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Allen fails to get GOP endorsement for Pa. high court, vows to remain in race
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Republican State Committee on Saturday threw its support behind two state appellate judges and a county judge for an unprecedented…
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Oldtimers give back to community in big way
Eight years ago a few men came together, recognizing that the community was in desperate need of a change. With Black on Black crime on…
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PCRG announces three new community coordinators
PCRG’s Reimagining Communities Initiative (RCI) recently welcomed three new Community Coordinators to the team: Kevin Boyle, Alyssa Lyon, and LaShawna Russ. The RCI Community Coordinators…
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DA: May be illegal for mayor to give ‘Undercover Boss’ money
PITTSBURGH (AP) – It may have been illegal for the mayor to promise $155,000 in gifts to needy city employees as part of his appearance…
‘Deflategate’ chocolate football charity auction nets $20K for Dollar Energy Fund
Omegas to begin 4th year of Carter G. Woodson Academy

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Fight continues despite commuted sentence for former Chicago cop
CHICAGO ( – When Howard Morgan turns 64 on February 1, for the first time in nearly a decade, he will celebrate at home with…
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New Orleans experiences historic lows in murder
Three years after kicking off the much-ballyhooed NOLA for Life murder reduction strategy, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is touting the program’s success in the new year…
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Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year of relative peace in Washington’s budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday…
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Whitney Houston’s daughter found unresponsive in tub
ATLANTA (AP) — The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in…
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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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Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina found unresponsive in bathtub
We’ve seen this tragic movie play out before. In a shocking and eerie replica of a horrific episode the world saw unfold just a few years…
New entity launches to advance Black male achievement in America
‘Hands Up’ rap video ignites controversy for N.Y.C. legal group [video]
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Dueling narratives surround ‘Suge’ Knight
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Marion “Suge” Knight sat jailed on suspicion of murder, dueling narratives cast him as attacker and victim in the hip-hop…
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‘Pippin’ astounds Benedum audiences
Magic is the only word that can be used to describe the updated version of the Tony Award winning musical “Pippin” that overtook the Benedum…
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Kenya Moore Covers Heart & Soul Magazine & We’re Like OMG Her Abs! [PHOTO]
One of the most talked about stars from the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast, Kenya Moore covered Heart & Soul Magazine and opened up about…
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D’Angelo readies for first ever ‘SNL’ performance
  D’Angelo will perform for the first time ever on Saturday Night Live this Saturday, January 31.  Since D’Angelo’s appearance on the show was announced…
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ESSENCE salutes Black Women in Hollywood
NEW YORK/PRNews­­wire/—ESSENCE announced the 8th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon honorees via an online press conference hosted by Access Hollywood correspondent Shaun Robinson and…
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Ne-Yo’s ‘Non-Fiction’ projected for a Top 10 chart debut
Billboard magazine reports little movement is expected at the top of their Billboard 200 album sales chart, with Taylor Swift continuing to dominate sales. But…
Rihanna previews Kanye West-styled ‘FourFiveSeconds’ video
Court denies Katherine Jackson’s request for new trial


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Snoop Dogg keeping focus on youth football before Super Bowl
PHOENIX (AP) — Super Bowl weekend isn’t just about the championship game for Snoop Dogg — it’s also a reminder that the next generation of…
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Should Richard Sherman skip the Super Bowl for son’s birth? [video]
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch isn’t the only member of his team making headlines these days. The team’s star cornerback Richard Sherman is also…
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Woods out of top 50 for 1st time in more than 3 years
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods, coming off an 82 for his worst round as a pro, will be out of the top 50 in…
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Seahawks 1 win away from 1st Super Bowl repeat in 10 years
PHOENIX (AP) – A year ago, Pete Carroll stood at a podium in a New York City hotel, less than 12 hours after his Seattle…
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Brady the greatest ever in SB? Not so fast
PHOENIX (AP) – His teammates were mostly showered and gone, but Tom Brady was having trouble even bringing himself to move. He sat in front…
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Robinson hits late runner, Pitt tops No. 8 Notre Dame 76-72
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh guard James Robinson hit a runner with 12 seconds remaining to give the Panthers the lead for good in a 76-72…
Super Bowl the final act of the NFL’s worst season
Shocker: Marshawn Lynch gives ‘Entertainment Tonight’ an interview at Super Bowl media day


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Stacey Dash thinks ‘naughty’ girls get raped [video]
Stacey Dash slayed us again with her ridiculous views on the world. But this time, a line might’ve been crossed. On the FOX News show…
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CBC members visit Ferguson, Mo.
“Where do I start? How about undefinable frustration? It seems we can’t even catch our breath from our first tragedy before being hit by another…
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Chicago Sun-Times columnist labels ‘Empire’ a modern ‘Blaxploitation’ movie
With ever-increasing ratings and an instant green light for a second season, Fox’s “Empire” is clearly a hit. But for Mary Mitchell, the show is…
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Is Newsweek’s Latest Sexism Cover Offensive To Women?
Have you seen the latest cover of Newsweek? The issue, “What Silicon Valley Really Thinks Of Women” features an unassuming working woman who realizes her skirt…
What Michelle Obama’s Missing Headscarf Did and Did Not Mean
Just Sayin’…Does school desegregation really matter?


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NewsOne Now Exclusive: Ben & Jerry’s co-founder, a supporter of #BlackLivesMatter, responds to critics
Ben & Jerry’s founders incited anger for publicly coming out in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. In a speech earlier this month at their yearly…
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Study Reveals That 100% Of Women Of Color Scientists Experience Gender & Culture Bias More Than Their White Co-Workers
The University of California’s Hastings College of the Law recently conducted a study of 557 women across all races on whether or not they’ve experienced gender bias.…
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WealthyU: Invest Your Tax Refund And Start Building Wealth (VIDEO)
It’s tax season and America’s wealth coach Deborah Owens joined Roland Martin Tuesday on “NewsOne Now” to explain how you can use your tax return…
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Jay Z just spent millions to compete with Dr. Dre
Looks like Dr. Dre is not the only hip-hop mogul in the streaming music business now. Jay Z is set to acquire the Scandinavian streaming music company…
Social Security won’t seize tax refunds to collect old debts
Grindware creates a network for young business professionals


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Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official…
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Michelle Obama headscarf “scandal” draws fire
Michelle Obama’s absent headscarf on a visit with President Barack Obama to pay respects to the late Saudi King Abdullah Tuesday has sparked outrage among some…
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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…
Miss Universe: New friends, countless dresses and 1 crown
Obama offers condolences on death of Saudi King Abdullah


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Tameka Raymond Leads ‘Style Theory Tour’ With Top Style & Beauty Experts
Celebrity wardrobe stylist and business maven Tameka Raymond, along with a team of top style and beauty insiders, set out to focus on inner and…
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Don’t Be That Girl: 13 Tips On How To Act At Super Bowl Parties
All eyes are on Phoenix as Super Bowl XLIX takes places this Sunday between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. If you’re attending a…
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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…
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The Best Style & Beauty Moments From Kerry Washington
‘Let Freedom Sing!’ concerts celebrate King’s legacy
Lifestyles Report…Cupid, where is your bow?


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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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Philadelphia native and Howard student crowned Miss Black Pennsylvania USA 2015
Kayla Shuler of Philadelphia has been crowned Miss Black Pennsylvania USA 2015. Shuler studied dance at The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts.…
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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…
Gateway Medical Society closing the gap
Joe Biden to announce $25 million HBCU cybersecurity fund


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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…
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How does the current environment affect our health?
Pittsburgh is decades beyond a time when the city’s air was so polluted and dark that streetlights were turned on at midday. Because of booming…
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What Is Environmental Justice?
Across the United States and globally, people who live, work and play in the most polluted environments tend to be people of color and the…
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Sources of lead in the environment
Lead is a toxic metal that is found in air, soil and water. Lead has both natural and artificial sources. Some of these sources include…
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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”


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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…


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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.…


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Is Obama trying to kill Black colleges, Part II


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Gabrielle Union catches a case on Charles Barkely dissing D-Wade’s All-Star’s Spot & Charles responds!
Last week Dwyane Wade went buck defending his wife against disrespectful fans, now it’s Gabrielle Union’s turn to have her hubby’s back. Last night, former NBA…
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Is Porsha Williams returning full-time to The Real Housewives of Atlanta?
Could Porsha Williams be back on The Real Housewives of Atlanta in a full-time capacity? She seems to think so. While Porhsa in on the canvas…
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Dr. Dre says Suge Knight lied about ‘peace summit’ that ended in tragedy
Former Death Row partner Dr. Dre says Suge Knight lied when he said that he appeared on the set of Dre’s commercial for the purpose of holding…
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50 Cent’s ex-girlfriend Tatted Up Holly accuses him of abuse
50 Cent is getting major side eyes after an alleged ex-girlfriend hurled serious accusations against him.  Once again 50 got himself into a social media dust…
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Bobby Shmurda will be a free man soon, kinda
Bobby Shmurda rode his single ‘Hot Boy’ to a top 10 spot on Billboard magazine’s ‘Hot 100’ chart and a deal with Epic Records. But…
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Dr. Dre sells mansion for $32 million and photos are insane
Dr. Dre just keeps on winning. According to TMZ, the rapper-turned-entrepreneur recently sold his Hollywood Hills mansion for a majestic $32.5 million. The gossip site…
Jagged Edge Member Charged For Brutally Beating His Fiance & Shoving Engagement Ring Down Her Throat
38 Times Kerry Washington Proves She’s Simply Stunning [PHOTOS]


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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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