METRO NEWS

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UPDATE: 1 person shot in Lincoln-Lemington
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in the 7100 block of Churchland Street in Lincoln-Lemington at approximately 8:45 p.m.…
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‘Undercover’ mayor showcases Steel City, workers
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh’s mayor has gone undercover to showcase the city and its employees. A disguised Bill Peduto appeared on Sunday’s episode of the…
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1 PERSON SHOT IN LINCOLN-LEMINGTON
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a shooting in the 7100 block of Churchland Street in Lincoln-Lemington at approximately 8:45 p.m.…
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County, City & Pitt to build joint information infrastructure with R.K. Mellon Foundation
Open Data efforts will make local government services more efficient, and include unique partnership with Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 17, 2014)…
Pennsylvania Year In Review…2014 names in the news: Noll, Cosby and Mo’ne
Homewood-Brushton YWCA a safe place for East End teen girls

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NATIONAL NEWS

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NY mayor: No protests until after officer funerals
NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s mayor on Monday called for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers…
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Politics, shotgun marriage in government, war loom in 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tumultuous 2014 is not even in the books, and already the shape of 2015 looms. The new year promises more war, when…
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Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A White Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he fatally shot a mentally ill Black man in April won’t face criminal…
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Pro-slavery Ohio police officer leaves force after wishing for Blacks to be ‘exterminated’
Aaron McNamara (pictured), a Fairview Park, Ohio, police department auxiliary, resigned from his post after he was accused of posting incendiary posts on his social…
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Obama offers help to NYPD after 2 officers killed
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering full support and federal assistance to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing…
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Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history
NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police…
Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash
NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch
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ENTERTAINMENT

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British singer Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer
NEW YORK (AP) — British singer Joe Cocker, whose had hits that included “You Are So Beautiful” and “Up Where We Belong,” and a contortionist…
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BASE LEVEL: Find Out Why Kevin Ross Is Motown’s Next Big Star
HelloBeautiful.com’s “Base Level” column features the hottest new artists we’re buzzing about. Before they make it to the summit of superstardom, we spot them at base…
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TLC To Air ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’ [VIDEO]
TLC is getting ready to air a show that may blow “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and “Sister Wives” right out of the water. The…
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Heartbreak Hotel: Nicki Minaj Gets Personal With The Pinkprint Movie (VIDEO)
Nicki Minaj is giving a little treat to her fans. The “Anaconda” rapper released a short film to promote her highly anticipated third album, The…
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Q-Tip Takes Iggy Azalea To School On Hip-Hop’s History
Iggy Azalea has been catching it from all sides lately. Last week, the “Black Widow” rapper’s rival Azealia Banks snatched her edges in an interview accusing…
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Snoop Dogg And Son Star In New Docu-Series on ESPN
As hip-hop moves into its fourth decade, the stars of its golden age are now grown with families of their own. Snoop Dogg, aka Snoop Lion,…
How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully
‘Dragon Age’ tops AP critics’ best games of 2014

SPORTS

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Running back McClenton edges Whitehead for state AAA player of year
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Another state championship for Archbishop Wood and another postseason plug for senior running back Jarrett McClenton. Less than two weeks after…
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The Opinionated Spectator…All I Want for Christmas
  This is one of my favorite times of the year. This is the time of year where I can see quality games no matter…
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Steel Sensations…Welcome back to the playoffs
As the final seconds ticked away at Heinz Field on Sunday afternoon, Big Ben took a knee and the Steelers won their 10th game in…
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Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia
Former three-time world heavyweight champion of the world Muhammad Ali (pictured) was reportedly hospitalized on Saturday with a “mild case” of pneumonia and is in…
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Bengals-Steelers showdown for AFC North title moves to prime time
NEW YORK (AP) – The showdown for the AFC North title will be played in prime time. NBC says next week’s meeting between the Bengals…
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Steelers, Packers, Cowboys, Seahawks win, move into playoffs
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at…
Chiefs playoff hopes dim in 20-12 loss to Steelers
Documents: QB Winston cleared in conduct hearing

OPINION

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#‎staywoke‬ and don’t get caught up in the spectacle
There’s a lot to think about with respect to yesterday’s assassination of two New York City cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. First, lets take…
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Can we not have another Clinton vs. Bush election?
This week, former Florida governor Jeb Bush took to his Facebook page to announce that he has “decided to actively explore the possibility of running…
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Cincinnati N.A.A.C.P. – Negroes are acting like crazy people
Tennessee Williams said, “The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that is also a hypocrite.”  I could not agree more, especially as…
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After we marched: Distractions, distortions and bold-faced lies
A week ago, the NAN offices were busy with activity.  We were planning for the Justice For All March that took place on December 13. …
Was ‘Jackie’ raped at the University Of Virginia?
To Be Equal…Our 10-point plan for police accountability

BUSINESS

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5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given…
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Starbucks CEO wants open dialog about race with employees
  Tank had R&B fans scratching their heads wondering if he was coming or going last night. The R&B crooner announced on Instagram he was through with…
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Civil Rights Groups Meet With Sony Execs In Wake Of Email Flaps
  The Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition held a meeting Thursday with Sony executives, including company co-chair Amy Pascal, discussing possible diversity initiatives. RELATED: Kevin Hart’s…
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Byron Pitts replacing Dan Abrams as ABC ‘Nightline’ anchor
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News says Byron Pitts is taking over for Dan Abrams as a co-anchor of “Nightline.” Pitts, the network’s chief national…
Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity
WealthyU: Year end money moves to help you keep cash in your pocket

INTERNATIONAL

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U.N. kcks off Decade for People of African Descent
During an upcoming, decade-long focus on the global black experience, a group of U.N. experts says it won’t be convenient for leaders to simply offer…
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AP sources: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba have agreed to establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking the most significant shift…
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UN Torture Committee calls on U.S. to investigate police brutality
The United Nations Committee Against Torture recently released its findings calling on the United States government to completely investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings…
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Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching…
Indian gays, lesbians march for their rights
‘Bad Hair’ Is A New Documentary Exploring Race In Venezuela

LIFESTYLE

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GET THE LOOK: Rita Ora stuns In python & leather for the holidays
We all know pajamas are the best option for Christmas morning, but what does a girl wear when she’s ready to hit the town on…
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FAB OR FUG: Find Out Which Celebs Made Our Best & Worst Dressed List Of 2014 [VIDEO]
We’ve been stalking celebrity style all year long reporting on the fab (like that glorious all white wedding Solange graced the Internet with) and the fug (basically…
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The 10 Most Memorable Style Moments of 2014
2014 was an epic year for fashion and beauty. We approached style in groundbreaking ways, whether we were getting married in pantsuits or making powerful…
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Holiday Entertaining Etiquette and Ideas
As the holiday is upon us and you’ve decorated your home full of cheer. It’s time to wine, dine and greet your guest to your…
Who Knew: 5 Foods You Should Not Donate To Food Banks
Editor’s Pick: Why I Love Elizabeth Arden’s Moisturizing Lipstick [VIDEO]

GENERATION Y

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Black high schooler gifts less fortunate classmate with new shoes after bullies made fun of him [PHOTOS]
Christmas is only in a few days, but with all the tragedy that’s happening in our own backyards, we could use an uplifting story that…
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Q&A: Why campus rape victims usually don’t report
WASHINGTON (AP) — Only about 20 percent of campus sexual assault victims go to police, according to a new Justice Department report providing insight into…
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College Student Lands In Jail For Not Having State Driver’s License
Ariel Delegol (pictured) is a junior at Clark Atlanta College who has never seen the inside of a jail—until recently. The young lady was stopped for…
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Revolutionary love: Ferguson protest leaders get engaged at City Hall
Ferguson protest leader Brittany Ferrell remembers the first time she saw Alexis Templeton step out of the car at the Ferguson Police Department in mid-August.…
Fraternity suspended over ‘Beyonce’ holiday card
Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use

HEALTH

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SHE DRINKS: 3 Fresh Ways To Sip Your Peppermint This Holiday Season
My favorite holiday flavor will be taking on a fresh new twist this year! I love this seasonal flavor and you will too because not…
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I Don’t Sweat, I Sparkle: How To Jazz Up Your Fitness Fashion With Holiday Cheer
  Looking for some fit gear that can do double duty this holiday season? Well I found the perfect look that can go from a…
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Should I Go Raw Or Nah? 10 Things To Know Before You Stop Cooking Your Food
Praised as the most nutrient-rich diet for humans, rawism or raw foodism is a lifestyle many seem to be adopting nowadays. Unprocessed foods and uncooked…
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World AIDS Day: Dear Women Of Color, Know Your Status & Protect Yourself
AIDS and HIV are not the immediate death sentences they once were. But of course, that’s no excuse for us to stay lax on practicing…
Open enrollment centers for Medicare and Medicaid services
AAWSB addresses breast cancer

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover…‘Prison Noir’
Three-and-a-half steps. Visualize it: that’s how big your home is. Back against the wall, three-and-a-half steps until you can’t go anymore. Arms straight out at…
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Cover to Cover…‘Firebird’
  You can’t. Doesn’t it make you mad to hear those words?  Of course you can—maybe just not now. Someday, you can drive a car,…
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Cover To Cover…‘Imagine This’
You can’t imagine being at your job much longer. The funny thing is, it was once your dream job. You couldn’t wait to get to…
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The ‘Hair Commandments’ book signing
A book signing for “The Hair Commandments” by LaToya Johnson-Rainey and C. Nathaniel Brown was held at A Hair Boutique, 5510 Centre Ave.
Shashana Page releases sequel novel – “Grace”
Cover To Cover…‘A Light Shines in Harlem’

EDITORS PICK

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The Courier’s Crusade…With crime coverage, paper ‘challenging community’
PITTSBURGH (AP) — At the start of every month, the same image of a pistol points from the same place on the front page of…

FEATURES

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Black Captain America leading comic book diversity
WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, comic books have been in color, but now they are more and more reflecting the true hues of American society.…
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Lifestyles Report…Simply smashing
When a new restaurant opens I want to be one of the first ones in the door. Especially if the restaurant is a part of…

VIEWPOINT

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Bill Cosby’s understudy, Charles Barkley has arrived

PEOPLE

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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Reveal First Ad Campaign For Balmain Paris
Photo: Kim Kardashian‘s Twitter Kim Kardashian will not stop until the Internet is truly broken. This time she attempts to break the webs fully clothed,…
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Pretty Pennies: Karrueche Tran Lands Modeling Contract
Karrueche Tran has identified herself as a model for years, but now she’s got a contract with a huge agency to back it up! It’s…
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Meagan Good shows sympathy after NYPD Shootings & Stacey Dash makes us cringe
Meagan Good and Stacey Dash have had very different reactions to the tragic shootings of two New York officers. Having grown up with a father…
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So Dysfunctional: Ray & Janay Rice Kiss After Elevator Brawl [VIDEO]
More ABC News Videos | ABC World News More footage from the night of Ray and Janay Rice‘s elevator altercation has surfaced, and it seems…
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Tea Time: Nicki Minaj & Scaff Breezy Go Buck At Each Other On Twitter
Nicki Minaj’s breakup with longtime boyfriend Safaree “Scaff Beezy” Samuels is taking a nasty turn. Earlier in the week, the rapper broke down in tears to…
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Chris Tucker, Jeezy, Ludacris, Big Boi Attend UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball 2014
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed hosted his fifth UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball at the Marriott Marquis with his celebrity and dignitary friends, including Dr. Michael L.…
It’s Over: Yaya DaCosta Ends 2-Year Marriage
Toni Braxton, Six Other Women Honored by Urban League of Greater Atlanta

Education

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Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a…
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Top 10 scholarships for Black and minority students for 2015
  Nationwide — 2015 is expected to be a great year for students because a record-number of foundations and organizations are planning to give away…

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