METRO NEWS

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Metro Beat: Hundreds mourn garbage collector killed in car
PITTSBURGH (AP) – City officials joined several hundred relatives and friends to mourn a Pittsburgh garbage collector gunned down as he began his shift earlier…
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Bullock promotes CCAC’s education, workforce development
Calling Community College of Allegheny County President Quintin Bullock “doctor” would technically be more accurate than in the case of most academics because he earned…
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Tragedy to Triumph…Community center ribbon cutting dedicated to Jeron X. Grayson
Four years to the date of his death, $2 million dollars raised and rivers of waters made up of family’s tears later, on a slightly…
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Community Calendar 10-22-14
    Breast Cancer Education/Screening OCT. 25—Primary Health Care Services Inc. will host its Crucial Catch Day Community Health Event from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at…
$8M for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar
Judge approves sale of Pittsburgh’s Wilson Center

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Woman fakes Ebola at hospital emergency room, lands In jail
Beryl Rhines (pictured) of Lawton, Okla., is currently behind bars and has been charged with assault and disturbing the peace for showing up at Comanche…
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Survey: Harassment a common part of online life
NEW YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The…
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Michael Brown autopsy shows Ferguson teen shot at close range In hand
Michael Brown, the 19-year-old Ferguson, Missouri teen who was unarmed when Officer Darren Wilson gunned him down on August 9, was shot in the hand…
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On visit home, Obama looks backward and forward
CHICAGO (AP) — A lesson from President Barack Obama’s brief trip home, straight out of Shakespeare: What’s past is prologue. While his trip to Chicago…
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Corbett signs law to curb Abu-Jamal’s ‘obscene celebrity’
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ignoring the chants of protesters on the block where a police officer was killed and the cause célèbre of Mumia Abu-Jamal was…
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Is ‘Brother’s Keeper’ keeping out community groups?
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to spark innovation at the local level to improve life outcomes for young men and boys of color, White…
Adorable Brooklyn child brutally beaten to death by stepfather after soiling herself
NewsOne Minute: Missouri State Senator arrested during Ferguson protest
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ENTERTAINMENT

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MUSIC ROUNDUP: Danity Kane drops post-breakup track; Drake turns all the way up on Tuesdays & more
Danity Kane is just days away from releasing the final album they’ll ever drop as a group. The remaining members of the group went their…
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Kenny G’s Hong Kong visit out of tune with China
HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, but his visit was out of tune…
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Arts and Culture Calendar 10-22-14
  Thursday 23 Book Signing Nicolette Steele presents a Book Signing for her new book, “Elite Deception-Let The Games Begin!” from 5-8 p.m. at Crystal…
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‘Sex and the City’ Brazil criticized by viewers for demeaning Black women
The new Brazilian adaptation of the famous show “Sex and the City” has received extremely negative feedback. Viewers are outraged with the series stating that…
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SAD NEWS: ‘Dee’ From ‘What’s Happening’ reveals shocking cancer diagnosis
Danielle Spencer, former child star of 70s classic “What’s Happening” recently revealed a shocking diagnosis to Black America Web: she’s got breast cancer and was…
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Black actress who accused LAPD of racial profiling charged with lewd conduct
The foolish Django Unchained bit actress who was having sexual relations with her boyfriend in an open car — and then had the nerve to…
Tyga: ‘I don’t like Drake, he’s just Fake’
‘Django Unchained’s Daniele Watts Charged With Lewd Conduct

SPORTS

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Steel Sensations…What we know thus far
The Steelers improved to 4-3 after beating the Houston Texans on Monday Night in a must win game. In doing so, many things were further…
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Overtime 10-22-14
:10—Pretty good times around the local football fields. Here’s a little update: •Penn Hills wins again and continues to maintain the comeback to where they…
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Youngsters help Steelers past Texans; now must face hottest team in NFL
The Steelers revamped their defensive line with kids who had not played and made changes in their secondary and the result was an outstanding performance…
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Kisner keads Penn Hills into showdown at Woodland Hills
Penn Hills quarterback Billy Kisner rushed for two touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass in the Indians 55-28 win over Seneca Valley, The Indians will…
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Gay football player Michael Sam cut by Dallas Cowboys
Michael Sam, the first openly-gay football player to ever be drafted in the NFL has now been cut by the Dallas Cowboys after less than…
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Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys released defensive end Michael Sam from the practice squad Tuesday, another setback as the NFL’s first openly gay…
Inside Conditions…The Immaculate Interception
Frantic flurry helps Steelers salvage season

OPINION

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Fund the fight against Ebola
The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa could grow as high as 10,000 new cases a week within two months, according to a…
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Black vote is up for grabs
(NNPA)—I had separate conversations with two governors last week. Both were White, one was a Democrat and one was a Republican. We were discussing next…
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U.S. trails more than 100 countries in voter turnout
(NNPA)—Lost in the frenzy to erect barriers to voting, including reducing the hours available for early voting and imposing strict voter ID requirements, is the…
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Editorials from around Pennsylvania
  BLOW THE WHISTLE ON RACE-BAITING SOCCER PLAYERS In recent years, “Say no to racism” signs have flashed electronically on the sidelines of soccer games…
‘This ain’t your grandparents’ Civil Rights Movement’
Dems bash Obama yet want Black vote

BUSINESS

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CCAC President Bullock welcomed at Chamber PowerBreakfast
Though Quintin Bullock has been President of the Community College Of Allegheny County for eight months, he hadn’t been able to visit the African-American Chamber…
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Business Calendar 10-22-14
    NDEAM Breakfast OCT. 30—The PA Department of Labor & Industry, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation will host its 2014 National Disability Employment Awareness Month…
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Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple’s mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line…
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Central State honors businessman Joshua I. Smith
Business executive and philanthropist Joshua I. Smith was honored at building renaming ceremony on October 17, 2014. WILBERFORCE, Ohio, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Central…
‘SNL’ adds Black woman to cast from writers room
McDonald’s CEO outlines changes as sales slide

INTERNATIONAL

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Blade Runner’ Pistorius gets 5 years in prison
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) – Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an…
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Ebola: Africa’s image takes a hit
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia,…
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Serena Williams hits back at Russian official
SINGAPORE (AP) – Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were…
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Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to immediate cease-fire
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday, in a move that…
Europe, others weigh risks of West African flights
President Barack Obama declares it International Day Of The Girl!

LIFESTYLE

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BEAUTY BUZZ: M.A.C. announces collab with Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso
M.A.C cosmetics new collaboration with Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso is just another reason to stalk their site for new lipsticks. The announcement flooded my Instagram feed…
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SAD NEWS: Plus size model Joanne Borgella dies at 32
Plus size model Joanne Borgella has passed away at the age of 32 after a long battle with cancer. The multi-talented beauty first rose to…
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Small Seeds holds 5th Annual Signature Event
The Small Seeds Development Inc. honorees at the 5th Annual Signature Event all agreed that they do what they do for others because the personal…
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Buddy Allie in a ‘Masters Class’ all by himself
There is a champion among us. In Pittsburgh, that is an easy statement to make––Pittsburgh is home to world class kick boxers, baseball players, football…
Church Circuit 10-22-14
Fashion Icon Oscar De La Renta dies at 82

GENERATION Y

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Racist vandals strike at UMass dorms
Investigators at the University of Massachusetts are searching for vandals who recently scrawled hate messages on the walls of dorm buildings, according to the Daily…
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Duquesne U. goes test-optional for liberal arts
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Duquesne University will no longer require students to meet SAT or ACT test standards if they apply to its College of Liberal…
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Shanti Das launches ‘Passion Drives My Purpose’ scholarship contest
Music impresario and author Shanti Das, aka The Hip-Hop Professional, has launched the “Passion Drives My Purpose Scholarship Contest. The former music executive and co-creator of the…
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National mentoring program encourages Black girls to break stereotypes, become leaders
Tracy Wilson Mourning, wife of NBA hall of famer Alonzo Mourning, joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to talk about her mentoring program Honey Shine Inc. Honey Shine’s…
Obama girls, Mo’ne Davis top Time Magazine’s ’25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014′ list
Westinghouse grad attends Harrisburg Internship program

HEALTH

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Walking is the new running: 9 things you need to know before your first step
I remember back in the 90s when my mom would go “power walking” after dinner and I would be in awe. I would try to…
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S. Epatha Merkerson and Merck challenge African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes to get to their goals
Merkerson Visits Atlanta, Georgia on October 20 With America’s Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals Program WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Merck…
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SHE EATS: Steak has delicious way of punching your taste buds In The Face [REVIEW]
I don’t ask for much in a steakhouse–just quality meat really. However, a steakhouse like STK gives me what I want and so much more–a…
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Existing protocols might not be enough for Ebola
DALLAS (AP) — As Thomas Eric Duncan’s health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient’s side. They wore protective…
Michelle Obama goes viral with #TurnipForWhat
Fit!Live!Win!: Replace expensive supplements with natural alternatives

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’
Take a deep breath. Sometimes, nothing is sweeter: a newborn’s first lungful of air. The headiness of roses, new-mown grass, or familiar perfume. A gasp…
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TV pioneer and sitcom king Norman Lear pens a book
NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment Norman Lear began writing his memoir, he knew what the first line would be: “When I was a…
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Valorie Burton shows you how to become unstoppable
Author Valorie Burton appeared on “NewsOne Now” with host Roland Martin to discuss her new book, “Get Unstuck. Be Unstoppable. ” Burton explained how people become…
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Black college football coach prepares to launch children’s book
Greenville, NC (BlackNews.com) — From playbooks to children’s books, he’s the Coach we all love and adore and now in true Ruffin McNeill fashion he’s…
‘The Biology of Beating Stress’
Cover to Cover: “Cosby: His Life and Times”

EDITORS PICK

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Courier named Pennsylvania Newspaper of the Year, wins 9 awards
America’s best weekly is once again the state’s best weekly as well. As announced late last week by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation, the New…

FEATURES

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Reagan Gomez stresses importance of Black women behind the scenes
If Black women are ever going to see themselves more on TV and in film, Reagan Gomez insists that more of us have got to…
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‘Gone Girl’ Review: Tyler Perry’s independent acting attempt brief yet brilliant
Director David Fincher took a huge risk by taking Gillian Flynn’s New York Times Best Seller and creating his own interpretation of ‘Gone Girl’.  The…

VIEWPOINT

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The 2014 Elections: What’s at stake for African Americans

PEOPLE

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Kris Jenner spotted on date with Black guy & None of us should be surprised
Kris Jenner just might be following in her daughter’s footsteps because she was just spotted out on a date with a Black man. If there’s…
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T.I. silences marriage and divorce rumors [VIDEO]
Star of VH1’s “The Family Hustle” and superstar rapper/actor, T.I., dropped by “The Real” to talk about his new album, “Paperwork.” He addresses rumors surrounding his marriage and shares…
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Finally! Omarion confirms paternity of baby boy Megaa
It looks like Omarion IS he father of baby boy, Megaa. Reports surfaced that he broke up with his child’s mother, Apryl Jones, because she…
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Melyssa Ford hit in head with bottle by reality show co-star
Video vixen Melyssa Ford was involved in a fight with “Blood Sweat Heels” co-star, Geneva Thomas, last night (October 21). Thomas hit Ford in the…
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Kirk Cameron: Halloween masks mocking Obama represent Jesus defeating Satan
Oh, look. Little Mikey Seaver is spreading his madness to anyone who will listen again. The child-actor turned fundamentalist, Bible-thumper recently said that Halloween is…
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Ashanti shows off bikini body during birthday celebration
Singer Ashanti and her fine female family members decorated the Caribbean Island of Turks and Caicos with their skimpy bikinis this past week for her…
Tamar Braxton on K. Michelle beef & Why her relationship with Vince changed [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
NBC’s Snyderman faces credibility issues

Education

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Obama girls, Mo’ne Davis top Time Magazine’s ’25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014′ list
First Daughters Sasha Obama and Malia Obama, Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis and Jaden Smith are included in Time Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Teens of…

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