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Prayer vigil and mass incarceration workshop held
Statistics show that one in every three Black males born today can expect to go to prison at some point in their lives. Black males…
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10 of 13 homicides Black lives…Senseless violence may claim one bar, destroy community’s growth
All three of the homicides that took place in Allegheny County during the month of February were Black males; bringing the county’s total of senseless…
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‘Pittsburgh Voices with Bev Smith’ on air live at WGBN and WGBN.net
Pittsburgh—Bev Smith returns as the Voice of Pittsburgh with a new local radio talk show heard LIVE every Friday at 12 p.m. on WGBN.net, 1360…
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‘The Bus’ joins drive for youth employment
Last year, the City of Pittsburgh’s Summer Youth Employment program had 500 openings. More than 1,300 youths applied. This year, Mayor Bill Peduto wanted to…
Community fills town hall on police accountability
Sestak kicking off 2016 Senate campaign against Toomey with walk across Pa.

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Senate Democrats press for vote on attorney general nominee
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats pressed Republican leaders Thursday to schedule a vote on the president’s pick for attorney general. President Barack Obama nominated Loretta…
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Experts: Ferguson must move quickly to rebuild public trust
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The federal government’s withering report on the Ferguson Police Department issued a stern mandate to city leaders: Reform your law-enforcement practices…
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Selma’s 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson
WASHINGTON (AP) — They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto…
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Roland Martin breaks down what’s next for #BlackLivesMatter movement
In the wake of the Department of Justice’s scathing report on the Ferguson Police Department and their racially biased procedures, Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne…
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The loud silence of rape survivors
FOURTH IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA) – An online survey of sexual assault survivors conduced as part of this series vividly captures the fear and reluctance…
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Report: Incarceration shows little to no effect on crime
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the last two decades mass incarceration, a system that has a disproportionate negative impact on the Black community, has had little…
Supreme Court’s Shelby ruling makes Selma a ‘footnote’
Even the damning DOJ report didn’t stop Ferguson police from arresting protesters last night
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ENTERTAINMENT

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How Taraji P. Henson took a chance on Hollywood with only $700 and a dream
Empire wouldn’t be half as good if it weren’t for Taraji P. Henson, who plays tough Cookie Lyon – the head of the Lyon family household.…
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Black Fathers of American Folk Music
Calliope Folk Music Society recently presented “Black Fathers of Folk Music: Lead Belly and Josh White,” at Carnegie Lecture Hall.  Josh White Jr. and Rev.…
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Last night’s ‘Scandal’: Did Shonda Rhimes get Ferguson right?
On this week’s episode of Scandal, art imitated life as Olivia Pope and her team found themselves in the middle of the Rosemead neighborhood—just blocks…
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Harrison Ford “battered but OK” after small plane crash
Harrison Ford was reportedly seriously injured after crashing a small plane he was flying today, but his son confirmed a few hours later that the iconic…
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COMING SOON: T.I. Announces ‘ATL 2’ Is In Production
T.I. is bringing movie lovers back to Atlanta to catch up with their favorite group of friends in “ATL 2”! We don’t know how Tip…
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Trial over hit song ‘Blurred Lines’ drawing to a close
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvin Gaye was part of the soundtrack of Pharrell Williams’ life growing up, and the Grammy-winning singer-producer told a jury that…
PRESS PLAY: Rihanna Teases ‘Higher’ From ‘R8′
Obama heads to Selma for 50th anniversary of voting rights march

SPORTS

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Rogers strong in Yankees’ 2-1 win against Pirates
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – Esmil Rogers, trying to cement a spot on the New York Yankees’ pitching staff, tossed two scoreless innings Thursday in a…
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An ocean away, Pacquiao’s trainer makes some noise from afar
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao’s sparring. And a bit of trash talking…
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Dominique Wilkins statue unveiled before Atlanta Hawks, NBA legends (PHOTOS)
ATLANTA — Basketball dignitaries and legends were on hand to watch as the city of Atlanta and the Hawks finally immortalize the greatest and most…
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‘Dr. Death’ David Trent still a champion after loss of both legs
Champions always show up. That was certainly the case a few weeks ago when some of the greatest names in Pittsburgh Basketball history visited with…
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Russell Westbrook is a superhuman stat machine
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has been an absolute stat machine in his last four games. Last night, he posted four consecutive triple doubles,…
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Atlanta City Council joins the Atlanta Hawks for dedication honoring Dominque Wilkins
  Members of the Atlanta Council City Council will join the Atlanta Hawks in honoring longtime fan favorite and living legend Dominque Wilkins at 1…
Pillar’s RBI double leads Blue Jays past Pirates 4-1
March Madness begins for Vincentian girls

OPINION

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Ben Carson, prison does not prove being gay is a choice
For many Black children born in the 1980s, Ben Carson is a hero. He is, as BuzzFeed’s Joel Anderson describes in a well-done profile about…
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50 years after Selma, let’s finally end unbridled, unjust protection for law enforcement
From Eric Garner, an unarmed 43-year-old man killed by NYPD on July 17, 2014, to Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager killed by a Ferguson police…
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Newsmax’s clumsy attempt to recognize Black History
Last month, in a clumsy attempt to recognize Black History Month, the influential conservative website Newsmax put out its list of the 100 Most Influential…
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New study fills in gap on Black girls
When asked what her teachers think of her and her peers, one Black girl responded, “They like, can’t be trusted, or they are loud and…
Child Watch…No ESEA bill is better than a bad one
Black gay man tells Patricia Arquette why Black women may not have time for wage equality right now

BUSINESS

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Social Security question and answer
Question: I know I shouldn’t carry my Social Security card with me, and I always keep it in a safe place. Somehow, I lost it.…
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Rapper Rick Ross brings Wing Stop franchise to Pittsburgh
Recently, a popular restaurant launched in Pittsburgh, right in the heart of the South Side. What started as a small buffalo-style chicken wing restaurant in…
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Facebook exec, NBA team up to get men to ‘lean in’ for women
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league’s other top players…
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Dearth of jobs a barrier to post-bankruptcy Detroit’s growth
DETROIT (AP)—When Alison Norris couldn’t find work in Detroit, she searched past the city limits, ending up with a part-time restaurant job that’s 20 miles…
Spirit Airlines to offer Chicago flights from Palmer airport
As loan debts rise, foreclosures dip

INTERNATIONAL

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First lady plans mid-March visit to Japan, Cambodia
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama will promote educating girls around the world during a mid-March visit to U.S. ally Japan, and to Cambodia, a place…
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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,…
Greek hospital patient convicted of racially abusing doctor
Armed group in South Sudan kidnaps 89 boys

LIFESTYLE

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15 times Ava DuVernay proved she’s a budding fashion icon
Movie directors rarely make red carpet best-dressed lists but Ava Duvernay is a glowing exception. The “Selma” director has cemented her status as an emerging…
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Park Place AME Church’s Annual Black History Celebration Luncheon
  The 10th Annual Park Place AME Church Black History Awards Luncheon was held on Feb. 28 at the Second Baptist Ministry Hall, in West…
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7 Times It’s Better To Stay Silent Than To Argue With Your Boo
Arguing. Screaming Matches. Disagreements. Call them whatever you like. If you are in a relationship (and have passed the honeymoon phase), chances are you’re going…
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Lifestyles Report…That dress
I was on vacation and I kept hearing about this dress. I asked my niece what is this noise about a dress. She told me…
Church Circuit 3-4-15
Father/Daughter Dinner Dance

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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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved…. Hearing 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…
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Hearing…Don’t take it for granted
Hearing is something most of us take for granted—until we start having problems with it. And we will. About 10 percent of the population has…
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Understanding the facts of hearing loss
Hearing loss can have a profound impact on an individual’s emotional, physical and social well-being. Hearing loss can affect a child who cannot hear well…
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Center for Hearing and Deaf Services prides comprehensive care
The Center for Hearing and Deaf Services, Inc. (HDS) began in 1920 as the League for the Hard of Hearing. Its primary goal was to…
Black women endure menopause longest
Hungry? OWN to premiere two hilarious Black men in ‘2 Fat 2 Fly’ [video]

Cover To Cover

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Dr. Chandra Gill talks ‘Black Genes-Black Genius’ [VIDEO]
Motivator, educator, author and founder and CEO of Blackademically Speaking®, Dr. Chandra Gill joined “NewsOne Now” guest host Armstrong Williams to discuss her new book…
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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…
Pharrell Williams Lands A “Happy” Book Deal
Black men inspire: 40 prominent African Americans share views on living, leading and succeeding

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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7 things you didn’t know about Chris Brown’s baby mama Nia Gonzalez (PHOTOS)
The fact that troubled singer Chris Brown had a daughter took everyone by surprise, including now ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran. Despite the fact that initial reports…
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Ciara Shares Pics From The Set Of Her New NBC Show & ‘I Bet’ Video Shoot
Ciara’s new variety show “I Can Do That” has yet to debut, but it looks like she’s having loads of fun on her new job!…
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Bye, Mariah: Nick Cannon gets his own place
Nick Cannon is moving out of New York City to get an amazing new place that has plenty of space for Dem Babies. The TV…
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Is Lee Daniels Upset Mo’Nique Didn’t Mention His Name In Her Oscars Acceptance Speech?
It seems like the Lee Daniels, Mo’Nique drama is letting up anytime soon. After comparing her struggle to be treated fairly in Hollywood to MLK’s…
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Monica Lewinsky to give TED Talk
When you think of TED talks, ground-breaking speakers in technology, education and design come to mind. You can even hear snippets of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s…
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Kim Kardashian’s new blonde hair do is so fugly
  We don’t care if blondes have more fun, some women should just leave the bleach alone. Kim Kardashian usually nails her hair and makeup…
This poor guy asked Drake to stop sleeping with his girl every night
Are French Montana And Khloe Kardashian Back Together?

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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