METRO NEWS

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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…
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Dignity & Respect honorees celebrated at annual breakfast
Candi Castleberry Singleton, founder and chair of the National Dignity & Respect Campaign and Chief Inclusion & Diversity officer at UPMC, holds up a Dignity…
Pittsburgh mayor, official spar over ‘Undercover Boss’ fund
Creamy Creations and More provides ambience to East Liberty

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NATIONAL NEWS

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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…
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Delta cancels 600 flights; airlines combined cancel 2500 nationwide
Delta Airlines has announced they have cancelled up to 600 flights in anticipation of the extreme winter weather in the upper Northeast coming on Monday…
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Caces of the flu at low levels in Georgia, CDC says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported that cases of the flu are low in the beginning of 2015. The latest data…
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Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the former Vanderbilt University football players whose own cellphones show they participated in a dorm-room sex assault have…
NAACP leader urges pursuit of justice after bombing attempt
Oklahoma police officer’s body cam captures fatal shooting
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ENTERTAINMENT

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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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Why ‘The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore’ is the best thing to happen to Late Night TV
When it comes to late night television, a lot can happen in a week. One thing that’s not changing any time soon— The Arsenio Hall Show’s…
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Kid Cudi shares how much he enjoyed kissing a guy in new film
Kid Cudi‘s newest flick, James White, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last Friday (January 23). In the film, he plays the gay best friend to…
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‘Empire’ dominates Wednesday night ratings, dethrones ‘Black-ish’ among young viewers
After Fox renewed Empire for a second season after airing just two episodes, here’s some more confirmation that the series is a quick hit: as of last Wednesday’s third…
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Nas Talks Eric Garner, Police Violence In GQ Interview [VIDEO]
Nas (pictured) isn’t holding his tongue with regards to Eric Garner and police brutality, as evidenced in a recent GQ interview. SEE ALSO: “Mr. Cub”…
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Muva Has Spoken: Amber Rose Sounds Off On Nick Cannon Dating Rumors
Amber Rose is once again causing a stir on the internet, only this time it isn’t with a bathing suit. Last night, Muva Rose got…
Viola Davis delivers deeply emotional acceptance speech at SAG Awards [video]
Jazz greats Hancock, Corea announce 1st tour in 37 years

SPORTS

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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…
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Eastern Michigan basketball player and fellow student killed
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball player and another student were killed in a head-on collision. The Washtenaw…
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A look at wide world of cheating across sports
Few sports issues can disrupt the hype to a Super Bowl quite like cheating. And while fans are a long way from knowing what mischief…
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Sherman, Seahawks take the trash-talk lead over Patriots
Richard Sherman gave Tom Brady an earful and trolled him on Twitter a few years ago. Now the All-Pro cornerback says the star quarterback isn’t…
Panthers looking to toughen up for brutal stretch
A study in high school coaching diversity: Does mindset affect hiring?

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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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…
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CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency
WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office,…
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‘The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore’ has solid debut on Comedy Central
In his debut on Monday, Jan. 19th as the only African-American hosting a late-night TV show, Larry Wilmore attracted a very respectable 963,000 viewers, according…
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Queens of Africa dolls outsell Barbies
Queens Of Africa  a Nigeria-based company has released the latest line of pretty Black Barbies and they’re hugely popular and have impressively surpassed the sales of…
Six million Black viewers for Fox’s ‘Empire’ keeps drama at No.1 on the Top 25
NFL players find second careers as entrepreneurs

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
2015 SAG Awards: Best & Worst-Dressed

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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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…
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Dennis Rodman: I Don’t Think N. Korea Is Behind Sony Hack
Dennis Rodman doesn’t believe that the hack of Sony Pictures was caused by North Korea in response to The Interview, despite what the government may say, reports…
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Muva Has Spoken: Amber Rose Sounds Off On Nick Cannon Dating Rumors
Amber Rose is once again causing a stir on the internet, only this time it isn’t with a bathing suit. Last night, Muva Rose got…
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Bobby Shmurda May Have One Less Charge To Worry About In Ongoing Legal Drama
Bobby Shmurda may still be incarcerated, but the rapper has one less charge to worry about, according to his lawyer, Howard Greenberg. “Brooklyn D.A. office…
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Damon Dash and Kanye West reconcile at BET Honors 2015
Despite both Damon Dash and Kanye West repeatedly stating it was Dash who gave West his initial platform as both a rapper and a producer,…
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If You’re An 80’s Baby You’ll Love Alicia Keys’ Birthday Gift From Swizz Beatz
Swizz Beatz is going for the “Husband of the Year” award early, and he just might have won. The producer threw his wife Alicia Keys a House…
High school coach arrested for biting colleague
She’s Innocent: Kenya Moore Denies RHOA’s ‘Black Wives Matter’ Tacky Ad

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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