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DA drops homicide charges against 2 for lack of evidence
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Prosecutors have dropped homicide and other charges against two suspects in a Christmas Eve shooting death due to “insufficiency of evidence at…
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$900,000 to STEAM in grants
Grants totaling nearly $900,000 from the Grable Foundation and the Fund for Excellence, have been awarded to bring STEAM programming to Pittsburgh Public Schools. STEAM…
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Metro Beat: Girl, 7, critical after being hit by Pittsburgh school van
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Police were trying to determine whether a school van driver was speeding or using her cellphone when she struck a 7-year-old Pittsburgh…
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Federal prosecutor to co-chair national Heroin Task Force
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The top federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh has been picked to co-chair a national Heroin Task Force as the city and its suburbs…
‘Turn your kids in’…Homewood March for Peace leads parents to urge radical new solutions
Mayes runs for District 7 Council seat

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NATIONAL NEWS

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White House names deputy social secretary to top job
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former hip-hop journalist who became a White House intern in her 30s was named on Thursday as the new White House…
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Chicago schools chief takes temporary leave amid probe
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett took an immediate leave of absence Friday amid a federal investigation over a $20.5 million no-bid…
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Stories of love, life, death in high court gay marriage case
WASHINGTON (AP) — An impending birth prompted Brittani Henry and Brittni Rogers to get married. Worries about what the future holds pushed them to join…
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Chicago to pay $5.5 million in reparations to police torture victims
In an effort to address the pain of dozens of torture victims who experienced brutal treatment at the hands of former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon…
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No Child Left Behind: Are standardized tests ruining primary education?
No Child Left Behind was the reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act and was supposed to ensure that all children had equal…
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Family of Man & 7 children who died in carbon monoxide accident questions landlord over stolen meter
Funeral for Rodney Todd, his 7 children: April 18 w/viewing 10 a.m.; services 1 p.m., UMES. @MyDelmarvaNow @UMESNews pic.twitter.com/0wGej6X6Ok — DTDeborahGates (@DTDeborahGates) April 8, 2015…
Tulsa reserve deputy denies forged training records, apologizes to family of Eric Harris
Missouri National Guard labeled Ferguson protesters ‘enemy forces’
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ENTERTAINMENT

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‘RHOA’ star Demetria McKinney inks record deal with eOne music
With her infectious single “100” (featuring Da Brat) surfing the Billboard charts and latest release “Trade It All” generating buzz, “Real Housewives Of Atlanta” star…
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Wiz Khalifa’s tribute song for Paul Walker hits No. 1 on Billboard chart
ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Walker is not only being remembered onscreen, but in music too: The tribute song for him, “See You Again,” hit the…
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Miranda Lambert: Women in country have to stick together
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Miranda Lambert is one of the few women nominated at the Academy of Country Music Awards this year, so she says…
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Amandla Stenberg gives crash discourse on cultural appropriation
Cultural appropriation, while not new, has taken center stage in national conversations in past months, with the onslaught of White mainstream musicians adopting the fashion,…
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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…
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Watch It, Lucious: Tyrese interested in appearing on ‘Empire’ Season 2
Tyrese is a huge fan of Taraji P. Henson’s series “Empire,” but he thinks the show is missing something that only he can supply. The…
Nelly cancels concert at Missouri State University following recent arrest
Netflix offers up ‘OITNB’ Season 3 sneak peek; Laverne Cox poses nude for ‘Allure’

SPORTS

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African-American jockey breaks records, competition at Indiana Grand
During summers in Creston, S.C., Malcolm Franklin sharpened his jockey skills. While most kids his age talked about becoming doctors, lawyers and astronauts, Malcolm Franklin…
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NBA Players Association will investigate Thabo Sefolosha’s NYPD run-in
Details are still scarce regarding Thabo Sefolosha‘s arrest and injury, and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) has decided to look into the details of…
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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
•    Truth be told, there should be little or no conversation regarding Aaron Hernandez’s cold blooded murder.  Let us know when the trial starts, when…
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Warriors? Cavs? Spurs again? No clear NBA Finals favorite
Sweet-shooting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have the best record, an unmatched home-court advantage, and the understanding that means nothing now. “We had…
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Manny Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s “reckless” jabs
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2 1/2 weeks. He really hopes…
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Animation artist and Golden Gloves Champion refuses to get robbed
The only thing square in boxing is the ring and most every fight fan has witness a couple of horrendous decisions. Controversial decisions are as…
City, sponsors to have big screen for Penguins’ home games
Why you need to watch the new US men’s soccer team

OPINION

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Just Sayin’…Farewell Bill Robinson…Kudos to Marita Garrett
Wilkinsburg, like so many of the towns around it is struggling for survival, but recently there was some life created via a community meeting to…
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Controversy over videotaping cops
(NNPA)—Feidin Santana, the young Dominican immigrant who videotaped North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael Slager firing his gun eight times, killing Walter Scott, an unarmed…
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Stephen A. Smith and the Manchurian constituency
Recently ESPN host Stephen A. Smith suggested Blacks should vote Republican to send a message to both political parties that Blacks (or The Manchurian constituency) are…
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Facing ‘Officer Friendly’ while Black
(NNPA)—Without the video, North Charleston, S.C. police officer Michael T. Slager would likely have gotten away with murder. Without the video, we wouldn’t see Officer…
Marco Rubio has no chance of becoming the “Republican Obama”
Blackonomics…Creating conscious Black millionaires

BUSINESS

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URA funding supports neighborhood development
The Urban Redevelopment Authority has approved $2.1 million in loans for the 85-unit first phase of housing that is part of the massive Larimer rebuilding…
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More bad news for Sony as WikiLeaks releases more than 30,000 documents
Earlier today, more than 30,000 documents and 170,00 emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) surfaced, thanks to Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks site. The items were among…
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News outlets may have to pay $10,000 to play Walter Scott shooting video
Playing the disturbing video of former North Charleston police officer Michael T. Slager shooting and killing 50-year-old Walter Scott may soon cost thousands for news…
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Seattle CEO to cut his pay so every worker earns $70,000
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle CEO who announced that he’s giving himself a drastic pay cut to help cover the cost of big raises for…
America’s Financial Divide…The racial breakdown of U.S. wealth in Black and White
Kanye West, Misty Copeland & Laverne Cox named on Time Magazine’s most influential people [covers]

INTERNATIONAL

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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…
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#Blessed: North West Gets Baptized In Jerusalem
North West got dipped in the waters of the Holy Land for her baptism this week! The Kardashian-Wests cut their trip to Armenia a little…
Ambassador: US handed Cambodia to ‘butcher’ 40 years ago
Kenyan ministry names suspect in Al-Shabab campus attack

LIFESTYLE

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Feeding the homeless: What it’s like to give back
I decided to join my Momentum family (life transformation program) on a Saturday morning to make bag lunches and pass them out to people who…
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FAB FINDS: 20 fruit print pieces you need in your Spring wardrobe
Spring fashion is more adorable than ever thanks to the newest trend of the season: fruit prints. Designers are taking inspiration from fruits like watermelons,…
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20 Fruit Print Pieces You Need In Your Spring Wardrobe
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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…
Pantry essentials for nutritious homemade meals
Church Circuit

GENERATION Y

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Braddock’s Unity Baptist Church hosts talent show
Unity Baptist Church in Braddock hosted a Talent Show/Silent Auction as part of its pre-anniversary celebration. All were welcomed to display their Christ given talents.
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Higher Achievement celebrates students through poetry
Higher Achievement, a non-profit academic program that works with middle school students in Homewood and the Hill District, presented its third annual Literary Love Poetry…
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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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Minnesota teen accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools, NJ teen accepted to 7
Earlier this week we heard about Harold Ekeh, the New York teenager accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. Now, Munira Khalif, a senior at Mounds Park Academy in…
Michigan teen earns 3 college degrees in high school
First lady: Secret Service agents taught Malia how to drive

HEALTH

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Combatting the ADHD wars against Black Boys [video]
Why are we medicating so many of our young African-American males for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Recent studies show that there’s a 70 percent increase…
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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…
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CHIC EATS: Santa Fe Chicken Rice Bowl [RECIPE]
Lunch On Fleek: Santa Fe Chicken Rice Bowl Why go to Chipotle when you can make your own healthy rice bowl! Well balanced and delicious! MUST…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Diabetes ­management
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…
African Americans have 50 percent higher risk of developing diabetes
Don’t let vision get blindsided by diabetes

Cover To Cover

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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…
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“Michelle Obama: A Life,” details life & times of the first lady
On Monday, journalist and author Peter Slevin joined Roland Martin on the set of NewsOne Now to talk about his new book, Michelle Obama: A…
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Cover to Cover…‘Reach’
  Where do you go from here? You’ve been looking at your life and everything around you, and that’s the question you’ve been asking: what…
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Amber Tamblyn writes book of poetry about dead actresses
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Amber Tamblyn writes about dead Hollywood actresses in her new book of poems. But “Dark Sparkler” is more than that.…
Toni Morrison talks new book & diversity In literature In New York Times Magazine
Mindy Kaling’s brother claims he got accepted to med school by passing as Black

EDITORS PICK

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Johns Hopkins sued for $1 billion for STD experiments on people of color
Johns Hopkins University and the Rockefeller Foundation are the objects of a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit resulting from its alleged role in the deliberate infection of…

FEATURES

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5 Things You Should Never Give Up For Your Man
Love and relationships require a ton of sacrifice. We all know this. It’s all fun and games in the beginning and during your honeymoon phase.…

VIEWPOINT

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

PEOPLE

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Suge Knight hospitalized after being ordered to stand trial for murder
Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was hospitalized Thursday after a judge ordered him to stand trial in a fatal hit-and-run case that injured another man…
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Chris Brown snaps adorable picture with his daughter [photo]
Chris Brown has just shared one of the most adorable daddy-daughter pics we’ve seen this year! Now that the world know he’s got a daughter,…
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Keke Palmer addresses Tia Mowry-Hardrict’s shade [video]
Keke Palmer is attempting to clear up any confusion about a statement she made that got Tia Mowry-Hardrict all worked up. Tia didn’t name any…
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Meek Mill gushes over Nicki Minaj: ‘That’s my baby right there’
Last night, Nicki Minaj broke the Internet when she posted a photo of her massive engagement ring, given to her by her rapper boo Meek…
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Lil Wayne’s former tour bus driver sues rapper for assault
Mark Jones, a former tour bus driver for Lil Wayne, has filed a lawsuit against Weezy, after the Young Money artist allegedly threatened him at gunpoint…
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Is Nicki Minaj engaged to Meek Mill?! See the ring!
There’s buzz that Nicki Minaj might be jumping the broom with her new boo Meek Mill! Nicki has cranked up the rumor mill with a…
Memphitz takes shots at K.Michelle & implies Black women caused him to lose lawsuit
Tamar Braxton being sued by ex-nanny for allegedly being stingy

Education

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Michigan teen earns 3 college degrees in high school
We love Black excellence. 19-year-old Jasmine Cofield graduated from high school last year with three college degrees. Say what?! While most of us are struggling…

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