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House speaker links liquor overhaul to new taxes for budget
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) —A leading proponent of liquor privatization in the Pennsylvania Legislature said Monday that selling off the state stores must happen for any…
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Casey presses to expand childhood hunger program
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Senator Bob Casey is pushing to expand a program that provides nutritious meals to vulnerable children. Casey will explain his proposal…
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State of the Race: The campaign for Pennsylvania’s US seat
THE INCUMBENT Toomey, 53, of suburban Allentown, is running for re-election and has the Republican Party unified behind him. Toomey is a free-market advocate and…
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Mayor Peduto’s Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative takes naturalization ceremony to the streets
PITTSBURGH, PA Sunday’s final installation of OpenStreetsPGH included a new event: celebrating citizenship in a public space with a pop-up naturalization ceremony. Surrounded by family,…
Take charge of your health today….Ways to eat while you beat the heat
McLay pushes for new hiring criteria at PowerBreakfast

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Report: NYPD Sgt. who pushed handcuffed 14-year-old through glass window used excessive force
A New York Police Department sergeant who allegedly shoved a handcuffed 14-year-old boy through the plate-glass window of a Bronx hookah bar last year was…
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Ralkina Jones becomes at least 3rd Black female to die in police custody this month alone
After being found dead in her jail cell bed on Sunday, a 37-year-old Cleveland native identified as Ralkina Jones became the third Black woman to die…
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UPB presents: How well do you know Chicago? [quiz]
Urban Partnership Bank wants to take a special reader to New York City. Let's see how much you know Chicago for your chance to win. Win an all-expenses-paid trip go HelloBeautiful's Interludes Live concert in NYC.
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Instagram restricts #SandraBland hashtag, Boy Scouts Of America lift gay ban…and more
When news spread about Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old Black woman who died in a jail cell after being pulled over during a traffic stop, many…
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Bernie Sanders reaffirms support for #BlackLivesMatter after Netroots fail
Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders on Sunday reaffirmed his commitment to the “Black Lives Matter” movement a week after shouting down protesters who disrupted his…
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Nick Gordon’s family finally speaks on Bobbi Kristina’s death
The family of Nick Gordon has finally spoken out since Bobbi Kristina Brown passed on Sunday at the age of 22 – six months after…
Activist: Black Lives Matter galvanized & re-energized a movement of people saying “no more”
America’s youngest convicted killers to be released this week
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Nick Gordon Reportedly On Suicide Watch Following Bobbi Kristina’s Death
Following the Sunday passing of Whitney Houston‘s 22-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, her longtime boyfriend Nick Gordon is reportedly on suicide watch. After Brown was found face down in…
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Check out some of President Obama’s best dance moves
Bet you didn’t know President Obama could get down like this. During Barack Obama’s historic trip to Kenya, the president boogied with the best of them…
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Social media reacts to Safaree’s explosive dis of Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj in ‘Lifeline’
Safaree Samuels just put his ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj and her current boyfriend Meek Mill on full furnace blast with outlandish statements and bold accusations, including…
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Here’s Bobbi Kristina Brown’s initial autopsy results
As the news of Bobbi Kristina‘s death looms over the week, people are wondering how did a 22-year-old with seemingly a whole life ahead of her…
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Everybody’s hating on Funkmaster Flex because he didn’t drop Meek MIll’s diss record against Drake
Funkmaster Flex is still going to go down as the legend in the New York hip-hop. But tonight, he brought the slander on himself. People thought…
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Chief Keef says he is running for Mayor Of Chicago
Chief Keef had his hologram concert shutdown yesterday by cops. But that’s OK, because he’s aiming for something higher than charity concerts for shooting victims: Mayor…
Chief Keef’s hologram can’t catch a break, concert canceled yet again
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, dead at 22

SPORTS

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Black female golfer makes history
Renée Powell, a pioneering African-American golfer who often fielded racism during her years on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, recently made history by becoming…
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Gilbert Arenas still good enough to win all the prizes in County Fair hoops
Don’t ever let anybody tell you to stop shooting hoops because your chances of making it in basketball are minimal. Getting buckets is a life…
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Steelers celebrate 50th year at St. Vincent College
  LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The Steelers opened training camp Sunday at St. Vincent College with a special celebration ommemorating their 50th anniversary at the…
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SRU student takes part in USOC minority leadership program
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Gervon Williams, a senior sport management major from Chambersburg, recently spent eight days taking part in the exclusive 2015 United States…
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Inside Conditions…The Quilt of History
[fab-rik]  noun:  1. a cloth made by weaving, knitting, or felting fibers. 2.  The texture of the woven, knitted, or felted material. 3 The method…
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Stable Steelers arrive in style for training camp
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Antonio Brown couldn’t say no. How often does Rolls-Royce ask if you would like to ride to work in a $500,000…
If Hulk Hogan goes, Vince McMahon owes at least 7 apologies
Sherri Coale, Natalie Williams headline women’s basketball hall class of 2016

OPINION

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Fakeness tarnishes Hip Hop
WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson recently filed for bankruptcy and testified in court that despite his flashy public persona, he is only worth…
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The 2015 National Urban League Conference convenes in Fort Lauderdale
 “You can holler, protest, march, picket and demonstrate, but somebody must be able to sit in on the strategy conferences and plot a course. There must…
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Ask Alma…trying to help mom
Dear Alma, My dad left my mom for another woman. My mother is so sad and I think it’s affecting her health. She was recently on…
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Obama revisits African roots
Some commentators have compared President Obama’s trip to Kenya this month to John F. Kennedy’s visit to Ireland in June 1963.Officially, the president is visiting…
A good education by any means necessary
University president explains why Black lives matter

BUSINESS

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Minority banks shut out of new tax credit awards
Members of the National Bankers Association, including heads of several Black-owned banking institutions, recently alleged charges of racial discrimination against the Department of Treasury’s Community…
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Howard U. unveils new athletics logo
    Howard University Athletics unveiled its new Bison logo during a press conference Thursday, using a process that engaged all stakeholders in the Howard…
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Black America’s wealth illusion: 50 Cent and the presentation of Black celebrity
Rapper 50 Cent recently admitted under oath that he is insolvent, filings show he is in debt to creditors to the tune of over $28…
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Verizon workers vote to authorize strike, if necessary
NEW YORK (AP) _ Verizon workers in nine states have voted to go on strike if necessary over a dispute about a new contract, a…
How “banking local” can benefit you – and your community
Department of Public Works adding 18 projects to 2015 paving program

INTERNATIONAL

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President Obama praises Nigerian leader for tackling Boko Haram
President Barack Obama gave his support to Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari on Monday for his fight against the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. According to the BBC, the two…
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Plan to launch Brazil’s only slave memoir, revisit dark past
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) _ Taken from Africa and sold into slavery in Brazil, Mahommah Baquaqua’s tale of escape to freedom in New York is…
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Dominican Republic’s ‘Ethnic Cleansing’
  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A Dominican Republic court order threatens to force more than 200,000 Dominican-born Haitians from their homes in an effort that many…
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Cuba becomes first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmissions
The World Health Organization declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child on Tuesday,…
Afghanistan girls attacked with acid for going to school
Women talk everyday sexism with #BeingFemaleInNigeria hashtag

LIFESTYLE

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CHICK CHAT: He likes men too & I’m not sure how to feel about it
Dating is hard enough!
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‘Runaway Island’ stars, Thomas Q. Jones & Aisha Hinds reveal who they would want to run away with
These beautiful Black actors reveal their ultimate island getaway fantasy. One of them is really...weird (and not sexy at all).
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Families encouraged to bring back the Sunday Dinner
David Baron from Westmoreland and Southeast Allegheny counties is on a mission to see more families share sit-down Sunday dinners with their senior loved ones.…
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Lost But Not Forgotten Outreach sponsors day of fun
A day of food and fun was recently sponsored by the Lost But Not Forgotten Outreach, a program headed by Dorothy Stubbs to assist female…
Lifestyles Report…Retirement on my mind
‘Building a holistic community’ Kingdom Conference

GENERATION Y

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Obama warms up White House for rapper Wale
WASHINGTON (AP) — He can croon the blues. He can belt out gospel. But Barack Obama draws the line at rap. “My rapping skills are…
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The Black Print: Rise of the Black millennial
Eleven years ago, teachers at the Clara H. Carlson School told Annis R. Sands of Elmont, N.Y., that upper-division courses would cause her excessive stress…
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Civil Rights 2.0: NAACP president talks young activists in social justice movement
Host of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin, talked with Cornell W. Books, President and CEO of the NAACP, from the floor of this year’s annual convention about how…
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BW4PC essay contest on stopping violence
Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC), a national, volunteer civic organization recently sponsored the first “On 2nd Thought” Essay Contest at the Neighborhood Academy, in…
Third Annual BOLD award, recognition dinner held at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild
Millennials are buying homes later, but still want a place of their own

HEALTH

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Fit!Live!Win! Dr. Ro’s easy tips to lower your cholesterol
America’s Nutrition Coach, Dr. Ro joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now for this week’s installment of Fit!Live!Win! to discuss the importance of managing our cholesterol levels so…
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Take charge of your health today….Ways to eat while you beat the heat
Every good parent, no matter their income, worries about whether their child is getting enough to eat. For the parents of the one in five…
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HEALTHY LIVING…Maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body
Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you…
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4 simple ways to help your family eat well on a budget
(BPT)—How people approach a wholesome diet has changed dramatically over the decades. Today, many Americans see home cooking as an investment in health, but that…
One professional’s fight with stigma, denial and opioid painkillers
Hope Beyond Fibroids: Author details 14-year battle with fibroids & how to overcome them

Cover To Cover

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Hope Beyond Fibroids: Author details 14-year battle with fibroids & how to overcome them
Many African-American women have experienced the impact of fibroids, which can cause weight gain, painful menstrual cycles, infertility, and other serious health-related issues. According to the…
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Cover to Cover…‘Balm’
Music almost always does it for you. After a long day, nothing makes you feel better—especially when you pair soft tunes with hot bath and…
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Mockingbird sequel and real-life racist Jefferson
The recent news that Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman novel reveals her To Kill A Mockingbird hero Atticus Finch to be a racist shocked the literary world. Actually,…
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Cover to Cover…’Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga’
The animals look a little restless. Maybe they’re hungry, bored, or tired of being watched. They seem angry. Observing these creatures caged, it’s easy to…
George Clinton’s memoir details “total conspiracy ” in the music industry
Jan Gaye talks life with Marvin in new book, “After The Dance”

EDITORS PICK

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Who’s Who in Black Pittsburgh unveiling blows up Twitter
Combine colorful speakers, a hashtag and more than 300 of Pittsburgh’s most skilled talented entrepreneurs, artists, medical, legal, academic and business professionals—all with cell phones—and…

FEATURES

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Singleton leaving UPMC, taking Dignity & Respect Campaign national
As a Californian who will tell you she’s “straight out of South Central,” Candi Castleberry Singleton isn’t averse to using another musical metaphor when describing…
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Lifestyles Report…I saw it in the Courier
Perhaps the title of this column should be, “When is my story or picture going to be in the New Pittsburgh Courier?” That is the…

VIEWPOINT

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Why Blacks are not part of the vision of a Pittsburgh “comeback”

PEOPLE

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Odell Beckham Jr.’s not claiming Amber Rose, but capes real hard for his hair
Funk Flex loves putting people on blast. This time, his site In Flex We Trust linked NY Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. to Amber Rose, but the wide…
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Hottest photos of Fetty Wap’s girlfriend Alexis Sky
Fetty Wap’s cool quotient and insertion into the mainstream was certified complete when very mainstream mother and actress Kate Hudson was reported to be dancing…
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Khloe Kardashian shows off body in ‘Complex’ cover spread [video]
Khloe Kardashian has been quietly but forcefully been challenging older sister Kim for booty supremacy in the Kardashian household. Khloe Kardashian stated her case with…
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‘Empire”s Trai Byers and Grace Gealey get engaged
Trai Byers (Andre) and Grace Gealey (Anika) don’t play very likable people on Empire. That doesn’t mean they aren’t good for each other, though. The castmates…
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Khloe Kardashian talks Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner and missing Lamar Odom with ‘Complex’
With the Kardashian clan getting more time in the spotlight than ever before with Caitlyn Jenner’s debut, it’s time for Khloe Kardashian to get her…
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Rest In Peace: Twitter reacts to Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, has been pronounced dead. Her aunt, Pat Houston, issued a statement to ABC…
Kanye West shares words of support for Caitlyn Jenner on ‘I Am Cait’
Snoop Dogg detained in Sweden after concert

Education

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Third Annual BOLD award, recognition dinner held at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild
A special event was  held at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild to honor the student participants, mentors and community partners who have contributed to the success…
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BW4PC essay contest on stopping violence
Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC), a national, volunteer civic organization recently sponsored the first “On 2nd Thought” Essay Contest at the Neighborhood Academy, in…

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