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Zappala: No retrial for Ford
After months of analysis and thought, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala has decided his office will not retry Leon Ford. “I have directed…
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Study finds Pa. fourth highest state for Black homicides
LaKisha Robinson, then a 29-year-old Black female from North Side, was found shot multiple times on March 17, 2011 after a fist fight between several…
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Police: No excessive force in halfway house arrest
Pittsburgh police said a piece of security video that aired recently on WPXI-TV seemingly showing Zone 2 officers viciously beating a halfway house resident during…
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Community Calendar 1-28-15
  Fundraiser JAN. 28—The Alliance for Police Accountability will host a Fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. at Savoy Restaurant, 2623 Penn Ave., Strip District. This is…
Death of Homewood teen found dead in park ruled an accident
Long time civil rights activist, professor Burrell Brown found dead

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Famed SC civil rights protesters have convictions erased
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — The convictions of nine South Carolina Black men who integrated a Whites-only lunch counter during the height of the civil…
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Lynch defends Obama’s immigration policies
WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama’s decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation…
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With ‘No More Campaigns to Run,’ Obama refuses to back down
  WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The strongest line in President Obama’s State of the Union address last Tuesday night was adlibbed. When he said toward the end of…
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Gay Alabama lawmaker threatens to ‘out’ adulterous politicians
Alabama’s only openly gay lawmaker is threatening to expose state politicians who have extramarital affairs but say gay marriage is immoral or bad for children.…
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Obama promotes religious and gender equity in India speech
NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution’s pledge to uphold the “dignity of the individual,” drawing on…
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Clergy members launch #UseMeInstead campaign in response to police’s Black target practice
    After it was revealed that the North Miami Beach Police Department had been using mugshots of African American men for target practice, many…
Civil rights heroes to have records cleared
Supporters of fired fire chief pack Georgia state capital
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Long-Time DJ out at New York’s famed ‘Hot 97′
Cipha Sounds, a Hot 97 radio personality, has just left the legendary radio station after seven years. At this time it isn’t clear if Cipha…
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Sly Stone wins millions In lawsuit after being nearly homeless
Legendary funkmeister extraordinaire Sly Stone (pictured left), the former front man of the iconic ’60s/’70s group Sly and the Family Stone (pictured), has struck it rich, after…
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Guess which major ‘Entourage’ star is heading to 50 Cent’s ‘Power’
While some fans might have trouble imagining Jerry Ferrara in a role outside of Entourage, we’re all about to see “Turtle” in a different light. Ferrara has been tapped…
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Daniele Watts, Boyfriend Plead Not Guilty To Lewd Conduct Charges
Daniele Watts (pictured left) and boyfriend Brian Lucas (pictured) plead not guilty to lewd conduct charges in Los Angeles Tuesday, the New York Daily News reports.…
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Cover to Cover…‘Stella by Starlight’
  Have you ever wanted to do something big—but you didn’t know how? You struggled. You practiced. You tried and tried and tried until finally,…
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Shaquille O’Neal To Star In Workplace Sitcom
Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is about to toss his hat into the sitcom arena. O’Neal is teaming up with TruTV to star in the…
Chris Brown Announces ‘Between The Sheets’ Tour Pushed Back Due To Legal Drama
‘R&B Divas: LA’ adds two new faces

SPORTS

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Hottest wives and girlfriends of Super Bowl Patriots and Seahawks
Super Bowl XLIX is gearing up to be an all-time classic; it not only features the two most dominant teams of the 2014-15 NFL season, but…
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Smith’s 3 lifts Virginia Tech over Pitt in OT
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Adam Smith’s 3-pointer with four seconds left lifted Virginia Tech to a 70-67 overtime victory over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. Smith…
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Sherman provides some levity for this Super Bowl
PHOENIX (AP) – Richard Sherman didn’t draw the biggest crowd Tuesday at media day, despite doing his best to spice up Super Bowl week with…
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Why what’s missing in states’ youth concussion laws matters
PHOENIX (AP) — With a push from the NFL, all 50 states and the District of Columbia passed youth concussion laws over the span of…
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Lynch at Media Day: ‘I’m here so I don’t get fined’
PHOENIX (AP) — Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch constantly repeated “I’m here so I don’t get fined” for five minutes before leaving the podium…
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Dwyane Wade slapped with $15K fine for flipping the bird to fans trashing Gabrielle Union
Dwyane Wade’s love for Gabrielle Union just cost the NBA-All Star a pretty penny. The Miami Heat shooting guard was slapped with a $15,000 fine by the…
AP Explains: What makes the Super Bowl such a big deal
Inside Conditions…Dissolution of morality

OPINION

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The Field Negro…”Fitting the description” at Yale
If you are a young Negro in America I can’t imagine a better place for you to be than in a library at an Ivy…
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Selma: White Savior Not Required
  The fierce and aligned, if not coordinated, campaign to smear the motion picture “Selma” by suggesting it inaccurately portrays the role of President Lyndon…
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“Selma:” It’s Not Just a Movie
There is something at work in both the appearance itself of Ana DuVernay’s “Selma” and in the controversy over her depiction of President Lyndon Baines…
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Hutchinson: The other Mr. Cub i remember
As a kid growing up on Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s, I loved baseball. But most Blacks then didn’t love the Chicago Cubs. There…
Take a page from gay rights activists
Blackonomics…A Million Reasons to Change

BUSINESS

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A flood of overtime for nurses at county nursing homes
A veteran nursing assistant, whose job would include bathing, feeding and dressing nursing-home residents, worked an average of 80 hours a week for nearly the…
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All-too-real domestic violence ad may be most important you’ll see during Super Bowl [video]
This Sunday during the Super Bowl, the NFL will be running a commercial that’s not funny–one that will address domestic violence in a very potent…
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Business Calendar
Lunch & Learn JAN. 29—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Lunch & Learn Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business Branch,…
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53 percent of Black wealth wiped out: foreclosure crisis erodes communities of color
Over the course of the last seven years African American wealth has been decimated as a result of the foreclosure crisis in the United States.…
Super Bowl jet-setters get topflight travel treatment
Once ubiquitous, parking garages fall to the wrecking ball

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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‘Cause an EMANON party don’t stop’
“Ain’t no party like an EMANON party because an EMANON party don’t stop.” Each year the brothers of EMANON, that’s no name spelled backwards, invite…
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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…
15 Black Models At Fashion Week You Should Know
How To Rock The Cape Trend & Be Almost As Cool As Janelle Monae

GENERATION Y

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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…
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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…
Joe Biden to announce $25 million HBCU cybersecurity fund
China-HBCU exchange program launched

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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Man hid cocaine inside prosthetic leg in his car, police say
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police say a Delaware drug suspect went out on a limb to transport a stash of cocaine, but he was busted…
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Theater legend Joel Grey reveals that he is gay
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Grey has publicly announced at age 82 that he is gay. The Oscar- and Tony-winning actor tells People magazine, “I…
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Rihanna’s reaction to “FourFiveSeconds” is the best thing on the Internet today
Last week, we reported that Kanye West had leaked a new song featuring Rihanna and Sir Paul McCartney during a visit to the iHeartMusic Media…
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Porn star Mia Khalifa calls Drake’s Instagram DM game ‘Cringeworthy’
Porn star Mia Khalifa recently made a huge reveal concerning what one can only imagine as Canadian rapper Drake. The Lebanese-born adult star has quickly…
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2 Chainz for mayor? Hey, it could really happen
Following a heated back-and-forth debate over marijuana legalization with Nancy Grace earlier this month, it looks like Atlanta emcee 2 Chainz may be gearing up to…
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A$AP Yams laid to rest in NYC, memorialized with an epic tweet
This past Sunday (January 25), A$AP Mob’s co-founder A$AP Yams was laid to rest with a memorial service in New York City. The ceremony took…
Best of BET Honors red carpet and backstage
Usher Drops Restraining Order Against Alleged Stalker

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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