Scott say what they really think about Iggy Azalea’s cultural appropriation
Iggy Azalea has been under a lot of criticism from those who question her authenticity. The Australian rapper was under even more scrutiny during a recent…
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Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo team up for third time on Hurricane Katrina film
Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo are set to work on an upcoming movie about Hurricane Katrina. Taking a detour from the historic biopic Selma, their…
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Here’s Why You Should Believe The Rumors About Drake’s New Mixtape
Drake may have a lot of things planned for 2015. According to P. Reign, Drizzy is gearing up to release a new mixtape and it’s…
Why ‘The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore’ is the best thing to happen to Late Night TV
AM BUZZ: Juicy ‘HTGAWM’ Sneak Peek; Beyonce & Kelly’s Family Outing & More

SPORTS

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Lynch at Media Day: ‘I’m here so I don’t get fined’
PHOENIX (AP) — Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch constantly repeated “I’m here so I don’t get fined” for five minutes before leaving the podium…
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Dwyane Wade slapped with $15K fine for flipping the bird to fans trashing Gabrielle Union
Dwyane Wade’s love for Gabrielle Union just cost the NBA-All Star a pretty penny. The Miami Heat shooting guard was slapped with a $15,000 fine by the…
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AP Explains: What makes the Super Bowl such a big deal
PHOENIX (AP) – The Super Bowl, at its most basic level, is a game that determines the NFL championship. It has become so much more…
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Inside Conditions…Dissolution of morality
“You mad bro?” That was the post game question posed to New England Patriots QB Tom Brady by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman after the…
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‘Mean Girls’ it’s not but some players scoff at friendships
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — In their latest public display of friendship, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki posted a photo of getting their nails done before…
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Andre Ward eager for ring return after long break
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Ward wrote out his retirement speech a few times in the last two years. With his usual fastidious style, the…
Eastern Michigan basketball player and fellow student killed
A look at wide world of cheating across sports

OPINION

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Take a page from gay rights activists
When it comes to the issue of gay rights in America, sometimes you can see the tide of a movement change in front of you.…
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Blackonomics…A Million Reasons to Change
Exactly what is there in 1 million Black folks united in their will and purpose? What is in a million brothers and sisters who are…
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Time to address income inequality
Technological changes and globalization over the past few decades has widened the wealth gap between the middle class and the very rich, with the poor…
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World is indifferent to missing Nigerian girls
(NNPA)—One could not help but be impressed by the millions that turned out in Paris to stand against the Islamist terrorists who killed workers at…
Obama’s plan for free community college makes sense
France’s history of violence

BUSINESS

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Once ubiquitous, parking garages fall to the wrecking ball
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – When they were built, parking garages were supposed to help save downtowns from being eclipsed by suburban developments. But decades…
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Rocsi Diaz heads to HLN as ‘The Daily Share’ anchor/correspondent
Rocsi Diaz is making her way back to television. The former BET 106 & Park and Entertainment Tonight host has now joined HLN’s The Daily…
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Kim K’s T-Mobile Super Bowl ad just dropped, and it’s actually funny
If you’ve ever seen Keeping Up with the Kardashians, you’d know Kim Kardashian isn’t the “fun” one. She barely even smiles. Her siblings often call her boring,…
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Poor communities lose billions to predatory lenders
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Predatory lenders continue to target poor, Black and Latino communities, siphoning off $103 billion in fees and interests every year, and the…
CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency
‘The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore’ has solid debut on Comedy Central

INTERNATIONAL

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French arrests raise question: Is free speech for all?
LONDON (AP) — When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt…
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After Ebola cases have dropped down to five, there’s now a vaccine on the way
The West African nation of Liberia has just five remaining confirmed cases of Ebola, a senior health official from that country said on Friday. The…
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Miss Universe: New friends, countless dresses and 1 crown
MIAMI (AP) — Contestants from 88 countries will vie for the title of Miss Universe on Sunday in Florida. The women arrived in Miami nearly…
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Obama offers condolences on death of Saudi King Abdullah
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed condolences and offered sympathy Thursday to the people of Saudi Arabia upon the death of King Abdullah, an…
Britain and Commonwealth may suspend Guyana for breaching rules
Calls for a stronger Pan-African movement to deal with Boko Haram

LIFESTYLE

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KFC’s Fried Chicken hot dog may be most disgusting to hit fast food… or most amazing
What will KFC think of next? We thought the fast food chain’s sandwich with a fried chicken bun was enough, but KFC’s gone a step…
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FAB OR FUG: Kerry Washington’s Pretty In Printed Prabal Gurung [POLL]
It looks like Kerry Washington is feeling the textured look this awards season after she turned up at the Producers Guild Awards in a printed…
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Fit!Live!Win! 5-Minute ‘Deskercise’ Workout To Keep You In Shape While At Work [VIDEO]
Fitness writer, certified personal trainer and owner of LabFit GiGi, GiGi Nash joined Roland Martin Monday on “NewsOne Now” to share her 5-minute “Deskercise” routine that is…
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15 Black Models At Fashion Week You Should Know
With Fashion Month right around the corner, now is the perfect time to brush up on your knowledge of black models on the runway. Alongside…
How To Rock The Cape Trend & Be Almost As Cool As Janelle Monae
The 9 Films From Sundance 2015 We’re Most Excited About

GENERATION Y

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Transgender teen’s death stirs action in US and beyond
CINCINNATI (AP) — Leelah Alcorn wrote a note on her Tumblr blog, then walked through the night and into the path of a tractor-trailer rumbling…
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Current state of HBCUs: A mixed bag, but many remain hopeful
HBCUs, or Historically Black Colleges and Universities, have long been a major source of pride for aspiring African-Americans. Yet, between significant financial woes and questions…
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Gateway Medical Society closing the gap
Gateway Medical Society held its annual Journey to Medicine Promotion Ceremony at the Herberman Conference Center in Shadyside Hospital. Students and parents were joined by…
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Joe Biden to announce $25 million HBCU cybersecurity fund
Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and White House Science Advisor John Holdren are set to appear at Norfolk State University in…
China-HBCU exchange program launched
Free ‘Selma’ viewing offered to NYC students

HEALTH

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Want a full body workout that’s fun? Try rowing & watch your pants size shrink
Looking for a fun, smart and safe workout that’s low impact, yet high intensity? Then I recommend you stop walking by those rowers at your local…
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Is there more to see in your family tree? Find out if glaucoma runs in your family
It may be easy to see that beauty is deeply rooted in your family tree. But some things that are passed down from generation to…
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All-day habits for a better night’s sleep
Think that your before-bed habits are the only thing affecting your quality of sleep? Guess again. Your habits all day long can have major implications…
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Sagging pants of today could hurry hip replacements of tomorrow
Some of the same activities and behaviors that can cause disease can cause health problems in your bones, joints and your neuromuscular system. “For every…
7 Tips On How To Perfect Your Push Up
Prayers Up: Cincinnati Bengals’ Devon Still gives sad update on daughter’s cancer fight

Cover To Cover

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‘Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America’
Book tells of gang-related homicides in African-American neighborhoods. The killings of unarmed Black men by police in Missouri and New York have dominated recent headlines,…
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Cover to Cover…‘Driving the King’
  Everybody has that one friend… She’s the person you call in the middle of the night because you don’t know what else to do.…
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Floyd Mayweather’s ex-aide writes sensational tell-all
As Floyd Mayweather rose from relative obscurity as a boxer to become the undefeated champion of the world in five different weight classes, one woman…
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Cover To Cover: ‘Is There Life after Football? Surviving the NFL’
Your favorite player was out for most of the season. Last fall, he took a hit mid-pass and went down like a sack of rocks.…
Cover to Cover…‘All I Really Want’
Cover To Cover…“Stella by Starlight”

EDITORS PICK

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Pittsburgh homicides highest in six years
Kimberly Waller, a jitney driver who was robbed and killed on Pittsburgh’s South Side Dec. 27, was the final city homicide of the year. But…

FEATURES

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Fashion Watch on SOTU
I’m a big Michelle Obama fan and I liked the Michael Kors suit she wore to the State of the Union address. A nice tweed…
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FAB FINDS: Rep your Superbowl team with cute athletic gear
It’s that time of year where everyone gathers around the TV to watch the best teams in the NFL battle it out for the Superbowl.…

VIEWPOINT

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Is Obama trying to kill Black colleges, Part II

PEOPLE

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Best of BET Honors red carpet and backstage
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were the star guests at the 2015 “BET Honors” Saturday night. But there were other celebs who lit up the red…
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Usher Drops Restraining Order Against Alleged Stalker
R&B singer Usher has gotten a case against a woman who has stalked him in the past dismissed. In Decemeber, Usher headed to court to…
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’12 Years A Slave’ Actor Refers To Black Actors As ‘Colored’ & We’re Like Are We Still Using That Word?
Hollywood heavyweight Benedict Cumberbatch quickly learned how to get schooled by the Internet when he accidentally referred to Black actors, as not “Black” or “or…
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Taraji P. Henson Plays Charades with Jimmy Fallon
Empire star Taraji P. Henson stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Friday night for a game of charades, proving once again why she…
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New Couple Alert: Is Keke Palmer Dating August Alsina?
Are Keke Palmer and August Alsina embarking on a new romance together? Rumors are starting to run rampant about the two after Keke posted a picture…
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Chris Brown A Victim Of ID Theft!
Chris Brown is once again a part of a criminal investigation, but this time the R&B bad boy is not the target of it. When Breezy…
Dennis Rodman: I Don’t Think N. Korea Is Behind Sony Hack
Muva Has Spoken: Amber Rose Sounds Off On Nick Cannon Dating Rumors

Education

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Current state of HBCUs: A mixed bag, but many remain hopeful
HBCUs, or Historically Black Colleges and Universities, have long been a major source of pride for aspiring African-Americans. Yet, between significant financial woes and questions…

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