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Lt. Gov., mayor talk funding, cooperation for education
Joined by city council members, former council members, teachers’ union and school district officials, and education advocates, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto released his Education Task…
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Report: 60 percent of jail inmates unconvicted
According to a new report released by the VERA Institute of Justice, on any given day, in an average jail, 62 percent of the inmates…
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Community Calendar 2-25-15
Public Service Awards FEB. 27—Achieving Greatness Inc. will host its 14th Annual Allegheny County and Pittsburgh Public Service Awards at 6 p.m. at the Allegheny…
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Family hopeful missing male will return home
There is no greater pain to a mother than the loss of her child. It is even more devastating when the child just vanishes without…
Allegheny County offers 6 weeks parental leave for workers
Racist holiday card allegedly prompts Pa. Supreme Court nominee to withdraw name

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Senate panel greenlights Obama’s attorney general pick
WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the nation’s next attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed…
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Susan Rice, Samantha Power to address AIPAC meeting
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move that may ease — or exacerbate — spiraling tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal, the White…
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Houston discovers 850 rapist DNA matches since rape kit backlogs were addressed
The Houston Chronicle revealed this week that based on 6,600 rape kits from the 1980s to today, there are 850 hits in the FBI’s nationwide…
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What happened to the GOP’s Black outreach website?
Even before Democrats won the presidential election nearly three years ago, the Republican Party conceded that it needed to be more inclusive of people of…
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Justice Served: Three men sentenced & thrown in prison for brutal death of James Craig Anderson
Three White men (William Kirk Montgomery, Joseph Paul Dominick and Jonathan Kyle Gaskamp) have been sentenced to federal prison for the murder of James Craig Anderson,…
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NY judge keeps job despite being overheard making “country n****rs” joke
Judge Gerald Popeo (pictured), a Utica City, New York judge was accused of denigrating Blacks and others. Despite his actions, he got to keep his job, according to…
Medical marijuana bill passes in Georgia House of Representatives
Senator: Missouri public safety director to resign
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Custom dress Lupita Nyong’o wore at Oscars reported stolen
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The $150,000 pearl-adorned dress Lupita Nyong’o wore to this year’s Academy Awards has been reported stolen, sheriff’s officials said Thursday. Deputies…
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The 5 times Susie Carmichael gave us life on the “Rugrats”
As little girls watching TV, it was a riot seeing Susie Carmichael because she looked just like us: brown skin and her black hair in braids,…
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First Look: Zoe Kravitz stars in ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ [exclusive]
Lenny Kravitz’s daughter Zoe Kravitz is all grown up and forging a way for herself with a rising acting career. After starring in the first…
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If You Loved ‘Bad Boys,’ ‘Hitch’ & you don’t like having the answers, go see Will Smith in ‘Focus’ [review]
Nothing in this film is at all what it seems. But is that a bad thing? Will Smith’s latest movie, Focus had all the makings…
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Jamal vs. Hakeem: Which Lyon brother makes better music?
Chances are if you clicked on this post, you’re just as obsessed with “Empire” as we are. From Cookie‘s realness to the incredible music, “Empire”…
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Ice T’s cartoon voiceovers will change your childhood memories forever
Ice T rose to prominence as an important voice in rap. His jams like “Colors” shed light on a growing gang problem in society. His rise…
Will Smith records new music with Kanye West
Taraji P. Henson’s ex-lovers and boyfriends


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LeBron not happy colleges recruiting 10-year-old son
LeBron James says there are colleges recruiting his 10-year-old son, and the superstar isn’t happy about it. James told a Detroit radio station this week…
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Judge rules for Peterson, paving way for reinstatement
A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated, ruling that an NFL arbitrator “failed to meet…
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Vasquez climbing the ladder to super stardom
Monessen native Sammy Vasquez Jr., is one of the top fighters in the welterweight division.  Manager Al Haymon signed him to a contract in January.…
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NBA Health Check: Injuries & medical issues affecting Chris Bosh, Derrick Rose & Carmelo Anthony
Recently a few of the NBA’s popular ballers are facing very serious body injuries and health concerns, derailing and cutting their season short. Chris Bosh of…
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Overtime 2-25-14
:10—Since the NBA All-Star game came and went and the Slam Dunk Contest regained national respect again, here for maybe the last time is the…
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Allderdice boys, Obama girls City League champions…Dragons defend title
What better place to host the City League basketball championships than the Petersen Event Center?  And the heavily favored Allderdice Dragons (22-2) didn’t disappoint by…
Happy Birthday Slick Ric! 11 Lines Ric Flair Could Have Used In A Rap Battle
L.C. Greenwood and Richard Dent among Black College Hall of Fame inductees


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At 100, Olivia Hooker is a living history lesson
Olivia Juliet Hooker celebrated her 100th birthday on February 12. In 1944, she was among the first five African American women allowed to serve in…
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You don’t know Black, so don’t speak on it: Giuliana Rancic’s big mistake in Zendayagate
Just because I don't like the way something looks on someone, that doesn't give me the right to spew cruel jokes to express my opinion.
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Lifestyles Report…I don’t get it
Last week I was sitting in my car trying to stay warm and I could not imagine why so many people were walking around in…
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Just Sayin’…Should the Rendevous Phase III be shut down?
Should the Rendezvous Phase III Bar in Homewood be closed as a nuisance bar after the second shooting in one year? A lot of people…
Letter To The Editor…Don’t forget the true history of ‘The Phase’
Beyond the Rhetoric…Obama’s deteriorating relationship with Israel


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Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules…
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US Steel to idle Gary Works coke plant, displacing 300
GARY, Ind. (AP) – U.S. Steel has announced it will close the coke-making plant at its Gary Works, displacing about 300 workers. Company spokeswoman Courtney…
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Creating change for Homewood–Brushton businesses
Association looks to enable business development resources The Homewood community has become known as an area of crime and despair to some. But for those…
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z paying $150k a month to rent their favorite mansion In LA [VIDEO]
Beyoncé and Jay Z, who’ve been house hunting in Beverly Hills, are one step closer to becoming full-time California residents. The power couple is currently…
McLean talks PAT capital projects at PowerBreakfast
Hillary takes Silicon Valley companies to task for gender inequality


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Greek hospital patient convicted of racially abusing doctor
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) – A Greek man has been convicted of a racist verbal assault on a Nigerian-born doctor who gave him emergency treatment. A…
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Armed group in South Sudan kidnaps 89 boys
The United Nations children’s agency is reporting armed men abducted at least 89 boys in South Sudan. According to BBC News, the kidnapping took place…
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India insists: Obama’s tree is not dead
NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials in India want to make one thing clear: The tree that President Barack Obama planted in New Delhi three weeks…
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Three days of mourning declared in Haiti for 16 deaths at carnival
The island of Haiti has declared three days of mourning for the 16 victims who lost their lives after a power line fell on a…
Battling racism theme of some Rio Carnival parades
Freak accident at Haiti carnival electrocutes & kills at least 20 people


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FAB OR FUG: Tia Mowry Flashes Us With Fabulousness & It’s Slightly Amazing [POLL]
Talk about making a statement! Tia Mowry arrived at the premiere for Will Smith’s new film, “Focus” wearing a black Balmain blazer, a sheer dress…
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Lifestyles Report…I don’t get it
Last week I was sitting in my car trying to stay warm and I could not imagine why so many people were walking around in…
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Jeans are so last season: This is why we want leggings forever please
The athleisure trend is here to stay and I don’t want you to get left behind. Leggings are the new denim. In fact, jean sales…
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‘Are You On Fleek?': New York Times wants to know if we’re up on Black slang
The New York Times published a quiz on their site that begged the question: Are You On Fleek? Apparently we need a 12-question quiz so…
FAB FINDS: 25 sexy cut-out dresses you need this weekend
25 Sexy Cut-Out Dresses You Need This Weekend


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Radical Brownies encourage social awareness & activism for young girls
A new youth group has sprung up in Oakland, California, aimed at getting young girls to use their voices to speak out against injustice. In…
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NASCAR effort focuses on math, science for kids
WASHINGTON (AP) — It takes a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps at speeds that can top…
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John Legend pens uplifting letter on importance of education
John Legend expressed in a personal essay on CNN his views on why education should evolve its teaching system so that students cultivate what really interests…
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Neighborhood Youth Outreach presents the Motown Review
The Neighborhood Youth Outreach Program held their annual event with this years’ being a tribute to Motown. It was entitled NYOP presents Motown Review. Come…
Obama daughter tours colleges alone or with Mom, not Dad
Report: High school graduation rate hits new milestone


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Healthful diet report: Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in
WASHINGTON (AP) — An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less…
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800,000 customers given wrong tax info
WASHINGTON (AP) — About 800,000 customers got the wrong tax information from the government, the Obama administration said Friday, and officials are asking those…
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Lunch On Fleek: 5 Tips For Making The Most Healthy & Mouthwatering Sandwich You’ve Ever Bitten Into
Packing your lunch not only helps you not pack on extra pounds, but this healthy habit can also help you stack more cash beauties. According to…
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American Psychological Association Reports Your Mood Can Affect Your Skin
Have you noticed your skin looking less than its best? You might want to get your mind and emotions in check to regain that familiar…
Michigan-based martial arts program helps kids kick cancer
(Watch) Michelle Obama Goes Up Against Big Bird

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Cover To Cover… ‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’
There is life after high school. And were you ever happy to learn that! You couldn’t imagine spending the rest of your days feeling like…
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With ‘Happy’ picture book, Pharrell joins list of rappers with children’s books
Despite the often-truculent image portrayed in the media, hip-hop artists have been known to lend a hand when it comes to educating, helping and inspiring…
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Pharrell Williams Lands A “Happy” Book Deal
Music producer extraordinaire, Pharrell Williams (pictured) has quite a bit to be happy about these days particularly since he just secured a deal with renowned…
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Black men inspire: 40 prominent African Americans share views on living, leading and succeeding
Van Jones joined Roland Martin Thursday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss the new book, “Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding.” The…
Cover to Cover…‘Our Auntie Rosa’
Cover To Cover…“The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage”


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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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Lifestyles Report…Cupid, where is your bow?
If you have been inside of a retail store you know that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. One store I stopped in already…
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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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Just Sayin’…Does school desegregation really matter?


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Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend Nick and cousin start t-shirt tribute line
Jerod Brown and Nick Gordon have started a t-shirt line in dedication to Bobbi Kristina Brown as she clings barely to life inside Atlanta’s Emory…
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Bobbi Kristina suffers major medical setback after doctors tried to bring her out of coma
Doctors have attempted to take Bobbi Kristina out of the medically induced coma she was placed in after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in…
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AM BUZZ: Bey’s Killer Workout; The Kardashian’s $100 Million Deal; Lupita’s Oscar Dress Stolen & More
Beyonce’s Killer Workout You may think Beyonce wakes up looking absolutely “Flawless,” but in all actuality, the mega star works out to keep her killer…
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Kim Kardashian spends how much to photoshop her selfies?
It turns out that Kim Kardashian may not have mastered the fine art of taking the perfect selfie! You can only do so much with…
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Celebrities defend Zendaya’s dreadlocks against Giuliana Rancic of ‘E!’ network
Zendaya accepted “Fashion Police” co-host Giuliana Rancic’s bumbling, rambling apology but not before the young starlet peeled Rancic’s wig back once again in a sophisticated,…
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Big Sean and Larry King get real about growing up poor
Big Sean’s “Blessings” includes a rhyme about his wealth that represents where he is financially right now. “The crew look like we robbed a bank,…
Former ‘America’s Next Top Model’ contestant found dead in triple homicide
Rihanna & Kanye heading out on tour together?


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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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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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