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Fourth suspect charged in death at Homewood bar shooting
A fourth suspect has been charged in connection with the shooting death of 24-year-old Homewood bar security guard Deion Nesbitt on Feb. 17 at the…
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Charter schools’ influence on Pennsylvania politics
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – It’s no secret that Harrisburg is a hive of lobbyists, each representing industries and interests that spend millions to persuade state…
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DA to review history of Pittsburgh nightclub after shooting
  PITTSBURGH (AP) – The district attorney plans to have his detectives review reports of past police activity at a Pittsburgh nightclub where a shooting…
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As Black History Month ends, what do Pittsburgh’s demographics say about racial disparities today?
This year’s Black History Month had the theme of “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture” celebrating the achievements of African Americans in the…
Shooting in Pittsburgh nightclub injures 6
Pittsburgh on track for 2nd-coldest February on record

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Mayor apologizes, Benjamin Crump weighs in on Cleveland’s claim Tamir Rice caused his own death [VIDEO]
Both the mayor of Cleveland and Rice attorney Benjamin Crump responded to the city of Cleveland’s incredible claim that 12-year-old Tamir Rice was responsible for…
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3 women arrested in brutal beating of Atlanta woman over a hamburger
At first, Myriah Pointer insinuated that the Atlanta Police Department failed to take her savage beating by her so-called best friends very seriously. It turns…
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Attorney: Ex-superintendent charged in cheating scandal dies
ATLANTA (AP) — Beverly Hall, the former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools charged in what prosecutors had called a broad conspiracy to cheat on state…
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“I’m Not Gay No More” churchgoer still desires men, admits he hasn’t been “Deliverdt”
Andrew Caldwell has apparently learned the lesson that, well, you can’t pray away the gay, as the saying goes. You may recall the story of…
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Wellston police fatally shoot St. Louis man who fled with officer In vehicle
In what marks the seventh fatal shooting involving St. Louis-area cops since Michael Brown’s death last August, a Wellston police officer mortally injured a man during a traffic stop…
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Newspaper: Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her
DALLAS (AP) — A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed…
Critics say GOP education reform would hurt poor and Black students
Justice Department report to fault Ferguson officers for racially biased traffic stops
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Mark Cuban will play the president on SyFy’s ‘Sharknado 3′
NEW YORK (AP) — This summer’s “Sharknado 3″ will usher in the Cuban-Coulter administration. The SyFy network said Monday that Dallas Mavericks owner and “Shark…
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Ming-Na Wen: ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ role makes me a cool mom
NEW YORK (AP) — Ming-Na Wen says her role as ace pilot and weapons expert Melinda May on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” has convinced her children…
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The Next Frontier: Tracing African-American “Star Trek” characters
  On Friday, Leonard Nimoy the man who gave life to one of the most iconic figures in science fiction, Star Trek’s Dr. Benjamin Spock,…
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G-Unit talks maturity, nails why minorities don’t trust police [EXCLUSIVE]
As Tony Yayo and Young Buck ramp up for the March 3 release of G-Unit’s latest EP, The Beast Is G-Unit, one word seems to…
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Hear The Official Version Of Kanye West’s “All Day”
Kanye West’s “All Day” has been a highly discussed track since the Chicago emcee/producer/designer unleashed its debut at the BRIT Awards.  The track is a…
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‘Empire’s’ Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard say why they never hooked up
Even though Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard created cinematic magic in the Oscar-nominated John Singleton-directed film Hustle & Flow, they’ve never created that magic…
Halle Berry sheds bright light on lack of quality roles for Black women
Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ tops box office with $19.1 million

SPORTS

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Steelers release wide receiver Lance Moore
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with wide receiver Lance Moore, and linebacker Jason Worilds could soon follow Moore out the door.…
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Kang hitless, Black over Gold 2-1 in Pirates intrasquad game
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang will have to wait for his first hit as a big leaguer. The rookie had…
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Duquesne University football player from Florida kills self
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Duquesne University football player who also played for the University of Florida has killed himself. The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office…
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Batch, other former players put trust in The Trust
NEW YORK (AP) – Approaching the end of his dozen seasons as an NFL quarterback, Charlie Batch felt comfortable about moving on to another career.…
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Penguins win 4th straight, top reeling Blue Jackets 5-3
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Evgeni Malkin scored twice and added an assist and Pittsburgh’s revived power play dominated the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3 on Sunday night.…
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Marshawn Lynch is finally talking, and he says what we all thought
In the aftermath of the Seattle Seahawks’ 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, one question remained. With Seattle on the…
Major league baseball’s 1st Black Latino star Minoso dies
Pirates star Andrew McCutchen eyeing another step forward

OPINION

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Misguided U.S. foreign policy fueled terrorism
They were young and largely impoverished. To find work, they had migrated from their native Egypt to a mid-coastal city in Libya, an unstable country…
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Why Chicago’s mayoral election makes a difference to the rest of us
Every so often we get a local election that has a huge impact on the outlook and direction of Black America. There are cities that…
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Legacy of Malcolm X ignored by millions, including namesakes
Is it just me or does less attention seem to be shown toward the life and legacy of Malcolm X? Regardless of one’s political views…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…Big Green Hustle (Part 1)
  I have seen from time to time organized, polished scams that present themselves as a positive contribution to society via improved economics, safety or…
The perils of poisonous politics
Muslim lives matter, too

BUSINESS

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AmEx adds perks to popular charge card, but increases fee
NEW YORK (AP) — American Express will increase the annual fee on some of its most popular charge cards, the company said Thursday, but the…
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Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes’ list of billionaires
NEW YORK (AP) — The world’s richest person got even richer this year. And a basketball superstar-turned-owner made the list for the first time. Forbes…
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Joe Madison achieves historic goal of 52-hour marathon broadcast
SiriusXM’s Joe Madison achieved the historic goal of a 52-hour marathon broadcast he had set his sights on and raised more than $150,000 for the…
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Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung has unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. The…
AboutThatCar.com…2015 Lincoln Navigator
Black employees at NYC TGI Friday’s claim they were replaced with light-skinned workers

INTERNATIONAL

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Misguided U.S. foreign policy fueled terrorism
They were young and largely impoverished. To find work, they had migrated from their native Egypt to a mid-coastal city in Libya, an unstable country…
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President of Liberia thanks Obama for not caving to fear in Ebola crisis [video]
More than four years after last meeting in the Oval Office, the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and President Barack Obama met on Friday at…
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George Clooney sheds light on rape & genocide still happening in Darfur
In 2005, we were all talking about Darfur. Two years prior, a war of words emerged between the uprising of liberated group against the Sudanese government,…
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Greek hospital patient convicted of racially abusing doctor
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) – A Greek man has been convicted of a racist verbal assault on a Nigerian-born doctor who gave him emergency treatment. A…
Armed group in South Sudan kidnaps 89 boys
India insists: Obama’s tree is not dead

LIFESTYLE

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Think You Can’t? 13 Tips to run your first half marathon
#TBT to 2011 when I thought running more than five miles was impossible. Fast forward to 2015, when not only was it possible, but incredible–five…
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GET THE LOOK: Layer Two Coats In Style Like Kelly Rowland
You don’t have to freeze to look fashionable, and Kelly Rowland‘s latest look is proof. The gorgeous singer stepped out to the Public School show…
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Bethany Baptist celebrates Black History with music
Bethany Baptist Church hosted the “Sounds of Worship” Musical Celebration of African American History Month event, Feb. 15, at its home located at 7745 Tioga…
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Church Circuit
Pastoral Appreciation     MARCH 1—Second Baptist Church, 108 W. Twelfth Ave., Homestead, will host its 44th Pastoral Appreciation Celebration at 4 p.m. The theme is…
Fifty Shades Of Safety: 7 tips for keeping your BDSM play safe & sexy
7 Things Women Absolutely Should Not Accept In Relationships

GENERATION Y

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Ten-year-old prodigy begins college courses for her Math degree
At only ten-years-old, Esther Okade has begun taking college courses to her Open University undergraduate Math degree. She was accepted as a student after acing an exam and winning…
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Radical Brownies encourage social awareness & activism for young girls
A new youth group has sprung up in Oakland, California, aimed at getting young girls to use their voices to speak out against injustice. In…
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NASCAR effort focuses on math, science for kids
WASHINGTON (AP) — It takes a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps at speeds that can top…
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John Legend pens uplifting letter on importance of education
John Legend expressed in a personal essay on CNN his views on why education should evolve its teaching system so that students cultivate what really interests…
Neighborhood Youth Outreach presents the Motown Review
Obama daughter tours colleges alone or with Mom, not Dad

HEALTH

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Black women endure menopause longest
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Sarah Finney, 57, said she gets hot flashes throughout her body at least once an hour.   She even wakes up in the…
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Hungry? OWN to premiere two hilarious Black men in ‘2 Fat 2 Fly’ [video]
We’ve got three words for you that may cause drool: Stuffed. Chicken. Wings. There’s a new foodie show, “2 Fat 2 Fly” set to premiere…
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Heart disease, African-Americans, how to administer life-saving CPR
February is American Heart Month, and Dr. Karla Robinson and Dr. Robert C. Robinson III, from Urban Housecall joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to share…
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Healthful diet report: Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in
WASHINGTON (AP) — An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less…
800,000 HealthCare.gov customers given wrong tax info
Lunch On Fleek: 5 Tips For Making The Most Healthy & Mouthwatering Sandwich You’ve Ever Bitten Into

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Black Broadway’
A remote control and five hundred channels. That’s what you’ve got for entertainment, and there’s still nothing on TV. That doesn’t keep you from looking,…
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Cover To Cover… ‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’
There is life after high school. And were you ever happy to learn that! You couldn’t imagine spending the rest of your days feeling like…
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With ‘Happy’ picture book, Pharrell joins list of rappers with children’s books
Despite the often-truculent image portrayed in the media, hip-hop artists have been known to lend a hand when it comes to educating, helping and inspiring…
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Pharrell Williams Lands A “Happy” Book Deal
Music producer extraordinaire, Pharrell Williams (pictured) has quite a bit to be happy about these days particularly since he just secured a deal with renowned…
Black men inspire: 40 prominent African Americans share views on living, leading and succeeding
Cover to Cover…‘Our Auntie Rosa’

EDITORS PICK

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Take Charge Of Your Health Today…Environmental Health
This monthly series is a partnership of the New Pittsburgh Courier, Community PARTners (a core service of the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science…

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Cupid, where is your bow?
If you have been inside of a retail store you know that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. One store I stopped in already…
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Fashion Watch on that little black dress
Even if the event is titled “The Pink Ice Ball” most of the ladies wore black. It goes to show you that there is nothing…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…Does school desegregation really matter?

PEOPLE

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You’re All Late: Kim Kardashian took her first selfie in the ’80s
Kim Kardashian might have gotten some of the most scandalous headlines this year thanks to posing nude, but in her latest cover, the reality star…
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‘RHOA’s’ Cynthia Bailey, Claudia Jordan, Demetria McKinney party at CIAA Tournament
  “Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas lit up the highly popular CIAA Tournament at their new sports bar and lounge, Sports One Bar…
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ESPN anchor said Iggy is killing Hip-Hop, so her boyfriend Nick Young fired back
ESPN’s Robert Flores made a statement that Iggy Azalea is killing hip-hop, and her boyfriend, Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young didn’t appreciate it. Once he saw…
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Taraji P. Henson responds to Mo’Niques claim she was offered Cookie role in ‘Empire’
  In a previous Atlanta Daily World report, Mo’Nique told an entertainment television show that “Empire” director Lee Daniels had first offered her the juicy…
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Judge: CeeLo Green in compliance with probation in drug case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says CeeLo Green has complied with the conditions of probation in a felony drug case and will not have…
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Who really owns “On Fleek?” Nicki Minaj & Christina Milian beef
If only every celebrity beef went so smoothly… Nicki Minaj called out Christina Milian yesterday for plastering “Pretty On Fleek” on a new t-shirt line, a phrase Onika rapped…
AM BUZZ: Phaedra Parks & Kenya Moore almost come to blows; Ri Ri & Leo photoed together & more
Ludacris And His Wife Eudoxie Are Expecting Their First Child

Education

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New education official wants to reform ‘No Child Left Behind’
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – John King, Jr., a highly-respected educator from New York City, says that teachers saved his life and in his new post as…
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Panera MLK writing contest and leadership awards presented
PANERA BREAD FRANCHISEE, COVELLI ENTERPRISES announced the winners of its Third Annual Martin Luther King Jr. writing contest and leadership award honorees. The review committee…

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