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Officer who shot, paralyzed Leon Ford goes on desk duty
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The White officer who shot and paralyzed a Black man during a struggle in a traffic stop two years has been placed…
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McLay gets warm welcome at third community conversation
Though the format was the same, the mood was decidedly different for Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay’s third meeting with city residents since coming to…
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Residents rally to save Bottom Dollar
In November, the Belgian holding company that owns Bottom Dollar Food agreed to sell all 66 of its Pennsylvania stores to Aldi for $15 million.…
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Metro Beat…Three Christmas Eve shootings in city under investigation
HILL DISTRICT SHOOTING UNDER INVESTIGATION PITTSBURGH, PA – Police are investigating after a shot fired call shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Hill District.…
A Message from Mayor Bill Peduto…Let There Be Peace on Earth
Tree of Hope extends branches to child victims for Christmas

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Civil rights groups counting on accurate census
WASHING (NNPA) – The 2020 census is still more than five years away, but as the United States Census Bureau prepares for the crucial count…
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Moment of silence speaks volumes, protesters demonstrate during County Council meeting
Nothing appeared to be out of the ordinary for the St. Louis County Council meeting this dreary afternoon at the Buzz Westfall civic building in…
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Obama tees off in Hawaii with Malaysian leader
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — What do two world leaders do when they find themselves on the same Hawaiian island on Christmas Eve? If you’re…
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This Week In Black History
Week of Dec. 24-30 December 24 1881—The Edgefield Exodus begins. More than 5,000 Blacks, driven in part by a wave of White violence and economic…
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Off-duty Black NYPD officers say they are also harassed by White cops
Black civilians in New York are not the only ones fearful of encounters with the police. Turns out, a number of Black New York Police…
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Baltimore Fox affiliate falsely reports activist endorsed killing cops at DC protest
WBFF Fox 45 News has found itself embroiled in controversy after reporting that Baltimore activist Tawanda Jones called for the death of police officers in…
Protesters rally for 2nd night after shooting near Ferguson
2nd Mistrial Declared in Murder Trial Of Teenager Phylicia Barnes
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Ice buckets, breaking the Internet: A year in pop culture
Just for fun, let’s try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image. We might begin with a singer oddly named Adele…
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L.A. Reid On Technology In Music: ‘I Wanna See Black Kids Write Code’ [VIDEO]
Smokey Fontaine interviewed musician, songwriter, record producer and music executive Antonio “L.A.” Reid for NewsOne’s exclusive interview series, NewsOne Conversations.” During their chat about the…
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‘Frozen’ is named top entertainer of the year by AP
NEW YORK (AP) — If you have children, or know someone who does, or just listened to one recently, the choice of Associated Press Entertainer…
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Common & John Legend’s ‘Glory’ Theme Song For ‘Selma’ Is The ‘Heal The World’ Of 2014
We couldn’t be more excited about the release of the Ava DuVernay‘s film Selma. The film is both a tribute to the 1963 marches held in Selma,…
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Ghostface Killah Surprises Fans At Toastface Grillah Sandwich Shop
Ghostface Killah held a surprise show for fans at a sandwich shop in Australia on December 21. It wasn’t just any sandwich shop, however. This one…
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The ‘Entourage’ Trailer Is Finally Here [VIDEO]
After years of rumors, planning and waiting, it’s finally here. Entourage the movie is happening, and the trailer is here for your viewing pleasure. The…
RZA On Eric Garner, Law Enforcement And Race: “It Wasn’t Just A Black, White Thing”
Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Gets A Christmas Makeover


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Steelers vote Le’Veon Bell as team MVP
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Le’Veon Bell’s breakout season caught the attention of teammates. The Steelers voted the second-year running back the team’s MVP on Tuesday. Bell…
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“We Can’t Breathe:” LeBron James outscores Michael Jordan by far in social activism
It’s a powerful sentiment, knowing this time we’re currently enveloped in is going to be ripped open, read, and discussed for future generations. The events surrounding the…
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Schenley, Perry, Westinghouse top City League Hall
The first ever and historic Pittsburgh City League All Sports Hall of Fame banquet held on Saturday Dec. 13, at The Blue Line Grille was…
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LeBron set for Christmas homecoming against Heat
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James doesn’t have any apprehension for this homecoming. There’s nothing to fear, no real worries about his safety, unlike what awaited…
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AP Source: Pitt to name Narduzzi as head coach
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi spent eight years transforming Michigan State’s defense into one of the most intimidating in the country. Pittsburgh is hoping he…
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Bengals vs. Steelers for the division title
The Steelers took care of their business against the Kansas City Chiefs, 20-12, but the Cincinnati Bengals put the pressure back on by taking care…
Inside Conditions—Smoke signals


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Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
  Dec. 23 Seattle Times on aftermath of citizens and police: All life is precious – whether it’s that of belligerent Ferguson, Mo., jaywalker Michael…
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Bill de Blasio’s Request To Halt Peaceful Protest Is Wrong
You have to be a special kind of parasite to politicize death, but fortunately for those working in politics, media, and law enforcement such a strain can…
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Blacks are a giving people
(NNPA)—African-Americans are overrepresented among the poor, but it would be a mistake to conclude that all African Americans are poor. We are all aware of…
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After Cuba, hope rises in Palestine and Western Sahara
(NNPA)—The loudest shouting after the announcement of a thaw in the U.S.-Cuba icy relationship may not have been in Havana or Washington, but in Ramallah,…
Editorials from around Pennsylvania…JUST BREATHE
To Be Equal…This Is Why We March


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Dallas Popcorn soon to be stocked on Costco shelves
(NNPA)—Popcorn has become one of America’s favorite snack foods. And with a little ingenuity and a lot of hard work, one local businesswoman said she’s…
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Pharrell Only Made $2,700 For 43 Million Streams Of ‘Happy’ On Pandora
When Taylor Swift scrubbed Spotify of her music claiming artists weren’t getting paid properly we gave her a little side-eye. (We secretly listen to “Shake…
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Streaming release of ‘Interview’ test for industry
ATLANTA (AP) — Sony’s “The Interview” has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the…
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More ‘Help Wanted’ signs up at small businesses
NEW YORK (AP) — If you’re looking for signs that the U.S. economy is growing and that the job market is improving, just talk to…
While Pittsburgh celebrates and Santa delivers, ALCOSAN does too
‘Queens Of Africa’ dolls take on Barbie this holiday season [VIDEO]


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Faithful flock to Bethlehem for Christmas
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Several thousand Christian pilgrims on Wednesday flocked to the biblical town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations at the traditional…
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Report: At least 60 journalists killed in 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — At least 60 journalists around the world were killed in 2014 while on the job or because of their work, the…
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El Salvador’s gangs target women and girls
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — In a country terrorized by gangsters, it is left to the dead to break the silence on sexual violence.…
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Cuba: No intention of extraditing Assata Shakur
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign to date that the communist…
U.N. kcks off Decade for People of African Descent
AP sources: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations


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Ask Alma…A Ring of Pain
Dear Alma,I love my husband. We’ve been married for 19 years. About 10 years ago we were about to get divorced. Not because of infidelity…
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Lifestyles Report…How to throw a party
You could say that I go to parties for a living and a fun living it is. I’ve been to so many soirees, luncheons, teas…
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President Obama’s Hawaii vacation: Day 5
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent the fifth day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on…
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Wildin’ Out Wednesday: Is Christmas Still Christmas If You Don’t Have A Tree? [VIDEO]
Comedians Niki Moore, Tony Woods, Roz Washington and “NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin joke about people stressing out over last minute holiday shopping and if…
Sister Foster’s annual Christmas food giveaway
Eastern Star annual Thanksgiving basket giveaway


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Step Show: Black Greeks Protest Sorority Sisters Outside VH1 Offices
Black Greek fraternities and sororities are not letting VH1 get away with the airing of their controversial show, Sorority Sisters. Over the weekend, various members…
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5 African Americans named Rhodes Scholars
Each year the Rhodes Trust awards exceptional postgraduate students with a scholarship to pursue studies in all fields at the prestigious University of Oxford, the oldest university…
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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…
College Student Lands In Jail For Not Having State Driver’s License
Revolutionary love: Ferguson protest leaders get engaged at City Hall


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Sexuality and ­Reproductive Health
  Sexuality is complicated and does not necessarily stay the same over time. To be more specific, how women identify—in other words, heterosexual, lesbian, gay…
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LGBT resources in Allegheny County
If you know a young person who identifies as LGBT or is questioning his/her sexual orientation or identity, Dr. Marshal recommends the following resources: Children’s…
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Despite gay-related stressors and discrimination, most LGB youths report being healthy and happy
Young people who make up the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB)* population are diverse. But they have health needs and risks that are LGB specific.…
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Take Care Of Your Health Today. Be Informed. Be Involved…LGB health
These pages focus on the health disparities in the Pittsburgh region. They give important health information as well as information about research opportunities and community…
SHE DRINKS: 3 Fresh Ways To Sip Your Peppermint This Holiday Season
I Don’t Sweat, I Sparkle: How To Jazz Up Your Fitness Fashion With Holiday Cheer

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Bookworm’s Best of 2014
So many books, so little time. It’s easy to feel that way when faced with an entire bookstore full of possibilities. How do you pick? …
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Cover To Cover…‘Memoirs of an Elf’
Your mom and dad take their jobs very seriously. They get to work on time and they do a good job. Sometimes, they might even…
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Amazon-Hachette feud headlines book news in 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Like a serial for the digital age, the book world’s most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real…
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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…
Cover to Cover…‘Firebird’
Cover To Cover…‘Imagine This’


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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…


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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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Janay Rice’s Journey


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Mariah Carey Rethinks Christmas With Nick Cannon
  Has Mariah Carey changed her mind about spending the holidays with her estranged husband Nick Cannon? Originally the pair had planned to take their…
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Sammy Davis Jr.’s Ex, Katherine McKee Claims Bill Cosby Raped Her: ‘I’m Really Sorry He Had To Do That To Me’ [VIDEO]
“It was a rape, but it seemed so strange to call it that. We think of rape as a stranger who attacks you in a…
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Mathew Knowles Hawking Beyonce & Solange’s Items In Garage Sale
It looks like Matthew Knowles is stooping to desperate lows to pay bills. The former Destiny’s Child manager is hawking his daughters’ personal items in…
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He Put A Ring On It: Transgender Rights Activist Janet Mock Gets Engaged!
Author and transgender rights activist Janet Mock (pictured) announced her engagement to longtime beau and New York photographer, Aaron Tredwell (pictured).  Mock showed off her sparkler…
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Here They Go Again: Chris Brown & Karrueche Back Together? (VIDEO)
Now who didn’t see this coming? Everyone’s favorite make up to break up couple Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran appear to be back together again.…
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Ledisi Talks “Selma” And Johnny Gill Pulls A Muscle At Jeffrey Osborne’s Celebrity Softball Game? [VIDEO]
Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi appeared on “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin to talk about her role as Mahalia Jackson in the MLK biopic, “Selma.” Ledisi told Martin that even though…
Rush Limbaugh Says Idris Elba Should Not Play James Bond Because He’s Black!
Big Sean Celebrates His Grandmother’s Life Following Her Passing


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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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